Walking Tour Attraction


A new and unique walking tour takes you behind the scenes of a blockbuster series of films and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animations that made the films so hugely popular all over the world.

The tour begins with a short introductory film which is shown in a small cinema, the 10 x 8m screen is then retracted in to the ceiling revealing the great entrance hall of the tour.


Below the cinema screen is an array of twenty safety-mats and a series of light curtains which are monitoring the area to prevent the cinema screen from closing whilst participants are in the area.

This application was fairly straightforward, however, In this application there will always be children present. Our standard safety mat construction is usually designed for detecting weights of more than 30kg, so we needed to modify the internal construction of the mat to detect smaller weights of 10kgs.  In addition, the mat would be placed under a carpet.  This meant that the mat needed to be thin and not cause a trip hazard.

Mat dimensions were 1500mm x 1000mm x 9mm, and the mats were manufactured using very thin outer materials.


Key Requirements

  • Detect children
  • Under-carpet, thin sensor
  • First and secondary safety devices
  • Connect in series, one large area