Kung Fu Panda Adventure Ice World with the DreamWorks All-Stars Opens at The Venetian Macao


Kung Fu Panda Adventure Ice World

Wintery opening ceremony sees popular ice sculpture exhibition back at
Cotai Expo for fifth year

(Macao, March 16, 2017) – It may have been a chilly minus 8 degrees celsius, but that didn’t cool the enthusiasm of scores of visitors at the opening ceremony of Asia’s largest indoor frozen wonderland, Kung Fu Panda Adventure Ice World with the DreamWorks All-Stars, returning to The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Expo March 16 – July 9, 2017.

The ceremony saw enthusiastic children performing kung fu under the instructions of Kung Fu Panda himself at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Expo Hall F, where Kung Fu Panda Adventure Ice World with the DreamWorks All-Stars opens to the public 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily (last admission at 7:30 p.m.).

Now in its fifth triumphant year, Ice World is organised by Sands Resorts Macao with participation from Heilongjiang Provincial Ice Fun World Culture Communication Co. Ltd, and supported by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO).

The unique event sees thousands of blocks of multi-coloured ice skillfully carved into amazingly detailed sculptures by a team of expert craftsmen from Harbin in northern China. This year’s show includes a host of colourful DreamWorks Animation characters from “Kung Fu Panda”, “Madagascar”, “Shrek”, “How To Train Your Dragon”, “The Croods” and “Trolls”, vibrantly brought to life with dazzling lights and stunning sound effects. In addition to the seven ice sculpture zones, new additions including themed games and savoury snacks, merchandise, merchandise and character meet-and-greets make this year’s Ice World an experience that can’t be missed.

Following a cocktail event, officiating guests Ms. Cecilia Tse, Deputy Director of Macao Government Tourism Office, Mr. Zuo XiangHua, Director of Economic Affairs Department of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao Special Administrative Region; Mr. Dave Horton, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Las Vegas Sands Corp. & Sands China Ltd., and Mr. Bai Wei, General Manager of Heilongjiang Provincial Ice Fun World Culture Communication Co. Ltd took part in the activation moment by placing a snowball on the ice mountain. This triggered a beautiful downfall of snow in Expo Hall F, launching this year’s Kung Fu Panda Adventure Ice World with the DreamWorks All-Stars to dazzling effect.

“We work hard to bring our visitors of all ages a wide variety of exciting and diverse entertainment options at Sands Resorts Macao, and this year’s Kung Fu Panda Adventure Ice World with the DreamWorks All-Stars represents one of the biggest family events in Macao,” said Mr. Horton.

“These are all important elements in Sands Resorts Macao’s multi-tiered entertainment strategy, which aims to diversify Macao’s tourism offerings and reinforce its position as a world centre of tourism and leisure and one of the premier entertainment destinations in the region.”

Speaking at the event, Mr. Bai Wei thanked the Department of Culture of Heilongjiang Province, the Heilongjiang provincial government and the Macao Government Tourism Office as well as The Venetian Macao for its great support and warm hospitality, and said he hoped everyone would enjoy a “spectacular” Ice World experience.

“In creating [these ice sculptures] we used approximately 6,000 ice blocks, equivalent to 1,250 tons, which required 300 hours of crafting to complete. Thanks to the passion and the enthusiasm of our ice sculpture masters, this exhibition is a world-class ice craft art show.”

Visitors to this thrilling event can also take advantage of a range of accommodation offers as part of the Macao Ice World Package at  Sands Resorts Macao properties. Guests can book the Ice World hotel package from now until July 9, 2017, for a stay period between March 16 – July 9, 2017, with rates starting from  HKD/ MOP 1,138*.

Around 40 highly skilled craftsmen from Harbin, including eight ice carvers, 28 ice builders, lighting designers and power technicians will work together to create the stunning sculptures on display. An amazing 2.5 million pounds of ice will be used to create the fantastic works of frozen art.

This fun-filled event is only part of the DreamWorks Experience at Sands Resorts Macao. Families can also enjoy a range of ongoing DreamWorks Experience activities including Po’s Kung Fu Feast – Character Breakfast with the DreamWorks All-Stars.  DreamWorks fans can also celebrate their special day with DreamWorks Experience Birthday Parties, which, like the character breakfast, begins with a DreamWorks Experience performance on stage, followed by the characters interacting with guests while they dine. Guests can also enjoy the DreamWorks Experience All-Star Parade where everyone will get the chance to see their favourite stars from the films as they entertain children and adults on Level 2 of Shoppes at Cotai Central every day at 4 p.m.

Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao is the perfect playground for families and friends to experience a delightful holiday. More information is available at http://en.sandsresortsmacao.com/dreamworks-experience.html.

 

Kung Fu Panda Adventure Ice World with the DreamWorks All-Stars

Date:                           March 16 – July 9, 2017

Venue:                        Cotai Expo Hall F, The Venetian Macao

Opening Hours:       11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (last admission at 7:30 p.m.)

Price:                          MOP/HKD 120   Adults and Children (ages 3-12)

                                    MOP/HKD 312   Family Package (three family members and one child aged 3 or above)      

Note:                          As the exhibition is kept at special low temperatures, visitors are strongly recommended to wear closed-toe shoes, hats, gloves and long pants. Hooded coats will be provided free of charge in a variety of sizes for children and adults. Hats, gloves and socks may be purchased on site. Shoe rentals are available, in limited quantities and sizes.

Website:                     www.venetianmacao.com

Online ticketing:       www.cotaiticketing.com


* Price is subject to 10% service charge and 5% government tax. Terms and conditions apply.
 

Ice World Officiating Guests

Left to right:
Mr. Dave Horton, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Las Vegas Sands Corp. & Sands China Ltd.; Ms. Cecilia Tse, Deputy Director of Macao Government Tourism Office; Mr. Bai Wei, General Manager of Heilongjiang Provincial Ice Fun World Culture Communication Co. Ltd.; and Mr. Zuo XiangHua, Director of Economic Affairs Department of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao Special Administrative Region.
 
Ice World Performance
 
Ice World Exhition
Ice World Exhibition
Ice World Exhibition
DreamWorks Animation characters from “Kung Fu Panda”, “Madagascar”, “Shrek”, “How To Train Your Dragon”, “The Croods” and “Trolls” movies have been vibrantly brought to life by master ice sculptors for Kung Fu Panda Adventure Ice World with the DreamWorks All-Stars at The Venetian Macao Cotai Expo Hall F, daily from March 16 – July 9, 2017.

Kung Fu Panda Adventure Ice World with the DreamWorks All-Stars
Fact Sheet

Asia’s largest indoor frozen wonderland, Ice World, returns to The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Expo for the fifth year between March 16 – July 9, 2017, with the coolest adventure in ice, Kung Fu Panda Adventure Ice World with the DreamWorks All-Stars.

The unique event sees thousands of blocks of multi-coloured ice skilfully carved into amazingly detailed sculptures by a team of expert craftsmen from Harbin in northern China, spanning over 1,600-square-metre exhibition area at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Expo Hall F. This year, the ice sculpture exhibition includes a host of colourful new DreamWorks Animation characters from “Kung Fu Panda”, “Madagascar”, “Shrek”, “How To Train Your Dragon”, “The Croods” and “Trolls”, vibrantly brought to life with dazzling lights and stunning sound effects. Besides the seven ice sculpture zones, new additions including themed games and savoury snacks, a range of merchandise and character meet-and-greets make this year’s Ice World an unmissable experience.


The fun-filled ice sculpture exhibition’s seven themed zones include:

Zone 1:  Entrance

Zone 2:  How To Train Your Dragon

Zone 3:  Madagascar

Zone 4:  Trolls

Zone 5:  The Croods

Zone 6:  Kung Fu Panda

Zone 7:  Shrek


Event: 
Kung Fu Panda Adventure Ice World with the DreamWorks All-Stars

Date:  March 16 – July 9, 2017

Venue: Cotai Expo Hall F, The Venetian Macao

Opening Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (last admission at 7:30 p.m.)

Price: MOP/HKD 120    Adults and children (age 3-12)

           MOP/HKD 312    Family Package for three family members and one child aged 3 or above

 

Ticketing Hotline:  Macao: +853 2882 8818

                                  Hong Kong: +852 6333 6660

                                  China Toll Free: 4001 206 618

 

Website: www.venetianmacao.com

Online ticketing: www.cotaiticketing.com

Note: The temperature in Hall F is set at a chilly minus 8 degrees Celsius. Visitors are strongly recommended to wear closed-toe shoes, hats, gloves and long pants. Hooded coats will be provided free of charge in a variety of sizes for children and adults. Hats, gloves and socks may be purchased on site. Shoe rentals are available, in limited quantities and sizes.

