London 2012 Olympics

London 2012 Olympics

Thursday 28 February, 2013

The success of the London 2012 Olympics was a massive boost for the country and Confetti Magic is proud to have played a part.

For many years Confetti Magic has provided confetti cannons and special effects for Olympic events starting back in 2004 for the Olympic Heroes' Parade in Trafalgar Square.

Since then, we have been back in Trafalgar Square, filling the air with confetti for the 2008 parade and now, for 2012, we were there at the very start in Stratford. As the announcement was made on the big screens, the crowd went wild and we unleashed a storm of red, white and blue confetti over the ecstatic, flag waving crowd.

Hire and fire

At Birmingham City Airport, we were asked to provide a pyrotechnic waterfall from the top of the new control tower as part of the multimedia reveal of the illuminated Olympic Rings. We projected the pyrotechnics out from the top floor of the tower to prevent damage to the rings below as a zero fallout comets and mines crowned the structure.

The Torch Relay provided us with a number of opportunities to work our magic. The arrival of the Olympic Torch at Temple Newsam in Leeds was accompanied by close proximity pyrotechnics and our WildFire flame projectors. The resulting photo opportunity was captured by the press for the following day's papers.

Medway saw the torch on its was with a celebratory volley of confetti and streamer cannons, much to the delight of the gathered crowds.

The final countdown

As the medal winners headed back to their home towns, we were again on the road, back to Leeds and ready to help welcome the heroes amid a rapturous reception from the proud locals. Millennium Square was the venue. As the Olympians took to the stage, we used our Triple Barrelled Confetti Cannons to fire successive shots of red, then white, then blue confetti, all with accompanying gold streamers.

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