December 4th, 2014 by ejalbright
The new light-and-sound show at Chichén Itzá will premiere before Dec. 19, promises Yucatán’s leading tourism official.
Secretary of State Tourism Development Saúl Ancona Salazar announced earlier this week said the state had set a “probable” premiere date for the long-delayed night show, called “Night of Kukulcan,” but declined to tell reporters what that date was, only that it would be before Dec. 19.
“We have probable date for the premiere of ‘Night of Kukulcan,'” Ancona Salazar told the Diario de Yucatan. “On Sunday we sent letters with the proposed date to members of the Tourism Ministry and INAH [the federal agency in charge of Chichen Itza].”
The popular attraction was halted more than two years ago when lightning destroyed the equipment. While the old show consisted of colored lights projected on the giant pyramid El Castillo and the nearby Temple of Warriors, this new show will consist of animated images projected onto the pyramid telling the story of the Maya.
The new show will also include a nighttime walk by several of the monuments which will be illuminated.
Before anyone rushes out and buys tickets, the premiere of the light-and-sound show has been delayed three times over the past year.
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