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December 2, 2018

ADG TO DESIGN AND BUILD ISLAND H20 LIVE! WATERPARK AT MARGARITAVILLE RESORT ORLANDO, FL.


November 30, 2018, (Cohoes, NY) Aquatic Development Group (ADG), has been contracted as the design/builder of the brand new Island H20 Live! Waterpark slated to open Spring 2019 at the Margaritaville Resort in Orlando, FL. 

This tropical-themed water park is under construction and is situated on 11.5 acres, which will be home to over 15 water attractions designed for guests of all ages and skill levels. Island H20 Live! Waterpark will be the first water park in Kissimmee, FL in thirteen years.

August 20, 2018

Daytona Lagoon Announces Last Dive-In Movie Night for Summer 2018


Final Event Features “The Avenger: Infinity Wars” over Labor Day Weekend


WHAT:                        Daytona Lagoon will show “The Avengers: Infinity Wars” for its last Dive-In Movie Night of Summer 2018. Families and individuals can relax in the wave pool or on the beach while taking in the latest Avengers movie on the water park’s giant, outdoor movie screen. There will be plenty of movie-themed activities, plus food and drinks specials the whole family can enjoy.

                                    Also, NEW for this event, Daytona Lagoon is encouraging all Dive-In Movie Night attendees to come dressed as their favorite super hero character to participate in a fun social media contest. The winner will receive a free, birthday party room package. Winners can hold their next birthday (or child’s birthday) in one of Daytona Lagoon newly renovated birthday rooms for free!*  

July 21, 2018

Daytona Lagoon “Christmas in July” Promotion to Benefit Local Children


For every ticket purchased, Daytona Lagoon will donate one ticket to a child in need

Daytona Beach, Fla. (July XX, 2018) – Daytona Lagoon, Florida’s premier “Family Fun, Family Priced” water park and entertainment center in Daytona Beach, announced a new mission for its upcoming “Christmas in July Splash Sale.” From July 25 through July 27, customers can purchase a daily water park ticket and/or one-hour entertainment center wristbands for a discounted rate of $12 each. For every ticket purchased during that time frame, Daytona Lagoon will match it and donate a free water park ticket to a child in need. Daytona Lagoon is working with local nonprofit children’s organizations to distribute free water park tickets to underserviced youth in the Volusia County area.

June 23, 2018

FLORIDA - Daytona Lagoon, Volusia Flagler Family YMCA and Urban Surf 4 Kids Unite to Bring Swim Safety Awareness to Local Community


Local Organizations take part in global World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ Event

Daytona Beach, June 21, 2018 – Today, tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world united for the ninth annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) to raise awareness for swim safety. In Daytona Beach, Daytona Lagoon, Urban Surf and the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA teamed up to host the global event and bring critical swimming lessons to 50 underserviced kids in the local community.

The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA taught a free, 30-minute swim lesson to the kids, ages 5 to 15 in Daytona Lagoon’s wave pool. Urban Surf 4 Kids followed the swim lesson with an exciting surfing demonstration.

“Daytona Lagoon is honored to partner with the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA and Urban Surf 4 Kids to bring the World’s Largest Swim Lesson’s critical swim safety message to our local community,” said Tyler Currie, General Manager for Daytona Lagoon. “Drowning is a preventable tragedy and we must all work together to ensure every child and parent has access to lifesaving water safety resources.”

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

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 9, 2018

AQUATICA ORLANDO’S RAY RUSH OPENS TO THE PUBLIC ON MAY 12


New Family Raft Slide Offers Three-in-one Thrills for Guests of All Ages

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 7, 2018) – Ray Rush, Aquatica Orlando’s anticipated new attraction will be making its grand debut to park guests on Saturday, May 12. The new attraction promises to be a fully-loaded water adventure which will combine three unique slide elements, never before seen at Aquatica, into one action-packed attraction the entire family can enjoy together.

