SpacePark360: Infinity is an immersive entertainment show for fulldome theaters — an amusement park with its rides placed throughout the solar system. It's an "E Ticket Ride" of astronomical proportions, building on the success of its predecessor show, SpacePark360: Geodesium Edition!
Even if you're a theme park ride afficionado, you'll marvel at the scale of these monumental rides... set on such amazing out-of-this-world locations.
Audio-visual experiences like these are what make your dome theater environment unique. Whether you choose to show all nine rides as a standalone feature, or opt to offer a single ride as a special "encore" or "dessert" after your main presentation, SpacePark360: Infinity will be an unforgettable treat for audiences of all ages.
What it is
SpacePark360: Infinity is a set of fulldome movies designed to recreate the experience of amusement park thrill rides — roller coasters, spinners, slides, bungee drops, and more. Seen from the rider's perspective, audiences experience the apparent motion from the visual display, while reveling in the surrounding music and sound effects custom created specifically for the scenes. There's no narration, no science education standards or curriculum objectives; just some wild ride experiences, fantastic music, and a ton of fun!
License Individual Rides...
Each individual ride in SpacePark360: Infinity begins on the bridge of a futuristic spaceship that's transporting you to the ride of your life. The ship's monitor screens display some quick facts about the location and the attraction; the ride is previewed as a "wire-frame" model, so you'll get an idea of what's in store for you. The transporter doors iris open... and away we go!
Just one dizzying ride will provide enough stimulation for some audiences, especially younger age groups. Ordering rides a la carte allows you to pick and choose the ones you like best, and can provide some relief if your budget dollars are feeling stretched.
You can also mix and match rides from SpacePark360: Infinity and SpacePark360: Geodesium Edition — they're all stylistically compatible.
...or All Nine as a Complete Show!
For more adventurous programmers, the full-length show provides a unique, new alternative to offer those late-night light show crowds looking for the latest "eXtreme eXperience". When you get the full-length show, we also provide all nine individual rides as standalone movies in addition. This allows you the option of running an individual ride or several on their own, without the need for programming to excerpt them from the long feature. Licensing the complete show gives you more scheduling options and flexibility.
Who it comes from
SpacePark360: Infinity is a collaboration of two cosmically creative companies: Dome3D and Loch Ness Productions.
The computer graphics wizards from Dome3D — Matt Mascheri, Michael Narlock, and Jason Heaton — are the visual creators. They conducted extensive research on actual theme park rides from around the world, to choose the ones that would best accommodate the fulldome medium, offering a perfect balance between time, motion, and fun. They spent months (more like years, on and off) sitting at their computer workstations running applications like ZBrush, 3dsMax, After Effects, rendering frames and data — at 4K resolution, that's a lot of data.
The soundtrack music... well, that's where we come in. Mark C. Petersen has recorded all-new custom Geodesium music, specifically composed to match the action of the rides. It transcends the ethereal planetarium space music sound he's best known for; these tracks are more like an audio assault on the senses. Check out the previews to hear the rockin' sounds from the Loch Ness Productions studios.
THE RIDES (select for 1024x768 pixel image, ~700 KB)
1. SkyLab - Earth Orbit
Currently on the deck of base Alpha. This is where all the rides of SpacePark360 are assembled and tested before they are sent out around the galaxy.
2. Arctic Coaster - Earth
Experience the thrills of a traditional wooden coaster as well as the majestic aurora borealis.
3. Skrambler - Moon
A wild spinning ride that pays homage to the NASA space program. Hang on tight with the astronaut crew!
4. Ice Slide - Europa
Starting high above the surface, you slip at tremendous speed down the frozen slopes of a mountain on Jupiter's ice moon. The glowing energy rings lead the way though inexplicable portals!
5. Anti-Freeze - Enceladus
Hang suspended over the cliffs with the ice geysers of Saturn's water-spouting satellite.
6. Cronus - Saturn Rings
A mag-lev coaster barrels through the rings of Saturn. Let's just hope the large chucks of rock and ice don't smash us to bits.
7. Crystal Coaster - Asteroid
A looping, twisting track winds careens through a cavern of mysterious glowing crystals.
8. Alien Fallout - Exoplanet
Solar storms have a future colony on another world on the brink of destruction. But there is always time for one last ride.
Running time: ~4:30 each ride,
39:11 entire show
Suitable for: Thrill-seeking audiences
Year of production: 2014