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World’s Tallest River Rapid Drop Coming To Orlando Summer 2018

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ORLANDO, Fla. (April 13, 2017) –SeaWorld Orlando announces its latest world-class attraction, Infinity Falls, to debut summer 2018. Thrilling rapids will roar through the brand new rainforest river experience, while adventure-seeking guests plunge down the world’s tallest river rapid drop. 

“We are constantly looking at new ways to amaze our guests – Infinity Falls will do that, and more,” said Jim Dean, President of SeaWorld Orlando Parks. “From the excitement of the thrilling rapids, to the unique vertical lift element, it will be an adventure that appeals to the entire family. Infinity Falls continues our commitment to investing in our park, and developing new ways to entertain and inspire our guests with meaningful, fun-filled vacations.”

To bring Infinity Falls to life, designers were inspired by the rainforests of South America and the flowing rivers found within. Each raft will twist and turn through a lush jungle environment as guests experience the feel of exhilarating Class IV rapids. A unique vertical elevator will lift each raft for a dramatic launch into the river, 40 feet below.

“Water makes up more than 70% of our planet,” said Brian Morrow, Vice President of Theme Park Design Experience. “We developed Infinity Falls to tell new stories that showcase the beauty and sheer power of water and the amazing wildlife that lives in it. The result is a new river rapids adventure for our guests to explore, and actively help freshwater ecosystems in a way that only SeaWorld can bring to life.”

The addition of Infinity Falls is the perfect addition to SeaWorld’s ever-growing ride portfolio. From the roller coaster thrills of Mako, Manta and Kraken to the water flume fun of Journey to Atlantis, Infinity Falls will soon join the park’s famed attractions as a must-do experience in Orlando. 

Infinity Falls will be the centerpiece of a newly themed surrounding area, fully immersing guests in a rainforest canopy. After riding the rapids on Infinity Falls, the entire family can explore the village and take part in interactive experiences that combine play with education to create a positive impact on freshwater ecosystems. SeaWorld’s Animal Ambassadors will also provide up-close encounters with animals native to South America.

Infinity Falls will open at SeaWorld Orlando in summer 2018. #SeaworldOrlando

Legoland Florida Star Wars Days brings family excitement in May!

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This May, the creativity of the LEGO® building system meets the thrilling adventures and beloved characters from “a galaxy far, far away” when LEGO® Star Wars™ Days returns to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. 

Authorized by Lucasfilm, this year’s event will double the fun on two weekends – from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14.

 

In MINILAND USA, kids can explore some of the most famous scenes from the Star Wars™ saga made out of 1.5 million LEGO bricks, including detailed displays inspired by “Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope,” “Star Wars – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” and “Star Wars – Episode VI: Return of the Jedi,” plus giant LEGO models of Darth Vader, Darth Maul and R2-D2.

 

Kids also can:

Create a giant LEGO® Star Wars™ mural, brick by brick

Build their own LEGO® Star Wars™ model

Search for LEGO droids throughout MINILAND USA to unscramble a secret message

Learn tips and tricks from our LEGO Master Model Builders

Build the world’s largest LEGO Yoda model

Meet LEGO Darth Vader

Dress up as their favorite LEGO® Star Wars™ character and participate in our intergalactic costume parade (ages 12 and under)

 

…and much, much more, including giveaways, fun photo ops, opportunities to win LEGO® Star Wars™ prizes and exclusive retail offers.

 

New this year: Are you more rookie or Wookiee? Test your family’s Star Wars™ knowledge and LEGO building skills against other families during a just-for-fun competition!

 

All activities will take place both weekends and are included with all forms of park admission. No extra ticket or Jedi mind tricks required! It’s the only LEGO® Star Wars™ theme park event in Central Florida.

 

Join us. It is your destiny!

 

More than 50 rides, shows and attractions inspired by the LEGO and DUPLO® brands await at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, including experiences based on “The LEGO Movie™,” LEGO NINJAGO®, LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS™, LEGO City, LEGO Technic and LEGO Friends.

 

Do you want to be a part of the fun and excitement contact travel agent Mary Morales (860)836 -0324 For more information, including savings on advance purchase of admission tickets, multi-tier annual passes, special events, educational programs, services for guests with disabilities, VIP experiences, military discounts and much more, visit http://www.LEGOLAND.com/florida

 

Summer heats up Legoland Florida!

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 Summer vacation lasts all year long at LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat, all-new accommodations that give guests great new reasons to play — and stay — at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

 

Set to the Beach Boys’ classic hit “Surfin’ Safari” and featuring a cast of kid performers, the high-energy grand opening ceremony ended with a burst of fireworks, followed by volleys of giant foam LEGO® bricks sailing into the sky from the roof of The Lighthouse, the new resort’s 45-foot-tall icon.  

