Lights by Dreamworks – The Experience to illuminate the peninsula SHREK and Kung-Fu Panda will light up Rosebud’s Foreshore Live Under the Big Top from 25 March until 30 April this year at an Australianfirst exhibition of some of DreamWorks Animation’s best known characters in a largescale lantern experience. Lights by DreamWorks – The Experience is an interactive, walkthrough experience for all ages and is set to run for 30 days and attract more than 150,000 local and international visitors who will marvel at more than 100 of DreamWorks’ characters brought to life. 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. “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,“ said DreamWorks Consumer
Products Country Director Jo Pascoe. 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 an animatronic dragon. 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. “The Lights by DreamWorks – the Experience is an event for the whole family. We can’t wait to bring this spectacular event to Victoria,” said Lights by DreamWorks, Event Director, Keith Brown. Lights by DreamWorks – The Experience opens 25 March – 30 April. Tickets are now available by Ticketmaster or by calling our Booking Office 1300 307 740. www.dreamworkslights.com.au
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Mornington News 28 February 2017
DON’T spend your public holiday in a traffic jam! Searoad Ferries will have three vessels operating on the Labour Day public holiday, Monday 13 March 2017, to cater for the expected influx of day trippers, holiday-makers and music festival goers that will be travelling around the bay over the long weekend. CEO of Searoad Ferries, Matt McDonald, said roadworks and high volumes of public holiday traffic have seen increased numbers of people turning to the ferry service to travel between the Surfcoast, Bellarine and south-western region of Victoria, and the Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island and southeastern suburbs of Melbourne. “The last few public holidays have seen higher than expected passenger numbers, particularly from travellers making their way home after a long weekend,” Matt said.
“By adding a third ferry service on Labour Day, we will be able to better manage the increased passenger numbers and ensure everyone can get home in a timely and relaxed manner.” “There are so many benefits to taking the ferry – you can bring your car onboard, which saves you battling the Melbourne traffic, and then sit back, relax and enjoy the onboard facilities and spectacular views as you let someone else take care of the driving!” he said. The three ferry services operating over the Labour Day weekend will depart every hour on the hour from 7am to 7pm. Bookings are encouraged to avoid disappointment. To book, or for timetable and ticketing information, please visit www.searoad. com.au or call 5257 4500.