Entertainment News

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!

Gondola over the Hudson to Albany Amtrak Station

McLaren announced today the launch of a transportation feasibility study for an aerial gondola that would connect the Albany-Rensselaer Train Station to downtown Albany – providing a new, reliable and efficient transportation option for commuters, visitors and tourists. Check out NEWS10's coverage below!

Congratulations Tony Winners

Two (2) Broadway shows, that McLaren’s Entertainment Division engineered scenic elements for, have each won two (2) Tony awards!

The Humans received Tony's for:

  • Best Play
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play

A View from the Bridge received Tony's for:

  • Best Revival of a play
  • Best Direction of a play