Wannado City

Architect: Morris Architects
Lighting Design: Ted Fierrera, City Design Group
AV Design: Richard Wagner, RAW Integrated Electronics
Stage equipment designer: Mark T. Black
Rigging Contractor: InterAmerica Stage, Inc.

Wow, Wannado city, what a concept. Wannado City is
located in Sawgrass Mills near Fort Lauderdale. The overall attraction covers 140,000 square feet. It is America’s first indoor Role-Playing Theme Park for kids. Yes, kids only. The attraction opened with an impressive list of marketing partners including Cartoon Network, CNN, Coca-Cola Company, Cox Radio Group (WHQT HOT 105 and WFLC The Coast), Johnny Rockets, The Miami Herald, Plantation General Hospital, Spirit Airlines and State Farm.
Kids can role-play 250 professions in 60 venues! Everything from being a Fire Fighter to a Jet Pilot to being a TV Broadcaster.

The attention to detail is incredible. IAS installed lighting supports throughout the building. Dedicated theme lighting by City Design Group accentuates every inch of
the streets, walkways and facades.

We installed a true to life TV studio pipe grid in the CNN and Cartoon Network Studio. There are professional TV studios that don’t have a set up this good.

The Broadway Theatre is a small scale proscenium theatre. Small scale perhaps, but it has all the bells and whistles of a performing arts hall. We worked with the architect to make this venue a technically correct live performance space, There are counterweighted scenery battens, a full set of masking draperies, a bi-parting grand drape, and even a cyclorama. Lighting designer Ted Fierrera, CDS, did a wonderful job specifying and locating the performance lighting. This venue has it all, on stage electric sets, and a front of house electric set!
What a fantastic opportunity for children to experience the thrill of acting on stage with a live audience. Thespians in the making.

Imagine acting on stage one day and being part of a circus the next. There is even a clown college to attend. IAS designed and installed the performance lighting support system for this big top venue along with a motorized central lighting fixture.

If you are visiting or live in South Florida and want to give your kids a unique experience you have to check this out.