Set in the boardwalk area of the park, this media-based attraction is a game changer for “America’s 1st Theme Park” by bringing interactive technology to a family audience. Guests are ushered onto their 4 person submarines for their adventure. Visitors aim for ballooning puffer fish, an iron-clad octopus, and hundreds of other menacing 3-D creatures to save Knott’s from a watery doom with interactive freeze ray. The environment plunges visitors into enchanting underwater forests, disorienting ocean current tunnels, and mysterious mechanical wreckages that come to life through high-definition 3-D animations and other special effects. The individual scoring challenges guest to blast the most creatures with their friends, in addition to battling the Kraken Queen and her hundreds-strong aquatic army.
Iron Reef is a game-changer for Cedar Fair, if not for the entire theme park industry.