Six Flags Great Adventure to Host Veterans Day Weekend ‘Salute the Troops’ Event
Join Six Flags Great Adventure for an all-new Salute the Troops event this Veterans Day weekend. The World’s Ultimate Thrill Park offers complimentary theme park admission to active and retired military for a weekend packed with music, dancing, food, beer and fireworks Nov. 10 and 11.
The Salute the Troops event kicks off with the national anthem and American flag flyover, followed by live country music along the Lakefront. Saturday’s performances include Celeste Kellogg and Bucky Covington while Sunday’s entertainment is provided by Matt Williams and Craig Wayne Boyce. Afternoon line dancing lessons presented by JerseyShoreCountry.com segue into an impressive fireworks display each evening. All festivities are included with theme park admission, Season Pass or active Membership. Specialty food items and beer are available for purchase throughout.
Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Boulevard., Jackson, NJ 08527
Active and retired military receive free theme park admission with valid military ID. Friends and family can purchase discounted tickets for $20.18 + tax each.
Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, from 2 to 7 pm each day
For operating hours and more information on upcoming events like Holiday in the Park, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.
TIME TO LIGHT SEAWORLD CHRISTMAS TREE: On Thursday evening, Nov. 15, a heartwarming tradition will continue at SeaWorld with the ceremonial lighting of the park’s 40-foot Happiest Christmas Tree. This year, SeaWorld San Diego is proud to host families from Solutions for Change, a San Diego non-profit organization that seeks to solve family homelessness, one family and one community at a time. In addition to the tree lighting, the families will enjoy dinner and dessert at SeaWorld, a meet-and-greet with Rudolph and friends, a chance to meet Santa, and a performance of SeaWorld’s live nativity, O Wondrous Night. In addition, SeaWorld will grant the families tickets to come back to the park sometime during the holiday season to enjoy the rest of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.
SEAWORLD’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration returns Nov. 17, 2018 and runs through Jan. 6, 2019, with everything from sea lions to Santa! Clyde & Seamore’s Christmas Special stars SeaWorld’s beloved California sea lions, joined by their co-host, O.P. Otter, for a spoof of nighttime holiday TV shows; back this year is O Wondrous Night The Greatest Story Never Told, which tells the Christmas story from a different point of view: through the eyes of animals, in a live nativity musical featuring storytelling puppets and live animals. Plus, SeaWorld San Diego is the only theme park on the West Coast where people can meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, who returns this holiday season in Rudolph’s Christmastown, and, new for 2018, the loveable reindeer can be seen in Rudolph’s Movie Experience, complete with special effects including snowfall and the aroma of hot chocolate. Park guests can also cozy up at Santa’s Christmas Village for storytime with Mrs. Claus, pictures with Santa and merry moments with Santa’s elves. Playful dolphins celebrate the holidays tropical style in Dolphin Island Christmas, and the entire park is decked out with hundreds of Christmas trees, 5,000 feet of garland and more than a million holiday lights, including SeaWorld’s 320-foot Skytower Tree of Lights, Southern California’s largest Christmas tree. Also new this season is the Three Kings Procession, performed Jan. 1-6 only. For more information visit: www.SeaWorldSanDiego.com.
GIVE THE GIFT OF SEAWORLD WITH NEW ANNUAL PASS OPTIONS: SeaWorld continues to be the San Diego value leader with its new annual Passes. For as low as $7.99 a month for a Bronze Pass, the best price of the year, guests will receive 12 months admission, exclusive events and giveaways, and savings on parking. The monthly installment for this new annual Pass is the lowest in recent history, allowing guests to have fun and meaningful experiences at the park, at a value price that is extremely affordable. The introduction of the new tiered annual Pass program provides increasing levels of value, as much as $580, as well as flexibility, making SeaWorld the place to visit over and over again in 2019. For more information visit: www.SeaWorldSanDiego.com.
