Search

Follow us

          YouTube  News & Updates
Showing posts with label Beyond Orlando. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beyond Orlando. Show all posts

June 12, 2018

TENNESSEE - DOLLYWOOD’S SUMMER CELEBRATION PACKED WITH THRILLING NEW ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS


International touring shows, nightly fireworks and extended park hours highlight summer at Dollywood

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, June 11, 2018)— Dollywood’s Season of Showstoppers continues with a sensational celebration that provides families more time to enjoy together at the award-winning vacation destination. Dollywood’s Summer Celebration (June 16- Aug. 5) features extended park hours—10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily—as well as a nightly fireworks spectacular, thrilling new entertainment and the fun of Dollywood after dark!

Families have several world-renowned entertainment options to keep them entertained during Dollywood’s Summer Celebration. International touring sensation DRUMLine LIVE visits the park with riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy. Developed by the consultants of the hit 2002 movie Drumline, the band featured in this exhilarating show creates a synchronized musical masterpiece for guests—it’s more than just the typical halftime performance! DRUMLine LIVE runs in Celebrity Theater June 16- July 4.

June 8, 2018

COLORADO - DUNTON RIVER CAMP NOW OPEN

Dunton Life redefines "glamping" for sixth consecutive year with the reopening of its seasonal Colorado resort
New York - June 7, 2018:  Located four miles downstream from Dunton Hot Springs and steps from the West Fork of the Dolores River in Colorado, Dunton River Camp, the seasonal resort comprised of eight ultra-luxe canvas tents, is now open for its sixth summer season.
The pinnacle of "glamping," Dunton River Camp is nestled in an alpine clearing in the Colorado Rockies and offers discerning guests an opportunity to experience more than 1,600 acres of unspoiled wilderness with all the amenities of a five-star resort. Each 640-square-foot tent features a gas heating stove, spacious en-suite bathroom and private lounging porch and comes equipped with two mountain bikes ideal for exploring; four tents are set on the bank of the Dolores River, the other four against the stunning backdrop of the San Juan Mountains. At the heart of the one-of-a-kind resort sits the gathering space for guests, an original 19th-century farmhouse situated just 20 feet from the Dolores River. The restored house, still in its original location, features a guest salon, a wraparound deck with breathtaking views of the Wilson Mountain range, and a dining room serving locally inspired cuisine by Executive Chef Basil Yu.

FLORIDA - THE GALLERIA AT FORT LAUDERDALE ANNOUNCES THE FIRST-IN-FLORIDA SEAQUEST TO ITS POPULAR SHOPPING AND DINING DESTINATION


New Interactive Family Attraction Slated to Open During Late 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (June 6, 2018) – The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Fort Lauderdale’s premier shopping destination, has announced SeaQuest Fort Lauderdale will open during late 2018 as one of the newest additions to its popular mix of retail and dining offerings. The hands-on global sea life education and entertainment experience for all ages will reside in a 23,000-square-foot home at the east end of The Galleria near H & M and the soon to open Powerhouse Gym.

“The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is thrilled to announce the addition of SeaQuest Fort Lauderdale which will add another dimension to our collection of nationally recognized retailers and top-notch restaurants,” said Mark Trouba, general manager at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. “This first-in-Florida interactive journey through exhibits that highlight global wildlife will be fittingly located at The Galleria which has a loyal following of local shoppers and welcomes visitors from around the world.”

TEXAS - LIVE LIKE A EWING WITH LAVISH TOUR PACKAGE AT SOUTHFORK RANCH


DALLAS (June 2018) – For the first time, Southfork Ranch invites visitors to experience the iconic residence made famous on the “Dallas” TV series in a distinctly luxurious way with its “Live Like a Ewing” package. Extremely popular around the world during its 1978 – 1991 run, “Dallas” recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of its original airdate at Southfork Ranch. The event included a fan party and cast meet-and greet with iconic “Dallas” cast members Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing), Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing), Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing) and Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs). An estimated 1,200 fans, hailing from around the country and as far away as the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and Israel, attended to the event.

June 2, 2018

FLORIDA - Hemingway Days to Celebrate Literary Legend July 17-22 in Key West


KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Ernest Hemingway fans can celebrate the late author’s literary accomplishments and colorful Key West lifestyle Tuesday through Sunday, July 17-22. The 38th annual Hemingway Days festivities salute the legacy of the Nobel Prize winner who lived and wrote on the island for most of the 1930s. 

