Coca-Cola Orlando Eye launches Spooky Nights and Spider Frights Halloween Experience
Este octubre, Coca-Cola Orlando Eye se convertirá en el hogar de Halloween y la vista más espeluznante en toda la Florida central se transformará en una telaraña de 400 pies de alto con tenebrosas criaturas gigantes, un nuevo espectáculo de luz y música, filtro temático de Snapchat y más diversión familiar como parte de "Spooky Nights and Spider Frights"

This October, the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye is set to become the home of Halloween and the spookiest sight in all of Central Florida transforming into a 400-foot tall spider web with giant creepy-crawlies, an all-new light and music show, themed Snapchat filter and more family fun as part of “Spooky Nights and Spider Frights”, Friday, October 13th to Saturday, November 4th.

The itsy bitsy spider may climb up the water spout, but this month, it’s an enormous 60-foot spider and ten of its eight-legged friends that will take over the top of the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye building creating quite the creepy sight for all to see ­– and take a selfie with of course!

From the I-Drive 360 courtyard, guests can also experience the witching hour as 64,000 LED lights bring the tallest observational wheel on the United States East Coast to life in a kaleidoscopic ten-minute show synchronized to an iconic Halloween soundtrack that is sure to have everyone dancing. The light show will run Sun-Thurs at 9pm and Fri-Sat at 9pm and 10pm.

Goblins and ghouls of all ages will be able to take in the sights while 400 feet in the air in one of four spooky Halloween-themed capsules. Experience unique views of Orlando surrounded by sneaky spiders, petrified pumpkins, ghoulish ghosts or frightening fall decorations.

 “Orlando is fast becoming the world’s Halloween Vacation Capital and we are thrilled to bring our guests a spellbinding program of spooky family fun and the ultimate spider-selfie!” said Jacob Kristensen, General Manager of the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye. 

Visit Orlando, the area’s official tourism and visitor resource organization, joined forces with the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye to create an unforgettable photo opportunity for visitors, complete with a themed Snapchat filter to share their own Spider Selfie with friends and family.  

The photo opportunity will remain up now through November 4, free for guests visiting the I-Drive 360 entertainment and dining complex in the popular tourism district of International Drive

It’s a boo-tiful Halloween party not to be missed, and it all takes place at the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye!

For more information guests can visit OfficialOrlandoEye.com

Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
Located in the heart of International Drive, the 400-foot Coca-Cola Orlando Eye is the tallest observation wheel on the U.S. eastern coast, offering an unparalleled way to experience the breathtaking views of Central Florida.

As a top visitor attraction for the tourism capital of the U.S., the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, part of the I-Drive 360 entertainment and dining complex, showcases 360-degree views of Central Florida, including nearby theme parks and attractions, downtown Orlando and Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s east coast, all within the comfort of 30 air-conditioned glass capsules. Each capsule has room for up to 15 guests to enjoy a 22-minute journey above the scenic landscape. Select capsules feature Coca-Cola theming where guests enjoy special décor, upbeat music and complimentary Coca-Cola products. Visit OfficialOrlandoEye.com for more information.


Ray Rush Coming to Aquatica Orlando in 2018

A brand-new family raft slide is splashing into Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark in spring 2018. Ray Rush promises to be a fully-loaded water adventure which will combine three unique slide elements, never before seen at Aquatica, into one action-packed attraction the entire family can enjoy together.

At nearly 60 feet tall, Ray Rush is where family and friends can take on three exciting thrills as they slide, splash and soar like never before. First, riders will be launched at 33 feet per second with water jets designed to propel rafts into the first of several enclosed tube sections. Next, riders will swirl into a colossal translucent sphere which spins the raft around the slide walls before entering another enclosed tube section. Finally, riders will drop into an open-air halfpipe that resembles the shape of a manta ray. Rafts will soar back and forth on the wings of the manta before entering the final enclosed tube section that ends with a splash.

“Ray Rush will offer a ride experience you won’t be able to get anywhere else in Florida. Aquatica will be the first waterpark in the state to combine these three unique elements into one attraction” said Cathy Valeriano, Aquatica Orlando vice president. “Ray Rush is the perfect addition to our attraction portfolio, complementing what is already one of the most family-friendly waterslide lineups in Orlando.”

Ray Rush will have a height requirement of 42” to appeal to families with children and will accommodate up to four riders per raft. The new slide will be located on the north side of the park next to Walkabout Waters.

