NOVEMBER EVENT LINEUP AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO
Jack Hanna Weekend: Nov. 3 – 4,
Craft Beer Festival: Weekends, Nov. 3 – 11,
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration: Select Days Starting Nov. 17
ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 16, 2018) – This November, the event lineup at SeaWorld Orlando offers something for everybody with three unique opportunities to add value to a visit to the park and events taking place every Saturday and Sunday.
Jack Hanna Weekend – Nov. 3 – 4
World-renowned animal expert “Jungle Jack” Hanna is back for another weekend of excitement and storytelling at SeaWorld Orlando on Nov. 3 and 4. The internationally-known conservationist, author, television personality and lifelong adventurer will share animal facts and his travel tales during captivating and interactive presentations at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. inside the Nautilus Theater.
In addition to shows included with park admission, SeaWorld will have several additional opportunities for guests to personally interact with Jack Hanna at the park including meet-and-greets, autograph signings and exclusive dining packages.
Craft Beer Festival – Nov. 3, 4, 10 and 11
Calling all beer connoisseurs, SeaWorld Orlando has a brand-new festival worth raising your glass over. The SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival will feature 100+ brews on draft at 18 locations around the park on from breweries across the state of Florida, plus a few domestic and international craft favorites.
Park guests can enjoy brews from local breweries such as Orlando Brewing Company, Crooked Can and Dead Lizard Brewing. In addition, the event will also feature a variety of beverages from Florida based craft breweries in Tampa, Gainesville, Jacksonville and St. Petersburg.
The festival will also feature 20+ unique food items designed to perfectly pair with the event brew selection. Enjoy unique renditions of some bar food staples as well as a few new concepts designed to complement the festival’s draft beer selection. Some festival exclusive items include:
Guests looking to taste their way around the Florida craft beer scene can take advantage of SeaWorld’s sampling packages designed for the most adventurous beer fans.
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration – Select Dates Starting Nov. 17
SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration is where holiday traditions are made, with delicious food, stunning live shows, delightful holiday shopping and joyous entertainment. SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration brings together family fun and holiday traditions on select nights, November 17 – December 31, 2018 and is included with park admission.
Best Way to Play
The best way to experience SeaWorld’s all-new Craft Beer Festival, Jack Hanna Weekend and SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is with a NEW SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass. For a limited time, Florida residents can become a Pass Member for as low as $9.99 per month.
For more information, park hours, and to purchase tickets and passes, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com. Events and times are subject to change. Follow SeaWorld Orlando on Facebook, Instagram and the SeaWorld Orlando Blog for the latest park updates and information.
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About Jack Hanna
Jack Hanna’s hands-on approach has won him widespread acclaim as conservationist, author, television personality, and Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and The Wilds. Jack took his infectious energy to the airwaves by creating the Emmy Award winning Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and a show on ABC, Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown. During his travels, Jack shares with millions of viewers his insights into the protection and conservation of some of our planet’s most precious and endangered species.
CHRISTMAS COMES TO LIFE AT DOLLY PARTON’S STAMPEDE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018) – Experience the spirit of Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction this holiday season. Debuting Oct. 31 and running through January 5, 2019, families can create new traditions at “The Most Fun Place to Eat in the Smokies.” With a full-scale living Nativity, four-course feast, and an arena full of the merriest sights and sounds, every guest will leave jollier than Old Saint Nick.
“Christmas is a very special time of year at Dolly Parton’s Stampede,” said David Swangel, General Manager of Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge. “While our thrilling high-spirited adventure provides fun for our guests, we also celebrate the meaning of Christmas thanks to a full-scale, living Nativity. Families always take the time to let us know this show has become a treasured part of their yearly traditions.”
To celebrate the reason for this holiday season, guests will watch a special re-enactment of Jesus’ birth with Mary, Joseph, three wise men, and a living Nativity with camels, donkeys, and sheep. This touching scene reflects on the importance of Christmas.
Taking a whimsical turn, The Sugar Plum Fairy brings a number of toys to life for a magical celebration in “Toys Come to Life.” Including stunning aerial displays set to the unforgettable music of The Nutcracker, families can watch in awe as their childhood fantasies come to life.
Stampede’s 32 magnificent horses, not to be confused Santa’s reindeer, will race one another in exciting competitions as audience members cheer their respective sides of the North Pole and South Pole to victory. And after the arena is transformed into a winter wonderland of glistening snow, Old Saint Nick arrives by sleigh to complete the festivities.
The entire holiday experience is enhanced by the state-of-the-art, LED wall in the show’s 35,000-square-foot arena, which seamlessly complements the exciting action with stunning holiday scenery. Guests will feel as if they have been instantly transported deep in to the natural beauty of Christmas from the foothills surrounding the Great Smoky Mountains and to the clear skies above Bethlehem on the night of Jesus’ birth.
Adding to the lineup, Christmas dinner includes Stampede’s signature four-course feast consisting of Stampede’s original creamy vegetable soup, homemade buttery biscuit, a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbequed pork loin, buttery corn on the cob, herb-basted potato, Stampede’s own specialty dessert and unlimited tea, coffee or Coca-Cola products. Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available upon request.
