EVER WANTED TO GET AN ‘INSIDE LOOK’ AT SEAWORLD?
Park visitors can during all-new, behind-the-scenes access
available free to all guests
UPDATE: January 30, 2018 - Inside Look has been extended through February 3 and 4
SAN DIEGO (Jan. 10, 2018)—With SeaWorld’s all-new Inside Look, every guest will have the chance to go behind the scenes to see what the vets see, go where the rescuers go and learn for themselves how San Diego’s premier marine-life park cares for thousands of animals every day and rescues hundreds of stranded animals every year. SeaWorld Inside Look, which is open to any park visitor and is included with park admission, kicks off Jan. 13 and continues weekends through Jan. 28.
What SeaWorld Inside Look is all about:
SeaWorld has been inspiring millions of guests to love animals for more than 50 years, and is committed to making a difference for wildlife across the globe. Through Inside Look, guests will gain insight into that legacy of animal conservation. Plus, every visit to a SeaWorld park helps support its animal rescue program. Seeing animals at SeaWorld supports saving them in the wild.
This new experience is an opportunity for park visitors to go beyond the shows, rides and attractions and get an inside look at how SeaWorld San Diego cares for animals. This unparalleled offering features opportunities to meet staff, see animals up close and gain fascinating knowledge, such as how SeaWorld feeds 16,000 animals a day and how a veterinarian gets a blood sample from a dolphin. Visitors can also ask questions, take photos and, most importantly, learn what they can do in their everyday lives to help animals in the wild.
How it works:
As guests arrive at SeaWorld, they will receive an Inside Look Explorer’s Guide, highlighting 11 different areas focused on rescue, care, conservation and research, such as Dolphin Care & Behavior, Orca Care & Research and Bird Rescue & Water Systems. Three locations are behind the scenes where visitors will be granted special access and eight locations are in amphitheaters or other open spaces where visitors will meet an expert. In the Animal Health & Rescue Center, visitors may witness the actual intake of a rescued animal. At eight locations, guests can get their Explorer’s Guide stamped; if they collect all eight stamps, they can pick up a SeaWorld Expert Explorer Pin. Visitors are encouraged to share photos using #parktoplanet.
All of Inside Look experiences are included with park admission. Explorers wanting more information should visit the park’s website for an overview and then check out the detailed schedule on the park map when they arrive.
Special Access Behind-the-Scenes locations:
SeaWorld is open 365 days a year and is located on SeaWorld drive off of I-5. Park admission is $89.99 for ages 10 and older; $84.99 for ages 3–9. Or visitors can Pay for a Day, and Play All Year with a 2018 Fun Card, which allows unlimited admission through Dec. 30, 2018, all for the same price as single-day admission. For more information visit 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.
Peyton Manning Becomes Vacation Quarterback in
Universal Parks & Resorts Super Bowl Ad
Two-Time Super Bowl Champion Helps Family Raise its Vacation Game
Orlando, FL, January 30, 2018 - Peyton Manning becomes vacation quarterback to America in a new Universal Parks & Resorts commercial set to air during the Super Bowl – coaching families to take their vacation to the next level at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort.
An extended version of the spot will air in the NBC pre-game show and a thirty-second version of the commercial will air during the Super Bowl.
“This is your moment,” Peyton coaches a family starting its day at a Universal theme park in the extended version of the spot. “You are more than a team. You are a family. Now let’s get out there and play.”
Manning joins the family during both spots to ensure they really do take fun to the next level. He screams on a roller coaster, scrambles away from a Raptor showing its “game face,” and has a churro intercepted right out of his hands – and more.
Click here for the extended pre-game version: https://youtu.be/IbreHZSmqLA.
Click here for the thirty-second Super Bowl spot: https://youtu.be/xcmP4llwNS8.
About Universal Parks & Resorts: Universal Parks & Resorts, a unit of Comcast NBCUniversal, offers guests around the globe today’s most relevant and popular entertainment experiences. With three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg as creative consultant, its theme parks are known for immersive experiences that feature some of the world’s most thrilling and technologically advanced film- and television-based attractions.
