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Dorney Park - Dominator

Dorney Park – Dominator, Allentown, PA

Dominating the Night Skies

As amusement parks continue to thrive across the world, a push toward theming is spreading into smaller market parks.  In this article, we will be discussing themed entertainment and our role within the field, as well as our recent lighting of Dorney Park’s Dominator thrill ride.

Themed Experience

Theming is the use of overarching themes to create a holistic and integrated spatial style.  Commonly dubbed themed entertainment, themed experience provides a broader application to themed entertainment, primarily because themed experiences can be cultured anywhere from theme parks to retail shopping spaces, even residential neighborhoods.  

Our capabilities within the theming world are vast.  At Illuminated, our services encompass design and installation of lighting, audio, and video systems.  We create theming through projection mapping, lighting interior and exterior spaces, or concealing audio to fit within the aesthetics of a space.  Our goal is to provide a system tailored to the end-user’s needs. Whether those needs are for greater levels of automation or greater customization, we will provide what best suits the client.

Dominator

Dorney Park’s Dominator project provided us with our first opportunity in the themed entertainment world.  While our design and install teams have been working in the field of themed experience for years upon years, entering into the theme park world is a new directional movement for the company.  Our design and install results from Dominator prove we are more than capable of expansion within the themed entertainment market.

Design

Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania recently contacted us to bring light to their 200 foot tall Dominator attraction.  Featuring 3 towers conjoined at the top, this launch and drop combination thrill ride towers over the park and the surrounding neighborhoods.  Our task was to bring light, and lots of it, to Dominator. Not only did we need a serious amount of lumens, we needed color changing depth to provide versatile theming for the various seasons the park adapts to throughout the year.  For optimal coverage, we chose to place a fixture at the center of the 3 towers, uplighting the cross beams that adjoin the top of the ride’s towers. Each tower is then grazed with light from the outside of the structure. This ensures even coverage across the entire ride.

Fixture

Our design team chose two separate fixtures to accomplish this task:  SGM’s i5 RGBW and their P10 RGBW.  Each i5 provides 21,527 lumens of output, while the P10 emmits 39,690 lumens.  These fixtures also offer best-in-class optical color mixing, smooth dimming, and temperature capability from 2000k to 10000k.

Dorney Park – Dominator, Allentown, PA

Dominating the Night Skies

As amusement parks continue to thrive across the world, a push toward theming is spreading into smaller market parks.  In this article, we will be discussing themed entertainment and our role within the field, as well as our recent lighting of Dorney Park’s Dominator thrill ride.

Themed Experience

Theming is the use of overarching themes to create a holistic and integrated spatial style.  Commonly dubbed themed entertainment, themed experience provides a broader application to themed entertainment, primarily because themed experiences can be cultured anywhere from theme parks to retail shopping spaces, even residential neighborhoods.  

Our capabilities within the theming world are vast.  At Illuminated, our services encompass design and installation of lighting, audio, and video systems.  We create theming through projection mapping, lighting interior and exterior spaces, or concealing audio to fit within the aesthetics of a space.  Our goal is to provide a system tailored to the end-user’s needs. Whether those needs are for greater levels of automation or greater customization, we will provide what best suits the client.

Dominator

Dorney Park’s Dominator project provided us with our first opportunity in the themed entertainment world.  While our design and install teams have been working in the field of themed experience for years upon years, entering into the theme park world is a new directional movement for the company.  Our design and install results from Dominator prove we are more than capable of expansion within the themed entertainment market.

Design

Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania recently contacted us to bring light to their 200 foot tall Dominator attraction.  Featuring 3 towers conjoined at the top, this launch and drop combination thrill ride towers over the park and the surrounding neighborhoods.  Our task was to bring light, and lots of it, to Dominator. Not only did we need a serious amount of lumens, we needed color changing depth to provide versatile theming for the various seasons the park adapts to throughout the year.  For optimal coverage, we chose to place a fixture at the center of the 3 towers, uplighting the cross beams that adjoin the top of the ride’s towers. Each tower is then grazed with light from the outside of the structure. This ensures even coverage across the entire ride.

Fixture

Our design team chose two separate fixtures to accomplish this task:  SGM’s i5 RGBW and their P10 RGBW.  Each i5 provides 21,527 lumens of output, while the P10 emmits 39,690 lumens.  These fixtures also offer best-in-class optical color mixing, smooth dimming, and temperature capability from 2000k to 10000k.

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