“Symbio!”, a multi-media extravaganza was presented to dignitaries, local officials and the media during an unveiling of Ocean Park Hong Kong’s newest development, Aqua City. The event marks a major milestone in the theme park’s master redevelopment plan and the halfway point in the entire HK$ 5.55 billion (US$750 million) project undertaken by the park, which is owned by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).
On hand for the ceremonies and opening night of the show was Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR. Joining him and several thousand excited invitees was Ocean Park Chairman Dr. Allan Zeman who stated, “Aqua City will enable us to set new standards…bolstering Ocean Park as the premier international travel destination that combines conservation advocacy with the best theme park enjoyment.”
The Show features the first of it’s kind 360 degree water screen, custom animation projection, LED water fountains, jets and cannons, articulating flame jets, pyrotechnics, original sound track, theatrical lighting and an enormous fire on the water effect, which when released during the premiere prompted the audience to collectively gasp in amazement (and to take a few steps back from the lagoon’s edge.)
“We couldn’t be happier with the production. After three years of development it’s exciting to finally witness the guest’s reactions to the show and all of its incredible effects. The show is certainly unlike any other and seems to fit perfectly into Ocean Park’s environment, especially this incredible new land of Aqua City,” states Daniel Burzlaff, Chief Creative Officer and President of Utopia.
“Symbio!” which runs for just over 10 minutes, shall be presented each night to the Ocean Park guests and is included in their general admission. It’s estimated that that 5000 people or more will have the opportunity to experience this nightly production by gathering around the Aqua City Lagoon located next to the brand new main entrance and the Frank Gehry designed Grand Aquarium.
“We believe that this type of nighttime show will offer our guests a wonderfully unique final experience to cap of their day with us…and perhaps a reason to come back soon,” states Todd Hougland, Director of Operations for Ocean Park, Hong Kong.
Utopia Entertainment, Inc., with production offices in Los Angeles, California, is a leading provider of entertainment solutions for clients around the globe. Utopia Entertainment’s Design, Production, and Operations groups all focus on a singular goal: Providing “World Class” themed entertainment and special event experiences worldwide. For more information please contact Rebecca Pontius at Utopia Entertainment, Inc., 661-254-9943, or visit us on the web at www.utopiaworldwide.com.