Legoland Japan in Nagoya is the latest Legoland theme park to be opened by British-based amusement park corporation, Merlin Entertainments. The first Legoland attraction in Japan, the second in Asia and the eighth in total, Legoland Japan also boasts the most sophisticated networked audio and background music (BGM) system of all the Legoland sites worldwide thanks to a highly efficient sound design by Tejix. Described as defining new standards in terms of build quality and technology, Legoland Japan has proved to be a popular destination since its official opening in April 2017. The audio system output throughout the entire park was based on a range of Peavey Commercial Audio loudspeakers, fed from a single, site-wide network.
The Peavey Solution
Tejix was retained for the design and installation of all parkwide BGM, audio, video and lighting (both indoors and outside), on-board audio, dynamic signage and even parkwide wi-fi. As an internationally renowned theme park technology design and consultancy firm, Tejix’s work features in many of the world’s premier theme parks across the globe. Concerning the sound design for Legoland Japan, Tejix sound designer Akio Takeda emphasised that clarity and simplicity were the top priorities. “We started from a blank page,” he explained, “with the idea of providing exceptional performance in a straightforward design. To achieve consistency throughout, we used just seven speaker models across the board – from theaters, dark rides, outdoor areas, and Lego models to shops, restaurants and bars – all from Peavey, and just one amplifier model. Even in areas where different speaker models are used concurrently, the sound i