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
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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.
Orlando Theme Parks ~Taking The Guess Work Out Of Their Tickets
With so many world class Orlando theme parks here in central Florida, it’s hard for a family who only has 4 or 5 days of vacation to decide on what to do. Believe me; I understand what they are going thru. Every day I get phone calls from inquiring families trying to cram everything that they can in a small amount of time. The most common questions are the ones asking what Orlando theme parks are the best for the kids. Continue reading
Treasure Tavern ~ Orlando’s New 18 and Up Dinner/Comedy Show Opens to Great Reviews
The Official Ticket Center Inc. ~ It’s time to add spice to Orlando’s dinner-show scene. That’s the thinking behind Treasure Tavern, a new adults-only entry into the kid-happy marketplace. The concept is to present a mature, laid-back variety show in an intimate setting for folks 18 years old and up. Continue reading
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Reaches 1 Million Riders!
According to the Universal Orlando Resort Facebook page, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey has reached 1 million riders in record time. The newest attraction at Islands of Adventure’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter introduces new robotic arm technology and has guests flying with Harry through elaborate life-like scenes from the famous book series.
Check out this video released by Universal: Continue reading
Wizarding World of Harry Potter Review!
For months, Potterheads and theme park enthusiasts have been following the development of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter closely, as various construction photos and videos have been leaked and as rumors flew around like Golden Snitches. Universal employees and hotel guests got early sneak peeks a few weeks ago, and for the past couple of weeks, guests lucky enough to be present at Islands of Adventure were able to experience the WWoHP during its soft opening. I was one of those lucky guests! Continue reading
Kennedy Space Center ~ U.S. 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
Wizarding World of Harry Potter Soft Opens at Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort has begun allowing regular park guests, or Muggles, to venture into the magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter, located at Islands of Adventure. Last week, only Universal hotel guests were let in to the WWoHP, but starting on Tuesday, general IoA park guests have been admitted into the new addition each morning for a couple hours.
With less than two weeks to go before the Grand Opening on June 18th, the soft openings and continued release of photos and videos are truly amping up the anticipation! (The new WWoHP billboards on Interstate 4 are awesome!) In fact, our Wizarding World of Harry Potter page on our website went live yesterday, and we are extrememly excited to be the discount ticket provider for Muggles all over the world! Continue reading
Busch Gardens Howl-o-Scream 2010
Busch Gardens Tampa has revealed (kind of) their Howl-o-Scream 2010 theme. Although there aren’t really any details on the website, it seems as though there is going to be a concert theme – the “most electrifying” HoS ever, apparently. Tickets are already available for pre-sale and the schedule has been posted. And yes, we will probably be offering Discount Howl-o-Scream Tickets, so be on the look out! Continue reading
Wet n Wild Summer Beach Bash
Wet ‘n Wild, one of the awesome Orlando water parks, will be offering extended hours and extra summer fun June 11th through August 20th. This summer, guests will be able to splash in the waves, soak up the sun, and party all afternoon and into the evening during Wet ‘n Wild’s Summer Beach Bash! Continue reading