In order to make way for the new attraction, HooRoo Run will close permanently on October 31, 2017. To accommodate construction, Walhalla Wave will temporarily close on this date and re-open in spring 2018 alongside Ray Rush. For a limited-time, Aquatica Pass Members will receive a one-time Quick Queue to ride both HooRoo Run and Walhalla Wave on select days in October before construction begins in November.

The best way to experience Aquatica is with an Aquatica Orlando Annual Pass. For a limited-time, Florida residents can purchase an Aquatica Orlando Annual Pass for only $10 per month with EZpay. Aquatica Pass Members enjoy unlimited admission and free parking as well as discounts and the opportunity to be among the first to ride Ray Rush when it opens in spring 2018. For more information, visit AquaticaOrlando.com.

Assemble your squad and get ready to turn up the fun at Aquatica in 2018. Get the latest Ray Rush updates by following Aquatica on Facebook and the SeaWorld Blog. Join the #RayRush conversation using #SplashSquad2018.



Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence), Val Kilmer (Heat) and Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One InTinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo Nesbø's global bestseller. 

When an elite crime squad's lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall. 

The Snowman is produced by Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (The Theory of EverythingLes Misérables), as well as Piodor Gustafsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Robyn Slovo (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). 

A Working Title production—in association with Another Park Film—the thriller is executive produced by Nesbø, Niclas Salomonsson, Martin Scorsese, Alfredson, Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger. 

The film was shot entirely on location in Norway in the cities of Oslo and Bergen and the area of Rjukan.

Sea Life Orlando obtiene la prestigiosa acreditacion de Zoologicos y Aquariums conocida como AZA

SEA LIFE Orlando Earns Prestigious AZA Accreditation

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that Sea Life Orlando Aquarium was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission.

“Only the very best zoos and aquariums can meet the ‘gold standards’ set for accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums,” said AZA President and CEO Dan Ashe. “By achieving AZA-accreditation, Sea Life Orlando Aquarium demonstrates that it is committed to exemplary animal care and welfare, educational and inspiring guest experiences, and AZA’s mission to conserve our world’s wild animals and wild places.”

“We’re honored to receive AZA’s accreditation and to be in the company of other organizations that share our ideals to protect sea species and educate the public about the wonders of the natural world,” said James Paulding, General Manager of Sea Life Orlando Aquarium.

“Our aquarists and animal care experts are committed to delivering the highest standard of care to every single one of our over 3,000 animals from sharks and sea horses to Chely, our rescued green sea turtle.”

“This is the culmination of hard work from every person at the Aquarium - the shared drive, passion, and dedication to education and conservation is reflected in this successful outcome, and I commend the team on this achievement,” added Andrew Nerness, displays curator at Sea Life Orlando Aquarium. 

To be accredited, Sea Life Orlando Aquarium, which opened its doors in 2015 and cares for over 3000 creatures, underwent a thorough review to make certain it has and will continue to meet ever-rising standards in categories which include animal care and welfare, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety. AZA requires zoos and aquariums to successfully complete this rigorous accreditation process every five years in order to be members of the Association. 

The accreditation process includes a detailed application and a meticulous on-site inspection by a team of trained zoo and aquarium professionals. The inspecting team observes all aspects of the institution’s operation, including animal care and welfare; keeper training; safety for visitors, staff and animals; educational programs; conservation efforts; veterinary programs; financial stability; risk management; visitor services; and more. Finally, top officials are interviewed at a formal hearing of AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission, after which accreditation is granted, tabled, or denied. Any institution that is denied may reapply one year after the Commission’s decision is made.

About AZA
Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, animal welfare, education, science, and recreation. AZA is the accrediting body for the top zoos and aquariums in the United States and eight other countries. Look for the AZA accreditation logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. The AZA is a leader in saving species and your link to helping animals all over the world. To learn more, visit www.aza.org.

SEA LIFE is the world’s largest aquarium chain and SEA LIFE Orlando is the 50th location aquarium launched in the world and the 8th in the U.S. SEA LIFE Orlando is located at 8337 International Drive in Orlando, Florida, inside I-Drive 360, the entertainment and dining complex which is the home of the 400-foot Orlando Eye observation wheel and celebrity wax attraction Madame Tussauds Orlando. For more information, go to www.visitsealife.com/orlando.

PINK BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA WORLD TOUR 2018 Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 13 at 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018 | 7:30 P.M.

