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November 17, 2018

Dynamic Attractions unveils the world's first motion base coaster


The Dual Power Coaster suspension creates spin-outs and airtime

PORT COQUITLAM, BC (November 15, 2018) --- A roller coaster capable of doing spin-outs and other racing moves, invented by a ride innovation company based in Port Coquitlam was unveiled this week in Orlando at the global exposition for theme park operators put on by the International Attractions and Amusement Parks Association (IAAPA).

“The Dual Power Coaster the world’s most advanced roller coaster vehicle,” states Hao Wang, President, Dynamic Attractions. “Most coasters are all about the track. That is only half of the excitement in this ride, where the cart itself is powered and moves, creating racing sensations never possible before on a roller coaster.”

PBS and Falcon’s Creative Group to Create Location-based Experiences


ORLANDO, Fla. (November 14, 2018) – Falcon’s Creative Group, the Orlando-based creative services firm specializing in the design and production of themed experiences, is honored and excited to announce a major cooperative agreement with PBS.

Falcon’s will design PBS location-based entertainment (LBE) experiences. PBS’ first foray in the realm of immersive experiences, these LBE venues will offer fun and learning for the whole family, themed around topics that PBS and PBS KIDS are known for, including science, the arts, technology and nature. One hundred percent of the net proceeds PBS receives from this initiative will support PBS’ mission.

November 16, 2018

TooJay’s Deli President and CEO takes World Kindness Day to New Heights and Raises More Than $14,000 for Feeding Florida


Donation will fund more than 155,000 meals for families in need

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (November 14, 2018) – TooJay’s Deli President and CEO Max Piet raised the stakes on World Kindness Day by climbing onto the roof of the company’s Lake Worth restaurant and refusing to come down until $10,000 was raised to help Feeding Florida stock its pantries. Thanks to the generous support of donors, the fundraising goal was surpassed and more than $14,000 was raised.
                                           
“Our TooJay’s team was committed to going above-and-beyond the ordinary on World Kindness Day by inspiring others to help Feeding Florida end food insecurity in our great state,” said Max Piet, president and CEO of TooJay’s, who spent 9 hours atop the roof, calling and emailing friends and family until $14,000 was raised. “We thank all the individuals and businesses who joined us and made generous donations to Feeding Florida.” TooJay’s team members also got involved by making contributions to the event.

TRIOTECH AND UBISOFT PARTNER TO DEVELOP NEXT GENERATION INTERACTIVE ATTRACTION – RABBIDS TEAM BATTLE™

 

Rabbids Team Battle™ features Triotech’s Ground-Breaking High-Capacity Interactive Ride and Ubisoft’s World-Renowned Rabbids Brand

Ernest Yale, Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of TRIOTECH announced a new breakthrough in high-capacity interactive attractions with Team Battle™. This innovative experience features interactivity, both team and individual play, and ride elements with full 4D effects.

Triotech partnered with Ubisoft, leading creator and publisher of interactive entertainment, to develop the first software to be played with the ride: an epic robot showdown orchestrated by Ubisoft’s fun, irreverent yet irresistible Rabbids. The two industry leaders collaborated closely on developing this interactive experience with Ubisoft leveraging its long-standing expertise in game design and 3D animation. 

November 15, 2018

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Brings Back Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed® Doughnut and Introduces New Cinnamon Swirl Doughnut

Spice up your Thanksgiving with two limited-edition treats
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2018) – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is spicing up the season with limited-edition doughnuts in some of America’s favorite spice flavors with the return of fan favorite Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed® Doughnut and the introduction of the new Cinnamon Swirl Doughnut.
 
The Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed Doughnut, available for one week only, Friday, Nov. 16 through Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22., is the quintessential fall doughnut and features the same Original Glazed Doughnut Krispy Kreme fans know and love, but with a hint of cinnamon and pumpkin spice flavor.
 
The Cinnamon Swirl Doughnut features Krispy Kreme’s classic doughnut hand-tossed in cinnamon sugar and topped with decadent cream cheese icing and a gooey cinnamon swirl.

ZAMPERLA DONATED WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE ATTRACTION TO GIVE KIDS THE WORLD

 KISSIMMEE, FL, November 13, 2018 – Zamperla, one of the world’s leading amusement ride manufacturers, has donated a new ride to Give Kids The World Village (GKTW), the Central Florida nonprofit that provides cost-free wish trips to critically ill children and their families.

Zamperla presented the swing today at IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida. The swing will be on display during the Expo before being installed at GKTW later this month.
The Happy Swing, the company’s signature kiddie ride, can be enjoyed by both children and their parents, and for children staying at GKTW, it has a special component: The ride is wheelchair accessible. This unique and inclusive ride will ensure children of all abilities will enjoy swinging alongside their family and friends.
“The entire Zamperla family has been a treasured partner of the Village for many years,” said Pamela Landwirth, president & CEO, Give Kids The World.  “We are truly grateful for their generous donation and continued commitment to helping us give families a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Their understanding of the special needs of our families, and ingenuity to create something everyone can enjoy, means so much to all of us.  This new swing will be a magical addition to the Village and a wonderful gift for the precious children we serve.”

