Creator and producer of ground-breaking multimedia shows, ECA2, and OCT Shanghai have announced a brand new multimedia tower attraction at Happy Valley theme park.
Lake of Illusions, a landmark sculpture by day, is transformed into a dazzling spectacular at night featuring light, sound, video and water effects.
“To match the grand scale of its context in Happy Valley, Lake of Illusions was conceived to stand out in every dimension, ” says the show’s producer, Jean-Christophe Canizares, Chairman and CEO of ECA2. “It’s a true 360° icon that dominates its setting and intrigues the park’s visitors.”
ECA2 has used huge water screens and cutting-edge technology to give the illusion that the images are suspended in space. The company, headquartered in Paris, spent a year developing a unique new effect called Spyroscreen that uses rotating water jets to produce a giant spectral surface where the video, light and laser images appear.
Pixel mapping machines also help to give a sense of movement, along with the moving water jets, moving lights, mist and flames. Eleven sound sources strategically placed around the site further enhance the immersive experience.
140 people were involved in the creation of the attraction which can be viewed by 1, 000 guests at a time.
The Lake of Illusions night time spectacular opens on July 10th, 2016.
Over the past 30 years, ECA2 has produced over 60 major spectacles around the world, notably the “Big-O” show for the 2012 Yeosu International Expo and the recent “Wings of Time” in Singapore and “Fountain of Dreams” in Wuyishan (Fujian), both honoured by the prestigious THEA Awards.
Image kind courtesy ECA2