DELUSION AND THE GREAT COMPANY ANNOUNCE DELUSION: THE BLUE BLADE - DIRECTOR’S CUT FOR SPRING, A REMIXED VERSION OF ITS POPULAR FALL SHOW
The new show starts on Feb 14th. Tickets on sale now.
(LOS ANGELES, CA, January 22, 2019) — Coming off one of the most successful runs of its shows ever, Delusion, the vanguard of interactive theater, has announced that the spring 2019 extension of its new, original play Delusion: The Blue Blade, will be a “Director’s Cut” and will bring with it a number of exciting changes that are sure to captivate current fans of the Delusion Universe and newcomers alike. Highlights of the spring show include new plot twists, new audience challenges, new artifacts, new actors, and more. To tease the new show, Delusion has also released a brand new trailer. Individual and group tickets are now available at www.enterdelusion.com.
From visionary creator Jon Braver and The Great Company comes Delusion: The Blue Blade, an Indiana Jones meets Blade Runner-style adventure that invites guests in groups of eight to a world left erratic since the disappearance of the rare artifact, The Blue Blade. Once held by The Safeguard Society, an elite group of historians, the sacred blade was stolen by Professor Evelyn Lowell… one of their own. The fate of time and space hang in the balance as Evelyn and the blade slip further away. As a sign of desperation, The Safeguard Society looks to you and your friends — their most promising initiates — to track down Evelyn and The Blue Blade. Rumored to be underground and protected by a strange cult, Evelyn’s disappearance had created more questions than answers. Now it’s time to play your part (#playyourpart) in the most transformative theatrical production of its kind.
“We’re really excited about the extension of this sixth story in the Delusion Universe,” said Jon Braver, creator of Delusion. “This is the first time we’ve extended a show beyond the fall season. We’re confident this show in particular can transcend any one season. Plus, changes are afoot, as Prof Evelyn Lowell has manipulated time in ways she could never have imagined, which means the show will offer something new and exciting for those who have seen it before as well as brand new Delusionals.”
Heralded by NPR as the “hottest ticket in town”, Delusion has captivated sold-out audiences since its first play opened in 2011, transforming them into characters inside a living, breathing, dark world of epic interactive storytelling. Delusion: The Blue Blade marks the first show for which there will be corporate pricing, group discounts, and a VIP package that includes a behind-the-scenes tour. There is now also a Wait List for fans who want to show up on a given night and fill in for no-shows. All of these additionsbring the production to an even broader audience, including those who have never experienced Delusion or interactive theater before.Tickets start at $95. Past seasons have sold out quickly, so we are urging guests to book tickets while they are still available.
In a new era of storytelling, Delusion (#playyourpart) remains one of the most popular interactive events with an absolute commitment to quality and originality. Delusion began in 2011 as a passion project for creator Jon Braver and for six seasons has captivated sold-out audiences, thrusting them into an otherworldly adventure where they must play their parts in order to move the story forward. Live actors, creature effects, stunts, elaborate set design, and an original score weave together a tale unlike any other. And now, with its new partners at Skybound Entertainment and The Great Company in Los Angeles, the Delusion Universe of stories has expanded into other mediums; the first being a cinematic VR adaptation of the 2014 play Delusion: Lies Within, which was co-created by Witty Acronym and launched in December 2018 onSamsung VR.
The Great Company (GreatCo) is a Los Angeles-based experiential studio that collaborates with IP rights holders, global brands, and cultural institutions to produce interactive installations and immersive experiences that connect audiences in meaningful ways and transform the perception of time and reality. GreatCo’s work includes collaborations with Marvel Studios, PepsiCo, and The Smithsonian Institution.
ABOUT JON BRAVER
A film and theatre director, action coordinator, and Disney Imagineering consultant, Jon Braver’s extensive career has run an exciting path. His love for the fantastical and experience working with some of the top directors in the business has helped to shape his unusual range of talent and keen ability to deliver a unique vision. He began work on his Delusion Universe in 2010 and continues to shepherd the property as it expands to new audiences and formats.
WHAT: Delusion: The Blue Blade - Director’s Cut
Where: 5257 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
When: Feb 14, 2019, through June 30, 2019. Shows run every Thurs-Sunday from 6:40pm - 11:40pm.
Tickets: Tickets are on sale now
Social Media: @enterdelusion | #playyourpart
Disneyland Resort is Throwing a Party for the Legendary Duo that Started it All: Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration
Beginning in January, 2019, Get Your Ears On presents a new nighttime projection show, the return of ‘Mickey’s Soundsational Parade’ with new elements, Valentine’s month surprises, music, merchandise and more Even food and beverage will be themed to Mickey and Minnie at Disneyland Resort, the place where they first came to life
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2019) – Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration launches at the Disneyland Resort this month, inviting guests to the biggest celebration of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in Disneyland history. Mickey and Minnie have brought joy to millions of people around the world spanning generations, and guests visiting the Disneyland Resort in 2019 will be encouraged to “Get Your Ears On” and celebrate 90 years of magic with the legendary duo that started it all.