Comcast NBCUniversal wholly owns Universal Studios Hollywood, which includes Universal CityWalk Hollywood. It also owns Universal Orlando Resort, a destination resort with three theme parks (Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and now open, Universal’s Volcano Bay – an entirely new water theme park experience), five (soon to be six) on-site resort hotels, and Universal CityWalk Orlando. In addition, Comcast NBCUniversal owns Universal Studios Japan, in Osaka and has a license agreement with Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore. The company is also developing a theme park destination in Beijing called Universal Beijing.
Knott's Celebrates Charlie Brown Day with Record Attempt for "Most Charlie Browns in one picture" on February 4th
Good Grief! Join Knott’s Berry Farm as the Park Attempts to set a new Record for the Most Charlie Browns gathered in one Picture on February 4th for Charlie Brown Day
WHAT: On Sunday, February 4th, Knott’s is celebrating Good Ol’ Charlie Brown by introducing the park’s first ever Charlie Brown Day during the Knott’s Peanuts Celebration. The park invites guests to enjoy the celebration as the park attempts to set a record breaking moment with the most Charlie Browns in one picture in honor of the lovable blockhead himself, Charlie Brown. Attendees will be encouraged to pay homage to Charlie Brown by sporting his signature bright yellow zig zag stripped tee and red baseball cap outfit. At 1pm all guests dressed as Charlie Brown will be invited to gather at the Calico Mine stage for a once in a lifetime photo opportunity as a crowd of Charlie Browns will pose alongside the park’s very own Charlie Brown for the first record breaking attempt in the history of Knott’s. Plus, don’t miss out on all the fun activities, shows and themed food offered at the Knott’s Peanuts Celebration taking place on weekends starting January 27th to February 25th, plus President’s day.
WHEN: Sunday, February 4th at the Calico Mine Stage at 1pm.
WHERE: Knott’s Berry Farm - 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620
For more information on Knott’s Merry Farm please visit knotts.com; or join the conversation by using #KnottsPeanutsCelebration or #CharlieBrownDay on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
Disneyland Resort Reimagines Downtown Disney District in 2018 with Innovative New Venues and Refurbishments
Ballast Point Announces Today it Will Join the Wide-Ranging Menu of Retail, Dining and Entertainment Offerings in Downtown Disney Flagship World of Disney Store Also To Be Transformed Into New, Dynamic Shopping Destination
ANAHEIM, Calif. (January 24, 2018) – The Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort is continuing its ambitious, promenade-wide transformation in 2018. Multiple new venues and significant refurbishments to marquee dining and retail locations, including the World of Disney store, will be completed throughout the year while Downtown Disney remains open to guests. The result will be a fresh, one-of-a-kind Disney experience, immersing guests by day and night in the greatest mix of family-friendly dining, shopping and entertainment.
Also announced today, popular craft brewer Ballast Point will open its first Orange County location in Downtown Disney later this year. Ballast Point pairs award-winning beers with an extensive menu of Southern California cuisine—salads, small plates, flatbreads and entrees featuring local, sustainable and seasonal ingredients. In addition to Ballast Point’s iconic beers, including its flagship Sculpin IPA, the location will serve exclusive, limited-edition beers available only at Downtown Disney. The space will house Downtown Disney’s first-ever on-site brewery, as well as a tasting room, kitchen and outdoor beer garden.
“Our guests are constantly looking for unique experiences, which is why we’re refreshing familiar spaces and unveiling new locations around every corner of the Disneyland Resort,” said Michael Colglazier, president, Disneyland Resort. “Innovative venues such as Ballast Point, Splitsville and The VOID are just a few great examples of the transformation taking place in Downtown Disney this year.”
A recent addition to Downtown Disney is the multi-sensory experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire by ILMxLAB and The VOID. The hyper-reality experience transports guests deep into the Star Wars universe, allowing them to walk freely and untethered throughout the space. In groups of four, teams go undercover as stormtroopers to capture Imperial intelligence vital to the budding rebellion’s survival.
