This is one invitation you don’t want to refuse because the Mouse knows how to party.
The winter holiday event for media at Disneyland Resort was a blast. Even with an unseasonal downpour and cold front causing temperatures in the Southland to drop into the 30’s and 40’s, invited members of the media and their family gathered to honor the seasonal changes at Disneyland.
The festivities began at 10 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 7 at Stage 17 in Hollywood Land of Disney’s California Adventure theme park in Anaheim.
The beloved main characters – Mickey, Minnie, Daisy and Donald – all dressed in their holiday get-up visited the party and were available for photos.
DJ Clark M. Chuka, president of Music by Request, rocked the house with trivia games, music, and a silly patter that kept everyone entertained against a magical backdrop of a Disney holiday-themed set and props perfect for photo opportunities.
Disney-themed food, like Mickey Mouse shaped hot pretzels and cupcakes with blue frosting for the newly released animated film “Frozen”, was free to all.
Pop Sensation The Wanted Set To Perform Live At Universal Orlando Resort’s 2014 Mardi Gras CelebrationDecember 9, 2013 on 12:12 pm | In Florida, Orlando, Theme Parks Zoos Aquariums, Webbandstand | Comments Off
R&B Superstar Robin Thicke will also take the stage as part of next year’s celebration, which will feature more concerts than ever before
Chart-topping boy band The Wanted – famed for hits such as ‘Glad You Came’ and ‘Chasing the Sun’ – will perform live in concert at Universal Orlando Resort’s 2014 Mardi Gras Celebration – the biggest, most authentic Mardi Gras celebration outside of New Orleans.
Also performing at next year’s event is R&B superstar Robin Thicke, the popular singer behind the mega-hit ‘Blurred Lines’.
Next spring, the biggest Mardi Gras bash this side of the bayou will take place at Universal Studios Florida with more concerts than ever before. For a total of 20 select nights from February 8th through May 31st, guests will enjoy an authentic family-friendly version of the iconic “N’awlins” street party featuring a colourful parade, delectable Cajun cuisine, authentic New Orleans bands and live performances by some of the biggest names in music today.
Robin Thicke will perform on February 22nd and The Wanted will take the stage on May 10th. The full Mardi Gras 2014 concert lineup and event details, including the parade theme, will be announced at a later date.
Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included in normal admission to Universal Studios Florida. For more information, visit www.universalorlando.co.uk/mardigras.
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With some of the darkest skies in the UK, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water’s Elan Valley estate wants to become the first International Dark Sky Park in Wales
The Elan Valley estate near Rhayader – which includes around 18,000 hectares of land across Mid Wales and the Cambrian Mountains – has some of thelowest levels of light pollution in the whole of the UK and this provides an ideal location to promote the enjoyment of night skies and boost tourism.
International Dark Sky Parks are areas where the night sky is protected and lighting controls are in place to prevent light pollution. Currently, the only International Dark Sky Designation in Wales is the Brecon Beacons, which was awarded this status in February.
Over 90 per cent of the UK population lives under a severely light polluted sky, according to the 2012 British Astronomical Association survey. Therefore, protecting those skies that are free of light pollution is very important and will encourage people to enjoy their true beauty.
Sorcha Lewis, head ranger at the Elan Valley, said: “Having a Dark Sky Status at the Elan Valley would have a positive impact on the local economy here in Mid Wales. Tourists interested in the night sky would be more likely to come and visit during the autumn and winter months, when tourism tends to be slightly quieter, which would be a huge benefit to local businesses.
“Aside from promoting tourism, we would also educate visitors of all ages about our night sky and show them how they can help to conserve it in their own homes. By simply reducing the wattage of light bulbs, we can all do our own bit to reverse light pollution, and therefore reduce our carbon footprint.
“Dark skies are hugely important in protecting wildlife and the natural environment. Many birds and animals are affected by stray light intruding into their night world, confusing their natural patterns of activity and affecting their breeding cycles causing premature breeding.
