|Industry||Theatrical attractions and shows|
|Founder||Lynton V. Harris|
|Lynton V. Harris (Chairman & CEO)|
Dominic McChesney (Assistant Director)   
The Sudden Impact! Entertainment Company is an entertainment company based in New York City, United States. The company has created temporary and permanent scare attractions for amusement parks and traveling carnivals across the globe.
The Sudden Impact! Entertainment Company was founded in 1991 by Lynton V. Harris.  Harris was born in Australia and began his career as a DJ at age 15.   From there he worked up the ranks to be marketing director for 10 Australian radio stations.  In 1991, he travelled to the United States and discovered the money that could be made in entertainment attractions. Harris started the Sudden Impact! Entertainment Company with an aim of operating attractions at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. In 1996, the company began a four-year season of Madison SCARE Gardens selling approximately 250,000 tickets.  
In the early 2000s, the company was ready to open their attractions in Washington, however, due to the September 11 attacks and the Beltway sniper attacks (in 2001 and 2002 respectively), these plans were shelved costing the company and Harris millions.    Sudden Impact began to focus on attractions in Australia with the opening of several temporary attractions at amusement parks and traveling carnivals.     In 2009, the company began to deviate from the standard scare attractions with the opening of themed indoor laser skirmish games such as AVPX at Dreamworld.    
|Angoscia||Dreamworld||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia||December 26, 2006||July 7, 2007|| |
|AVPX||Dreamworld||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia||April 10, 2009||March 31, 2013|| |
|Chamber Live: Serial Killers||Madame Tussauds London||Central London, England||Unknown||Unknown|| |
|Chamber of Horrors Live||Madame Tussauds London||Central London, England||Early 2003||Unknown|||
|Freakshow 3D||Thorpe Park||Surrey, England||October 2002||August 2005|||
|Freddy's Nightmare maze||Warner Bros. Movie World||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia||October 8, 2010||October 31, 2010|||
|The Freezer||Dreamworld||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia||December 26, 2006||July 7, 2007|| |
|Thorpe Park||Surrey, England||October 2002||October 2004|||
|Madison Square Garden||New York City, United States||Unknown||Unknown|| |
|The Fright House||Unknown||United States||Unknown||Unknown|||
|Gotham Underground||Madison Square Garden||New York City, United States||1997||1997|||
|Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Enter the Tomb||Dreamworld||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia||December 26, 2003||April 18, 2004|||
|Luna Park Melbourne||St. Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria||2007||Unknown|| |
|Royal Adelaide Show||Adelaide, South Australia, Australia||September 3, 2010||September 11, 2009|||
|The Mummy Live||Madison Square Garden||New York City, United States||Unknown||Unknown|||
|The Mummy Returns||Dreamworld||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia||June 23, 2001||July 8, 2001|| |
|Universal Studios Hollywood||Los Angeles County, California, United States||2002||2004|| |
|The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Live||Dreamworld||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia||September 8, 2008||January 2009|||
|La Ronde||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||June 19, 2009||September 7, 2009||     |
|Night at the Museum Live||Sunway Lagoon||Petaling Jaya, Malaysia||Unknown||Still open||   |
|Pirate Jack's Halloween Adventure||Chessington World of Adventures||London, England||October 2002||Unknown|||
|Prison Break Live||Luna Park Melbourne||St. Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria||2006||Unknown|||
|Luna Park Sydney||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia||2008||Unknown|||
|Royal Adelaide Show||Adelaide, South Australia, Australia||September 5, 2009||September 13, 2009|||
|Sunway Lagoon||Petaling Jaya, Malaysia||Unknown||Unknown|||
|Psycho 3D maze||Warner Bros. Movie World||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia||October 8, 2010||2010 (seasonal)|| |
|Rumah Hantu 3D||Sunway Lagoon||Petaling Jaya, Malaysia||Unknown||Unknown|||
|SAW maze||Warner Bros. Movie World||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia||October 8, 2010||October 2011|| |
|Six Flags Great America||Gurnee, Illinois, United States||Unknown||Unknown|||
|The Scorpion King Live||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|||
|Scream||Madame Tussauds Shanghai||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|||
|Terminator Alive||Sunway Lagoon||Petaling Jaya, Malaysia||May 2010||Still open||  |
|Terminator X: A Laser Battle for Salvation||Adventure World||Perth, Western Australia, Australia||December 26, 2009||January 31, 2010|||
|La Ronde||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||2010||Still open||  |
|Royal Adelaide Show||Adelaide, South Australia, Australia||September 4, 2009||September 12, 2009|||
|Six Flags Mexico||Mexico City, Mexico||2011||Still open|||
|Sunway Lagoon||Petaling Jaya, Malaysia||May 2010||2012|| |
|Terror in the Towers||Alton Towers||Staffordshire, England||October 2002||Unknown|||
|Terror Tunnel||Sunway Lagoon||Petaling Jaya, Malaysia||Unknown||Unknown|||
|Tomb Raider Legend Live||Adventure World||Perth, Western Australia, Australia||December 26, 2006||January 29, 2007|||
|Universal Studios Monsters Alive||Unknown||Las Vegas, United States||Unknown||Unknown|||
|Van Helsing||Universal Studios Hollywood||Los Angeles County, California, United States||2004||2007|||
|Warwick Ghosts Alive||Warwick Castle||Warwickshire, England||2002||2008|| |
|Zombie Apocalypse maze||Warner Bros. Movie World||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia||October 1, 2011||October 2011|||
|Wet'n'Wild Hawaii||Kapolei, Hawaii, United States||2010||2010|
|Zombie Evilution||Dreamworld||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia||September 13, 2013|| |
Almost all of Sudden Impact! Entertainment Company's attractions feature live trained actors, commonly known as "scare actors". To be hired in this position, scare actors must complete the Scare School program. The Scare School is a 40-hour program where actors are trained to become the best "scarers" they can be. The Scare School has travelled the globe and has been featured in its own television series. The majority of the training is done in broad daylight with very little done indoors or at night-time.         
