Thea Awards Recipients

Thea Awards 2018

Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Live Show

Chimelong Ocean Kingdom’s Journey of Lights Parade, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, Zhuhai, China

"...a giant leap forward of technical and creative possibilities
in the creation of mobile nighttime spectaculars"
Photo: Miziker Entertainment

The TEA Thea Awards Committee noted these hallmarks of the project:

  • Creative staging and production. The lands of Chimelong Ocean Kingdom are celebrated with eight parade units, two carts, and one wagon, supported by 75 performers in a 35-minute color-changing, illuminated show, all set to an original soundtrack.
  • Each unit creates its own 90-second, story-driven scene, complete with its own variation on the musical theme, “Celebrate Tonight.”
  • Dazzlingly beautiful, blazing on a grand scale with over one million color changing LEDs.
  • Technically stunning as all one million lights are programmed, synchronized and color controlled by 850 total DMX Universes across 120 CueServer playback systems. This allows every light in the parade to change colors at the same moment, achieving technical sophistication and synchronized color changes unimaginable only a few years ago.
  • The parade route is long, about .8 kilometer or 1/2 mile. What's important is that each guest, no matter where they are standing, receives about 35 minutes of show.

The Journey of Lights Parade at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom signals a giant leap forward of technical and creative possibilities in the creation of mobile nighttime spectaculars. This is combined with the highest level of visual imagination and design, executed with theatrical flair and showmanship at virtually every level.

The thematic sculptural and animation effects of the floats and the imaginative design of the costumes wonderfully celebrate the thematic zones of the surrounding theme park, bringing the characters and worlds of Chimelong Ocean Kingdom to life while creating a perfect finale to the day-long visit.

This is a stunning combination of world-class technical and creative excellence. The Journey of Lights Nighttime Parade takes the art and technology of mobile nighttime spectaculars to a new world standard of excellence.


Find out more about TEA member Chimelong Group Co., Ltd.

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