 

Zone 1: Entrance

Join Po, the Kung Fu Panda on an epic ice adventure!  Po and his friends have come all the way to Sands Resorts Macao to enlist you on a daring mission to defeat the supernatural villain, Kai. Thankfully you will receive some training along the way from the rest of the DreamWorks heroes to prepare you!  Get ready for an arctic adventure through the worlds of your favourite DreamWorks films and build your chi by learning about inner strength from Vikings, trolls, cavemen, circus animals and ogres to prepare for the ultimate face-off against Kai!
 

Zone 2: How To Train Your Dragon

Greetings from the icy Isle of Berk, where Dragons and Vikings, once enemies, have learned to live together in harmony. Hiccup will tell you that he and his fellow Vikings’ strength comes from that very harmony and the strong bonds they have formed with their incredible dragon friends.
 

Zone 3: Madagascar

Welcome to the Afro Circus! Whether in a zoo, on the island of Madagascar, or part of a touring circus troupe, Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria and the Penguins always roll with the punches and adapt to come out stronger than they were before!
 

Zone 4: Trolls

The Trolls know all about letting your true colours shine through! With song, dance creativity and individuality, they have the strength to defeat any foe, no matter their size!
 

Zone 5: The Croods

The Croods find their inner strength through their incredible family bond, which has taken them from one era to the next. Together they’ve gone from being afraid in a cave to becoming a family of adventurers in a brand new world!
 

Zone 6: Kung Fu Panda

The time has come and your chi is strong! Time to join Po and the Furious Five to defeat Kai!
 

Zone 7: Shrek

Shrek and Fiona have always known that friendship, like beauty, is more than skin deep, making them and their friends strong enough to stand up to any challenge. Now it’s time to celebrate with them all in the swamp!

 

More Themed Activities and Offers:

Heroes Eye-mask Creation

Make your own hero eye-mask or have your face painted like your favourite character before your Ice World adventure begins.
 

Photo Point

Make sure to capture this memorable moment with your family and friends.
 

Savoury Snack Station

Treat yourself to an assortment of mouth-watering snacks.
 

Photo Pick-up Corner

Share this incredible moment with your loved ones back home and preserve your visit with a memorable framed picture.
 

Merchandise Corner

Stop by the retail corner for all your souvenir needs – from limited edition DreamWorks toys and other exclusive gifts, you can bring part of the DreamWorks Experience home with you!
 

Meet and Greet with the DreamWorks friends

Your Ice World adventure isn't complete without meeting the fabulous DreamWorks heroes.

Don't be shy – go up and give them a big hug!
 

Game Corner

Enjoy a wide range of fun-filled activities, including puzzles, target and skill games, connect the dots, a maze adventure, 3D Po creation and character colouring.


About Sands Resorts Macao – Sands China’s Integrated Resort City

Sands China Ltd. is the leading developer, owner and operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The fittingly named Sands Resorts Macao, situated on reclaimed land between the islands of Coloane and Taipa, is the one destination that provides a stunning array of experiences at the heart of Cotai. Sands Resorts Macao has transformed a day-trip market into an integrated resort city and international hub for business and leisure travellers.

Pulsating with life, both night and day, Sands Resorts Macao features an expansive offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao. With the opening of The Parisian Macao, it now boasts approximately 13,000 hotel rooms and suites, international superstar live entertainment, duty free shopping with more than 850 retailers offering a huge array of name brands, meeting and exhibition space for Asia’s leading conferences and exhibitions, transportation offerings and well over 150 dining options, including Michelin-starred restaurants, bars and lounges. Sands Resorts Macao is a must-go destination providing every guest with an unforgettable experience and unparalleled excitement.

Comprised of The Venetian® Macao; The Plaza™ Macao, featuring the Four Seasons Hotel Macao; and Sands® Cotai Central, including the world’s largest Conrad, Sheraton, and  St. Regis hotels as well as the Holiday Inn, Sands Resorts Macao is where Asia’s ultimate destination is within reach. And now the crowning achievement of Sheldon G. Adelson’s vision of the Cotai Strip – The Parisian Macao. For more information, please visit www.parisianmacao.com.

For more information about Sands Resorts Macao, please visit http://en.sandsresortsmacao.com.

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