Theme park turns to Samsung and Modulo Pi for largest circular LED in Europe

Theme park turns to Samsung and Modulo Pi for largest circular LED in Europe
The Tornado Chasers immersive attraction at French theme park Futuroscope cost €21 million and claims to have the largest circular LED screen in Europe.

The staggering display is constructed from 800 Samsung tiles powered by Modulo Pi's Modulo Player media servers and is supported by an L-Acoustic’s L-ISA spatial sound system.

Tornado Chasers follows a team of researchers in their all-terrain vehicle in pursuit of tornadoes. It is the result of four years of work carried out by the park and the company FMD to create a complete immersive experience.

The attraction starts with a 6m-long holographic theatre that uses 20 Samsung IFR25 2.5mm pitch panels powered by a Modulo Player Pro media server by Modulo Pi, equipped with a 4K output.

In the main part of the attraction, a 120-seat dynamic motion theatre is surrounded by a 360-degree LED screen. It is composed of 800 Samsung IFR25 tiles with a pitch of 2.5mm, forming an 8m-high, 420 sq m display. 

An 11m-diameter rotating platform was designed by Dynamic Attractions to convey sensations of movement throughout the experience. It can evolve on three axes and turn up to 27km/h, lower itself by 20cm and rise to 1m thanks to a system of motors and cylinders.

Two parts of this circular LED theatre go up and down as the show progresses, revealing real set elements, as well as actors and their all-terrain vehicle. There, a backdrop composed of 105 Samsung IFR25 tiles completes the attraction’s display system.

Four Modulo Player Pro media servers equipped with four 4K outputs power the 360-degree LED screen, playing content designed for the attraction in 21K resolution at 60 FPS.

The media servers are also responsible for the audio playback of the attraction. The sound system of the immersive circular theatre is based on the L-ISA spatial sound technology by L-Acoustics.


Welcoming up to 1,000 guests per hour for 10 hours each day, the attraction also incorporates varied sensory effects designed to represent the tornado, offering a total immersion to the audience.


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