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July 18, 2019

SUMMER IS HEATING UP AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO WITH THE NEW SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AND THE LIMITED RETURN OF THE FUN CARD


ORLANDO, Fla. (July 17, 2019) – SeaWorld Orlando’s Summer just got hotter with the announcement of a new weekend concert series and the return for a limited time of the popular Fun Card.  Today, the park announced a surprise four-weekend series of concerts, beginning July 20.  The indoor series, which is free with theme park admission, will be held in Nautilus Theatre twice daily on both Saturdays and Sundays.  For the best seat in the house, guests can purchase reserved and VIP seating for select performances. A limited number of reserved and VIP seating options and packages are available online at seaworld.com/orlando/events/summer-concert-series/.  Hurry and get your reserved and VIP seats and packages now before they sell out!

July 17, 2019

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS WELCOMES GHOSTBUSTERS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER TO “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS” IN ALL-NEW MAZES INSPIRED BY SONY PICTURES’ 1984 CLASSIC HIT

Orlando, Fla., Universal City, CA (July 17, 2019) – For the first time ever, Sony Pictures’ classic film, Ghostbusters, is coming to “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Orlando Resort and  Universal Studios Hollywood – bringing the most memorable scenes, characters and supernatural spirits from one of pop culture’s most iconic films to life in immersive mazes based off the 1984 classic at the nation’s premier Halloween events, starting this September.

Ghostbusters has entertained generations with its comedic yet frightening tale of four paranormal investigators on their quest to eradicate supernatural threats from creating chaos throughout New York City. As the film marks its milestone 35th anniversary, guests will have the unique opportunity to live the action and terrifying scares they have seen in the hit film when it comes to life at Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” in Orlando and Hollywood.

In each maze, guests will follow in the footsteps of the Ghostbusters – Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston – as they venture through artfully recreated scenes from the film, including the firehouse, New York Public Library and the Temple of Gozer, as an army of ghoulish spirits, hideous specters and ectoplasm-dripping phantasms attack from every corner.  As they delve deeper into the maze, guests will come face-to-face with an array of paranormal creatures, from the voracious Slimer to the all-powerful Gozer the Gozerian and in its ultimate destructor form – the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, to brave the demonic spirits and survive the night.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film.  Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season. And, the streets of each park’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner.

“Halloween Horror Nights” begins FridaySeptember 6 in Orlando and on FridaySeptember 13 in Hollywood. Additional details about the events will be revealed soon. For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” and to purchase select tickets at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html.

About Ghost Corps
Ghost Corps, Inc., a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., is focused on expanding the Ghostbusters brand with live-action feature films, animated motion pictures, television, merchandise, and other new entertainment products.  Ghost Corps is headquartered on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif.

About Universal Orlando Resort 
Universal Orlando Resort is a unique vacation destination that is part of the NBCUniversal Comcast family. For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures. 

Universal Orlando’s three theme parks, Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative theme park experiences – including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. Universal Orlando’s hotels are destinations unto themselves and include Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal’s Aventura Hotel and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers immersive dining and entertainment for every member of the family. 

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About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, and the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride.”  Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online at Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com and on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN

July 16, 2019

SeaWorld Orlando, San Antonio and San Diego Launch First Responders Salute With Half-Off Admission to Parks

Now through July 31, first responders and three of their guests can share all the parks have to offer this summer

Orlando, Fla. (July 15, 2019) – Now through July 31, SeaWorld Parks are proud to offer first responders and three of their guests half-price admission to its award-winning SeaWorld Orlando and San Diego parks as well as $25 tickets to SeaWorld San Antonio.
We have always taken immense pride in honoring those who dedicate themselves to helping others,” said Gus Antorcha, Chief Executive Officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. “This summer, we’re especially excited to welcome first respondents and their families or friends to parks across the country as they make lifelong memories on our newest attractions. Offering first responders discounted entry is a simple way for us to show just how grateful we are.”