Events include the famed Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest, prose and poetry readings, the tongue-in-cheek “Running of the Bulls,” symposium presentations and a film evening, a look-alike “party” on Hemingway’s July 21 birthday, running and paddleboarding challenges, a lively street fair and a high-stakes three-day marlin tournament recalling his passion for Florida Keys angling.

May 28, 2018

Daytona Lagoon to Celebrate Summer with All-New Dive-In Movie Night Series

Kick-Off Event to Feature “Finding Dory”


WHAT:                                  On June 3, Daytona Lagoon will launch its Summer Dive-in Movie Night Series with the Memorial Day Weekend premier of Pixar’s “Finding Dory.” Every other Sunday evening, families can enjoy a unique movie experience by relaxing in the wave pool or on the beach while taking in a movie on Daytona Lagoon’s giant, outdoor movie screen. There will be movie-themed trivia, face painting, prize giveaways, plus food and drink deals the whole family will enjoy, such as $1 popcorn, $1 kids’ snow cones and even adult drink specials, too!

WHEN:                                 The first Dive-in Movie night takes place Sunday, June 3, 2018. Dive-in movies will happen every other Sunday between June 3 and Sept. 2. All movies will start at sundown. See below for a Dive-in Movie schedule:*
  • June 3: Finding Dory
  • June 10: Frozen
  • June 24: Moana
  • July 8: Lego Batman
  • July 22: Coco
  • Aug. 5: Despicable Me 3
  • Sept. 2: Finding Nemo

*Note: Movies and show times are subject to change. Please refer to https://daytonalagoon.com/events/ for the latest information.

HOW:                   Families already enjoying Daytona Lagoon for the day can stay later for the movie at no additional cost. Current season pass holders receive free admission to Dive-In Movies. Non-season pass holders can pay a special price of $15.99 per person after 3 p.m., enjoy the park for the afternoon then stay to watch the film. For additional information on Daytona Lagoon’s new Dive-in Movie Nights, including movie and show times, please visit https://daytonalagoon.com/events/.

About Daytona Lagoon
Daytona Lagoon is Florida’s premier “Family Fun, Family Priced” water park and family entertainment center located in Daytona Beach next to the Ocean Center and just footsteps away from the World’s Most Famous Beach. Daytona Lagoon includes an indoor family entertainment center featuring over 80 games, including laser tag, miniature golf, go-karts, ropes course and food and beverage centers. Daytona Lagoon has special rooms for hosting fun birthday parties, can accommodate group outings and the park features special holiday events all year long. Daytona Lagoon, LLC is a subsidiary managed by regional park operator United Parks.

Daytona Lagoon’s water park season is March – October, while the family entertainment center operates year-round. For 21 years, Daytona Lagoon has entertained millions of families with world-class water park rides and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.daytonalagoon.com. Follow us on Twitter @daytonalagoon; Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/daytonalagoon

CALIFORNIA - NOW OPEN - MADAME TUSSAUDS SAN FRANCISCO NEW ESCAPE ROOM, “ALCATRAZ – THE BREAKOUT”


SAN FRANCISCO (May 23, 2018– Beginning today, Madame Tussauds San Francisco brings the world’s most famous prison escape to life in its new “Alcatraz – The Breakout” escape room, the first in the brand’s 250-year history. Themed after the infamous 1962 escape, the experience opens today on Fisherman’s Wharf, just one mere mile from where it all took place – Alcatraz Island.

Step back to 1962 and follow in the nefarious footsteps of three Alcatraz criminals, Clarence Anglin, John Anglin and Frank Morris, who escaped from America’s most notorious prison.

Be cunning. Be brave. Be smart. Like them, you’ll need strategy to survive. You’ll also need to be ballsy as hell. Unlike them, you’ll only have 60 minutes to break out. Crack the code and solve the puzzles before the guards catch you.

May 17, 2018

CALIFORNIA - Palo Alto’s Luxury All-Inclusive Hotel, Clement Palo Alto Adds Ridge Vineyards Experience to its Special Packages for Guests


PALO ALTO, CA. (May 2018) — The Clement Palo Alto All-Inclusive Luxury Hotel has partnered with an acclaimed Central Coast winery to offer the Ridge Vineyards Experience package for its guests.