“As the Elan Valley is an area of spectacular beauty and abundant wildlife, it is crucial that we protect the wildlife of the night by ensuring we look after the dark skies here in Mid Wales.”
Local astronomer, Allan Trow, manager at Dark Sky Wales, said: “We fully support the Elan Valley’s application for dark sky status. The area provides an unusually dark area for night time observing, providing amateur astronomers, the general public and tourism providers a unique environment in which to treasure the night sky and prosper from its economic potential.
“The benefit to businesses from a successful application via astro tourism is enormous with companies like ours being able to provide astronomy based activities and educational programmes for local people and business.”
Welsh Water’s Elan Valley estate has held a number of events during the past year to promote the dark skies. The next of these will be a Star Meeting held on Sunday, January 26 from 7.30pm until 9pm where visitors will have the opportunity to use scopes to learn all about the stars in the night sky.
For further information, please contact the visitor centre on 01597 810 880.
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Notes to editor
The Elan Estate is the largest single area of land owned by any of the national water companies, comprising some 10 per cent of the total. The estate has been managed to protect the quality and quantity of the water since 1892. The 70 square miles of moorland, bog, woodland, river and reservoir are of national importance for their diversity of lower plants and the Estate is the most important area for land birds in Wales.
Responsibility for protecting the Elan Valley lies with Welsh Water and The Elan Valley Trust, who manage the largest part of the Estate under a long-term lease including the farmland and open hillside. Both organisations promote public access and recreation; provide environmental education services and work together to enhance biodiversity in this special area.
Welsh Water is committed to promoting access and recreation at its reservoir sites as well as managing over 42,000 hectares of land and enhancing the special wildlife areas in its care.
The Countryside Council for Wales supports conservation, access and environmental and educational events at Elan Valley.
Welsh Water is owned by Glas Cymru. It is a non-shareholder and single purpose company and it exists to give customers the best possible water and sewerage services while keeping bills as low as possible. Profits are reinvested in the business to deliver further benefits to customers.
MAORI CARVINGS IN NATIVE NEW ZEALAND TIMBER UNVEILED
Laie, Hawaii – November 30, 2013 – The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) today re-opened its entire Aotearoa (New Zealand) village following a traditional Maori ceremony that featured the unveiling of new carvings recognizing Hawaikiroa, the ancient Polynesian navigator.
In a Kawanga (ceremony) steeped in Maori culture, the village was re-opened and carvings revealed before sunrise, starting at 6:00 a.m. More than 150 people participated in the ceremony and the speakers included Alfred Grace, PCC’s President and CEO, and himself a native of Aotearoa. Ceremony highlights included:
Powhiri (Welcoming back of community elders and carvers with their chisels);
Karanga (Calls of welcome for guests to enter);
Waerea (Protective chant to clear the way for entrance);
Takahi-whare (Procession of participants led through the three houses) and;
Whai-korero (Formal presentation to the villagers and carvers).
The intricately designed carvings are made from the native Totara timber of New Zealand. The carvings honor the ancient navigator Hawaikiroa for the discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, and for also being an ancestor to Aotearoa.
“It was an inspiring ceremony and a wonderful start to what promises to be an even more rewarding cultural experience at our Aotearoa village,” said Seamus Fitzgerald, Aotearoa village manager. “Guests already enjoy great fun with our village activities and interacting with our Maori students. The addition of these new carvings will make learning about Aotearoa and the heritage of the Maori culture even more intriguing.”
The Aotearoa village consists of three houses, including the Marae (sacred place for protocol and social purposes) and meeting house, both of which were the focus of the new renovations. Guests enjoy interactive presentations about the Maori culture, including the symbolic significance of the carvings, unique facial tattoos of the Maori people, and the performance of their exciting war dance, the haka.
