Desert Thunder Theme Park

Desert Thunder Wildlife Animal Sanctuary & Ecology Theme Park

(a first of its kind concept)

*Ecology – the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.

  • 54 Rides & Attractions
  • 22 Restaurants
  • 300 Room Hotel

HEAT ZONE

This is the center of the Park and is the entry to the other zones.

9 rides/attractions:

  • Adventure in Time Dark Ride Experience
  • Climates Xtreme Interactive Dark Ride
  • Humanity Dome Ride Theater
  • Humans vs Everything Else High Capacity Dueling Interaction
  • The Great Race Special Effects Ride
  • En Fuego Roller Coaster
  • Skyview Ferris wheel with Gondolas
  • Superstars – 5D Dynamic Motion Theatre
  • Movie theatre

OCEAN IN THE DESERT

95% of the marine mammals and sealife featured in the aquarium will be virtual reality or holographic projections.

9 rides/attractions:

  • Pike Tales Dynamic Immersive Transporter Ride
  • Bullying Barnacles Immersive Transporter Ride
  • Sea Snake Dark Roller Coaster
  • Plunge into the deep drop tower
  • Essential Fish Habitat & Aquarium in the Ocean Zone 100,000 gal tank
  • Into the Ocean – Virtual Reality Underwater Experience
  • Tunnel of the Sea – 7D Walk through multi-sensory experience
  • Aquarium Wall
  • Tales of Endangered Aquatic Species Dome Ride Theater

RAINFOREST IN THE DESERT

We are planting a 50 acre rainforest in the desert with Horse-chestnut, Black Walnut, American Sweetgum, Ponderosa Pine, Red Pine, White Pine, London Plane, Hispaniolan Pine, Douglas Fir, Scarlet Oak, Red Oak, Virginia Live Oak and Bald Cypress trees, all of which are found to be good at absorbing and storing CO2.

5 rides/attractions:

  • Narrated Boat ride through the rainforest with animatronics
  • Trees Please Motion Theatre with Hologram
  • Flume Log Ride
  • Life in the Amazon Dynamic Tracked Dark Ride
  • Fly though the Amazon in a track guided caged airlift 50’ in the air

MAMMAL MOUNTAIN

98% of the animals in Mammal Mountain will be virtual reality or hologram projections.

15 rides/attractions:

  • The Lynx and the Hare Dynamic Tracked Dark Ride
  • The Lion and the Crab Dark Roller Coaster
  • Evolve – Infinity Coaster 760 – Mega Coaster
  • Extinction– 3D Special Effects Motion Theatre
  • Skyspire Roller Coaster with Digital Display and rotating sky view
  • Virtual Reality Exhibit Endangered Animal:  Amur Leopard
  • Virtual Reality Exhibit Endangered Animal:  Black Rhino
  • Virtual Reality Exhibit Endangered Animal:  Bornean Orangutan
  • Virtual Reality Exhibit Endangered Animal:  Cross River Gorilla
  • Virtual Reality Exhibit Endangered Animal:  Eastern Lowland Gorilla
  • Virtual Reality Exhibit Endangered Animal:  Saola
  • Virtual Reality Exhibit Endangered Animal:  Sumatran Elephant
  • Virtual Reality Exhibit Endangered Animal:  Sunda Tiger
  • Virtual Reality Exhibit Endangered Animal:  Javan Rhino
  • Virtual Reality Exhibit Endangered Animal:  Orangutan

SAFARI ZONE

50-Acre Safari for rescued captive exotic animals, including lions, tigers, cougars, ocelots, servals, wolves, bears, alligators, snakes and chimpanzees.  There will also be Bison, Mexican Grey Wolves, Rhinos, Giraffes, Zebras, Antelope and Elephants.

5 rides/attractions

  • The Cheetah Dynamic Roller Coaster
  • Soar of the Eagle – Flying Theater – Story of the United States National Emblem, the Bald Eagle
  • 6 Level Motion Theatre – Dangers of Exotic Captives in the Wild Zone
  • Animals of the Southwest – Animal Attraction – live animals indigenous to the US SW region.
  • Jeep Safari Tours, choice of 3 paths across 250,000 sq ft of wild safari. This is a free roam animal rescue with live animals.  One of the paths includes stopping for a snack with the friendly giraffes in the Brunching with Long Necks exhibit.

WILD WILD WEST ZONE

A celebration of the Wild West with live shows and entertaining rides and attractions.

6 rides/attractions

  • Mule Ride down the Grand Canyon Immersive Transporter Ride
  • Wild Mustangs – Dynamic All Terrain Dark Ride
  • Off Road Jeep Tour with Gold Mining
  • Cowboy shoot out in Old Western Street
  • Horse Show in the Wild West Zone Arena
  • Horse Back Rides through 1 of 4 different trail options

BIOME ZONE

Guests will see how population affects the availability of resources.

5 rides/attractions

  • The Flight of a Hummingbird Flying Theater
  • Into the Earth – a underground roller coaster
  • Take Fight – Motion Theater Experience
  • Moss Mountain a 5 story walk through experience
  • Bridge in the Mist

ALSO IN THE PARK

  • Dozens of Dining Options
  • Safety Stations (Sunblock/Sanitizer/Drinking Water Dispensers)
  • Learning Centers
  • Wellness Centers
  • Gift Shops
  • Hotel

PARKING

5 Level Automated Parking Garage – Guests pull their car up just inside the garage to one of the 6 “staging areas” and leave the car and head into park all via massive semi-open underground tunnel that leads into the main area of the park where the ticket station is – the lines are underground so no one is waiting in line for tickets out in the direct Arizona sun.  (All tickets queues will be covered throughout park).

Want to get involved with the project?  There are many ways to do so.

BUY TICKETS TO THE GRAND OPENING IN 2022.