Grand Haven Musical Fountain Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend with Disney

Grand Haven, MI (May 24, 2016) – The Grand Haven Musical Fountain is excited to kick off the official start of summer and Memorial Day weekend with a themed show families are sure to love.

The Grand Haven Musical Fountain is a 25-minute synchronized water and light show accompanied with music of all varieties. Starting this Friday, shows will take place nightly through Labor Day weekend.

Saturday’s Disney-themed show will feature a few Disney favorites and will include songs from the movies “The Lion King”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Little Mermaid”, “Aladdin”, “Toy Story”, “Milan”, “Pocahontas”, “Tarzan”, “The Incredibles”, “Enchanted”, “Frozen” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

“We are excited for the new Musical Fountain themed show. Our themed Musical Fountain shows are truly crowd favorites,” said the Grand Haven City Mayor, Geri McCaleb. “We hope Grand Haven residents and those in surrounding communities will come and enjoy it.”

The Grand Haven Musical Fountain has two additional themed shows scheduled for June. On Saturday, June 11, the theme is “A Night at the Movies” – featuring songs from classic films such as “Star Wars”, “Back to the Future”, “Indiana Jones”, “Ghostbusters”, “Top Gun”, “Footloose”, “Beverly Hills Cop”, “Austin Powers”, “Grease”, “Jurassic Park” and “Rocky.” On Saturday, June 25, songs will be featured from the Disney film, “Frozen”. This show is always a big hit for families with smaller children.

Shows can be viewed at the Waterfront Stadium, 101 N. Harbor Drive, or in the grassy areas surrounding the stadium. All events are free to attend and attendees are welcome to bring blankets and chairs. The audio is also broadcast on 88.7 FM for those who prefer to watch from their cars.

ABOUT CITY OF GRAND HAVEN MUSICAL FOUNTAIN

The Grand Haven Musical Fountain is a synchronized water and light show accompanied with music of all varieties. Each 25-minute show features a variety of well-known music and plays daily at dusk from Memorial Day through Labor Day as well as Fridays and Saturdays in May and September. The fountain is maintained and operated through the support of the City of Grand Haven as well as generous donations by our valued guests.

Designed by a local engineer, William Morris Booth II (who is also the patent holder), and built in 1962 by volunteers at an estimated cost of $250,000, this fountain was based on a Przystawic musical fountainshow seen in Germany and was the largest musical fountain in the world when it was built; holding the title until 1998 with the installation of the WET Design built Bellagio Fountains at the Bellagio Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, NV.

Each show is programmed by hand and even the simplest of programs used to create shows for this fountain can be very time consuming. In fact, choreographing one three-minute song can take up to 10 hours. The musical fountain shows average 1,500 commands per song, with some reaching as high as 6,000 lighting and or water commands in a single song.  Some of the modern themed shows contain as many as 17,000 water and lighting commands over a 25-minute program. For more information about the musical fountain, please visit The Grand Haven Musical Fountain Official Website. Grand HavenMusical Fountain photos are available for use by the media by clicking here. A video time lapse can also be found by clicking here. Please include a photo and video courtesy for the City of Grand Haven.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Grand Haven Musical Fountain Committee

Jamie Goswick

jamie.goswick@gmail.com

806.382.5559