2017 World Sword Swallower’s Day at Ripley’s

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium Orlando will once again play host again this year to a majority of the world’s most skilled sword swallowers as they demonstrate their death-defying skills to mark World Sword Swallower’s Day with free events on Saturday, February 25.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium Orlando 2017 World Sword Swallower's Day

This will be the tenth year that Ripley’s has hosted the event, which celebrates the 4,000 year old art and honors the few people in the world who risk their lives every time they swallow a sword. The event also recognizes the contributions that sword swallowers have made to medicine and science. There are only a few dozen people in the world able (and willing) to swallow swords.
“Sword swallowers have been prodded and examined by doctors and scientists in the name of science for the past 150 years, often without being recognized for their contributions,” said Dan Meyer, President, Sword Swallower’s Association International. “We want to change that. That’s one of the reasons we celebrate World Sword Swallower’s Day.”
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will host sword swallowers at more than a dozen of its Odditoriums across the country, providing FREE shows for the public.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium Orlando 2017 World Sword Swallower's Day Ted Campbell
Central Florida’s own Ted Campbell
In Orlando, Central Florida’s own Ted Campbell (aka “Will Rotten”) will demonstrate his amazing sword swallowing skills on World Sword Swallower’s Day. He’ll be joined by other local sword swallowers, including Red Stuart, who will attempt to swallow more than 50 swords at one time! The show will start at 1:30 pm with the Big Swallow finale at 2:25 pm. The show is FREE and will take place at Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium. 
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium Orlando 2017 World Sword Swallower's DayRipley’s Believe It or Not! has long chronicled the incredible feat of sword swallowing.
Sword swallowers were prominently featured at the very first Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1933.

Orlando Tree Trek Fright Flights

Orlando Tree Trek Fright Flights

Fright Flights will allow guests 4 zip line rides for $29.95
There are plenty of ways to be scared in Orlando this Halloween, and Fright Flights at Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park is taking it to another level – high above the trees.
For the first time, the park will be open at night for a special zip line event.

Orlando Tree Trek Fright Flights Halloween 2016

During Fright Flights, guests will have the chance to soar down Tree Trek’s lighted 425-foot dual zip lines. For only $29.95, guest will get four rides in a night. The park’s guides will be dressed as ghouls as guests make their way through the dark forest.
Fright Flights will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 and 29. The zip lines are designed for kids and adults 9 years old and older.
Guests can make reservations for this spooky event by calling (407) 390-9999. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park is Orlando’s most thrilling aerial obstacle course. Guests take on courses that feature 97 games and challenges, and the courses get higher and more challenging as they go. In addition to the climbing experience, Tree Trek also offers a daytime zip line only ticket for just $29.95.
For more information, visit www.orlandotreetrek.com.

Orlando Tree Trek Special Zip Line Offer

Orlando Tree Trek

Orlando Tree Trek offers special ticket

for zip line experience

Orlando Tree Trek Guests can fly down the park’s giant zip lines for only $29.95
Fans of thrills in Central Florida will want to zip on over to Orlando Tree Trek. The aerial adventure park is now offering a special rate that allows guests to experience its exciting zip lines as a separate attraction for those who only want to zip line.
Orlando Tree Trek
Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park is now offering a special $29.95 ticket for its zip lines.
For $29.95, guests can purchase a zip line ticket, which will allow them to take four rides on the park’s zip lines in one day. Guests can fly down one of Tree Trek’s giant 425-foot dual zip lines and race their family and friends, and they can get a taste of the high-flying, adrenaline-pumping adventure Tree Trek offers.
Participants must be at least 9 years old and be able to reach the tips of their fingers to a height of 5’9″ while keeping their feet flat on the ground. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
For guests who wish to experience the full Tree Trek adventure, ticket rates range in price from $38.95 to $49.95. This will allow them to fly down a giant zip line, as well as experience four progressively challenging courses.

