MerryLand Quy Nhon to stage world-class water music shows: Laservision CEO

By Ngoc Diem   May 5, 2022 | 08:00 pm PT
Shannon Brooks, CEO of entertainment show company Laservision, says MerryLand Quy Nhon's unique terrain with its sea, valley and mountains is a perfect setting for water music shows.

Laservision is a world-renowned company for its water, sound and light shows. Several of which have been acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records like the Imagine show at Dubai Festival City and the Wonderful show at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

Laservision has also developed a project for MerryLand Quy Nhon – a commercial tourism resort city in Vietnam. The project set a record with Vietnam's largest and longest water music square.

Shannon Brooks, CEO of Laservision, spoke about the unique tourism attraction at the project.

Laservision has created many iconic and long-standing music shows. How can these masterpieces keep their tourist appeal despite the passage of time?

We are entering our fourth decade of operation. Throughout this journey, we have been lucky to create the world's most iconic night sights and attractions, breaking many Guinness World Records including Dubai Festival City, Marina Bay Sands, A Symphony of Lights show and so on.

All of these structures are based on the same basis. That is, we always pay close attention to relevant factors like performance space, natural environment, and local culture. We then come up with appropriate design solutions and deliver them to the performances with distinctive, intriguing, and fresh stories. This is a prerequisite to ensure that the destination always maintains its attractiveness among tourists day in and day out.

A Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong in 2005 is the world’s largest light and sound show according to the Guinness Book of Records. Photo by Laservision

A Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong in 2005 is the world’s largest light and sound show according to the Guinness Book of Records. Photo by Laservision

What is the inspiration for you and Laservision to create such masterpieces?

The most thrilling moment for us is witnessing a show debut and seeing all the amazed faces light up during the performance. All the months, years of planning, installation, creative development, design, manufacturing and programming turn into a breathtaking, top-notch performance. That's really a great thing.

What thrills us is that we have created experiences that will last a lifetime and positively impact all audiences. That is what drives us to produce new and more unique experiences on a regular basis.

We have brought all this experience, passion, and motivation to one of our latest projects at MerryLand Quy Nhon project in collaboration with Hung Thinh Corporation.

Shannon Brooks, CEO of Laservision. Photo by Laservision

Shannon Brooks, CEO of Laservision. Photo by Laservision

What were your impressions of MerryLand Quy Nhon and how will these be expressed in Laservision's shows?

The unique terrain of MerryLand Quy Nhon with its sea, valley, and mountains is a perfect setting for water music shows. The project is surrounded by mountains, which create a natural theater in a one-of-a-kind setting.

Because the project is close to the sea, the direction of the wind is critical to the operation of the show. The fountain control system was designed by Laservision to maximize performance for the show based on weather conditions. The water music square has been designed by Laservision's creative team over several months to become a unique attraction in Vietnam.

We have deployed multiple technologies spanning thousands of square meters to create stunning effects that touch the emotions and create memorable moments for the audience. We want the audience to remember their visit to MerryLand Quy Nhon and reflect on their experiences.

Can you share some facts and figures about the water music square project?

MerryLand Quy Nhon's water music square is quite large with more than 300 sprinklers at a height of 30-50 meters and giant fire nozzles of up to 20 meters. We also use the newest technology in laser projection and many cutting-edge technologies.

The square is designed to host various entertainment activities throughout the year like the visual display of regional stories, musical performances, seasonal events and mega-events. We are collaborating closely with Hung Thinh's team to build programs with new and appealing content.

Laservision adopts several modern technologies to stage breathtaking performances. Photo by Laservision

Laservision adopts several modern technologies to stage breathtaking performances. Photo by Laservision

What is the story behind the performances that Laservision will create for MerryLand Quy Nhon?

At this time, we can only reveal that the first official performance at MerryLand Quy Nhon will be an exciting adventure story of a young man. The show called Mystic of the Wonderland tells about a fisherman’s son. The boy grew up with his father, who is a respected village head. He not only learned a lot about the sea but also about ways to live in harmony with nature.

When his father fell ill, evil forces from the bottom of the sea arose to disrupt the balance and harmony of nature.

The audience will follow the boy on an epic adventure to explore mystical worlds. With the help of guardian gods from the sky, land, and sea, he has made efforts to bring peace to the village and peninsula.

The story is told with sound, light, and 3D mapping in an epic show full of surprises. This is the first of many stories to be performed at MerryLand Quy Nhon's water music square. Laservision and Hung Thinh Corporation will continue to work closely to deliver many epic stories and events that will wow audiences every night for years to come.

What was the role of local culture to develop shows for MerryLand Quy Nhon?

Laservision designed MerryLand Quy Nhon's water music square to attract the audience with stories associated with the culture of the land. There are also unique themed programs, fountain music shows and world-class entertainment technologies.

We have combined fountains, lasers, and flame effects to create dramatic stories. As a result, audiences will be immersed in the space and want to return to MerryLand Quy Nhon.

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