Later this year, Ken Bretschneider and his team will realize their collective dream when Evermore Park opens its doors in Pleasant Grove, Utah. While Evermore Park is still currently under construction, Bretschneider has shared his intention to turn it into a theme park that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. Evermore Park has been designed to give guests a theatrical world where dragons, fairies, trolls, and other fantasy creations exist. And visitors to the park are invited to become part of the story.
Via Theme Park University, Evermore Park recently released a behind-the-scenes video that offered an advance glimpse at the creature creation and world building that has gone into the park. It’s an extremely ambitious undertaking, and it even eschews theme park conventions by favoring the experience over attractions and thrill rides.
As alluded to in the video, Evermore will have three major seasonal events that inform the ongoing story of the park. Mythos will unfold in the summer months, as the town of Evermore is linked (via a portal) to a world where Norse mythology and magic is real. Evermore’s Lantern Festival will also advance the story of Mythos by explaining the history of the other world and allowing guests to meet the visitors from another realm.
Lore is a Halloween-themed event that will bring out the darker side of Evermore with creatures from Celtic myths. Creatures of darkness will be coming in force, and Lore will be designed with scares in mind. Finally, Aurora will close out the year with a Charles Dickens-inspired Christmas fable. There will be other smaller events throughout the year as well, including a ghost pirate adventure and a Victorian masquerade.
Evermore Park doesn’t currently have an opening day set in stone, but it is tentatively expected to be open to the public this summer. You can find more information about it on the Evermore Park official site.