Get Your Ears On will present exciting new ways to celebrate the beloved Mickey and Minnie, with new entertainment and décor at Disneyland Park, plus limited-time food and beverage offerings and festive event merchandise available throughout the resort.
“Mickey’s Mix Magic”: Beginning Jan. 18, “Mickey’s Mix Magic” will light up the night at Disneyland park with a new high-energy projection show, celebrating the one and only Mickey Mouse. This nightly extravaganza creates a family-fun dance party throughout the park, with “DJ” Mickey spinning the new celebration song, “It’s a Good Time” along with new, fun takes on favorite Disney songs. State-of-the-art projections, lighting and lasers will transform Main Street, U.S.A., the façade of “it’s a small world” and the water screens of the Rivers of America (when “Fantasmic!” returns in March) into a colorful, dazzling display of sights and sounds to celebrate Mickey Mouse. And on select nights, “Mickey’s Mix Magic” will go sky high when the show is enhanced with the addition of fireworks.
“Mickey’s Soundsational Parade”: The popular “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” returns to Disneyland park starting Jan. 25, with a rockin’ new opening to kick off the party. Mickey leads the way in a new larger-than-life opening, inspired by the classic and nostalgic Mickey pull toys. Next, Chip ‘n’ Dale arrive with a giant celebration cake, as Mickey and his drum corps kick off a whimsical, musical procession of Disney characters.
Valentine’s Month: From Jan. 22-Feb. 18, Disneyland Resort will celebrate the love of Minnie and Mickey for Valentine’s month. As guests enter Disneyland park, they will find a new Mickey Mouse flower “portrait,” and lovely and festive Valentine’s décor all along Main Street, U.S.A. and at Small World Mall. During Valentine’s month, guests may also choose to partake in Minnie’s Valentine Surprise, a special scavenger hunt experience in Disneyland park. Once guests have purchased a commemorative map and stickers at select merchandise locations, they may search for the hidden valentines that Minnie has left for Mickey around the park. Upon completion, they return their map to a designated location to redeem a special Valentine’s surprise.
“Get Your Ears On” Celebration Dance Party: Beginning Jan. 25, the new “Get Your Ears On” Celebration Dance Party will take place each evening at Tomorrowland Terrace in Disneyland park. Guests of all ages will be able to move and groove with some of their favorite Disney characters, dancing to the celebration song, “It’s a Good Time,” along with other popular Disney tunes.
Food, beverage, merchandise and more: For a limited-time during Get Your Ears On, specialty food, beverage, novelty items and merchandise will be available for guests to celebrate the beloved duo in fun, new ways. Throughout the Disneyland Resort, guests will find “classic” Mickey- and Minnie-shaped foods with a new festive twist, exclusive Get Your Ears On themed treats, holiday specialty items for Valentine’s month, and so much more. Additionally, a celebration sipper and new Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse popcorn buckets will make their debut. Plus, new merchandise will be available for all ages, including celebration apparel, pins, plush, and Mickey and Minnie ears. In the Downtown Disney District, PANDORA will debut a limited-edition Disney dangle charm with a 14 karat gold “90,” Dooney & Bourke will feature new Mickey Mouse bags and a special Mickey Through the Years dress will be available at The Disney Dress Shop.
Throughout 2019, Disney Parks around the world will celebrate 90 years of Mickey and Minnie with the “World’s Biggest Mouse Party.” To learn more about the celebrations at Walt Disney World Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland, Shanghai Disney Resort and on Disney Cruise Line, visit DisneyParksBlog.com.
About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.
Music Sensations Marshmello, Kaskade and Jason Derulo Headline Universal Studios Hollywood’s Annual Grad Bash Event, the Ultimate Graduation Party Exclusively for the Class of 2019 High School Seniors
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May 17, 23, 30, 31 and June 6, 7, 2019
Universal City, CA, January 15, 2019 --Universal Studios Hollywood’s annual Grad Bash celebration rolls out the red carpet for graduating seniors, inviting the Class of 2019 to party Hollywood-style on select nights during this year’s event.
The premier event kicks off with performances by world-renowned DJ, Marshmello. Kaskade keeps the party going, followed by performances by multi-platinum, award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Derulo.
Select dates and performances are as follows:
· Friday, May 17 – Marshmello
· Thursday, May 23 – Marshmello
· Thursday, May 30 – Kaskade
· Friday, May 31 – Kaskade
· Thursday, June 6 – Jason Derulo
· Friday, June 7 – Kaskade
Highlights of Grad Bash also include dance parties hosted by radio station DJs, a silent disco, fun photo ops and access to Universal Studios Hollywood’s thrill rides and attractions.
Grad Bash begins at 5:00 p.m., then from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. becomes transformed into a party exclusively for the Class of 2019.
