Waltzing Waters Makes a Big Splash at Edison Ford


Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Wilson, Public Relations Coordinator

                         Waltzing Waters Makes a Big Splash at Edison Ford 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 29, 2016) -- The 41st celebration of Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates has a new Waltzing Waters holiday fountain display synched with holiday music and bright colored lights.
"Experimentation, inventive displays, historical tradition, electric lights and music have been part of the annual holiday event at Edison Ford for the past 40 years," said Chris Pendleton, President and CEO. "Waltzing Waters, also known as Dancing Fountains and Liquid Fireworks, is set to music along with colorful lights and is an exciting addition to this family event.

Waltzing Waters first opened in Cape Coral as Waltzing Waters Aquarama in 1971. Over the years, the Waltzing Waters fountains were staged at the Shell Factory and later at Disney, Sea World and other locations around the world.

Otto Przystawik with Mike Cosden

Otto Przystawik created the show in Germany in the 1920s, when it was known as "Przystawik's Dancing Fountains." Otto made small scale displays for stores and restaurants before the war and expanded with larger installations in the 1950s. In 1965, Otto's son, Gunter moved to Florida and started making his own Waltzing Waters fountain installations in Cape Coral.

Named one of the nation’s top holiday events by USA Today and the American Bus Association, Holiday Nights is an event for all ages, including visits from Santa, a Holiday Tea, holiday crafts on select evenings and special nightly Holiday Tradition Tours. 

The Waltzing Waters holiday display is included with admission to Holiday Nights and is open nightly through January 1, 2017 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Free for Edison Ford members.

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Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Edison Ford has been awarded the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures," a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. Recently, the Edison Botanical Laboratory was designated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark.