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Alcorn McBride Chosen for Show Control, Lighting, and AV Systems at Wanda Nanchang Cultural Tourism City

Orlando, FL, USA (July 25, 2016) – The Wanda Cultural Tourism City complex has opened in Nanchang, China.  Spanning two square kilometers and boasting a theme park, movie park, aquarium, hotels and retail stores, it is expected to attract 10 million visitors a year to the southeastern Chinese city.

The Flying Theater and Interactive Theater in the Wanda Movie Park and the Domed Theater in the Wanda Aquarium feature Alcorn McBride A/V, lighting and show control equipment.  The gear was provided by Beijing-based Wincomm, a company with more than 20 years experience in professional A/V distribution and installation.  Wincomm is an Alcorn McBride technology partner and past recipient of Alcorn McBride’s Distributor of the Year Award.

Wincomm had previously selected Alcorn McBride gear for the Wanda Movie Park in Wuhan, China in 2013.  The equipment’s reliability, stability and ease of use at that venue made it the logical choice for the new Wanda project in Nanchang.

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The Flying Theater, which features a flight simulation experience, uses two Alcorn McBride V16Pro show controllers and two ShowTouch 10 touch panels in its two main halls.  One V16Pro synchronizes A/V systems, the lighting system and a large-scale motion platform for the 72-person simulator.  The second V16Pro and ShowTouch, working with Alcorn McBride’s LightCue Pro, control the lighting system of the main show halls, pre-show and queue area.  The Flying Theater also uses an Alcorn McBride A/V Binloop HD and an Alcorn McBride 8TraXX, both installed for the theater’s pre-show and queue areas.

The Interactive Theater is a dark ride with multiple 3D interactive shooting games.  A V16Pro controls audio, video, lighting, projectors and monitors in the attraction and communicates with the games’ shooting system.  An A/V Binloop HD plays the video in the pre-show area and safety instructions in the queue area.  A dedicated 8TraXX handles background music.

Two LightCue Pro’s control the general lighting and specialty lights in the theater.  A ShowTouch10 touch panel in the rack enables operators to monitor the video and projection systems and control the A/V and lighting systems.

Another V16Pro controls several laser projectors and media playback servers in the The Domed Theater.  Visitors are immersed in a 360º 12-meter screen, which showcases deep-sea exploration from a panoramic perspective.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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