July 12, 2019

SeaWorld Orlando Proudly Welcomes Whiskered Baby Walrus

Calf is second walrus birth at park, and one of only 18 walruses
living in zoological facilities in the U.S.

Orlando, Fla. (July 12, 2019) – SeaWorld Orlando’s animal care and veterinary teams are proud to announce the birth of a 150-pound, female Pacific walrus calf on July 3, to mom Kaboodle and dad Garfield.  This is 16-year-old Kaboodle’s second calf and the second calf born at SeaWorld Orlando.  Both Kaboodle and her calf are doing well. 
Under the watchful eyes of attentive animal care teams, it was determined that Kaboodle was not lactating and the calf had not received critical early nutrition.   The team made the decision to intervene and is now providing 24-hour care including eight bottle feedings a day, socialization and companionship, providing the opportunity for the calf to thrive.   

Let’s Party! Krispy Kreme® Celebrates Birthday with Special Release Original Filled Birthday Batter Doughnut

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 11, 2019) – It’s our birthday, but it’s your party! This year Krispy Kreme is celebrating with the introduction of a new limited-time birthday doughnut available beginning July 15 and an epic offer July 19 to fulfill fans’ doughnut cravings.
 
Krispy Kreme’s newest Original Filled variety – the Original Filled Birthday Batter Doughnut – is festively filled with delicious birthday cake batter, dipped in strawberry icing and topped with party sprinkles. It will be available for one week only beginning MondayJuly 15, as part of Krispy Kreme’s 82nd birthday.
 
On FridayJuly 19, the birthday celebration gets even sweeter when fans can purchase one dozen Original Glazed® Doughnuts for just $1 with the purchase of any dozen at all shops throughout Central Florida:
 

July 11, 2019

Simply Wish TooJay’s Deli “Happy Birthday” on Wednesday, July 24 and Enjoy a Free Slice of Birthday Cake

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (July 11, 2019) – TooJay’s Deli celebrates its 38th birthday on WednesdayJuly 24 with free slices of funfetti birthday cake created just for the occasion* and the opportunity to earn an additional 38 Delicious Rewards points.

“Since the first TooJay’s opened in 1981, our restaurant teams have worked hard to provide great experiences for our guests,” said TooJay’s President and CEO Maxwell Piet. “As we celebrate 38 wonderful years of serving simply great food, we thank our guests for their loyalty and invite new patrons in for our made-from-scratch specialties and amazing hospitality.”

In addition to enjoying a free slice of funfetti birthday cake just for saying “Happy Birthday,” TooJay’s Delicious Rewards Members who make a purchase and scan their receipt on July 24 will earn an additional 38 points.

TooJay’s Delicious Rewards program is perfect for loyal guests looking for freebies, rewards and special deals year-round. Guests may register through the restaurant’s mobile app, available for iOS and Android devices, and at www.toojays.com. Once registered, guests receive a free dessert just for joining and every dollar spent equals one point earned. Every 150 points equal a $10 reward!

FLORIDA RESTAURANT & LODGING SHOW ANNOUNCES 2019 RAPID FIRE CHALLENGE: MEATLESS MONDAY EDITION


Submissions Being Accepted Until FridayJuly 19, 2019

ORLANDO, FL July 11, 2019 - This year's Rapid Fire Challenge theme is Meatless Monday and all Chefs are encouraged to get creative and submit their favorite meatless dish for a chance to be crowned the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show Rapid Fire Champion, receive $1,000, and bragging rights.  The event takes place MondaySeptember 16, 2019 from 3:30-5:00 pm on Center Stage at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Submissions for Rapid Fire should be sent to Patricia Copela at patricia.copela@clarionevents.com by Friday, July 19. Guidelines for submissions can be found here.

The event is supported by Meatless Monday who will write a personality piece about the winner which will be sent in their weekly email newsletter, featured on their homepage and promoted via their social media channels. The winning recipe will accompany the piece, and will permanently be included in the Meatless Monday recipe database, crediting the winning chef and linking to his/her website. 