Guests can experience the number one winery in America with an exclusive private tasting and tour for two at Ridge Vineyards’ Monte Bello Estate. Nestled high in the northern reaches of the Santa Cruz Mountains and surrounded by historic vineyards, Monte Bello offers guests an unparalleled opportunity to experience exceptional single-vineyard wines, including the celebrated Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Ridge Vineyards Experience includes:
>Overnight accommodations at The Clement Palo Alto
>Reservations for an exclusive two-hour private tasting for two at Monte Bello Estate, any day of the week
>Daily breakfast for two in the comfort of your guestroom or in The Clement dining room
>Overnight valet parking and resort fee

The two-hour private tasting experience includes a tour of the vineyard, where guests will see the petite verdot, merlot, and cabernet vines, as well as the historic knoll covered with 66-year-old cabernet sauvignon vines. A dedicated host will present a customized five-wine flight and library pour of Monte Bello, which also includes the most current vintage. A cheese-and-tapenade plate completes the experience.

TENNESSEE - BUSH’S® BEANS ANNOUNCED AS PRESENTING PARTNER FOR DOLLYWOOD’S BARBEQUE & BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Park Restaurants to Offer Special Recipes Featuring BUSH’S Products

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Thursday, May 17, 2018) —With Dollywood’s reputation for mouth-watering food, a new relationship with BUSH’S® Beans gives the park’s award-winning foods team a great new partner to help create even more tantalizing tastes for guests.

BUSH’S®, based in nearby Knoxville, Tennessee, now serves as presenting sponsor of Dollywood’s annual Barbeque & Bluegrass festival. The event, which runs May 25-June 10 this season, features the biggest names in bluegrass music, alongside expertly-prepared barbeque.

Thanks to the new partnership with BUSH’S®, Dollywood chefs also have created several unique side dishes to accompany the slow-smoked barbeque. Two of these are BUSH’S Hickory Pit Beans, a Dollywood-exclusive recipe featuring several varieties of beans, brown sugar and secret seasonings, and BUSH’S Cowboy Beans, another Dollywood-only item which consists of multiple varieties of beans, topped with BBQ pork, smoked sausage, and sautéed green and red peppers, and onions.

May 16, 2018

PLATT HOPWOOD PRESENTS: 80S IN THE PARK ROCKING HOTEL WEEKEND FESTIVAL & ROCK CON 2018


80S IN THE PARK IS BACK FOR IT’S 6TH YEAR AT THE INTERNATIONAL PALMS RESORT IN COCOA BEACH FLORIDA. THEI SEPTEMBER 28TH – 30TH
 
THE BIGGEST 80S WEEKEND SINCE THE 80S
 
FEATURING ON STAGE MEGA 80S BANDS;
FIREHOUSE , KIX, PRETTY BOY FLOYD, EVERY MOTHERS NIGHTMARE, RON KEEL OF KEEL, JASON BEILER OF SIGON KICK, KENNY MCGEE, BURNING STARR, NOVA REX, WILD PLANES, THE ROXX AND MANY MORE.
 
PLUS THE RETURN OF THE 80S ROCK CON WITH BAND MEMBERS, PHOTO OPPS, MEET AND GREET, BAND AND MEMORABILIA VENDORS, ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES AND MUCH MORE TO BE ADDED.
 
OUR EVENT IS THE “ROCKING HOTEL VACATION WEEKEND” AT THE INTERNATIONAL PALMS RESORT’S 13 ACRES BEACHFRONT LOCATION – ALLOWING THE ATTENDEE TO SWIM, SUN AND ROCK IN A WAY THAT NO OTHER EVENT ANY CAN PROVIDE.
 
THIS YEAR’S EVENT WILL ADD A SPECIAL ACOUSTIC SUNDAY BRUNCH BEACH SIDE2 ROCK CRUISES ON VICTORY CASINO FREE WITH TICKET TO THE EVENT AND EXTENDED VIP AFTER PARTIES WITH OUR EXCLUSIVE “MEET AND MINGLE” WITH BANDS IN THE ONE OF A KIND INTIMATE 80S ROCK ENVIRONMENT THAT THE EVENT IS FAMOUS FOR.
 
TICKETS ARE 59.00 FOR 3 DAY GA PASS AND 129.00 FOR A EXCLUSIVE 3 DAY VIP PASS AND AVAILABLE AT WWW.80SINTHEPARK.COM. TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND WILL SELL OUT.
 
80S IN THE PARK 2018 ROCKING HOTEL WEEKEND IS SPONSORED BY PLATT HOPWOOD ATTORNEYS AT LAW, 98.5 FM THE BEACH, VICTORY CASINO CRUISE LINES, COCONUTS ON THE BEACH, FRANKIE’S BEACHSIDE, NATURE’S MARKET HEALTH FOODS, S3 PRODUCTION, BACKSTAGE DIVAS , SPOTLIGHT MAGAZINE, BREVARD LIVE MAGAZINE, AND HANG10ROCKRADIO.COM.

