South Korea’s Lotte World theme park celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The park is the 14th most visited theme park in the world, with 7,300,000 guests in 2013. The anniversary celebrations include a brand new nighttime spectacular parade called “Let’s Dream!”. Here are some photos and commentary provided by Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog. ~~Rick
Let’s Dream! A Spectacular Nighttime Parade
Celebrating Lotte World 25th Anniversary
Directed by Taylor Jeffs and Gary Goddard
“Let’s Dream!” started a few days ago and has been a smash hit so far. People are saying that it may be the best light parade ever created. In addition to amazing floats, there are a couple of really neat “firsts” in the show, including the entertainment world’s largest fleet of drones, the flying lanterns you’ll see in the video…
…as well as the first “hologram” float with the flying fairy that you can see on the picture below!
The next pictures show the moment of the rising castle as well as a procession scene with Korean lanterns before the parade with the floats.
Park guests are actually the stars of the parade. In the pre-show, different areas of the audience hear six different “bedtime stories” about dreams, and then they see each of those dreams come true in the parade. Those are actually park guests on the bed on the first float, in the mermaid bowl, on the magic carpet, etc.
Also, the score was written by Benoit Jutras – composer of Cirque du Soleil and Franco Dragone’s biggest hits, including “O”, La Nouba, Quidam, Le Reve, and others.
I think that Taylor, Gary and the whole team did a fantastic job as you’ll see on the HD video below showing the entire “Let’s Dream!” parade. In the video, the drones start to rise up at 11:22. The hologram comes by around 15:08, but is a bit more hard to see in the video. Take a look and let us know what you think about this spectacular parade!
Pictures: copyright Gary Goddard – Lotte World
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