Make a reservation today by visiting www.orlandotreetrek.com or by calling 407-390-9999.

The Octonauts Visit SEA LIFE Orlando This Fall

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The Octonauts Sail in to

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

Captain Barnacles and Kwazii of The Octonauts, characters from The Octonauts, a popular animated children’s television show on Disney Jr., will visit SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium Friday through Sunday, beginning Sept.16 to Oct. 30. During this time, young guests can take photos with the characters at scheduled onsite meet-and-greet events and become part of the Octonauts crew by participating in the Octonauts Training Academy at the aquarium.

SEA LIFE Orlando

The Octonauts are a team of undersea adventure heroes who rescue and protect sea creatures in trouble. During each television episode, viewers are able to learn about a variety of marine life as The Octonauts study facts about sea animals and their ocean habitats. Captain Barnacles, a brave polar bear, is the leader of The Octonauts crew while Kwazii, a kitten, is the crew’s lieutenant and a daring explorer. Both characters will make appearances at the Orlando aquarium.

“SEA LIFE is excited to have The Octonauts visit us for the first time with interactive, educational and fun activities,” said James Paulding, General Manager at SEA LIFE Orlando. “Children will have the opportunity to meet the characters and learn while having fun on their adventure to complete the Octonauts Training Academy.”

While The Octonauts are visiting SEA LIFE Orlando, guests can enjoy special on-site activities, featuring the Octonauts Training Academy. The Training Academy will guide children through different exploration zones on their way to earning official Octonauts crew member status. For ticket information, visit www.visitsealife.com/orlando.  The Octonauts are included in regular admission to SEA LIFE Orlando.

Scheduled appearances:

  • Sept. 16-18
  • Sept. 23-25
  • Sept. 30-Oct. 2
  • Oct. 7-9
  • Oct. 14-16
  • Oct. 21-23
  • Oct. 28-30

Dates and times are subject to change. For more information on The Octonauts, the aquarium’s conservation efforts or to buy tickets, go to VisitSEALIFE.com/Orlando.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Educator Appreciation Days

Educator Appreciation Ripleys Orlando

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Educator Appreciation Days

All K-12 teachers and staff receive free admission to Ripley’s Florida attractions from September 6 – October 16Ripley’s Believe It or Not! attractions in Florida are thanking
All Florida locations of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will be honoring K-12 educators for all their hard work with the return of Educator Appreciation Days this fall.
All K-12 school personnel are invited to visit any of Ripley’s Florida attractions for FREE from September 6 – October 16. Participating attractions include:
 
  • Educator Appreciation DaysOrlando: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium
  • St. Augustine: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Red Train Tours, Bayfront Mini Golf and Ripley’s Ghost Train Adventures
  • Panama City Beach: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, 7D Moving Theater and Marvelous Mirror Maze
  • Key West: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium
Educators need to bring a current pay stub and photo ID to receive their free admission. They can also bring up to five guests who will receive 50% discounts on their admission.
Ripley's Believe it or Not! Florida Attraction Logo Educator Appreciation Days
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando is conveniently located at 8201 International Drive, and is open daily from 9:00 am to midnight (last entry nightly at 11:00 pm). For more information, please visit www.ripleys.com/orlando or call 407-345-0501.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Pokémon GO Contest

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Holds #RipleysGo

Contest for Pokémon GO Players

Whoever catches the rarest Pokémon character at
any U.S., Canada, UK, or Australia Ripley’s location wins $5000!
Heads up players: catch a rare Pokémon character at a Ripley’s attraction and you could win $5000 in the #RipleysGo contest to see who can find the rarest Pokémon lurking at its Odditoriums, Aquariums, and other attractions in the U.S., Canada, UK, and Australia.
The attractions are full of PokéStops and Gyms, and people are flocking to Ripley’s attractions around the world to add to their collections.
Ripley's Believe It Or Not Pokémon GO Contest

How to enter the Ripley’s #RipleysGo contest: 

  • Screenshot a Pokémon you catch at or inside a U.S., Canada, UK, or Australia Ripley’s attraction.
  • Upload photo to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #RipleysGo
The contest runs now – July 24th.
There is a grand prize of $5,000 for the person who catches the rarest Pokémon character, as well as a $100 cash prize to one random winner each day during the contest. The rarest character will be determined according to this ranking index.

