Indianapolis Zoo: Tickets Now Available for Zoolala Presented by Lockhart Cadillac

Indianapolis Zoo Associate Council hosting inaugural event for emerging area leaders INDIANAPOLIS, 2013-01-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Emerging and aspiring leaders from across Central Indiana are invited to join the Indianapolis Zoo for a vibrant evening of great food and live music during Zoolala presented by Lockhart Cadillac. The inaugural event will take place from 7:30pm to midnight… Read the full press release

Biggest Ever ZooLights Smashes Lincoln Park Zoo Record

Over 420,000 Merry Makers Visited Beloved Holiday Event Chicago, 2013-01-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — With a record-breaking 420,484 attendees this season, ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Charter One once again established itself as Chicago’s ultimate holiday must-do. And of those nearly half a million attendees, at least nine lucky ladies ended up with the ultimate stocking stuffer –… Read the full press release

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: Enjoy Half-Price Admission and Family Free Days at the Zoo

POWELL, OH, 2013-01-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Suffering from a case of the winter weather blues? Half-price admission and family free days at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium cure the most severe cases of cabin fever! Guests enjoy 50 percent off all admission prices during the months of January and February. Admission rates during this time are $7.50… Read the full press release

SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN BORN BY CAESAREAN SECTION AT ZOO ATLANTA

Blaze and her first surviving infant are progressing normally ATLANTA, 2013-01-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Blaze, a 16-year-old Sumatran orangutan, gave birth to a male infant on January 10, 2013. The newborn was delivered via Caesarean section with the consultation of an extensive pre-appointed medical team that comprised human obstetricians, neonatologists and veterinary anesthesiologists. Blaze’s Caesarean section is one… Read the full press release

San Diego Zoo’s Panda Cub Explores Outside Habitat, Greets Public for First Time

2013-01-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — It was a big day for the San Diego Zoo’s panda cub, Xiao Liwu: this was his first time in front of onlookers. The cub stepped into the outside habitat by himself this morning and climbed through the bamboo as employees and media representatives got their first glimpses of the five-month-old cub. Panda… Read the full press release

WEANING PROCESS HAS BEGUN FOR PO THE GIANT PANDA

Lun Lun and her youngest began gradually spending time apart on January 3 ATLANTA, 2013-01-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Po the giant panda cub is officially on his way to life as an independent bear. The weaning process for Po began on January 3, 2013. Now 26 months old, Po is older than the average age of… Read the full press release

2012 WAS ANOTHER RECORD-BREAKER FOR ZOO ATLANTA

The year was the second most-attended year in Zoo Atlanta history  ATLANTA, 2013-01-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Zoo Atlanta is Atlanta’s oldest cultural destination, but its 2012 attendance was the second-highest ever noted in the organization’s more than 123-year history, forecasting a future of continued growth. The year’s attendance of 866,425 guests is now second only to… Read the full press release

Community Weekend Discount Offers at ZooAmerica and The Hershey Story Museum

Hershey, Pa., 2013-01-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Milton S. Hershey wanted to create a model town for the people in his community. Following in his footsteps of giving back to the community, guests visiting ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park and The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27 receive free or… Read the full press release

Just in time for the New Year, more ways to redeem Marriott Rewards® points

2013-01-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott Rewards has expanded its award offerings through SkyMall Ventures, Inc. (SMV)with a huge variety of new experiences such as special event tickets, sporting events, concerts, amusement parks; and downloadable entertainment, including seven million music tracks, more than 250,000 ebooks and audio books, and thousands of television shows and recent movie releases. … Read the full press release

KNOTT’S OFFERS DISCOUNTED ADMISSION FOR GUESTS BRINGING IN CANNED FOOD

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE KNOTT’S OFFERS DISCOUNTED ADMISSION FOR GUESTS BRINGING CANNED FOOD BUENA PARK, Calif. -2013-01-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — With an estimated 400,000 people at risk of facing hunger every month in Orange County, 42% of whom are children, Knott’s Berry Farm has once again partnered with the Orange County Food Bank to help… Read the full press release

