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
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.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ~ If you know a child between the ages of 2 and 5 who loves animals, here is a great way to spend 3 days in February: sign up for the “Busch Babies” series.
What is “Busch Babies”? It’s a special 3-week series designed for you to spend quality time with the 2-5 year old child in your life that combines crafts, story time, and of course up-close and personal visits from special animal friends. It’s something fun and educational that you can do together with your child. Continue reading
In 1999, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay unleashed Gwazi, the Southeast’s largest and fastest double wooden roller coaster featuring 1.25 million feet of twisting lumber. On Saturday, Jan. 22, Gwazi will reopen to fans outfitted with new Millennium Flyer trains designed by Great Coasters International, Inc., the coaster’s original manufacturer. Continue reading
While Florida is famous for its Orlando theme parks, what many people do not know is that we are famous for the holiday events that are held within them. With Halloween in full swing here in Orlando; the theme parks are gearing up to put on holiday festivities that would make Norman Rockwell glisten with glee. Probably the most elaborate of all of the seasonal Orlando theme parks to put on an event of epic proportions has to be Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Not only do they put on a fabulous Thanksgiving celebration that is still filmed and televised around the world, but they put on a Christmas celebration that is hands down the best celebration in Orlando. Continue reading
Busch Gardens officials pulled back a little more of the curtain on their next big roller coaster, a massive new thrill ride to be called Cheetah Hunt, which accelerates horizontally with a launch technology envisioned for heaving planes off aircraft carriers. Continue reading