2013 - Thor’s Hammer / Project Mjolner -
(4/10/13) Tusenfryd’s Project Mjolner has been given an official name… Thor’s Hammer. The new dark ride experience will open in 2013 and feature Norse Gods, mythical monsters, and stunning special effects, all in 3D. The $8.5 million dark ride is expected to open in May. Riders will pass through several scenes and past 10 large movie screens while trying to recover Thor’s Hammer which has been taken by the evil Loki.
So you can expect a “Spider-Man” style 3D ride experience here, aided by the use of ETF’s latest trackless motion simulator ride car. Make the jump over to the LA Times who has posted a nice concept artwork collection of the new ride.
(11/26/12) Tusenfryd will be building a new attraction in 2013 to celebrate the park’s 25th Anniversary. Based around a Norse mythology theme, the dark ride is suppose to be a one of a kind experience with interactive elements and 3D effects. To make room, the park has removed their old Toktet dark ride. While the official name has not been released just yet, they are falling it “Prosjekt Mjolner”, named after Thor’s hammer. A few construction pictures and some concept art for the ride can be found here.
As the ride will reuse the old Toktet dark ride space, they will save quite a bit on building expenses, but I’m told that the budget for this ride comes in at about 46 million NOK, which roughly converts to about $8 million US dollars.