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Anakeesta theme park announces The Lumina Night Walk multimedia experience

by Susan and Simon Veness

Anakeesta theme park in Gatlinburg, Tenn. will add a projection, lighting, and musical experience, The Lumina Night Walk to its lineup.

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Logo courtesy of Anakeesta

The nighttime experience will be a first-of-its-kind in the U.S., and will turn 80+ undeveloped acres of the park into an outdoor, multimedia journey of discovery that, the park states, connects the “illuminating wonder of the stars” to a world of imagination.

“As one of Tennessee’s premier destinations, we strive to bring innovative adventures to our guests and we are thrilled to introduce an incomparable nighttime experience to the country,” said Bob Bentz, founder and managing partner of Anakeesta. “Families and guests of all ages will be captivated by the spectacular state-of-the-art special effects, enchanting storytelling, and more surprises.”

The project, due to open in Fall 2022, is in partnership with Moment Factory multimedia entertainment studio.

“We are excited to collaborate with Anakeesta,” said Jonathan St-Onge, general manager of Moment Factory. “This momentous partnership marks the first Lumina Enchanted Night Walk in the United States, and the fifteenth of an international series. Our unique moments of wonder inspire visitors to experience the outdoors like never before. This transformation will enhance the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains and reflect the dazzling night sky. We hope this fantastical outdoor adventure sparks a new interest in Tennessee for visitors.”

Details, including the name and theme of the Lumina Night Walk, ticket sale dates, annual member sneak previews, and more, will be announced at a later date.

Mayor Mike Werner of Gatlinburg stated, “Anakeesta’s continued investment with the Lumina Night Walk will give Gatlinburg visitors an exciting an innovative entertainment option in the evening. This experience will continue to add to the many reasons that visitors will have to choose Gatlinburg as their vacation destination.”

For more information visit Anakeesta.com.

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