July 10, 2019

NEVADA - ICEBAR TO OPEN AT THE LINQ PROMENADE THIS NOVEMBER

LAS VEGAS (July 2019– ICEBAR, a brand-new project created by Noel Bowman of Minus5 Ice Experience, will open this November at The LINQ Promenade. Replacing Sprinkles Cupcakes next to the Promenade’s fountain, ICEBAR will offer the unforgettable frozen ambience and frosty cocktails familiar to fans of Minus5, while also featuring new, immersive features such as dynamic projection mapping. 

“We are presenting Las Vegas audiences with another exciting ice experience,” said Noel Bowman, owner, ICEBAR. “We know this coveted location will be attractive to leisure visitors strolling the Promenade, as well as corporate groups utilizing the nearby convention facilities, including the new Caesars Forum.”

Construction on ICEBAR begins this week to transform the existing space. ICEBAR will have cool, blue and green décor elements and signage on the exterior, as well as a 1,000-square-foot covered patio facing the Promenade’s fountain and a “warm space” devoted to a warm bar and lobby at the front entrance. Of course, the majority of the space will be devoted to the ice attraction, which will be 1,200 square feet and encompass more than 100 tons of hand-carved ice. The space is maintained at 32 degrees Fahrenheit by a sophisticated, state-of-the-art refrigeration system.

BOCA GRANDE, FL - The Gasparilla Inn & Club Named Florida’s #1 Resort by Travel + Leisure Magazine


Boca Grande, Fla. resort kicks off 106th season with a special package
 to celebrate prestigious honor

BOCA GRANDE, Fla. (July 10, 2019) — The Gasparilla Inn & Club is pleased to announce that it has been ranked the #1 Resort in Florida by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. To celebrate this honor and thank guests, the resort is offering “The Gasparilla Experience Package” that will run October 3-31, 2019. 

Whether seeking outdoor fun or a relaxing escape, guests can select one of the following complimentary experiences each day:

Father and Son Visit All LEGOLAND® Theme Parks Throughout the World In Less Than Two Weeks

LEGOLAND World Tour - Eight Parks, Eight Cities and Seven Countries in 13 Days
WINTER HAVEN, FLA. (July 10, 2019) – Dieter Deussen and his five-year-old son Julian just completed the trip of a lifetime. 

In a span of 13 days, the duo from Germany visited seven different countries and eight different cities on their way to visiting all of the LEGOLAND®  Parks throughout the world!

“The key to this trip was to have fun and enjoy extensive time with my son,” said Deussen while embracing Julian. “It’s a memory that we’ll have forever.”

Deussen simply wanted to create a special experience for his young son before starting school for the very first time in September. Knowing that his son is a big LEGO® fan, Deussen suggested a “LEGOLAND World Tour.”

"It didn’t take more than a few seconds for Julian to say yes," said Deussen.

July 6, 2019

NASCAR Driver Aric Almirola Celebrates Independence Day With Visit to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

Popular NASCAR Winner Enjoys Family Time at the Theme Park Built for Kids
WINTER HAVEN, FLA. (July 5, 2019) – NASCAR driver Aric Almirola typically enjoys life in the fast lane. However, the two-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner and Florida native slowed down this week to spend some much beloved family time at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.

With his wife and two young children by his side, Almirola took in the sights and sounds of the park’s newest expansion, THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD. The family took to the skies on their triple decker couch while riding THE LEGO MOVIE: Masters of Flight, bounced in delight on Unikitty’s Disco Drop, climbed to the top of Benny’s Playship and finished with a family portrait taken directly from inside Emmet’s Super Suite.
“The new LEGO MOVIE WORLD was incredible. It makes you feel like you’re in the movie,” said Almirola. “That was one of my personal favorites and the kids loved it too.”
This weekend Almirola will be racing in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway against many of the world’s best drivers. And while the winning driver will live in triumph, Almirola will forever have the glory of placing ‘minilanders’ alongside his family inside the Daytona Speedway model.

