How do you install the largest temporary ferris wheel in Brooklyn? By very careful planning with key partners. Villain worked directly with the Open Space Alliance and Reithoffer Shows (America’s oldest traveling amusement provider) to transform the event space at 50 Kent in WIlliamsburg to a one-day music carnival, the Greatest Day Ever.
Working 8 months in advance, we secured the necessary permits, installation, and inspection from a variety of city agencies to ensure a safety-first, dynamic carnival amusement, including a 6-story ferris wheel and gravitron. Working with incredibly tight turnarounds in the venue, we were able to build, test, inspect and certify the rides, protecting the load-out and installation of a separate event in the venue the very next day.
Oh, and just to make things interesting, the music programming was a ten-hour dance and hip hop lineup, featuring headliner Travis Scott, and a selection of top DJs and performers.
This was the highest grossing, best attended event at the 50 Kent event venue in 2015.
Greatest Day Ever 2015 Video
Greatest Day Ever 2014 Video