Tuesday, January 31, 2012

TREND: Fountain Shows

by Joe Kleiman, IPM Online News Editor

Here's what we're following at IPM News:

Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Florida in Orlando, FL, USA will unveil Universal's Cinematic Spectacular, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Universal Pictures, this Spring.  According to the theme park, "Universal's Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories is narrated by award-winning actor and recent Golden Globe - Cecil B. DeMille honoree, Morgan Freeman.  The brand-new nighttime show will celebrate the most powerful and emotional moments from Universal Pictures' most iconic films - all on cutting-edge waterfall screens within the Universal Studios lagoon and surrounded by colorful fountains and pyrotechnics." 

Universal's Cinematic Spectacular is being produced by Universal Creative.


May 31 marks the 60th anniversary of this theme park in Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands and it'll be celebrating the day by premiering its new show Aquanura.  The show, on the park's Vonderplas lake, will feature giant frog sculptures along with lighting and fire effects in the evening choreographed to a symphonic score.  Additional fountain shows themed to music will play during the day.  Efteling states that Aquanura will be the largest fountain show in Europe and third largest in the world.

Aquanura is being developed by WET Design (Fountains of Bellagio, Dubai Fountain)


Disneyland Paris
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The Disneyland Paris theme park in Marne-la-Vallée, France, celebrates its 20th anniversary with a number of new events and attractions, including Disney Dreams!  This new show combines pyrotechnics, fire effects, and lighting with new fountains and projection water screens placed in front of the park's iconic Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant.  In addition, digital projection will be used on the Château itself with texture mapped animation. 

Disney Dreams! is being produced by Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment under the leadership of Steve Davison (Wishes!, World of Color)