Finally, the Greatest Show on Earth — The World Pyro Olympics (WPO) 2009 — will be held at the Bonifacio Global City on November 21, 28, December 5, 12, and 19 (final dates) with eight countries showcasing breathtaking pyrotechnic displays. The viewing area will be located at the open area bounded by Bonifacio High Street, One Serendra, the old site of Speedzone Area, and MC Home Depot.
This year features a NEW SHOW FORMAT to be used by competing countries. Each pyromusical composition will run for 18 minutes and have the added feature of low-level effects, which were not utilized in past World Pyro Olympics, as they were shooting from barges on water. For the first time in the country, the competition will be synchronized with musical scores.
Block off your calendars for the Greatest Show on Earth! I’ve been a WPO Fan ever since the first World Pyro Olympics Competition in 2005. Our Awesome Planet is an official internet partner of World Pyro Olympics 2009. Watch out for WPO Contest, Announcements, Tips, and Fireworks Photography Sessions!
OFFICIAL World Pyro
Olympics 2009 Schedule and Participants
November 21, 2009, Saturday (Gate opens 2.30pm) – This Opening Show will be Awesome!
7PM – NICO-Lünig Event GmbH of Germany is one of the leading sellers and producers of display fireworks in Germany. It has taken part in international fireworks competitions in China, Japan, Thailand, Spain, Sweden, France, Switzerland and the Philippines.
8PM – Glorious Entertainment Production Limited of China was founded in 1920. Some of its stellar credits include fireworks at Bjork’s concert in 2008; Thai King’s 80th Birthday ceremony firework show in Thailand, and the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Asian Games.
November 28, 2009, Saturday (Gate opens 2.30pm)
Pyro Studios of Canada has won multiple awards all over the world such as the Montreal International Fireworks Competition, the Globalfest Fireworks Competition and the Monaco Fireworks Competition. Pyro Studios will bring to the WPO 2009 an exciting show featuring the music of Journey and Arnel Pineda.
Explosive Productions Pty Ltd of Australia has more than 20 years of experience in the fireworks and pyrotechnic industry. Explosive Productions produced the designs used to win the 2005 & 2006 WPO. They also participated at the “Fiori di Fuco” Fireworks Competition in Italy, and the “Symphony of Fire” in Cape Town, South Africa.
December 5, 2009, Saturday (Gate opens 2.30pm)
7PM – Marutamaya of Japan started manufacturing its ornamental fireworks at the end of the Edo era in 1864. The company’s fireworks have been praised for “painting a dream in the sky” at the 1984 Los Angels Olympics and the Centennial Celebration of the Statue of Liberty. Marutamaya provides fireworks displays at Tokyo Disneyland.
8PM – Parente Fireworks of Italy’s history dates back at least 100 years, with tradition and secrets handed down to several generations later. One of Parente’s most unforgettable performances is “Beach on Fire”, a 14-kilometer fireworks show in Venice.
December 12, 2009, Saturday (Gate opens 2.30pm)
Hanwha Corporation of Korea was founded in 1952. It has performed fireworks in big events including the 3rd Busan Multimedia Fireworks Show in 2007, a 50-minute firework and laser show at APEC 2006, and the opening and closing ceremonies of the Seoul Asian Games.
Remote Effects Systems (RES) Specialty Pyrotechnics of U.S.A began operations in 1983 and provides fireworks for sporting, corporate, theatrical and touring musical productions. RES now provides over 250 displays annually both indoors and outdoors and distributes its line of pyrotechnic products worldwide.
December 19, 2009, Saturday (Gate opens 2.30pm)
Highlights from the participants — La Mancha Group International (closing display)
La Mancha Group International of the Philippines is the only
company from South East Asia that has bagged honors from prestigious contests
in Europe including the Hannover Fireworks Competition in Germany last year,
and the Zagreb International Fireworks Festival held in Croatia earlier
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11 thoughts on “Finally…the Greatest Show on Earth!”
Anton, what do you mean by final dates?
Initially it was Nov. 14 and it was moved to Nov. 21 until Dec. 19 – 5 consecutive Saturdays.
do you know if the shows will have titles/themes?
Canada will play Journey Music. China will have a waterfall of great
wall of China.
The Philippines is a surprise!
ohh that’s awesome :d how bout the others? 😀
Hi Anton, do you know where we can get tickets? Also, is it really necessary for us to buy tickets? Won’t we be able to get a good view of the show from different areas of fort bonifacio anyway? thanks!
i guess it would be necessary to buy tickets this time since if you watch from somewhere else then chances are you will not be able to here the music. I’m sure hearing the music will make a big difference 😉 it will never be the same with and without music.
Yes, I was wondering nga if they can pipein the music in an Internet channel where people can tune in 🙂
Hi, Jet! Ticketworld sells the P200 tickets online. You can get the P500 tickets from any Folded and Hung branch (except at SM malls as the management didn’t allow them to sell tickets). I got ours for Dec. 19 at the Shangri-la branch. Can’t wait!
Thanks for sharing Babe!
Am always glad to help out! Take care and God bless you and your family!