DRAGONS & FAIRIES at Leu Gardens

BWW Review: DRAGONS & FAIRIES at Leu GardensMany of us dreamed as a baby of entering the magical lands of our beloved guides, motion pictures or other media. Absolutely nothing was far more thrilling than imagining a person could walk through a wardrobe or slide down a rabbit hole into a magical land that was seemingly just on the other facet of fact. But unless of course some of you out there are preserving a big secret (if so, email me!), journeys like individuals just will not exist in actual lifestyle. Or do they? In the newest immersive presentation by the Memoir Company and Artistic Town Challenge – DRAGONS & FAIRIES – website visitors to Harry P. Leu gardens on pick out evenings will be magically transported into a theatrical adventure with younger fairy Freya and her dragon friend, Dauntless, as they journey by way of a fantasy earth loaded with strange creatures and lovely settings.

DRAGONS & FAIRIES normally takes guests on a ¾ mile theatrical journey by significant-scale lighting installations along with live actors in costume who progress the story at every single stop along the way, all inside the luscious backdrop of Leu Gardens. As just one journeys via the experience (which takes around 1 hour to complete) audiences come across several surprises, which include buddies (and foes) of the two magical hosts and even 9 complete-measurement animatronic dragons.

BWW Review: DRAGONS & FAIRIES at Leu GardensThe tale of DRAGONS & FAIRIES is effortless to adhere to, although it was made a bit much more difficult on the night I attended because of to audio troubles (mic issues and quantity leveling). Freya, the adolescent fairy who you meet upon entering the gardens, shed her mothers and fathers in a great fire when she was but a wee lass with only a necklace manufactured from the feather of a phoenix to recall them by. Fairies like Freya are supposed to stay in their aspect of the land, but being a daring, freethinker, she crosses over into Dragon territory on a quest to uncover the good wizard Alastair and petition him to alter the regulations, enabling Dragons and Fairies to intermingle after again. On her journey she shortly meets youthful Dauntless, a spunky youthful dragon who joins Freya and collectively they have an astounding experience crammed with surprises around each corner. And together the way they study about friendship, believing in yourself and the electrical power of adore.

BWW Review: DRAGONS & FAIRIES at Leu GardensAs somebody who loves a fantastic immersive theatrical knowledge, I entered DRAGONS AND FAIRIES with a keen feeling of pleasure and anticipation. The output values are powerful, with attention to compact details and an intention to assist the viewers come to feel like they have actually been transported to a magical realm. The colourful lights, fantastic costumes and enjoyable, daily life-sized animatronic dragons, all veiled in the darkness of Leu Gardens at night perform nicely to generate an otherworldly expertise. Some scenes operate greater than other individuals (see my comment above about audio challenges), with lots of factors evoking surprise and delight through the team of tourists (audience users) I was with, such as a brilliantly executed field of shifting gentle that accompanies the visual appeal of the fiery phoenix and an ethereal standoff in a smoke-loaded industry. The actors (who rotate with every team) enjoying Freya and Dauntless have been fantastic in their roles and retained the tale moving with an infectious electrical power. And enormous props to the tech team who navigate the grounds with speakers in tow to each and every end to ensure all can hear the dialogue and (gorgeous) ambient music. I do not want to spoil all the surprises, but just know that theatrical magic normally takes place in many scenes, developing a exciting night for all.

BWW Review: DRAGONS & FAIRIES at Leu GardensCole NeSmith, Director of DRAGONS & FAIRIES shared that their aim is to create “harmless, unforgettable, inspiring, spectacular occasions for audiences of all ages amidst the COVID-19 pandemic” and that is definitely completed with DRAGONS & FAIRIES. As an function that is suitable for all ages, it is most likely to be a even bigger thrill for youthful audiences, though moms and dads (and other people who are youthful at coronary heart) are absolutely sure to locate pleasure and delight in the working experience. If you do choose to go, fork out awareness to the temperature (it was incredibly cold the evening I attended) and gown appropriately, and make certain to don cozy footwear as you will be walking the whole time.

So, if you are searching for a very little magic, DRAGONS & FAIRIES may possibly be just the escape you are wanting for. It’s a good event to just take the total family to – a person that will heat the heart (and creativeness) amid this chilly Florida winter.

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DRAGONS & FAIRIES presented by The Memoir Company and Imaginative Town Venture at Harry P. Leu Gardens runs via March 6th, Wednesdays through Sundays. Tickets are $22 for every man or woman on Wednesday and Thursday and $25 per person Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Harry P. Leu Gardens is found at 1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803. Tickets can be ordered by visiting www.dragonsorlando.com. On-site parking is obtainable for $12.

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