LOUISVILLE ZOO MEDIA RELEASE

February 11, 2013

CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd

502-238-5331
(Media Cell for press inquiries only: 502-744-5639)

kyle.shepherd@louisvilleky.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ice Age 4-D opens at Louisville Zoo 
 

Louisville Zoo guests can immerse themselves in the hilarity of the Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs when it opens in the new multi-sensory 4-D Theater presented by Ford Motor Company in early March.

Guest will be able to “feel” the action in this 14 minute film. Sub-zero heroes, Manny, Ellie and Diego venture into a mysterious underground world after Sid the Sloth stumbles across three abandoned eggs and decides to raise them as his own.  Once the eggs hatch, the adventure begins in the lost world of the dinosaurs.  Viewed in eye-popping 3-D, the film features an all-star voice cast, including Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Queen Latifah.

The “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” 4-D experience was developed by SimEx-Iwerks and brings the action to life for theater-goers by breaking down the fourth wall and allowing the audience to feel like they are walking alongside Sid as he searches for his “babies.”

The 4-D Theater presented by Ford Motor Company will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 30 minutes before the Zoo closes. Individual 4-D Theater tickets are only available at the Zoo and will be $5 per person, $4 for Louisville Zoo Members and $3 for a same day second experience. Zoo admission is separate. 4-D Theater tickets can also be purchased at the Zoo or online as part of the Adventure Ticket which includes Zoo admission and select rides and attractions. To see a trailer visit www.louisvillezoo.org/4D/

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About SimEx-Iwerks

SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment is a private company based in Toronto and Los Angeles. SimEx-Iwerks first projects were the legendary Tour of the Universe created by Moses Znaimer at the CN Tower, Toronto, which was the world’s first Simulator-Based Attraction. We trade under the name “SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment” since the merger of SimEx (Toronto) with Iwerks (Los Angeles) in 2002.

SimEx-Iwerks is the leading entertainment company specializing is 3-D and 4-D cinematic experiences. We have installed over 300 Attractions in over 40 countries and are the largest distributor of 2-D / 3-D / 4-D Attraction films. Our passion is the delivery of highly immersive motion picture presentations that use proprietary 3-D Projection, 4-D Special Effects, Motion Seating and Blockbuster films. SimEx-Iwerks is respected for its worldwide client support and the extraordinary impact of its Attractions.

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About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 164,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com

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The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM) and by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

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