JACKSON, N.J. ─ July 13, 2020 ─ The Six Flags Wild Safari’s animal care team is celebrating the birth of two rare Siberian tiger cubs. The fuzzy, playful female cubs were born April 25 to mom Nadya, who was raised in a unique litter that also included an African lion cub named Zuri when the two were abandoned at birth four years ago. The unusual pairing -- native to different continents -- was hand-raised by the safari’s animal care team, and began a family tree built more on love than DNA.
Nadya’s ten-week-old cubs were named Heather and Julie after Heather Mitts Feeley and Julie Ertz, members of the United States women’s national soccer team. Carli, Nadya’s first-born cub, was named after soccer star Carli Lloyd and welcomed in 2019.
“It’s not uncommon for first-time tiger moms to abandon their cubs. Though Carli was hand-raised by our animal care team, Nadya has shown great care in raising Heather and Julie,” said Safari Veterinarian Dr. Ken Keiffer. “In the wild, cubs will spend two to three years with mom before they go off on their own.” Nadya, Zuri, and Carli, raised by the safari’s animal care team, still show affection to their human “parents” despite being separated by fences. All three cats will rub on their fences, and the tigers will frequently give their signature “chuff” vocalization as a friendly greeting. The animal care team “chuffs” in reply.
Though Heather and Julie each weigh about 15 pounds, they will grow to be over 500. Siberian tigers, the largest cats in the world, are endangered and there are estimated to be fewer than 500 left in the wild.
Guests can visit Nadya, Heather, and Julie in the Tigris Asiana section of the Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure. “Aunt” Zuri the African lion and sister Carli are always nearby.
The Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure takes guests on a self-guided journey through 1,200 exotic animals from six continents from the safety and privacy of their own vehicles. Guests must purchase tickets and make a reservation in advance of their visit using Six Flags’ new online registration system. A new, free audio tour is available to stream online that provides fun facts about 70 different species of animals at the safari. Guests can learn more about the animals and their habitats, purchase tickets, make reservations, and stream the audio tour at www.sixflags.com/safari.
Universal CityWalk Offers Expanded Outdoor Dining with Added Seating Throughout the Destination Including the Iconic “5 Towers” Area
Destination Features Enhanced Health and Safety Measures;
Free Self-Parking Offered During this Soft Open Period
Universal City, California, July 10, 2020 – Looking to enjoy a bit of sunny Southern California alfresco dining….well, look no further because Universal CityWalk is now serving hungry diners at newly expanded outdoor seating locations set up adjacent to several restaurants. Additional seating is also available at newly installed tables situated at “5 Towers,” providing guests with an all-new dining experience.
These enhancements complement Universal CityWalk’s increased health and safety measures as the destination continues its thoughtful phased reopening.
With dining options such as Antojitos Cocina Mexicana, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co,Johnny Rockets, Pink's Hot Dogs and sweet-tooth favorite Voodoo Doughnut, along with select shopping, including Dodgers Clubhouse, the official location to purchase team gear just in time for baseball season, and the newly remodeled IT’SUGAR, CityWalk offers guests a perfect summertime outing. For a bit of Hollywood nostalgia, the Universal Studio Storeis a top pick to purchase all-new retro merchandise, a slate of new items representing the rides and attractions featured within the theme park as well as Universal Studios branded face coverings.
CityWalk is open daily from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. and includes complimentary self-parking during this initial reopening period, subject to change. Please visit the Universal CityWalk website or the Universal Studios Hollywood mobile app for updated information and contact individual venues for hours.
Universal CityWalk’s new health and safety measures continue to focus on Screening, Spacing and Sanitization with a single point of entry now welcoming guests to the destination along with temperature checks and required face coverings. Click here for a video highlight of CityWalk’s new protocol.
While working closely with local health officials and the company’s own health and safety experts, Universal CityWalk continues to monitor conditions and make adjustments as conditions evolve. Specific health and safety measures include:
More information about Universal CityWalk and Universal Studios Hollywood, which remains temporarily closed, is available atwww.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Regular updates can be found on Universal Studios Hollywood’s Twitter @UniStudios, Facebook-Universal Studios Hollywood and Instagram@UniStudios.
For the first time in the park’s history, guests can enjoy movies and fireworks under the stars from July 10-12
SeaWorld is announcing a NEW event for one weekend only! Experience the fun, nostalgia, and magic of movies under the stars with SeaWorld’s park-and-view drive-in movie theatre! In addition to locally sourced food trucks offering plenty of snack options, back by popular demand, the park’s spectacular fireworks display “Light up the Sky” will be shown Friday (July 10) and Saturday (July 11) night for both park guests and movie goers to enjoy. “Light up the Sky” will also take place Sunday (July 12) evening for those guests attending “Flicks & Fireworks.”