What’s New in San Antonio Family Fun

2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — It’s an exciting time for family fun in colorful, cultural, hip and historic San Antonio. Visiting the Alamo and strolling along the River Walk provide fond vacation memories of San Antonio. But new memory-makers are being created all the time. Here are just a few of the city’s recent and upcoming projects…. Read the full press release

Application deadline approaching for 2013 Nebraska Passport program

LINCOLN, NEB., 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Applications for the 2013 Passport program are due by 5 p.m. Friday. Attractions, museums, water parks, galleries, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, wineries, parks and other tourism-related businesses are invited to apply. The Passport program encourages travelers to visit attractions across the state, collect stamps at participating stops and earn prizes…. Read the full press release

KNOTT’S ANNOUNCES NEW ADDITIONS AND SEASON PASS PRICES

Knott’s Announces New Additions and Season Pass Prices BUENA PARK, CA – 2012-11-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — In their continued efforts to re-invest in their property and enhance guest experience, Knott’s Berry Farm will debut new family attractions to the theme park’s Boardwalk section during the summer of 2013. This multi-million dollar development will include three attractions designed… Read the full press release

Kings Island to hold entertainer auditions for 2013 season

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio – 2012-10-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kings Island will be casting for a wide range of exciting opportunities for the upcoming 2013 entertainment season. Auditions will be held November 1 at Wright State University; November 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 at Kings Island; November 5 at the University of Louisville and November… Read the full press release

ED MCHALE NAMED TO KINGS ISLAND HALL OF FAME

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio – 2012-10-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Former Kings Island executive Ed McHale will be inducted as the newest member of the 364-acre amusement and waterpark’s Hall of Fame. McHale will be inducted as the lone member of the 2012 Hall of Fame class Saturday, October 27 at Kings Island during a 10:45am ceremony on… Read the full press release

Public Notice: State Parks Matching Funds Public Hearings

NEWS MEDIA NOTICE 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — The October 17, 18, and 19, 2012, meeting of the Outdoor Recreation Grants Advisory Committee will be held in Little Rock and in Jacksonville, Arkansas. The Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, in the Parks and Tourism Conference Room of the Multi Agency Complex,… Read the full press release

12th Season Of Free Ice Skating In Chicago’s Millennium Park

The Mccormick Tribune Ice Rink OPENS ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 Michigan Avenue Ice Skating Rink Offers Free Admission 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park will open on Friday, November 16, 2012 and will remain open through mid-March 2013, weather permitting.  For the last 11 years, the rink has drawn more… Read the full press release

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Capitola Auto Mall Dealer Group Kick Off Annual School Fundraiser

SANTA CRUZ, CA, 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ —– The 2012Drive for Schools fundraiser kicks off this week with more than seventy schools in Santa Cruz County selling tickets for a chance to win a new car or $25,000 in cash, plus one hundred other prizes. Drive for Schools, sponsored by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Capitola… Read the full press release

Six Flags Magic Mountain Brings You Thrills by Day, Fright by Night

New Mazes, Scare Zones, Shows and Extended Park Hours OCTOBER 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 and 26-28 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Six Flags Magic Mountain transforms from a “theme park” to a haunted “scream park” for the 20th season of Fright Fest Presented by SNICKERS®, Southern California’s most thrilling Halloween experience. This season marks one of the biggest and… Read the full press release

New Water Park Breaks Ground in Texarkana

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2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Holiday Springs Water Park is set to be Texarkana’s new go-to water playground. This Wednesday (September 19) marks the groundbreaking ceremony for the facility .The multi-million dollar venture will be built at Crossroads Business Park, a 1,000 acre multi-use area that is quickly becoming the center of an ongoing citywide business… Read the full press release