Advance reservations are required, and it is recommended that schools book early as this in-demand event will sell out. For more information and to purchase tickets, school administrators can visitwww.UniversalYouthPrograms.com/graduation/grad-bash\ or call 800-436-8802. Meal options, pre-party and post-event breakfast packages are available.
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™”. 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 Ride™” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction and the all-new DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest.” 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 production studio where they can also experience such authentic thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The adjacent Universal CityWalkentertainment, 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.
CELEBRATE PENGUIN AWARENESS DAY WITH LIMITED-TIME OFFERS AND UP-CLOSE ENCOUNTERS AT BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY
Tampa, FL (Jan. 15, 2019) - Just in time for Penguin Awareness Day, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is celebrating fluffy new additions to the colony at Penguin Point with special offers and experiences for park guests. Visitors can learn more about African penguins and get a behind-the-scenes introduction to some of the members of the park’s colony during a Penguin Insider Tour, and on January 19 and 20, guests also receive 10% off Penguin merchandise in honor of the newest arrivals that have hatched at the park.
Guests may notice a few new faces when they visit Penguin Point - three new chicks have joined the colony, hatching on December 28, 30 and January 10 respectively. The birds are presently under the care of adult penguin pairs with frequent check-ups from Busch Gardens’ veterinarians and keepers. At this time in the young birds’ development, consistent weight gain is essential to proper growth. Guests can see this care in action when they visit the penguin habitat.
In addition to the three newest arrivals, the group of four hatchlings from the fall are growing fast and thriving during the park’s most successful hatchling season in history. The older chicks can be frequently found swimming and splashing at Penguin Point. As a special treat for park guests for Penguin Awareness Day, visitors are invited to the Animal Care Center to meet one of these chicks on January 19 and 20. Visit times will be posted each day at the Animal Care Center, where guests can learn more about caring for penguins, the amazing work of the park’s veterinarians and how to help save and protect these beautiful animals in the wild.
Penguin Awareness Day is observed on January 20 each year with the goal of bringing awareness to the threats penguin populations experience across the world, including environmental issues like climate change and habitat loss. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is home to African penguins, a warm-weather penguin species that is endangered in the wild.
To learn more and to reserve a spot at the Penguin Insider Tour, visit BuschGardens.Com/Tampa.
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About Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. Busch Gardens is a unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos with more than 12,000 animals, and live shows and events, providing unrivaled experiences for guests of every age. For more information, visit BuschGardensTampaBay.com. Busch Gardens is owned by SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter, and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world.
FLYING THEATER ATTRACTION THE FLYER™ – SAN FRANCISCO
NOW OPEN AT PIER 39
The Flyer™ – San Francisco—the flying theater attraction at PIER 39—celebrated its grand opening on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at PIER 39 in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Created by award-winning global attraction developer Triotech in partnership with W.A. Alter, Inc. of San Francisco, The Flyer™ – San Francisco immerses guests of all ages, taking them soaring over the biggest attractions and iconic landmarks throughout the City and the surrounding Bay Area, with views that have never been seen before. Tickets for The Flyer™ – San Francisco are $25 for adults and $16 for children and are available now online at TheFlyer-SanFrancisco.com or on-site at PIER 39. The Flyer™ – San Francisco is open daily from 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
As the City’s first attraction of this magnitude, The Flyer™ – San Francisco provides an experience that rivals that of the world’s best amusement parks, while also celebrating the unique character and charm of the Bay Area. The attraction features cinematic artistry and state-of-the-art HD film footage captured with the help of drones and helicopters, and blended with computer-generated imagery (CGI). Within the venue, just beyond the ticket counter sits a mural of the Bay, created by San Francisco based artist and illustrator Sirron Norris. Known for his extensive public art contributions, Norris was commissioned by The Flyer™ – San Francisco to create a large-scale artwork that embodied the eclectic spirit of the City that is featured in the main attraction.
While embarking on The Flyer™ – San Francisco, guests will first be introduced to a few characters from the production through engaging projection mapping technology. Revealing a budding romance and a curious seagull (which also serves as the attraction’s mascot), whimsical vignettes will bounce across custom screens to set the scene for the ultimate experience. After the introduction is complete, guests will be ushered into the main theater where they will buckle up as the floors slip away and the 28 guests are suspended in front of the 1,100 square foot (50 foot by 22 foot) curved screen that fills their field of sight ensuring that each guest has the feeling of a front-row seat. In their motion-based seats, guests will take a immersive flight through some of the Bay Area’s iconic landmarks and neighborhoods, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Coit Tower, Marin Headlands, Chinatown, the Castro, and more!
Once guests return to solid ground, they will be invited to explore the one-of-a-kind merchandise in the gift shop, created in partnership with Wildlife Trading Company. Souvenir photos by Bay Cruise Photo will be available for purchase and to share via email and social media.