Call for Live Audience
Telemundo's Emmy-award winning morning show, "Un Nuevo Día," will be broadcasting live from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with host Rashel Diaz on Friday, May 12.With a fun-filled, three-hour show, Un Nuevo Dia will feature special guests Gente De Zona and visitors from around the park to kick off the summer!
Un Nuevo Día will be broadcasting live from 7-10am EST. Live audience needs to arrive at Busch Gardens by 5am.
Be a part of the fun! Join Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for the live Telemundo event. Space is limited. Audience positions will be on a first come, first-served basis and participants must be 18 or older to register. Register today at BuschGardens.com/Telemundo.
‘Summer of Mars’ Promises Inspiration for the Next Generation of Space Explorers
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (May 11, 2017) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Calling all future explorers! Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering a front row seat to NASA’s Journey to Mars for free to fifth graders nationwide this summer, with an invitation for a full-day of adventure and fun. The offer is part of the Summer of Mars campaign designed to highlight the myriad experiences and activities available to guests that focus on the future of space exploration and Mars missions to inspire the next generation of space explorers at the place where it will launch.
Beginning Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 26, incoming fifth graders (for fall 2017) who visit with a full-admission-paying-adult*, will receive free, one-day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The “Ticket to Mars” is available via the following link: KennedySpaceCenter.com/SummerOfMars. The ticket can be printed and then presented at any ticket window, along with one of the following as proof of age: a fourth-grade report card verifying that the child is an incoming fifth grader, a passport or birth certificate. The offer will run through Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex created the offer to provide deeper context and understanding of the U.S. space program, by supporting the fourth and fifth grade elementary school curriculums nationwide that include space exploration as an area of study. The Summer of Mars is designed to not only pique their interest, but inspire the age group that experts estimate will be among the first astronauts to make the trip to Mars when that journey becomes not only possible but probable. The immersive, edutainment-style activities and experiences at the visitor complex are an effective way for kids to learn about the future of NASA as it pertains to Mars.
“Our aim is to inspire kids at this age with memorable space experiences and add a layer of excitement to what they are learning in school by bringing it to life,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “When they leave here, we want them to be inspired by what they saw, heard and felt here, and wanting to learn more. We want them to feel connected to NASA’s Journey to Mars.”
The focus on Mars as the next space destination is incorporated as a theme throughout Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Activities with a Mars focus include the Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted live theater and interactive experience; the Journey to Space 3D film in the IMAX® Theater; a special edition of Science on a Sphere about the Red Planet, a custom 3D Eyes on the Universe presentation highlighting the last two decades of our robotic exploration on Mars; Cosmic Quest, an interactive game that includes missions to Mars, including building a Mars habitat; and Camp KSC, a series of week-long day camps, which has a Mars-focused curriculum.
The culmination of the Summer of Mars campaign will be the opening of the new Astronaut Training Experience (ATX) center. Scheduled to open in fall 2017, it will offer an experience unlike anywhere else, and, along with the companion program Mars Base 1, will bring guests as close to training, living and working on the Red Planet as possible without leaving Earth.
In the ATX center, groups and individuals will experience training like a real astronaut using virtual reality and simulators. Training activities include landing on Mars, walking on its surface, driving on the rough terrain and experiencing microgravity. Or they can spend the day working on Mars as a rookie astronaut on Mars Base 1. Guests will be transported to the Red Planet, dock with Mars Base 1 and work in the Plant Lab, operate robotics and solve engineering challenges – just like the astronauts who will one day travel to Mars. Technology such as floor-to-ceiling 4K screens will create a realistic experience and participants will feel as though they’re actually being transported to Mars. Each guest will receive a summary of activities including STEM subjects utilized and suggested future careers related to the day’s accomplishments.
For more information on the fifth-grade offer and more, visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun, inspiration and educational activities, including its newest attraction, Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® presented by Boeing, which opened November 11, 2016. Other highlights include the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Shuttle Launch Experience®, IMAX® A Beautiful Planet 3D and Journey To Space 3D films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, Science on a Sphere®, Rocket Garden, Cosmic Quest, and many other exhibits. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season. Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3 – 11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes starting at $75 + tax for adults and $60 + tax for children ages 3 – 11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visitwww.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
*Limit three free children’s tickets per paying adult. Not valid for use with any other offers (Florida resident, military, etc.)
