IAAPA Expo is a buzz with innovative launches – and Sally Dark Rides have come to the product launch party to unveil an exclusive detail for their SpongeBob’s SquarePants Crazy Carnival dark ride: Mr. Crabs in animatronic form.

The impressive interactive animatronic voices different sayings, including ‘Everyone’s a winner! Except for the losers.’

A hit for kiddies as well as adults too, SpongeBob SquarePants Crazy Carnival will be launched at Circus Circus Las Vegas next year.

The announcement adds to a fruitful IAAPA Expo for Sally Dark Rides as two of its newest dark ride experiences have been named as finalists in the annual IAAPA 2023 Brass Ring Exhibitor Awards program: Uncharted: The Enigma of Penitence in the Best New Product Category 1 of Major Ride/Attraction Class A – Product cost of more than US$3 million.

Meanwhile, Treasure Hunt: The Ride was named in the Best New Product Category 2 of a Family Ride/Attraction.

“We’ve had a busy and exciting year,” shared John Wood, president, Sally Dark Rides, “To share the honour as a finalist for Best New Ride Concept finalist alongside so many other incredible rides means a great deal to our entire team. 

“Treasure Hunt: The Ride and Uncharted: The Enigma of Penitence are vastly different dark rides, yet they are united by the creativity, originality and attention to detail Sally brings to each project and client.”

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