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FogScreen used in Chessington World of Adventures UK – The Gruffalo River Ride
FogScreen has been installed to bring the story of The Gruffalo, one of the UK’s best-loved children’s stories, to life at Chessington World of Adventures.
Visitors are transported on rafts along a journey, immersing them in the story of The Gruffalo. This meant adapting material from Magic Light Productions’ animated film to create videos with the creatures and scenery at a scale consistent with the 3D theming. The lighting design uses colour temperature to take visitors through the day, as noises of wildlife recreate woodland scenes from dawn through dusk.
Our partner Seeper worked with Merlin and partners to design this re-working of the classic BubbleWorks ride. One challenge was to deliver the story on a ride with boats moving at unpredictable speeds – Seeper used triggers and show control technology to dynamically deliver story voice over, video, lighting, atmospheric and animatronic effects to give every guest the best possible experience.
The programming of shows including coordination of hundreds of light fixtures, dozens of audio channels and animatronics, smoke, mist and smell machines, projections – including hologram-like transparent displays – a 3D mapped waterfall and a projection FogScreen.
1,200 riders pass through the experience every hour!