This is Zamperla’s third ride donation to GKTW. The new swing, along with a train called JJ’s Express and a pedal-powered flyer called Lori’s Magical Flight, provide accessible and magical rides for children at the Village.

November 11, 2018

ROCK ICONS GENE SIMMONS AND PAUL STANLEY OF KISS HONOR VETS WITH FREE FOOD ON VETERANS DAY


Simmons and Stanley Join Forces with the USO to Pay Tribute to Armed Forces and First Responders Tomorrow, November 12 for Veterans Day

Manhattan Beach, Calif. (November 11, 2018) - Rock & Brews Restaurants, the rock-inspired, family-friendly restaurant brand co-founded by KISS front men Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, will again pay tribute to veterans, current military and first responders with free food tomorrow, Monday, November 12 for Veterans Day. Additionally, their restaurants are raising funds for the United Service Organizations (USO) this year throughout the month of November. 

Participating Rock & Brews restaurants will offer a choice of either a complimentary Pulled Pork Sandwich with a side dish or a Strawberry Fields Salad from open to close. Some locations will offer additional items. 

Today, Gene Simmons hosted a sneak preview event at a Rock & Brews in Los Angeles, where he and USO President Bob Kurkjian personally served veterans, current military and first responders. Here is a link to b-roll from that event, including interviews with Simmons, Kurkjian, and military guests.

November 9, 2018

Hamilton Tickets Sale Date Announced

PUBLIC ON SALE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16



PERFORMANCES JANUARY 22 – FEBRUARY 10, 2019
AT DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS


ORLANDO, Fla. (November 9, 2018) — Producer Jeffrey Seller and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announce today that single tickets for HAMILTON will go on sale to
the public on Friday, November 16 at 9 a.m. (ET).  Guests are encouraged to purchase online at drphillipscenter.org. Tickets also may be purchased in person at the Dr. Phillips CenterTickets will be available for performances January 22 – February 10, 2019.       

There is a maximum purchase limit of four (4) tickets per person for the engagement. When tickets go on sale, prices will range from $76.50 to $199.50 with a select number of $429.50 premium seats available for all performances. Online ticket purchases are subject to handling fees. There will be a lottery for forty (40) $10 seats for all performances. Details will be announced closer to the engagement.

November 6, 2018

ENTER TO WIN!!! 2019-Model Central Florida International Auto Show Races Into Orange County Convention Center Thanksgiving Weekend


ENTER TO WIN A FAMILY 4-PACK OF TICKETS HERE: a Rafflecopter giveaway

The 2019-Model Central Florida International Auto Show is set to cruise more than 400 new cars, trucks, crossovers, SUVs and more into the Orange County Convention Center for Thanksgiving weekend. Everyone is invited to check out the latest models in a non-selling environment, sit behind wheels, inspect engines and even take a spin in dozens of new vehicles. The largest auto show in Florida, this annual event will also feature Camp Jeep and Ram indoor test drives, the latest electric vehicles, pre-production models and fun for the little ones. Additionally, the Festivals of Speed display will showcase nearly 100 ultra high-end exotic cars, motorcycles, luxury products and toys. Don’t miss unique display of rare Model A’s as well as the Antique Automobile Club of America’s collection of antique and collectible vehicles from the 1930s – 1970s.

TooJay’s Deli Celebrates World Kindness Day on November 13th by Raising Funds for Feeding Florida


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (November 5, 2018) – Tuesday, November 13 is World Kindness Day and TooJay’s is celebrating in a big way with the goal to raise $10,000 to help Feeding Florida stock their pantries. Guests have three ways to participate on November 13: 
·         On November 13, donate directly by visiting www.toojays.com/worldkindnessday
·         TooJay’s classic large black and white cookies are turning orange and white for the day in honor of Feeding Florida. Buy one for $1.99 and all proceeds will be donated.

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS, GLEE’S JANE LYNCH AND THE PIANO GUYS HEADLINE THE HOLIDAYS AT DR. PHILLIPS CENTER


— Nightly hot chocolate and peppermint-infused specialty cocktails
also make the holidays warm and bright —


ORLANDO, Fla. (November 5, 2018) — For the first time since opening, Dr. Phillips Center has curated four weeks of holiday fare, including a smashing Broadway musical, a holiday-themed country concert and a variety show starring comedian Jane Lynch. The line-up also includes several performances of Orlando Ballet’s The Nutcracker – including two afternoon family shows – and the Orlando Philharmonic’s Home For the Holidays.

