Quad Cities River Bandits (Low Class A; Midwest League) owner Dave Heller wants to add another attraction to Modern Woodmen Park a “4D” theater to go alongside a new Ferris wheel and other carnival attractions.
A “4D” theater is a small attraction seating 16 or so patrons and uses moving seats and other special effects (like water) to create an immersive experience that lasts 10 minutes or so. It would be part of an area beyond the ballpark’s left-field wall that includes the Ferris wheel, two zip lines, a carousel and other attractions.
The basic cost for such an attraction is $1 million, and Heller is proposing picking up the cost if the city approves the plan. From the Quad Cities Times:
“It will give people another reason to come here and enjoy Modern Woodmen Park whether there is a game taking place or if the team is out of town,” Heller said.
“The hope is that if people come here and enjoy the Ferris wheel, they will watch a movie, too. We pride ourselves on being one of the most innovative organizations in Minor League Baseball, and this would bring another unique attraction to our ballpark and to the Davenport riverfront.”
If approved by the city, the attraction could be ready to be opened in June.
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