After a successful run in 2022, Miami’s immersive underwater wonderland, Hidden Worlds Entertainment Inc. – an impactainment company creating attractions with a purpose – is teaming up with The Islands of The Bahamas to present, ‘Our Ocean, Our Future’, an educational and entertaining marine journey to promote planet stewardship and bring awareness to ocean conservation.
After much anticipation, the riveting oceanic adventure will come to life from Wednesday, February 15 – Wednesday, March 4, 2023 at Ampersand Studios located in one of Miami’s most iconic neighborhoods, Wynwood.
Using the latest digital projection technology, 360-degree audio environments and immersive fine-dining, Hidden Worlds showcases the wonders of the world’s at-risk ocean ecosystems. The “Our Ocean, Our World” experience will engage the senses (smell, sight, and sound) of guests through immersive art displays.
Daniel Hettwer, Hidden Worlds Entertainment CEO, is thrilled to unite with The Bahamas, a destination sharing the same philosophy to ultimately save the ocean.
“Everyone is drawn in by the outward beauty of The Bahamas and in this case, we’re focusing on the ‘inner beauty,’ specifically their conservation efforts. The nation has been a leader in banning single use plastics and has always prioritized shark conservation,” said Daniel Hettwer. “Our charity partner, Beneath the Waves, has discovered the world’s largest seagrass meadow by studying tiger shark migration patterns. This area is estimated to be the world’s largest blue carbon sink benefitting all of humanity. It is unlikely that this discovery would have been made without shark conservation by The Bahamas.”
In theme of their new partnership with The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation, the Hidden Worlds’ ‘Our Ocean, Our Future’ experience will give attendees even more climactic scenery, cutting-edge technology and interactive experiences including:
- Art Installations by local Miami and Bahamian artists such as famed Bahamian muralist, Angelika Wallace-Whitfield and AI Art powerhouse Seyhan Lee, who will showcase an innovative coral experience.
- An Immersive Dining Experience with Hidden Worlds’ Executive Chef, Scott Linquist (Co-Founder of COYO Taco and Serena Rooftop) and Bahamian, Executive Chef, Kevyn Pratt (previously of Baha Mar) with an ocean positive, multi-course menu, inspired by the flavors of The Bahamas. Throughout the evening, a dinner will be orchestrated where the tables will come alive as the dishes, marine-themed cocktails by Bahamian mixologist, Marv “Mr. Mix Cunningham” and projections will be synced together for a coordinated experience.
- Two seatings will be held Wednesday through Sunday, with limited capacity available (a vegan menu is also available upon request).
- A 360-degree photographic experience allowing guests to surround themselves in the deepest oceans and most majestic mangroves, while learning the impact they have on the world.
“It’s no secret that our oceans play a pivotal role in sustaining the world we live in”, said the Hon. I. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation for The Islands of The Bahamas. “The Bahamas is committed to continuing to advocate for and participate in ocean conservation initiatives such as this educational experience that shines a very important light, bringing awareness to the importance of protecting and preserving the ocean.”
Hidden Worlds is further partnering with MastercardTM and its Priceless Planet Coalition highlighting the groups mangrove reforestation efforts around the globe. Special deals and exclusive PricelessTM experiences, such as ocean positive cocktail masterclasses, will be offered to Mastercard Cardholders as part of the partnership.
A percentage of ticket sales will benefit Beneath the Waves, a non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting ocean health using science and technology to catalyze ocean policy and protect threatened species. For more information, please visit www.ourhiddenworlds.com/bahamas or follow @OurHiddenWorlds on social media.
About Hidden Worlds Entertainment, Inc
Hidden Worlds Entertainment, Inc. builds impactainment™ experiences creating world-positive impact via immersive art and entertainment. Our mission is to promote planet stewardship and bring awareness to ocean conservation. We incorporate neuroscience, interactive fine-dining, and optimized content for empathetic engagement. Hidden Worlds will surpass anything the immersive entertainment field has seen and is recognized as an official United Nations Decade Activity. Hidden Worlds Entertainment comprises industry leaders such as Robert L. Ward of Universal Theme Parks. Only at Hidden Worlds do famed explorers Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau trade ideas with world-renowned neuro-economist Dr. Paul Zak and illusionist Blake Vogt, the magician behind many of David Copperfield’s creations.