“This holiday won’t be complete without a visit to the Dr. Phillips Center,” said Foster Cronin, the arts center’s vice president of programming. “Whether you enjoy the classics or prefer a little more modern take on your holiday entertainment, we have something for you this year.”  

November 3, 2018

MADAME TUSSAUDS ORLANDO REVEALS JASON MOMOA AS AQUAMAN!


The Future King of the Seven Seas is making waves in Orlando, offering a first look for fans this fall – BEFORE the Warner Bros. Pictures’ film hits theatres!

Be the FIRST to see Jason Momoa as Aquaman interactive wax figure at Madame Tussauds Orlando on December 4, ahead of the film’s December 21 release.

ORLANDO, FLA. (October 31, 2018) – Joining an unprecedented league of DC Super Heroes, Aquaman will soon take his rightful place in the action-packed experience – Justice League: A Call for Heroes, only at Madame Tussauds Orlando.

Fans will be the FIRST to see Jason Momoa as Aquaman up close when the epic new figure debuts on December 4. Designed in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Entertainment, the figure captures every detail from the title character in the feature film Aquaman, which hits theatres on December 21, and is outfitted in the all-new suit designed for the movie. In the experience, Aquaman’s commanding presence will rise above the streets of Metropolis where fans must unite with an all-star cast of DC Super Heroes to save the world. 

“There is nowhere else in the world where fans can not only see a striking wax figure of Jason Momoa as Aquaman before the film hits theatres, but also take a SELFIE with the A-lister and actually join him in battle with the Justice League to save the world,” said Madame Tussauds Orlando General Manager James Paulding. “It’s the adventure of a lifetime that ONLY Madame Tussauds can deliver!” 

ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA INVITES CENTRAL FLORIDA ‘HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS’



Opera Orlando Youth Chorus and The Holiday Singers return for Central Florida’s favorite holiday concert.

(Thursday, November 1, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra brings the holiday spirit to Central Florida with two performances of Home for the Holidays on Saturday, November 24 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. at Bob Carr Theater. 

The Philharmonic’s annual tradition features Guest Conductor Albert George Schram, Opera Orlando Youth Chorus, and The Holiday Singers performing familiar favorites, and new holiday tunes that are sure to delight! 

The performances will also feature a new surprise guest this year – Santa Claus, himself, will be in the lobby before each performance ready to greet the entire family! The Philharmonic is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida to host a holiday food drive, and persons attending the concerts are encouraged to bring shelf-stable food items to contribute. 

Veterans Day Celebration at Ace Cafe Orlando Honors Those Who Served - And More Upcoming Events

Fall event lineup at the Motor-Centric Dining, Entertainment and Retail Destination

WHEN:        
Saturday, November 10, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Veterans Day Celebration
Join the fun at Ace Cafe Orlando following the Veterans Day Parade for its Veterans Day Celebration, honoring those who served. Enjoy free draft beer for veterans, vendors galore, military vehicle display, bike ride-in with Orlando Harley Davidson, bounce house for kids, food and drink specials, and live entertainment. Co-hosted by the Florida Association of Veteran Owned Businesses and Ace Cafe Orlando, a portion of proceeds from the event will support veteran owned businesses.

Saturday, November 17, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Micro Car Show
The popular biennial gathering of vintage micro cars, mini cars and vintage scooters will take place at the Ace on Saturday, November 17th. Celebrity guest, Dennis Gage of the My Classic Car TV show, will be filming an episode for the 2019 season and Santa Claus will be on hand for photo opportunities and to collect unwrapped toys for underprivileged children.

Saturday, November 17, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Florida Moto Meet (FLMM)
Enjoy motorcycles, stunt shows, vendors, giveaways, food, drinks, and more with hosts DoItWithDan, Shadetree Surgeon, DankWheelie, Photogromer, John Maxwell, and Blockhead for #FLMM2018 on Saturday, November 17th.

Rapidly Expanding Fast Casual Concept Burgerim Launches Brand New “The 1/3 lb Burger”


New burger provides a larger base for the chain’s vast variety of topping options
WHAT:        “The 1/3 lb Burger” is the first of its kind for Burgerim, previously known for its fully customizable, sensibly-sized (3 oz) burgers. The new burger features a hand-smashed premium beef patty, topped with a smooth layer of Burgerim’s house sauce, crisp lettuceroma tomato, shaved onion and American cheese, on a potato bun.
The 1/3 lb Burger” will be available nationwide and can be ordered in Burgerim’s signature styles including; California with swiss, avocado, and mixed greensCowboy with cheddar, bacon, onion rings and zesty bbq, or Caliente with pepper jack cheese, Cajun seasoning, jalapeños and habanero pepper mayo.
WHEN:         Release dates below:
  • Now Available: Select Southern California Burgerim locations; view list here
  • November 2: All California and Las Vegas Burgerim locations
  • November 9: All Burgerim locations; view locations here
About Burgerim
Burgerim is a restaurant company that has over 700 locations internationally. It is a fast-casual concept that provides gourmet food with unique menu options. Burgerim is known for their gourmet, sensibly-sized burgers with 11 different meat options and 9 customizable toppings. Each restaurant is independently owned and managed by franchisees who continue the Burgerim legacy. The concept offers franchisees the opportunity to take part in a growing chain with a sexy fast-casual atmosphere. For information, please visit:www.burgerim.com.

