One of the key elements that you will experience while visiting the Disney theme parks is the utilization of music. It sets the atmosphere and the ambiance in so many different ways. Have you ever wondered how the music changes through different areas or how the music is staged for the parades? Well, Disney Parks has released a special behind the scenes look at Audio Central for Disney’s California Adventure.
Located behind The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, Audi Central is responsible for making the music come to life each and every day.
Audio Central Fun Facts:
- Engineers control 209 full-range parade speakers and 114 subwoofers along the parade route, while controlling more than 250 background music zones in restrooms, restaurants, stores, attraction queues and more.
- Engineers monitor 43 different cameras: 21 along the parade route, 17 for “World of Color” and 5 at additional entertainment locations.
- During the 2013 holiday season, Audio Central was responsible for 31 shows each day: one Pixar Play Parade, five performances of “Phineas and Ferb’s Rockin’ Rollin’ Dance Party: Holiday Edition,” six Disney ¡Viva Navidad! street parties, ten Five & Dime performances, six Red Car Trolley News Boys shows, one tree lighting ceremony and two performances of “World of Color.” These are shows that actively require a technician as an operator. The system simultaneously runs a number of smaller events on its own throughout the day.
- Disneyland park has its own Audio Central, located on Main Street, U.S.A., just above the Main Street Opera House.