On December 4th, many millions watched The Amazing Race contestants enter the largest water extravaganzastage show in the world today. Though there were many groups involved in the building of the City of Dreams Theatre in China, Handling Specialty played a huge roll in the realization of its spectacular show; The House of Dancing Water.
Macau is located on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta in southern Guangdong, China and lies some 60 kilometers to the west of Hong Kong. The Amazing Race took their contestants to the underwater stage show to test the teams and discover who would be moving on to the next exotic location.
The purpose-built theater was designed with many breakthroughs including Handling Specialty’s 11 hydraulic stage lifts, which are used to transform the pool into a spectacular stage in less than a minute. The contestants were made-up to look like the performers in the show and asked to jump from the heights Handling Specialty’s underwater scissor lifts took them and into the circular pool below.
The stage project in Macau, China was a massive undertaking for the minds of Handling Specialty’s sales, engineering and manufacturing talents. The project is maintained by Handling Specialty and has enjoyed a very lucrative first five years in operation.
Learn more about the project here: http://www.handling.com/assets/solutions/city-of-dreams-underwater-stage-lifts/SS158-City-of-Dreams.pdf