Friday, July 30, 2021

Holovis Immersive Tunnel Key Component of New “Hunger Games” Themed Area at MOTIONGATE Dubai

 

The highly anticipated LIONSGATE zone, one of the five zones at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai at Dubai Parks and Resorts is now fully open, unveiling the world’s first ever rides and attractions inspired by the blockbuster movie franchise  “The Hunger Games”.

This includes the Panem Aerial Tour, a 3D hovercraft aerial tour over Panem’s districts on the way to the Capitol, presented through a completely unique immersive tunnel solution. The attraction features a revolutionary new attraction design from Holovis to immerse guests and put them truly ‘inside’ the narrative.

Matt Dobbs, Middle East Business Development Manager at Holovis explains: “Our new design takes the traditional immersive tunnel to a whole new level by enhancing multisensory experiences through a unique and complex AV configuration. Guests will feel they are truly at the heart of the story as they fly over the different districts and try to escape the plot to capture them by the Capitol.”

The attraction features a dual set up with two 30-seat motion systems. Two 6.2 meter x 24 meter screens curve on both axis to envelope the ride vehicle and audience sightlines. Nine Digital Projection HighLite laser-based projectors were chosen to create the 3D images. These are mounted on a bespoke design Holovis OptiRig system with a mechanical lift, allowing simple installation and ongoing maintenance in a physically restricted space.

Holovis also developed PixControl, a proprietary solution that automates alignment across the complex curved screen surface. This seamlessly integrates into the show control system to ensure operators can confirm pixel perfect alignment every day without extensive software or hardware experience. This solution means every guest now gets the perfect experience with optimum sightlines, regardless of seat position or height.

Audio immersion is created with a Holovis HiFiniti 7:2 surround solution that delivers uncompressed spatial audio. Crossfades between multiple asynchronous audio tracks have also been programmed to give smooth transitions between scenes and triggers.

Multiple SFX systems and motion control technology, perfectly synchronised with the media, complete this amazing experience.

PHOTO courtesy Dubai Parks and Resorts.

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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