Known for her incredible and entertaining live show, international pop icon, P!NK announced her Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018 today. The 40-date North American arena tour, produced by Live Nation, starts in Phoenix, AZ on March 1.P!NK returns to Orlando’s Amway Center on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 13 at 10 a.m.

American Express® Card Members pre-sale begins Tuesday, October 10 at 10 a.m. EST through Thursday, October 12 at 10 p.m. EST.

U.S. and Canadian residents who purchase tickets online between October 10 and October 20, are able to receive one (1) physical copy ofP!NK’s new album, “Beautiful Trauma,” out Friday, October 13. All albums must be redeemed by October 20 at 2:59 p.m. EST.

To ensure fans gain access to tickets, fan registration for the U.S. and Canadian tour dates are available here through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program. 

P!NK last hit the road in 2013 on her, The Truth About Love Tour, which saw her play 142 sold out shows across 13 countries. The Los Angeles Times said, “Pink remains perhaps the most gifted and imaginative physical performer in pop right now,” while Rolling Stone claimed, “the singer had demonstrated an epic workout of vocals, stagecraft and stunt-work without missing a note,” and The Hollywood Reporter raved, “she still is one of pop's most powerful vocalists.”

In addition, P!NK will release another track, “Whatever You Want,” from her highly-anticipated seventh studio album “Beautiful Trauma,” which is available for pre-order now (click here to listen) via RCA Records. The track was produced and written by Max Martin and Shellback, along with additional writing credits from P!NKP!NK has also released two other tracks from the album, “What About Us” and “Beautiful Trauma,” to rave reviews.

TICKETS$47.45, $64.45, $84.45, $133.95, $153.95 & $203.95. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Amway Center Box Office, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges. For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office). The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue. 

Leap!, una película inspiradora y familiar que llega en Digital HD el 7 de noviembre, y en Blu-ray™ (más DVD y Digital HD), DVD y Bajo Demanda el 21 de noviembre de la mano de Lionsgate

Esta Alentadora Aventura Familiar Animada e Interpretada por un Elenco Estelar de Voces y con una Canción Original de Carly Rae Jepsen Llega en Digital HD el 7 de Noviembre y en Blu-ray™, DVD y Bajo Demanda el 12 de Noviembre por Lionsgate

Celebra la temporada navideña con Leap!, una película inspiradora y familiar que llega en Digital HD el 7 de noviembre, y en Blu-ray™ (más DVD y Digital HD), DVD y Bajo Demanda el 21 de noviembre de la mano de Lionsgate. Protagonizada por un elenco estelar de voces que incluye a Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars), Maddie Ziegler (The Book of Henry), Mel Brooks (Spaceballs), Carly Rae Jepsen (cantautora del éxito “Call Me Maybe”) y Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”), Leap!es una colorida e imaginativa historia sobre una niña huérfana que no cesará en su intento por conseguir su sueño y convertirse en una bailarina. Con una música original irresistible, Leap! destaca por su tema principal: “Cut to the Feeling”.

Félicie (Fanning) es una niña huérfana de once años que solo tiene un sueño — ir a París y ser bailarina. Su mejor amigo, Víctor (Wolff), un joven imaginativo, exuberante y con gran capacidad creativa, también tiene su propio sueño — convertirse en un gran inventor. Apoyándose en la fe, Víctor y Félicie abandonan el orfanato y siguen el llamado de sus pasiones. Pero no todo resultará tan fácil: Félicie se hará pasar por la hija de una familia rica para ser admitida en la prestigiosa y competitiva Escuela de Ballet y Ópera de París. Y sin ningún entrenamiento en el baile profesional, pronto se dará cuenta de que el talento por sí solo no sirve para sobreponerse a la actitud inescrupulosa y maquinadora de sus compañeras de clase, que están influenciadas por la mente retorcida de Camille Le Haut (Ziegler). Determinada a triunfar, Félicie encuentra en una fuerte y misteriosa tutora de la escuela, Odette (Jepsen), la persona que será su mentora. Esta nueva relación y la amistad de Víctor ayudarán a la niña a alcanzar las estrellas. 

El lanzamiento de entretenimiento para el hogar de Leap!, una película animada de aventuras que toda la familia disfrutará, incluye una videogalería con escenas entre bastidores e imágenes de las estrellas Kate McKinnon, Nat Wolff y Maddie Ziegler en la cabina de grabación. Leap! estará disponible en Blu-ray (más DVD y Digital HD) y DVD por el precio sugerido de venta de $39.99 y $29.95, respectivamente.

