Simulation ride creator Iwerks Entertainment has extended its multimillion-dollar agreement with Dave & Buster’s, inking a long-term deal for ride simulation attractions for new locations and to convert several 2-D attractions to 3-D systems.
Since the two companies inked their initial deal in 1996, Burbank-based Iwerks has installed its TurboRide Theater ride simulators in six Dave & Buster’s locations.
The new agreement calls for Iwerks to install an additional five simulators at locations throughout the U.S., with the first two skedded for St. Louis and Atlanta this summer.
Dave & Buster’s operates 19 entertainment-themed restaurants in the U.S. and plans to open 20 more by 2001.
Also part of the deal is Iwerk’s plan to build an eight-seat simulator system that can operate in tight spaces of less than 500 square feet.
“The Iwerks TurboRide Theater is a quality feature attraction,” said Dave Corriveau, co-founder of Dave & Buster’s. “It generates great revenue, and the people at Iwerks have been simply outstanding to work with.”