Other exciting experiences slated to open in 2018 include:
The Downtown Disney District (no admission fee required) is steps from Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park and the three on-property hotels of the Disneyland Resort. Atmospheric music and entertainment create a lively backdrop for guests. The destination features a diverse collection of casual restaurants, favorite snacking stops, shopping boutiques and high-energy entertainment, including Starbucks, The VOID, La Brea Bakery Café, The LEGO Store, Curl Surf, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar, Sephora, Sprinkles, PANDORA Jewelry, The Dream Boutique and the World of Disney store.
The Downtown Disney District parking lot is conveniently located next to the action and offers three hours of parking with a $20 minimum purchase and validation from any Downtown Disney location. Guests will also enjoy up to five hours of parking with validation from any Downtown Disney table-service restaurant or AMC Downtown Disney 12 Theatres.
LEGOLAND® CASTLE HOTEL OFFICIALLY OPENING APRIL 27, 2018 AT LEGOLAND® CALIFORNIA RESORT!
Hard Hat Tour Gives Media First Look at Hotel’s Grand Hall, Royal Courtyard,
Dining Options and More
CARLSBAD, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2018) – Hammers pounding, saws cutting and drills buzzing were some of the sounds heard by the media in front of LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel at LEGOLAND®California Resort as Merlin the wizard unraveled his scroll officially declaring the Hotel’s opening day: April 27, 2018. LEGOLAND® California’s General Manager Peter Ronchetti and LEGOLAND® Hotel Manager Frank Idris also addressed the crowd providing Resort updates and new details about North America’s first LEGOLAND Castle Hotel.
“It’s hard to imagine that just five years ago we were standing on a construction site just like this announcing North America’s first LEGOLAND Hotel which has proven to be extremely popular with our guests,” said Idris. “In fact, it was just named one of Trip Advisor’s top 25 Hotels for families in the United States! And, we achieved our goal of becoming the first hotel in Carlsbad to achieve the Environmentalist level from the California Green Lodging Association thanks to all of the additional conservation efforts that were implemented this past year.“
“Staying in a LEGOLAND Hotel is an adventure in itself and only adds to the overall experience families are treated to when they visit LEGOLAND California Resort,” said Ronchetti. “Adding LEGOLAND Castle Hotel proves how much LEGOLAND California Resort has become a multi-day destination for families with children ages 2-12 wanting to be fully immersed into the world of LEGO®.”
During the hard hat tour, guests received a first look at the 250-deluxe-themed room Hotel as they walked through the Grand Hall, Dragon’s Den Restaurant, Royal Courtyard and got a sneak peek at the three room themes: Knights and Dragons, Royal Princess and Magic Wizard. While in the Grand Hall, Idris and Ronchetti provided an overview of the Hotel, described key features and discussed the economic impact created by the 200 new job openings for LEGOLAND Castle Hotel. Details were also shared about the large LEGO Wizard model that will greet guests as they enter the Grand Hall, a slide that will connect the lobby to the first floor and a knock knock door created to entertain guests.
Inside Dragon’s Den, the head chef shared insight to the dining options available at LEGOLAND California Resort’s only full-service sit down restaurant. Dragon’s Den will include an open kitchen for guests to watch chefs preparing their food, LEGO models, entertainers and locally-sourced food creating a unique dining experience. Breakfast will be included with each guest’s stay and includes made-to-order items along with a buffet.
The Royal Courtyard outside is designed to immerse children in a fairy tale of their own creation with a DUPLO play area for the younger kids, larger play structures for the older kids, giant movie screen for nighttime movies, a stage for live plays and shows, a gradual incline pool and hot tub. The pool bar and grill will offer smoothies, sandwiches and salads prepared fresh to order.
Guests also explored each room theme and had a chance to view one of the 20 suites available. A Resort Master Model Builder greeted guests in the Magic Wizard theme room and treated them to a sneak peek of a few of the 2,100 LEGO models made out of more than three million LEGO bricks that will be featured inside the rooms and throughout the Hotel.
LEGOLAND California Resort is accepting reservations for the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel. For more information on booking hotel reservations, please visit: www.LEGOLAND.com/castlehotel. To discover job opportunities for LEGOLAND Castle Hotel, please visit: www.LEGOLAND.com/jobs.