With a debut date sandwiched between the colossal openings of Pandora and Volcano Bay, you’d be forgiven if you missed the new show called Pop at SeaWorld Orlando.
Choreographed to a custom musical score, Fan Yang takes a child’s imagination and explores new ways to create, celebrate and manipulate bubbles of all shapes and sizes.
23 foot video screens flank the stage giving guests a close up view of Pop, a mind-blowing display of tricks.
But we shouldn’t be surprised at the quality of Fan’s fun creations. The 56-year-old bubble master has been blowing bubbles for 35 years and holds 19 world records. Who knew that contests for blowing bubbles was a global phenomenon?
His normal 90 minute show has been cut to 30 minutes for SeaWorld, enough time to keep youngsters ‘oohing’ and ‘aahing’ without fidgeting. All ages will love the show, especially the finale which has an avalanche of foggy soap bubbles swarming towards and virtually engulfing the audience. The accompanying music and laser light show also create a very exciting foam party.
Steve Welch, SeaWorld’s creative director stated
“It is a show inspired by our natural world, a show inspired by the bubbles we find in the natural ocean, the bubbles we find in the froth and the foam at the shore, the bubbles a penguin can leave behind as it is diving through the water, the bubbles that dolphins and beluga whales actually blow, and even shapes like jellyfish and deep sea creatures.”
He added, “Dolphins will create a bubble and they will literally manipulate it and play with it, or seem to play with it. Those things were inspirational for us, and they are core and crucial to make this show a SeaWorld experience.”
This connection is displayed and explained on the giant video screens at the start of the show. Amusing little tidbits of information are also divulged. For instance, the soapy clingfilm that creates a bubble is 50 times thinner than a human hair.
“I never thought I would bring this kind of media to stages around the world,” says Fan Yang modestly. “It has taken me about 35 years to have the show like today. The show is incorporating science, art and entertainment all together for audiences of all ages.”
Pop at Seaworld Orlando can be seen between 2 to 4 times a day (except Thursdays) at the Nautilus Theater through September 4th 2017.
Where: SeaWorld Orlando
When: Now through Sep 4, 2017
Web: SeaWorld Pop