4D Theater2018-01-28T18:32:16+00:00

4D Theater

Catch edge-of-your-seat entertainment daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. featuring 3-D features, synchronized full-motion seats, a 2500 watt sound system, water and air sprays and more to create Hawaii’s first and only 4-D theater experience!

Features and Show Times

Our newly upgraded system now features the “CHOOSE YOUR RIDE*” system which lets you pick what you want to see and when you want to see it.

Ocean Adventure 4D*

Join Captain Liam as you experience the beauty of the Big Island’s ocean. You’ll race through the ocean & swim with whales, marlin, sharks, honu & dozens of tropical reef fish. You’ll also enjoy an underwater dolphin ballet.
*This is a Feature ride.

Penguin Express 4D

Join a wacky tour guide as he takes you on a perilous journey through the dangerous ice mountains of Antarctica in search of Penguins in their natural habitat. There is no telling what animals you may come across as you ride in your ice sled, pulled by your guides snowmobile along the narrow trails and unexplored caves. Perfect for the whole family. Tours run daily so join us on this thrilling ride that you can’t get anywhere else. Oh and beware of Fish Breath!

Alien Safari 4D

Take a ride with us to a planet where strange creatures of all sizes roam its surface. Our highly trained safari guides will get you up close and personal with these amazing alien beings.

Hawaiian Coaster 4D

Hold onto your seats as you scream down this thrilling roller coaster ride through a mysterious tropical paradise! If you’re lucky, you may even find the sacred hidden treasure locked away for years…

Hulakai Warriors 4D*

Come for a ride in a traditional 4-man Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe. Shot on the Big Island of Hawai’i, you will surf a canoe down the waves of Hilo Bay, you might get wet – but you will definitely have fun!
*This is a feature Ride.

Sub-Zero 4D

Prepare to take off from an aircraft carrier and jet through rugged arctic terrain in search of a disabled submarine. Be careful as your journey takes you through enemy territory, towering pillars of ice and a giant mining facility.

Portal 4D

Enter the Portal, your link to the Universe and time travel. Hold on tight as your journey begins by hurtling you through space where you encounter a menacing spaceship,. Then experience an undersea adventure, a trip into the past and into the future!

Haunted Forest 4D*

Haunted Forest Curse of the Blood Wraith. Do you dare to enter the forest at night? Legend speaks of an evil Blood Wraith trapped within a giant crystal in the woods. Travel with us as we investigate, but take care! If you unleash the creature, you may not make it back alive!
**Haunted Forest 4D is an intense ride and not suitable for kids under 8 years old.
* This is a feature ride.

Allow 10-15 minutes for Rides and 15-20 minutes for Features. Listed times are subject to change. Children must be 4 years or older to ride.

  • Regular rides: $5
  • Feature rides: $6
  • Daily Unlimited Pass: $20
  • 3 Ride Pass: $12
  • Limited time offer: VISITOR SPECIAL – ONE FREE RIDE FROM 5 to 6 PM — just show your hotel room key!
  • Kama‘aina: show us your Hawai’I ID on Tuesdays & Wednesdays to get your Kama‘aina specials.
Frequently Asked Questions

What is The 4D Adventure Ride?
The 4D Adventure Ride is the Big Islands’s only 4D theater.
The 24-seat theater shows 3D features and simulated “rides” on a 19-foot widescreen projected from twin, high-definition digital projectors.
The on-screen action is synchronized with full-range motion seats, a 2500W 5.1 DTS surround sound system and in-theater “4D” effects, such as blown air and water spray, for a complete multi-sensory experience.

What are your feature rides?
Our feature rides currently playing are “Ocean Adventure 4D”, and “Hualakai Warriers 4D”. The feature ride “Ocean Adventure Ride 4D” was filmed right here on the Big Island.

Our newly upgraded systems can run any ride at any time instead of on a set schedule. CHOOSE YOUR RIDE means if no one is in the theater when you arrive, you can immediately pick which ride (or rides) you want and in what order. If there are riders ahead of you, you can join them if they will be doing the rides you want or you can wait until they finish their rides to begin your chosen 4-D experience.

Where’s the theater located?
The 4D Adventure Ride is located on ground level of The Shops at Mauna Lani inside the Fine Hawaiian Gift Gallery, near center stage and adjacent to Foodland Farms. Click here for directory.

Do you host birthday and private parties?
Absolutely! The 4D Adventure Ride is available for birthdays, graduations and other private events. Hang with our fun staff in a safe, air-conditioned setting, watch your favorite 4D flicks! Call our party planners at (808) 885-8803 to plan your custom event.

Are there any age restrictions?
Riders must be at least four years old. Children under 12 not allowed in Haunted Forest 4D without an adult or guardian.

How do we get more info?
For show times and more info call: (808) 885-8803.