Illuminasia is a brand new attraction in Blackpool. It opened to the public last Friday. We had the pleasure of being one of the first to view it as we were invited to a special preview the day before it opened.
illuminasia is located inside the Winter Gardens in the centre of Blackpool. It is just a short walk from the north train station and a few minutes from the Tower.
Illuminasia is an amazing indoor light display. Almost like bringing the illuminations inside. Illuminasia has a very oriental inspiration, blending the Chinese craft of latern making with modern day technology. Thousands of square feet brimming with illuminous colourful exhibits.
We arrived at the Illumiasia entrance about 10.30. As this is a brand new attraction, they were not quite ready for us. We returned a little later and were greeted by a “Glow bot” who seemed to keep the kids entertained whilst waiting.
We were led into a large room contains lots of brightly lit up Chinese soldiers. On the ceiling were hundreds of Chinese lanterns. There was a short talk and then onto another room where we were greeted by a big Chinese emperor.
After seeing the emperor we followed a path round and spotted a few other rooms and exhibits which unfortunately were not quite ready that day. I think the planetarium was one of these rooms which did look quite good from what we saw of it.
Land of the giants, seemed to be the main room and was really spectacular. It was like being in an Alice in Wonderland garden. Huge bright creatures everywhere and massive pretty flowers. There was so much to see and little Izebella kept saying “wow, look”
At the end of our Illuminasia tour was a spectacular laser show which was enjoyed by all.
Illuminasia lasts about an hour. It is certainly worth a visit if you are already in or going to Blackpool as an additional attraction. It opens at 11am daily and closes at 6pm.
We enjoyed our visit despite certain rooms not yet being ready. It would be nice to perhaps return again in a few months to see the other exhibits or any further additions in a few weeks when they are more up and ready.
Details of the illuminasia attraction can be found via their website .