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Chichen itza light show

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Chichen itza light show

Can anyone tell me please whether the evening light show as started up again at chichen itza - we go in three weeks time! Also, is it still possible to climb the ruins at Ek- Balam. Thank you for any info

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11. Re: Chichen itza light show

As a matter of fact there is an update. A few months ago I reported that the light show would be returning sometime in 2014. See here: http://www.americanegypt.com/blog/?p=2377

If I was a betting man, my guess is that it won't be ready until 2015 because the government only quite recently got an appropriation for the new show. But they might accelerate the timetable because the lack of a light show is killing many of the hotels in the area. It was a draw for overnight visitors.

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12. Re: Chichen itza light show

One of the more recent reviews for Mayaland mentions the light show, so I thought it was back on. But now that I re-read it, that reviewer mentions a light show run by the hotel so it probably refers to the planetarium. :(

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13. Re: Chichen itza light show

Great, EJA, thank you! So hopefully I'll be down at least one before it happens, but good to know it's slated to come back. Thank you!

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14. Re: Chichen itza light show

The secretary of tourism in Yucatan reports that the light show will be back in April.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g150808-i1365-k702…

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15. Re: Chichen itza light show

Now July: http://www.americanegypt.com/blog/?p=2402

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16. Re: Chichen itza light show

UPDATE: The governor of Yucatan visited Chichen to see a preview of the show. Perhaps a July reopening will be possible after all.

yucatan.com.mx/yucatan/valladolid/verifican-…

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17. Re: Chichen itza light show

Assuming the light show will be on by the time i arrive on 14/07, what time will it likely run from. When it was run previously, did they start right on sunset or is it a little later in the evening.

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18. Re: Chichen itza light show

Hey, JunkyBurritos. Somehow you found the one thread where I had not posted one of my updates. Allow me to correct that.

A couple of weeks ago the governor of Yucatan went to Chichen to inspect the new light show, was has now been installed. The official word is that a new and improved light show will premiere in July. One recent news report said "early July."

Stay tuned!

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UPDATE: The composer who reportedly created the music for the new show is previewing his work on the Internet. http://www.americanegypt.com/blog/?p=2406

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20. Re: Chichen itza light show

ANOTHER UPDATE: The composer who reportedly created the music for the new show is previewing his work on the Internet. http://www.americanegypt.com/blog/?p=2406