Reservations are available for booking now for festivities taking place July 10-12. Each evening, food truck service will begin at 7:45 p.m. with movies immediately following the 9:00 p.m. fireworks display.
Access to SeaWorld Orlando’s “Flicks & Fireworks” requires a separate guest reservation in addition to the regular reservation required for park access via guest ticket or pass. "Flicks & Fireworks" is $50 per vehicle and includes a reserved guest parking spot in an exclusive lot with access to locally sourced food trucks and perfect viewing of SeaWorld’s fireworks display, all from the comfort of the guest’s personal vehicle. For guests who do not wish to visit SeaWorld during the day, Flicks & Fireworks is also available for purchase without park admission and requires a separate reservation.
Purchase Here: https://seaworld.com/orlando/events/flicks-and-fireworks/
SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass members receive a 20 percent discount on the event.
SeaWorld Orlando is committed to the health and safety of our guests, employees, and the
animals in our care. The park has worked diligently with state and local health officials, outside
consultants and attraction industry leaders to enhance our already strict health, safety and
cleanliness standards. These protocols and guidelines will be modified based on evolving
industry standards and methodologies, public health, and governmental directives, and
advancing scientific knowledge on the transmissibility of COVID-19.
SeaWorld Orlando is excited to continue to provide our guests with fun, inspiring and
memorable experiences, while addressing important health and safety needs during this time.
For detailed information about the measures that guests can expect when visiting the resort,
including key operational changes, visit Seaworld.com/orlando/safety.
Follow SeaWorld on Facebook, Instagram and the SeaWorld Orlando Blog for the latest news from SeaWorld.
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 37,000 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.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – (July 8, 2020) The Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort is a one-of-a-kind Disney experience, immersing guests in an exciting mix of family-friendly dining and shopping in a vibrant setting. A phased reopening of this outdoor promenade begins July 9, 2020.
The 20-acre, 300,000 square-foot Downtown Disney District features dozens of distinct venues, including Naples Ristorante e Bar, UVA Bar & Cafe, Marceline’s Confectionery, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes, WonderGround Gallery, Disney Home, The LEGO Store, Wetzel’s Pretzels, Jamba and more.As they stroll the district, guests can appreciate the beautiful landscaping and colorful florals that adorn the Downtown Disney District.
World of Disney: The flagship World of Disney store in the Downtown Disney District is a dynamic and distinctively Disney retail experience. Guests discover a spacious atmosphere inspired as an animators’ loft, with uniquely themed areas, pixie dust surprises in the decor, nods to the classics from Walt Disney Animation Studios and new merchandise collections. These innovative features reinforce World of Disney’s reputation as a must-visit destination for Disney fans, offering the largest selection of Disney toys, souvenirs, accessories, fashions and collectibles at the Disneyland Resort.
Distinctive Dining: There are many food and beverage locations, outdoor patios and distinctive menus at the Downtown Disney District. Guests will find something for every taste—from exquisite meals at open-air cafés to gourmet treats. Recent additions include Salt & Straw, offering handmade ice cream in small batches using local, organic and sustainable ingredients, and Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes, serving award-winning burgers and over-the-top CrazyShake milkshakes.
New Guidelines: With the health and safety of guests, operating participant employees, and Disney cast members at the forefront of planning, several operational changes have been implemented based on guidance from health authorities to promote physical distancing and enhanced cleanliness throughout the Downtown Disney District.To learn more about what to expect, guests can visit Disneyland.com/DTD. To help guide guests through these new measures, cast members from the Guest Experience Team will be walking through the Downtown Disney District to help explain the new health and safety measures. Along with other Downtown Disney District cast members, they will encourage everyone to follow these measures for the health and safety of all.
For a complete list of merchants, hours of operation and further details on the Downtown Disney District, please visit Disneyland.com/DTD.
Welcoming You Back to the Downtown Disney District
A variety of shopping and dining experiences will begin to reopen at the Downtown Disney District on July 9, 2020, including the World of Disney store.
We have implemented new health and safety measures based on guidance from health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and appropriate government agencies.
For Cast Members, Operating Participant employees and Guests, there are 6 key things to expect when visiting the Downtown Disney District:
Since many of these measures will be new, and may evolve, we want to be sure Guests, Cast Members and Operating Participant employees are aware of all these changes before they arrive.
Guest Parking and Entrances
During this initial reopening phase, Guests will be instructed to self-park in the Simba Parking Lot and make their way to the Downtown Disney District entrance adjacent to the Disneyland Hotel, near Earl of Sandwich. All other Guest parking locations will be closed. Parking at the Simba Parking Lot will be complimentary; however, this offering is temporary.
