SeaWorld ‘Sea of Surprises’ Rose Parade Float

SEAWORLD DEBUTS SEA OF SURPRISES FLOAT IN 125TH ROSE PARADE

SeaWorld Float Rose Parade
 
Sea Life Inspires Festive Tribute to SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration
 
 
“Sea of Surprises” will be the theme of the SeaWorld float in the 125th Rose® Parade presented by Honda on Jan. 1, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif.  The marine park’s most popular animals—including killer whales, penguins, dolphins and sea turtles—will be depicted on the float, designed to highlight the fun, inspiration and surprises that guests will find at the park during SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration kicking off next year.
For nearly five decades, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ has surprised and amazed guests with up-close encounters with animals, unique entertainment and thrilling rides. Millions have been inspired through the power of entertainment, to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world. On New Year’s Day, the beauty and majesty of the sea will come to life in Pasadena, as SeaWorld’s “Sea of Surprises” float appears in the Rose Parade®.
 
“We’re delighted to be part of the 125th Rose Parade with our ‘Sea of Surprises’ float,” said Jim Atchison, President and CEO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. “SeaWorld has been creating entertainment experiences that blend imagination with nature for almost 50 years, and this float will help bring that celebration to life.”
 
Built by Fiesta Parade Floats and designed by Stanley A. Meyer Design LLC, the SeaWorld float features a little boy, wide-eyed with wonder, who dives beneath a swirling, cresting wave. Through his ocean exploration, the boy’s fantasy comes to life, in perfect fitting with the Rose Parade’s theme this year, “Dreams Come True.”
 
“We could not be more excited to have the opportunity to be a part of SeaWorld’s 50th celebration, and what better way to celebrate than on the world’s largest New Year’s Day stage,” said Tim Estes, president of Fiesta Parade Floats. “An absolutely perfect complement to the theme, “Dreams Come True,” the “Sea of Surprises” float melds the power of connecting to the natural world with the inspiration, fun, and imagination that millions experience when visiting SeaWorld parks.”
 
SeaWorld’s float features many of the parks’ most popular animals, including killer whales, dolphins, penguins and sea turtles. A 55-foot floral foaming wave of more than 20,000 cascading iris and roses “crash” over a colorful reef, designed with more than 15,000 florescent orange roses. The bright, whimsical coral reef is teeming with marine animals including starfish, sea horses, turtles, manta rays, crabs and fanciful fish.
 
SeaWorld will celebrate its 50th year with a sea of surprises at all three parks that will include new interactive experiences and shows, even more up-close animal encounters throughout the parks and the SeaWorld “Surprise Squad” treating park guests with prizes and special experiences every day.  For more information about the Celebration, visit www.SeaWorld.com/Celebration
 
The 125th Rose Parade takes place along a 5½-mile route beginning on Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena, Calif. on Jan. 1, 2014.  For more information, visit www.TournamentofRoses.com.
SeaWorld Orlando
 
About SeaWorld:
SeaWorld® is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care.  It operates one of the world’s most respected programs to rescue and rehabilitate ocean marine animals that are ill, injured and orphaned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 22,000 animals in need over the last four decades. The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund has granted more than $10 million to wildlife research and conservation projects that protect wildlife and wild places. The Fund commits 100% of donations to on-the-ground wildlife conservation efforts.
Learn more at www.SeaWorld.com

 

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Two Disney Collection by Vera Bradley Announcements

Today the Disney Parks Blog has two great announcements about the Disney Collection by Vera Bradley!

The first is that the first two patterns of the Disney Collection by Vera Bradley will be available online starting October 21, 2013!

The ‘Just Mousing Around’ and ‘Midnight With Mickey’ patterns have been wildly popular, you see them EVERYWHERE in the parks, and now Disney Vera Bradley fans can add these to their holiday wish lists!

Disney Collection by Vera Bradley

Here is another look at the patterns and purses in the Disney Collection by Vera Bradley collection that will be available in the Disney Parks Online Store!

Disney Vera Bradley Patterns Up Close

Disney Vera Bradley

And the second announcement was the reveal of the ‘Where’s Mickey?’ pattern that will be coming soon to the World of Disney Marketplace in Florida!

Disney Collection by Vera Bradley

The pattern features great colors for the fall, and enough Hidden Mickeys to make any hunter excited!

Disney Collection by Vera Bradley

‘Where’s Mickey?’ will be featured on several familiar and popular styles such as the hipster, backpack, large duffel, Smartphone wristlet and more.

As with the previous Disney Collection by Vera Bradley patterns, they have been created especially and exclusively for Disney Theme Parks Merchandise and will be only be available for purchase in the Disney Parks and online at the Disney Parks Online Store!

I will definitely be on the lookout for this new pattern, and will bring you the news as soon as they are spotted at the World of Disney Marketplace!

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Second Screen Live Experience For The Nightmare Before Christmas

Disney Offering Exclusive Second Screen Live Experiences to fans of the cult of classic

Tim Burton film The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Chrismtmas

Beginning October 18 in select theaters, The Walt Disney Studios invites fans to join Jack Skellington for a spooktacular special engagement of Second Screen Live: The Nightmare Before Christmas, an interactive moviegoing experience.

Download the Second Screen Live: The Nightmare Before Christmas appand bring your iPad to the theater to explore the cult classic from the mind of Tim Burton and become part of the story like never before, engaging with the film in real time through songs, games and audience participation, including competition between friends and teams.

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Second Screen Live is an all-new Walt Disney Studios mobile application that enhances the theatrical moviegoing experience. Unlike the traditional theatrical experience, Second Screen Live is a special screening event for iPad users only where moviegoers are encouraged to “break the rules” and experience a classic film in an exciting new way through gameplay on their tablet device.

The Nightmare Before Chrismtmas

When: Second Screen Live: The Nightmare Before Christmas will play exclusively in select theaters starting October 18, 2013.

Requirements: Guests will need to bring an iPad or iPad mini (running iOS 5.0 or higher) to the theater with the Second Screen Live: The Nightmare Before Christmas app already installed.

The App: The app can be downloaded for free from the iTunes store. Just search for “Nightmare Before Christmas Second Screen Live” in iTunes.

More info: movies.disney.com/the-nightmare-before-christmas/second-screen-live

 

Second Screen Live: The Nightmare Before Christmas will play in the following theaters:

City Center 15: Cinema de Lux (White Plains, NY)

Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas (Farmingdale, NY)

Arclight Pasadena (Pasadena, CA)

Arclight Sherman Oaks (Sherman Oaks, CA)

Muvico Thousand Oaks 14 (Thousand Oaks, CA)

AMC Empire 25 (New York, NY)

AMC Garden State 16 (Paramus, NJ)

AMC Burbank 16 (Burbank, CA)

AMC Downtown Disney 12 (Anaheim, CA)

AMC Bay Street 16 (Emeryville, CA)

AMC Town Center 20 (Leawood, KS)

Century Huntington Beach and XD (Huntington Beach, CA)

Cinemark West Plano and XD (West Plano, TX)

Carmike Thoroughbred 20 (Nashville, TN)

Carmike 15 (Columbus, GA)

 

Take Home The Movie

Fans can also take home the 20th Anniversary Edition of the cult classic, Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. The film was released in stores nationwide on September 10th and just in time for Halloween.

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