(taken from Commercial Integrator feature article ‘Reviews Are In: Madame Tussaud’s Ghostbusters Exhibit Is as Virtually Real as it Gets’ first published July 14, 2016 By Rachel Quettihere
Madame Tussaud’s brings the Ghostbusters cinematic experience to its New York location, offering guests an immersive and interactive ghostbusting experience that can’t be found anywhere else – including a life-like Slimer.
Recently opening on July 1 2016, about two weeks before the Ghostbusters movie premiere, Madame Tussaud’s Ghostbusters Experience is directly inspired by the film and is the first Ghostbusters exhibit of its kind.
Perhaps the most impressive visual aspect of the exhibit is Slimer, a holographic 3D ghost who flies around and even interacts with guests.
OpenEye provided Slimer and brought him to life working with Sony and Interesting Audio Visual out of the UK, to do this Pepper’s Ghost technology.
Pepper’s Ghost is a special effects technique for creating transparent ghostly images. It works by reflecting the image of a ghost off of a sheet of plexiglass. Using this effect, a Digital Projection E-Vision Laser 8500 projector and a 7thSenseDelta Nano Media Server, Slimer is brought to life right before guests’ eyes.
Watch the video by Commercial Integrator below to take a virtual tour of Madame Tussaud’s Ghosbusters Experience and hear from Eric Fluet (head of marketing and sales at Madame Tussaud’s New York.)about the technology that made it all possible