UK theme park Pleasurewood Hills has announced next month's launch of their new horror attraction, “Hobs Pit.” The dark ride was developed in partnership with special effects expert Rob Ostir and voice actor Corey Burton as one of several new rides commemorating the park's 30th anniversary.
Parks and Burton have worked previously on US-based theme parks, including Disney World and Universal Studios, and have been involved with numerous Disney features, as well as the films 2012, Mars Attacks! and The Chronicles of Narnia. Burton's long history of voice acting roles includes Disney's Aladdin, TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and video games like Batman: Arkham City and God of War: Ascension.
While park management are keeping a tight lid on the ride details, they revealed that Hobs Pit is based on an old abandoned mine shaft and “unexplained phenomena” discovered during excavations at the park. Pleasurewood Hills General Manager Alexis Camelin says it's the first dark ride to combine a walk-through and seated experience, and the company states that “this is not a ride for the faint hearted.”
The grand opening of Hobs Pit will take place on June 2nd, and thousands have already signed up to the mailing list at their official site. The teaser below doesn't really reveal anything, but does play up the element of claustrophobia...