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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Offers $99 Annual Pass for Six Awesome Attractions During Limited-Time ‘Flash’ Sale May 26-29
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (May 5, 2017) — LEGOLAND® Florida Resort will launch its biggest deal of the year on May 26 – $50 off the Awesomer Annual Pass, which offers admission to six separate attractions, including LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and LEGOLAND Water Park.
From Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29 — or while supplies last — the vacation destination #BuiltForKids will offer the Awesomer Annual Pass (valued at $149 plus tax) for just $99 (plus tax), an incredible value that provides a full year of unlimited admission to:
The $99 price will be available online only for a maximum of six Awesomer Passes per transaction and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Passes must be activated in person at LEGOLAND Florida Resort within 60 days of purchase.
Meanwhile, current Awesomer Annual Pass Members can renew at the same $99-plus-tax rate through May 31. Awesome and Awesomest Annual Pass Members also can renew to an Awesomer Pass at the same discounted rate. Complete terms and conditions for $99 Awesomer Pass sales and renewals are available on The Official LEGOLAND Florida Resort Blog at www.llfblog.com.
Upcoming events included with park admission include LEGO® Star Wars™ Days (May 6-7 and 13-14), LEGOLAND Knight Lights (every Saturday and Sunday in July, plus Tuesday, July 4), Brick or Treat Presented by Shutterfly (select dates in October), Christmas Bricktacular (select dates in December) and Kids’ New Year’s Eve (Sunday, Dec. 31 only).
For more information about LEGOLAND Florida Resort, including savings on advance purchase of admission tickets, on-site accommodations, special events, educational programs, services for guests with disabilities, VIP experiences, teacher passes, military discounts and much more, visit www.LEGOLAND.com/florida, or call (877) 350-5346.
by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks
We’re excited to share that our plans for a major expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland have officially been approved by the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Starting next year through 2023, we’ll be adding world-class attractions, entertainment and themed areas to bring to life some of the very best characters and stories of the Disney brand.
Included in our expansion plans are a “Frozen“-themed area transporting guests to the kingdom of Arendelle, a new Marvel-themed area with thrilling attractions and entertainment celebrating your favorite Super Heroes, and a new entertainment venue called Moana’s Village Festival with a lively stage show.
On top of all that, we’ll be transforming Sleeping Beauty Castle to showcase new daytime and nighttime spectaculars and entertainment experiences. There’s so much to do and see, and we can’t wait to bring you along on this journey with us.
Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for more expansion updates from Hong Kong Disneyland.
Article and picture courtesy of Disney
Article first appeared at: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/05/frozen-marvel-and-more-coming-to-hong-kong-disneyland/
by Rachel Bshero, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator
There’s a new way to take in the Tomorrowland skyline at Disneyland park, from a unique point of view! To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Space Mountain at Disneyland Resort, a new lounge experience will debut in Tomorrowland on May 26.
The new Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge Experience features retro décor and desserts—both sweet and savory, as well as both hot and cold non-alcoholic beverages. The lounge area will be open to guests from 8-10 p.m. If a fireworks spectacular is scheduled, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse right from your seat.
Your interstellar snack box will include:
Article and Picture Courtesy of Disney
Article first appeared at: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/05/new-tomorrowland-skyline-lounge-experience-to-debut-in-disneyland-park/
by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort
Can you believe that the opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar is less than a month away? Today we’re thrilled to give you a first look at the Na’vi Shaman of Songs, a character who guests can spot within the Na’vi River Journey attraction.
Encountering the shaman is a highlight of this fun family attraction, in which guests sail down a mysterious river hidden within a bioluminescent rainforest filled with glowing plants and wondrous creatures. The river journey culminates when guests spot the shaman, a figure who has a deep connection to the life force of Pandora and celebrates that beautiful connection through her music.
The Na’vi Shaman of Songs is the most complicated Audio-Animatronics figure ever created by Walt Disney Imagineering. While our new photo and video offer a glimpse of the shaman in her forest setting, you might have seen her in this television commercial released earlier this year, where she says how she “looks forward to seeing you on Pandora.” Many assumed the shaman was computer generated, but it was actually the real shaman who now calls Pandora’s Mo’ara Valley home.
An encounter with the Na’vi Shaman of Songs is just one of the many thrilling experiences that await you in in Pandora.
Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more news about the opening of this exciting new land.
* This article and video first appeared on the Disney Parks Blog at https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/04/first-look-meet-the-navi-shaman-of-songs-from-the-navi-river-journey-attraction/
Tampa, Fla (April 26, 2017) – Back by popular demand, everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends are hosting a party just for kids! Join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all of your favorite Sesame Street characters for a fun-filled weekend at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay!
What: Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends
When: May 6-7, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
May 13-14, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Sesame Street® Safari of Fun
Sesame Street® Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends will feature dance parties, interactive craft stations and character parades at the top of every hour during the event. Bring a friend and enjoy exclusive activities, fun, kid-friendly music and a chance to be up close with some of Busch Gardens’ animal ambassadors.
Rubber Duckie Weekend, May 6-7
Join a scavenger hunt to find Ernie’s Rubber Duckies throughout the Sesame Street Safari of Fun and receive a fun prize when you spot them all.*
Cookie Monster Weekend, May 13-14
Party with Cookie Monster and enjoy special treats courtesy of TG Lee® and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay®.*
NEW! Rubber Duckie & Cookie Monster Paint With Me Sessions
Parents and kids are invited to an exclusive painting session during Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends. The experience kicks off with a meet and greet from one of your favorite Sesame Street friends followed by a 45-minute kid-friendly painting session led by an instructor. Reservations are required, space is limited. Price includes one adult and one child.
NEW! Lunch with Elmo and Friends
Make lunch more than just delicious by sharing it with Elmo and Friends! Everyone in the family will find something to savor in our delicious Lunch with Elmo and Friends buffet. Enjoy hugs and high fives from the Sesame Street Safari of Fun beloved friends while enjoying sing-a-longs, dance parties and special photo opportunities. Pass member discounts are available.
Be the first to know about new events, special deals and future announcements by following the park’s blog at BuschGardensTampaBlog.com, or “Like” the Busch Gardens Facebook page, and follow @buschgardens on Twitter and Instagram.
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About SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter, and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The company is one of the world's foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 29,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the company has built a diversified portfolio of 11 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection of over 800 species of animals. The company's theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.
Copies of this and other news releases as well as additional information about SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. can be obtained online at www.seaworldentertainment.com. Shareholders and prospective investors can also register to automatically receive the company's press releases, SEC filings and other notices by e-mail by registering at that website.
Mom’s Ticket is Free with Medieval Times’ Mother’s Day Special Treat Mom Like a Queen this Special Holiday
KISSIMMEE, FLA – Why not give mom what she really wants this Mother’s Day? A free* visit to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Kissimmee, Florida.
According to a recent survey, 63% of moms wanted “quality time with family” for their Mother’s Day gift. What better way to spend time with mom and get the entire family together than a visit to Medieval Times? The two-hour action-packed show and dinner is sure to please the entire royal family – be it queen, king, prince or princess.
Guests also can upgrade to get a special Mother's Day Package, which includes framed photo of Mom, a Queen Bee tote bag, and champagne, mimosa or cider in logo souvenir glass.
Call 1-888-WE-JOUST (935-6878) or visit www.medievaltimes.com for information and reservations.
*Moms get in FREE with a full-priced adult. Mention or enter code MOM17 at time of purchase. May not be combined with any other offer or group rate. Tax, gratuity and applicable fees are additional. Upgrades are additional. Not valid on prior purchases. Valid for all shows May 8 – May 14, 2017.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament's Florida Castle is located at 4510 W. Vine St., in Kissimmee, FL. Medieval Times is Orlando and Kissimmee’s Celebration Destination and North America's No. 1 dinner attraction.
Picture and article provided by Medieval Times.
BACHATA HEIGHTZ, JUSTIN QUILES & MILLY QUEZADA AND HIT TRIBUTE BANDS WRAP UP THE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND
TAMPA, Fla. (Apr 25, 2017) – Latin sensations Bachata Heightz, Justin Quiles & Milly Quezada, and a variety of hit Tribute Bands, take the stage this weekend at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay’s third annual Food & Wine Festival.
The festival takes place on Saturdays and Sundays now through April 30. Concerts are included with any Pass, Fun Card or daily admission.
Bachata Heightz - Saturday, April 29 at 7 p.m., Gwazi Park ( 5:30 p.m.)
