|SOUTHAMPTON, PA, March 28, 2006 - Entertainment Technology Corporation ("EnTCo"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Environmental Tectonics Corporation (AMEX-ETC) ("ETC" or the "Company") today announced that the Dodge Wild Earth ride at the Philadelphia Zoo has received a prestigious Thea Award at a special black tie event for the themed entertainment industry at the Disneyland Hotel, California.
Rob Lloyd, Creative Director at EnTCo, received the Thea Award with Alexander "Pete" Hoskins, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Zoo. Lloyd stated, "We at EnTCo had a vision of creating a truly interactive experience that would engage the Philadelphia Zoo's family audience and emotionally communicate the Zoo's message. With EnTCo's expertise in motion simulation and intuitive technology, we worked closely with the Zoo's educators to develop and present the messages of exploration, conservation and the impact of individual action in a compelling and immersive story. The result is an exciting, personalized trek across the African plain that reaches children of all ages."
Dodge Wild Earth is an all-ages experience that sends a driver and a photographer, in a truck-themed capsule, on a trek through the Serengeti in an exciting photo-safari. Unlike traditional motion simulator ride films, the Wild Earth experience is completely interactive, allowing each team to navigate their own adventure, experiencing the rich, educationally stimulating environment and wildlife of Africa. More information about Wild Earth can be found at www.TheRideWorks.com.
EnTCo has designed and engineered a number of cutting-edge simulation attractions for major entertainment and education clients. EnTCo prides itself on providing unique, family-oriented entertainment and education simulators to customers in the Amusement/Theme Park, Museum, Zoo/Aquarium and Family Entertainment Center markets. To support premier interactive storytelling experiences, EnTCo has mastered both the technology necessary to deliver a compelling guest experience and the science required to make it comfortable and enjoyable to a very broad audience demographic. The uniqueness of EnTCo's attraction development capability lies in its in-house software development, creative, and multi-disciplined engineering staff, complemented by its complete turnkey capabilities - from concept to construction to launch.
About TEA and the Thea Awards
The TEA (formerly Themed Entertainment Association) is a nonprofit organization representing some 6,500 creative specialists, from architects to designers, technical specialists to master planners, scenic fabricators to artists, and builders to feasibility analysts working in more than 450 firms in 36 different countries. It is dedicated to connecting organizations seeking to engage, enchant, educate and entertain their guests and visitors with the creators of compelling places and experiences worldwide. Its members have conceived, designed, fabricated and produced highly successful experience-based museum exhibits, science center interactives, corporate visitor centers, live events and live performance venues, themed entertainment and retail centers, casinos and resorts, themed restaurants, aquariums, zoos, heritage centers, theme parks and more. For more information, visit www.TEAConnect.org.
Like the TEA, the Thea Awards were created to bring recognition to achievement, talent and personal excellence within the themed entertainment industry. From a modest beginning in 1994, the Thea Awards have become internationally recognized as a symbol of excellence.
ETC designs, develops, installs and maintains aircrew training systems, public entertainment systems, process simulation systems (sterilization and environmental), clinical hyperbaric systems, environmental testing and simulation systems, and related products for domestic and international customers.
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