Aotearoa is one of six villages celebrating the native culture and people of its island heritage amidst the PCC’s 42 lushly landscaped acres, with the other villages showcasing Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga, and Fiji. At each island village, guests are immersed in the native culture through fun and engaging presentations, exhibits, and hands-on activities.
The PCC is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013 and is in the process of completing $100 million in facility and experiential improvements over a five-year period, which is scheduled to conclude in fourth quarter 2014 with the grand opening of the newly expanded Pacific Marketplace.
In addition to the re-opened Aotearoa village, other recent notable improvements introduced include a new Hawaii Village with a design and presentation inspired by the ahupuaa (land division used by ancient Hawaiians that extends from the uplands to the sea); Hawaiian Journey, a new cinematic experience in a theater built to resemble a volcano; a newly renovated Hale Aloha, home to the award-winning Alii Luau experience, and; a revitalized Samoa Village.
For more information, visit www.Polynesia.com, or call the PCC at (808) 293-3333.
The only cultural tourist attraction of its kind in the world and a favorite of all visitors to Hawaii, the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013. An engaging, interactive celebration showcasing the people, culture, arts and crafts of Polynesia, the PCC has entertained more than 37 million visitors from around the world in its first 50 years. A non-profit organization, 100 percent of PCC’s revenue goes to daily operations and to support the education of its student-employees from neighboring Brigham Young University-Hawaii.
UK online travel agent Globehunters has announced cheap flights to Orlando for February 2014. Travellers will be able save on flights from major UK airports and experience Orlando’s theme parks without the crowds of peak season.
The flight deals run throughout the February half term which lasts from Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd of February. As well as appealing to families travelling in half term, the flight deals are also expected to attract couples planning on spending Valentine’s Day at the Disney Parks.
Throughout February, visitors will be able to enjoy a full bill of activities at the Magic Kingdom. The Celebrate the Magic show will be running nightly, as will the spectacular Electrical Water Pageant. The famous Wishes fireworks display is one of the biggest fireworks extravaganzas in the resort’s history and will be held every night during February.
This cheap flights offer will also cover the Valentine’s Day period, so Disney-loving couples can enjoy a romantic holiday for less. Valentine’s Day at Disney has become a popular destination for would-be grooms to pop the question and has also attracted an increasing number of couples renewing their vows.
In the days either side of Valentine’s Day 2014, Magic Kingdom is transformed by exclusive decorations and character greetings. Specially crafted dishes and prix fixe menus will be available at some of Magic Kingdom’s best-loved restaurants on the week of Valentine’s Day. There will also be plenty of bespoke romantic photo locations set up throughout the Magic Kingdom, with some of 2013’s highlights including: a romantic Rose Garden and Cinderella’s Glass Carriage.
Customers booking with Globehunters can also save over 30% on pre-booked Disney tickets to get the most out of their trip to the parks. The package includes access to all six Walt Disney World Theme Parks, a Walt Disney World Fast Pass and unlimited use of the Walt Disney World transportation system.
Globehunters provides cheap flights to Orlando on Delta Airways from Manchester and London. Return flights from Manchester to Orlando International are available from £413 per person. Return flights from London to Orlando International are available from £438 per person.
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Multi-Park Expansion and Innovative Performing Arts Center Among Orlando’s Must-See additions
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando continued to reinvent Itself with enticing additions opening in 2014. New offerings found inside icts world-famous theme parks and destination Throughout the odd give families more reason to visit Orlando in the new year. From hopping aboard the Hogwarts Express at Universal Orlando Resort to catching a Broadway show at the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Orlando Delivers unrivaled experiences to Satisfy all ages and Interests. Here are 10 Reasons to visit Orlando in 2014
1. DUPLO Valley at LEGOLAND Florida Will bring the LEGO DUPLO line of preschool building toys to life for Orlando’s youngest visitors. The new farm-themed attractions, Including a train, mini tractor ride and water play area, are geared to toddlers ages 2 to 5.
