Project Description

THIS IS HOLLAND, turn-key development

City Leisure Group, 2018

From the heart of Amsterdam, THIS IS HOLLAND presents a unique flying experience that will show you the Netherlands from a whole new perspective.

Leisure Expert Group was closely involved with this project from the very start. Together with the client, we started with a masterplanning and based on that we developed the concept, schematic and detail design of the attraction. During the construction and installation were also responsible for the in-field art direction as well as the technical production.

The concept THIS IS HOLLAND takes visitors on a scenic flight over the Netherlands. To make the experience more meaningful we have created a visitor journey with two pre-shows. In the first show guests are indulged in Dutch history and heritage, whereas in the second show they will get a sneak preview about the beautiful Dutch sites they are about to fly over in the main show. The main show is a so-called ‘Flying Theatre’ ride system in which guests experience the sensation of flying by the use of a motion seat and a spheric dome projection. After the main show, we have created a post show environment in collaboration with Unesco, showcasing Unesco World Heritage sites in the Netherlands.

Services
Masterplanning & Concept Development
  • Phasing

  • Floorplan

  • Storyline

  • Ride selection

Concept Design
  • Experience design

  • Artist impressions

  • Volume study

  • Brand identity

Schematic Design
  • Elevations

  • Dimensioning

  • Materialization & Color Coding

  • AV Design

Detailed Design
  • Operation specification

  • Facility integration

  • Signage and wayfinding

  • Printfiles

Content Design
  • Show script

  • Story board

  • Video production

  • Soundtrack

Art direction
  • AV Programming & Installation

  • On-site art direction

  • Show direction

Art banner of THIS IS HOLLAND
Houses in art impression of the storyline of THIS IS HOLLAND
Guest experience as art impression of the storyline of THIS IS HOLLAND
Art impression of the storyline of THIS IS HOLLAND
Art impression of the guest experience at THIS IS HOLLAND
Art impression of the guest experience at THIS IS HOLLAND
Guests at the pre-show in THIS IS HOLLAND

Turn-key development

We have been working on the design and production of  the THIS IS HOLLAND experience since 2016. We have designed the full visitor experience from the first sketches to the media storyboards all the way to the final construction drawings. The end result shows our competence in our scenic-, show- and technical design expertise.

3D visualization of the entrance at THIS IS HOLLAND
3D visualization of the pre-show at THIS IS HOLLAND
3D visualization of second pre-show at THIS IS HOLLAND

AV Design

We have been responsible for the entire technical production of THIS IS HOLLAND. We have designed, engineered and installed all light, audio and video equipment in the attraction. We have programmed a custom showcontrol system to ensure easy usability and low maintenance. The fully automated show makes for an amazing guest experience with every cycle.

Technical installation during construction at THIS IS HOLLAND
The entrance hall of THIS IS HOLLAND
Guests at the pre-show at THIS IS HOLLAND
Guests at the second pre-show at THIS IS HOLLAND
The second pre-show of THIS IS HOLLAND while playing
The post experience of THIS IS HOLLAND

Content design

Together with our sister company Aniba Productions we have created the content for both pre-shows of THIS IS HOLLAND. We created the storyline and script and they were responsible for casting and directing the talent as well as the complete cinematography and SFX. Dutch company Audicult composed the soundtrack under our creative direction.

The marketing poster of THIS IS HOLLAND

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