Friday, September 17, 2021

Cyborg rounds out Justice League: A Call for Heroes as final addition to Madame Tussauds exhibit

The final superhero has joined the Justice League: A Call For Heroes experience as Cyborg is unveiled into the Madame Tussauds Orlando walk through attraction.

This attraction has broken the mold at Madame Tussauds Orlando and Sydney by for the first-time letting guests star in the in the experience alongside the wax superheroes, interacting with them to bring their powers to life through interactive sequences using combinations of projection mapping, enhanced audio and SFX.

The AV, show lighting and interactive elements have been delivered by experience designer Holovis, who worked closely with Merlin Magic Making, the creative division of Merlin Entertainments, parent company to Madame Tussauds and theming company Daniel’s Wood Land who created the themed environments.

To trigger the sequence for Cyborg, guests must look for the hidden code and input it into the key pad. When the correct code is entered, guests hear a musical score build, lights flicker in the electronics store behind Cyborg, smoke and steam emits from the building vents and a Hologram is projected onto the wall showing the location of the device Lex Luthor is using to wreak havoc on the city.

Jon Tozer, experience designer at Holovis explained: “We wanted to keep the triggers for these immersive sequences as natural and intuitive as possible, so that when the combinations of media, audio, lighting and SFX surround the guests it feels like real magic. In the case of Cyborg, guests go on a quest to find the code and locate the keypad.

“For the other characters in the experience including The Flash, who is also new to Orlando, we’re using tracked gesture-based interactivity, with the trigger being poses that guests naturally want to do when being photographed with these heroes. For example, for The Flash, this is running on the spot next to him and for Wonder Woman it’s striking her iconic pose alongside her.”

Following the initial opening in May 2018 in Orlando, the superheroes have been gradually unveiled between the two locations, with Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman featuring as the original line up, The Flash joining in Sydney in July 2018 and Aquaman in Orlando in December 2018.

James Paulding, general manager of Madame Tussauds Orlando comments: “We are ecstatic that the Justice League: A Call for Heroes experience now unites the entire DC Super Hero cast! With the two new heroes, guests will become totally immersed in the epic saga as they race alongside the Flash, harness Cyborg’s power of technology and join the rest of the Justice League to save the world.”

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, 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 has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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