When Japan’s largest theme park wanted to grab the world’s attention, it turned to Intel to create one of the first drone light shows in Asia. The multi-colored, multi-sensory performance featured 300 drones and included 3D animations of stingrays gracefully gliding across the sky, flowers that magically bloomed in front of the audience, a rotating globe, a schooner, and many other figures.
This popular theme park, designed after its namesake Huis Ten Bosch, the royal palace in The Hague, Netherlands, was built as part of a massive complex of hotels, amusement rides, restaurants, shops, museums, and theaters. The Dutch theme extends to include canals, windmills, and life-sized copies of the country’s buildings in a nod to the friendship and trading partnership between the two countries that began in the 17th century when the Dutch opened a trading post on an island not far from Sasebo.
Natalie Cheung, general manager of drone light shows for Intel, said the show was a debut for Japan. “We’ve done (drone shows) in the U.S., Germany, Australia, and Mexico, and Japan is one of the first in Asia.” Huis Ten Bosch, which translates to “House in the Woods,” is now much more than its original meaning – it’s a destination for the entire family to embrace a time of exploration, friendship, and fun.