Tuesday, November 28, 2023

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)


Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleimanhttp://wwww.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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