7 Experience Highlights
Meet Ed. As our Experience Designer, he tells us his top 7 Experience Highlights
With less than two months to go before opening we know you're wondering about what to expect with a visit to the All Blacks Experience. We asked our Experience Designer Ed Burak what he thinks will be the top experience highlights. We said limit it to just seven, hard ask!
What will be the top highlights of a visit to the All Blacks Experience?
1. The haka
The Haka would have to be top of the list. Visitors will experience first-hand the excitement and emotion of game day. You will feel awe-inspired by the full force of the haka as it takes place centre stage in a crowded stadium. But this isn’t just any haka – it’s a four metre high screen experience that draws you in from the first moment. You will be a part of the jaw dropping, knee trembling event that is the haka!
2. Test Your Rugby Skills
Test out your rugby abilities with the chance to match your kicking, catching, line out and accuracy skills against All Blacks, Black Ferns and others. Experiencing how you stack up in our "hands on" interactive zone will leave you energised and excited. Who knows you may have an undiscovered talent.
3. New Zealand's Rugby Story
Immersing yourself in the history, culture and the people who have made the All Blacks and teams in black such an important part of the story of Aotearoa is not to be missed. You will learn how the game has become so closely tied to our national identity and follow the journey those skilled players make from club rugby to wearing the legendary Black jersey.
4. Legends of the Game
You will hear directly from past and present legends of the game, discovering the stories behind some of world rugby’s most well-known players, moments and matches. What stands out is the humility, humour and connection that exists between all that wear the black jersey.
5. Performing under pressure
Through the use of innovation and technology, you will get insights and direction from coaches and players to understand what it's like to perform under pressure in a high performance team. This truly is a full sensory and interactive experience where you work as a member of the team.
6. Black Ferns, Maori All Blacks and All Blacks Sevens
This isn’t just about the All Blacks. It’s a homage to all those that wear the black jersey and represent their country with the dignity, strength and the skill required to be the best of the best.
7. Saying Goodbye
We want everyone to take a piece of the All Black legend home with them. But not any old piece – take home your very own black jersey personalised with your name and number. It’s something very special!