Tickets on Sale Now! Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Announces Final Roster of Apollo 50th Celebrations and Events

CAPE CANAVERAL (July 5, 2019) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – What do Moon Trees, Corvettes and Duran Duran have in common? They will all be part of the exciting roster of events, celebrations and activities planned at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to commemorate one of the most important human accomplishments in history:  the Apollo 11 Moon landing mission.  To honor the historic 50th anniversary launch, Moon landing and successful return to Earth, guests will have the chance to re-live the events through exciting live programing, archival footage viewings, interactive exhibits, astronaut appearances, never-before-seen artifacts and much, much more! Tickets are now on sale for general admission and these once-in-a-lifetime celebration events.

July 12, 2019  Moon Tree Garden Opening at Apollo/Saturn V Center
10 a.m.

Almost 50 years ago, when Apollo 14 Astronaut Stuart Roosa carried seeds from loblolly pine, sycamore, sweet gum, redwood, and Douglas fir trees around the Moon as part of a joint U.S. Forest Service/NASA project, his dream was to have the seeds germinated on his return and planted throughout the United States. Now known as "Moon Trees" and in their second generation, they have been planted around the world. On July 12th, 12 of the trees will be unveiled at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex as part of the Apollo 50 celebrations. The Moon Tree Garden at the Apollo/Saturn V Center will include the 12 trees, each of which represents a crewed Apollo mission to the Moon. The trees will form a crescent around a stunning bronze statue honoring the legendary crewmembers of Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. The seven-foot-tall statue, set upon a four-foot-tall concrete base, is a gift to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex from Rocket Mortgage.  The event is included with daily admission, and tickets can be purchased here 

Brevard Zoo News - New Life & New Releases!


Rock hyrax pups born at Brevard Zoo
MELBOURNE, Fla., July 5, 2019 — Brevard Zoo welcomed two rock hyrax pups on Wednesday, June 19 to mother Buffy and father Fangs. The newborns have been named Turnip and Radish by keepers, and their sexes are unknown at this time. They are not yet visible to Zoo guests.
“Last year, Buffy and Fangs gave us babies Gnocchi and Hashbrown,” said Michelle Smurl, the Zoo’s director of animal programs. “This year, they’ve given us two more furballs, both of whom appear to be in excellent health.”
Gestation for rock hyraxes lasts six to eight months and females can give birth to up to four pups per litter.
Although hyraxes only weigh about eight pounds as adults, their closest living relatives are elephants and manatees. This species is found in rocky, arid habitats throughout Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Human hunting has led to population decline in some areas.

 Brevard Zoo to release rehabilitated sea turtle
MELBOURNE, Fla., July 6, 2019 — Following a stay at Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center, juvenile green sea turtle Kona will be returned to the ocean at Bonsteel Park in Melbourne Beach on TuesdayJuly 9 at 4 p.m. through a partnership with the Barrier Island Center.
Upon admission to the Healing Center on April 7, Kona appeared lethargic, was covered in barnacles and had trouble staying underwater. This sea turtle was treated with medication, fluids and nutritious food by Zoo staff and volunteers.
This event is open to the public, and a filming and viewing area will be reserved for media. All media personnel are asked to check in with a Healing Center volunteer upon arrival. Accessibility mats will be in place for wheelchair, walker and stroller users.
More information about Kona is available at www.brevardzoo.org/meet-the-patients-kona.
Brevard Zoo is home to more than 900 animals representing 195 species from all over the world. As a not-for-profit organization, it is a leader in the fields of animal wellness, education and conservation. More information is available at www.brevardzoo.org.
Treetop Trek features five aerial obstacle courses that whisk guests above parts of the Zoo and through lush Florida landscapes. More information is available at www.treetoptrek.com.

