Wahooz debuts new amusement ride

xd_logoEntertainment options at the Village at Meridian have been pulling in most of the headlines lately, leaving old standbys out in the cold for now. (Majestic 18 Cinemas has to be hatin’ the new Village Cinema about three miles away, right?)

Wahooz and Pinz, 1385 Blue Marlin Lane, Meridian, isn’t taking things lying down. It’s debuting a new “XD Dark Ride” on Friday. The “7D movie experience” features “eight full motion seats, 2G acceleration, and the newest in interactive laser technology. Riders literally become part of the movie as they fire laser blasters to defeat robot cowboys or eliminate ghouls in a haunted goldmine.”

This ride was awarded the Best New Product of 2013 by the International Association of Amusements and Attractions.

Michael Deeds is the Idaho Statesman’s entertainment columnist and Scene magazine editor. His column runs Fridays and Sundays. He appears on the 6 p.m. broadcast of "Today's 6 News" on Thursdays and hosts a music show, "The Other Studio," from 9-10 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 FM The River.

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