Six Flags Will Attempt to Break the Record for
World’s Largest Snowball Fight Saturday at Holiday in the Park®
Six Flags will attempt to break the record for world’s largest snowball fight. This national Six Flags Snow Day presented by Hallmark Channel will take place in Six Flags theme parks across North America.
The current world record of 7,681 participants was set in Canada last year. Six Flags aims to break the record with 9,000 participants.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.
11:15 a.m.: Registration tables open
11:30 a.m.: Guests begin entering event area -- Main Street Christmas section
12:15 p.m.: Registration ends
12:30 p.m.: Record attempt (duration: 30 seconds)
Six Flags Great Adventure, Rt. 537, Jackson, NJ 08527
Up to 1,000 guests will receive one soft, indoor snow ball for tossing. Following the event, guests will enjoy exclusive ride time on several rides prior to the official park opening at 1 p.m. The event is free with Season Pass, Membership and theme park admission. Guests can receive a 40% discount on general admission December 9 by bringing a new, unworn, warm winter clothing item as a donation to the Salvation Army. The offer is valid for up to four tickets and acceptable items include gloves, scarves, hats, coats, boots, heavy socks, sweatshirts, sweatpants, sleeping bags, quilts, blankets and pajamas.
Guests of all ages are welcome to participate. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to sign registration forms and photo releases. Guests will receive a participation certificate. For more information, visit https://www.sixflags.com/national/snow-day
In 2016, Six Flags broke the Guinness World Records® title for most couples kissing under the mistletoe.
More information about Holiday in the Park is available at www.sixflags.com/greatadventure
The Countdown to 2018 Begins at Universal Studios Hollywood as
The Entertainment Capital of L.A. Hosts EVE,
Hollywood’s Biggest New Year’s Party and Fireworks Finale on December 31
EVE is Universal Studios Hollywood’s First-Ever New Year’s Eve In-Park Celebration
Universal City, California, November 30, 2017 – Universal Studios Hollywood rings in 2018 with Hollywood’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration, EVE, on Sunday, December 31, 2017, with extended theme park hours to 1:00 a.m.
The New Year’s Eve event, the first ever for Universal Studios Hollywood, is included in the price of theme park admission and invites guests to spend the day and night enjoying its many popular rides and attractions with a special park-wide countdown party featuring multiple entertainment hubs with DJs and live music, starting at 9:00 p.m.
Universal Plaza, Simpsons Plaza located adjacent to “The Simpsons Ride” and an area near “Jurassic Park—The Ride” will transform into three uniquely-themed electrifying party hubs that will culminate simultaneously at midnight with a traditional New Year countdown and a spectacular fireworks display.
Food and beverages, including specialty desserts, champagne, beer and wine, as well as 2018 memorabilia will be available for purchase.
With its festive environment, guests can toast the New Year with the spirit of the holidays already resonating throughout Universal Studios Hollywood. “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM” introduces “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts TM Castle.” Several times each night, guests can enjoy amazing images inspires by the Harry Potter films as they come to life in breathtaking digital light projection on the backdrop of Hogwarts castle. And with extended hours on December 31, guests can celebrate the final day of “Grinchmas™” with The Grinch, his faithful dog Max and a roster of Who-ville Whos.
More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.
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.
ATTENTION SHOPPERS: LEGOLAND® CALIFORNIA RESORT OFFERS THEIR BIGGEST SAVINGS OF THE YEAR FOR BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY!
CARLSBAD, Calif. (November 16, 2017) – LEGOLAND® California Resort joins the Black Friday and Cyber Monday fun with AWESOME savings offers of its own! Starting at 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, the family theme Park in Carlsbad, CA is offering huge deals to the Park and a LEGOLAND® Vacations Hotel exclusively through its website.
Bricktastic deals include:
• 50% off one-day LEGOLAND/SEA LIFE Hopper tickets
• 30% off stays at a LEGOLAND Vacations Hotel (Some restrictions do apply)
Family vacation planners and savvy shoppers can sign up now at: https://www.legoland.com/cybermonday/ to receive exclusive access to deals before they become available to the general public. SEA LIFE Hopper tickets and LEGOLAND Vacations Hotel reservations purchased through the exclusive deals are redeemable Jan. 7 through March 23, 2018. Each LEGOLAND California offer is limited and may sell out quickly.
UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT AND WARNER BROS. ANNOUNCE BONNIE WRIGHT AS THE NEXT HARRY POTTER FILM STAR TO JOIN “A CELEBRATION OF HARRY POTTER” IN 2018
Event Will Feature New Content at the Harry Potter Expo Along With New Panels Featuring Harry Potter Creative Talent Jany Temime, John Richardson, Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina, Among Others
Orlando, Fla. (November 20, 2017) – Today, Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. revealed more details about A Celebration of Harry Potter – the three-day fan event that will feature exciting experiences from across the Wizarding World onJanuary 26-28, 2018.