Rideshare drop-offs will occur on Harbor Boulevard Guest drop-off and pick-up location, or at the Downtown Disney District Guest drop-off and pick-up location on Downtown Drive.
Temperature and Security Screenings
All Guests are required to undergo temperature screenings prior to entering the Downtown Disney District.
Enhanced Cleanliness Procedures
We’ve increased cleaning procedures in high-traffic areas such as handrails, benches, tables, handles, restrooms and more. Additionally, the Downtown Disney District will reopen with hand sanitizer and hand-washing locations, and Guests are highly encouraged to use these while visiting. These locations are in addition to our existing Downtown Disney District restroom facilities.
All Guests ages 2 and older are required to bring and wear face coverings when visiting the Downtown Disney District.
All face coverings should:
Costume masks are not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn, in alignment with our existing rules.
Operational Changes for Physical Distancing
Managing the number of Guests visiting the Downtown Disney District has been a major consideration as we implement physical distancing guidelines based on guidance from health authorities and government officials. One of the ways to do that is to limit the number of Guests and Cast Members at any given time for each location.
Dining at the Downtown Disney District
Dining locations at the Downtown Disney District will begin to reopen in a way that incorporates our enhanced health and safety measures, including physical distancing, the use of appropriate face coverings by Operating Participant employees, Cast Members and Guests, increased cleaning procedures and limited-contact Guest services. Additionally, at this time, following state and county guidelines, no indoor seating will be permitted; all seating is outdoor patio only.
To promote physical distancing and touchless transactions, a number of changes are being made to our dining locations, including:
For some table service restaurants, Guests will be able to make advance dining reservations by booking online. Some dining locations may also use their own reservation system or virtual waitlist. Please check with each individual location to confirm their reservation process. Keep in mind, upon your arrival, all members of your party must be present before seating, and hosts must bring your entire party to the table at one time.
Updated Shopping Experiences
In merchandise locations throughout the Downtown Disney District, while Guests will continue to discover favorite Disney items and unique products for the entire family, some modifications to the shopping experience have been established to help us manage capacity and foster physical distancing.
What’s Open at the Downtown Disney District
The following shopping and dining locations at the Downtown Disney District are planned to reopen on July 9. Additional locations may reopen, but are not currently listed. Please contact the shop or restaurant you'd like to visit for more information—including hours of operation.
About These Measures
As part of these efforts, Guests may see other changes to our retail and dining offerings, as well as other experiences. Though it will be a bit different from the last time you visited, these new measures are designed to continue to offer a magical Disney experience.
To help guide you through these new measures, we will have Cast Members from our Guest Experience Team walking throughout the Downtown Disney District to help explain our new health and safety measures and answer any questions you may have. They, along with other Downtown Disney District Cast Members, will also be on hand to encourage everyone to follow these measures for the health and safety of us all.
We understand that these times are challenging, and we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate through this reopening process. Together, we can find new ways to have fun while being diligent to maintain proper physical distancing.
Lowest Room Rates Ever Offered During Peak Season at the Hotel Built for Kids!
CARLSBAD, Calif. (July 7, 2020) – Slumber parties, staycations and family fun await guests as the LEGOLAND® Hotel at LEGOLAND® California Resort officially reopens on July 17, 2020. With rooms as low as $169 a night, located just one mile from beautiful beaches, near Carlsbad Lagoon and Trails, the only hotel of its kind in California is ready to once again immerse guests into a creative world of LEGO®!
“LEGOLAND Hotel offers kids and families an experience unlike any other,” said General Manager Kurt Stocks. “As a father of young children, I understand the desire for families who want to get out of the house, relax at a pool and experience summer while staying safe together as a family.”
As guests and employees’ health and safety remain the top priority at LEGOLAND California Resort, guests will experience some differences at the Hotel including reduced capacity, cashless payments, social distancing practices and enhanced cleaning regimes. Face coverings will be required for all guests three years of age and up as well as all hotel staff members.
LEGOLAND Hotel is encouraging guests to book their reservations online where they can choose from five different room themes: Pirate, Adventure, Kingdom, LEGO® Friends and LEGO® NINJAGO. During their stay, kids and families can experience the more than 3,500 LEGO models featured throughout the Hotel, a treasure hunt to unlock the safe filled with LEGO treasure inside their rooms plus other amenities such as room service and cabana service around the pool.
The staff at LEGOLAND Hotel is eager to welcome back guests as LEGOLAND Park, LEGOLAND® Water Park and SEA LIFE® aquarium await county and state approval for the entire Resort’s proposed reopening. Guests are highly encouraged to visit the Resort’s website for further guest experience and visiting details. For more information, visit: www.legoland.com/california.