The last dragon egg has disappeared! Finding the egg won’t be easy. Only a real wizard with true magic in their heart is destined to find it.
Magic-lovers and dragon devotees, rejoice! Wings and Wizards opens today at BC Place. This interactive and immersive entertainment experience promises to bring back a little magic into the lives of the young and young-at-heart all summer long!
Wings and Wizards is an interactive exhibit that merges world-building, art, tech, storytelling, and design to create a truly sublime magical adventure. Self-guided and touch-free, Wings and Wizards showcases the meeting point between technology and magic, making use of cutting-edge interactivity, such as motion tracking, proximity-based devices, lights, projections, props, and soundscapes — all to weave a truly spellbinding narrative experience.
Your magical adventure begins with that first bold step into the Wizard Academy, magic wand in hand… As you roam the hallowed halls of the Academy and the footpaths of the Enchanted Forest, you will discover a wondrous world of magical creatures, age-old tomes, powerful incantations, and potent potions. Get ready to work some magic!
The key to this entire adventure is your trusty magic wand, so naturally your first stop will be Madam Wisteria’s Wand Boutique and Testing Parlour where you’ll be assigned a special wand used to cast spells, solve riddles, and move through space and time. And when your quest comes to its end, the wand is yours to keep!
As you walk through the Wizard Academy, you’ll take wand lessons, visit the school’s dining hall complete with floating candles and talking wizard portraits, and learn to brew the perfect potion.
Then you’ll enter the Enchanted Forest where you will learn from the talking trees. A fiery portal leads into another dimension before you come out into the Hall of Dark Wizards and uncover their dastardly scheme.
Finally, you’ll enter the castle and rescue the last dragon egg. (Fun fact: the final dragons were designed by the same folks who worked on the dragons in the Game of Thrones TV series.)
Wings and Wizard’s otherworldly odyssey inhabits over 7,000 square feet inside BC Place, encompassing a Wizard’s Academy and an Enchanted Forest that will both amaze and delight. This fantastical exhibit is produced by SHINE Experiences, a non-profit dedicated to bringing pass-through, audio-visual art experiences to the public. Wings and Wizards will showcase the talents of three of Canada’s top locally based production companies: Go2 Productions, Innovation Lighting, and Spectra Event Group.
Wings and Wizards has been specifically designed with strict COVID-19 protocols in place, in full accordance with British Columbia’s public health guidelines. Onsite rules and procedures for this contactless experience will include a mask requirement, hygiene stations, a definitive audience flow, and physically distanced, timed, and staggered entry for pods of up to 6 people within the same social bubble.
Please note: Strobe lights and flickering projections are part of the exhibit, which will run approximately 45 minutes from entry to exit.
DATES: Daily from June 8 to September 6, 2021 (subject to revision due to PHO orders during the COVID-19 pandemic).
HOURS: Monday to Friday 1:00 pm to 9:15 pm. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am to 9:15 pm.
VENUE: BC Place, Gate A, directly off Terry Fox Plaza (Beatty St. at Robson St.)
TICKETS: Prices begin at $65, with duo and family packages starting at $100. Each ticket package comes with 1 wand included. Additional wands may be purchased for $30 each at the time of ticket purchase. Tickets are available online only at www.wingsandwizards.comand via Ticketmaster.
RECOMMENDED AGES: This is a family-friendly exhibit for all ages. Babes in arms (24 months and under) do not need to purchase a ticket.
We’ve got a 4-pack of tickets plus a wand for one lucky family! Prize does not include travel, parking, or other expenses. Enter to win in the giveaway widget below. This giveaway is open to anyone 18+ who can attend Wings and Wizards in Vancouver, BC. Tickets must be used by July 15. All the winner’s entries will be verified.