Players can check the leaderboard on the contest page each day to see where they rank, and it is super easy for players with this list of PokéStops and Gyms at its attractions.

Click HERE for complete contest rules.  The contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Pokémon Company International, Inc. Nintendo Co., Ltd. or Niantic, Inc. Pokémon and Pokémon character names are trademarks of Nintendo.

Orlando Tree Trek OneOrlando Fundraiser

 

Orlando Tree Trek OneOrlando Fundraiser

Orlando Tree Trek to donate 100 percent of ticket sales to Pulse shooting victims and their families

All ticket income on June 22 will go to the OneOrlando Fund
In honor of the victims of the Pulse shooting and their families, Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park will donate 100 percent of its ticket sales on Wednesday.
Orlando Tree Trek OneOrlando Fundraiser
Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park will donate 100 percent of its ticket income on June 22 to victims of the Pulse shooting.
All of the ticket money from people who come to climb at the park on June 22 will be donated to the OneOrlando Fund, which will support victims and their families, the LGBTQ and Hispanic communities and other needs related to the shooting.
“This is an unthinkable tragedy that has hit our community hard,” said Pina Barbusci, who owns the park with her family. “We cannot imagine the loss the families and friends of the victims feel. We want to show our support for our community and LGBTQ friends, and this is the least we can do. Hate will not win in Orlando.”
Orlando Tree Trek is an aerial obstacle course that features 97 games and challenges for a variety of ages and skill levels. Tickets are available for those ages 7 and older, and departures start at 8:30 a.m.
Reservations must be made by calling 407-390-9999. Please visit www.orlandotreetrek.com for more information about the park.
More information about the OneOrlando Fund is available at www.oneorlando.org.

The Orlando Eye Celebrates Its First Year

The Orlando Eye First Anniversary
Photo: The Orlando Eye

The Orlando Eye Marks First Year with Special Celebrations 

Orlando’s observation wheel celebrates its first year with special events in May

The Orlando Eye will celebrate its first anniversary with special events throughout the week of May 2. The 400-foot observation wheel opened to great fanfare on May 4, 2015, with grand opening events, a pyro show, and world renowned aerialist Nik Wallenda walking on the structure as it moved. This year, the Orlando Eye invites guests to come out and celebrate this milestone event, themed in the style of a first birthday party.

Frostival The Orlando Eye

The Orlando Eye will offer special gifts in honor of the anniversary to guests randomly throughout the week ofMay 2-8, including complimentary tickets, special merchandise and VIP packages, gift cards to I-Drive 360 retailers and restaurants and more, all handed out by the Eye Spy Prize Patrol.

On Wednesday, May 4, guests at The Orlando Eye can enjoy a party celebration all day featuring:

  • A live DJ inside the terminal
  • Special birthday décor inside Orlando Eye’s capsules
  • Balloon artists, face painters, entertainers and magicians throughout the area
  • Sweet treats provided by Sugar Factory
  • Cupcakes by Publix
  • A free digital photo download
  • Commemorative tickets

Additionally, the Orlando Eye will be lit up in rainbow lighting. For more information on the observation wheel, visit OfficialOrlandoEye.com.

The Orlando Eye Logo

Located in the heart of International Drive, the 400-foot Orlando Eye is the tallest observation wheel on the U.S. eastern coast, offering a new way to experience the breathtaking views of Central Florida.

