For the first time ever, Pass Members can earn their way to an extra-special Passport to Thrills VIP event and early ride preview for Emperor, just by visiting in 2021
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (September 29, 2021) – SeaWorld San Diego is launching another incredible year for Pass Members with the BEST VALUE for guests which includes amazing benefits ranging from no blockout dates, up to six free guest tickets and access to a NEW exclusive event. Additional benefits include FREE parking, special savings on merchandise, food and beverage options, ride quick queue and behind-the-scenes animal tours among other perks. Passes start at an affordable $11.00 a month. Fans who want to double the fun can purchase a two-park pass with unlimited visits to SeaWorld San Diego and the highly anticipated Sesame Place San Diego, the only theme park on the West Coast based entirely on the award-winning show Sesame Street® set to open in March 2022, for less than an additional $5/month. For a full overview of the Annual Pass options visit seaworld.com/san-diego/annual-pass.
Events All Year Long:
Pass Members have the opportunity to experience the park’s many annual events and festivals that are included with an Annual Pass. SeaWorld’s 2022 line-up features the return of award-winning events like Inside Look, Electric Ocean, Halloween Spooktacular and Christmas Celebration, as well as events focused on delicious food like the Seven Seas Food Festival and others that offer a large variety of drink options like the Craft Beer Festival. For a full line up of seasonal events visit seaworld.com/san-diego/events.
NEW Amazing Monthly Offers:
SeaWorld expresses appreciation and love for our Annual Pass Members with year-round extra rewards offered every month. Annual Pass membership offers special monthly discounts, offers and rewards throughout the year like extra samples during the Craft Beer Festival, exclusive holiday show times, and discounts on SeaWorld’s separately ticketed Howl-O-Scream event. Learn more about the amazing offers for Pass Members at https:// seaworld.com/san-diego/annual-pass/monthly-offers.
NEW Passport to Thrills:
Pass Members will enjoy dedicated ride times on Emperor before it opens to all guests in March 2022. As an additional bonus, Pass Members will have the opportunity to experience Emperor as a VIP at a premier new event: The Passport to Thrills Celebration! This special event will feature exclusive ride times, special entertainment, refreshments, and more. In order to attend this celebration, Pass Members must visit SeaWorld San Diego a minimum of three times between September 17 and December 31, 2021. Details and enrollment are located at seaworld.com/san-diego/annual-pass/passport-to-thrills.
“We have so much to look forward to in the immediate and near future. Big things are happening at our park and there has never been a better time to be a SeaWorld San Diego Annual Pass Member,” said John Dunlap, SeaWorld San Diego Park President. “Our Pass Members are loving the recent events we’ve hosted the past few months including Namaste by the Bay where they enjoyed a yoga class along the beautiful San Diego bayfront and Rosé by the Bay, an afternoon of refreshing drinks for our most loyal fans. We’ll continue to add popular events for our members so they know how much we value their support for our park. The new Passport to Thrills is just another way we can show our gratitude by providing these guests with a VIP experience to be the first to ride the all-new Emperor before it opens to the general public.”
Recent Pass Member Exclusive Events have benefited the SeaWorld Conservation Fund, created to raise support for a wide range of conservation projects that are making a difference in the world. From saving sea turtle nests along the coasts of Central America to cleaning up beaches in North America, 100% of the funds raised goes towards organizations dedicated to research, education and animal rescue and rehabilitation.
For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldSanDiego.com. All ticket purchases help to fund wildlife rescue and rehabilitation efforts, habitat protections, and ocean health initiatives. Follow SeaWorld San Diego on Facebook and Instagram for the latest park updates and information.
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 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 39,000 animals in need over the last 55 years. 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 55-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.
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD EXPANSION
WORLD’S FIRST DONKEY KONG THEMED AREA SET TO OPEN IN 2024
OSAKA (September 28, 2021) – Since its opening, SUPER NINTENDO WORLD at Universal Studios Japan has gained worldwide attention from fans and guests who continue to level up with excitement while experiencing the land’s rides, interactive themed entertainment and game play featuring iconic Nintendo characters.
To further immerse guests into Nintendo’s well-known series of games, Universal Studios Japan will expand the land to include a new area themed after Donkey Kong. The new area will bring to life the world of one of Nintendo’s most beloved games and feature a roller coaster, interactive experiences, themed merchandise and food – and all the fun and excitement of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD. Guests will feel like they are playing inside the world of Donkey Kong as they take a walk on the wild side through the lush jungles where Donkey Kong and his friends live. The new area is set to open in 2024.
Nintendo’s Donkey Kong franchise started with an arcade game in 1981 and quickly captured the hearts of fans around the world. Since then, the Donkey Kong game series has continually delivered more games on Nintendo video game systems, such as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Wii, and Nintendo Switch. The series has sold over 65 million units (as of March 2021) worldwide to generations of fans.
