Ice Age: The 4D Experience
Information! The 4D Cinema is currently out of action. The area in front of the cinema is now home to the Frog Hopper and it is unknown if or when the venue will reopen.
If you're looking to get up close and personal with some of your favourite animated characters, then this is the attraction for you! The cinema combines 3D visuals with lighting, snow, wind and other interactive elements to make your experience all the more immersive.
The Cinema originally opened in 2012 to coincide with the arrival of Ice Age at the park. Outside of the 4D cinema, characters from Ice Age also roamed the park to meet and greet with guests, and for those looking for the ultimate in cool adventures, two Ice Age suites were added to the Splash Landings Hotel.
Cloud Cuckoo Land Theatre
Originally the building contained the Fun House of the park's old fun fair, however it was converted into a theatre for 1981 as part of the development of Talbot Street. For many years after it first opened the theatre was home to the Fantastic Fountains, the park's dancing water show, as well as being available for conferences.
The Fantastic Fountains operated in the venue for over ten years, until Tussauds took over the park and the venue was converted into a regular theatre for the Land of Make Believe's magic show. It was during this redevelopment that the building gained its colonnaded entrance, which has been a defining feature of the area ever since.
At the end of 1996 the magic show came to a close and with it the theatre closed its doors to sit vacant for the first years of Cred Street. However in 1999 Barney and Friends arrived at the park for the summer season and once again brought the theatre to life. In fact Barney was so successful that in 2000 he returned to the park full-time, meaning the theatre once again became a central entertainment venue for the park.
And so the theatre became home to a series of famous children's TV characters for many years, as part of the ever-changing line up of Cred Street. Throughout 2006 the theatre played host to three different shows, with the Chocoholic Follies putting on their show for the Chocolate Towers event that season. These were followed by Bob The Builder, who was later replaced by Draw-A-Toon.
It was not until 2008 that the park once again began to produce small scale in-house shows for the theatre, with Sir Algenon and friends spending several seasons performing at the venue.
However it was all change again for 2011, as the park's own show was replaced once again, this time by The Go!Go!Go Show, which was brought in from London's West End to try to turn around the theatre's flagging audiences. But it was not to last, and for 2012 the theatre was converted into a 4D Cinema.
- Fantastic Fountains - 1981 to 1992
- Magic Theatre - 1993 to 1996
- Barney and Friends - 1999 to 2002
- The Tweenies - 2003 to 2005
- Chocoholic Follies - 2006
- Bob The Builder - 2006
- Draw-A-Toon - 2006
- ATTV - 2007
- The Wonders of Algenon's Attic - 2008
- The Wonderful World of Cloud Cuckoo Land - 2009 to 2010
- Milkshake! Workout Live - 2010
- The Go!Go!Go! Show - 2011