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.

Aquatica Water Park – Omaka Rocka Review and Video!

My sister and I, trying out the new Omaka Rocka attraction at Aquatica!

My sister and I, trying out the new Omaka Rocka attraction at Aquatica!

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

Sea World – NEW Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Pet a shark and a penguin on Sea World's NEW Behind-the-Scenes Tour!

Pet a shark and a penguin on Sea World's NEW Behind-the-Scenes Tour!

Sea World Orlando is offering a new and exciting Behind-the-Scenes Tour that will invite guests to learn about endangered manatees and sea turtles, to pet a shark and a penguin, and to see the polar bear dens.  With the 2nd Day Free and Fun Card options, and with the money you’ll save purchasing Discount Sea World Tickets, you should definitely add on this truly memorable and special experience!

As we will be booking this amazing tour at a discounted price, Sea World was kind enough to offer us a preview – keep reading for more information and pictures! Continue reading

Sea World Orlando – Take Advantage of Your 2nd Day Free!

Believe Show

Sea World Orlando offers a 2nd day free within 7 days if you purchase a single-day ticket.  This offer is also availabe when you purchase Discount Sea World Orlando Tickets.

The 2nd Day Free is a great opportunity to truly take advantage of everything this amazing park has to offer.  Most people know all about the exciting roller coasters – including the new flying coaster, Manta – and the whale and dolphin shows – like Believe, starring Shamu and pictured above.  But, there are a ton of lesser known shows and fun things to do at the park that are included with regular admission! Continue reading

Make More of Your Day at SeaWorld

 

 

Manta - Dive Deep. Fly High.

Manta - Dive Deep. Fly High.

 

For many of Orlando’s visitors, a trip to SeaWorld is a must-do on their travel itinerary. In addition to the animal exhibits, whale and dolphin shows, and thrilling attractions, SeaWorld recently opened a new mega-attraction,the Manta rollercoaster. With the opening of Manta, the first and only flying coaster in Florida, SeaWorld has certainly made a name for itself in regards to offering its guests a new and thrilling attraction.

While Manta is truly an impressive addition to the park, it is the unique and real interactions with animals and sea creatures that truly make SeaWorld stand apart from the other theme parks in the Orlando area. What’s more, for those guests that are looking for something different and exciting, SeaWorld offers a variety of tours, interactions, and dining experiences. Continue reading

Sea World Weekly Scoops

SeaWorld is getting for another Special Event. The Bud and BBQ Festival. 

The Bud and BBQ festival lineup is set for Feb. 7 through March 1 at SeaWorld Orlando (Saturdays) and Busch Gardens (Sundays). The concerts are included in regular park admission. So be sure to get your SeaWorld Tickets today and don’t miss this special event.

SEAWORLD: Blake Shelton (Feb. 7), Kenny Rogers (Feb. 14), Daryl Hall and John Oates (Feb. 21, pictured at left) and Jason Aldean (Feb. 28, pictured above).

BUSCH GARDENS: Phil Vassar plus Josh Gracin (Feb. 8), Gretchen Wilson (Feb. 15), Miranda Lambert (Feb. 22) and Gregg Allman (March 1).

Sea World Weekly Scoops

FYI – Aquatica’s hours for Saturday, Jan. 17th, will be 11am – 5pm.