Doctor Who Experience to Move

BBC Worldwide is pleased to announce that it is planning to relocate the Doctor Who Experience to a long term home in Cardiff in 2012.

Opening in February 2011 at London’s Olympia Two venue, the Doctor Who Experience is an unmissable adventure featuring an exhilarating and unique walk-through experience and an awe-inspiring exhibition.

The Doctor Who Experience allows visitors to join the Doctor on a journey through time and space, encountering some of the best-loved and scariest monsters from the hit international television series. Visitors are invited to step through a crack in time to become the Doctor’s companion on an adventure. Their challenge… to reunite the Doctor with the TARDIS whilst fending off threats from a Dalek spaceship and Weeping Angels along the way, before exploring the wonders of Doctor Who at an out of this world exhibition.

Special scenes filmed with current Doctor Matt Smith combine with amazing special effects and the chance to enter a recreation of the modern TARDIS interior topped off by a breathtaking 3-D finale. The walk through experience is a fully contained interactive Doctor Who adventure, which puts the public at the heart of the action.

New promotional images for the event have today been made public, and you can see them in our gallery below as a Dalek and Max Hardy, aged 6 and his mother Sophie Hardy and various motorists spot new signposting highlighting the location of the Doctor Who Experience.

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Steven Moffat, Executive Producer and show runner for the hit television series comments:

“The Doctor Who Experience is a fan’s dream come true – a fully interactive adventure that will allow viewers of the show to get as close as possible to some of the scariest monsters from the series. It will also be the first time that Doctor Who artefacts from all the show’s 47 year history – classic and new – will be on display together, many of them being seen for the first time.

“And never mind that, this is the day the Doctor teaches you how to fly the TARDIS through time and space, and takes you into battle with all his deadliest enemies in a brand new adventure.  So steady your nerves and bring your own sofa – the Doctor needs you!”

The move to Cardiff will of course move the event closer to production of the series, which will no doubt have some interesting tourism benefits for the Welsh capital!

Don’t worry about the change though, people; after all regeneration is part of the show and the Doctor Who Experience itself has been constantly changing throughout its stay in London; the most recent addition to the attraction has been The Sycorax, a race of alien warriors which came to Earth in a bid to enslave humanity in The Christmas Invasion, written by Russell T Davies.

If you haven’t been already, why not take a look at our review of the Doctor Who Experience, with exclusive photographs!

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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