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Dark Ride

7 Earl Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 8080
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Virtual reality at its world class best. Darkride won the prestigious Brass Ring Award at the International Association of Amusement parks and Attractions expo at Orlando Florida.Take a walk down Earl St and you'll find an adrenaline center that is out of this world. Forget every preconception you've ever attached to the word "Adrenaline" and enter a zone where your natural receptors will compete to process experiences you will relive for days to come.Explaining the towns most comprehensive test of the human nervous system is easy... There is a fun ride to suit all ages. The first simulator to blend a competitive interactive and reactive game into a 3D ride. Experience the thrill of up to 400 mind blowing movements per second and up to 2Gs acceleration. Accurate motion is driven digitally by exclusive custom made ride content and this all means you will experience an unbelievably fantastic ride without the side effect of motion sickness often experienced on simulators. Never has the phrase "Adrenaline Junkie " been better applied,which makes this place easy to find as you get closer because in Darkride EVERYONE can hear you scream.
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“roller coaster” (76 reviews)
“great fun” (98 reviews)
“shooting game” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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7 Earl Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-441 8080
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Shootout is definitely a must do for all ages in Queenstown. First of all we were taken on an exciting ride through a canyon, then we battled aliens and zombies! So much fun! I would recommend a group of 4+, so you can get really...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Had the best time there! Such a fun and cool experience, a great way to spend an afternoon with friends. Our host worked to make sure our whole crew had a great time!

Thank Jack F
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Sooz A, Manager at Dark Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Hi Jack f, Its great to hear comments about our team as we always trying to create the best possible experience for you. We hope to see you back soon for a re-match Sooz

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Went on the rides today, although my husband was a little apprehensive due to dizziness at times. The attendant was very accommodating & it turned out to be lots of fun. Little hard on the back with all the jerking around, but worth it!

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Sooz A, Manager at Dark Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Hi Carmel E, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are always happy to accomodate our cusomters needs in store and we hope to see you back again to face some deadly Zombies ! Kindest Regards Sooz

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

My partner and I are big arcade players and we thoroughly enjoyed the although-short-but-totally-worth-it rides. Made us sit on edge all the time and the graphics plus moving seats with the wind blowing in our faces made the whole experience very realistic. The good-looking attendant...More

Thank Cherrie Mae M
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Sooz A, Manager at Dark Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Hi Cherrie Mae M The shootout crew are big classic arcade fans too! We are soo glad to hear you had an amazing time and thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We hop to see you back soon to fight some...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We saw this at a couple of info centres. You can even pick up a $5 off voucher at some and we decided to give this a go. The rides are well designed and graphics are fantastic. We tried one roller coaster ride and two...More

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emerger1, other at Dark Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Hi itsumee, Thanks so much for your wicked review! We are so glad you had an exhilarating time. We understand that once is never enough, which is exactly why we offer our great value combo packs where you can also take advantage of our $15...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Well we aren't normally the kind of family who does arcade type games, but we had heard about Dark Ride being a great experience of both 3D and shoot em up. Really, really enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend for anyone wanting something different...More

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emerger1, Sales Assistant at Dark Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Hi The_crofter, Thank you for taking your time to review the award winning Shoot-Out Dark Ride. Very pleased to hear you had such a great time. Definitely agree it is a very different but awesome experience! Hope to see you again on your next visit....More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

The spouse and I went into Dark Ride on a whim and boy were we happy with our decision! We spent 20 minutes shooting Zombies and aliens in an apocalyptic wasteland! Far scarier than I thought it would be! Great option for a rainy day...More

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emerger1, Sales Assistant at Dark Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Hi Damo Y, Thanks so much for your fantastic review. Very pleased to hear you had such a great time shooting zombies and aliens here at the Shoot Out Dark Ride. Hope to see you again on your next visit. Have a great day! Jack...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Great fun, interactive if you take the shooter style game. Perfect for a wet day. Rides are pretty short so not a lot of bang for your buck but if you havent done one before its a good experience. Sina our attendant was excellent. Top...More

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emerger1, Sales Assistant at Dark Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hi Thatguynick, Thanks for your awesome review! Glad to hear you had an awesome time at our Shoot Out DarkRide. Sina was very pleased to hear you mentioned her in your review. We do make sure all our staff are part of all our customers...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic place! The simulated roller coaster rides were fabulous and so life like! The simulated shooting games were fantastic causing the family to become very competitive! Staff extremely friendly. Absolute fun for our group who ranged in age from 4yo -73yo.More

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emerger1, Sales Assistant at Dark Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Hi JayJ01, Thanks for taking the time to review the Shoot-Out Dark Ride. Very pleased to hear the staff looked after you and you had such a great time! Definitely agree with you the Shoot Out games can get very competitive! Have an awesome day,...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Cool graphics, interactive competitive play, and heaps of fun. My only regret is the rides are on the pricey side, but it's definitely worth itMore

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emerger1, Sales Assistant at Dark Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hi Johngrimesh, Thanks for taking your time to review the award winning Dark Ride. Were very pleased to hear you had such a great time! We do know how addictive the rides can be which is why we offer great combo deals which do actually...More

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