2. Building on the popularity of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando Resort Will bring to life Reviews some of the experiences and places found in and around London in the Harry Potter books and films. Diagon Alley and ‘London’ will be Located within Universal Studios Florida, All which is adjacent to Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Where guests now experience Hogwarts and Hogsmeade. When full, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley Will feature shops, a restaurant and an innovative, marquee attraction based on Gringotts bank. Guests Will Be Able to travel between ‘London’ and the Hogwarts Express Hogsmeade aboard.
. 3 Walt Disney World Resort Will Complete the final stage of New Fantasyland – the large largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history – with the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Coaster. This family coaster Will transportation guests on a musical ride into the mine “where a million diamonds shine.” Also coming to Magic Kingdom this year is Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, an all-new daytime parade featuring characters and memorable music from Disney films.
The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Walt Disney World Resort
4. Orlando’s tallest and steepest free-fall waterslide is coming to Aquatica – SeaWorld’s Waterpark . Ihu’s breakway Falls Will Be the only multi-slide kind of icts in Orlando.
5. Visitors with a need for speed will love the new I-Drive Indoor Kart Racing . This multi-level entertainment center includes a half-mile (805-meter) track for the electric-powered go-karts, bowling lanes and an arcade.
6. Located in the heart of downtown Orlando, the $ 429 million Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Will Be home for the new Broadway productions and Orlando Ballet Among other performances. The arts center Will include two performance theaters, a 300-seat community theater, outdoor plaza and banquet room.
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
7. Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is Located just minutes from Magic Kingdom and Epcot. With 444 guest rooms (Including 68 suites), a Tom Fazio-designed golf course, full-service spa, three restaurants and an elaborate pool area, guests feel totally immersed Will in the luxury resort experience.
8. Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is soon to be the fourth and Largest On-Site Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort. Inspired by retro resorts of the 1950s and 60s, the 1800-room hotel feature moderately priced Will family suites and value-priced guest rooms. When full, guests can experience a 10-lane bowling alley and enjoy two massive pools with sand beaches, a lazy river, waterslide and more.
Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Orlando Resort
9. It’s all about Southern comfort food at The COOP in foodie haven, Winter Park. For this new restaurant concept, John Rivers, owner of the local 4-Rivers Smokehouse favorite, Will serves classic southern dishes like chicken and waffles, deviled eggs, buttermilk biscuits, po ‘boys and artisanal pies.
10. Capa Boasts Spanish Influenced kitchen and nightly views of the Magic Kingdom fireworks. This rooftop steakhouse Will Be Located on the 17th floor of the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort.
Capa, Spanish steakhouse at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
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This festive season the clock will be turned back more than two hundred years at The London Dungeon as a chilling live action ghost story unfolds on the frozen River Thames. The Ghost of Christmas runs from Monday, December 2 to Sunday, January 5 and promises a wintery whodunnit full of scares and surprises as guests find themselves prime suspects at the heart of a frosty murder investigation.
It’s 1789. The River Thames is frozen solid and Londoners have been enjoying the festivities of the Christmas frost fair. But as a body is discovered trapped beneath the ice a murder mystery unravels and everyone is under suspicion. Guests will need to get their stories straight as they step into the icy crime scene where the over-zealous investigator in charge of the case is questioning suspects – and that means anyone who crosses his path! But will he catch the culprit or be hoodwinked by the tall tales of a dubious character who seems intent on putting him off the scent?
Once released from questioning guests will be drawn deeper into the Dungeon to come face to face with a haunting spectre as the Ghost of Christmas emerges from her icy grave to seek revenge. Be warned. Consumed with bitterness she is looking for someone to blame – and whoever she thinks played a part can expect to be condemned to a similarly icy end.