Bachata Heightz fuses the traditional rhythm of bachata with hip hop and R&B, creating a unique sound of their own and fully embodying the urban bachata realm. The group collaborated with Hector Acosta on “Me Puedo Matar” before the release of their debut album, The First, which includes “Te Busco”, and their second successful album, Dime Por Que.
Justin Quiles - Saturday, April 29, Gwazi Park (7 p.m.)
Puerto Rican singer-songwriter, Justin Quiles, skyrocketed to the top of the Billboard charts with hits including “Maria”, “Me Curare” and his remix with J. Balvin, “Orgullo”. His album, The Promise, was released in July and debuted on the Billboard charts as the #1 Latin Rhythm Album and #2 Latin Album overall. The first single from the album, “Si Ella Quisiera”, has over 30 million views on YouTube, 15 million Spotify streams and is currently in the Top 20 in Latin radio.
Milly Quezada - Saturday, April 29, Gwazi Park (8:30 pm)
Milly Quezada, also known as the “Queen of Merengue” is a Domincan Republic native with a lengthy list of Billboard hits, award-winning songs and prestigious recognitions. Among the many awards and honors she’s received, Milly won a GRAMMY for her album, Pienso Asi, produced by salsa legend, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and for her 2006 album, MQ, produced by Dominican artist, Ramon Orlando Valoy. Throughout her career she’s made musical history with international hits like “La Guacherna,” “Volvio Juanita,” “Tengo” and many more.
Tribute Bands - Sunday, April 30, Gwazi Park (2 p.m. – 8 p.m.).
Raise your glass to tribute bands as they take the stage at the Food & Wine Festival paying homage to some of the greatest artists of all time, including Prince, Queen, Jimmy Buffet and Bon Jovi. Enjoy the some of the great island rhythms of Jimmy Buffet, the legendary rock hits from Queen, the pop-rock chart-toppers of Bon Jovi and Prince’s most iconic songs in music history. Performances begin at 2 p.m. and continue through the day.
In addition to chart topping concerts, this year Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has added more ways to savor the festival including:
· Food & Wine Festival VIP Priority Seating – VIP Priority Seating is available for each concert date. Reservations start at $24.99.
· Food & Wine Sampler – Guests with exclusive interests in culinary offerings can purchase a Food & Wine sampler that includes any samples of choice throughout the Festival. Samplers are available in quantities of five, eight or twelve and start at $29.99.
· Wine by the Bottle – Guests can take home a part of the Food & Wine Festival with wine available for purchase by the bottle in select gift shops, including Xcursions, Nature’s Kingdom and Tiger Trail.
The Festival features 13 different culinary cabins that guests can experience throughout the park, each with its own special menu including three new cabins, Tasty Taquiera, Cooking with Coke® Pavilion and Fry Fusion Presented by Coca-Cola®. With a menu of more than 35 delectable dishes designed specifically for the event, including signature dishes and exciting new cuisine like duck tacos, lobster ravioli, bacon mac & cheese, brown sugar rubbed pork belly, banana foster panna cotta and cabernet-filled chocolates, as well as an expanded selection of wines, craft brews and cocktails.
The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival takes place on Saturdays and Sundays from March 4 through April 30 and is included with any Pass, Fun Card or daily admission. Food and beverage is not included with park admission and is available for an extra fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.
Be the first to know about new events, special deals and future announcements by following the park’s blog at BuschGardensTampaBlog.com, or “Like” the Busch Gardens Facebook page, and follow @buschgardens on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
About SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The company is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 29,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.
The company owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company. Visitwww.seaworldentertainment.com for more.
by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort
Get ready to initiate power transfer in 3…2…1… when the classic Space Mountain returns to Disneyland park June 1! Just days after we mark the 40th anniversary of this Tomorrowland favorite, space travelers will blast off once again for their intergalactic adventure.
A variation of a concept Walt Disney developed in the 1960s, Space Mountain first opened at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in 1975, and construction on Space Mountain at Disneyland park began soon after. The attraction went on to become a guest favorite, seeing special themed versions such as Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Hyperspace Mountain.
You are clear for launch starting June 1 with the return of Space Mountain at Disneyland park!
Article and picture courtesy of Disney.
Originally appeared at https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/04/classic-space-mountain-returns-to-disneyland-park-this-summer/