Entertainment News

New Broadway Hit - Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

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McLaren Engineering Group would like to congratulate all those involved in the new Broadway hit, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” which opened Monday, November 14th at the Imperial Theater. “The Great Comet” impressed the audience with its immersive atmosphere, extraordinary set, and overall stunning production quality.

Winter Village at Bryant Park

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The holiday season is here…the Winter Village at Bryant Park is open.

McLaren conducted a structural analysis of three (3) large temporary tent structures clad in glass; these serve as the skating pavilion and the restaurant surrounding the skating rink. Design assistance was required to create these custom tents, that are constructed specifically to withstand New York City winters.

Mars Simulation Coaster Now Open

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McLaren’s Entertainment Division has been hard at work helping to engineer the public debut of TAIT Towers’ Six Degrees of Freedom Ride System, which integrates a virtual reality experience provided by Major Mega. This immersive ride, named the “Mars Landing Simulator,” debuted early this week in a pop-up event celebrating the premiere of the National Geographic Channel’s new mini-series “Mars”. This ride system propels a 2 person ride vehicle on a dynamic flight path using six high-powered winches.

Cirque du Soleil La Nouba

"One of the most challenging aspects of this project was determining the dynamic forces on the act's show components and rigging due to the performer's acrobatics" said Andrew Habel, McLaren's Florida Regional Director.

To read about what McLaren did on the project click here.

The Han Show

McLaren helped conceive the theater and infrastructure for The Han Show in Wuhan City, China. Inspired by the traditional Chinese image of the “red lantern,” McLaren developed schematic designs for elements that create a sensory experience like no other, including 2,000 movable seats! Check out some of these elements in action!