 

Filled with creative LEGO® theming inside and out, the village-style vacation resort features brightly colored bungalows grouped into 13 horseshoe-shaped “coves” named after popular LEGO Minifigures. The fun begins almost immediately, thanks to a drive-through check-in process that will take you from your car to your cove in minutes. This speedy service makes staying at LEGOLAND Beach Retreat as carefree as a day at the beach.

 

Designed to look like larger-than-life LEGO sets, 83 bungalows offer 166 separate rooms that sleep up to five, including a cozy area just for kids with a bunk bed, trundle bed and privacy curtain. They’re an ideal solution for families and groups traveling together, or for those seeking a fun new way to vacation at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Each cove has its own outdoor play area within view of the bungalows’ shaded patios, where mom and dad can relax while kids romp and run.

 

Opening less than two years after the debut of the popular 152-room LEGOLAND Hotel, and with its own unique, outdoor-themed amenities, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat more than doubles accommodations at the Florida vacation destination. Along with picturesque lake views and a giant LEGO lighthouse featuring a real rotating beacon, highlights also include:

A giant swimming pool next to The Lighthouse, with an adjacent sandy area perfect for building sandcastles and the resort’s biggest outdoor play structure for kids.

Sandy’s Castle Restaurant, featuring a bountiful menu of entrees, sides and desserts designed to please the palates of kids and grownups alike. A delicious breakfast buffet is included with each night’s stay.

Bricks Beach Bar, offering an eclectic menu of made-to-order food, drinks and creative cocktails served both poolside and indoors.

Palm Tree Traders, a large retail shop stocked with LEGO building sets and Minifigures, apparel, toys, swimwear, snacks and sundries.

A hands-on LEGO building station where kids can contribute their original creations to a giant sandcastle made out of thousands of LEGO bricks.

Free Wi-Fi throughout the site.

Complimentary transportation to the theme park entrance, as well as complimentary parking in LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s main parking lot for guests who choose to drive.

Early access to the LEGOLAND Florida theme park, with exclusive use of some of the most popular attractions, including the all-new LEGO NINJAGO® World and LEGO NINJAGO The Ride.

 

Located three-quarters of a mile from the theme park entrance on the tranquil shores of Lake Dexter in Winter Haven, Fla., LEGOLAND Beach Retreat represents the latest milestone in the largest period of growth and expansion in the five-year history of LEGOLAND Florida Resort, with theming and architecture unique among the eight LEGOLAND resorts worldwide. The Florida site is the first LEGOLAND resort in North America to offer a second accommodation type for overnight and multi-day stays.

 

Nightly room rates start at $135 (plus tax and resort fee) and vary by season, date and availability. Packages including theme park tickets also are available, and Awesomer and Awesomest Annual Pass Members receive a 10 percent discount year-round. To book a stay, visit http://www.LEGOLAND.com/florida or call (877) 350-5346 daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

More than 50 rides, shows and attractions inspired by the LEGO and DUPLO® brands await at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, including experiences based on “The LEGO Movie™,” LEGO NINJAGO, LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS™, LEGO City, LEGO Technic and LEGO Friends. Upcoming events included with park admission include including KIDZ BOP Weekend (April 28-30), LEGO® Star Wars™ Days (May 6-7 and 13-14) and LEGOLAND Knight Lights (every Saturday and Sunday in July, plus Tuesday, July 4).

 

For more information about visiting LEGOLAND Florida Resort, including savings on advance purchase of admission tickets, multi-tier annual passes, special events, educational programs, services for guests with disabilities, VIP experiences, military discounts and much more, Contact travel agent Mary Morales for current rates and specials (860)836-0324 or visit http://www.LEGOLAND.com/florida, 

 

Universal Orlando resort reveals ticket packages for newest theme park!

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Today, Universal Orlando Resort revealed more ways guests can experience the highly-anticipated water theme park – Universal’s Volcano Bay, giving them more flexibility to plan their visit.


 

When it grand opens on May 25, Universal’s Volcano Bay will become Universal Orlando’s third amazing theme park and will feature a variety of experiences ranging from daring to serene, offering something for everyone.

 

Volcano Bay’s new offerings provide a variety of choices that allow guests to shape their experience – from new 3-Park Annual Pass products to special Florida resident ticket options. Here’s a look at the new options now available to help guests plan the ultimate Universal Orlando Resort vacation.


