Doctor Who’s TARDIS appeared in Cardiff Bay as BBC Worldwide confirmed the opening date for its new Doctor Who Experience.
The Experience will open on Friday 20th July in a specially-constructed building at Porth Teigr. The Tardis is ‘parked’ on a newly-built landing stage dedicated to the Doctor Who Experience. When the exhibition opens it will be served by regular water bus and taxi services.
The Doctor Who Experience is the first ever interactive Doctor Who exhibition that invites visitors to star in their very own Doctor Who adventure. Arriving at the venue visitors will step through a crack in time to become the Doctor’s companion, taking on the challenge of reuniting the Doctor with the TARDIS whilst fending off threats from some of his most fearsome foes - entering a Dalek spaceship and finding a way through a maze of Weeping Angels. Featuring a replica of the Eleventh Doctor’s TARDIS which visitors get to fly themselves the interactive walk-through culminates in a stunning 3D finale that sets the scene for fans entering the exhibition.
The building will also incorporate meeting space and BBC Worldwide would be offering corporate meeting packages that includea tour of The Doctor Who Experience. Details of the packages will be published once the centre is open.
Ken Poole, Cardiff Council’s Head of Economic Development, said: “Doctor Who is a global brand and is something that has really helped boost the profile of Cardiff internationally. It is very exciting that we are now getting closer to the date that this attraction will open to the public and the countdown really begins from today. This attraction will bring millions of pounds into the economy and the benefits to Cardiff will be immense in terms of tourism.”
Paula Al-Lach, Head of Exhibitions and Events at BBC Worldwide said: We’ve worked hard to create an outstanding visitor attraction with the Doctor Who Experience. It’s the first ever interactive Doctor Who exhibition and for our Cardiff opening we have some exciting new exhibits to be displayed in public for the very first time.”