Show Control

Cadbury World

Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Cadbury World, located in Birmingham, is one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions. Its irresistible chocolate theme is so popular that at most times of the year it is essential to book your visit. Cadbury World is continually being developed and improved, and recently it opened a new interactive attraction, “The Purple Planet,” that has proved hugely popular with the public.

Newseum - The News is Alive on Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington DC

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A seven-level, high-tech interactive museum, the Newseum traces the history of news reporting from the 16th century to the present. Originally located in Arlington, Virginia, the Newseum is now at the Capitol end of Pennsylvania Avenue. With most of the video displays and audio systems provided by Electrosonic, it boasts 250,000 square feet of exhibit space and includes 14 major galleries and a 4D time-travel experience.

The Curse of DarKastle – The Ride at Busch Gardens

Williamsburg, Virginia

The Curse of DarKastle is a dark thrill ride located in the “Germany” part of Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA. In 2005, Electrosonic engineered the audio, video, projection and show control elements of the ride, making extensive use of products from its Media Networks range at the time.

The Curse of DarKastle transports guests through a grand Bavarian castle frozen in time. Following a pre-show that introduces the legend, guests board eight-passenger “Golden Sleighs” for a mesmerizing journey through the castle’s ghostly chambers. The ride vehicles, of which there are 15, are equipped for full multi-axis motion and rotation, and computer-controlled to synchronize with the projected imagery.

STAR TREK: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton

Las Vegas, Nevada

In 2004, Electrosonic provided the show control, projection and audio-visual systems for the Borg Invasion 4D addition to STAR TREK: The Experience. Presented by Paramount Parks at the Las Vegas Hilton, it was the first attraction to use 2K digital cinema projection in 3D. The show officially closed on September 1, 2008.

STAR TREK: The Experience allowed visitors to tour a futuristic research facility, but while doing so, the drones of the Borg Collective attempted to capture and assimilate them. The presentation was a clever mixture of live action, electronic projection and special effects.

Space Park Bremen

Bremen, Germany

In February 2004, Electrosonic completed one of its largest ever systems integration projects at Space Park Bremen in North Germany. Electrosonic was responsible for the audio, video and control for the general exhibition areas, parkwide sound, and for five of the main attractions. Due to a lack of attendance, however, the park closed in September 2004.

Space Center at Space Park Bremen was the brainchild of Dr. Wolfgang Wilke, a nuclear physicist from EADS Space Transportation. The project was taken to completion by German Architects RKW, operating company Space Betriebs GmbH and an in-house design group headed by Bill Gorgensen. Phil Hartley Associates was contracted to Space Betriebs GmbH to oversee the audio-video installation on their behalf.

St. Michael’s Cave in Gibraltar

Gibraltar

Nearly 40 years ago one of the first projects that the newly founded Electrosonic completed was a Son et Lumière for St. Michael’s Cave in Gibraltar. Over the years the system was upgraded piecemeal, but in 2002 the Government of Gibraltar decided on a complete refurbishment of the lighting and sound systems within the cave. The profile below is descriptive of the system up to the time of opening in 2002.

St Michaels Cave is situated at 300 meters above sea level, in the Rock of Gibraltar, and has interested visitors to the area since Roman times. The Cave was often reputed to be bottomless or part of a link to Africa, 15 miles away, and it has been the subject of many myths and stories through the centuries. With nearly a million visitors a year to the Cave, it has been one of the most popular visitor attractions in Gibraltar since World War II.

The Crystal Cathedral

Garden Grove, California

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Electrosonic overcame many unique technical challenges installing the video and audio systems for “Creation: Once Upon All Time,” the show staged inside the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. The cathedral is the home base for the international Crystal Cathedral Ministries with a congregation of over 10,000 members. The soaring, airy cathedral features more than 10,000 windows of silver-colored glass held in place by a lace-like framework of white steel trusses, a challenging environment for a house of worship in which audio and video play a regular role in services as well as in special shows.