 

Florida Resident 3-Park Multi-Day Tickets (Starting at $199.99 per adult – Less than $67 per day)

· The Florida Resident 3-Park Multi-Day Ticket entitles one guest admission to all three of Universal Orlando’s theme parks: Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay. 

o Options available from 2 to 3 days in duration

o Valid up to 180 days after purchase

 

Universal Orlando Resort 3-Park Passes – Florida Residents (Starting as low as $17.38 per month*)

Includes admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure AND Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park, plus special benefits exclusive to Annual Passholders including discounts and perks, free admission to special events and more.

Four different pass options are available

*FlexPay option is available with low monthly payment rates after one initial down payment

 

Universal’s Volcano Bay 1-Day Admission Ticket (Starting at $67 per adult)

· Allows guests one-day admission to Universal’s Volcano Bay.

 

Universal’s Volcano Bay Express Pass (Starting at $19.99 per person)

· With Universal Express, guests can bypass the Virtual Line experience and enjoy Volcano Bay’s rides at their convenience.

o Universal Express Unlimited (unlimited Express ride access at participating rides within Universal’s Volcano Bay) is also available

 

For more information and to purchase these brand-new ticket options, contact Mary Morales htftps://m.facebook.com/MaryMoralesTravelPlanner/

 

May brings excitement to Walt Disney World!

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Lots of big changes have already happened at Walt Disney World however May is shaping up to be an exciting month last night Disney parks blog went live with a live stream of wishes. Guests were asked to go to their Twitter to unlock a special preview of the new fireworks premiering May 12 following the performance Disney parks blog announced that the preview was unlocked and guest could check it out. So like so many other people I had to take a look the soundtrack is going to feature upbeat re-orchestrated Disney Classics along with a very new modern theme song that happened to bring me to tears.

The State of the art show is going to be using some new technology can Vining lasers, photo map imaging, fireworks and an amazing score even though a lot of people will miss wishes I truly think that happily ever after will quickly win them over and become a magical ending to every night at the Magic Kingdom.

At the end of me Disney’s animal Kingdom open it’s long-awaited avatar land guest have been talking about this for many years and it seems like Disney is about to deliver a very unique never before seen theamd land that has been closely guarded by the Disney Imagineering.

So whether you live in Orlando or traveling to the parks soon Disney is about to up the ante in wow factor.

What’s next for the greatest show on earth?

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In January Kenneth Feld walked into a room filled with The cast and crew of Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey blue unit.and a quick well rehearsed speech he are the words that no one was expecting that the blue unit would be closing on May 21.

 Immediately after he spoke Harry Sugarman the head of human resources and the head of Circus operations spoke ensuring everybody would be taken care of during this difficult time. Within a few short days the staff had an understanding of their severance package they were offered a retention bonus.
The performers who for the most part had one-year contracts would have their contract extended three weeks do you ask that had longer contracts have been very tightlipped about their agreement with the Feld family.

On Monday morning immediately hitting the Airways was Mr. Feld and his daughter talking about how they would take care of everyone that was going to be housing and transition assistance. On a Friday and Saturday if you weeks after the announcement an employment agency was on site at the arena to help people write resumes and start searching for jobs. The funny thing about this was who has time to meet with these people on a three show day how does the train crew and the regular working day have an opportunity to stop what they’re doing to go meet with these people it just didn’t happen. However the largest group of people employed by the Feld’s are the Teamsters they were simply call to their sheets and what they thought was going to be a meeting to get their package but all that they were given or white pieces of paper informing them that they would have to be off the train by May 21 and that they would no longer be employed after May 21. I think it was at this point that the reality started to set in. It was not until several months later in Newark New Jersey the Teamsters would find out what they were going to get. 

The strange thing to me and the one thing I don’t think that they expected was as heartbroken as both units were at the show is closing there were several opportunities for the shows to come together and the love care and respect that the men and women from every walk of life showed for each other was heartwarming. The circus fans, The train fans and just the outpouring of compassion and love from the communities that we came to was very emotional.

All the time we arrive at Berkeley Center is made very apparent by staff management and union leaders that the majority of the working man and woman were not going to get a decent severance package. And for the most part we were encouraged to take care of ourselves look out for yourselves. Shows like Cirque du Soleil , Circus Vargas and several businesses from Disney to SeaWorld reached out through several different methods. At that point several positions have opened up for me and I personally had to make a decision to leave the show. I leave behind a dedicated cast and crew. Lifelong friendsand true professionals. Truly the greatest cast on earththere are lots of rumors about what the future holds for The greatest show on earth. I say this with a broken heart the final curtain will fall on May 21 and maybe someday as Mr. Feld said this model is broken and maybe a new model will be built but nothing will compare to what was Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus the greatest show on earth!