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Medialon takes control of the supernatural

At the heart of a scary new ride at a theme park in Stockholm is Medialon's Showmaster Pro, controlling and synchronising the appearance of ghosts, skeletons, scarecrows and rats.

Gröna Lund Amusement Park, located in Stockholm in Sweden, has recently opened two new rides, including the “Blå Tåget” ride. The “Blå Tåget” ride already existed but has undergone a complete makeover. The ride is a ghost train loaded with new chills, thrills and effects especially designed for visitors’ enjoyment; the train passes through several chambers, each filled with skeletons, scarecrows, rats, wolves, fire, lightning, ghosts and more.

The setting inside the ride was designed by artist Magnus Sörman and the entrance to the ride was designed by artist Joakim Hansén. For the technical production of this nerve-tickling and scary adventure ride, Kreativ Teknik was contacted by Gröna Lund. Kreativ Teknik, a Swedish company who mainly work with lighting, control systems and effects, selected Medialon to be part of the project.

Kreativ Teknik delivered a total solution including lighting, smoke, video projectors, control system, as well as the programming of the entire ride’s special effects.

One Medialon Showmaster Pro embedded show controller controls and synchronises the entire AV system. The Showmaster controls everything from light and sound to lightning, smoke effects, and movements of the animatronics and video which are continuously timed and triggered by the exact positions of the train’s chariots.

The Medialon Showmaster Pro controls the following equipment:

23x Advantech ADAM I/O Interface, to control the animatronics via pneumatics
1x Sandbox Ether DMX Interface
2x Brightsign Network Video players
2x Projectors
1x Fog screen
1x Smoke machine
1x Strobe
4x Tesla coil flash-generators
1x Gas-flame
112x LED-fixtures of different models and brands
3x dimmers
21x ID-AL MP3-players