Palmer Coolum Resort’s latest attraction, Palmersaurus, turns the clock back 65 million years, with one of the world’s largest collection of dinosaurs.
Featuring 160 semi-moving, roaring monsters of the past, guests can get face to face with favourites like the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor’s, Triceratops, and Brachiosaurus’s as well as some lesser known prehistoric creatures including Demetrodon’s, Gastornis and an Ankylosaur.
Rates: Admission prices for one attraction for one adult cost $37.50, children (aged 5-14) $19.00 or a family pass (two adults and three children) for $100.
Underwater World Mooloolaba SEALIFE has a new accolade to its name – now holding the title to Australia’s largest collection of jellyfish.
Packed with blue blubber jellies, moon jellies, upside down jellies, comb jellies and sea nettles Underwater World guests will learn about each species as they move through the interactive zone called Jellyfish Kingdom.
Watch these majestic creatures bob along on a self-guided tour or join a daily ocean walk to learn about the ecological significance of jellyfish and the need for their protection.
Rates: Adults from $34.20, Children $20.70, Family $93.60.
Rapunzel will be there, as will Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and Snow White. There’ll be Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and Captain Hook. Alice will star, and the Mad Hatter. Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear of course will make an appearance. And then there’s Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon. From June 28 to 30, Brisbane will become home to some of Disney’s most beloved stars as they gather to star on the ice in Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove. Tickets on sale this Monday at 9am!
The show will take audiences on a magical journey spanning 50 years of Disney animated film. From the inaugural Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to the 50th film – Tangled, this ice skating extravaganza commemorates the legacy of Disney films with an all-new medley of Disney tales that will captivate audiences.
PLUS – to celebrate 20 years of ice shows in Australia, Feld Entertainment (the producers of Disney On Ice) are searching for Australia’s most devoted Disney On Ice fan!! The competition asks fans to submit a written, video or photo entry via the Disney On Ice Australia Facebook page sharing their most treasured Disney On Ice memories – with the prize being free tickets to Disney On Ice for the next decade – TEN YEARS OF DISNEY ON ICE!!
The show is really magical – get lost with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favourite Disney princesses – Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and Snow White. Set sail with Peter Pan, the always playful Tinker Bell and the cunning Captain Hook and his crew as they head on an adventure beyond Never Land! Trek through the wilderness and wildlife of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’ Embark on a mischievous ride with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear from Disney Pixar’s Toy Story and explore the mystical and marvellous Wonderland with Alice and the Mad Hatter. Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove will take Australian audiences on the journey of a lifetime. Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove will tour nationally, opening in Perth, then to Adelaide, Wollongong, Newcastle, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Purchase tickets from Ticketek from 9am Monday 3 March (March 4 in WA).
Perth – Perth Arena – 29 May – 1 June (Thurs – Sun)
Adelaide – Adelaide Entertainment Centre – 7 – 9 June (Sat – Sun)
Wollongong – WIN Entertainment Centre – 13 – 15 June (Fri -Sun)
Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 20 – 22 June (Fri – Sun)
Brisbane – Brisbane Entertainment Centre – 28 – 30 June (Sat – Mon)
Melbourne – Hisense Arena, Melbourne – 3 – 7 July (Thurs – Mon)
Sydney Allphones Arena – 9 – 13 July (Wed – Sun)
And, as Orlando approaches its warmer months, Tuscana Resort Orlando by Aston is offering special rates and offers to its guests.
Tuscana Resort Orlando — surrounded by Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and LEGOLAND — is offering the LEGOLAND Package from now until Dec. 30.
The LEGOLAND Package includes two adult tickets to LEGOLAND Florida for two days and rates as low as $136 per night. You can also tack on additional tickets for children and seniors at check-in.
LEGOLAND Florida is the largest LEGOLAND in the world. It encompasses 150 acres and features 50 rides, shows and attractions. At the property’s LEGOLAND Water Park, guests can build their own raft and float down a 1,000-foot river.
Tuscana Resort Orlando is also featuring a Spring Into Savings deal, with rates as low as $89 per night.
Orlando is well known for theme parks like LEGOLAND, but the city also has a distinct arts and culture scene, world-class shopping, top-rated dining, spa getaways, championship golf, and a vibrant nightlife to enjoy while staying at Tuscana Resort Orlando.
Whether you want to check out ChampionsGate Golf Club, visit the Orlando Museum of Art, choose from eight major shopping malls, learn about alligators and crocodiles at Gatorland, or attend the Orlando Ballet or Orlando Shakespeare Theater, it’s all there for you.
Tuscana Resort Orlando, boasting a Mediterranean style, features 289 condo suites. It was a 2013 Certificate of Excellence award winner on TripAdvisor.
Price is based on availability, subject to change and does not include taxes and fees.