As a top visitor attraction for the tourism capital of the U.S., the new Orlando Eye, part of the I-Drive 360 entertainment and dining complex, showcases 360-degree views of Central Florida, including nearby theme parks and attractions, downtown Orlando and Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s east coast, all within the comfort of 30 air-conditioned glass capsules. Each capsule has room for up to 15 guests to enjoy a serene 20-minute journey above the scenic landscape.

Included in the journey is access to the pre-flight 4D cinema experience, taking guests on a full 3D aerial journey of Florida, with the added dimension of sensory experiences, including lighting, wind, spray and scent effects. Visit OfficialOrlandoEye.com for more information.

 

Celebrate “World Sword Swallower’s Day” with Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Celebrate "World Sword Swallower's Day" with Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Celebrate “World Sword Swallower’s Day” with

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium hosts free sword swallowing performances on February 27
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will pay tribute to the ancient art of sword swallowing by holding free sword swallowing performances as part of World Sword Swallower’s Day on Saturday, February 27. Two things to remember – that’s solid steel and yes, it’s all real.       

Celebrate "World Sword Swallower's Day" with Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Orlando’s own Ted Campbell
Ripley’s will showcase the greatest group of sword swallowers ever assembled and offer free performances for the public at several of its Odditoriums around the world.
In Orlando, Ted Campbell will put his death-defying sword swallowing and fire eating skills on display. Other performers include Red Stuart, who has swallowed 50+ swords at one time, and Bill Berry, who juggles while sword swallowing! The show will start at 1:30 pm with an official swallow at 2:27 pm to coincide with the 2/27 date. Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium is located at 8201 International Dr. The sword swallowing
Celebrate "World Sword Swallower's Day" with Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Bill Berry simultaneously sword swallowing and juggling!
performances will be FREE, but admission is required to tour the Odditorium.
This will be the 9th annual World Sword Swallower’s Day celebration, founded by the

The event was created to recognize the handful of people in the world who can swallow swords, an ancient art that dates back some 4,000 years. The day also raises awareness of the contributions sword swallowers have made to the fields of medicine and science and raises money for esophageal cancer research.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has long chronicled the incredible feat of sword swallowing. Sword swallowers were prominently featured at the very first Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1933.

Kung Fu Panda Arrives At Madame Tussauds Orlando

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Skadoosh! Kapoeey! Kung Fu Panda Arrives at Madame Tussauds Orlando

The young and the young at heart are invited to showcase their Kung Fu poses next to Po the giant panda

Kung Fu Panda Madame Tussauds Orlando
                       Courtesy of Madame Tussauds Orlando

Madame Tussauds Orlando knows Kung Fu… Panda. The celebrity wax attraction has rolled out the welcome mat for Po the lovable Panda turned Dragon Warrior from the successful animated movie trilogy Kung Fu Panda. Po’s figure will be on display starting today, the opening day of the theatrical release of Kung Fu Panda 3.

Kung Fu Panda Madame Tussauds Orlando
                     Courtesy of Madame Tussauds Orlando

Some fun facts about the new figure:

  • Po’s figure weighs 160 pounds
  • More than 75 square feet of synthetic black fur and 45 square feet of synthetic white fur were used to create Po’s figure
  • Po’s eyes are 4.5 inches in diameter
  • His fist is almost a foot long
  • Po’s shorts were made from three different types of silk and a jacquard fabric, which were specially dyed to create 10 different color patches in the style of his animated outfit in the films

Madame Tussauds Orlando has new Florida resident rates, offering attraction admission for $18 ($13 for children between the ages of 3-12). This special offer saves visitors more than 25 percent off regular admission. For a limited time, tickets may be purchased at MadameTussauds.com/Orlando or at the attraction’s admissions desk. This offer is valid for Florida residents, with valid proof of residency, such as a state-issued ID, utilities or cable bill, bank statement, library card, or recent paystub. Restrictions may apply. Prices and hours subject to change without notice. Attraction admission is not guaranteed and subject to availability. The offer is not valid for premium products and cannot be combined with any other offers or packages.

