Monthly Archives: May 2014

Legends of Chima Opens at LEGOLAND California

ChimaOpening050Recently named the number one theme park for families by Parents Magazine, LEGOLAND California Resort expanded once again this month with the grand opening of the LEGO Legends of Chima Water Park presented by Cartoon Network! The new water park opened in style as celebrities, players from the San Diego Padres and community VIPs walked the “green” carpet before enjoying the new three-acre water park with their families.

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D23 Attraction Rewind Update

innerspace2The roster of talent continues to grow for D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind presented by H2O Plus. The event will take place November 22 and 23 at Walt Disney World Resort. D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will bring Disney archivists, Imagineers, Legends, and luminaries together to celebrate fan favorites such as Adventure Thru Inner Space, If You Had Wings, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with rarely seen concept art and images; vintage video clips; and hours of revealing stories. In addition, there will be a full day of presentations dedicated to Disney’s contributions to the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair.

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SeaWorld Orlando Enhances Mobile App

AppWant to know how to get from Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin over to TurtleTrek or find out show times for Blue Horizons? Do you remember where that restroom was that you passed a while ago? Exciting, new enhancements to SeaWorld Orlando’s popular park mobile app, available for iPhone and Android devices, was announced earlier this week, with interactive park maps and locations featuring GPS navigation. Dive into the new SeaWorld Discovery Guide app that includes a variety of features that are both fun and useful, and can be downloaded free from the Apple or Google Play app stores.

Each park’s Discovery Guide app will save guests time and increase their enjoyment as they navigate through the park using GPS-enabled interactive maps, access real-time updates of show schedules and events and receive broadcast park notifications.

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Falcon’s Fury Opening on Hold

Falcon's Fury concept art from Busch Gardens TampaBusch Gardens’ new thrill ride Falcon’s Fury includes first-of-its kind design elements, systems and parts. Due to a delay in the fabrication of key component parts, neither the manufacturer nor Busch Gardens are able to complete the lengthy testing processes needed to open the ride to the public.

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Aqua Drag Racer Readies for Opening

Wet ‘n Wild Orlando invites local families to help kick off the summer with the grand opening of its newest attraction, the Aqua Drag Racer™ on Thursday, June 12, 2014.

Wet 'n Wild Orlando's Aqua Drag RacerStanding six stories tall and featuring four parallel racing lanes, the Aqua Drag Racer is Florida’s tallest and fastest water-based racing attraction of its kind. Guests will take their place at a starting line that is 65 feet high and prepare for a turbo-charged adrenaline rush the whole family can share. Get ready for a full throttle plunge at screaming speeds while powering through enclosed braided, twisting tunnels at fifteen feet per second. It is full throttle acceleration with no brakes allowed and the newest way families share the rush in a head-to-head racing competition at Wet ‘n Wild!

In celebration of the opening of the Aqua Drag Racer on June 12, 2014 the first 500 guests to enter the park on Thursday will be given a pass into the ‘fast lane’ with a one-time Express Pass wristband. The park opens to the public at 9:30AM.

“The Aqua Drag Racer adds to our already exciting lineup of one-of-a-kind attractions,” said Michael Black, Sr. Vice President & GM of Wet ‘n Wild. “We have more rides and more multi-person thrill rides than any other waterpark in Central Florida and this new attraction offers yet another way for you and your family to share the rush together.”

Wet ‘n Wild, Orlando’s premier waterpark, sets the standard for thrills and over-the-top excitement – offering world-class attractions to thrill-seekers of all ages. Families can share a wide variety of waterpark adventure, with more than fifteen themed rides and attractions and more multi-person rides than any other waterpark in Central Florida. Experience a deep space adventure that’s light years from ordinary on The Black Hole: The Next Generation, encounter a splashing dose of group therapy on the Brain Wash™ or boogie down on the retro raft adventure Disco H2O™. At Wet ‘n Wild you’ll find high-speed, seriously twisted, multi-person adventures that let you feel the fun and share the rush. Wet ‘n Wild Orlando is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company.

TPAers, are you planning a visit to Wet ‘n Wild Orlando this summer? What are your favorite attractions there? Share your thoughts with other fans below!

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