FLORIDA’S FIRST RESPONDERS RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION TO BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY
“Thank You” Offer for First Responders Good from October 11th to November 24th
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2017) – Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is honoring Florida first responders through November. From October 11th to November 24th, first responders will receive free admission to Busch Gardens, and four discounted tickets for friends and family at 50% off the regular ticket price.
“A first responder’s mission is to selflessly protect us each day, and this special offer is a small way to show our appreciation of their dedication to the communities they call home,” said Stewart Clark, president and general manager of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Qualifying first responders include:
Qualifying first responders should visit buschgardenstampa.com for more information and register using the ID.me verification system. 911 operators must take advantage of the First Responder offer at the front gate. Tickets must be used by November 24th. Restrictions apply.
Members of the United States military and the National Guard can take advantage of the Waves of Honor® program, which provides free admission to the SeaWorld® and Busch Gardens® parks, and Sesame Place® for active members of U.S. armed forces and as many as three direct dependents per service member.
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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 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 31,000 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. 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. Visit www.seaworldentertainment.com for more.
KNOTT’S BERRY FARM HONORS U.S. VETERANS, RETIRED AND CURRENT MILITARY PERSONNEL
WITH FREE ADMISSION
NOV 1 – NOV 16, 2017 & NOV 27 – DEC 15, 2017
WHAT: Knott's Berry Farm pays tribute to U.S. veterans, both retired and current personnel, with free park admission during its Military Tribute Days. This offer is valid to all past and present armed forces personnel and one guest. Six additional tickets may be purchased at a discounted rate of $35 each from November 1 – November 16 and for $40 each from November 27 - December 15. U.S veterans and active military can also take advantage of discounted rates at the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel with a special rate of $99 per night. For information and promotion details, please visit knotts.com.
WHO: Current U.S or retired military personnel
WHEN: November 1 – November 16, 2017 & November 27 – December 15, 2017
TIME: Available during park operating hours.
WHERE: Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park CA 90620
Six Flags Great Adventure to Host Eighth-Annual ‘Grape Adventure’ Wine and Food Festival Nov. 4 & 5
Join Six Flags Great Adventure for the region’s most unique wine festival that has a “wild” twist. Six Flags Grape Adventure offers a memorable experience to sample local wines, snack on delectable eats, shop and enjoy entertainment partnered with a special V.I.P. safari experience including giraffe feeding Nov. 4 and 5, 2017.
The wine and food festival features 16 New Jersey vineyards with more than 150 locally-produced wines for sampling, an array of dishes from 10 specialty food stations, and handcrafted gifts from 16 local artisans. Guests can purchase an upgraded safari package which includes a private tour of the 350-acre safari, wine tasting with a view of the African Plains animals including giraffes, zebras, gnu and more while relishing in the scenery surrounding Camp Aventura. A remarkable, face-to-face giraffe feeding experience is available for an additional charge.
The eighth-annual event follows the end of Fright Fest 2017. As an added feature, the safari package includes admission to the theme park to enjoy all of its thrilling rides and attractions. The safari will not be open to the general public.
Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Boulevard., Jackson, NJ 08527
Enter via main park entrance on Rt. 537 West. Wine festival parking is free.
Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5, from 11:30 am to 5 pm
Safari Package (includes tours, tastings, and theme park attractions) available from 10:30 am to 3 pm
Festival Pricing (includes free parking):
One-Day Event Admission: $21.99
One-Day Event Admission with Safari Package: $41.99
Season Pass Holder Admission: $17.99
Season Pass Holder Admission with Safari Package: $31.99
For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.
NEW ATTRACTIONS, SHOWS AND EVENTS MAKE SEAWORLD REPEATABLE
NEW SOCAL PASS UNDER $100 BUCKS MAKES THE PRICE UNBEATABLE
Think you’ve seen it all at SeaWorld?
Take a whole new look at what’s in store for 2018
SAN DIEGO (Sept. 27, 2017)—Think you’ve seen it all at SeaWorld? Think again. Next year, guests will see many of SeaWorld favorites they’ve enjoyed over the years, but peppered with a lineup of one exciting adventure after another: Electric Eel, the tallest roller coaster in town soaring skyward 150 feet just in time for summer; the always-adorable Elmo starring in an all-new Sesame Street Parade in the spring; and seasonal events to fill a family’s calendar all year long. Plus, SeaWorld’s new SOCAL Pass—which goes on sale tomorrow (Sept. 28, 2017) for less than $100 bucks— makes SeaWorld an affordable visit no one can resist. From eels to Elmo, orcas to otters, penguins to parades, SeaWorld is downright repeatable, and with the new SOCAL Pass, the price is unbeatable!
