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.
There’s a little gem inside Sea World Orlando that many travelers to the Orlando theme parks are unaware of and no it’s not Shamu. The gem that I speak of is a little dinner show production that is put on nightly inside Sea World Orlando’s Sea Fire Grill called, The Makahiki Luau Dinner Show. 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
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
The Official Ticket Center Inc. ~ From pumpkin fishes to friendly sea witches, Halloween meets the sea this October during SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular, carving an underwater “fantasea” where children can dance with an ice DJ, play with sea fairies and learn from a school fish. Included in a single day’s park admission, Halloween Spooktacular begins each day at 12 p.m. October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 30 and 31, 2009 and leaves even the littlest of trick-or-treaters wide-eyed for the day’s activities ahead. SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular is an ocean full of fun filled with enchanted pathways and charming sea creatures, providing the utmost in family-friendly trick-or-treating. Continue reading
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
Busch Gardens Tampa in Florida is amping up the fun in 2010 during their Summer Nights seasonal event starting June 11th and running through August 15th. Guests will enjoy extended hours at the park, with more contemporary entertainment, more special effects, and more reasons to stay and play!
Park hours for Summer Nights will be extended until 9:00 pm Sundays through Thursdays and until 10:00 pm Fridays and Saturdays. Summer Nights will be included with general park admission and with your purchase of Discount Busch Gardens Tickets. Continue reading
Aquatica Water Park by Sea World Orlando recently opened a new water slide – Omaka Rocka! The new attraction was designed to imitate the sensations one would feel on a BMX half-pipe. Last week, my sister and I visited Aquatica (with our shiny new annual passes), and our first stop was Omaka Rocka! Keep reading for my personal review and some video footage. Continue reading