Kung Fu Panda Madame Tussauds Orlando
                      Courtesy of Madame Tussauds Orlando

Madame Tussauds is world-renowned for the creation of detailed and lifelike wax figures that pay homage to A-list celebrities from film and television, sports icons, musicians from all genres, and notable figures from history and pop culture. Each Madame Tussauds figure is truly a work of art, involving teams of professional artists and sculptors who spend months on extensive research and take more than 300 measurements to recreate world-famous icons, to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has been at the heart of the 250-year Madame Tussauds legacy.

Guests at Madame Tussauds Orlando will experience the essence of America with this brand new, immersive and interactive wax experience, bursting with family fun and world-class entertainment, as they move through themed areas meeting all of their favorite stars from award-winning film actors, to historical and modern world leaders, sports stars, music legends as well as figures important to Florida. All visitors can shake hands with the president, get on stage with rock stars and pop princesses, or get up close and personal with a Hollywood heartthrob and take the ultimate selfie! For more information, visit www.madametussauds.com/orlando.

Madame Tussauds Orlando Welcomes Keith Urban

 

madame tussauds logoMadame Tussauds Orlando Welcomes Keith Urban

On the heels of announcing his 2016 world tour, country crooner Keith Urban’s wax figure has made a stop in Orlando. The Australian music artist, “Somebody Like You” singer and Nicole Kidman’s husband will be featured in the wax attraction along with the figure fellow music competition judge Jennifer Lopez.

Madame Tussauds Orlando Keith Urban
                        Courtesy of Madame Tussauds Orlando

Madame Tussauds Orlando has new Florida resident rates, offering attraction admission for $18 ($13 for children between the ages of 3-12). This special offer saves visitors more than 25 percent off regular admission. For a limited time, tickets may be purchased at MadameTussauds.com/Orlando or at the attraction’s admissions desk. This offer is valid for Florida residents, with valid proof of residency, such as a state-issued ID, utilities or cable bill, bank statement, library card, or recent paystub. Restrictions may apply. Prices and hours subject to change without notice. Attraction admission is not guaranteed and subject to availability. The offer is not valid for premium products and cannot be combined with any other offers or packages.

Madame Tussauds is world-renowned for the creation of detailed and lifelike wax figures that pay homage to A-list celebrities from film and television, sports icons, musicians from all genres, and notable figures from history and pop culture. Each Madame Tussauds figure is truly a work of art, involving teams of professional artists and sculptors who spend months on extensive research and take more than 300 measurements to recreate world-famous icons, to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has been at the heart of the 250-year Madame Tussauds legacy.

Guests at Madame Tussauds Orlando will experience the essence of America with this brand new, immersive and interactive wax experience, bursting with family fun and world-class entertainment, as they move through themed areas meeting all of their favorite stars from award-winning film actors, to historical and modern world leaders, sports stars, music legends as well as figures important to Florida. All visitors can shake hands with the president, get on stage with rock stars and pop princesses, or get up close and personal with a Hollywood heartthrob and take the ultimate selfie! For more information, visit www.madametussauds.com/orlando.

Madame Tussauds Orlando Welcomes Britain’s Royal Family

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Madame Tussauds Orlando Welcomes Britain’s Royal Family

The wax figures of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Orlando

Madame Tussauds Orlando is providing a royal welcome for the arrival of its newest figures of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry, Prince William and Duchess Catherine. Britain’s royal family will be featured in the Orlando attraction in a special holiday-themed set for a limited time. Guests are encouraged to get up close and personal with royalty and snap their best selfies for a memorable holiday card.

