Given the dimensions of the Vacation City and the need to have the performances and surprises that we had prepared succeed each other in all the corners of the complex, it was necessary to design and build a mobile support unit, driven by a non-polluting electric motor, to transport the characters to the different animation points from the operations center.
This small mobile platform was provided with a set design so that the transport of the various characters to their performance points could be transformed into an amusing parade that would attract the public’s attention along the way, elicit some smiles and—why not?—invite by-standers to go along with them to the spot where they would act for them.
The set design chosen to decorate this vehicle met a series of technical and esthetic needs such as:
- Vertical elements for the actors to hold on to.
- Raised elements to enable them to be easily seen.
- A decoration that could be used by all the animation characters, without clashing esthetically.
- Sound and lighting of the unit to get the public’s attention, support the performance and turn the parade into a spectacle.
To meet these technical needs, the design chosen for this mobile unit was: a “Musical Pergola”.