Dreamworld is a theme park and zoo situated on the Gold Coast in Queensland. It is Australia's biggest theme park with over 40 rides and attractions.
The Giant Drop is an Intamin drop tower ride located at the Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast, Australia. The ride was added in December 1998 to the existing Dreamworld Tower which housed the Tower of Terror. For fourteen years, The Giant Drop held the record for the tallest drop tower in the world.
WhiteWater World is a water park situated in the suburb of Coomera on the Gold Coast, Australia. It is owned and operated by Ardent Leisure and is the sister park to Dreamworld.
Since the 1990s, Nickelodeon, a worldwide children's television network and franchise, owned by ViacomCBS, has had an involvement in the creation and theming of amusement parks rides.
Eureka Mountain Mine Ride was a Wild Mouse steel roller coaster located at Dreamworld in Gold Coast, Australia. After closing for maintenance in 2006, the ride remained inactive for 11 years. Following a third party assessment in December 2017, the decision was made by management for the ride not to reopen again due to the deteriorated state of the track. The remainder of the structure and ride was subsequently demolished within the same month.
AVPX was a themed indoor laser skirmish attraction at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The attraction was based on the Alien vs. Predator films. It was the biggest indoor laser skirmish attraction in Australia and was included in Dreamworld's admission price.
Fright Nights is a seasonal Halloween event held at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The event began in 2006 as Halloween Family Fun Night as a single night event and has since evolved into a major park event across a month. It features themed mazes, shows and rides. Fright Nights also refers to the Halloween special event at Thorpe Park in Chertsey, Surrey, England, which opened in 2002.
Main Street is a themed land at the Dreamworld amusement park on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The area acts as the main hub for the park catering as a gateway to many other lands including Gold Rush Country, Rivertown, Nickelodeon Central and Ocean Parade.
Ocean Parade is a themed land at the Dreamworld amusement park on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. It features 2 of the Big 7 Thrill Rides at Dreamworld. The Claw and Hot Wheels SideWinder. Are within close proximity of each other. Ocean Parade has an Australian beach culture theme, and has beach-themed rides scattered around the area. It currently provides a link between Main Street, DreamWorks Experience, and the adjacent water park WhiteWater World.
DreamWorks Experience is a themed land at the Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Themed after DreamWorks Animation and its franchises including Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda, it replaced the existing children's area at the park which has previously been themed to Nickelodeon and themed generically. The DreamWorks Experience officially opened on 31 March 2012.
Wiggles World is a themed land at the Dreamworld amusement park on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. On 17 September 2005, the area opened replacing the previous Gum Tree Gully section. Based on the musicians of the same name, the area was the first of several to be installed at theme parks around the world; it is also currently the only one, following the closure of the area at various Six Flags parks.
Ardent Leisure is an Australian-based leisure company which owns and operates a leisure portfolio of over 100 assets across Australia, New Zealand and the United States. It is most known for its operation of the Dreamworld theme park and the WhiteWater World water park on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Terminator X: A Laser Battle for Salvation is a themed indoor laser skirmish attraction created by Lynton V. Harris of Sudden Impact Entertainment. The attraction is currently located at Sunway Lagoon in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia and at Six Flags México on February 3, 2011.
FlowRider is a sheet wave FlowRider attraction at the Dreamworld amusement park on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Since the early 2000s, DreamWorks Animation, an American animation studio, owned by NBCUniversal, has had an involvement in the creation and theming of amusement park rides and attractions. This article details the ventures of DreamWorks Animation in amusement parks.
V8 Supercars RedLine is a racing simulator based upon Australia's V8 Supercars series. It is an upcharge attraction which allows up to 4 guests to participate in a 24-car race around Bathurst. Located in the southern portion of Ocean Parade, V8 Supercars RedLine forms part of Dreamworld's marketing initiative, Adrenalin Alley which incorporates the FlowRider and AVPX.
The history of Dreamworld dates back to the mid-1970s when John Longhurst envisioned the future theme park. After a seven-year construction period, Dreamworld officially opened to the public on 15 December 1981. Now owned by publicly listed Ardent Leisure, the park has seen many expansions, closures and replacements over its 30-year history.
Pandamonium is an amusement ride in the DreamWorks Experience area of Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Australia. The Zamperla Air Race 6.4 ride is featured as one of Dreamworld's Big 9 Thrill Rides. As with the rest of the "Land of Awesomeness" area, the ride is themed to the Kung-Fu Panda films.
Zombie Evilution is a seasonal multi-use attraction at Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast, Australia. The attraction was originally introduced as a scare maze before being converted to a laser skirmish attraction. It opened on Friday the 13th of September 2013, replacing AVPX. The attraction is currently used as a scare maze for Park After Dark events and as of March 2018 is closed.