Merlin Entertainments PLC Announces
All three new Orlando attractions will open to the public on May 4
It was my pleasure to attend the media event to hear the highly anticipated opening of the Orlando Eye and the 2 other attractions that would be housed at the I-Drive 360 location. Not only did we get to hear first hand the opening date and prices for kids and adults but, to see the exclusive Madame Tussauds Orlando - Neil Patrick Harris lookalike statue was awesome.
There was a grand tour of the brand new Madame Tussauds for us to see which I will be sharing all the exciting pics with you. It was impressive to see all of the celebrities, sports figures and historical figures up close and in person. You have to see this place when it opens - it's unbelievable, they look so life like and some of them I thought were real people, not joke. I highly recommend it and we got to get as close as we could to the Orlando Eye itself which is the highest observation on the East Coast. When I was standing in the doorway - (we couldn't go out onto the platform yet still under construction) it was amazing to look up and see the splendor of this wheel 400 feet high in the sky. It takes approximately 20 minutes to go all the way around and each car holds up to 15 people. Thanks for joining me today!! Oh and the mascot for Sea Life Orlando Aquarium is a shark called Magnus, he is so cute.
Orlando, Fla. – Feb. 17, 2015 – Merlin Entertainments PLC, the world’s second largest attraction operator in the world, has announced the grand opening for its three newest Central Florida attractions, The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds Orlando and SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium. All three highly anticipated attractions will officially open on May 4, 2015.
Guests who sign up for the attraction newsletters will have a chance to be among the first to preview each attraction.
Tickets to each attraction start at $25 ($20 for children 12 and under), however, combination tickets are available across multiple attractions and sister attraction LEGOLAND® Florida.
· One Attraction: $25 for adults/$20 for children (12 and under)
· Two Attractions: $39 for adults/$34 for children (12 and under)
· Three Attractions: $49 for adults/$44 for children (12 and under)
· Three Attractions and LEGOLAND Florida: $99 for adults/$94 for children (12 and under)
Merlin has also announced special limited access opportunities to all three attractions, May 1-3, ahead of grand opening, for guests who sign up for the attraction e-newsletter on OfficialOrlandoEye.com, MadameTussauds.com/Orlando or VisitSeaLife.com/Orlando. Slots are limited.
These pics were taken at Madame Tussauds Orlando - This was an amazing experience - they look so real.
“We are thrilled to announce the May 4 grand opening of the newest additions to Central Florida, rounding out Orlando’s world-class offerings!” said James
Paulding, Head of Southeast Region for Midway Attractions for Merlin Entertainments. “Along with the entire community, we’ve been eagerly watching the
construction of this incredible observation wheel and we cannot wait for guests to experience The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE Aquarium.”
All three attractions are located at the brand new I-Drive 360 entertainment and dining complex in the heart of Orlando’s famed International Drive.
Visit OfficialOrlandoEye.com, MadameTussauds.com/Orlando or VisitSeaLife.com/Orlando for more information on each attraction.
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A big thanks to Merlin Entertainment for having me!!
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 106 attractions, 11 hotels/3 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and 25,000 employees.
Merlin has twenty four attractions and one hotel in North America - including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its theme park, water park, and LEGOLAND California theme park with water park, SEA LIFE aquarium and themed hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas; Hollywood; and San Francisco; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City Missouri; Atlanta, Georgia; Boston; Westchester, New York; Toronto, Canada; a Dungeon in San Francisco; and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Charlotte – Concord and Michigan - underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.