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

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 at7:30 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’sKung 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.”

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

Visitors tothis thrilling event can also take advantage of a range of accommodation offersas 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 startingfrom  HKD/ MOP 1,138#m_-1602466283151690724__ftn1" title="">*. 

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

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

Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao is the perfectplayground for families and friends to experience a delightful holiday. Moreinformation is available athttp://en.sandsresortsmacao.com/dreamworks-experience.html. 

Kung Fu Panda Adventure Ice World with theDreamWorks All-Stars

Date:                          March 16 – July 9, 2017 

Venue:                       Cotai Expo Hall F, The Venetian Macao 

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

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

                                   MOP/HKD 312          FamilyPackage (three family members and one child aged 3 or bove)           

Note: As theexhibition is kept at special low temperatures, visitors are stronglyrecommended to wear closed-toe shoes, hats, gloves and long pants. Hooded coatswill 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, inlimited quantities and sizes.

Website:                     www.venetianmacao.com 

Online ticketing:       www.cotaiticketing.com

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