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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/13/23

The Latest Room at NETHERWORLD’s Year-Round Attraction Is Now Open!

Celebrating its 6-year anniversary, Escape the NETHERWORLD is launching an intense new, over-the-top, space-themed escape room! Fans of NETHERWORLD Haunted House and its world-class attractions can now book this exciting experience along with the other Escape Games available at the facility. Titled Alien Terror: The Doom of the Dark Horizon, this intricate escape room will feature the complex puzzles, realistic props, and jaw-dropping special effects that the NETHERWORLD brand and Escape the NETHERWORLD have become notorious for.
After purchasing 10 acres of property in Stone Mountain in 2017, the team behind NETHERWORLD Haunted House knew they wanted to expand beyond haunted attractions and into the popular new world of escape rooms. The initial launch featured three games followed by a fourth in 2019 with a variety of themes designed to challenge and entertain both novices and experts. Created for groups of 4 to 8 players, Haunted: Curse of the Night Hag and Sasquatch: Bigfoot’s Revenge are challenging enough for everyone to enjoy with Tiki Island: Attack of the Shark God and Nosferatu: Van Helsing’s Secret upping the complexity just enough to give players an even greater challenge. Escape the NETHERWORLD is widely renowned for escape rooms that feature both intricate and challenging gameplay in addition to incredibly detailed sets and elaborate twists and turns that completely immerse guests into the game. But fear not, game masters are present to help guide guests and provide clues (if needed) along the way.
“We’ve been building and developing Alien Terror: The Doom of the Dark Horizon for some time now, and we are thrilled to finally unveil it to the public” said NETHERWORLD Co-Founder, Ben Armstrong. “The storytelling within this room is next-level, and we are excited to take our guests on a terrifying one-hour adventure into the outer darkness. Time is running out…will they return to Earth, or will they be lost in the vastness of interstellar space? We shall see!”
Read on for more details on this NEW themed escape room:
Alien Terror: Doom of The Dark Horizon: You have booked a passage on a deep space mining vessel to experience the ultimate thrill – navigating the event horizon of a massive black hole! Awakening from a long slumber, you discover the crew is missing, the ship is experiencing massive failures and some sort of THING is lurking in the darkness hounding your every move! Will you be able to escape the doomed ship before it is pulled into the swirling gravity vortex – or will you meet the same horrible fate as the rest of the crew?
The fun is just beginning at NETHERWORLD with haunt season fast approaching. Stay tuned as the NETHERWORLD Haunted House 2023 themes, dates, and ticketing info will be released later this summer.
Escape the NETHERWORLD is open Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:20 – 6:40 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 2:20 – 10:00 p.m., and Sundays 2:20 – 8:20 p.m. Patrons must make reservations online at least 4 hours in advance. A minimum of four players is required for each room, while the maximum number available for a regular party is 10. For larger party bookings, contact EscapeTheNetherworld@gmail.com. For more information or to book a reservation, visit www.escapethenetherworld.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/5/23

For the first time ever, guests will be immersed in the incredible James Webb Space Telescope imagery, at a scale never seen before

In honor of National Space Day on May 5, Illuminarium is launching an entirely new addition to its wildly popular SPACE spectacle, featuring an interactive James Webb Space Telescope experience. The new addition to the Illuminarium SPACE experience showcases cosmic views from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the largest and most groundbreaking telescope ever built. Illuminarium’s high-tech animation systems and 360-degree fully immersive screens provide viewers with a never-before-seen perspective and scale of the James Webb imagery.  

Beyond being immersed in the extraordinary images that the JWST sent back to earth, Illuminarium guests will also see first-hand the dramatic unfurling and deployment of the JWST in deep space — how a telescope the size of a football field that was crammed into a rocket less than 30 feet in diameter came to life.  Some have described the unfolding of the JWST to that of an origami creation or like a remote-controlled opening of a gigantic Swiss army knife.  Illuminarium guests will see an extraordinary 3-D recreation of this amazing technological feat.

“We are thrilled to bring this enhanced version of our SPACE experience to our guests,” said Alan Greenberg, CEO of Illuminarium. “The James Webb Space Telescope is a remarkable tour de force, allowing us to see the universe in ways we’ve never seen before.  And, when you see it at the awesome scale Illuminarium provides, it simply takes your breath away.”

The Illuminarium SPACE experience is driven by an unprecedented blend of technology, including 4K laser projection, 3-D audio, LIDAR based interactivity, in-floor sensation-creating haptics, and even scent, bringing unique authenticity to the immersive experience. Guests should also know that strobe effects, gentle floor vibration, immersive sound, and realistic & responsive projection may all be part of the show they experience. 

A Special “After Dark” James Webb Experience (21+)

On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, Illuminarium Atlanta will be bringing a special interactive James Webb Space Telescope addition to it’s 21+ SPACE After Dark experience.  

SPACE After Dark guests will have the opportunity to interact with Cosmic Cliffs, Tarantula Nebulas, The Southern Ring, Pillars of Creation, and more. Using a wave of the hand, viewers can literally affect what they see on the Illuminarium walls.  Simply walk by the star filled Pillars of Creation, and new colors and sights will be revealed – creating an immersive experience like no other. 

Booking your voyage to SPACE

The addition of the James Webb imagery is part of Illuminarium’s ongoing commitment to providing visitors with the most immersive and innovative experiences possible. With cutting-edge technology, breathtaking visuals, and a truly unique atmosphere, Illuminarium is quickly becoming one of Atlanta’s top destinations for entertainment and education.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit illuminarium.com