The creators of the music festival Boomtown, have announced that they will be opening the world’s first ‘Amazement Park’ in Bristol. Known as Wake The Tiger, the brand new, fantastical experience will arrive in the city this summer.
Blurring the lines between an experiential art gallery, interactive theme park and detailed film set, all with a surreal and beautiful twist, Wake The Tiger is set to offer an immersive adventure for all ages. From the artistic team behind the ground-breaking festival, Boomtown Fair, attendees should prepare to explore a multi-layered labyrinth of creative interactive environments, fantastical wonders and daring new experiences at the site located in St Phillips, Bristol.
Visitors will step through the secret portal into the amazing parallel world of Meridia; a multi-layered maze of immersive environments, secret passageways, hidden forests, temples, ice caves and mesmerising wonders. Through the portal, visitors will enter an old abandoned factory once inhabited by a mysterious community of adventurers staging wild experiments.
The other worldly concept has been dreamt up with the aim of inspiring ways to reconnect people with their environment and community. With 27 distinct spaces within the experience, the art installations explore themes of connection and innovation, inspiration and discovery.
From the underground networks of the Mycelium Room at the factory’s core, to the intergalactic explorations that await near the end of the journey, a world of intrigue and inspiration awaits. Guests will travel through illuminated singing ice, underwater worlds, mechanical chambers and elder forests in search of the secrets of the Lost Meridians.
Wake The Tiger, which is opening on July 30, will encourage visitors of all ages to leave no corner unturned, as they discover the stories and secrets of the four great Guilds in Meridia, and how they uncover the answers to their world’s greatest problems. The voyage through the parallel world is anticipated to last around an hour. Following the experience, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy food and drink in the Amazement Park’s® café.
Lak Mitchell, Creative Director of Wake The Tiger, said: “You have to see it to believe it. Wake The Tiger is an abandoned time capsule of fantastical experiences just waiting to be discovered. It will invite you to explore connections with the environment around you as well as challenge you to transform the world we all live in.
“This is a vision that plays into and expands on everything we have spent our lives building, taking raw underground art and fusing it with the latest technology. We can’t wait for guests to explore what we have created in the heart of Bristol.”
Tickets are set to go on sale on the website from 12pm on July 5.
Wake The Tiger, 127 Albert Road, BS2 0YA