After a few deep breaths, it’s down into the dark depths of the Dungeon for encounters with a cast of London’s most infamous names. Sweeney Todd is waiting in his Barber Shop as his evil sidekick, Mrs Lovett, cooks up her special pies. Jack the Ripper is lurking in the shadows whilst Guy Fawkes gets his matches ready for an explosive show and Henry VIII condemns traitors to death. Add in a vast supporting cast of historical characters bringing 1000 years of London’s murky past to life, some stunning special effects, edge of your seat surprises and two exciting thrill rides and you’ve got the perfect recipe for scarily good family fun – any time of the year.
• Christmas Season opening times:
2 December-24 December: Monday – Friday 10am-5pm EXCEPT Thursday when the attraction opens at 11am with last entry at 5pm, Saturday/Sunday 10am-6pm
25 December: CLOSED
26 December: 11am-5pm
27 December: 10am-6pm
28-30 December: 10am-7pm
31 December: 10am-4pm
01 January: 10am-6pm
02 January-5 January: 10am-7pm every day EXCEPT Thursday when the attraction opens at 11am with last entry at 7pm
• Guests are advised to check website to confirm opening times and pre book tickets before visiting
• Best prices online at www.thedungeons.com/london
• Prices from £22 (adult), £16.50 (children); The Christmas Ghost show is included in main entry price
• Enjoy a whole London day out and save 25% with combination tickets for The London Dungeon, EDF Energy London Eye, SEA LIFE London Aquarium and Madame Tussauds
• Nearest tube: Waterloo/ Westminster
The Hobbiton Movie Set is known to be a magical experience as visitors traverse The Shire depicted in the Peter Jackson directed The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.
The Hobbiton Movie Set – an idyllic landscape of green rolling hills and lovingly tended farmland, where Hobbit Holes are framed by wild flowers and bumbling bees – is a glorious experience for Tolkien fans and tourists. So much so it has grown to become one of New Zealand’s most loved attractions.
In just a few short years the Hobbiton Movie Set has undergone an incredible transformation. From lush countryside housing lifeless Hobbit Holes made from white polystyrene, to an immovable set playing host to over 40 Hobbit Holes on the only remaining set in New Zealand, bursting with colour and film-star sparkle.
Hobbiton Movie Set tours are now taking the experience to a new level as they bring Hobbiton ‘to life.’ While they once sat darkened after hours, Hobbit Holes throughout The Shire are now wired with power, giving tour operators the ability to offer twilight tours with the set spectacularly lit against a dusk sky.
Illumination of key landmarks
New developments at Hobbiton include the illumination of other key landmarks; the Mill, the Bridge, the Party Tree and The Green Dragon Inn will all be lit. A mesmerising lightshow can also be viewed from some iconic locations as seen in The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.
Day visitors to Hobbiton can also enjoy the new effects. Various Hobbit Hole chimneys will billow smoke into the sky. The faint sound of flutes and fiddles will float through the air and the twitch of a random curtain is sure to capture the attention of curious visitors.
The entire Hobbiton Movie Set has been redecorated with barrels, carts and new props, giving life to The Shire. A new shop selling The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit Trilogy merchandise, located at The Shires Rest where the Hobbiton Movie Set journey begins, is on track to open in December.
Oak tree releafed
The infamous oak tree that sits above Bag End has also received some recent attention. The towering tree has been painstakingly releafed with 376,000 leaves.
Hobbiton Movie Set’s General Manager, Russell Alexander said the developments are a great addition to an already impressive tour – especially with the release of the second instalment of The Hobbit Trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on December 13.
“These are exciting times for us to be bringing Hobbiton in The Shire to life and embrace the release of the second movie ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’. Russell said.
Visits double again
The Hobbiton Movie Set has seen visits double again for the fourth successive year, with over 200,000 visitors expected to visit the set in 2013/2014. The 1250 acres (500 hectares) of farmland in which the set is housed is located in Matamata, the agricultural region of Waikato on the North Island of New Zealand.
Hobbiton Movie Set Tours currently run every 15 minutes from The Shires Rest from 9.30am until 4.30pm. From December 15 tours will increase to every 10 minutes. From December 26 the last tour will be 5.30pm.
