NBC OLYMPICS’ “RINGS ACROSS AMERICA” TO DAZZLE GUESTS AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD AND UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT AHEAD OF TOKYO OLYMPICS
Life-Sized Set of Olympics Rings to Kick Off National “Rings Across America” Tour at
Universal Studios Hollywood, July 3-4, and Later Stop at Universal Orlando Resort, July 16-17
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., ORLANDO, Fla. (June 30, 2021) – NBC Olympics will launch “Rings Across America” this week, giving guests at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort an incredible opportunity to get up close and be dazzled by a life-size set of iconic Olympic rings as part of this historic, national tour – which promotes more than 7,000 hours of coverage of the Tokyo Olympic Games that Team USA fans can watch across the networks of NBCUniversal.
With less than a month to go to the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, the interactive “Rings Across America” exhibit will make its inaugural debut at Universal CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood from July 3-4 and later be on display in front of the Universal Studios Florida entrance arches from July 16-17. “Rings Across America” will tour the country leading up to the Opening Ceremony, making stops at additional locations in Chicago (July 9), Miami (July 13), Washington, D.C. (July 19-20) and New York City (July 23-25).
“RINGS ACROSS AMERICA” BY THE NUMBERS
“We’re very excited to launch Rings Across America ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, including stops at our incredibly popular theme parks in Los Angeles and Orlando” said Lyndsay Signor, Senior Vice President, Consumer Engagement, NBC Sports. “Displaying the Rings, one of the most recognizable symbols of the Olympic movement, across the country in addition to making stops in six major markets, will raise awareness and excitement leading to the Opening Ceremony.”
NBCUniversal will present an unprecedented 7,000 hours of coverage of the Tokyo Olympics this summer by utilizing two broadcast networks, six cable networks, and multiple digital platforms, serving both English- and Spanish-language viewers, making it the biggest media event ever. The Games of the XXXII Olympiad will take place July 23-August 8, 2021. Click here for more information about programming details.
Just in Time for Summer Fun, Parade Returns to Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando Beginning July 10
SeaWorld Orlando announces the return of the Sesame Street Party Parade
The Sesame Street Parade returns to SeaWorld Orlando Fridays through Sundays beginning July 10, 2021 at select times throughout the day.
Guests are invited to move to the beat during the coolest party on wheels and celebrate with their favorite friends at the award-winning Sesame Street Party Parade. Visitors of all ages will be up and dancing as Elmo, Big Bird and friends accompany colorful floats – and a few special surprises – as the award-winning parade returns to Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando.
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The best way to experience the Sesame Street Party Parade at SeaWorld Orlando and all the other great events throughout the year is with an Annual Pass, with great benefit options including free parking, free guest tickets and more.
About SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) 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 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 38,000 animals in need over the Company’s history. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens®, Aquatica®, Sesame Place® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 60-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.
About Build-A-Bear, Inc.
Build-A-Bear is a multi-generational global brand focused on “adding a little more heart to life” appealing to a wide array of consumer groups who enjoy the personal expression in making their own “furry friends” to celebrate and commemorate life moments. Nearly 500 interactive brick-and-mortar retail locations provide guests of all ages in a hands-on entertaining experience, which often fosters a lasting and emotional brand connection. The company also offers an engaging e-commerce/digital purchasing experience called the “Bear-Builder” at www.buildabear.com. In addition, extending its brand power beyond retail, Build-A-Bear Entertainment, a subsidiary of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., is dedicated to creating engaging content for kids and adults that fulfills the company’s mission to “add a little more heart to life”, while the company also offers products at wholesale and in non-plush consumer categories via licensing agreements with leading manufacturers. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) posted total revenue of $338.5 million in fiscal 2019. For more information, visit the Investor Relations section of buildabear.com.
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, July 3 & 4, theme park open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Hurricane Harbor Waterpark open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., included with park admission. Fireworks will take place at 9:15 p.m. Operating Hours
WHERE: Six Flags America & Hurricane Harbor, 13710 Central Ave. Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
WHY: A whole day’s worth of rides, slides, and entertainment with nightly fireworks, plus:
Up to 50% discounts on single-day admission tickets when guests use promo code COKE online at www.sixflags.com;
Ride the wave at the interactive Coca-Cola photo activation and snap a photo to remember the day;
Enjoy the delicious, and refreshing new Star-Spangled Spritzer beverage; and
Members enrolled in Six Flags Membership Rewards get 4x the reward points when they purchase the limited-time offer specialty drink during the event.
HOW: Visit SixFlags.com/America to purchase Season Passes or take advantage of special one-day ticket pricing.
WHAT: Six Flags America, D.C.’s Thrill Capital, will host two spectacular nights of fireworks right outside of the nation’s capital this Saturday & Sunday, July 3 & 4, at 9:15 p.m. each evening.
In honor of Knott’s Berry Farm’s 100th Anniversary Grand Celebration, the park will host a memorable Time Capsule Ceremony on Wednesday, June 30 at 4 pm to commemorate the past and present memories created throughout the last 100 years. It will be placed at the entrance of Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair, to be opened 50 years from now, on June 30, 2071. The ceremony will bring park characters, Ghost Town citizens and Knott’s staff members together on stage, as representatives place notable items inside the time capsule. It is a way for the people of Knott’s to preserve our history and heritage for the future descendants to discover 50 years from now.
Along with the items selected by each department for the time capsule, the Knott’s team will also be placing a banner covered with names and signatures of our current park associates. So, a half-century from now, the future park associates will be entrusted with the honor of upholding the values and traditions that we instill today. Additionally, Knott’s will be commemorating this ceremony by capturing a panoramic picture of everyone in attendance. This image will also be placed in the time capsule so that 50 years from now, the folks who gather to for the opening of it can know exactly who was present the day it was sealed. Attendees can purchase or download the commemorative photo onto their FunPix accounts. The Knott’s Family Reunion 100th Anniversary Celebration runs daily through September the 6th, 2021. Ticket reservations are required for entry into the park.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 4pm
Calico Mine Stage - Knott’s Berry Farm - 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park CA 90620
As part of the ongoing evolution of the Disney Resorts Collection at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., all nine floors of guest rooms in the A-frame tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort are being completely reimagined.
These rooms will blend a sleek Monorail motif with some favorite characters from Pixar Animation Studios’ Incredibles films, including Jack-Jack, Frozone and Edna Mode.
New custom artwork in guest rooms and along guest corridors will be modern, futuristic and oh so stylish, dahling, complementing the resort’s architecture while putting the Supers’ powers on display. (Kent Phillips, photographer)