The Universal creative team and the Nintendo creative team — including Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Super Mario — will bring the new Donkey Kong themed area to life. The area will be a gamechanger that combines the innovative technology and globally popular approach to theme park entertainment of Universal with the creativity of Nintendo. With the addition of the Donkey Kong area, SUPER NINTENDO WORLD at Universal Studios Japan will increase in size by approximately 70%.
J.L. Bonnier, President & CEO, Universal Studios Japan
“SUPER NINTENDO WORLD creates a whole new level of theme park entertainment and has quickly become an exciting, must-do experience for our guests. We are thrilled to continue working with Nintendo as we fulfill our vision to bring their characters and stories to life. Our new Donkey Kong themed area will bring even more excitement and fun to the SUPER NINTENDO WORLD experience.”
Shigeru Miyamoto, Representative Director, Fellow of Nintendo
“I am very happy to be able to make the world of Donkey Kong a reality following the world of Mario. I am looking forward to creating a thrilling Donkey Kong experience with the amazing team at Universal. It will take some time until it is completed, but it will be a unique area for not only people who are familiar with Donkey Kong games, but for all guests.”
About Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan is wholly owned by Comcast NBCUniversal. Universal Studios Japan located in Osaka, Japan, has succeeded in establishing its position as a prominent entertainment and leisure landmark drawing many guests from distant areas in Japan as well as overseas. "Bringing You the Best of the World" – a theme park where its guests can have the world’s best experiences and create the world’s best memories, Universal Studios Japan offers world-class entertainment such as authentic attractions and shows, based not only on Hollywood blockbusters but also popular entertainment brands, and a variety of seasonal events entertaining its guests to the fullest. Universal Studios Japan has continued to evolve since its opening and has recently accelerated its growth with the launch of world-class entertainment experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Flying Dinosaur, Minion Park and SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, a new area where you can enjoy entertainment based on world-renowned Nintendo characters and their worlds.
The health and safety of guests and team members will always be top priority at Universal Studios Japan. USJ has continuously engaged with the industry and various associations to establish and update the “Novel Coronavirus Spread Prevention Guidelines for Theme Parks and Amusement Parks.” Please check the official website (https://www.usj.co.jp/web/ja/jp/service-guide/safety) for details.
"The Black Flame Candle Has Been Lit!
Come, little children, ... big children, and adults to Hocus Pocus Halloween Movie Night at Heritage Museum of Orange County on Saturday, October 23, 2021.
Before the movie begins, run "amuck, amuck, amuck" and enjoy trick-or-treating, themed photo ops, a costume contest, and trivia. Then find your spot, enjoy your picnic, and watch the Disney Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus” under the stars surrounded by the beautiful Victorian buildings of Heritage Museum of Orange County.
Free parking is included with your ticket.
All ages are welcome. All guests three and older will require an individual ticket. Children two and under are free. Well-trained dogs are welcome at no additional cost. All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Sorry cat lovers, Binx is the only cat allowed at this event.
It's just a bunch of hocus pocus!"
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time: 7 pm - 10 pm
Location: Heritage Museum of Orange County 3101 W Harvard St, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Title: Hocus Pocus Halloween Movie Night at Heritage Museum of Orange County
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hocus-pocus-halloween-movie-night-at-heritage-museum-of-orange-county-tickets-166677241115
The Scare Returns – Six Flags Fright Fest® Presented by SNICKERS® – The Biggest, Most Terrifying Halloween Celebration on the Planet is Baaack
It’s Chills by Day and Fright by Night at the Northern California Tradition
VALLEJO, Calif. — September 25, 2021 — Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, The Thrill Capital of Northern California, today is welcoming guests back to Northern California’s largest annual Halloween event, Six Flags Fright Fest®. Now through October 31, visitors to Six Flags Fright Fest will find the return of six haunted houses; spooktacular Halloween-themed animal shows, live entertainment throughout the park; creepy scareactors prowling the midways; and thrilling, monster rides…in the dark.
The health and safety of guests, team members, and animals continues to be a top priority of Six Flags. Reservations must be made in advance and a curfew for entry into the park is in place each evening. Per City of Vallejo mandates, masks may be required for all indoor locations, regardless of vaccination status. Up-to-date information can be found on the park’s website: sixflags.com/discoverykingdom
“We are incredibly excited to bring back Fright Fest for our guests,” said Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Park President Janine Durette. “Six Flags is about creating fun and thrilling memories for all and Fright Fest brings back the exceptional scares and quality entertainment to celebrate the Halloween season safely in Northern California.”
Fright Fest offers Thrills by Day and Fright by Night. By day, little ghosts and goblins can enjoy Trick-or-Treat trails, themed animal presentations, and pictures with the Looney Tunes characters.
By night, park midways transform into fog-filled mazes of sinister sights and sounds. Scarier-than-life theming and innovative special effects combine to create movie-like haunted attractions. Fright Fest is so scary it is NOT recommended for children 12 and under after 6 p.m.