WALRUS AWARENESS WEEK COMING UP: SeaWorld is proud to participate in Walrus Awareness Week Dec. 2-8, 2018. Along with participating zoological parks across the country, SeaWorld will celebrate the species with special presentations that bring awareness to some of the challenges they face in the wild, including that they are becoming more separated from their food sources located on the continental shelf, due to loss of sea ice. SeaWorld’s walrus experts will educate guests about walruses, including tips on what all of us can do to help. SeaWorld’s Wild Arctic walrus habitat is home to three walruses: two males named Mitik and Dozer and a female named Chouchou (pronounced SHOO-shoo). Fun fact: Despite tipping the scale at more than 3,500 pounds, walruses are really fast swimmers. For more information www.SeaWorldSanDiego.com.
HOLIDAY IN THE PARK® Shines Bigger and Brighter This Year at Six Flags Magic Mountain
Two New Themed Areas and Taste of the Holidays Food Festival Added as the
“Thrill Capital of the World” Transforms into a Winter Wonderland for the Holidays
LOS ANGLES, Calif. — November 6, 2018 — Six Flags Magic Mountain, the “Thrill Capital of the World,” lights up the season even brighter this year during its annual holiday extravaganza, Holiday in the Park. With more than two million lights and seven uniquely themed areas — including two new holiday sections, Merry Lane and Santa’s Cottage — the park will transform into a spectacularly-lit winter wonderland for guests to enjoy this holiday season. The event will run for 29 nights - beginning daily November 17 through 25, weekends only through December 9, and daily December 15 through 30. Holiday in the Park begins each day at 5 p.m., signaled by the first falling snow of the evening.
In addition to the new themed areas, Six Flags Magic Mountain is also presenting a brand new holiday themed food festival, Taste of the Holidays, December 15-30. Featuring holiday-inspired traditional culinary delights in mouthwatering, non-traditional ways, guests will find a large variety of specialty holiday foods from delicious main courses to mouth-watering desserts.
“We are thrilled to host this magical, annual holiday event for all to enjoy," said Park President Neal Thurman. "Now in its fifth year, Holiday in the Park offers unique Six Flags holiday traditions our guests have come to love, and for 2018 we are adding two new holiday themed areas and entertainment they will treasure for years to come. With well over two million lights, snowfall around the park, new and exciting holiday entertainment, and many delicious one-of-a-kind seasonal treats, including our new Taste of the Holidays Food Festival, we are proud to present our biggest winter spectacular yet!”
Park guests will experience seven innovative, immersive and one-of-a-kind Holiday in the Park themed areas, including:
Holiday in the Park features thrilling memories for guests of all ages. From photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, to delicious hot chocolate and peppermint fudge, and viewing an enhanced light show with specially made 3-D glasses, this is the must-do, must-see, must-experience event of the season.
Enjoy unlimited visits to Six Flags with a Season Pass or Membership. Season Passes are available for purchase at the ticket booths and at sixflags.com, and are valid now through December 31, 2019 with no blackout dates. Park admission to special events like Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park is included. Plus, Passholders receive perks like free and discounted tickets for friends and in-Park discounts.
Get more Six Flags with a Membership. Gold Plus, Platinum, Diamond and Diamond Elite levels are available featuring all the perks of a Season Pass plus other benefits including admission to all Six Flags branded theme and waterparks, preferred parking and much, much more! Visit the Membership Sales Center or go online to sixflags.com for more info and to sign up today.
Passholders are also eligible to purchase the exclusive All Season Dining Pass, the Flash Pass, and Picture Pass.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with $1.4 billion in revenue and 25 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 57 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
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SEAWORLD’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION HAS SO MUCH TO ‘SEA’ AND DO
From sea lions to Santa Claus, there’s something for everyone
at San Diego’s premier Christmas event
SAN DIEGO (Nov. 1, 2018) – Laughter rings out at Sea Lion and Otter Amphitheater as California sea lions Clyde and Seamore put on their own hilarious holiday TV special; playful dolphins jump and splash, celebrating the season with a tropical twist in the Dolphin Island Christmas show; the Christmas story is told from a new point of view, through the eyes of the animals, in SeaWorld’s live nativity musical performed under the stars; families gather to share nostalgic moments with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his friends; more than a million holiday lights shine brightly at SeaWorld, including the park’s iconic 320-foot Skytower Tree of Lights at the center of it all; and the big guy himself listens carefully to the Christmas wishes of little ones at Santa’s Christmas Village. New for 2018 is Rudolph’s Movie Experience performed daily and special performances of the 3 Kings Procession (Jan. 1–6 only).