May 15, 2018

FLORIDA - Mystery Fest Key West to Celebrate Crime Writers June 22-24

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — No sleuthing skills are needed to understand why missing Mystery Fest Key West, set for Friday through Sunday, June 22-24, would be downright criminal. Readers and writers seeking clues about crafting and enjoying mystery fiction can meet, interact with and learn from some of America’s most notable authors during the fifth annual Mystery Fest Key West.

Among the starring “suspects” are keynote speaker Ace Atkins, a prolific crime novelist chosen by the Robert B. Parker estate to continue Parker’s iconic “Spenser” series; editor, publisher and Mysterious Bookshop proprietor Otto Penzler, a world-renowned authority on mystery fiction; and famed multigenre author Heather Graham, who has penned more than 100 volumes including the acclaimed “Krewe of Hunters” novels.

Other presenters include forensic scientist and top-selling author Lisa Black; Diane A.S. Stuckart, who created the Leonardo da Vinci historical mysteries; cozy mystery writer Nancy J. Cohen; and Charles Todd, co-author of the award-winning Inspector Ian Rutledge series. Law enforcement experts are to offer insights as well.  

The festival’s dastardly doings are headquartered at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Grand Key, 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Attractions include writing workshops, panel discussions, book signings, receptions and gatherings where mystery buffs can mingle with the genre’s leading lights. 

May 14, 2018

TENNESSEE - DOLLYWOOD’S SPLASH COUNTRY SLIDES INTO 18TH SEASON WITH PARK UPGRADES

Guest Comfort and New Options are the Focus of 2018

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, May 14, 2018)—At Dollywood’s Splash Country, summertime is playtime! Children are out of school and families have the opportunity to spend more time together making memories. In celebration of the water park opening on May 19, Dollywood is offering a weeklong sale to kick off the season: purchase a two-day Dollywood ticket and upgrade to a two-day, multi-park ticket for free! Guests can take advantage of this online offer until May 18 and the tickets can be used through June 3.

A special ticket offer isn’t the only exciting news. For its 18th season, Dollywood’s Splash Country is delighted to showcase park upgrades, Too Hot Tuesdays with a DJ on the wave pool deck, and lots of new menu items. Guests won’t know which way to look first!

May 2, 2018

CALIFORNIA - Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel Announces Its Tail Wagging Package


The Hofsas House Hotel, a 38-room boutique family-owned inn in the heart of Carmel, is pleased to announce the launch of its Tail Wagging Package. To book this package during your stay, call (831) 624-2745 or email info@hofsashouse.com.

Tail-Wagging Package

Hofsas House is one of the most dog-friendly hotels in Carmel. Guests receive a complimentary “Doggie Welcome Package” upon arrival that includes:
  • Hofsas House dog Frisbee
  • Hofsas House collapsible dog bowl
  • Special dog bed
  • Letter from Tank, our onsite Pet Concierge
  • Special dog amenities package
  • Tips and recommendations for your four-legged friend’s stay
  • Walking trail and hiking guide
  • A package of treats
  • Coastal Canine Magazine: offering the best four-legged options for visiting Carmel

MEXICO: New Skip Gen Experience of Mexico’s Cultural Heritage Sites Offered from Grand Velas Riviera Maya


Riviera Maya, Mexico (May 1, 2018) –  The “Beyond-All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Riviera Maya now offers grandparents unique experiences with the grandkids to visit two of Mexico’s best cultural destinations while mom and dad are in the office. The experiences, one to Chichén Itzá and the other to Uxmal and the colonial city of Merida, include transportation in private plane from the resort for a seamless itinerary.

Skip generations can experience Chichen Itza, undoubtedly the most famous Mayan ruins inclusive of a private tour guide to explore the complex. This pre-Columbian city was built by the Maya people between 750 and 900 AD. Also at the site, the family will be treated to a lunch of regional favorites and swimming in a large, natural sink hole.

TENNESSEE - It Happened Here! Alcatraz East Crime Museum Exhibit Highlights Tennessee


Tennessee’s fascinating crime history will be on exhibit for a year

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (May 1, 2018) – From its earliest days, Tennessee has had a rich history of crime and justice, with stories known across the country. From local stories of moonshiners and vigilantes, to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that rocked the nation, those interested in learning more about the state’s notorious crime history can do so at the new temporary exhibit, “It Happened Here,” opening May 17, 2018. 

