Illuminate Light & Laser Spectacular

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Illuminate Light & Laser Spectacular
Illuminate logo.png
Dreamworld
Area Main Street
Coordinates 27°51′48″S 153°18′57″E / 27.863299°S 153.315958°E / -27.863299; 153.315958Coordinates: 27°51′48″S 153°18′57″E / 27.863299°S 153.315958°E / -27.863299; 153.315958
Status Seasonal operations
Opening date 2 April 2010 (2010-04-02)
General statistics
Attraction type Evening show
Manufacturer Laservision
Designer Dreamworld
Duration 15–30 minutes

Illuminate Light & Laser Spectacular is a seasonal evening show at the Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast, Australia.

History[edit]

On 2 March 2010, Dreamworld announced that they would be adding a light and laser show for the Easter school holidays.[1][2] The show was included with daily admission, however, guests could purchase a separate Illuminate ticket just to attend the event.[3] The first showing of Illuminate was from 2 April until 16 April 2010. Despite a poor trading period, Ardent Leisure CEO Greg Shaw stated that the launch of Illuminate was a success.[4]

In early May 2010, it was reported that Dreamworld was evaluating the possibility to incorporate Illuminate into night dance parties.[5] Rather than going ahead with dance parties, Dreamworld began to incorporate the show into the existing Screamworld night events.[6]

In the June/July holidays of 2010 Illuminate returned alongside a "Winter Wonderland". In the evenings before the show, guests could play in up to 10,000 kilograms (22,000 lb) of ice or slide down an ice slide.[7][8]

Illuminate has since returned in 4 other school holiday periods (including the Summer Funomenon) and several Screamworld events.

Show[edit]

Illuminate Light & Laser Spectacular was created by Australian entertainment company Laservision.[1] Laservision is the company responsible the world's largest light and sound display, A Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong, as well as the lasers inside the Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast.[1][9][10]

Segments[edit]

The natural light display Aurora Australis (pictured) is recreated in the Illuminate Light & Laser Spectacular.

Illuminate may show one or more of the following segments in addition to an introduction segment:

  • Aurora Australis – based upon the natural light display of the same name (also known as the Southern Lights), the Aurora Australis segment features a variety of light and laser techniques to recreate an aurora.[7][8]
  • Celebrate – set to the song of the same name by Kool & the Gang, the Celebrate segment projects a variety of animated cartoons onto the two 4-metre (13 ft) high water screens.[11]
  • Love Today – set to the Mika song of the same name, the Love Today segment recreates the 2010 commercial on the main water screen.[12]
  • SpongeBob SquarePants – by utilising the main water screen, an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants is played.[1] This segment will no longer be utilised after the termination of Dreamworld's contract with Nickelodeon.[13]
Start date End date Aurora Australis Celebrate Love Today SpongeBob SquarePants
2 April 2010 16 April 2010 No Yes Yes Yes [1][11]
26 June 2010 16 July 2010 Yes Yes Yes No [7][8]
27 December 2010 21 January 2011 Yes Yes Yes No
10 April 2011 21 April 2011 Yes Yes Yes No [14][15][16]
25 June 2011 15 July 2011 Yes Yes Yes No [17][18]
23 June 2012 8 July 2012 Yes Yes Yes No [19]

Infrastructure[edit]

Dreamworld has permanately installed the following in Main Street to allow them to consistently run Illuminate in school holiday periods.

  • Flamethrower capable of generating 2.4-metre (7.9 ft) tall flames[20]
  • Two 4-metre (13 ft) high water screens[21]
  • Three high-power laser systems[1]
  • Six smoke machines[20]
  • Search lights[20]
  • LEDs[20]
  • Surround sound[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Dreamworld days get longer with Illuminate Light and Laser Spectacular". Dreamworld. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Ardern, Lucy (2 March 2010). "Wedgie time at White Water World". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Dreamworld's twilight magic". Sunday News. 4 April 2010. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Nichols, Nick (11 May 2010). "Dreamworld slides after poor holiday period". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Carter, Bridget (6 May 2010). "Dreamworld toys with dance for revenue". The Australian. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Screamworld". Dreamworld. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c "Dreamworld's Illuminate Winter Wonderland". Gold Coast Bulletin. 2010. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c "It's Snow Wonder – Dreamworld Launches Two Holiday Offers". Dreamworld. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Symphony of Lights". Laservision. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Movie World". Laservision. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  11. ^ a b Pin, Michael (4 April 2010). "Illuminate Celebrate". Video. YouTube. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  12. ^ Dreamworld; Junior Advertising (15 September 2010). "Dreamworld – Love Today". Commercial. YouTube. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Kid's World – Where kids really do rule". Press Release. Dreamworld. 24 June 2011. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Dreamworld and WhiteWater World offer huge easter holiday lion-up". Dreamworld. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  15. ^ Dreamworld. "Illuminate by Dreamworld". Thrillz. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  16. ^ AmandilEldamar (10 April 2011). "Illuminate 2011". Video. YouTube. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  17. ^ "Illuminate". Dreamworld. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  18. ^ djstipho (22 July 2011). "illuminate.mp4". Video. YouTube. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  19. ^ "Illuminate". Dreamworld. Archived from the original on 21 June 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  20. ^ a b c d Evans, Seamus; Morris, Kellyn (4 July 2011). "Toasted TV – Monday 04/07/2011". Video. Network Ten. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  21. ^ "Illuminate your next event and bring it alive with light". Dreamworld. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 

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