Former Olympian, Steve Backley has revealed that Cadbury, the Official Treat Provider of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, will be bringing Cadbury House to Hyde Park as part of the BT London Live experience throughout the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Open from 27 July until 12 August, Cadbury House will be a free interactive experience that will bring the magic of Cadbury to life and celebrate the mythical world of Joyville, where Cadbury Dairy Milk comes from.
Having been on the podium in three Olympic Games, Backley is keen for as many people as possible to experience London 2012.
As a spectator himself this time around he will be highlighting the importance of alternative ways to experience the Olympic Games in the host city.
As we get even closer to the Games, Cadbury will also be enlisting the help of a celebrity curator to really bring the true Cadbury spirit to life and help the British public to experience London 2012.
The celebrity will play their part in making this enchanting destination become reality as they bring a smile to each and every visitor’s face.
Cadbury House will be inviting visitors to enter the magic through a giant walkway, passing into the Joyville tasting zone to experience the taste of Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, before continuing into the Chocolatrium to take part in five Cadbury experiences for Twirl, Creme Egg, Wispa, Freddo and Cadbury Dairy Milk.
Their journey then moves into the Great Games Zone to get a true taste of what it’s like to be in the shoes of an Olympic athlete including the chance to go head to head in a virtual race against with Rebecca Adlington before receiving their celebratory chocolate medal.
Every step of the journey will be filled with Cadbury magic helping to make visitors truly feel part of, and enjoy celebrating, the Olympic Games.
Cadbury House will form part of BT London Live, a partnership between the Mayor of London, The Royal Parks and The London Borough of Tower Hamlets and the capital’s premier event for the open-air screening of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
BT London Live at Hyde Park will provide a series of large screens across the park giving coverage of each medal event courtesy of the BBC.
Food and drink areas will be available throughout the site with attractions to the site being added right up to opening.