Madame Tussauds Orlando

Queen Elizabeth’s wax figure is fitted in an exact replica of the dress she wore for her official Diamond Jubilee portrait. Madame Tussauds studio artists were invited to the Palace to obtain exact measurements, photos and detailed notes of the dress. It is embellished with approximately 10,000 Swarovski crystals, and took artists over 60 hours to complete. Her jewelry is handmade and includes the George IV State Diadem, the Garter Star, the Garter Badge, the insignia of the Royal Order of George V and George VI, and Colette necklace and earrings.

Prince Harry’s figure is dressed in a Dege & Skinner suit from Savile Row — created by the actual tailor he uses for his uniforms. Prince Harry is adorned with medals: a set of three Court-Mounted full-size medals, three pairs of gilt and enamel Garter Stars, and one pair of Flying Wings.

Duchess Catherine’s figure is styled after her look at the 2011 BAFTA Awards in a one-of-a-kind pale lilac Alexander McQueen gown. Prince William is in a double-breasted six button two-piece dinner suit specially made for Madame Tussauds by Gieves & Hawkes.

Madame Tussauds enjoys a close relationship with the British Royal Family dating back to William IV, King of England when the attraction first opened in London in 1835. Their Highnesses have been closely involved with the royal figures. Madame Tussauds originally began as a traveling exhibit before establishing a permanent home in London and ultimately expanding to 19 attractions worldwide.

Madame Tussauds Orlando Welcomes YouTube Stars SMOSH

 

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Madame Tussauds Orlando Welcomes YouTube Stars SMOSH

Madame Tussauds  adds the comedy duo and YouTube sensations are the first digital media stars to be honored by the celebrity wax attraction

 

Madame Tussauds Orlando has rolled out the red carpet for its newest wax figures of digital celebrities Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, the duo behind powerhouse comedy brand SMOSH.

The figures will be featured inside the Orlando attraction’s film zone in a special set featuring a green screen, which encourages fans to select between numerous SMOSH-centric backdrops as well as graphic elements to enhance their photo experiences. Images and videos taken will be available to fans via email or text to share and preserve their experiences with SMOSH.

SMOSH Madame Tussauds Orlando

Madame Tussauds artists met with the duo to take hundreds of measurements so they could create the most accurate and lifelike representation of SMOSH. The SMOSH figures are dressed in clothing personally selected and donated by Padilla and Hecox. The figures were originally unveiled in California at the world premiere of SMOSH: The Movie this past summer.

“What an honor it is to be recognized and chosen for Madame Tussauds [as the] first YouTube wax figures in their 250 year history,” said Hecox and Padilla during the initial unveiling. “To have the big reveal take place on the red carpet at the premiere of our first movie just made this eventful day even more memorable.”

Named as one of the top-ranking celebrities by teens in a survey commissioned by Variety Magazine and supported by over 30 million subscribers across the brand’s multiple YouTube channels, SMOSH represents a new, community-driven sector of digital entertainment.

Smosh’s 3,000-plus videos have accrued 7.4 billion views. Their first video, released in November 2005, the Pokémon Theme Music Video catapulted them to success. It became the most-viewed video on YouTube at that time, and has since gained 24.7 million views. SMOSH has released four studio albums, Sexy Album (2010), If Music Were Real (2011), Smoshtastic (2012) and The Sweet Sound of Smosh (2013).

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Madame Tussauds Orlando also has new Florida resident rates, offering attraction admission for $18 ($13 for children between the ages of 3-12). This special offer saves visitors more than 25 percent off regular admission. For a limited time, tickets may be purchased at MadameTussauds.com/Orlando or at the attraction’s admissions desk.

This offer is valid for Florida residents, with valid proof of residency, such as a state-issued ID, utilities or cable bill, bank statement, library card, or recent paystub. Restrictions may apply. Prices and hours subject to change without notice. Attraction admission is not guaranteed and subject to availability. The offer is not valid for premium products and cannot be combined with any other offers or packages.

