When Warner Bros. Movie World’s Scooby Doo Coaster was closed to make way for the Next Generation transformation, anticipation from the ride’s fans was high.
The ride is one of Warner Bros Movie World’s most popular and beloved attractions. The ride was closed in late 2018 for a complete theming transformation and upgraded special effects. With a proven understanding of themed entertainment, we were engaged to design an audio system that would maximise the potential of the background music, complex visual features and focused sound effects that were planned to revamp the ride.
During the early design and planning phase, we worked closely with the creative staff of Village Roadshow Theme Parks to incorporate technical audio design into the conceptual, architectural and mechanical drawings. This included determination of optimal speaker locations throughout the ride, recommendation of products, and plan for integration to the system’s many technical elements and overall park control & DSP system.
With Q-SYS already in use throughout the park, QSC speakers and amplifiers were used across the ride to allow for a seamless deployment of the sound system. A mixture of QSC acoustic Design 8-inch and 10-inch speakers were installed for special effect sounds throughout the ride. A large quantity of QSC acoustic design 6-inch speakers were used for background music throughout the ride and foyer area. 48 channels of amplification are provided by the Q-SYS CXD-Q range of amplifiers. A Q-SYS Core 510 stores all the sound effect and background music files for the coaster, with a Q-SYS 32 channel multi-track playback expansion added for additional storage.
The entire audio system seamlessly integrates with the Showmaster show controller, as Q-SYS natively handles the required communication output. This allows real-time feedback and precision control of all audio triggers.
Paging intercom and remote control panels were also integrated, enabling staff to use the entire sound system with ease and reliability.
We worked closely with the theme park and building contractors to ensure that cabling installation and hardware was completed during the building works. The commissioning of the ride was completed in collaboration with the theme parks technical services department, providing handover, training and ongoing support.
Our team were proud to be recognised for our execution of the Scooby Coaster audio project, when it was shortlisted as a finalist in the 2019 Audio Visual Industry Awards.
1x QSC Q-SYS CORE 510i with 32 track playback
2x QSC TSW-7 Wall-mount Touch Panel
1x QSC PS-1600G Paging Station
2x QSC CXD4.5Q Networked Amplifier
5x QSC CXD8.8Q Networked Amplifier
10x QSC P6T Pendant Speakers
4x QSC C6T Ceiling Speakers
2x QSC EW218SW Subwoofers
4x QSC E15 Two-way Passive Loudspeaker
22x QSC AD-S6T Surface Mount Loudspeaker
14x QSC AD-S8T Loudspeaker
12x QSC AD-S10T Loudspeaker
8x APART AUDIO KUBO5 Compact Speaker