This December, I will have the blessing of attending a once-in-a-lifetime event, the How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular. While it is not targeted toward sci-fi enthusiasts or high-class theatre-goers, anyone would impressed by the work that goes into this, and the visual effect it produces. You can see examples of this in the video below, and beneath it I've listed a few impressive facts about the show. I'll be posting more information about the show in the coming weeks, but the show comes to the Tacoma Dome on the weekend of December 6 (Thursday) to December 9 (Sunday). Meanwhile, here is the link to the venue's event page:
- The backwall is 9 movie screens combined.
- Double that and you have the size of the arena floor! It’s the size of a football field.
- All together the whole screen surface area is 20,727 square feet with over 20,736,000 pixels in it.
- The floor of the show is held together by over 28,000 magnets.
- If the cables used in the show were laid out end to end, they would stretch from LA to NY.
- There are more automation cues in the opening sequence of the show than a standard Broadway musical has in a night. And you thought your life was busy!