If you like to SCREAM at work and FRIGHTEN strangers Six Flags Magic Mountain’s annual Fright Fest employment opportunity awaits you

2013-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — If you like to SCREAM at work, FRIGHTEN strangers, and have a little bit of a dark side, then working at Six Flags Magic Mountain’s annual Fright Fest celebration is for you. Six Flags Magic Mountain is looking for athletic people who move well with unbridled energy, boundless enthusiasm, and a love… Read the full press release

Kings Island Ohio prepares one of the region’s largest and most impressive Independence Day fireworks displays on the Fourth of July

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, 2013-06-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kings Island lights the fuse on one of the region’s largest and most impressive Independence Day fireworks displays on the Fourth of July. This colorful pageant in the sky set against the backdrop of the park will be 10 times the size and score of the traditional nightly fireworks at the… Read the full press release

Guinness World Records recorded Iceland Water Park event supported by RAK Airways

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 2013-06-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ras Al Khaimah is undoubtedly the growing emirate of the United Arab Emirates and RAK Airways is the ‘flying ambassador’ of destination Ras Al Khaimah.  Being the primary force for tourism, RAK Airways is conscious of its corporate social responsibility towards educating and enhancing knowledge and awareness  to… Read the full press release

Locate The Park’s Rides, Shows, Food Locations And Restrooms With The Assistance Of Kings Island’s Mobile App

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, 2013-06-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Visitors to Kings Island can leave the world of paper behind by downloading the 364-acre amusement and waterpark’s mobile phone app for iPhone and Android. Users can use the app to locate the park’s more than 100 rides, shows and attractions; food locations and restrooms with the assistance of… Read the full press release

Hershey’s Schedule of Events for June 2013

2013-06-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — June Short & Sweet @HersheyPANews | #HersheyPA HERSHEYPARK AND THE BOARDWALK •Hersheypark is open daily through September 2. •New additions include Shoreline Sprayground, two new slides at Coastline Plunge and more shade in The Boardwalk At Hersheypark 1-800-HERSHEY (1-800-437-7439) | www.Hersheypark.com | Facebook.com/Hersheypark VACATION FOR A DAY PACKAGE AT THE CHOCOLATE SPA – BACK… Read the full press release

Kings Island Soak City Waterpark To Show Movies For All Ages In A Unique Outdoor Setting

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, 2013-06-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Visitors to Kings Island can turn a day of soaking up the sun at the Soak City Waterpark into a night out at the theater with Dive-In Movies. On Friday nights beginning June 21 through July 26, the region’s premier waterpark will be showing movies that appeal to guests of all… Read the full press release

Kings Island hosts the 13th annual JDRF3k Walk to Cure Diabetes on June 1

KINGS ISLAND TO HOST 13TH ANNUAL JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION 3K WALK JUNE 1 KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, 2013-05-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lace up your sneakers and head to Kings Island Saturday, June 1, as the 364-acre amusement and waterpark hosts the 13th annual JDRF3k Walk to Cure Diabetes. JDRF is the world’s largest charitable contributor and… Read the full press release

Meet the PEANUTS characters at Kings Island

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, 2013-05-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — A visit to Kings Island isn’t complete without a face-to-face meeting with the world’s most famous beagle, Snoopy. The park offers you not only the opportunity to meet Snoopy, but other PEANUTS characters as well. Look for Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Schroeder, Franklin and Woodstock during your visit… Read the full press release

Soak City Waterpark at Kings Island Opens May 25

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, 2013-05-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Splashing, sliding, sunning – all spell summer fun at the coolest place around – Soak City Waterpark at Kings Island. The region’s premier waterpark opens for the 2013 season Saturday, May 25. Soak City features more than 50 water activities that can be shared by the whole family, including 30 water… Read the full press release

Give Kids The World and Wyndham Vacation Ownership Partners to Launch “Extreme Village Makeover”

Calls for support from construction, renovation and design industry professionals Orlando, Fla., 2013-05-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Give Kids The World  (GKTW), a nonprofit “storybook” resort for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, has teamed up with Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), the world’s largest vacation ownership company and a member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE:WYN), to… Read the full press release

