Oops. Now 2014!
Now April 2014!
I know it was a bit cheesy, but I kind of enjoyed it. I might try the new version sometime (if, indeed, it ever really gets going).
Now July 2014. Or mañana ... whichever comes first.
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
LAST UPDATE, I HOPE: The all new light-and-sound show premieres in September, but there will be a "soft launch" to work out the kinks beginning next week on Aug. 11, 2014.
According to officials the show will play nightly--for free--until the September official premiere, at which time there will be 240 peso admission.
More details here: http://www.americanegypt.com/blog/?p=2423
Oops. Ticket to the show will be less than 200 pesos.
And, UPDATE with zero surprise, the light show was a no-show. It has been delayed again!
Just back from the Yucatan and the Sound and Light Show is on!
It's free (reservations needed, so ask your hotel to help you get reservations) and it's excellent!
When you first arrive it's a bit of a disorganized cluster with no signs to help point you in the right direction. Go to the ticket window with your reservation information and they will give you tickets, (be sure to arrive early: they closed the window at 6:15 the night we went). Then, go to the left-most line (closest to the gift shop) and wait to be given permission to enter.
You will be herded to a set of chairs in front of El Castillo. Sit and wait for the show to begin, or walk around a bit to take pictures of the many structures lit in various colors. If the sky is clear, it's a great way to see the stars.
It's in Spanish, but if you had a good tour guide during the day, you'll pick up pieces of the narration, which details the history/religious beliefs of the ancient Mayans. The show itself is visually stunning, lit up on El Castillo as a big screen.
The gift shop is open when the show finishes.
The new sound and light show is definitely worth a visit!