At Backstage Orlando 2005, Orlando sets the stage for an exciting insider's tour of today's best entertainment design and technology, with high-tech attractions, theme parks, and down-home fun! Get ready for another whirlwind tour of the best that Orlando has to offer, from Monday, November 7 through Wednesday, November 9!
Wet ‘n Wild
Monday evening, November 7, 2005
The kick off this year’s Backstage Orlando at the fun-filled Wet ‘n Wild water park. Experience the new water ride, Disco H2O, with custom stainless steel LEDs from Pulsar creating a disco rig. The lighting was conceived, designed, and installed by Techni-Lux in Orlando, with Tony Hanson leading a guided tour of this new attraction. Includes dinner.
Universal Studios: Movie Theme Park
Tuesday morning, November 8, 2005
Start the day with breakfast at Universal Studios. Then see how blockbuster movies are translated into exciting theme park attractions at Universal Studios in Orlando, where new rides and attractions take you behind the screen to ride the movies! The Revenge of The Mummy plunges you into total darkness and you face fireballs, scarab beetles, and an army of warrior mummies on a psychological thrill ride, Fear Factor Live (the most extreme audience participation show ever, where you get to perform gravity defying stunts and compete head to head with other guests, and Shrek 4D join Princess Fiona on a honeymoon adventure with an original 3D film and the amazing effects of OgreVision. It's the movies like you've never seen them before! Includes lunch.
Tuesday afternoon and evening, November 8, 2005
Spend the afternoon, dinner, and evening at SeaWorld Orlando, where two new shows combine cutting-edge technology with the majestic animals that inhabit the waters of SeaWorld! Shows include Blue Horizons, a fusion of technology and SeaWorld's exceptional animal training. Fantastic costuming and unbelievable acrobatic flying over the water, thanks to motorized rigging by Branam and designed by Starnet; and a private performance of Odyssea, where the wonders of the sea come to life with a breathtaking, mystical show at SeaWorld's Nautilus Theater.
Odyssea is a non-traditional circus that combines high-flying acrobatic performances, delightful comedy, whimsical costumes, dramatic music and fantastic special effects within a spectacular set themed as an underwater fantasy world. The dynamic, 30-minute show transports guests from the surface of the sea to the depths of the ocean with a little help from an imaginative and eccentric explorer. The audience encounters an array of adventures, including an icy, Antarctic landscape with high-flying, playful "penguin" characters who bounce, tumble and flip on trampolines; Gravity-defying aerial performers who execute intricate formations while suspended high above the stage; a dazzling contortionist, balanced inside a giant seashell, who twists and bends into seemingly impossible shapes.
Backstage Disney Day at Walt Disney World
Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Step behind the scenes at Walt Disney World and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Disney's theme parks (Disneyland in Anaheim, California opened in 1955!) with such exciting new attractions as Soarin'..., a simulated hang-gliding journey over California, plus Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show, direct from Disney Studios Paris. And not to miss are Cinderellabration, a new musical spectacular with Disney's favorite princesses, and Turtle Talk, with Crush, the talking turtle from Finding Nemo, in a new real-time animated attraction. Don't miss this opportunity to get the scoop on the designers, creative and technical support for The Happiest Celebration on Earth!
Cost: $1295 advance ($1495 after pre-registration cut-off date October 10, 2005), includes all meals starting with dinner on Monday evening through dinner Wednesday evening, tickets to all events and theme parks, bus transportation, and full-conference registration for The Entertainment Technology Show-LDI2005. Group limit: 50.
To Register, visit http://www.ets-ldi.com/registration/register/index.html