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s 2013 Season Includes New Spinning Roller Coaster

SANTA CRUZ, CA, 2013-05-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — California’s historic seaside amusement park will introduce the only spinning roller coaster in Northern California this summer. The new $6 million dollar roller coaster, named Undertow, was manufactured by German coaster specialist Maurer Sohne. Unlike most roller coasters which carry an entire trainload of riders, Undertow uses individual cars… Read the full press release

Kings Island’s Congo Falls celebrates 25 years of cool, wet and wild thrills this season

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, 2013-04-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Congo Falls, built by Intamin of Zurich, Switzerland, opened at Kings Island in 1988. The ride is located over a lake in the Action Zone area of the park. Huge Congo Falls boats – each nearly 16 feet long and carrying 20 passengers – climb steadily above tree level then… Read the full press release

BRADY BUNCH STARS RETURNING TO KINGS ISLAND

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, 2013-04-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — If you grew up in the 1970’s, chances are you really had two families: your own and The Brady Bunch. One of the grooviest sitcoms of the era, The Brady Bunch filmed one of its most popular episodes at Kings Island. The episode, called “The Cincinnati Kids,” was filmed at Kings Island… Read the full press release

World’s Largest Animatronic Dinosaur Set To Storm Kings Island This Spring

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, 2013-04-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — One of the largest creatures to ever lumber the earth is set to storm Kings Island this spring, in all its roaring glory with the arrival of a life-size Sauroposeidon, the world’s largest animatronic dinosaur. Even the tallest guests at Dinosaurs Alive! may feel a little small standing next to Sauroposeidon…. Read the full press release

KINGS ISLAND TO HOST INAUGURAL OPENING DAY KOMEN COLOR ME PINK 5K APRIL 27

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, 2013-02-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The most colorful Opening Day in Kings Island’s tradition-steeped history takes place Saturday, April 27, when the 364-acre amusement and waterpark hosts the inaugural Komen Color Me Pink 5k Walk/Run to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. The Komen Color Me Pink 5k features a… Read the full press release

Lifeguard Positions Available at Kings Island’s Soak City Waterpark

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, 2013-02-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Want an exciting job where you can be outside all summer? Apply to be a lifeguard at Kings Island’s Soak City Waterpark. Kings Island provides the award-winning Ellis & Associates training program at no cost to lifeguard candidates. Soak City lifeguards receive competitive pay rates, great hours and the… Read the full press release

X-RAYS INDICATE THAT BILL SIZE MATTERS IN SPARROWS’ QUEST FOR TRUE LOVE

2013-02-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Are bird bills simply for eating or do they play a role in mating? Researchers from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute sought to answer this question using digital X-rays to examine thousands of horny bills from its bird collection and specimen loans from other museums. The results published recently in Ecology and Evolution suggest that beaks… Read the full press release

Jaguars at San Diego Zoo Receive Early Valentine’s Day Treat

Jaguars at San Diego Zoo Receive Early Valentine’s Day Treat: Heart-Shaped “Bloodsicles” 2013-02-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The jaguar family at the San Diego Zoo received the ‘purr-fect’ gesture of love from their keepers this morning: an early Valentine’s Day gift in the form of heart-shaped bloodsicles. Five-year-old Nindiri licked and savored her delectable treat made of… Read the full press release

Knott’s Berry Farm’s Spring Fling!

Knott's Berry Farm's Spring Fling!

Knott’s Spring Fling! Knott’s Offers Family-Size Fun March 23 through April 7 Buena Park, CA – 2013-02-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Knott’s Berry Farm, where fun is always growing, will be celebrating the coming of spring in a BIG way with live entertainment, interactive games and food and wine events starting March 23rd. From Ghost Town to… Read the full press release

San Diego Zoo’s Panda Cub – Happy at Home

Happy at Home 2013-01-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The San Diego Zoo’s panda cub, Xiao Liwu, is enjoying his new home and getting comfortable in his new surroundings. Xiao Liwu has been climbing up into the trees in his new habitat and enjoys sitting up in the branches, as well as taking naps in the sunshine. Since… Read the full press release