Northwest Nebraska open for business despite wildfires

Parks and attractions reopen after recent fires LINCOLN, NEB. 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Recent wildfires have created the misperception that travel is limited and businesses are closed in northwest Nebraska. Although many businesses were affected by the fires, nearly all have reopened and are looking forward to active fall tourism and hunting seasons. The Northwest Nebraska… Read the full press release

Call for Chefs – 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Chili Cook-Off

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Chili Cook-Off SANTA CRUZ, CA, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Registration is open for the third annual Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Chili Cook-Off. The entry fee for amateur cooking teams is $50,  $75 for cooking professionals. Each team entered by September 28, 2012 will receive two All-Day Unlimited Ride passes for the Santa… Read the full press release

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Voted World’s Best Waterpark For 15th Year In A Row!

Schlitterbahn’s attractions receive three of the five Best Waterpark ride distinctions NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark received the top international honor from Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards naming the park as the World’s Best Waterpark for the fifteenth consecutive year in a row. Schlitterbahn New Braunfels is also honored with three of… Read the full press release

Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark’s King Kaw Rapids River Voted The World’s Second Best New Waterpark Ride

Park receives national recognition during the annual Golden Ticket Awards KANSAS CITY, KS 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark received international recognition from Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards naming the King Kaw rapids river as the World’s Second Best New Waterpark Ride. Nicknamed the “Academy Awards of the Amusement Park Industry,” the Golden Ticket… Read the full press release

KINGS ISLAND TAKES HOME TOP HONORS FOR BEST KIDS’ AREA IN THE WORLD

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — And the Golden Ticket goes to … Kings Island! The Golden Ticket Award – the amusement and theme park industry’s equivalent of the Academy Award – has again gone to Kings Island for the “Best Kids’ Area in the World” category. Kings Island has now won the “Best Kids’… Read the full press release

Boardwalk Scores Another Golden Ticket

Boardwalk Scores Another Golden Ticket

SANTA CRUZ, CA, 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has again been recognized as the “Best Seaside Park” in the world by the amusement industry. The historic California amusement park was honored during the 2012 Golden Ticket Awards, considered the Academy Awards of the amusement industry. TheBoardwalk has won the Golden Ticket Award… Read the full press release

Beachfront Hotel And New Year-Round Indoor Waterpark Now Open!

New South Padre Island Indoor Resort Waterpark features seven new attractions including the first double tidal wave river and unlimited access to the summertime Schlitterbahn Beach outdoor waterpark. SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Schlitterbahn, respected worldwide for ground-breaking water-based entertainment destinations, is now welcoming guests to the new beachfront hotel and indoor, year-round resort… Read the full press release

Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces World’s Tallest and Fastest Looping Coaster for 2013

Theme Park Firmly Holds Coveted World Record of More Coasters than Any Other Theme Park on the Planet! 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Six Flags Magic Mountain today announced another world-record addition to their coaster dynasty with FULL THROTTLE, the world’s tallest and fastest looping coaster slated for the Valencia theme park in 2013.  Unlike traditional coasters, this unique,… Read the full press release

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Reveals New Ride for 2013

“UNDERTOW” - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA’S ONLY SPINNING ROLLER COASTER

“UNDERTOW” – NORTHERN CALIFORNIA’S ONLY SPINNING ROLLER COASTER SANTA CRUZ, CA, 2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ —The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk unveiled plans for a new $5.5M ride during a presentation for employees and media at the Boardwalk today. A new spinning roller coaster, named Undertow, will join the Boardwalk’s scream-worthy lineup of rides next summer.  Manufactured by… Read the full press release

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Announces Last Day to Ride the Hurricane

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Announces Last Day to Ride the Hurricane

SANTA CRUZ, CA , 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk announced that September 3, 2012 will be the Hurricane roller coaster’s last operating day at the Boardwalk. A new ride, scheduled to open in 2013, will be announced on August 27. The Hurricane will be dismantled starting after Labor Day and shipped to its… Read the full press release