Family Review: Lights by DreamWorks

Published on July 3, 2017
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New to Crown Pyramid for the July School Holidays is Lights by DreamWorks. Under the family-friendly big top at Crown Perth, young and old are invited to witness the walk-through exhibition of Madagascar, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and other DreamWorks favourites in the form of illuminated lantern sculptures. We sent WLP contributor, Tabetha Beggs and her family out to get the lowdown on the holiday event. 

Lights by Dreamworks - Image by Tabetha Beggs

Previous fairground type events at this new venue have included Santa’s Magical Kingdom and Jurassic Creatures. Lights by Dreamworks is the latest offering, sure to draw fans of the popular animated movies.

In an extravaganza of colour and sound, this huge event combines large-scale replicas of movie characters lit up like big bedside lamps, carnival rides, craft stations to draw and decorate and a small cinema area to relax in. Food, beverages, souvenir merchandise and sideshow amusements are not included in the general ticket price.

Popular characters can be found wandering around to snap a selfie with, or you can visit the photo studio for a photo keepsake.

Here’s what the Beggs family had to say:

AUDREY – Aged 5

What did you like best about Lights by Dreamworks?

The carnival rides.

Which craft activity did you enjoy the most and why?

Shield making because you got to take the shield home.

Which ride did you like the best?

Motorbike merry-go-round

What is your favourite Dreamworks movie?

Shrek

Who is your favourite Dreamworks character?

Princess Fiona

What was disappointing about the event?

There was no stage show this time.

OLIVER – Aged 7

What did you like best about Dreamworks Lights?

I like the activities that you got to take home.

Which craft activity did you enjoy the most and why?

Definitely the shield-making because its more fun that just drawing on paper.

Which ride did you like the best?

The big bouncy shark slide.

What is your favourite Dreamworks movie?

Puss in Boots

Who is your favourite Dreamworks character?

Gingerbread man

What was disappointing about the event?

I was too small for some of the rides.

DANIEL – Aged 16

What did you like best about Dreamworks Lights?

It looked pretty and was fun with the characters walking around so I could get selfies with them.

Did you get into the craft stuff?

I’m not really creative.

Which ride did you like the best?

The Supernova. (Not for the littlies.)

What is your favourite Dreamworks movie?

Puss in Boots

Who is your favourite Dreamworks character?

Puss In Boots

What was disappointing about the event?

You needed extra money to play the sideshow games.

MUM AND DAD

Do you think it’s a value for money event?

At $30 a ticket, it’s good value for children up to 10 years old. It’s a couple of hours of entertainment for the kids. A show would have added value.

Once you’ve paid for tickets, will you need extra money for additional activities inside?

Yes. Food and drinks, merchandise, and sideshow alley amusements are not included in the general ticket price.

What’s the difference between a VIP Pass and a General Admission ticket?

VIP Pass Holders get preference in the entry queue and ride lineups. 

Overall, did you feel it was a good family experience?

Yeah. It was good to see the kids enjoying themselves and they can go on the rides more than once. 

How much time should be allocated for this activity?

Two hours.

What was disappointing about the event?

We enjoyed the stage shows of the previous events. We were disappointed there wasn’t one this time around.

Lights by Dreamworks is on until 23 July 2017.

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