New Dreamworks Exhibition To Illuminate Mornington Peninsula

12 January 2017

Shrek and Kung-Fu Panda will light up Rosebud’s Foreshore in April this year at an Australian-first exhibition of some of DreamWorks Animation’s best known characters in a large-scale lantern experience.

Lights by DreamWorks is an interactive, walkthrough experience for all ages and is set to run for 30 days and attract more than 300,000 local and international visitors who will marvel at more than 100 of DreamWorks’ characters brought to life.

Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis today launched the Lights by DreamWorks Exhibition, which has previously only been seen in Chile and London.

Modelled on the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival, Lights by DreamWorks features huge illuminated figures familiar to the fans of the Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and Madagascar movies.

Visitors to the exhibition will also be treated to a variety of scenographic pieces, LED furnishings, themed technology and learning zones, an immersive cinema experience and animatronic dragons.

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the event through the $20 million Regional Events Fund, which funds the biggest events in regional Victoria, attracting visitors from far and wide.

Victoria’s $21 billion tourism industry is driven by major sporting and cultural events and helps to support more than 210,000 jobs across the state.

Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis

“The Lights by DreamWorks Exhibition is an event for the whole family. It’s also a great opportunity for visitors to explore one of Victoria’s seaside regional towns.”

“The Andrews Labor Government is proud to be supporting the exhibition through our $20 million Regional Events Fund.”

“It’s events like these that make Victoria the best place to live and visit.”

Quote attributable to DreamWorks Consumer Products Country Director Jo Pascoe

“It’s very exciting to be able to bring our wonderful lantern experience to Australia for the very first time. We’re looking forward to seeing eyes young and old light up when they experience our large scale illuminated characters for the very first time in such a beautiful part of Victoria.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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