Facility size: 27,000 sq. ft., 2,508 sq. m.
Scenes: 12; 12 pre-scenes, pre-show
Animated Characters: 76
Capacity: 1,500 pph
Ride system: 38 six-passenger battery-powered; trackless by ETF
Reactive Targets: 333
Note: All Sally dark rides are flexible in size and configuration
The Legend Comes to Life!
Terra Mitica – Benidorm, Spain
Opened in 2000
Recreating the ancient legend of Theseus, visitors embark on an incredible journey into the heart of the labyrinth where the Minotaur — a ferocious creature, half-man, half-bull– orchestrates the sacrifice of Crete’s most beautiful maidens. Their mission: to destroy the Minotaur and end his terrible tyranny.
Riders board chariots armed with magical crossbows. Once inside the enormous labyrinth, they face a seemingly endless array of terrifying creatures, traps and hazards: Attacks by screaming seven-headed, fourteen-foot tall hydras; a host of ferocious centaurs; a gang of two-headed bandits; a monstrous three-headed guard dog; a huge metallic lion; flocks of diving pterodactyls and vicious harpies.
There are many surprises throughout Labyrinth of the Minotaur, among them being ejected from the ride at certain points if you have not scored sufficient hits, and, in the final chamber, coming face to face with not one, but six 12-foot tall minotaurs. Which one is real? It’s impossible to tell until one of them lurches … toward you!
There is also a thirty-eight foot (24.4 meters) long fire and smoke-breathing dragon, which lies in wait, chest pulsating and head hidden, until the moment of surprise.
Consistently rated the #1 ride at the park by Terra Mítica visitors, Labyrinth of the Minotaur was the only ride to receive a “10” when children were asked to rank their favorite rides on a scale of 1 to 10 for a British television news story.
In cooperation with Global Rides, Barcelona, Spain (park project design) and BeyBe Productions + Design, Barcelona, Spain (ride design), SALLY CORPORATION designed, produced, programmed and installed the ride’s 76 animatronic creatures, the electronic crossbow and target systems, special lighting effects and special effects, plus the main sound tracks.