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Fire & Ice

Opti-Myst Ice Kindgom Shot

This festive season, Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland has created a unique challenge for Dimplex. Partnering with PWR Events which is presenting An Arctic Adventure within The Magical Ice Kingdom – the biggest ice and snow sculpture experience of its kind in the UK – Dimplex has added its own extra twist of magic with the inclusion of our Opti-myst®fires.

Amongst the icebergs, a shipwreck and a lost island is a chance for visitors to go fishing with the Inuit, take refuge in an igloo and face off with a giant polar bear.

As you plunge into arctic conditions on a journey of discovery, there is a flickering promise of warmth. But your eyes will deceive you. Embedded in the snow and Inuit igloo are Opti-myst electric fires, but their flames and smoke ‘burn’ ice cold!

The Opti-myst cassettes provide stunningly realistic focal points in the icy experience, offering a unique and eye-catching illusion. From homes to castles, hotels to clubs, the Dimplex Opti-myst effect always amazes. But equipping the Magical Ice Kingdom has been a singular challenge as we use water vapour to create our flame effect. Successfully operating all day at -10° is a real technical achievement for our fires. As they give off very little heat, just enough to stop the appliance itself freezing, they are not only a safe and effective addition to the festive attraction, there is no need to worry about the spectacular ice sculptures melting.

Opti-myst technology is also available in Dimplex’s range of fires and stoves for the home. These combine the flame and smoke effect with a heater element to give homeowners the ambience of a real fire but with the choice of having heat at the flick of a switch.

Specially developed for professional and design installations, the Opti-myst cassettes used in the Magical Ice Kingdom combine the unique flame effect with installation flexibility to offer all the ambience of a real fire in a commercial project.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland will run from 18th November 2016 – 2nd January 2017. Tickets are available now to experience The Magical Ice Kingdom featuring the illusion of Opti-myst in arctic conditions for yourself.

By Jonathan Smith, product marketing manager at Dimplex