Kempinski Opens Olare Mara Kempinski, Masai Mara Tented Camp

Luxurious 12 Tent Camp in the Olare Orok Conservancy – Complete with over two million wildebeest, zebras and the world’s largest lion population Geneva, Switzerland, 2013-01-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kempinski Hotels today (January 15, 2013) opened the doors (or rather tent flaps) to its all-inclusive Olare Mara Kempinski, Masai Mara Tented Camp. As the company’s… Read the full press release

NATIONAL ZOO ORANGUTANS TURN HIGH-TECH WITH APPS FOR APES

ORANGUTAN OUTREACH PROGRAM PROVIDES ENRICHMENT AND PROMOTES CONSERVATION To download images, visit the Smithsonian National Zoo’s Flickr page. Created with flickr slideshow. 2013-01-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — When great ape keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo were deciding how to add more variety and enrichment to their animals’ lives, they turned to Orangutan Outreach and a program that had… Read the full press release

Furry February Fun at ZooAmerica

Guests Enjoy Chocolate-Themed Events, Teddy Bears and Discounts  Hershey, Pa., 2013-01-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park participates in Hershey’s month-long, destination-wide celebration of all things chocolate, Chocolate-Covered February, throughout the month of February. In addition to chocolate-themed events, the Zoo hosts a teddy bear clinic and offers Friday discounts. All special events and activities are free with… Read the full press release

The InterContinental Montreal Joins with the Montreal Snow Village to Bring to Life “New York on Ice”

MONTREAL, 2013-01-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — The InterContinental® Montreal is proud to join the Montreal Snow Village and Ice Hotel, a Nordic experience set to dazzle and delight visitors looking for a unique adventure. The Village, which is North America’s first and only entire village made of snow and ice, will officially open on Tuesday, January 22nd in the city’s… Read the full press release

Polar Plungers Freezin for a Reason at Columbus Zoo

Powell, OH, 2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Special Olympics Ohio and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium welcome the Polar Plunge to the Zoo for the third year on Sat. February 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. Polar Plunge at the Columbus Zoo is one of nine Polar Plunge fundraising events in Ohio to raise funds for Special… Read the full press release

Rhino Calf Gets Bottle Feeding from Keepers at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Keepers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park gave five-week-old rhino calf Shomili, or Mili, as keepers call her, a bottle feeding as part of her daily nutritional routine this morning.  Animal care has been giving the greater one-horned rhino calf bottle feedings since first time mother Sundari has not been able… Read the full press release

ANDAZI THE EASTERN BLACK RHINOCEROS IS EXPECTING

Birth expected in August or September would be a first for Zoo Atlanta ATLANTA, 2013-01-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Andazi, a 6-year-old eastern black rhinoceros, is expecting her first calf. The new arrival would be the first black rhino calf ever born at Zoo Atlanta. Andazi and 8-year-old male Utenzi mated for the first time on May… Read the full press release

Lincoln Park Zoo veterinarian becomes first American, first woman to achieve elite certification with European College of Zoological Medicine

CHICAGO, 2013-01-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kathryn Gamble, DVM, Lincoln Park Zoo’s Dr. Lester E Fisher director of veterinary medicine recently became the first American – and first woman – to be awarded Diplomate status within the Zoo Health Management subspecialty by the European College of Zoological Medicine, an elite certification recognizing exceptional expertise in this specialty…. Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo to open new exhibit, welcome new animals in 2013

SEATTLE, 2013-01-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Woodland Park Zoo will open the first phase of its new Asian tropical forest exhibit in 2013, including Asian small-clawed otters, a tropical aviary and kid’s nature play area. In addition, the public is expected to get its first look at the zoo’s four new lion cubs in late spring.These exciting… Read the full press release

SMITHSONIAN’S NATIONAL ZOO KEEPER KATHY BRADER RECEIVES ORDER OF MERIT

NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER JOHN KEY RECOGNIZES KIWI CONSERVATION EFFORTS 2013-01-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is a global leader in brown kiwi conservation largely because of Animal Keeper Kathy Brader’s efforts, and her devotion to this endangered species was honored recently by New Zealand’s Prime Minister, John Key. On Jan. 1, Key appointed… Read the full press release