Paris, May 2021 – On March 27, Puy du Fou España was inaugurated in Toledo, just 50 minutes from Madrid in Spain. Through spectacular shows, hallmark of the Puy du Fou, Puy du Fou España offers visitors a unique immersion in the history of Spain and its legends. The new park relies on the Modulo Player and Modulo Kinetic media server solutions, with 25 servers installed.
Founded in 1989 in the region of Vendée, France, Puy du Fou is a theme park internationally recognized for its artistic concept. In 2012 in Los Angeles and in 2014 in Orlando, Puy du Fou was awarded “Best Park in the World”. Puy du Fou now goes international with the opening of Puy du Fou España on March 27, 2021.
Across 30 hectares, Puy du Fou España invites an international audience to relive some of Spain’s best-known legends and greatest moments in history. To make it happen, the park relies on the Puy du Fou unique know-how with outstanding staging, scenery, costumes, and state-of-the-art technologies.
Launched in summer 2019 as a preview for the new park, El Sueño de Toledo is part of the spectaculars using video projection. On a 5-hectare stage and during 70 minutes, the gigantic night-time show involves more than 185 horse riders and actors, as well as 2,000 characters to revisit 1500 years of Spain’s history. A video mapping is projected onto 3,900 sqm of scenery through 28 x Christie D20WU-HS projectors, and 8 x Modulo Player Standard media servers by Modulo Pi.
On this installation, Modulo Player handles soft edge blending and warping. The show is synchronized with LTC Timecode, and operators can launch the show and power on video-projectors through custom user panels created in Modulo Player.
Since August 30, 2019, El Sueño de Toledo attracted more than 120,000 spectators.
With the official opening of Puy du Fou España, 4 new shows are now open to public in the daytime, 3 of them involving the use of video technology.
El Ultimo Cantar traces the epic of Cid Campeador through a 360° projection and tracked moving screens. The show relies on Modulo Kinetic, with 2 x Modulo Kinetic Designer, and 7 x Modulo Kinetic V-Node servers.
A Pluma y Espada is a swashbuckling show involving projection on a stage of 60 meters wide by 10 meters high. A total of 3 x Modulo Player Pro is used for the projection on a moving screen.
Through an optical encoder, Modulo Player receives the exact position of the screen in OSC. The Digimap function available in the media server then allows to project real-time on the moving screen.
Finally, Allende la Mar Oceana offers an immersive journey into Christopher Columbus’ Santa Maria vessel. The immersive show includes sea effects created through a projection on curved screens based on 6 x Modulo Player media servers.
Puy du Fou is a long-time user of the Modulo Pi media servers. Modulo Player and Modulo Kinetic are used on most creations of the French park, including its most acclaimed spectaculars such as La Cinéscénie, Le Dernier Panache, Le Mystère de la Pérouse, or Les Amoureux de Verdun.