Sandusky, OH (December 27, 2012)—When Cedar Point decided to renovate its Midway area, Washington Professional Systems (Wheaton, MD) and Audio Design Solutions (New Market, MD), performed the site analysis, system design and installation, choosing loudspeakers from One Systems for the space.
Cedar Point is a 364-acre amusement park located on Lake Erie’s shore in Sandusky, Ohio. Its newly renovated Midway area is an extensive pathway for park guests to walk from one side of the park to the other. The Midway serves as the home for the East and West Skyride Stations; the Midway Plaza; Luminosity Stage; the Interactive Fountain; Snoopy Boutique; Attitudes; the large Coliseum Arcade; and more. The focal point of the Midway is the newly designed “Luminosity Stage,” a gathering place where guests can see live music entertainment, lasers, lights and pyrotechnics after dusk.
“Cedar Point is right off Lake Erie, so the loudspeakers are going to get hit very hard with tough Great Lakes weather, so we needed speaker systems that could withstand lake effect snow, wind and ice,” mentions Eric Choucroun, Account Executive at Washington Professional Systems.
Choucroun and Chris Evans, Owner of Audio Designs Solutions configured the placement of the speakers specifically for each venue throughout the Midway. “The greatest challenge was figuring out how to cover so much square footage of park as evenly as we could. We were also under a strict, one week timeline and a very specific budget, but working with One Systems was a breeze,” says Choucroun.
Speakers in the Midway Plaza include 20 truss towers with 212IMs installed on each using One Systems PT70-2 pan and tilt/pole mount brackets and additional 212IM speakers were installed with One Systems 212IM-U U-Brackets. “These are some of the best brackets we have found,” mentioned Choucroun. The Luminosity Stage also includes One Systems Portable Outdoor Powered Systems (P.O.P.S.) that include POPS15s and POPSSubs, as well as two 106IM speakers, in addition to 48 212IM speakers installed throughout the park.
“This was an intricate space to configure, but through optimal aiming and placement we were able to cover all of the spaces evenly and each guest in the Midway area is able to clearly understand announcements and hear music without it bleeding into other areas of the park,” says Choucroun.
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