At nearly 60 feet tall, Ray Rush is where family and friends can take on three exciting thrills as they slide, splash and soar like never before. First, riders will be launched with water jets designed to propel rafts into the first of several enclosed tube sections. Next, riders will swirl into the giant sphere. Finally, riders will drop into an open-air halfpipe that resembles the shape of a manta ray before ending with a splash. Ray Rush will have a height requirement of 42” to appeal to families with children and will accommodate up to four riders per raft.

February 18, 2018

LEGOLAND® Water Park Opens 2018 Season March 10 With More Time to Splash, Slide and Build Than Ever Before


WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2018) – On Saturday, March 10, LEGOLAND® Water Park kicks off its longest season ever – giving guests more time for awesome family fun in the sun at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. It’s the park’s biggest number of operating dates since opening in 2012!

Named one of the country’s best outdoor water parks in USA TODAY’s “10Best” poll, LEGOLAND Water Park will be open select dates March 10 through Oct. 28, with daily operation in April, May, 
June, July and August. For complete operating dates and hours, visit  www.LEGOLAND.com/parkhours.

October 12, 2017

NEW FAMILY RAFT SLIDE OFFERS THREE-IN-ONE THRILLS FOR GUESTS OF ALL AGES

Ray Rush Coming to Aquatica Orlando in 2018


ORLANDO, Fla. (October 12, 2017) – A brand-new family raft slide is splashing into Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark in spring 2018. Ray Rush promises to be a fully-loaded water adventure which will combine three unique slide elements, never before seen at Aquatica, into one action-packed attraction the entire family can enjoy together.

At nearly 60 feet tall, Ray Rush is where family and friends can take on three exciting thrills as they slide, splash and soar like never before. First, riders will be launched at 33 feet per second with water jets designed to propel rafts into the first of several enclosed tube sections. Next, riders will swirl into a colossal translucent sphere which spins the raft around the slide walls before entering another enclosed tube section. Finally, riders will drop into an open-air halfpipe that resembles the shape of a manta ray. Rafts will soar back and forth on the wings of the manta before entering the final enclosed tube section that ends with a splash.

June 6, 2017

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT FUELS ITS UNPRECEDENTED GROWTH WITH NEW AND HIGHLY IMMERSIVE GUEST EXPERIENCES

Coming 2018: Fast & Furious Supercharged and 
Universal's Aventura Hotel


ORLANDO, Fla. (June 5, 2017) - A revolutionary water theme park has risen at Universal Orlando Resort. The recent opening of Universal's Volcano Bay marks the next chapter in the award-winning vacation destination's evolution. An all-encompassing, three-park destination, Universal Orlando continues to create authentic, next-level guest experiences in a way that no one else can.

Universal Orlando is part of the NBCUniversal Comcast family, which has invested significantly in the destination's unprecedented growth. In just seven years, 25 new experiences - entire themed areas, attractions,  restaurants, and hotels - have been added across the destination.

And there's even more on the way. This growth will continue through 2017 and beyond, with the now open expansion of the retro-themed Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort, a new action-packed ride experience based on The Fast & Furious, one of the most popular film franchises of all time, and the destination's sixth on-site hotel, Universal's Aventura Hotel.

May 29, 2017

NOW OPEN: VOLCANO BAY, UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT'S THIRD AMAZING THEME PARK

Universal Orlando's New Water Theme Park Redefines the Guest Experience with Thrilling Adventures, Relaxing Indulgences and the Innovative Technology of TapuTapu

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 25, 2017) - A revolutionary water theme park has risen at Universal Orlando Resort - Universal's Volcano Bay is now open.

The park's first guests gathered today inside the new water theme park to enjoy an authentic, South Pacific dedication ceremony commemorating the opening of Volcano Bay. The ceremony featured special performances by an array of authentic Maori entertainment, ranging from water dancers to "Haka" war dancers. The moment culminated with an eruption from the mighty 200 ft. Krakatau volcano - the park's stunning icon.

May 22, 2017

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT TO HOST LIVE STREAM FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF ITS THIRD THEME PARK - UNIVERSAL'S VOLCANO BAY

Guests can catch all of the action and excitement of the opening of Volcano Bay and enjoy exclusive content LIVE 
on the Universal Orlando blog


In just a few days, Universal Orlando Resort will officially open its radically-innovative water theme park, Universal's Volcano Bay - and guests will be able to catch all of the action via a live webcast on the Universal Orlando blog. 

