KNOTT’S BOYSENBERRY FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH OVER THREE WEEKS OF APPETIZING FOOD, GOOD OL’ FASHION FUN AND NEW LIVE ENTERTAINNMENT, FROM APRIL 1 – APRIL 23
The Flavorful Celebration Will Feature a New Mouthwatering Food Lineup of Boysenberry Inspired Dishes and Entertainment For all Ages.
Buena Park, CA (Feb 2017) – This spring, join Knott’s as it celebrates the flavorful berry that started it all, the boysenberry, during the much anticipated Knott’s Boysenberry Festival. For the first time ever, the mouthwatering festival is expanding to three weeks, April 1–April 23, with delectable food and drinks, and festive live entertainment. The 23-day food festival features over 70 one-of-a-kindboysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus foot-stompin’ entertainment, Wine and Craft Brew Tasting Garden, featuring boysenberry and wine, and family fun that everyone will love! For festival goers with a hankerin’ for some live entertainment, the options are endless with live music throughout the park, a nighttime dance party, and brand new shows like, Snoopy’s Boysenberry Jamboree at the Calico Mine Stage. Calico Park in Ghost Town is home to a good ol’ fashion hootenanny featuring pie eating contests, line dancing and country fair festivities with the local Ghost Town townsfolk. The limited-time festival is included with admission to Knott’s Berry Farm.
The year was 1920 when Walter and Cordelia Knott moved to the community of Buena Park Calif. to farm 20 acres of rented land which included harvesting, and selling the first boysenberry, a cross between a loganberry, red raspberry and blackberry, and named the new berry after its originator, Rudolph Boysen. Today, all boysenberries in the world can trace their roots back to Knott’s Berry Farm.
For 2017, the mouthwatering line-up of boysenberry inspired dishes will feature irresistibleboysenberry pizza made with arugula and goat cheese, the unforgettable and delicious newravioli dish packed with boysenberry flavors, freshly-baked boysenberry fry bread and lip-smacking corn on the cob with boysenberry butter and mayo, each dish will leave guests wanting for more. Other must try items include crispy deep fried alligator bites paired with farm-made zesty boysenberry aioli, finger-lickin boysenberry BBQ wings, savory boysenberry meatballs, sweetboysenberry cream soda, creamy chocolate covered boysenberry cheesecake on a stick and many more delicious treats. Additional fee for tastings. Guests who want to take home the exquisiteBoysenberry BBQ sauce, Boysenberry Butter, Boysenberry Dressing and Boysenberry Chipotle Sauce can do so by stopping by the Berry Market located in the California MarketPlace and General Store located in Ghost Town. Select items are available on the online Berry Market store.
Guests can purchase boysenberry inspired products throughout the winding streets of the Old West at the Crafts Fair. This year’s boysenberry products include boysenberry soap, lip balm and the devilishly good rock candy. Festivalgoers can also watch special demonstrations including a chainsaw wood sculpting, glass blowing and blacksmithing. From day to night, Ghost Town has never looked so lively.
This year, in honor of the famous berry, Ghost Town’s Town Hall will feature a fascinating film which shares the story of how Walter and Cordelia Knott settled here in Buena Park and helped the world discover the amazing boysenberry. Guests can pull up a seat and catch a 10-minute showing of the historic film offered exclusively during the festival.
The Knott’s Boysenberry Festival also features an extensive line up of live entertainment. Join Snoopy, Charlie and the entire Peanuts gang as they present an all new interactive, musical revue called Snoopy’s Boysenberry Jamboree! at the Calico Mine Stage. This new show will have families singing, dancing, and playing along with the beloved Peanuts characters and talented performers during the whimsical, high energy celebration of springtime. Country music and the aroma of deliciously good food will fill the air as the Ghost Town Miners take the stage in a fun, musical performance at the Firemen’s BBQ stage. Just across the Fireman’s stage, the Legendary Bird Cage Theatre pays tribute to Knott’s past; for the first time in over 20 years, the theatre will be the home of musical comedy melodrama, with a special presentation of the Old Time Melodrama. America’s longest running Melodrama returns with an original, interactive, comedy with a surprising boysenberry twist! In the evening, a group of krazy talented performers will have guests kicking up their heels with vine dancing, a down home jug band and dueling fiddlers and banjos! At the Wagon Camp stage, get krazy when Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies mount their toe tappin’, knee-slappin’, gut-bustin’ country comedy show that will have audiences clamoring for more!
The fun continues with new additions exclusively for the Boysenberry Festival. Brand new this season, The Old MacDonald Petting Zoo pays tribute to one of Knott’s original attractions. Young ones and young at heart are invited to cozy up to the cutest critters on the farm including horses, sheep, goats and other furry friends.
Springtime fun has also taken root in Camp Snoopy and Fiesta Village. During the limited-time event, the whole family can meet the Easter Beagle at his Camp Snoopy home, blooming with colorful springtime décor. The meet and greet location is the perfect place for shareable moments with the boisterous beagle and his friends – Charlie Brown, Lucy, Sally, and Linus. Camp Snoopy Theatre will showcase the PEANUTS pals singing, dancing, and sharing stories for all to enjoy. Everyone in the family can join in the Camp Snoopy activities. The theater will be filled with the sweet sound of little ones as they singing-along to the cheerful tunes! Guests don’t have to be experts at dancing to enjoy a nighttime Fiesta with DJ Cruz in Fiesta Village. The night comes alive with music and dance as everyone will be sure to take to the floor and dance to the rhythmic beat of popular music.
The Boysenberry Festival is included with admission to Knott’s Berry Farm, additional cost for food tasting experiences within the event, which also offers a full day of thrilling coasters and family fun rides. Knott’s will have extended hours, 10am to 10pm, from April 1 – April 23, allowing guests extra time to take advantage of all of the limited-time offerings.
