This weekend is Independence Day in the U.S. and that means a nice long weekend for many of us and a time for Theme Parks and other destinations to roll out special 4th of July events.
We've been posting about these for a few weeks in our Industry News section but we figured we'd give you a run-down on the fun you can have this weekend. But beware, these parks will be busy, so take advantage of these ERT opportunities. We'll be adding more as we get more releases this week.
For full details on any of these events click the links provided.
Six Flags July 4th Fest
Early ride time is from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Park admission is required.
Sea World Orlando
This week, the new “Celebrating America” Concert Series at SeaWorld Orlando announces patriotic musical artists for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, and the addition of special summer discounts for both active-duty military and veterans. During the summer series, every Saturday and Sunday guests will enjoy musical performances and daily happy hours. Plus, pass holders receive a complimentary sample of a tasty brew. Concerts take place in the air-conditioned Nautilus Theater at 5:00 and 7:30 PM, and are included with park admission.
Weekend Concert Schedule:
This Fourth of July, families and friends can enjoy one of Orlando’s most magnificent fireworks displays during SeaWorld Orlando’s Fourth of July Celebration. The night sky will light up as bursts of bright colors fill the air.
The fireworks display will take place at Bayside Stadium and will include a spectacular, patriotic-inspired show featuring the Navy Band Southeast of Jacksonville, Fla. This patriotic ensemble of musical professionals is one of 11 official U.S. Navy Bands in the country.
The Fourth of July Celebration begins at 10 p.m. and is included with park admission.
The Queen Mary
The Queen Mary’s 2015 All-American July 4th Celebration will be a festive all-age party presenting 100 years of American spirit and tradition. The decades will come alive through entertainment, music, activities, food and fun the whole family will enjoy. As night falls, The Queen Mary’s decks will become front row seats to one of the best fireworks shows in Southern California.
When Britain's most famous ocean liner was still a dream, the Cunard Lines recruited the John Brown shipyard in Scotland to build what would become the world's most famous ocean liner. When Britain's certified LEGO builders, Bright Bricks Inc. decided to commemorate the ship in LEGO Bricks - they never dreamed the huge model would someday come to Long Beach and be displayed on the actual Queen Mary. "The agreement to display our model on the ship is the perfect end to a wonderful LEGO adventure," said Bright Bricks co-founder, Ed Diment.
Busch Gardens Tampa
On Independence Day, Busch Gardens® Tampa celebrates the red, white and blue all day, and even when the sun goes down, with thrill rides in the dark, live entertainment and an incredible fireworks show.
Open until midnight, guests can celebrate the Fourth of July festivities all night long. Challenge Florida’s top thrill rides, like North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower Falcon’s Fury® or Florida’s first and only triple-launch coaster Cheetah Hunt®. Plus, fireworks illuminate the sky at 9:30 p.m., with the best views in Gwazi Park right after the rock-fueled acrobatics show, Kinetix.
A star-spangled salute to the red, white and blue featuring patriotic music, special daily entertainment, hot dog eating contest, and FIREWORKS nightly (weather permitting). Save $10 off full-price gate admissions with coupons from participating Giant Eagle locations. Don't miss all the great family fun, especially the 10th annual running of the Weiner 100! This popular Kennywood tradition, a hilarious dog race, takes place on June 30, the first day of Celebrate America.
Military members receive FREE admission on June 30, 2015 and their dependents pay just $21.00 for FunDay tickets when valid military identification is presented at time of purchase.
July 1st - July 5th, Military Members receive 50% off the already discounted Military rate of $21.00 (pay just $10.50) while their dependents pay $21.00 for FunDay Tickets when valid military *identification is presented at time of purchase. Tickets must be purchased at Kennywood's Guest Relations Office. Click here to see list of accepted Military Photo IDs.
The Weiner 100 Race takes place on Tuesday, June 30 at 3 p.m. near the Merry-Go-Round. The Silver Star Meats Hot Dog Eating Contest takes place on Wednesday, July 1 at 2 p.m. at the Kennyville Stage. Interested in eating and competing? Sign up at Kennywood that day! Classic cars will be on location throughout the park until 5 p.m. throughout Celebrate America.
Knott's Berry Farm
Celebrate Independence Day at Knott’s Berry Farm with world class live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show the whole family will love. In addition to the full lineup of summer shows, like the all new ice show Blockbuster Beagle, the Mountain Fifes and Drums musical group will hold special patriotic performances at Knott’s Berry Farm in Calico Square at 12:00pm & 2:00pm. With extended hours, 10am – 12am, there is more time to enjoy all that Knott’s has to offer. Please visit knotts.com for the entertainment show schedule.