Last year, Walt Disney Studios and Lighthouse Immersive Studios, the same production company behind the Immersive Van Gogh exhibition, announced a joint collaboration to immerse audiences in some of their favorite Disney classics ranging from “Peter Pan” and “Pinocchio” to the age of the studios’ renaissance films like “The Lion King” and “Aladdin” to some of the modern-day blockbusters like “Frozen,” “Zootopia,” and “Encanto.” The Immersive Disney Animation experience debuts in Los Angeles on June 23, 2023.
Following celebrated premieres in 13 cities and rave reviews from critics and audiences across North America, Lighthouse Immersive Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios have announced that Los Angeles will be the next city to premiere Immersive Disney Animation on June 23, 2023. The Los Angeles iteration will be housed in Lighthouse ArtSpace Los Angeles – the same venue that was home to the popular Original Immersive Van Gogh – in the iconic former Amoeba Music Building at 6400 Sunset Blvd.
“The rollout of Immersive Disney Animation has been met with overwhelming positivity and tremendous acclaim in the 13 cities we’ve debuted the show so far,” said Disney Animation Special Projects Producer Dorothy McKim. “And we are proud to announce that we will be presenting this spectacular exhibition in the birthplace of Disney Animation, where our studio’s first creations took shape. We can’t imagine a more fitting locale for this celebration of Disney animation, and the incredible artists and animators that bring these worlds to life.”
“Lighthouse ArtSpace Los Angeles has housed one of the most impressive stagings of Immersive Van Gogh for the better part of two years,” said Corey Ross, producer and founder at Lighthouse Immersive Studios. “It is one of the most popular, best-selling venues of the 20+ other Lighthouse ArtSpaces we’ve opened across North America, and Immersive Disney Animation is going to take it to a whole new level.”
Lighthouse ArtSpace Los Angeles is hosting a final slate of showings for Immersive Van Gogh from June 1 – 11 before Immersive Disney Animation takes over as the standalone experience. Tickets are on sale now at vangoghla.com.
The idea of the Immersive Disney Animation experience is to give guests a sneak peek of a world they would never get anywhere else. They want you to be a part of the film. As such, there will be plenty of photo ops to make it feel like you are a character in your favorite Disney animated movie.
Additional interactive features within the projection show include responsive floor projection design that moves with the audience and custom bracelets that light up in sync with the projections and based on the audiences’ movements through the galleries. In a particularly show-stopping moment, the Gazillion Bubbles special effects team fills the 500,000 cubic feet of galleries with bubbles.
Collaborating with Lighthouse Immersive is the Creative Legacy team of Walt Disney Animation Studios, helping bring their library of films to audiences in a manner never before experienced, the Immersive Disney Animation experience opens in Los Angeles on June 23, 2023.
Tickets start at $29.99 and go on sale May 12 at 10 a.m. PT at lighthouseimmersive.com/Disney.