Glimpse the future and get inspired at Maker Faire Orlando


Family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness returns Nov. 10-11
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (October 30, 2018) – Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music and hands-on activities. On Nov. 10 and 11, people show what they are making and share what they are learning at the 7th annual event to be held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.
 
Individuals behind the exhibits are known as ‘Makers’ and range from tech enthusiasts to crafters and scientists to garage tinkerers of all ages and backgrounds. The two-day event is expected to draw 10,000 attendees and includes 300 local exhibits, Power Racing, Combat Robots, Nerdy Derby, and much more on display throughout three air-conditioned exhibit halls, as well as, green spaces filled with hands-on activities, workshops and competitions.

Seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels in Florida Offering “Holiday Sale Rates” November 1 - January 15

… Special room rates provide a great way to take in such events as Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Holidays at Walt Disney World with
Epcot International Festival of the Holidays,
Candlelight Processional at Epcotand the many new offerings at the transformed Disney Springs

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla (October 2018) – There is still time to make plans to experience the special events taking place at Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida in November and  December. This includes Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom ParkEpcot International Festival of the Holidays and Candlelight Processional at Epcot; and Flurry of Fun with Sunset Seasons Greetings and the nighttime spectacular Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at  Disney’s Hollywood Studios, taking place November 8, 2018-January 5, 2019. It is also a wonderful time to see the terrific new 11-acreToy Story Land, where guests “shrink” to the size of a toy to explore the adventure and fun of Andy’s backyard, and to experience Disney Springs, with festive experiences, including joyful entertainment, seasonal treats, dazzling décor and more.   

November 2, 2018

REVIEW: Jersey Boys at Dr. Phillips Center


In 1960, a little-known band called The Four Lovers evolved into The Four Seasons - rocketing four men from New Jersey into a stardom so solid that it would cross generations. During a time that produced more than a few endearing quartets, there was something remarkable that distinguished this foursome from the Beach Boys and Beatles of the day - and, for many years, the majority of their fans didn't even realize that it was more than their musical skills that broke the mold... it was their story.

Jersey Boys officially premiered in 2005 at August Wilson Theatre in New York, and on October 30, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning "Best Musical" kicked-off the 2018/2019 Orlando Broadway Series at Dr. Phillips Center.

October 27, 2018

IN ITS FOURTH YEAR, DR. PHILLIPS CENTER POSTS DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH IN OPERATING REVENUE

— Arts Center Also Grew Attendance, Performances and Community Support, and Received Venue Excellence and Service Awards —

— International Venue Excellence Award Spotlighted Center’s Operational Acumen —

 

ORLANDO, Fla. (October 26, 2018) — From July 2017 to June 2018, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts experienced a 10 percent, year-over-year increase in operating revenue earned from the shows and events it presents. The strong results cap four years of growth in operating revenue, now up 48 percent since the arts center opened in November 2014. 

“It’s remarkable for a start-up to achieve such strong financial results,” said Jim Pugh, chair of the Dr. Phillips Center, and chair and CEO of Epoch Residential.

October 24, 2018

SG Blocks Commissioned to Design and Construct Outdoor Entertainment Venue in Orlando



Leading Innovator of Container-Based Structures Partners with Tavistock on Boxi Park at Lake Nona™

BROOKLYN, NY – October 24, 2018 – SG Blocks, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGBX), a leading designer, fabricator and innovator of container-based structures, is collaborating with Tavistock, the developer of Lake Nona, to build Boxi Park at Lake Nona™. Boxi Park, Central Florida’s first outdoor entertainment venue built with repurposed shipping containers, will feature various food and beverage options along with an outdoor stage, fenced dog park, beach volleyball courts and a recreational area for children. SG Blocks is designing and prefabricating 14 containers and will work with a local contractor for installation. Boxi Park is expected to open by the end of 2018.

“Boxi Park will bring a vibrant entertainment space to the region, meant to service both the local community and those visiting the area,” stated Paul Galvin, Chairman and CEO of SG Blocks. “We are thrilled to be working with Tavistock on this eco-friendly, sustainable park, which will be built in record time and soon open to the public.”

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