Tourism New Zealand figures from last year’s marketing activity around the first film in The Hobbit Trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey showed 82% of international survey respondents stated the campaign increased their interest in New Zealand.
With the release of the second instalment of The Hobbit Trilogy, visitors looking to experience what it’s like to live like a Hobbit for a few hours can do so at the Hobbiton Movie set – a truly unique slice of New Zealand’s Middle-earth.
The annual appearance of fruitcake on our nation’s supermarket shelves can mean only one thing: the holidays are upon us. And with that comes the creeping panic over what to give hard-to-buy-for friends and family members. The perfect solution: CityPASS® ticket booklets. Not only do they save up to half off admission to the top attractions in 11 North American destinations, they beat fruitcake hands down in five important ways:
1. You always know what’s inside: Are those chewy shriveled things candied cherries? Cranberries? Currants? And is that a hint of rum or brandy? Fruitcake ingredients can be a bit of a mystery. But you’ll never wonder what’s inside a CityPASS ticket booklet, which always contains deeply discounted admission to the very best five or six marquee attractions in a given destination: places like the Empire State Building in New York City, Disneyland in Southern California, Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, and San Francisco’s famous cable cars.
2. They’re time savers: You can try buttering up an attraction’s ticket taker with a slice of fruitcake, but the only way you’re guaranteed to skip the queue at many attractions is with a trusty CityPASS ticket booklet, which lets holders save time and bypass the main-entrance ticket line like a VIP.
3. They’re waistline and budget-friendly: What better way to avoid holiday calories than by cutting out the fruitcake and getting a little exercise strolling through museums, aquariums, zoos and historical sites? CityPASS ticket booklets can make that happen. And as good as the booklets are for your waistline, they’re even better for your wallet, saving you up to half off the combined cost of the included admission tickets.
4. People actually like them: Okay, some fruitcakes are bearable, but most are met with a forced smile and an “Oh, you shouldn’t have. No, I mean it. Really! You shouldn’t have.” But the gift of travel is always appreciated. Imagine the memories you’ll help create for your nieces, nephews, siblings, children, and friends when you give a CityPASS ticket booklet to one of 11 major North American cities.
5. They’re an antidote for challenging holiday houseguests: An extra large bite of fruitcake may keep Uncle George from regaling you with his peculiar brand of politics for a minute or two, but a CityPASS ticket booklet can keep him out of your hair for days. He’ll be off enjoying the sights and having a ball while you savor some much-needed downtime that you can use for baking, wrapping gifts, decorating, or even just a nap.
Once activated (first used), CityPASS ticket booklets are valid for nine consecutive days (14 days for the Southern California CityPASS admission card). They can be purchased online at CityPASS.com or at any of the participating attractions.
For more than 15 years, CityPASS ticket booklets have been a premier product for travelers who want to visit a destination’s top attractions while enjoying significant savings of up to 50 percent. CityPASS ticket booklets, which have a 95 percent customer recommendation rating, are available for New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California and Toronto. For more information, visit CityPASS.com.
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Follow #ShopOrlando on Cyber Monday for Real-Time Savings up to 50%
ORLANDO, Fla. – Keep the laptop, smartphone or tablet handy on Dec. 2, as Orlando celebrates Cyber Monday with savings of up to 50% off hotels, deeply discounted attraction admission and more.
Avanti Orlando Resort: 50% off best available rate
CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort Orlando: Rates from $69
Omni Orlando Resort: 40% off nightly rates
Richard Petty Driving Experience: 3-lap ride-alongs for $59 ($99 value)
Sky Hotels & Resorts: Save up to 40%
Wild Florida: Free admission to Wildlife Park ($18 value)
For a full list of Orlando Cyber Monday offers, go to VisitOrlando.com/blog. Additionally, follow Visit Orlando’s Twitter @VisitOrlando using #ShopOrlando on Dec. 2 for real-time updates of new deals.
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