Official press release received from Stone Mountain Park media center:
Stone Mountain, Ga. – The Georgia skies explode with color during Stone Mountain Park’s 25th Anniversary Lasershow Spectacular. Debuting May 3, this Atlanta tradition celebrates its silver anniversary with a digitally re-mastered show, one component of Stone Mountain Park’s 50th Anniversary Celebration through 2008.
New additions to the Lasershow Spectacular include a musical score featuring a parity of all-time favorite tunes and medleys from themes such as Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones and High School Musical. Heroes and Sports medleys with state-of-the art graphics are also new additions followed by a Patriotic Finale. Long-lasting traditional favorites such as “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” “Trilogy” and “Celestial Soda Pop” are also back by popular demand.
“Seen by more than 20 million people since 1983, the Lasershow Spectacular is the longest running lasershow in the world,” said Stan Morrell, director of entertainment, guest experience and special events for Stone Mountain Park. “With a new musical score, added displays of laser lights, graphics, characters, sound and fireworks this years show is bigger than ever and truly appeals to the imaginations of all ages.”
The debut of the 25th Anniversary of the Lasershow Spectacular kicks off Stone Mountain Park’s Summer at the Rock which runs May 3 through Sept.1. An array of events and festivals including Salute to the Troops on Memorial Day weekend, Gospel Festival, Atlanta Fest, Fantastic Fourth and Labor Day weekend celebration highlight the summer long event. On June 7, Crossroads®, an 1870’s village at the base of Stone Mountain, overflows with entertainment which includes the Backyard Circus®, an interactive experience where kids are the stars; a new musical review called Rock Solid Country; a new live, improvisational family show named Col. Adair’s Southern Fried Shakespeare and appearances by Bob and Larry of Veggie Tales® fame.
Plus, Stone Mountain Park offers families a full day of outdoor attractions and recreation including the Great Locomotive Chase Adventure Golf, the Summit Skyride, the Riverboat, the Great Barn, the 4D Theater, Camp Highland Outpost, the Antebellum Plantation & Farmyard, museums and pedal boats. Summer at the Rock activities and these family attractions are included in Stone Mountain Park’s Adventure Pass: $25 for adults and $20 children ages 3-11 (tax not included). Vehicle entry to the park is $8 cash for a one-day permit or $35 for annual permit.
Listed in Frommer’s 500 Places to Visit with Your Kids Before They Grow Up and cited by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of “35 Natural Wonders in Georgia You Must See Before You Die,” Stone Mountain Park is located just 16 miles east of downtown Atlanta. To get to the park, take I-285 to exit 39B, Highway 78 East. Stone Mountain Park is Exit 8 on Hwy. 78. More information on 25th Anniversary Lasershow Spectacular and Summer at the Rock plus Stone Mountain Park attractions and hours of operation are available at 770-498-5690 or by visiting www.stonemountainpark.com.
Debut: May 3, 9:30p.m.
2008 Show Dates: May 10, 17; May 24-Aug. 10; Aug. 16, 23, 30, 31; Sept. 1, 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25
Location: Laser Lawn at Memorial Hall
Price: Free; vehicle entry into the park is $8 cash for one-day permit
Source: Stone Mountain Park Official Press Release