Wake The Tiger has captured the imaginations of thousands since the creators of Boomtown opened the world’s first ‘Amazement Park‘ in Bristol last summer. The fantastical, immersive adventure for all ages has blurred the lines between an experiential art gallery, interactive theme park and detailed film set – all with a surreal and beautiful twist.
More than 250,000 visitors have entered The Dream Factory since Wake The Tiger’s inception, but every single one of them will have an excuse to return in 2024. A mind-bending expansion of the revolutionary walk-through experience is coming early next year. The team is already at work creating even more paths of discovery in Meridia, with clues starting to seep through the walls already.
Luke Mitchell, Creative Director at Wake The Tiger, said: “The new expansion will be a beautiful journey of self-discovery and joy, challenging you to look beyond your own limits and explore alternative ways of thinking, living and thriving. It is possible to slide back to The Dream Factory, but how this is done is down to the journey your mind chooses to take. Can the alternate world of Meridia finally be saved?”
Coming February 2, 2024 (in spirituality, 02.02 is an ‘angel number’ symbolic of changes and new beginnings), Wake The Tiger will reopen with new rooms, new installations and whole new areas. Wake The Tiger has also recently announced the launch of annual memberships, which start from £29. This will include unlimited access to the experience, discounts on food, drink and merchandise, and the option to bring a friend for free on birthdays and early bird access to special events. Those purchasing memberships before 31 December will receive a 10% discount.
What can I expect at Wake The Tiger?
Wake The Tiger comes from the artistic team behind the ground-breaking festival Boomtown Fair. It lets attendees explore a multi-layered labyrinth of creative interactive environments, fantastical wonders and daring new experiences at the site in St Phillips.
Visitors must 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 otherworldly concept aims to inspire new ways of reconnecting 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 encourages 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 can enjoy food and drink in the Amazement Park’s café.
Lak Mitchell said: “You have to see it to believe it. Wake The Tiger is an abandoned time capsule of fantastical experiences just waiting for you to discover. 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 on sale at the Wake The Tiger website.
Wake The Tiger, 127 Albert Road, BS2 0YA