SeaWorld San Diego Park President Marilyn Hannes unveiled the 2018 lineup and new pricing today. “As a mom and a grandmother, I know that families are looking to spend time together, make meaningful connections with each other and share a common experience, but not break the bank at the same time,” said Hannes. “SeaWorld takes you out of your world and into the world of the sea, and now we’ve made that excursion even more affordable,” she added. Plus, every visit to SeaWorld helps provide donations and in-kind services every year for animal rescue and conservation efforts. Just this year alone, SeaWorld San Diego has rescued nearly 200 marine mammals and more than 600 birds. “We invite everyone to dive in, have a blast and help us make an impact at the same time,” added Hannes.
The value of SeaWorld’s jam-packed 2018 lineup is being made even greater with the introduction of incredible new prices. The all-new SOCAL Annual Pass, at only $99.99, is a mere $10 more than the cost of a single-day admission (now $89.99). The value of the pass extends far beyond the price, as it includes 12 months of unlimited admission, free parking, two free guest tickets and discounts on in-park purchases and special member-only events, totaling more than $400 in annual value. SeaWorld is also offering the annual pass on easy payments of less than $9 a month through the park’s EZPay program, with no down payment, which means that a family can visit SeaWorld for a monthly payment less than the cost of a night out to the movies.
Along with SeaWorld’s new roller coaster Electric Eel opening next summer, the park has an incredible lineup of year-round seasonal events, all connected to a cause that reflects SeaWorld’s Park-to-Planet commitment to help save the ocean and the amazing creatures that live there. Here’s a sneak peek at the fun and excitement
NEW--AND ELECTRIFYING-- ELECTRIC EEL OPENS SUMMER 2018
Electric Eel will be the tallest and fastest roller coaster in town! Bringing a whole new level of excitement to the park, this triple-launch experience will thrust riders forward and backward, accelerate to more than 60 mph in seconds and rocket skyward nearly 150 feet, opening up an upside-down view of Mission Bay! Riders, and non-riders, can also learn about the elusive eel through an interactive game and by checking out an exhibit with California moray eels. Fans can follow the progress of Electric Eel at #EElectrified.
NEW--MEET THE ANIMALS: SELECT WEEKENDS JANUARY 2018
SeaWorld turns inside out and invites guests to an intimate behind-the-scenes experience led by the experts who care for animals every day. In addition to meeting dolphins, sea turtles, and otters, guests will also enjoy free tours of SeaWorld’s Animal Health and Rescue Center, where they will meet members of the SeaWorld Rescue Team in person, and learn what they can do in their everyday lives to help animals in the wild.
LUNAR NEW YEAR: SELECT WEEKENDS, FEBRUARY 2018
During this one-of-a-kind festival, park visitors won’t want to miss an incredible Chinese acrobat show, amazing local cultural performances and mouthwatering culinary delights. Celebrating the Year of the Dog in 2018, SeaWorld will present a Puppy Garden where guests can cuddle with adorable dogs, while learning more about adopting animals from local shelters.
SEVEN SEAS CRAFT BEER & FOOD FESTIVAL: SELECT DATES IN MARCH AND APRIL 2018
Embarking on a global gastronomic cruise without leaving SeaWorld, guests will savor palate-pleasing flavors from around the world. The Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival will feature more than 80 craft beers, nearly 60 international gourmet offerings and a new culinary challenge featuring seven dishes prepared with some of the world’s most exotic ingredients.
NEW--SESAME STREET PARADE: WEEKENDS IN MAY AND JUNE 2018
The iconic brand expands out of the Sesame Street Bay of Play and onto the park’s pathways with the addition of a neighborhood street party parade. This event features everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends (including Elmo!), themed floats, contemporary tunes including Sesame Street favorites and two show-stopping performances throughout the parade route. SeaWorld San Diego is the only place to see this exclusive parade in California.
ELECTRIC OCEAN: SELECT DATES JUNE THROUGH AUGUST 2018
Electric Ocean transforms SeaWorld into a sea of glowing color and energy. When the sun goes down, the park comes alive with a celebration of illumination, featuring the exhilarating and popular nighttime show Cirque Electrique and electrifying dance parties.
SEAWORLD’S HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR: SELECT WEEKENDS IN SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER 2018
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular, San Diego’s premier not-too-spooky, family-fun extravaganza, will be back, with an all-new Halloween-themed Sesame Street parade, plus the family-friendly celebration of the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, free candy at 12 ocean-inspired trick-or-treat stations, an undersea pumpkin patch with wacky costume characters and Clyde & Seamore’s Big Halloween Bash sea lion and otter show.
