Wanda Cultural Tourism City Opens in Nanchang, China with Alcorn McBride Equipment for Show Control and AV
The Wanda Cultural Tourism City complex has opened in Nanchang, China. Spanning two-square-kilometers and boasting a theme park, movie park, aquarium, hotels, and retail stores, it is expected to attract 10 million visitors a year to the southeastern Chinese city.
The Flying Theater and Interactive Theater in the Wanda Movie Park and the Domed Theater in the Wanda Aquarium feature Alcorn McBride AV, lighting, and show control equipment. The gear was provided by Beijing-based Wincomm, a company with more than 20 years experience in professional AV distribution and installation. Wincomm is an Alcorn McBride technology partner and past recipient of Alcorn McBride’s “Distributor of the Year Award.”
Wincomm had previously selected Alcorn McBride gear for the Wanda Movie Park in Wuhan, China in 2013. The equipment’s reliability, stability, and ease of use at that venue made it the logical choice for the new Wanda project in Nanchang.
The Flying Theater, which features a flight simulation experience, uses two Alcorn McBride V16Pro show controllers and two ShowTouch 10 touch panels in its two main halls. One V16Pro synchronizes A/V systems, the lighting system and a large-scale motion platform for the 72-person simulator. The second V16Pro and ShowTouch, working with Alcorn McBride’s LightCue Pro, control the lighting system of the main show halls, pre-show, and queue area. The Flying Theater also uses an Alcorn McBride AV Binloop HD and an Alcorn McBride 8TraXX, both installed for the theater’s pre-show and queue areas.
The Interactive Theater is a dark ride with multiple 3D interactive shooting games. A V16Pro controls audio, video, lighting, projectors, and monitors in the attraction and communicates with the games’ shooting system. An AV Binloop HD plays the video in the pre-show area and safety instructions in the queue area. A dedicated 8TraXX handles background music.
Two LightCue Pro’s control the general lighting and specialty lights in the theater. A ShowTouch10 touch panel in the rack enables operators to monitor the video and projection systems and control the AV and lighting systems.
Another V16Pro controls several laser projectors and media playback servers in the The Domed Theater. Visitors are immersed in a 360-degree 12m screen, which showcases deep-sea exploration from a panoramic perspective.