When you wish upon a star
Dazzling Disney immersive experience conjures up the most magical movie moments in new show headed to Houston
A century ago, an unknown artist named Walt Disney arrived in Los Angeles, bringing with him an unquenchable imagination and a desire to make it big. One hundred years later, it's hard to find anyone on the planet who's unaware of his legacy.
The Walt Disney Studios were founded in 1923, and today, nearly 60 years after Disney's death, the dream factory is still turning out animation that inspires the imaginations of generations.
Now, Houstonians looking to add a little wonder to their daily lives can step inside the Disney magic, with Lighthouse Immersive Studios'Immersive Disney Animation Experience, coming to the Bayou City beginning July 1. Tickets are on sale now online.
Guests have the opportunity to belt out their own version of "Let It Go," singing like Elsa in Frozen, step into Maribel's casita from Encanto or be at Pride Rock when Rafiki presents Simba.
With a premium ticket, guests' wristbands will ight up at different points during the exhibit, allowing them to be part of the show.
Sweeping through Disney animation's centennial of movies, the projection experience brings exhibit goers into an array of Disney classics, from Peter Pan and Pinocchio to the studio's recent hits. The projection show's responsive floor design moves with the audience, creating a 360-degree immersion that makes guests feel they are inside the art.
In a particularly show-stopping moment, the Gazillion Bubbles special effects team fills the 500,000 cubic feet of galleries with bubbles. Music from a century of Disney animated movies, lights and more take imagination to a whole new level.
Houstonians will recognize Lighthouse Immersive Studios as the team behind the wildly popular exhibits The Original Immersive Van Gogh, Immersive Frida Kahlo and Immersive Monet & The Impressionists held here.
The Immersive Disney Animation Experience runs July 1 through September 3 at White Oak Station (600 W. 6th St.) Tickets start at $29.99. For tickets and more information, visit the official event site.