Wands at the ready!
All it takes is a little magic and some waves of your wand to unlock the fun of Wings and Wizards, a new interactive - and totally touch-less - event on now in Vancouver.
Kids and kids-at-heart will delight in stepping through the portal doors into a world of wizardry and spells (which we mere mortals know as the underground banquet rooms of BC Place) where you're set on a quest to find a special dragon egg.
Groups of up to six people move from room to room, set up as a castle and an enchanted forest, as the story unfolds, using high-tech features to interact with the space and unlocking access to the next chapter. You'll have to learn to wave your wand in patterns, tap out colour sequence spells, and follow commands to make it through.
Perfect for families, Wings and Wizards is more magical than spooky, and only offers some startles as opposed to serious scares, though tinier tots may not be able to follow along or enjoy the lighting effects and dark spaces. Adults will appreciate a few wink-wink moments (like the advice on how to "practice safe hex" and follow safety rules) and everyone will groan and giggle along with some choice puns.
The journey takes about 45 minutes and keeps you busy the whole time, offering lots of photo ops (though flash photography is not permitted).
You'll exit through the gift shop, which features a mix of branded merch as well as things like soaps, artwork, and decor items made by local Vancouver crafters and vendors.
Wings and Wizards
When: June 8 through September 2021; timed entry selected at booking. Monday to Friday: 1 to 9:15 p.m; Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Where: BC Place Stadium (Gate A off Beatty Street), Vancouver
Cost: $65 to $180, with wands ($30 value). Buy tickets online.