LAS VEGAS, — A century of classic and new Disney stars are taking to the ice to share memories, laughs and excitement in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. The magnificent celebration is coming to Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas from May 1 – 4, 2014. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Mar. 22 at 10 a.m.
This magical moment in entertainment history combines Disney’s unforgettable stories and enthralling characters that have entertained families all over the world. The captivating production features the largest cast ever of lovable Disney stars on ice – Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, Stitch, Nemo and the Incredibles – and exciting moments from Disney’s Mulan and The Lion King.
Audiences will not want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime ice spectacular that features beautifully choreographed figure skating to Academy Award®-winning songs “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Under the Sea,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and many more. Dazzling sets, memorable characters, beautiful costumes and exciting special effects will transport audiences through decades of beloved Disney stories.
Tickets for Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic are available at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, UNLVtickets outlets Town Square Las Vegas and La Bonita Supermarkets, www.unlvtickets.com or by calling 702-739-FANS. To discover more about Disney On Ice, go to www.disneyonice.com, or visit us on Facebook and YouTube. Members of the media are invited to visit the Press Room at www.feldentertainment.com.
About Feld Entertainment
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, and Marvel Universe Live.
Walt Disney World Resort raised its theme park prices.
Effective immediately, visitors to the Magic Kingdom will pay $99 for one-day tickets, which is an increase of $4.
One-day tickets at Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios also rose by $4 each.
“Our pricing reflects the high quality and breadth of experiences we offer and our ongoing commitment to investing in our parks,” said Kim Prunty, a Walt Disney World spokeswoman. “We offer a variety of ticket options that provide a great value, and find that most guests select multi-day tickets that offer additional savings.”
CRUSTY CREATURES OF THE DEEP STAR IN NEW SPECIAL EXHIBITION LAUNCHING FEBRUARY HALF TERM
An invasion of the crustacean kind is expected at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium in February 2014 as a new exhibition featuring some stunning species of crabs opens. CLAWS will bring together a spectacular collection of the “B-movie monsters” of the marine world from the gigantic Japanese Spider crab (which can grow to 12 feet long) to the humble blue lobster (they aren’t pink until they are cooked!).
Built like miniature armoured tanks, these powerful crusty creatures of the deep are natural warriors and guests can inspect them at close quarters in a newly themed area featuring quirky displays designed to resemble giant crabs.
A giant mechanical claw shows the inner workings of a crab’s claw and interactive features enable guests to feel the hardness of their shells and the sharpness of the serrations on their claws. Plus a crawl-through tunnel display allows visitors to get right underneath some of these alien like animals and examine them from every angle. Add in fun and informative graphics and a 3D model and CLAWS adds up to a monster new addition to one of London’s most popular attractions.
And there’s also a whole aquarium to discover with thousands of sea creatures from rays to rare Green Sea turtles, seven species of stunning shark in the Shark Reef Encounter display and a playful family of Gentoo penguins in the chilly Ice Adventure area.
Situated on the banks of the River Thames in County Hall, the SEA LIFE London Aquarium is open seven days a week with great value family tickets; additional charges apply to Snorkel with Sharks and Behind the Scenes. See www.sealife.co.uk/london for details. CLAWS is included in main entry price.
Discounts and fast track entry available with online booking – visit www.sealife.co.uk/london
Nearest tubes: Westminster/Waterloo
Open seven days a week from 10am with last entry at 6pm and prices start from £15.53 per adult and £11.25 per child
Top booking tip: Book your ticket online and visit after 3pm and not only do you get the best value ticket – from just £15.53 per adult and £11.25 per child – but you also get to stroll around the attraction while it’s quiet AND catch the penguins’ last feed of the day (4pm).
Visit: http://www.visitsealife.com/London/Ticket-Prices/After3pmTicket/ for info.
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 99 attractions, 9 hotels/3 holiday villages in 22 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 54 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 22,000 employees.
Among Merlin’s attractions are – SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The EDF Energy London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park Resort, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK, Siam Ocean World and Busan Aquarium. All brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.
Pirates Ahoy At The Legoland® Windsor Resort In 2014. Set Sail For New Pirate Shores Featuring All New Castaway Camp Adventure Play Area Plus 100′s Of New Lego® Models
Guests at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort can expect plenty of pirate themed fun in 2014 as the hugely popular Pirates Landing gets a major re-vamp to become NEW Pirate Shores. Featuring Castaway Camp – an awesome totally new pirate adventure play area, more than 100 brand new LEGO® models and themed features on the Pirate Falls Treasure Quest log flume ride, plus a new themed restaurant, the rollicking Jolly Rocker Pirate Ship ride and Pirate Goldwash – Pirate Shores promises a swashbuckling family adventure.
