Christie solutions deliver projection mapping show for Lotte World’s Magic Castle, Korea

Lotte World, a major entertainment and recreation complex located in Seoul, South Korea, has chosen Christie’s projection, auto calibration, image processing and SDVoE solutions to bring its Magic Castle to life with 3D multimedia mapping show.

Widely acknowledged as the most famous landmark in Lotte World’s outdoor theme park, the 41m Magic Castle is distinguished by its medieval-style towers with signature blue tiles and white brick exteriors.

This new six-minute nighttime spectacular, which made its debut in August, is the latest initiative by the theme park operator to rejuvenate major attractions and reinforce its position as South Korea’s leading themed entertainment destination. This highly impactful graphic-based 3D mapping show has been designed by international digital company d’strict based on the formative characteristics of Lotte World Magic Castle’s architectural structure.

The visuals are accomplished using three Christie D4K40-RGB pure laser projectors, Christie Mystique – Large Scale Experience (LSE) Edition, two Christie Pandoras Box servers, a Pandoras Box Manager and Widget Designer, as well as three sets of Christie Terra transmitters and receivers. They were installed by Christie’s partner Star Networks.

A spokesperson from Lotte World commented: “We are excited to harness the latest technologies from Christie to deliver a fascinating 3D multimedia mapping show on the façade of Magic Castle. This is a spellbinding nighttime show that lights up our iconic landmark with Lotte World’s most beloved characters. We are also proud to be the first theme park in the world to use Christie Mystique auto calibration solution for outdoor 3D projection mapping.”

S.H. Ham, general manager, Star Networks, added: “The Magic Castle 3D multimedia mapping show is a large-scale, dynamic spectacle that requires a fully integrated solution that not only delivers excellent visuals and color fidelity, but also a powerful content management and AV-over-IP system that offers long-term reliability. The Christie solutions installed are perfect for this venue as they have an excellent track record in terms of performance, level of integration and dependability.”

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