July 2, 2019

TENNESSEE - Alcatraz East Crime Museum to Host Conversation with True Crime Investigative Journalist Billy Jensen

 Billy Jensen, renowned true crime journalist, will be speaking in a rare opportunity at Alcatraz East Crime Museum 

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (July 3, 2019) – He’s been called the Facebook detective and a citizen sleuth and has built a solid reputation for helping to solve true crimes. For the last two decades, Billy Jensen has become a household name within the true crime genre. Fans now have a chance to hear from the “consulting digital detective” in an intimate setting at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum. Jensen will be speaking at a special event on SaturdayJuly 20, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. The event is free with the paid general admission to the museum, but advance reservations are required to attend.

“We are honored to have Billy Jensen visit the museum and share his experiences and expertise with our visitors,” explains Rachael Penman, director of artifacts and exhibits at Alcatraz East Crime Museum. “He is doing important work and is so open with the true crime community about his journey.”

Those attending will be treated to hearing him speak about such things as the Golden State Killer Case, his podcast, his new book that is coming out, how he got started in the field, and what he’s currently working on. The small group setting will also provide an opportunity to ask questions. 

June 29, 2019

Duran Duran to Rock the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex with Concert and Choreographed Drone Light Show


Spectacular Late-Night Show Highlights Apollo 50th Celebrations on the Space Coast

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. (June 28, 2019) – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and the Aldrin Family Foundation today announced that the iconic British band Duran Duran will play a unique show amidst the spectacular Rocket Garden with an out-of-this-world drone performance by Studio Drift. Tickets are now on sale at KennedySpaceCenter.com for the show which will immediately follow the sold-out Apollo 50th Gala on July 16, 2019.

Speaking from Europe, where the band is currently on tour, keyboardist and Duran Duran co-founder Nick Rhodes said, “In July 1969 an entire generation, around the world, was ‘Moonstruck'. I was one of those kids watching in complete amazement on TV as the Lunar Module touched down, and Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the Moon. I remember rushing outside immediately after the broadcast to just stare up into the night sky. It was surreal and awe inspiring - science fiction unfolding before us. I tried to picture what it must be like for the astronauts who were up there – but it was all so utterly unimaginable. We’d simply never witnessed anything like it before. It felt like a new beginning. Everything was encapsulated in that one moment, nothing was ever going to be the same again. It represented hope, belief and opportunity - opening our minds to what mankind was capable of achieving.”

CHRISTNER’S PRIME STEAK & LOBSTER DONATES $19,851.00 TO THE HOWARD PHILIPS CENTER FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES


ORLANDO, Fla. (June 28, 2019) – The Christner family celebrated a special anniversary on June 14 to honor 26 years of legendary dining in Orlando at Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster. In addition to myriad charities, foundations and events supported throughout the year, the family-owned, award-winning restaurant generously opened the doors for a special fundraising celebration dinner to benefit one charity of choice. This year, one hundred percent of guest dining proceeds from the 26th Anniversary Dinner totaling $19,851.00 was donated to The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families.
  
“We are truly honored by numerous awards and accolades over the years and cherish them as much as the friendships and memories we have created. We hope to encourage our extended family and friends to realize their blessings and demonstrate a pattern of paying it forward,” said Owner Alice Christner.

WonderWorks Orlando Takes Magic Comedy Dinner Show to New Heights


ORLANDO, Florida – (June 27, 2019) – Those visiting Orlando who love magic will not want to miss The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show at WonderWorks. The indoor amusement park is taking the long-running magic comedy show to a whole new level, by using technology to create more interaction with the audience. While previously only a small group of people would get the interactive experience, the new technology allows the whole audience become part of the show.  Plus, world-renowned magician Tony Brent will be thrilling crowds with more magic, and a straightjacket reenactment.

“Our fans loved the magic comedy show before, but now it’s going to be even more interactive and exciting,” explains Brian Wayne, general manager of WonderWorks Orlando. “This is a show that all ages can enjoy. It’s funny, it’s magical, and it’s an amazing experience for all who attend.”

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