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Seattle-based Hourglass Attractions is set to open a new immersive entertainment experience called “Tomb Raider Experience Seattle: Escape from the Temple of Fire” near the waterfront. This 4,000-square-foot facility promises to bring the popular video game and film franchise “Tomb Raider” to life in an escape-room-style setting, where visitors can join protagonist Lara Croft on an adventure to explore a mysterious temple that has emerged from a volcano.

The experience will feature scenic landscapes, heart-thumping adventures, challenging puzzles, and live actors working together to create a thrilling 90-minute adventure that culminates in a lava-soaked finale. With at least six immersive rooms, “Tomb Raider Experience Seattle” aims to go beyond traditional escape room offerings and provide visitors with a unique and exciting entertainment experience. The attraction comes at a time when Amazon is developing a film reboot of “Tomb Raider” and a streaming TV series, making it an ideal time to bring the franchise to life in a physical space.

Seth Wolfson, owner and creative director of Hourglass Attractions, is a film and theme park veteran with experience in designing and operating escape room experiences and video games. He expressed excitement about the opportunity to create an immersive attraction based on the “Tomb Raider” franchise, calling it a dream come true. Wolfson looks forward to bringing a family-friendly attraction to the Seattle Waterfront area, adding to the array of entertainment options available in the city.

Since the release of the first “Tomb Raider” video game in 1996, the franchise has sold over 95 million copies and produced three movies. Creator Crystal Dynamics has a game development studio in Bellevue, Wash., called Crystal Northwest. With the growing popularity of the franchise, the introduction of “Tomb Raider Experience Seattle” is a timely addition to the city’s entertainment landscape. The attraction promises to immerse visitors in the world of Lara Croft and provide an interactive experience that goes beyond traditional forms of entertainment.

As part of Mayor Bruce Harrell’s Downtown Activation Plan, “Tomb Raider Experience Seattle” aims to attract visitors to the downtown core and add to the city’s cultural offerings. The attraction will feature live actors, challenging puzzles, and pulse-racing action that will engage visitors in an exciting and immersive adventure. With the rise of escape room experiences and interactive entertainment, “Tomb Raider Experience Seattle” is poised to provide an engaging and memorable experience for fans of the franchise and newcomers alike.

With its location near the waterfront and close proximity to Pike Place Market, “Tomb Raider Experience Seattle” is strategically positioned to draw in visitors and offer them a unique and exciting entertainment option. The attraction promises to transport visitors into the world of Lara Croft and the “Tomb Raider” franchise, allowing them to be part of the adventure and solve mysteries alongside the iconic protagonist. By combining immersive storytelling, challenging puzzles, and live action elements, “Tomb Raider Experience Seattle” is set to be a must-visit destination for fans of the popular franchise and immersive entertainment enthusiasts alike.

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