The live webcast will give viewers a front row seat to the exciting celebratory opening moment as well as exclusive content from inside the new water theme park.  During the webcast, guests will:
  • Watch the spectacular, authentic entertainment moment that will officially open Volcano Bay to the public
  • Hear the story that inspired the park from Dale Mason, Vice President and Executive Art Director for Universal Creative - the team who brought the incredible water theme park to life
  • Get insider travel tips from travel expert, Angie Orth
  • See a cooking demonstration by Chef Robert Martinez, Jr. featuring some of Volcano Bay's signature food dishes

TAPUTAPU AT UNIVERSAL'S VOLCANO BAY: THE THEME PARK EXPERIENCE REDEFINED

Universal Announces More New Features for its Revolutionary Wearable - Taking the Water Park Experience to the Next Level


And  "Beyond Volcano Bay" Virtual Lines and
App-Based Ticketing Begin to Enhance the Guest Experience

Orlando, Fla. (May 17, 2017) - Guests at Universal's Volcano Bay - the innovative water theme park set to open on May 25th - will experience an entirely new level of freedom and fun as they enjoy the park with friends and family.

There will be no more standing in long lines to experience an attraction. No more carrying wallets, cash or credit cards throughout the park. No more fumbling for a locker key.

May 19, 2017

NORTH CAROLINA - COOL OFF IN THE CURRENTS OF #CAROLINAHARBOR

Carowinds’ Waterpark Opens Saturday, May 20



Charlotte, NC (May 17, 2017) The Atlantic Ocean isn’t the only aquatic getaway that North and South Carolina share. Carolina Harbor Waterpark  is nestled right between the two states at  Carowinds. Opening for the season on Saturday, May 20, the waterpark boasts 27-acres of splash adventures including a six-story water slide, two wave pools and a two-acre family area guaranteed to cool guests off in the summer heat.

Nominated as one of USA Today’s Top 10 Best Outdoor Water Parks in the US, Carolina Harbor has attractions for every water lover. Guests can spend the day enjoying thrilling water attractions, mouth-watering food or simply basking in the Carolina sun.

May 11, 2017

TENNESSEE - DOLLYWOOD’S SPLASH COUNTRY DEBUTS NEW FAMILY SLIDE FOR 17TH SEASON

Five-story tall racing slide complex and other park upgrades to star in 2017


PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Tuesday, May 9, 2017)—As the days grow longer and the sun a little warmer, lifeguards at Dollywood’s Splash Country become more eager to open the gates for another season of Smoky Mountain water park fun. Opening day for 2017 is Saturday, May 13 when the park debuts a new family racing slide, attraction upgrades, new parking options, a new calming area, and newly-recognized Platinum Award-winning lifeguards.

The most anticipated new-comer to Dollywood’s Splash Country for 2017 is TailSpin Racer, a five-story slide complex that offers six people the opportunity to race each other in a thrilling rush. From its unique spiraling, high-speed AquaTubes to its splashdown finish, it’s an all-out competition to see who can get to the end first. TailSpin Racer matches riders in a head-to-head race with the fun of a traditional mat racer-style slide and the tight turns and daring drops of an enclosed slide. Guests will immediately spot the new attraction near the front of the water park, which only adds to the excitement. 

April 22, 2017

Universal's Volcano Bay Takes Relaxation to the Next Level - Cabana Rentals & Premium Seating Now Available for Purchase UO


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 thrilling to serene, offering something for everyone.

And now, guests can choose to enhance their visit and take their relaxation to the next level with Volcano Bay's private cabanas and premium seating - now available for purchase.

April 1, 2017

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO LAUNCHES NEW OPTIONS FOR GUESTS TO EXPERIENCE THE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED WATER THEME PARK, UNIVERSAL'S VOLCANO BAY

From 3-Park Florida Resident tickets to 3-Park Annual Passes, guests now have a variety of ways to experience Universal Orlando's third amazing theme park



ORLANDO, Fla. (March 30, 2017) - 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.