From sea lions to Santa Claus, there’s something for everyone at San Diego’s premier Christmas event, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration! Plus, SeaWorld visitors can enjoy all the year-round shows, ride and attractions the marine park is famous for, including the Penguin Encounter, Otter Outlook, Dolphin Point, Orca Encounter, Electric Eel, Manta and more. SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, kicking off Nov. 17, 2018 and running through Jan. 6, 2019, is truly where the season meets the sea.
CHECK OUT WHAT’S NEW FOR 2018!
RUDOLPH’S MOVIE EXPERIENCE: Complete with special effects including the aroma of delicious hot chocolate and the gentle falling of snow, Rudolph’s Movie Experience will be presented daily in the park’s Mission Bay Theater. Speaking of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the most famous reindeer of all returns this year to SeaWorld San Diego, the only theme park on the West Coast where people can meet this lovable character that has charmed generations for more than 50 years. Rudolph’s Christmastown has something for everyone, including photo opportunities with Rudolph and his friends Clarice, Bumble and Yukon Cornelius. Plus, guests can sing along during the nightly tree-lighting ceremony of the 40-foot Happiest Christmas Tree.
THREE KINGS PROCESSION: SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration continues long after Dec. 25, with special performances of the Three Kings Procession, Jan. 1-6 only.
ELMO’S CHRISTMAS: Elmo and friends celebrate the season with Elmo’s Christmas, a dance party every day at 3 p.m. on the Furry Photos stage at Sesame Street Bay of Play.
SEAWORLD’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION 2018:
SeaWorld brings the moving story of the Nativity and the meaning of Christmas to life through song and celebration at the live holiday musical, O Wondrous Night, The Greatest Story Never Told. The spectacular stage show, performed under the stars nightly at the park’s Nautilus Amphitheater, tells the Christmas story from a new point of view: through the eyes of the animals. This breathtaking musical features more than 30 carols, beautiful storytelling puppets and live majestic animals, including camels, a donkey, llamas, sheep and doves.
In Clyde & Seamore’s Christmas Special, SeaWorld’s beloved California sea lions and their mischievous co-host, OP Otter, are together again to create a family favorite show filled with laugh-out-loud holiday cheer in this spoof of a nighttime TV Christmas special.
SeaWorld’s playful dolphins celebrate the holidays with a tropical twist, performing amazing athletic feats set to island music, in Dolphin Island Christmas.
Friends and family can cozy up and enjoy classic holiday traditions at Santa’s Christmas Village presented by Coca Cola. Using a new texting service, parents can check in for a reservation that will hold their child’s spot in line to meet Santa, so that the family can explore the Village, including “Merry Moments” with Santa’s friendly elves, story time with Mrs. Claus and delectable culinary creations.
When it comes to lights and decor, SeaWorld goes all out, with hundreds of Christmas trees, 5,000 feet of garland and more than a million holiday lights, including the park’s iconic 320-foot Skytower Tree of Lights, the largest Christmas tree in Southern California. SeaWorld’s premier family roller coaster, Manta, transforms into a Christmas thrill ride with the newly re-imagined Merry Manta. Dynamic lighting and energetic Christmas music create three different shows in the ride’s launch tunnel. Riders will twist and turn through a sea of glowing Christmas trees while the cool holiday air rushes by. Merry Manta is sure to add some thrill to the holiday season. Animal habitats such as the Penguin Encounter get a splash of holiday spirit with specialty-themed décor inside. And outside Nautilus Amphitheater, guests will find the Cat’s Christmas Parlor, where the feline stars of Pets Rule! hang out in their own holiday-themed house.
SeaWorld has a variety of admission ticket offers that provide tremendous value perfect for both local residents and tourists, including the new tiered Pass lineup, which starts as low as $7.99 a month. With an Annual Pass in hand, visitors can enjoy all of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration and the exciting lineup of seasonal events in 2019.
SeaWorld is open year-round including holidays. The marine park is located on SeaWorld Drive, off of I-5 in San Diego. Admission is $91.99 for ages 10 and older; $86.99 for ages 3–9. A visit to SeaWorld helps support animal rescue programs. Seeing animals at SeaWorld supports saving them in the wild. For more information, visit www.SeaWorldSanDiego.com or call (619) 222-4SEA.