Join the conversation and share your day of boysenberry fun by using #BoysenberryFestival on Twitter and Instagram. For information about the day you plan to visit and available discounts, visit www.knotts.com, or download the newly updated Knott’s Berry Farm mobile app for your smartphone.
About Knott’s Berry Farm and Cedar Fair Entertainment Company:
Knott’s Berry Farm is own and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: “FUN”) a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. The Company, which owns and operates 11 amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels, is one of the largest regional amusement park operators in the world. Its parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract. Cedar Fair’s flagship park, Cedar Point, has been consistently voted one of the “Best Amusement Parks in the World” in a prestigious annual poll conducted by Amusement Today newspaper.
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UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 2017
The Nation’s Premier Halloween Event Returns This Fall With
All-New Horrifying Content for a Record-Breaking 34 Nights
ORLANDO, Fla. (February 23, 2017) – Now, guests can purchase select tickets and book a vacation package to experience the horrifying thrills of the nation’s premier Halloween event – Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights.
Known for terrifying hundreds of thousands of guests from around the world and consistently rated the nation’s best, Halloween Horror Nights returns to Universal Studios Florida this fall with all-new content that will bring guests’ worst nightmares and unimaginable horrors to life.
For a record-breaking 34 select nights from September 15 to November 4, guests will face all-new haunted houses based on iconic horror films, terrifying hit TV shows and haunting original stories; multiple scarezones where hordes of menacing “scareactors” stalk their every move; and outrageous live shows. And when they need a break from the screams, guests can enjoy some of Universal Studios’ popular rides & attractions throughout the evening.
For a limited time, guests can book a vacation package that combines the horrifying chills of Halloween Horror Nights with the daytime thrills of Universal Orlando’s three immersive theme parks: Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay – a revolutionary new water theme park filled with incredible thrills and perfected relaxation that will open on May 25, 2017. Plus, guests can purchase a Halloween Horror Nights Flex Ticket – allowing guests to add Halloween Horror Nights admission to their fall vacation.
Halloween Horror Nights 2017 will run select nights from September 15 to November 4. More details on this year’s event will be announced at a later date. For more information on Halloween Horror Nights and these special ticket offers, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Orlando.
About Universal Orlando Resort
For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando Resort has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures.
Universal Orlando’s theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative theme park experiences – including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley. And on May 25, 2017, Universal Orlando will open its third park, Universal’s Volcano Bay – an entirely new water theme park experience. Universal’s on-site resort hotels, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and the all-new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, are destinations unto themselves. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers dining and entertainment for every member of the family.
Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled more than 20 new guest experiences since 2010 – powerful attractions, incredible dining opportunities and dramatically themed hotels. Now open is Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a groundbreaking attraction in Islands of Adventure, and CityWalk’s newest, unique dining experience, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen.
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LEGOLAND® CALIFORNIA RESORT
CELEBRATES BLOCKBUSTER FILM WITH
THE LEGO® BATMAN™ MOVIE DAYS
Scene-Stealing Superhero to Headline The LEGO® Batman™ Movie Days Feb. 25-26
CARLSBAD, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2017) – Calling All Caped Crusaders! LEGOLAND® California Resort is inviting guests out to celebrate the Dark Knight of Gotham City this weekend during the family theme park’s The LEGO® Batman™ Movie Days on February 25-26.
During The LEGO Batman Movie Days, guests will get a chance to meet LEGO Batman, search for villains during a scavenger hunt in Miniland U.S.A., build their own batmobile to race against other guests, test their inner model builder skills by helping create a life-size LEGO Batman and LEGO Robin and help build a special mystery mosaic mural inspired by the film. The LEGO Batman Movie Days activities are included in the price of admission to LEGOLAND California Resort.
CAROWINDS TO HOLD ON-SITE OPEN HOUSE HIRING EVENT
Charlotte, N.C. – Carowinds will hold an open house for job seekers on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park. This will give prospective associates a chance to ask questions, learn more about the employment opportunities and apply and interview for positions on the spot.
The park is looking to fill more than 4,000 vacancies, from entry level to supervisory, in the following departments: rides, entertainment, food and beverage, merchandise, games, cash, admissions, park services, marketing, security, safety, lifeguards and maintenance. Carowinds is also offering wage increases in every position, all paying above North and South Carolina minimum wage and starting at $8-$9 an hour.
In addition, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) has bus service during the summer to the park. We urge riders to check the CATS website for complete operating days/times.
Carowinds is the ideal summer job for high school and college students, teachers, adults looking to supplement their income and retirees. All applicants must be at least 15 years of age to apply.
For more information regarding employment, contact Carowinds’ Employment office at: (704) 587-9006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Carowinds Open House
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
14523 Carowinds Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28273
Attendees are asked to come to Carowinds’ main entrance on Carowinds Boulevard, near Cabela’s.
Star Wars Celebration Orlando Kicks Off with Epic Tribute to Saga’s 40th Anniversary
A very special tribute to the 40th anniversary of Star Wars will kick start Celebration Orlando in grand fashion.
The panel, hosted by Warwick Davis, will feature Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and discussions with some of the saga’s brightest stars, highlighting the impact of the galaxy far, far, away and the fandom that has propelled it for the last four decades. As is tradition, this marquee Celebration event will undoubtedly include many not-to-be-missed surprises. Fans will definitely want to mark their calendars for Thursday, April 13th and make the Star Wars 40th anniversary panel a priority for their Celebration weekend!
Star Wars Celebration Orlando will take place April 13 – 16 at the Orange County Convention Center.
For more information about Star Wars Celebration Orlando visit their website.
Single Day Tickets are still available
We will be at Star Wars Celebration Orlando this year so be sure you mark your calendars and follow along for all of the fun.