March 8, 2017

REVEALED: THE STORY BEHIND UNIVERSAL'S VOLCANO BAY, UNIVERSAL ORLANDO'S THIRD AMAZING THEME PARK


ORLANDO, Fla. (March 8, 2017) - Today, Universal Orlando Resort revealed the story behind its new immersive water theme park, Universal's Volcano Bay - grand opening May 25, 2017.

Volcano Bay is a tropical paradise formed by myth and discovered by legend. It was discovered by the Waturi islanders with the help of a mystical fish who was destined to guide them to a new home. Visit the Universal Orlando Blog for more information on this remarkable story.

February 10, 2017

UNIVERSAL'S VOLCANO BAY OFFICIALLY GRAND OPENS MAY 25

PLUS, GET A FIRST LOOK AT THE REVOLUTIONARY TAPUTAPU WEARABLE COMING TO
 UNIVERSAL ORLANDO'S THIRD THEME PARK


ORLANDO, Fla. (February 9, 2017) - Universal Orlando's third amazing theme park, Volcano Bay, will officially grand open on May 25, 2017. And today, Universal Orlando provided a first look at the new TapuTapu wearable coming to Volcano Bay that will transform the way guests experience water theme park entertainment.

Visit the Universal Orlando Blog for first-ever images and a video of the TapuTapu wearable.

When guests arrive to Volcano Bay, they'll receive a TapuTapu wearable to use for the day that will make their experience throughout the entire park as hassle-free and fun-filled as possible. It will allow them to virtually wait in line for Volcano Bay's dozens of unique attractions and discover various TapTu Play experiences throughout the park with just a simple tap.

When it grand opens on May 25, Universal's Volcano Bay will become Universal Orlando's third amazing theme park and provide even more incredible experiences that further complement the entire destination. Volcano Bay will be an entirely new water theme park experience filled with incredible thrills and perfected relaxation. Spanning 30 fully immersive acres and featuring a variety of experiences ranging from daring to serene, Volcano Bay will offer something for everyone - including a multi-directional wave pool with sandy beaches, a peaceful winding river, twisting multi-rider raft rides, speeding body slides that drop from the top of the volcano into the waters below and more.

For more information and to sign up for updates, visit http://www.UniversalOrlando.com/VolcanoBay.

January 10, 2017

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT BEGINS HIRING FOR UNIVERSAL'S VOLCANO BAY WATER THEME PARK

Includes Special Open Call to Hire more than 400 Lifeguards



WHAT:          Universal Orlando Resort is diving into the search for new Team Members for full-time and part-time positions available at Universal's Volcano Bay Water Theme Park. Positions are available in all areas including Culinary, Food Services, Security, Lifeguards, Custodial, Parking & Transportation, Ticket Sales & Turnstiles - and more. As part of these hiring efforts more than 1,700 new team members will join the Universal Orlando team.   

                        In addition to multiple job fairs Universal Orlando will hold over the coming weeks, a special open call for lifeguards will be held on Sat., Jan. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Universal's HR office. Universal Orlando will hire more than 400 Lifeguards to support the new water theme park.

                        Volcano Bay will span 30 fully immersive acres and feature a variety of experiences that range from daring to serene. Dozens of unique attractions will offer something for everyone, including a multi-directional wave pool with sandy beaches, a peaceful winding river, twisting multi-rider raft rides, speeding body slides that drop from the top of the volcano into the waters below and more. And Universal is looking for energetic new Team Members to help bring these experiences to life for their guests.

Universal Orlando provides an exciting work environment for Team Members with great perks like free park admission, discounts, complimentary guest passes and more.

To be a part of the team at this innovative new water theme park, interested candidates can apply online at www.UniversalOrlandoJobs.com to be considered.

WHERE:        To learn more about job opportunities at Universal Orlando Resort and upcoming job fairs for Universal's Volcano Bay, visit www.UniversalOrlandoJobs.com.

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