Guests are invited to start their fun-filled evening in the Saloon with side-splitting holiday comedy and Christmas classics with a twist by Mountain Ruckus, Stampede’s house band. The band performs one hour prior to show time. Show times and reservations are available by calling 1-800-356-1676 or visiting www.dpstampede.com.
About World Choice Investments: Founded in 1988, World Choice Investments, LLC, doing business as Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show and Celebration Dinner Show, operates dinner attraction venues for family fun and adventure in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, Branson, Missouri and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our shows feature special effects, musical productions, live animals and a four-course family feast.
Universal Orlando Resort has officially launched Mobile Express Pick Up, a new in-park food ordering service that allows guests to place and purchase food and drink orders from their mobile device via The Official Universal Orlando Resort App.
Mobile Express Pick Up is now available at select dining locations in Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
This new feature helps guests save time and order food wherever they may be in the park – including when waiting to ride an attraction. For more information about this new feature, check out the Universal Orlando Blog.
Six Flags Great Adventure to Host Ninth-Annual ‘Grape Adventure’ Wine and Food Festival Nov. 3 & 4
Join Six Flags Great Adventure for the region’s most unique wine festival that has a “wild” twist. Six Flags Grape Adventure offers a memorable experience to sample local wines, snack on delectable eats, shop and enjoy entertainment partnered with a special V.I.P. safari experience including giraffe feeding Nov. 3 and 4, 2018.
The wine and food festival features 17 New Jersey vineyards with more than 150 locally-produced wines for sampling, an array of dishes from 18 specialty food stations, and handcrafted gifts from 25 local artisans. Guests can purchase an upgraded safari package which includes a private tour of the 350-acre safari, wine tasting with a view of the African Plains animals including giraffes, zebras, gnu and more while relishing in the scenery surrounding Camp Aventura. A remarkable, face-to-face giraffe feeding experience is available for an additional charge.
The ninth-annual event follows the end of Fright Fest 2018. As an added feature, the safari package includes admission to the theme park to enjoy all of its thrilling rides and attractions. The safari will not be open to the general public.
Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Boulevard., Jackson, NJ 08527
Enter via main park entrance on Rt. 537 West. Wine festival parking is free.
Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4, from 11:30 am to 5 pm
Safari Package (includes tours, tastings, and theme park attractions) available from 10:30 am to 3 pm
Festival Pricing (includes free parking):
One-Day Event Admission: $21.99
One-Day Event Admission with Safari Package: $42.99
Season Pass Holder Admission: $17.99
Season Pass Holder Admission with Safari Package: $32.99
Daytime "Lights On" Experience of Stranger Things Maze at Universal Studios Hollywood from October 29th to November 2nd
Universal Studios Hollywood Invites Guests to Enter the Upside Down for a Daytime “Lights On” Experience of the “Stranger Things” Maze to See How the Popular TV Series Authentically Comes to Life Nightly at “Halloween Horror Nights”
Exclusive Self-Guided Tour Runs Daily from October 29 – November 2
Due to Popular Demand, “Halloween Horror Nights” Extends to Sunday, November 4
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Click Here for a Preview of the Terrifying Upside Down That Awaits
Universal City, CA, October 23, 2018 – For the first time, Universal Studios Hollywood offers guests a “lights on” walk-through experience of the all-new “Stranger Things” maze during the day, providing an authentic, behind-the-scenes look at how the Upside Down comes to life at “Halloween Horror Nights” from Monday, October 29 through Friday, November 2. The self-guided tour of the movie-quality sets featured in the “Stranger Things” maze is included in the price of daytime admission to the theme park.
“Halloween Horror Nights” continues select nights now through Sunday, November 4, adding one more terrifying night due to popular demand.
Working collaboratively with Netflix, along with the creators and executive producer of the blockbuster series—Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer and Shawn Levy, the maze is an authentic representation of “Stranger Things,” designed to transport guests into artfully recreated scenes and storylines in season one. From the menacing Hawkins National Laboratory, under the U.S. Department of Energy, to the Byers home adorned with an erratic display of flashing Christmas lights and the eerie Upside Down woods oozing a shower of floating orb-like spores, guests will discover how the chilling new maze offers surprising twists and unexpected turns around every corner – in the light of day.
Each night at “Halloween Horror Nights,” the parallel universe, referred to as the Upside Down, that terrorized the small town of Hawkins, Indiana in “Stranger Things,” brings the chittering, predatory Demogorgon to stalk unwitting guests as they encounter iconic scenes, characters and environments from the mesmerizing season one of the critically-acclaimed series.
Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film. Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season, while the streets of each park’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones with menacing scare-actors lunging from every darkened corner.
For the first time ever, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Singapore are partnering with Netflix to bring “Stranger Things” to life at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” events. For more information and to purchase tickets for “Halloween Horror Nights,” visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.
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 CityWalk entertainment, 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.