April 13, 2018

NEVADA - Tickets Are Now Available For Star Wars™: Secrets of the Empire at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas


Step into Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, A Fully Immersive VR Experience by The VOID and ILMxLAB


LAS VEGAS, April 9, 2018 - The VOID, the global leader of a new category of immersive location based experiences, has teamed up with ILMxLAB to create Star Wars™: Secrets of the Empire – a first-of-its-kind location based multi-sensory interactive adventure in a galaxy far, far away. Using state-of-the-art VR technology, The VOID will transport guests deep into the Star Wars universe where they can walk freely untethered, see, touch and interact with the environment. Participants will feel the turbulence of the skiff below their feet, withstand the impact of blaster bolts, and smell the smoke as they approach the fiery planet Mustafar.

Star Wars fans, travelers and locals alike will now have the chance to live out their fantasy at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 27.

April 12, 2018

ARIZONA - Medieval Times Breaks Ground on 10th Castle, First in Arizona


North America's #1 Dinner Attraction to Open in Scottsdale's Talking Stick Entertainment District

PHOENIX, April 6, 2018 - Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament today broke ground on its tenth North American castle, to be located in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community's Talking Stick Entertainment District in Scottsdale, Ariz.

With construction slated for completion in early 2019, the 79,000-square-foot 11th Century-style castle will be the only entertainment venue of its type in Arizona. Having entertained more than 67 million guests across the United States and in Toronto over the past three-and-a-half decades, the immersive Medieval Times experience centers around an adrenaline-charged live jousting tournament, filled with awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry. Heroic knights engage in rousing displays of strength and skill, as fans cheer their champions over a four-course, utensil-free feast, much as they might have 10 centuries ago.

OREGON - Glamping Enhanced for Vacations at Oregon's Loon Lake Lodge


REEDSPORT, Ore., April 6, 2018 - Vacationers seeking the tent camping experience with the comfort of a cabin are choosing Yurts for their Glamping in 2018. To meet the increasing demand, Loon Lake Lodge and RV Resort in Reedsport, Oregon, just a few miles from the Oregon Coast, has added four Deluxe Yurts.

The Deluxe Yurts are located in the upper-forested area of the Resort, near the lodge. The heavy canvas circular exterior provides the atmosphere of a tent, yet the interior is furnished with a trundle bed plus bunk beds to accommodate up to four people. And to make the "Glamper" even more comfortable, the Yurts have air conditioners and heaters, a counter top refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot and bed linens.

TEXAS - First-Ever Luxury Space Hotel, Aurora Station, to Offer Authentic Astronaut Experiences


Launched by Orion Span, Aurora Station Will Host Immersive 12-Day Trips Beginning in 2022; Now Accepting Deposits

HOUSTON, April 5, 2018 - The first-ever luxury space hotel was introduced today during the Space 2.0 Summit in San Jose, California. Named after the magical light phenomenon that illuminates the Earth's polar skies, Aurora Station is being developed by Orion Span and the company's team of space industry veterans, who have over 140 years of human space experience.

The first fully modular space station to ever debut, Aurora Station will operate as the first luxury hotel in space. The exclusive hotel will host six people at a time – including two crew members. Space travelers will enjoy a completely authentic, once-in-a-lifetime astronaut experience with extraordinary adventure during their 12-day journey, starting at $9.5M per person. Deposits are now being accepted for a future stay on Aurora Station, which is slated to launch in late 2021 and host its first guests in 2022. The fully refundable deposit is $80,000 per person and can be reserved online here.

FLORIDA - FIFTH GRADERS NATIONWIDE TO RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION TO NASA’S KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX

Explore a Universe of Fun for Free through December 31, 2018

 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (April 11, 2018) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER –  Fifth graders nationwide have just landed a free trip to space. For the second consecutive year, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering a front row seat to NASA’s future of space exploration with an invitation for a full-day of adventure and fun for FREE!

Current and incoming fifth graders (for fall 2018*) who visit with a full-admission-paying-adult**, will receive free, one-day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The ticket is available via the following link:https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/info/tickets#SpecialOffers. The ticket can be printed and then presented at any ticket window, along with one of the following as proof of age: a fourth- or fifth-grade report card, a passport or birth certificate. The offer will run through December 31, 2018.