Wildlands, Technical Production - 2016
Wildlands, Emmen’s new adventure zoo, is all about creating unforgettable meetings with animals, nature and culture. Visitors are immersed in another world, within which all details are perfectly aligned. The animals, in their original habitats and climates, all play an undeniable role within this process. The Leisure Expert Group installed the themed lighting, the sound including the content, the projections including the content, the special effects and park-wide show control in order to realise this experience.
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The Leisure Expert Group used all the very latest techniques in relation to lighting, sound and show control and experience throughout the park, in order to perfectly align all the details. Hundreds of definitive work drawings were produced in order to effectively manage the process. Literally everything possible was done in order to realise this. The Leisure Expert Group incorporated more than 300 speakers in, for example, tree trunks, beehives, transport boxes and even behind some tiny cracks in the wall. A total of 1,000 LED lights and 20,000 meters of cable were used.
“Preparation is half the battle is a saying which perfectly applies to this project. The Leisure Expert Group invested a great deal in the design and engineering of all technical installations and demarcations. All the different components were subsequently installed and programmed step-by-step in this brand new amusement park. All the different components were eventually connected together via an ingenious programmed show control system. This system offers the possibility of controlling the operation from an iPad and allows the Leisure Expert Group to remotely monitor the process and make adjustments where necessary.”
THE FINAL RESULT
The Leisure Expert Group designed and implemented lighting, sound and show control for the entire Wildlands Park. The various different novelties have been adjusted, used and implemented in such a way that they perfectly link into, or even disappear into, the natural zoo environment.
A variety of different sound and special effects were produced and installed for the Boat Ride through Jungola, including the illusion of hundreds of flies, the bubbles created by a passing crocodile, but also the story told by Jungle Jim on the radio and the various different water effects along the route.
The Fur Seals show in Nordica includes various different water effects, including geysers and water jets across the water, which have been incorporated in the decor as decoration and are used in the show. The decor also includes a number of rotating elements, all developed and installed by the Leisure Expert Group.