Archive for March, 2010

Jersey Shore Waterpark and Amusement Piers, Morey’s Piers Announces Spring Sale

Monday, March 22nd, 2010 | Permalink

One of the most popular New Jersey waterpark attractions and amusement facilities, Morey’s Piers, recently announced its annual Spring Sale that runs from March 22 through April 9, 2010.

The sale allows New Jersey amusement park visitors to enjoy season tickets at significant savings of up to 35% regular ticket prices. The popular season passes allow families to experience two water parks, a few hours per day. Other tickets featured in the Spring Sale include Waterpark admission tickets, MOR-EZ ticket card, ‘4 paks’, ’10 paks’ and Sightseer Tram Car tickets.

Conveniently located on the Jersey Shore near Cape May, Ocean City and Atlantic City in New Jersey, Morey’s Piers offers a plethora of waterpark attractions, thrilling amusement park rides, including roller coasters and kiddie rides. This classic seaside New Jersey park features two unique family-friendly water parks as well as three action packed amusement piers.

“At Morey’s Piers we offer a spectacular experience for the whole family. While the kids enjoy the various rides at the parks during the day, the parents can kick back in the evening and unwind in the idyllic coastal setting of Morey’s Resorts. There’s a reason we were voted one of the best seaside amusement parks in the world by Amusement Today!” says Norris Clark of Morey’s Piers.

About Morey’s Piers: Morey’s Piers, located on the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey is a classic seaside amusement park, family owned and operated since 1969. Voted the third best seaside amusement park in the world by Amusement Today, Morey’s Piers spans over eighteen acres along six beach blocks and includes three amusement piers and two beachfront water parks. Convenient to the major population centers of the Northeast, yet a world apart, Morey’s Piers along with Morey Resorts combines the pure joy of an amusement park, the sights and sounds of a classic boardwalk, outstanding accommodations, together with the rhythm of beach life. Visit them at Surfside Pier, featuring the Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club at 25th Avenue, Mariner’s Landing Pier, featuring Raging Waters Waterpark at Schellenger Avenue, and Adventure Pier at Spencer Avenue.

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Home of The Original Hamburger Rides Into Two Six Flags Theme Parks

Monday, March 22nd, 2010 | Permalink

The mouth-watering, all-American favorites of Johnny Rockets have arrived at two new Six Flags theme parks, Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif. and Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas. Guests of both parks can enjoy Johnny Rockets’ classic hamburgers, shakes, American Fries and onion rings.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is Northern California’s only combination of wildlife, oceanarium and theme park, featuring interactive animal encounters and daring roller coasters. Six Flags Fiesta Texas offers some of the best live theme park shows in the country, as well as access to White Water Bay Water Park.

“With a timeless reputation for good times, great food and family fun, Johnny Rockets is a natural fit with the culture of Six Flags,” said Andrew Schleimer, Six Flags Executive Vice President, Strategic Development and In-Park Services. “We’re excited to provide our guests with a fun atmosphere to enjoy great food and relax between the thrilling rides and entertaining live shows.”

The two new openings are a result of the strategic marketing partnership formed between Johnny Rockets and Six Flags theme parks in 2007. Johnny Rockets’ flexible footprint, ideal for any type of venue, from cruise ships to shopping malls to sports arenas, is a driving force for the international restaurant chain’s success and expansion.

“We are proud to be associated with Six Flags, a brand that is as all-American and focused on fun as we are,” said Johnny Rockets President and CEO, John Fuller.

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Meet Modern-Day Dragons at Ocean Park Animal Month

Monday, March 22nd, 2010 | Permalink

Ocean Park will be transformed into dragon central from 2 April to 2 May during Animal Month as it plays host to the largest exhibition of lizards in Hong Kong. The Park has assembled from around the world a collection of over 20 species of the rarest and most exotic lizards—descendants of the legendary dragons—so that the Hong Kong public and visitors would have the opportunity of meeting them all under one roof. Guests will come away with all sorts of weird and wonderful facts about the world of reptiles and learn “how to train a dragon” through an exclusive interactive journey.

