Theme Parks and Amusements


Immersive Images Using LEDs

by Bob Raikes

What They Say A hat-tip to my good friend Alfred Poor for the heads-up on a new LED display, described as ‘holographic’, but of course, it’s not. The Dragon O display uses a kind …

Tags:LED| Location-based Entertainment (LBE)| Museums & Exhibitions| Theme Parks and Amusements

Cleaning Things Up: Standards Redux

by Len Scrogan

In this final instalment in our series about technical hygiene in the Covidian Era, we provide some blunt musings about Covid-aware hygiene standards, especially national and industry-specific standards. Come along with us for an …

Tags:Education| Health and Safety| HMDs (Head Mounted Displays)| Theme Parks and Amusements| Virtual Reality

Exclusive VR Amusement Park Opens in China

by Andrew Fenn

A 330 acre (134 hectares) VR amusement park has opened in southwestern China. Oriental Science Fiction Valley, situated in the country’s Guizhou province, features a total of 35 VR rides include roller coasters, shoot’em’up …

Tags:AR/VR| China| Location-based Entertainment (LBE)| Mobile Display Monitor| Theme Parks and Amusements| Virtual Reality| Vol 25 - Issue 17

Acer Wins VR Contract

by Yvette Raikes

Acer is supplying its Star VR HMD to a virtual reality theme park in Dubai, UAE. Construction of the park is expected to be finished by the end of this year or in early …

Tags:Acer| AR/VR| Mobile Display Monitor| Theme Parks and Amusements| Virtual Displays| Vol 24 - Issue 33

NHK Shows 8K VR Ride

by Bob Raikes

NHK Enterprises (NEP) and NHK Media Technology showed an 8K VR ride at the recent SXSW event in Austin. The ride, which allowed a virtual visit to Tokyo, was developed with RecoChoku Labo and …

Tags:4k| Large Display Monitor| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| Theme Parks and Amusements| Virtual Reality| Vol 24 - Issue 10

Technology for Halloween

by Matthew Brennesholtz

The Entertainment Technology Department of the New York City College for Technology (City Tech) in Brooklyn has a high-technology haunted house for Halloween every year called Gravesend Inn. Gravesend is actually a neighborhood in …

Tags:Education| NEC| Rental and Staging| Theme Parks and Amusements| Vol 23 - Issue 42

Are VRcades the Next Big Opportunity?

by Chris Chinnock

There is mounting evidence that VR is not necessarily an isolating experience, but one which can and will become very social. Virtual Reality Arcades or VRcades may indeed be one of the next big …

Tags:Theme Parks and Amusements| Virtual Reality| Vol 23 - Issue 38

Jenoptik Opens Dome Theater for Laser Projector Lens Testing

by Isaac Oburu

Jenoptik Optical Systems, Jupiter (Fl.), is pleased to announce the completion of the new Jenoptik Dome Theater. The Jenoptik Dome Theater was designed and constructed in Jupiter for testing and demonstrating laser projection lenses …

Tags:Cinema Projection| Lenses| Theme Parks and Amusements

Christie Supplies Projection to Universal

by Tom Allen

Christie has signed an agreement with Universal Parks & Resorts, to act as the Official Projection System Provider for the organisation. Christie will supply projection systems, including hardware, software and services, for Universal, including …

Tags:Christie| Large Display Monitor| Projection| Theme Parks and Amusements| Vol 23 - Issue 28

Landmark Entertainment Group projects

Landmark Entertainment Look at Virtual Reality for a Theme Park in China

by Norbert Hildebrand

Landmark Entertainment Group is known for creating theme park attractions like Kongfrontation, Terminator 2 3D, and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man 5D at Universal Studios. Now it has developed a design concept for the …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Mobile Display Monitor| Theme Parks and Amusements| Virtual Reality| Vol 22 - Issue 30

Christie Introduces Laser-Phosphor Projectors to the Simulation Market…

by Raverstead

Christie Digital used I/ITSEC 2014 to introduce its new laser-phosphor projectors to the training and simulation community. The DWU555-GS is a solid-state, 1-chip DLP laser-phosphor projector with 5,400 ANSI lumens and WUXGA (1920 x …

Tags:Christie| Dome Projection| I/ITSEC 2014| Large Display Monitor| Laser Projectors| Mobile Display Monitor| Simulation| Theme Parks and Amusements| Vol 21 - Issue 49