SeaWorld Orlando Welcomes Baby Dolphin

A dolphin calf was born Saturday morning 6/30/12 at 8:47 a.m. at SeaWorld Orlando. The young calf’s sex is unknown at this time, but it has been seen nursing and bonding with its mom, Starkey, both a good indication that the calf is doing well. This is Starkey’s sixth birth.  Park guests can see the pair at SeaWorld’s Dolphin Nursery where pregnant dolphins, new mothers, their calves and experienced moms live together.
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Universal’s Summer Concert Series Continues On July 7th With Lupe Fiasco

 

“THE SHOW GOES ON” THIS SATURDAY NIGHT WITH A LIVE PERFORMANCE BY RAP SUPERSTAR LUPE FIASCO AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Summer Concert Series Runs Every Saturday Night Through July 14

This Saturday night, Universal Orlando’s Summer Concert Series continues with rap and hip hop artist Lupe Fiasco.

Lupe Fiasco’s musical career took off in 2006 with his Grammy award-nominated debut album, “Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor,” featuring hit singles like “I Gotcha” and “Daydreamin” featuring Jill Scott.  He continued to release two additional hit albums, “Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool,” and “Lasers,” both of which included Top 10 smash hit songs – “Superstar” and “The Show Goes On.” The rap star has collaborated with other renowned hip hop artists, such as Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa and Trey Songz and is expected to release his fourth album, “Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album,” this fall.

Lupe Fiasco

Universal Orlando’s Summer Concert Series is included in admission to Universal Studios Florida and gives guests the opportunity to add a major concert to a day of theme park thrills. The full list of upcoming acts is below.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 2012 LINEUP

Date

Headliner

July 7                                       Lupe Fiasco
July 14

 

                                  Miranda Cosgrove

Guests can also experience Universal Orlando’s newest attraction, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, and brand-new entertainment experiences – Universal’s Superstar Parade and Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular.   Despicable Me Minion Mayhem is a hilarious and heartwarming new ride that combines a new storyline, new animation, the latest 3-D technology – and the heart, outrageous humor and memorable characters of the hit animated film. Before the concert, Universal’s Superstar Parade will roll through the streets and transform into a theme-park-wide performance stage as today’s most beloved stories and characters bring new adventure and excitement to guests.  After the concert, Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular – a nighttime show that takes guests on a journey filled with powerful movie moments – will unfold across the park’s central lagoon.

 

For more information, visit www.universalorlando.com.

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Celebrity Mascot Games 2012

The 2012 Celebrity Mascot Games will be held July 19 at Stetson University in Deland, Florida at 12:30pm , and July 20 at 12:30 & 21 at 2:00pm at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida .The 20th Annual Celebrity Mascot Games is the only event of its kind, and will feature 30 mascots from sports teams across the country competing in a variety of games during three exciting shows.

More than 15,000 fans will enjoy thrilling and pulse-pounding competition, as more than 25 mascots from Major League Baseball, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA and the Arena Football League battle through wild and wacky games, to see who the true champion of the mascot world is.

Proceeds from the Celebrity Mascot Games benefit New Hope for Kids, an Orlando based not-for-profit organization. New Hope For Kids grants wishes to children under the age of 18 who are suffering from life-threatening illness and provides grief support for children who have lost a family member. Since its inception, New Hope has granted more than 3,000 wishes, focusing on the children of Central Florida. In addition, since the first Mascot Games in 1992, this event raised nearly $300,000 for New Hope for Kids.

There are tons of great pictures, charity auctions, and more information about the Games can be found on the Mascot Games website!

Photo from the Amway Center Website for the Mascot Games

Back by popular demand! Purchase a reserved seat and guarantee yourself an up close and personal experience at the Celebrity Mascot Games. Reserved seats are $16.00. Reserved seats are only available for the July 21st show at Amway Center.

General Admission tickets for the Celebrity Mascot Games are $10.00.

Tickets are now on-sale, and they can be purchased in advance at the Amway Center Box Office (407-849-2020). In addition, tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased the day of the games at Stetson University and Amway Center.

For handicapped seating questions, please contact the Amway Center Box Office at (407) 440-7000.

Children 2 and under, who plan to sit in a parent’s lap, will receive free admission.

Military Discounts are available for only $8. These tickets are only available for purchase, in person at the Amway Center Box Office.

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