by Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman
Long gone are the days when Atlantic City was reserved for young men celebrating bachelor parties, girls getting pampered at spas on an all-girls’ weekend getaway and old men with cigars puffing away at the roulette table. Atlantic City has now become a family-friendly destination with gorgeous beaches, a world-class boardwalk and a variety of nearby family-friendly attractions that will keep the kids happy and give mom and dad a little bit of that much longed-for “vacation” feeling. Atlantic City’s latest attraction is a spectacular high-tech light show called Duality which will debut on July 4th at 10:15pm, after the fireworks which are scheduled for 9:30pm. (Read more after the jump)
The show was created by Moment Factory, a Montreal-based new media and entertainment studio that has produced multimedia elements for clients such as Cirque de Soleil and Disney, and many concert events such as Celine Dion and Madonna’s new MDNA world tour. This highly sophisticated 3D projection show will include surround sound, theatrical lighting and the latest architectural video mapping technologies to bring Boardwalk Hall’s historic façade to life.
The show is just under 10 minutes long and is free and open to the public. Best viewed from Kennedy Plaza on the boardwalk, it will play every night for a year, twice per hour, beginning at dark.
Here is a video from Moments Factory of Duality in the making – a simulation of what the show will look like.
Other family-friendly attractions in Atlantic City:
Steel Pier at the Boardwalk – an amusement park with two dozen rides, games and more.
Aquarium – kids under 3 get in for free.
Dolphin-watching and sightseeing cruises at Gardner’s Basin.
Absecon Lighthouse – the tallest lighthouse in NJ with stunning views. Kids under 4 are free.
Find more family-friendly activities here.
This post is brought to you with the support of the Atlantic City Alliance. Find them on Facebook www.facebook.com/AtlanticCityNJ and Twitter http://www.twitter.com/visitAC]
Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Healthy Bites and also writes for Savvy Sassy Moms. She has been living in New York City for eleven years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but writing about nutrition and helping families eat better is her true passion. She grew up in both California and Israel, which explains her love for California cuisine (fresh, local ingredients), as well as Mediterranean food (flavorful, heart-healthy ingredients). Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to two kids (ages 5 & 3) and works hard to ensure they eat healthy, unprocessed food, while trying to make it as delicious as possible. Married to a vegetarian and being a pescetarian herself, this can be quite a challenge. On an ordinary night at her dinner table, you can hear things like “More cauliflower, please!”, “How come I didn’t get a lot of tomato?” and “Fish oil! Yaaaay!”