The award-winning Jands Vista lighting & media control system again proved its flexibility and power when it provided control for this year’s out of this world ‘Ultimate Fireworks Spectacular’ – an annual end-of-season event at the UK’s most popular Theme Park, Alton Towers Resort.
To celebrate the launch of the Resort’s new rollercoaster fully dedicated to virtual reality, Galactica, the intergalactic show featured an interstellar fireworks display, striking visual effects and incredible lasers that lit up the universe’s sky – set to space themed music and the backdrop of the towers.
Alton Towers Resort specified the Jands Vista system to provide lighting and media control for the event, for the 5th consecutive year running.
The Resort’s technical team are experienced Jands Vista users, with a fleet of consoles employed throughout the park for various attractions and venues.
As in previous years, the team utilised Jands’ flagship Vista L5 console to control an impressive rig for the show featuring over 150 fixtures and 14 universes of DMX – with the lighting & audio elements synchronised using time code.
The impressive fixture count consisted of Robe BMFLs, Clay Paky Sharpies, SGM G-Spots, 7Kw Falcons, Philips Color Kinetics iColor Flex LMX Strings, and a Green Hippo Media Server.
Alexander Tweedie from the Alton Towers Resort’s technical team commented: “After using the Vista for a number of our previous fireworks shows and launch events, it was the obvious choice again – and as we expected, it worked absolutely flawlessly. We are really delighted with the outcome using Vista, which helped to make the event another huge success.”
He continued: “Our team loves how easy Vista is to set up for big time-coded shows like this event. In addition, the fact that the L5 console uses the same visual interface as other Vista console models we have around the resort means that our team of Vista-trained technical staff were able to collaborate on creating the show quickly and easily. Finally, the Jands technical support is world-class, which is very reassuring when running extra special events such as this one.”