Monthly Archives: June 2014

Feeding Experiences at Shark Reef

OD the sea turtle at Shark Reef Aquarium. 10-3-13. Darrin Bush photo.Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay offers guests a chance to go behind the scenes and help feed their finned residents, from sea turtles to sharks! Walk in off the famous Las Vegas Strip, and have a fantastic, VIP world-class aquatic experience guaranteed to be a jackpot for the whole family!

Stingray Feed
Reach into our touch pool and feed our fabulous stingrays and ancient horseshoe crabs a smorgasbord of shrimp, krill, and fish. You’ll enter Shark Reef Aquarium at 9:15 am and enjoy the aquarium all by yourself with a private VIP tour before heading off to begin breakfast with the rays.

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Knott’s Calico Mine Ride Re-imagined!

Knotts_Summer2014_4629One of the most influential and iconic dark rides in the history of themed entertainment is the Calico Mine Ride at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. Opened in 1960, the Mine Ride has taken countless visitors on a fascinating, historically educational trip through the winding passages of a 7-story-tall mountain smack in the middle of the Farm, and has ignited the imagination of future theme park designers ever since.

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Louis David Valenzuela Art at Old Tucson

Valenzuela masksOld Tucson is pleased to announce that traditional Native American art by Yoeme artist Louis David Valenzuela is available at the Last Outpost gift shop. The Last Outpost is open daily from 10:00 am to 2:00. Mr. Valenzuela is an enrolled member of the tribe who is actively involved in ceremonial life. He focuses on works that tell the story of the Pascua Yaqui people.

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Making of Diagon Alley Television Event

Harry Potter Stars Visit Diagon Alley 2In anticipation of the July 8th Grand Opening of Universal Orlando Resort’s newest theme park experience, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, Meredith Vieira will host Harry Potter: The Making of Diagon Alley, an NBC News primetime special produced by Peacock Productions on Monday, June 30th at 8 pm/7c. Vieira gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the design and construction of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, the latest manifestation of the multi-billion dollar cultural phenomenon of Harry Potter.

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Alice Davis Announced for ScareLA!

alicedavisslaDisneyland fans, hang on to your lap bars! ScareLA is thrilled to announce the addition of Disney Legend Alice Davis to its special presentation, When Hinges Creak: Celebrating 45 Years of The Haunted Mansion!

Representing her late husband, Marc Davis, Alice will join Disney Legend Bob Gurr and Doombuggies.com’s Jeff Baham on August 9, 2014 at ScareLA as fans celebrate the iconic Disneyland attraction on its actual 45th Anniversary! The group will reminisce about the Mansion’s design and development, as well as take questions from audience members.

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Saturday Summer Nights BGT 2014

Bridgit MendlerActress, songwriter, singer and performer Bridgit Mendler, salsa superstars El Gran Combo and singer-songwriter ZZ Ward have been added to Busch Gardens Tampa’s brand new Saturday Summer Nights concert series.

Mendler, who starred on Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie,” will heat up Gwazi Park stage with hits from her “Hello My Name Is…” album, which debuted Top 30 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on iTunes’ pop album chart, including the album’s platinum-certified single “Ready or Not.”

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Aqua Drag Racer at Wet ‘n Wild Orlando

Aqua Drag RacerThis past weekend, Wet ‘n Wild Orlando opened its newest attraction, the Aqua Drag Racer – a family-friendly, four lane racing attraction. It’s expected to be the tallest and fastest water based racing attraction of its kind in Florida aimed at providing thrill seekers with an experience unlike any other around.

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Hot Chelle Rae at Busch Gardens

BG_SN_P_CMYKPop-rock band, Hot Chelle Rae will perform Saturday, June 28 at Busch Gardens Tampa to kick off the NEW Saturday Summer Nights concerts. The Gwazi Park stage will sizzle with fan-favorite hits like “Tonight, Tonight” and “Don’t Say Goodnight”. Concerts will take place at 8:30 p.m., immediately followed by a grand fireworks finale. Delicious barbeque, craft beers, specialty merchandise and strolling entertainment will line the Gwazi Park field and pathways on Saturday nights, creating a festival atmosphere.

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Exploring Angkor at PortAventura

DSC00882The biggest new attraction for PortAventura’s 2014 season is undoubtedly Angkor: Adventure in the Lost Kingdom.

This attraction, known as Angkor for short, can be found in China, one of the park’s six themed lands. It brings the total number of onsite water attractions up to four, not including those found in the neighboring Costa Caribe Aquatic Park.

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Summer Arrives at SeaWorld Orlando

GenNatLive_overallSummer has officially started at SeaWorld Orlando, running now through August 10 and features two all-new shows: Generation Nature LIVE and Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up The Night.

The nighttime show, Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up The Night, is a high-energy show featuring new, original music and production elements, as well as new killer whale behaviors. Shamu Stadium is transformed with stylistic lighting and colorful backdrops to create a social and celebratory atmosphere, guided by a host each night, and ending with a fireworks finale.

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