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Mousetrappe’s Daren Ulmer Creative Directed two media-based attractions at PortAventura World’s Ferrari Land: Flying Dreams™ and Racing Legends™

Mousetrappe designed and produced two attractions, three pre-shows, and an immersive queue, including over 100-minutes of media and 40 minutes of music under the hood of the Ferrari Experience building at PortAventura World’s newly opened Ferrari Land.


April 6, 2017 – Burbank, CA – A new themed experience has opened at PortAventura World, Ferrari Land, 70,000 m2 of speed, innovation, adrenaline, theming, and attractions. Los Angeles based experiential creative studio Mousetrappe, in collaboration with master planner PGAV, provided input into the creative concept phase of Ferrari Land at PortAventura World, helping to determine the narrative and an audience work flow to best tell the interactive story of the legendary Italian brand and its creator Enzo Ferrari. Following the Concept Phase, Mousetrappe’s Creative Chief Daren Ulmer took the lead as Creative Director on all media-based experiences inside the Ferrari Experience Building, including two signature attractions, three pre-shows, and 12 projected mapped video environments within the queue. In addition to the media production, other Mousetrappe deliverables included initial concept designs, storyboards, and the design and fabrication of themed set pieces, such as a dimensional scenic Ferraris, used for projection mapping.

The media-based attractions, kept secret until opening day, include:

  • Flying Dreams –Around the World with Ferrari - a flying theater experience following classic and contemporary GT™ Ferrari’s touring through amazing locations around Europe and the rest of the world.

  • Racing Legends –A Journey Through Time with Scuderia Ferrari - a simulator ride in an Omnimax-style dome that puts its riders into Ferrari Formula One cars to feel the adrenaline of an F1™ through many classic racing eras, up to a "Future Track" set 50 years from now.

  • The attractions along with a very original approach to the queue and multiple preshows include 12 different projected/mapped video environments, pepper's ghost illusions, and safety videos. It was a massive undertaking.

Flying Dreams was filmed at notable landmarks around the world utilizing a flying drone mounted 5K resolution camera rig, for all but three locations not allowing flight clearance. “This may have been the first flying theatre film shot entirely with drones,” remarked Mousetrappe’s Creative Producer David Briggs.

“As a Scuderia Ferrari F1 fan this was, to say the least, an incredible adventure - from access to the team's VIP hospitality suite and pit garages at the Spanish Grand Prix, to PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release v.3 2 working on their racing circuit in Maranello, Italy,” highlights Daren Ulmer, Founder and Creative Chief at Mousetrappe. “We are also honored that Piero Ferrari, son of Enzo Ferrari, was extremely impressed by our portrayal of his father in a pre-show that utilizes the pepper's ghost effect.”

The team at Mousetrappe along with partners MuseFX, Tau Films, Proof, Jon Baker Productions (score for Flying Dreams by Bruce Broughton, Racing Legends, Queue and Pre-Shows by Tim Heintz), Simworx and Brogent Technologies delivered unique and extraordinary experiences that the public will enjoy for years to come.

About Mousetrappe

Mousetrappe is an award-winning creative studio that magically entertains millions the world over with design and production of cutting-edge media-based entertainment experiences -- shows, nighttime spectaculars, immersive films, exhibits, attractions and live events – integrating massive-scale architectural projection mapping, emerging technology, sound, lighting, theming, and visual effects into the world’s most treasured theme parks, museums, events, and IP’s. Based in Burbank, California, the studio was founded in 2005 by Chief Creative Daren Ulmer, a former creative team member at The Walt Disney Company.

About PortAventura World Parks & Resort

PortAventura World Parks & Resort is one of the largest family leisure and holiday destination resorts in Europe and throughout its 20-year history has welcomed over 65 million visitors. With a privileged location close to Barcelona, the resort operates four 4-star and one 5-star themed hotels (PortAventura Hotels) with a total of 2,100 rooms, and a convention centre (PortAventura Convention Centre) with capacity for up to 3,000 people. The range of leisure activities on offer also includes 3 golf courses (two of which were designed by Greg Norman) and a Beach Club with direct access to the beach. PortAventura World Parks & Resort is also home to a leading theme park and water park and the only Ferrari Land park in Europe, with a range of internationally-renowned attractions.

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