Issue 26

World Premiere of Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” by QSC

Disneyland outdoor amphitheatre kitted out in after-hours seven day build by small team of QSC tech for Disney’s newest premiere


11 August 2021

QSC was proud to provide the audio system for the world premiere of Disney’s “Jungle Cruise”, held at the Fantasyland Theater in Disneyland on July 24, 2021. A small team of dedicated QSC experts designed, built, and installed the enormous QSC audio system, helping transform the 5,000 square foot outdoor amphitheater into a state-of-the-art movie theatre, setting the stage for moviegoers to travel deep into the heart of the Amazon jungle.

The QSC system for Disney was brought to fruition by a small team of five, dedicated QSC designers and technicians, led by QSC product manager and veteran studio/live sound system designer and recording engineer, Jon Graves. Before the build, the QSC team spent weeks designing and testing the system at an offsite facility, which helped expedite the rapid install over seven after-hours nights in the park.

“After we collaborated on the audio solution for the world premiere event of “Avengers: Endgame”in 2019, we had no doubts about working with QSC for this blockbuster premiere event. They once again delivered a flawless system that brought our latest movie to life with unmatched audio performance,” says Michael Kern, VP, Special Events Production and Technical Services, Walt Disney Studios.

Just as Jungle Cruise skippers proudly show their visitors “the backside of water”, the QSC team enlisted the Q-SYS Platform for the backside of their audio solution to process, route, and tune the entire high-performance audio system, with the film’s screen channels supported by QSC WideLine line array loudspeakers and Q-SYS CX-Q Series amplifiers. In addition, they utilised the system redundancy capabilities built into the Q-SYS Platform for processing, networking, and amplification, along with emergency analog failover – for this mission-critical scenario.

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