Join Captain Good Brick on a quest to discover Captain Black Heart’s hidden treasure on an exciting LEGO-tastic voyage on Pirate Falls Treasure Quest log flume ride – featuring more than 100 new LEGO models. Guided by Scallywag the Parrot, guests will set sail on a quest for the buried treasure in Black Heart’s hidden lagoon. After negotiating choppy crocodile infested waters, dodging mischievous monkeys and even witnessing a full scale sea battle with duelling pirates and firing canon, the boat takes the final climb to the pirate’s Treetop Lookout before plummeting towards an adrenaline fuelled finale. NB: waterproofs are recommended for even the most adventurous deckhands.
Daring buccaneers will also delight in the rigging, hideaways and turrets in Castaway Camp – a gigantic totally new adventure play area. Complete with a towering forgotten fortress and fearsome battleships children can act out pirate legends on the high ropes, nets and slides and defend their shipmates from invading enemies.
Also in Pirate Shores is the Jolly Rocker Pirate Ship ride promising to test sailor’s sea legs and their head for heights plus a Pirates Gold Panning area AND an all new quality family restaurant, Pirate Shores Burger Kitchen, serving a tasty menu of flame grilled pirate favourites. Meanwhile over in Skeleton Bay the pirate adventures continue as Captain Birdsnest and his crew battle with the dastardly Red Pirate in a high-octane stunt show on water.
And there’s plenty across the Resort to keep the whole family entertained including new in 2013 DUPLO® Valley, which has proved a splash-tastic hit. For little ones there’s Splash Safari – featuring a menagerie of DUPLO animal friends including lions, giraffes and elephants. And for the bigger ones, Drench Towers, the largest outdoor water structure in the UK – maximum soaking guaranteed.
No visit to the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is complete without a journey on the Atlantis Submarine Voyage ride; submerging guests into an aquatic world of awesome sea creatures in bright yellow submarines – it’s a world first. Then take to a Viking boat for some water rapid thrills on Vikings’ River Splash, soar through the air on The Dragon rollercoaster (or the Dragon’s Apprentice for littler ones) and earn your very own driving license at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Driving School. Or feel the force in the LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland and marvel at some of the world’s most famous landscapes in miniature in the Resort’s famous Miniland.
With so much to do in a day there’s the option to extend a visit to a short break at the unique, 150 room, LEGO themed Hotel with its imaginative Pirate, Kingdom and Adventure bedrooms. Situated right on the edge of the theme park, the colour, playful fun and interactivity of LEGO is stamped throughout from the spectacular entrance through to the indoor play features, restaurant and lakeside play and seating area outside.
With so many adventures to discover in 150 acres of beautiful parkland there’s never been a better time to visit the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. Check www.legoland.co.uk for full details
Park ticket prices/opening
opens on Friday 14 March 2014 until Monday 3 November 2014 (closed on selected midweek days in April, May, September, October and November)
in advance online, from £35.10 for adults, from £31.05 for children (free for under three’s) and from £132.30 for families (2 adults + 2 children)
book here: www.legoland.co.uk/en/Book/ or call 0845 373 2640
LEGO themed LEGOLAND Hotel prices/opening
themed family rooms (2 adults/ 2 children) available from £247 low season or from £337 high season
Hotel price includes breakfast and Park tickets for two days plus early bird access to selected rides the Park (special rates available for LEGOLAND Annual Pass Holders and Merlin Annual Pass Holders)
book here: www.legoland.co.uk/hotel/shortbreak/
The Grosvenor Hotel in Chester, England is reaching deep to create an attraction for the picture-perfect city mostly known for its stunning Tudor buildings and its glorious cathedral. The hotel’s “Shark Encounter” package works in tandem with the city’s Blue Planet Aquarium to add a shark dive for two adults, full instructions, use of SCUBA equipment, an “I Dived with the Sharks at Blue Planet Aquarium” certificate, overnight stay in one of the Grosvenor Hotel’s deluxe rooms, a two course dinner in La Brasserie, a chauffeur-driven car from the hotel to and from Blue Planet Aquarium, and continental breakfast. Diving sessions are available at 2:15 p.m. or 4:15 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Blue Planet Aquarium has been operating the shark encounter program with success. It’s even held a wedding ceremony in the tank. The program puts even absolute beginners up close and personal with its collection of 10-foot Sand Tiger Sharks. Though the species is large and ferocious looking, they have little or no record of attacking humans. Sand sharks are relatively docile members of the shark family. Beginners will be taught basic dive techniques before being lowered into the tank with the sharks.
The Walt Disney World Resort introduced a three-night package for $899 that includes two days of theme park tickets and three nights in a select Walt Disney World Resort hotel. The offer is good for two adults and one child three to nine.
Guests will also receive a complimentary Memory Maker, a photo product that provides guests with unlimited digital photos at hundreds of Disney PhotoPass locations.
The package price is in effect for most nights between April 27 through June 15 and Aug. 15 through Sept. 30.
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