Madame Tussauds is world-renowned for the creation of detailed and lifelike wax figures that pay homage to A-list celebrities from film and television, sports icons, musicians from all genres, and notable figures from history and pop culture. Each Madame Tussauds figure is truly a work of art, involving teams of professional artists and sculptors who spend months on extensive research and take more than 300 measurements to recreate world-famous icons, to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has been at the heart of the 250-year Madame Tussauds legacy.

Guests at Madame Tussauds Orlando will experience the essence of America with this brand new, immersive and interactive wax experience, bursting with family fun and world-class entertainment, as they move through themed areas meeting all of their favorite stars from award-winning film actors, to historical and modern world leaders, sports stars, music legends as well as figures important to Florida. All visitors can shake hands with the president, get on stage with rock stars and pop princesses, or get up close and personal with a Hollywood heartthrob and take the ultimate selfie! For more information, visit www.madametussauds.com/orlando.

Frostival At The Orlando Eye & I-Drive 360

Frostival The Orlando Eye

Frostival Presented By The Orlando Eye & I-Drive 360

Guests visiting the Orlando Eye can enjoy holiday-themed capsules, ice-skating, a flight with Santa, and much more during Frostival

 

The Orlando Eye and I-Drive 360 are adding to Central Florida’s holiday happenings with special events to celebrate the season with Frostival.

From now until December 25th, guests to I-Drive 360 can celebrate on land or in the air!

Experience the Holidays at 400 feet by riding in one of four beautifully themed holiday capsules on The Orlando Eye.

Frostival The Orlando Eye
Photo: The Orlando Eye

The capsule themes range from The Night Before Christmas, Gingerbread House, Winter Wonderland and Candy Canes.

Holiday capsule packages begin at $30, and include priority boarding and holiday music throughout the flight. 

During select times throughout the month, younger guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a flight with Santa Claus himself! Santa flight packages begin at $35, and include priority boarding, photo opportunities, a holiday cookie, and a holiday story reading. 

Frostival The Orlando Eye
Photo: The Orlando Eye

Throughout the entire season, look to the skies to see the Orlando Eye lit in different colors to celebrate the holidays, on the night we visited it was lit up like a wreath. In addition to special lighting for Christmas and the New Year, the Eye will feature blue and white lighting on December 14th to celebrate the last day of Hanukkah. Frostival The Orlando Eye

After you have taken flight on the Orlando Eye, experience I-Drive 360 decked out for the holidays!

The center’s courtyard is full of festiveness with a 20-feet Christmas tree, purple wreaths, string lighting, as well as an outdoor ice-skating rink and snow machines. Ice-skating rates begin at $10 (with advanced purchase of Orlando Eye admission) or $12 at the door. The cost includes 30 minutes of skate time and skate rentals. Frostival The Orlando Eye

Tickets may be purchased at online or at the attraction’s admissions desk. Prices and event hours subject to change without notice. For more information, visit OfficialOrlandoEye.com.

 

 

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Florida Resident Discount

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Florida Attractions Offer
50% off to Florida Residents

 
Half price on holiday fun until December 18, 2015
Florida residents are getting an early holiday gift from Ripley’s Believe It or Not!  with half price tickets for Florida residents to all Ripley’s Florida attractions until December 18, 2015.

Ripley's Believe It or Not Florida

Participating

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Florida attractions include:

  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium
  • Ripley’s Believe it or Not! St. Augustine Odditorium, daytime   Red Train Tours and Ghost Train Adventure
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Panama City Beach  Odditorium and
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Key West Odditorium
Residents will need to show a local photo ID in order to receive the discount.  All adults in the party will need to have proof of residency in order to receive the discount.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando is conveniently located at 8201 International Drive, and is open daily from 9:00 am to midnight (last entry nightly at 11:00 pm). For more information, please visit
 Ripley's Believe It Or Not Oddtoberfest Florida
About Ripley Entertainment
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com) family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment.  More than 13 million people visit its 95-plus attractions in 10 countries each year.  In addition to its 32 Believe It or Not!Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in 42 countries. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.