·       Reportaje de “In the Recording Booth with Kate McKinnon, Nat Wolff, and Maddie Ziegler”
·       Videogalería con Escenas Entre Bastidores:
o   The Birth of a Dream
o   Animating the Dance
o   Reconstructing 19th Century Paris

Maeve Gilchrist and Nic Gareiss begin the second season of the Orlando Philharmonic’s Women in Song Series at The Plaza Live on Wednesday, October 11

Maeve Gilchrist and Nic Gareiss Kick Off The Orlando Philharmonic’s Women In Song Series At The Plaza Live
8 p.m. Wednesday, October 11

Maeve Gilchrist and Nic Gareiss begin the second season of the Orlando Philharmonic’s Women in Song Series at The Plaza Live on Wednesday, October 11 at 8 p.m. The Plaza Live is located at 425 North Bumby Avenue, Orlando, Florida, 32803.

Described by one critic as a “phenomenal harp player who can make her instrument sing with unparalleled purity,” Maeve Gilchrist has taken the Celtic harp to new levels of performance.

She maintains a widely-acclaimed duo project with Nic Gareiss, a Michigan-born percussive dancer. Sharing a deep respect for traditional music and culture while drawing on contemporary elements of music, dance, rhythm and improvisation, Maeve and Nic have emerged from the vibrant new acoustic scene as innovators in their fields.

“We are excited to perform in this specially crafted program and invite the audience to join us as we move through an expansive world of different textures and rhythms,” said Gilchrist. “Drawing on the timeless melodies and songs of Ireland and Scotland as well as elements of Appalachian Music and original compositions, we weave contemporary rhythms and subtle electronic augmentation with timeless traditional music.”

Described as Avante-trad, both artists are known for stretching the limits of their instrument and challenging the audience’s perception of their craft.

Single tickets are $23 in advance and $27 at the door and can be purchased online at orlandophil.org, by calling 407.770.0071, or in person at the Box Office, located at The Plaza Live (425 N. Bumby Avenue, Orlando). The Box Office is open Monday through Friday10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Ticket prices subject to change.)

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All programs and artists are subject to change. Visit orlandophil.org for the most up-to-date information.

MAEVE GILCHRIST & NIC GAREISS - Michigan born percussive-dancer, Nic Gareiss and Scottish harpist Maeve Gilchrist met while both teaching at the Shasta Fiddle Camp in Northern California. They continued their musical relationship with spontaneous collaborations at festivals and chance meetings and later toured together as part of Darol Anger's band, 'The Furies'. At the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, Nic and Maeve made their debut performance as a duo to great acclaim and have been picking up steam with the show ever since

SNIPER: ULTIMATE KILL Experimenta la Emoción a todo dar en Blu-ray™, DVD y Digital el 3 de Octubre y escucha aqui mi entrevista con la actriz Danay Garcia a quien vemos en esta nueva entrega.

Que tal mis amigos, recientemente tuve la oportunidad de conversar con la simpatica y talentosa actriz cubana Danay Garcia sobre su personaje en la nueva entrega de, Sniper: Ultimate Kill asi como también trabajos anteriores como, Fear The Walking Dead, CSI Miami/New York, Prison Break entre muchos otros...asi aqui les comparto mi entrevista con Danya Garcia. 

Chad Michael Collins se Une a las Estrellas Originales de Sniper Tom Berenger & Billy Zane para la Aventura Definitiva de Sniper SNIPER: ULTIMATE KILL Experimenta la Emoción a todo dar en Blu-ray™, DVD y Digital el 3 de Octubre

Chad Michael Collins (Sniper: Reloaded, Sniper: Legacy, Sniper: Ghost Shooter) y las estrellas de la película original de Sniper Tom Berenger (Sniper, Sniper 2, Sniper 3, Sniper: Legacy,) y Billy Zane (Sniper, Sniper: Reloaded, Sniper: Ghost Shooter) unen sus fuerzas por primera vez en SNIPER: ULTIMATE KILL, que llega en Blu-ray, DVD y Digital el 3 de octubre de la mano de Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. En esta emocionante nueva entrega de la popular franquicia plagada de aventura y acción, Collins regresa como Brandon Beckett, un francotirador de las fuerzas especiales que se unirá a dos personajes ya conocidos, el sargento Thomas Beckett y Richard Miller (Zane) para enfrentarse a “The Devil”, un sanguinario francotirador que trabaja para un poderoso cartel de la droga colombiano con acceso a armamento avanzado, incluyendo la “bala imposible”. Dirigida por el experimentado cineasta Claudio Fäh (Sniper: Reloaded) y coprotagonizada por Danay García (TV’s “Fear the Walking Dead”, “Prison Break: Resurrection”) y Joe Lando (de la serie televisiva “The Secret Circle”, “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”), SNIPER: ULTIMATE KILL está cargada con la acción explosiva y el suspense pulsátil que los seguidores han aprendido ya a esperar de la serie Sniper, ¡y los amantes de la acción no querrán perdérselo!