SNICKERS® returns as the presenting sponsor of Fright Fest bringing scary haunted houses, Trick-or-Treat trails, and the annual Very Important Zombie Sweepstakes to guests across the nation.
For a limited time only, guests can also enjoy special Fright Fest food and beverage offerings like the Funnel Scream Cake featuring SNICKERS®, a Fright Fest favorite, the new Frightening Fanta® Fizz drink made with Fanta® Orange, candy corn syrup, whipped cream and sprinkles, available in a limited-edition souvenir cup, and Churro Fries, topped with Fright Night Sprinkles and more, inspired by Halloween Wars on Food Network.
Six Flags, Coca-Cola®, and Fanta® have teamed up to deliver four innovative augmented reality experiences to park guests this year. Each of the featured experiences will reveal a hidden “scare” within the Fright Fest-inspired AR scenes that allow users to create spine-shivering, sharable content. These web-based AR experiences will be available by visiting sixflags.com/scream or scanning onsite QR codes, Six Flags drink bottles, or the Fright Fest logo. Guests can also visit the Fanta® photobooth experience inside the parks, which puts users into the middle of a zombie attack.
Six Flags parks are on the hunt for more ghouls and zombies to help scare up some fun. Interested candidates should apply online before attending an audition at www.sixflagsjobs.com or text SCARE to 220MONSTER. Seasonal team members who work through October 31, 2021, can earn up to an additional $500-$1,000 or more with a 10% bonus for wages earned from July through September and a 15% bonus for wages earned in October.
To receive the bonus, employees must be hired by October 11, 2021, and continuously employed through October 31, 2021, without prior notice of an intention to resign. Offer applies only to U.S., non-union, seasonal positions. Bonus shall be paid on total straight-time and overtime wages earned during the applicable bonus period. Further details are contained in the Six Flags Seasonal Retention Bonus program document.
About Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, the Thrill Capital of Northern California, is home to more than 60 rides, shows, and animal attractions, including 10 world-class roller coasters like Medusa and Batman: The Ride. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is the premier destination for year-round thrilling, family fun.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 27 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For nearly 60 years, Six Flags has entertained hundreds of millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling waterparks and unique attractions.
Six Flags is committed to creating an inclusive environment that fully embraces the diversity of our team members and guests. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com
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(September 21, 2021 - Turkey) - Polin Waterparks is pushing waterslide technology to the next level with its latest innovation. Its new attraction is the world's first fully transparent composite Looping Rocket Waterslide, which is expected to have a dynamic impact on the industry.
Polin Waterparks installed the first version of this new waterslide at Candyland Waterpark at the Vogue Hotel in Bodrum, Turkey, in July 2020, and positive guest feedback continues to rocket skyward, just like the ride itself. This is because, on its own, the Looping Rocket is already a high-adrenaline ride that gets guests’ hearts pumping due to its ultrahigh, heart-stopping drop. But with its new availability as a fully transparent slide, the Looping Rocket increases guests’ adrenaline even more as they zoom through the dark.
Guests already associate waterslides with some of the most fun places to cool off during hot daytime hours. Now, guests have a reason to stick around for more fun after the sun goes down. With its pulsing, phosphorescent glow, the Looping Rocket becomes an exciting nighttime attraction for both riders and those watching — even those driving by who can see it shimmering as they pass by. For parks wanting to enhance the guest experience further, they can add a variety of enhancements to the slide, transforming their venues on an even greater scale and creating a true night to remember for their clientele.
Polin Waterparks is recognized as an official R&D center and a pioneer in the field of innovative advancement and application of closed-molded manufacturing technology in waterslide development. With new developments such as its Glossy Looping Rocket, Polin continues to focus on innovation in composite-manufacturing technologies.
The core of Polin's R&D strategy is its concentration on financial, customer, and process perspectives with particular emphasis on learning, dissemination, and innovation. Polin proved its dedication to these aspects of R&D when the company pioneered the advancement and application of light resin transfer molding (LRTM) in waterslide manufacturing. In 2006, it converted 100 percent of its fiberglass production to LRTM, a first in the aquatic-attractions industry.
This development raised the bar for all other waterpark slide manufacturers. Since then, Polin has regularly introduced ever-greater innovations, including the development of special lighting effects, patterned and transparent composites, sound-integrated components, wooden and metallic finishes, three-dimensional waterslides, and unique slide designs.
As a result of Polin's dedication to innovation, the company has now introduced the industry to its first fully transparent composite waterslide, satisfying the need for a better-quality, higher-functioning, and price-advantaged solution compared to the transparent acrylic components that are typical to waterslides from other companies.
Features of Glassy
• Premium quality
• Functional, price-advantaged solution compared to transparent acrylic components
• High-tech composite raw materials
• Special high-strength resin
• Specialty fiberglass
• Mechanically as strong as traditional production technologies
• Flawless durability against UV and pool chemicals.