“Welcome, wizard apprentice… We have been waiting for you!”
SHINE Experiences is proud to present Wings and Wizards at BC Place – an exceptional, immersive entertainment experience that promises to bring back a little magic into the lives of the young and young-at-heart all summer long!
Tickets for this enchanting, touch-free, and family-friendly experience go on sale to the general public this Thursday, May 13 at 10:00AM on the exhibit website: www.wingsandwizards.com and via Ticketmaster.
With a June 8 start date*, Wings and Wizards is an interactive exhibit that merges world-building, art, tech, storytelling, and design to create a truly sublime magical adventure. Self-guided and touch-free, Wings and Wizards showcases the meeting point between technology and magic, making use of cutting-edge interactivity, such as motion tracking, proximity-based devices, lights, projections, props, and soundscapes — all to weave a truly spellbinding narrative experience.
“Terrifying whispers have taken over the wizarding world: A rare, jewelled dragon egg has disappeared!
Finding the egg won’t be easy. Only a real wizard, with true magic in their heart, is destined to find it. The wizards need your help to save the realm.”
Wings and Wizard’s otherworldly odyssey inhabits over 7,000 square feet inside BC Place, encompassing a Wizard’s Academy and an Enchanted Forest that will both amaze and delight.
This fantastical exhibit is produced by SHINE Experiences, a non-profit dedicated to bringing pass-through, audio-visual art experiences to the public. Wings and Wizards will showcase the talents of three of Canada’s top locally based production companies: Go2 Productions, Innovation Lighting and Spectra Event Group.
Key to the entire adventure is your trusted magic wand, which will be used by your wizarding group to cast spells, solve riddles, and move through space and time! When your quest comes to its end, the wand is yours to keep!
Wings and Wizards has been specifically designed with stringent COVID-19 protocols in place, in full accordance with British Columbia’s public health guidelines. Onsite rules and procedures for this contactless experience will include a mask requirement, hygiene stations, a definitive audience flow, and physically distanced, timed, and staggered entry for pods of up to 6 people within the same social bubble.
Tickets will be available online only via credit card purchase, with address verification built into that process. Should inter-provincial health restrictions on travel continue past the June 8 opening date, guests may rebook their tickets at no extra charge.
Wings and Wizards promises to bring magic back to Vancouver this summer!
Please Note: Strobe lights and flickering projections will be part of the exhibit, which will run approximately 45 minutes from entry to exit.
Event: Wings and Wizards
Dates: June 8* to September, 2021
Venue: BC Place, Gate A, directly off Terry Fox Plaza (Beatty St. at Robson St.)
Hours: Monday to Friday: 1pm to 9:15pm. Saturday & Sunday: 11am to 9:15pm.
Tickets: Prices begin at $65, with duo and family packages starting at $100. Each ticket package comes with 1 wand included. Additional wands may be purchased for $30 each online at the time of ticket purchase. Tickets are available online at www.wingsandwizards.com and Ticketmaster.
Recommended Ages: This is a family-friendly exhibit for all ages. Babes in arms (24-months and under) do not need to purchase a ticket.
*Proposed June 8 start date may be subject to revision due to PHO orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
About Go2 Productions
From 3D projection mapping to immersive environments, video and experiential projects, Go2 is focused on creatively using technology to design unforgettable experiences. Expertly weaving together art, soundscape and digital mastery, the award-winning team transforms physical spaces into magical places that thrill and inspire. www.go2productions.
About Innovation Lighting
As a boutique supplier of stage lighting equipment and creative design services in the live events industry, they believe in forward thinking and look to new technologies for creative inspiration and unconventional ideas.
About Spectra Events Group
Spectra Event Group is an award-winning event design and décor firm that creates customized experiences for live events. They design environments with intent, connecting every element of the guest experience with a cohesive story. Each component, from big bold installations to small thoughtful details, invites guests to explore and immerse themselves in the experience. www.spectraeventgroup.com
Media release, image and video provided by Kate MacDougall, Camber Communications