Sinopsis: Cuando un brutal cartel de las drogas colombiano inicia una guerra campal contra las autoridades locales, el francotirador de las fuerzas especiales Brandon Beckett es elegido para ayudar a un destacado agente federal colombiano. Al frente de las decisiones del escuadrón en Estados Unidos no podía estar otro que el padre de Brandon, el sargento Thomas Beckett, y su jefe, Richard Miller. El equipo se pone en el fatídico punto de mira de un importante francotirador del cartel, el cual tiene a su disposición armamento con tecnología avanzada en un thriller lleno de acción intensa.

El guion de SNIPER: ULTIMATE KILL está escrito por Chris Hauty (Sniper: Ghost Shooter, Never Back Down series) y está basado en los personajes creados por Michael Frost Beckner y Crash Leyland. La producción es de David Zelon (de la serie Never Back Down, Soul Surfer) y el productor ejecutivo es Andrés Calderón.

SNIPER: ULTIMATE KILL tiene una duración aproximada de 93 minutos y está clasificada R por violencia, imágenes espeluznantes, sexualidad intensa, algunos desnudos gráficos y lenguaje obsceno.



10 Ways to Play Under One Roof
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games is the newest premier entertainment and event destination featuring heart-pounding attractions, delicious cuisine and unique event spaces under one roof.

10 Ways to Play Under One Roof

Located within walking distance of the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center, the highly anticipated Andretti Indoor Karting & Games entertainment complex features

•    Multi-level indoor karting
•    Full-service restaurant and bar
•    12 lanes of boutique bowling
•    120+ arcade and prize games
•    Two-level laser tag
•    Six virtual reality (VR) CXC racing simulators
•    7D HD dark ride motion theater
•    Extreme ropes course and curved zip line
•    10,000 square feet of event space
•    100+ HD TVs for sports viewing 

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games features high-speed electric SODI RTX Superkarts. The professionally designed multi-level, banked turn, modular track was created exclusively for the Orlando location by Kart360 with the most elevation changes and banked turns in the world. When the three tracks are combined, the Super Track is the largest indoor karting track in the United States.

DiningAndretti Grill is a scratch-kitchen, full-service restaurant and bar featuring favorites such as Big Green Egg® slow-smoked ribs and wood-fired brick oven pizzas. Guests can catch all the action of their favorite games on more than 100 HD TVs and projection screens while enjoying refreshing libations at the Main Bar or the unique Sky Bar, with a 180° view of the track and LED illuminated domed roof.

No General Admission – Pay as You Play
·  Single adult race is $21.95, Single junior race is $14.95
·  Arcade and prize games: $5, $10, $20*,$50*, $100* (*includes bonus credits)
·  VR CXC racing simulators: $12.95
·  Two-level laser tag: $9.95
·  Boutique Bowling: starting at $24.95 (shoes and socks extra)
·  7D HD dark ride motion theater: $9.95
·  Extreme ropes course: $11.95

VIP Membership
Memberships are $5.95 for a single guest and $14.95 for a family membership. Memberships are
valid for one year from date of purchase and are valid at any Andretti Indoor Karting & Games location. Members enjoy up to 20 percent off karting and attractions plus 15 percent off arcade play and 10 percent off bowling lane rental and meals in Andretti Grill.

Get on the inside track for exclusive specials and promotions for the new Orlando location: https://andrettikarting.com/orlando/e-club/

About Andretti Indoor Karting & Games
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games is the premier entertainment and event destination featuring heart-pounding attractions, delicious cuisine and unique event spaces. The Orlando location, the first in Florida, offers 150,000 square feet of excitement at every turn. Andretti Indoor Karting & Games was established in 2001 and is headquartered in Georgia with two successful locations in Roswell and Marietta. The company also owns and operates the outdoor Andretti Thrill Park in Melbourne, Florida. Andretti Indoor Karting & Games is located at 9299 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL  32819 at the corner of Convention Way and Universal Boulevard; walking distance from the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center.