Pacific Rim 5-D combines a 3-D film with motion-based seats and water effects inside a long-dormant theater at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo.
Billed as the world's first "Pacific Rim" motion-based attraction, the new 5-D movie begins sneak previews today at Discovery Kingdom in advance of an official debut in the coming weeks.
The original film follows a near-future battle on Earth pitting 250-foot-tall robot fighting machines against an invading force of colossal sea monsters that threatens to wipe out mankind.
Pacific Rim 5-D takes over the SimEx-Iwerks Turbo Theater, which has sat unused at Discovery Kingdom since 2008.
The new 5-D film is the latest release from Santa Clarita-based SimEx-Iwerks, which has adapted "Rio," "Ice Age" and "Angry Birds" for motion-simulator theaters.
During the off-season, Discovery Kingdom is open on weekends and select dates before the summer season begins on May 27.
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