SeaWorld San Diego is one of the most popular marine parks in the world and is a global leader in marine animal care and welfare, education, conservation, research and rescue. Through exciting and educational attractions, shows and exhibits, SeaWorld creates fun and meaningful experiences—experiences that matter—where guests can explore, become inspired to care about animals and wild wonders of the world and to act to help protect them. SeaWorld San Diego, which opened in March of 1964, is one of 12 parks operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.
LEGOLAND® CALIFORNIA CELEBRATES 20th BIRTHDAY
BY GIVING KIDS THE GIFT OF FREE ADMISSION
ON THEIR BIRTHDAYS IN 2019!
New Attractions, Events, Entertainment and Special Surprise Exclusive to the
Resort Highlight the Birthday Fun!
CARLSBAD, Calif. (Nov. 01, 2018)– The theme park that’s built for kids is giving children 12 and under a free admission on their birthday in celebration of LEGOLAND California’s 20th birthday! Confetti, balloons, streamers and a massive LEGO® cake, standing seven- feet tall and created out of more than 51 thousand LEGO® bricks, were some of the party decorations used by LEGOLAND®California Resort to kick off its yearlong party. After sharing the success of 2018 with the openings of LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel and LEGO® City Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride, General Manager Peter Ronchetti took a look back at the Resort’s achievements through the years before the five things to celebrate 2019 were announced.
“Having a chance to reflect on the last 20 years ahead of next year’s birthday celebration, it’s incredible to think about all we’ve accomplished during that time and the amount of kids we positively impacted through their experiences at the Resort,” said Ronchetti. “I’m excited to see what new adventures we take our guests on in the future as there are no creative boundaries holding us back in the LEGO® universe.”
Interactive rides such as the new LEGO® City Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride and the fan favorite LEGOLAND® Water Park, featuring the newest ride Riptide Racers, are two areas adding inspiration for the yearlong birthday celebration as LEGOLAND® California turns 20 years young! Since opening in 1999 with 12 rides and Miniland U.S.A., the Resort has grown into a multi-day destination offering more than 60 rides, shows and attractions with SEA LIFE® aquarium, LEGOLAND® Water Park, LEGOLAND® Hotel and the new LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel.
Next year’s festivities start with The LEGO® Movie™ Days on February 16-17 and 23-24, as everyone’s favorite LEGO® heroes of Bricksburg return to LEGOLAND California in celebration of The LEGO® Movie™ 2: The Second Part feature film!The LEGO® Movie Days are filled with fun activities for guests to enjoy including photo opportunities with the movie’s famous cast of costume characters, a themed scavenger hunt and a LEGO build activity inspired by the blockbuster film. Plus…an exclusive attraction that will be coming to LEGOLAND California next year in conjunction with the movie opening in February – more details to come!
Just in time for spring break, minifigures and maximum adventure will come to life in the world of LEGO® City with “LEGO® City 4D- Officer in Pursuit”, a new 4D film debuting at LEGOLAND California’s LEGO Showplace Theater. The new short will combine dazzling 3D computer animation with 4D real-world effects in the Park’s latest quest to save the city. The movie is exclusive to LEGOLAND Parks and features tons of action and laugh out loud moments that will appeal to everyone.
LEGOLAND has a treat for its youngest guests as the Resort recreates the popular DUPLO® Playtown, adds a new LEGOLAND Express train and reopens in the most scenic area of the Park. In this new location, kids will be able slide, hide, and ride throughout the interactive play area and board the new mini-locomotive for a fun-filled ride, giving more options to families with toddlers who are making their first visit to the theme park.
There’s even more to celebrate in 2019 with an all new LEGO® Friends Live Show and Character Dance Party at the new Miniland Stage. Guests will be invited to sing along to new songs, learn new dance moves plus interact with some old friends who will be there to help get the party started.
To get more information on the birthday offer for kids in 2019, please visit: LEGOLAND.com/birthday. All new additions and events are included in the cost of admission to LEGOLAND California Resort. For LEGOLAND California Resort ticket prices, operating schedule and additional information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com or call 760-918-LEGO (5346).