SEAWORLD’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: SELECT DATES NOVEMBER 2018–JANUARY 2019
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration features O Wondrous Night, a heartwarming live nativity story told through the eyes of the animals; the return of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; amazing animal shows with a holiday twist; Santa’s Christmas Village; and more than a million twinkling lights.
**Starting Sept. 28, for a complete list of SeaWorld’s new pricing, visit the park’s website at www.SeaWorldSanDiego.com.
SeaWorld San Diego is one of the most popular marine parks in the world and is a global leader in marine animal care and welfare, education, conservation, research and rescue. Through exciting and educational attractions, shows and exhibits, SeaWorld creates fun and meaningful experiences—experiences that matter—where guests can explore, become inspired to care about animals and wild wonders of the world and to act to help protect them. SeaWorld San Diego, which opened in March of 1964, is one of 12 parks operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.
All-New “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” and the Heartwarming Return of “Grinchmas”
Ring in the Festive Holiday Season at Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal CityWalk also Celebrates the Holidays with Special Appearances by Saint Nick and Free Outdoor Concerts
Universal City, California – September 27, 2017 – It’s the most wonderful time of the year at The Entertainment Capital of L.A. as Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk deck the halls for a wintry calendar of festive holiday experiences and an array of delectable treats that families and friends far and wide can enjoy.
The all-new “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” experience will resonate throughout the immersive land this yuletide season transforming the iconic HogwartsTM castle into a dazzling light projection spectacular, while the quaint town of Hogsmeade village shines brightly with décor uniquely themed to each of the individual storefronts.
The a cappella Frog Choir, comprised of Hogwarts students and their giant throaty frogs, will perform all-new holiday themed songs.
A wide selection of all-new custom-made Christmas ornaments created especially for “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will also debut this season. Collectibles include a variety of decorative Hogwarts castle snow globes, Hogwarts crest and mascot ornaments representing each of the houses, as well as a collection of unique tree toppers and house pennant garland.
Newly introduced holiday-themed fare and the eagerly-awaited seasonal return of hot Butterbeer will further complement the overall experience.
“Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will take place daily from November 24, 2017 through January 7, 2018.
The all-new “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” experience invites guests to celebrate this special time of year in J.K. Rowling’s compelling Wizarding World for themselves.
As night falls on Hogsmeade village, “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts TM Castle” will illuminate Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with colorful imagery and impressive dimensional animations that dance across Hogwarts castle in tandem to a musical arrangement from the Harry Potter movies.
“Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” represents the immersive land’s first holiday themed program since opening at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2016.
“Grinchmas™” returns to Universal Studios Hollywood with a Who-lebration of fun fit for The Grinch, his faithful dog Max and a roster of Who-ville Whos. The annual event comes to life with a towering 60 foot tall whimsical “Grinchmas” tree where Martha May Who-vier and the Who Dolls will take center stage performing energetic musical sets to usher in the Christmas season in style. The Who-liday Singers—a hip boy-band ensemble—will perform nightly a cappella concerts featuring a mix of Christmas favorites and pop rock.
“Grinchmas” will take place weekends on December 2-3 and 9-10, and daily from December 15 through December 31, 2017.
Spirited holiday décor and festive whimsy will permeate throughout the theme park including “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and the adjoining “Super Silly Fun Land” as a crew of very merry and mischievous Minions gleefully spread Christmas cheer to visitors of all ages.
A spectacular 40-foot tall Christmas tree will glisten with 200,000 LED icicles choreographed to the lights and sounds of the season in the 5 Towers plaza. Santa Claus will make nightly appearances and offer special photo opportunities at 5 Towers.
The iconic, dancing water fountain situated at the heart of CityWalk will also make a splash this holiday season. This visually dynamic fountain, displaying over 230 individual power jets, will project streams of choreographed water into the air complemented by red and green LED lights and an array of holiday-themed music.
Free concert performances at “5 Towers” and an eclectic ensemble of talented street performers will make CityWalk the ultimate L.A. holiday destination.
The spirit of the season continues with a wintertime transformation of Universal CityWalk, beginning the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 24 through Sunday, December 23, 2017.
The holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood is included in the price of theme park admission. More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.
Admission to Universal CityWalk is free. More information available at www.CityWalkHollywood.com
A similar holiday program will also take place at Universal Orlando Resort.
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About Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster. Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons RideTM” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction. The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television studio where they can also experience such authentic and immersive thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.
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