This year, returning fan-favorite Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) will attend the magical event and participate in festivities throughout the weekend, joining previously announced film talent Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum) and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley). More talent will be announced at a later date.
This year, the panels will feature new creative talent including the award-winning costume designer behind the last six Harry Potter films Jany Tamime and the Special Effects Supervisor for all eight Harry Potter films John Richardson. Guests will also be able to see returning fan-favorites and graphic and prop designers Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina of MinaLima, who established the visual graphic style of the Harry Potter films and of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
At this year’s A Celebration of Harry Potter, guests will be able to see new content in immersive exhibits at the Harry Potter Expo. Expo participants will include: MinaLima, Pottermore, Scholastic, Harry Potter: The Exhibition, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. More details will be revealed at a later date.
HARRY POTTER EXPO (Universal Studios Florida theme park)
The Harry Potter Expo will be open to guests throughout the weekend and include the following booths and exhibits that will give guests an up-close look into the stories they love from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
Are you a Gryffindor, a Slytherin, a Hufflepuff or perhaps a Ravenclaw? At the beginning of each school year, the Sorting Hat sorts new Hogwarts students into their house, and you will have the opportunity to be sorted into your house in a Great Hall setting! Harry Potter: The Exhibition is proud to present the Sorting Hat Experience.
The Studio Tour will return to ‘A Celebration of Harry Potter 2018’ giving you the chance to see first-hand some of the incredible practical effects behind the magic of the iconic film series.
A CELEBRATION OF HARRY POTTER PANELS (Islands of Adventure theme park)
Panels and Q&A sessions will feature Harry Potter film and creative talent. Admission into panels and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
More details about A Celebration of Harry Potter will be revealed at a later date. Guests will have access to Universal Orlando’s attractions throughout the weekend, including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.
Access to A Celebration of Harry Potter is included with regular theme park admission or with an annual or seasonal pass. Certain activities are first-come, first-served. Exclusive event vacation packages are also available for purchase and include special benefits and reserved sections for the panels and demonstrations.
For more information about the event, tickets and available exclusive event vacation packages, click here.
About Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando Resort is a unique vacation destination that is part of the NBCUniversal Comcast family. For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando 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 three theme parks, Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay, 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. Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, feature a total of 5,600 rooms and are destinations unto themselves. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers dining and entertainment for every member of the family.
Universal Orlando Resort consistently unveils all-new guest experiences, including powerful attractions, incredible dining opportunities and dramatically themed hotels. Now open is Universal’s Volcano Bay, an entirely new water theme park, and Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, an immersive and interactive attraction in Universal Studios Florida.
Universal Orlando Resort is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company. Follow us on our blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagramand YouTube.
About Warner Bros. Entertainment
Warner Bros. Entertainment is a global leader in all forms of entertainment and their related businesses across all current and emerging media and platforms. A Time Warner Company, the Studio stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD and Blu-ray, digital distribution, animation, comic books, video games, product and brand licensing, and broadcasting.
HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR.
SEAWORLD ORLANDO UNVEILS CUSTOM-DESIGNED RAFT FOR INFINITY FALLS
All-New Family Attraction Opening Summer 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. (November 14, 2017) – Today, SeaWorld Orlando revealed the first of 15 custom rafts for its new Infinity Falls river rapids attraction opening summer 2018. The 8-passenger raft features custom theming and décor resembling supplies found on real white-water rafting expeditions. The circular raft design puts riders face-to-face and allows friends and family to enjoy this exhilarating attraction together.
Aboard the raft, riders will embark on an adventure through a lush rainforest environment inspired by some of the world’s most incredible freshwater ecosystems. The new attraction will feature the world’s tallest drop on a river raft ride and allow visitors to experience the feel of exhilarating rapids. The ride will also feature an innovative elevator lift designed to transport the rafts to the top of the ride’s 40-foot drop.
Infinity Falls will be the first attraction at SeaWorld to tell a story beyond the ocean and share a message of water conservation through the adventure of a white-water river expedition. This is just one example of the park’s new “Park to Planet” initiative, a mission to help guests understand some of the challenges facing the planet and inspiring them to help.
The new attraction will be the centerpiece of a newly themed area designed to resemble the basecamp of explorers and scientists. After riding Infinity Falls, the entire family can explore the village and take part in interactive experiences that combine play with education to create a positive impact on freshwater ecosystems, reinforcing “Park to Planet” in real time. SeaWorld’s Animal Ambassadors will also provide up-close encounters with animals native to South America.
Get the latest Infinity Falls updates by following SeaWorld Orlando on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the SeaWorld Orlando Blog.
Infinity Falls Reveal at IAAPA
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
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, behavioral 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 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, 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. Visit www.seaworldentertainment.com for more information.