LEXINGTON, Ala. – Temperatures might be rising outside the Global Special Effects warehouse, but inside it’s a winter wonderland.
“Our claim to fame is our evaporative snow products,” president Francisco Guerra said. “We can make it look like it’s snowing, but it evaporates in seconds.”
The small business has been tucked away in the small town of Lexington for ten years.
“For the last 20 years [the company] has been providing all the theme parks in the world with special effects to create their illusionary snow for the rides,” Guerra said.
They also do snow for major motion pictures, while providing it for 23 countries. The “faux snow” is made of 99% evaporated water and one percent surfactant.
“It’s 100% non-toxic, non-allergenic, you can even eat it,” Guerra added.
Besides snow, the company has a line of products. One of which is “Flogos”, which creates clouds in the shapes of logos.
Their latest product is the “Amazing Snowman”. It’s a snowman that blows handfuls of evaporative snow through his mittened hands and up into the surrounding air.
The first round of online voting goes through April 3rd.
- Walmart’s “Get On The Shelf” Voting Starts Today! (globalspecialfx.com)
- Amazing Snowman Video Demonstration (youtube.com)
- Reuters: Global Special Effects Largest Special FX Company In The World (globalspecialfx.com)
- News Article: “World’s Largest Fake Snow Creator Located in Alabama” (globalspecialfx.com)