A UNIQUE NEW PARK IN UTAH COUNTY
Utah County will soon have a revolu- tionary new entertainment park that is like nothing else on the planet. It is not a theme park and it’s not a ride park. It is a high tech theatrical experience where guests are immersed in a world of unique beauty and adventure. Everyone creates their own experience leaving the outside world behind. This new entertainment park is called Evermore and is scheduled to open in September.
Evermore is a multimillion dollar “Eu- ropean gothic village fantasy experience park” soon to open in Pleasant Grove. It is the brainchild of Ken Bretschnei- der who recruited Josh Shipley from Walt Disney Imagineering as Chief Cre- ative Officer. Before construction began, the park was designed in virtual reality. During construction, over five miles of fi- ber optic cable was installed to make it a “smart park” encompassing the latest and potential future technologies. Evermore is about creating an environment that will capture your attention and take you to a new reality.
The park is located at 382 Evermore Lane in Pleasant Grove, right off I-15, and the Evermore Creative Center is a few blocks away in Lindon. The Creative Center is where computer magic is made, costumes are handmade, and 3D mythical characters are created. It is the prop shop for the park and its various events. It in it- self is an amazing behind the scenes place with a staff of artistic people passionate about Evermore Park. The Creative Cen- ter further emphasizes the huge financial investment being made in the develop- ment of Evermore ParkThe theatrical experience.
Guests can wander through the park to get a different experience no matter which path they follow. The goal is to im- merse guests in the stories and characters of the park. The park is like a big theatri- cal stage and guests are part of the play.
In addition to the daytime garden ad- ventures, Evermore plans on having three seasonal events and two themed parties during the year to keep the park fresh and exciting. The seasonal events are Mythos, Lore and Aurora that will represent sum- mer, fall and winter and provide family entertainment. Themed, interactive par- ties will also be scheduled that will en- compass the entire park in the adventure.
You will soon see extensive advertis- ing of Evermore Park as the September opening day approaches. Now you know what Evermore Park is about. It will be- come a huge tourist attraction in the State of Utah bringing financial and entertain- ment benefits to our local communities. It is all because of one man, Ken Bret- schneider, who dreamed big and built a new type of entertainment park. For Ken, it has not happened overnight, but it will be opening soon and is a testimony to his philosophy of thinking big, never giving up and letting the creative mind think out of the box, as the expression goes. Utah County and all of Utah will benefit from Evermore Park.
Above: Evermore costumesBelow: Park construction