Room on the Broom is another story by Julia Donaldson (the author of The Gruffalo), which has become a huge hit with children & families, and like The Gruffalo was made into an animated special.
The pre-show centres around a big book, which using some great projection mapping techniques, which introduces the Witch and the Cat and starts the story. The projection used here is amazingly clear and uses the same animation style as an animated film. The pre-show works incredibly well, there is a large smoking cauldron sitting in front of the book, and as the witch throws items in to cast her spell water splashed out onto the floor, It’s a simple effect that works very well and is followed by plumes of smoke and more projection mapping around the room as a bookcase opens and your journey begins.
Not wanting to give too much away, but the rest of the attraction follows the story fairly closely, with the Witch losing different items along the journey, and each new room introduces a new character and a different activity for everyone to join in with to find the item.
The finale of the attraction with the Witch eating dragon includes the mirror maze from Hocus Pocus Hall, ends with a new multi-layer projection-mapped show as the Witch and her new friends cast a spell (using a similar cauldron as the pre-show) to make the new broom with seats for all of them, which rises behind them.