UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REVEALS MAJOR ATTRACTION NEWS

Orlando, Fla. (May 19, 2011) – Universal Orlando Resort today announced that its newest attraction will be based on Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s blockbuster 3-D-CGI feature “Despicable Me,” bringing minions, mayhem and a whole new level of 3-D family fun to its guests. The “Despicable Me” experience will replace the Jimmy Neutron attraction at Universal Studios Florida. Continue reading

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 10 Year Master Plan

NASA officials announced on 4/12/11 that Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has been selected to permanently display space shuttle Atlantis upon retirement of the Space Shuttle Program. Atlantis, one of three orbiters in the space shuttle fleet, will fly the last scheduled space shuttle mission before being retired in 2011. 

 

The $100 million exhibit for Atlantis will be the marquee element of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s 10-year master plan. Initial design concepts for the 65,000 square-foot home for the space-flown orbiter include viewing the space shuttle “in flight,” showing how the spacecraft worked in space and providing a unique vantage point for guests to look at the complex vehicle up close. Complementing the orbiter display will be interactive features reflecting major accomplishments of the Space Shuttle Program, including the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station.

 

Officials with Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex plan to break ground on Atlantis’ new home in 2012 with a grand opening planned for 2013. The orbiter home will be located in the Shuttle Plaza at the main Visitor Complex; incorporating the Shuttle Launch Experience attraction. To purchase your Kennedy Space Center Tickets, please call our office toll free at 1-877-406-4836 TODAY.

Kennedy Space Center and the Last Mission of Discovery

Last Flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery 2010

Last Flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery 2010

 

Kennedy Space Center ~ Shuttle Discovery’s Final Voyage! You won’t see this kind of action at any of the Orlando theme parks! On November 1, 2010 at 4:40pm, Shuttle Discovery will make her final voyage into space. It is currently out on the launch pad, so don’t pass up this chance to catch a glimpse of it while on the KSCVC bus tour. This will be the last time it will be possible to view Discovery. Continue reading

A Countdown of Countdowns: The Space Shuttle’s Finale

A Countdown of Countdowns: The Space Shuttle's Finale

A Countdown of Countdowns: The Space Shuttle's Finale

Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex ~ At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, flags swing in the breeze as space shuttle Endeavour approaches Launch Pad 39A. Image credit: NASA/Kim ShiflettFor 50 years, NASA’s been famous for counting backward from 10 to zero. But a final countdown is now under way that will stand out among them all. Continue reading

Kennedy Space Center ~ U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

KSC Astronaut Hall of Fame

Did you know that the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame (AHoF) at Cape Canaveral is included with your purchase of Discount Kennedy Space Center Tickets?  The AHoF houses the world’s largest collection of astronaut memorabilia, displays, exhibits, and tributes dedicated to the heroes of the Mercury, Gemini, and Ap0llo Space Shuttle Programs. 

NEW to Kennedy Space Center ~ The Science on a Sphere exhibit at the AHoF and Star Trek Live!  Continue reading

Kennedy Space Center ~ Atlantis’ Crew Celebrates Charitable Strides with Commemorative Cargo

A box of commemorative items for NASA was packed inside space shuttle Atlantis for the STS-132 mission.

A box of commemorative items for NASA was packed inside space shuttle Atlantis for the STS-132 mission.

Kennedy Space Center ~ There are lots of ways for an everyday item to take on a special significance, but few work better than carrying that item into space.

The crew of STS-132 aims to make scores of objects already precious in their meaning more inspirational by taking them on this mission to the International Space Station. Continue reading

NASA Clears Atlantis For Friday Liftoff

Space Shuttle Discovery Set for Lift Off!

Space Shuttle Discovery Set for Lift Off!

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space shuttle Atlantis has been cleared for liftoff.

Mission managers on Wednesday gave the go-ahead for the countdown to proceed toward Friday afternoon’s planned launch. It will be the 32nd and final flight for Atlantis. Continue reading

Kennedy Space Center – A Great Value!

Astronaut Encounter is included with Kennedy Space Center General Admission

Astronaut Encounter is included with Kennedy Space Center General Admission

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida offers guests the chance to walk the grounds and experience the journey of the pioneers of space exploration.  During these hard economic times, Kennedy Space Center is committed to offering its guests the best value for their money. 

Discount Kennedy Space Center Tickets include the 2-hour Bus Tour into NASA, two one-hour IMAX movies, the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, the Astronaut Encounter Theater, and the Shuttle Launch Experience.  Kennedy Space Center also offers a FREE 2nd Day within 7 Days, FREE Parking, FREE Wheelchair and Strollers, and FREE Kennels. Continue reading

Kennedy Space Center Launch Update

Kennedy Space Center - Shuttle Launch

As we previously reported, the Atlantis Shuttle will be taking off from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral on May 14th.  However, there has been a change to the date that tickets for the launch will go on sale.  Kennedy just reported via Twitter that STS-132 Launch Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 26th at 9:00 AM on the Kennedy website.

To purchase general admission Discount Kennedy Space Center Tickets, please visit our website or Kissimmee Location, The Official Ticket Center.  For more information, please give us a call toll-free at 1-877-406-4836.

Kennedy Space Center – Atlantis Shuttle Launch Tickets

Shuttle Atlantis is set to launch May 14th at Kennedy Space Center

Shuttle Atlantis is set to launch May 14th at Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida will be selling launch tickets for Shuttle Atlantis starting Thursday, April 22nd.  Atlantis is scheduled to launch on May 14th at 2:19 pm and will carry an integrated cargo carrier to deliver maintenance and assembly hardware, including spare parts for space station systems. In addition, a Mini Research Module will be permanently attached to the bottom port of the Zarya module. Continue reading