Ocean Park Chairman, Dr. Allan Zeman, said, “Ocean Park is once again bringing rarely seen wonders of nature to our guests during Ocean Park Animal Month – In High Definition. With dragons being one of the most important symbols in Chinese culture, Ocean Park is uniquely placed to present such an eye-opening exhibition of lizards—often thought of as descendants of dragons too! For the duration of the event period, these animal ambassadors will join over one hundred attractions and performances, dozens of dragon-themed gift items and 50 culinary delights on offer at Ocean Park.”

Among some of the modern-day dragons that visiting guests will encounter at Tai Shue Wan’s Hall of Mighty Dragons are: a whopping 2-metre long Malaysian water monitor fittingly called “Giant”; the funny frilled lizard, nicknamed “Bluffing Dragon”, which unfurls a spectacular crown when threatened; totally bizarre dragons like the “One Horned” chameleon, which communicates with members of its own species by changing its colour; and “Blue Spike”, a common iguana made special because of its extremely rare colour. Also on display are the world’s one and only black specimen of the tegu lizard; the largest species of legless lizards in Europe; and the New Caledonian giant forest gecko, the largest gecko species in the world. With all these raucous reptiles gathered together, Ocean Park will be crawling with fun!

As the Easter holidays fall within Animal Month – In High Definition, the Park has specially designed a series of entertaining and educational dragon-themed activities at the Mighty Dragons Academy for the entire family, including a display of eggs from different oviparous animals, as well as interactive games, colouring and reptile-themed origami. At Meet the Mighty Dragons, guests can have their pictures taken with these straight-faced creatures for a minimum donation of $10 to the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong—whose conservation efforts on komodo dragons, the largest species of lizard in the world, in Indonesia will be exhibited at the Academy. At Dragon-pedia, another fun-filled educational programme, guests can learn from education experts how to take care of reptiles, as well as mind-blowing details such as “what makes a gecko stick on the wall” and much more. Kids can also enjoy wild and wacky water games, as well as inflatable games at Water Dragon Battle.

Over at the Waterfront, the Park’s resident Chinese alligators, once thought by the Chinese to be descendants of the dragon, will take centre stage in Gator Talk at Amazing Asian Animals – Gator Marsh. Guests can get to know about their natural habitats from the park’s animal keepers, who will also demonstrate the tools for taking care of them.

Also exclusive at Ocean Park is How to Train Your Dragon Live, a 6-stage journey of interactive games and amazing zones themed after scenes from Dreamworks’ latest 3D animated feature, which follows a Viking teenager named Hiccup as he captures and befriends a wild dragon. Visiting guests would pick up a shield at the start of the journey and work their way through different challenges to finish with riding Gronckle the dragon. Upon completion of all six stages, guests would receive a certificate recognising their dragon-training achievement. Ocean Park is offering a 10% discount on admission to anyone who wishes to relive the exciting adventures after watching the movie. Just present the movie ticket when purchasing your Park ticket!

In support of Ocean Park Animal Month – In High Definition, all 160 Kodak Express (KEX) outlets will display Park posters, banners and buntings. KEX customers who purchase 60 photo prints will receive a photo album and a special offer to redeem an umbrella, both featuring Park logo and visual of Animal month, as well as a Park admission discount coupon for a 10% discount on adult and 12% discount on child ticket (maximum 2 adult and 2 child tickets), valid from 22 March to 15 May, 2010. The photo albums are available for purchase at 20% discount to Ocean Park ticket holders and annual pass members from 22 March to 30 June.

“Ocean Park is committed to helping people connect with nature by presenting conservation messages to guests of all ages through fun and immersive experiences. All the attractions specially created for Ocean Park Animal Month – In High Definition are for a limited time only, so I encourage everyone to plan ahead and book tickets now!” said Dr. Zemen.

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