4DX is an immersive and interactive movie theater technology developed by a South Korean company (CJ 4DPLEX). The technology uses motion seats along with environmental effects to make you feel like you are part of the movie. The first movie to play in 4DX was in 2009 for Journey to the center of the Earth. Other countries have had this technology for years and it didn’t come to America until 2014. Regal Cinemas of LA was the first theater to adopt the technology with the showing of Transformer: Age of Extinction.

How Do 4DX Seats Work?

4DX is the ultimate movie technology offering a fully immersive cinematic experience. Don’t just watch the movie but live it! 4DX motion seats are much better than DBOX seats and have a better range with three dimensional motion. 4DX motion chairs are equipped with three base movements of heave (move up and down), roll (move left and right) and pitch (tilt backward and forward). When combined it create an endless expanse of possible combinations to mimic such actions as flying and driving.

Click on a 4DX effect below to see it in action!


4DX Effects

Other seat effects including slow panning, strong vibrations, fluid and dynamic motion, leg ticklers and back punches. When I say the seats move, they really move! So be ready ???? Environmental effects and simulated weather include rain, rain storms, air/mist, wind, fog/smoke, lightning, snow, bubbles and even scent. At this time there are 8 scents 4DX can produce. But we have only smelled it a couple times and wish they would use this feature more. Some smells include floral scents, coffee, burning rubber, gunpowder and more. All of these effects are perfectly synced with the action on screen. Whether it’s a bad storm or a cool breeze, a smoky explosions or the warm smell of coffee, the 4DX technology enhances these experiences with appropriate effects.

Click on a 4DX effect below to see it in action!
From what I can tell, there are NO warm air effects in the Regal 4DX chairs on International Drive.

Warm Air

• With all the wind and rain, 4dx theaters can get a little cold. Be sure to bring a sweatshirt just in case.
• Don’t eat a large meal before seeing a 4DX movie! All that movement and a full belly don’t combine well.

4DX Review

Lucky for us, Orlando became one of the few cities to utilize the new 4DX technology. Regal Cinemas on International drive started offering 4DX movies in March 2017. One of the entire theaters had to be gutted and retrofitted to use the technology. Kong: Skull Island was the first movie offered and the 4DX was impressive. Movies are now no longer bound by just site and sound. 4DX is the next step in film evolution allowing audiences to experience a movie in a whole new way.

3D, DBOX and 4DX is NOT for everyone! But if you are into immersive movie going experiences, then you are going to love 4DX. The technology is very similar to Shrek 4D at Universal Studios (only better). I am a huge movie fan and love technology so 4DX is a perfect match for me. I get bored easy and 4DX gets me more involved in the movie. I almost like any movie better in 3D and 4DX. There is a lot of dynamic movement especially in action scenes. So if you are not into that, than 4DX is not for you.

We will be reviewing 4DX movies so we can so we can bring you the latest information on each movie. This will help you make informed decision if a movie and the 4DX effects are worth your hard earned money.

See all our 4DX Movie Reviews here

4DX Movies in Orlando

You can catch a 4DX movie at the Regal Theater on International Drive

Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX
9101 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
(407) 248-9045
Regal Orlando Website

New Theaters Now Offering 4DX and ScreenX

ScreenX is a new technology that projects the movie not only on the screen but along the walls of the theater as well. The first 4DX theater combined with ScreenX projections has debuted in California. Below is a short video of the 4DX/ScreenX theater.

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