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Disney Ride Designer Launching New $4.2M Show at Britannia Mine Museum

Britannia Mine Museum

Photo: Britannia Mine Museum

The Britannia Mine Museum is getting ready to roll out a new $4.2 million tourist attraction.

The Mill Show will be an immersive multi-sensory experience with hopes to bring the 20-storey Mill building and National Historic Site back to life.

The show will be produced by Vancouver-based Vista Collaborative Arts, who creates immersive experiences for museums, science centres and themed attractions.

Dynamic Attractions, a Port Coquitlam based company that has made theme park rides at Disney and Universal Studios theme parks, will also play a role in the attraction’s features.

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Launching in Spring 2019, the new Mill Show Experience will share the captivating story of the wide-ranging importance of the historic Mill building when it was fully operational from the 1920’s until its closing in 1974.

“The show will take visitors back in time for an authentic, thrilling, visceral and acoustic experience, taking advantage of the sheer mass and awe of the 20-storey historical Mill building.” says Kirstin Clausen, executive director of the Britannia Mine Museum.

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Britannia Mine Museum History

The Britannia Mine has quite the history and was once the largest copper producer in the British Empire during the late 1920s.

Rehabilitated in 2007, each of the Mill’s 14,416 panes of glass was hand-puttied into the frames to maintain its heritage.

The Britannia Mine Museum is an approximate 45-minute drive from Vancouver.

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