-- $1,500 “Midnight Fireworks Flight” gives guests spectacular, 360-degree view of Central Florida’s best fireworks from atop the 400-foot observation wheel --
-- New “Best of 2018” playlist curated especially for New Year’s Eve flights –

WHAT: An “Iconic” New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring 16 hours of family-friendly fun starting at 10 a.m. New Year’s Eve Packages for the observation wheel include:
      • New Year's Flight ($39.99* per person) – includes a complimentary beverage (beer, wine or soft drink)
      • Flight with Champagne ($44.99* per person) – includes a glass of champagne
      • Private Capsule with Stocked Bar ($600* per capsule) – includes private party capsule for up to 10 guests, stocked with beer, wine and champagne (limited availability; book by Dec. 28)
      • Midnight Fireworks Flight ($1,500* per capsule) – VIP package includes concierge escort upon arrival; midnight access to private capsule with stocked bar; two full rotations to experience 360-degree views of Central Florida fireworks; three commemorative photo books and free digital photos (limited availability; book by Dec. 28)
* Plus tax; must be 21 and show ID to consume alcohol

MORE:                  Additional festivities include:
·         Brilliant wheel light show and traditional New Year’s countdown
·         All-new “Best of 2018” music playlist in each flight capsule
·         Face painting, and balloon artists from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
·         Live music at Tin Roof

WHEN:                 Monday, December 31, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

WHERE:               ICON Orlando 360
8375 International Drive, Orlando, Florida

FOOD + BEV             
  • Islamorada Tap Bar’s pop-up brewery will serve premiere local craft beer: Sandbar Sunday (American Wheat Ale), Islamorada Ale (Citrus Ale), No Tan Lines (Blend) and Channel Marker IPA
  • Local baker Mattie’s Bakery will offer fresh-baked, organic and gluten-free desserts and warm clam chowder that can be enjoyed on board the observation wheel
  • UNO’s Pizza will satisfy all-night munchies until 2 a.m.
·         Tapa Toro will feature a special New Year’s Eve Fiesta with flamenco dancing and four-course dinner specials

PARKING:            Parking is always FREE in on-site garage

HOW:                   To purchase tickets and for more information visit, Iconorlando.com/newyears.

About ICON Orlando 360
ICON Orlando 360 is a one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment complex in the middle of Orlando’s International Drive entertainment district. The main attraction is the 400-foot ICON Orlando, one of the world’s tallest observation wheels. ICON ORLANDO 360 also features SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Orlando, SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology and the all-new Orlando StarFlyer. The 18-acre complex offers more than a dozen restaurants and bars, central courtyard and fountain with choreographed water displays, as well as live entertainment, vendors, special events and private space for meetings and events.

Get a Peek Behind-the-Scenes at SeaWorld’s Inside Look

First-time-ever access features some of the least seen and most interesting portions of the park 
weekends January 12-27 with special guests Guy Harvey, Chris Fischer and Jack Hanna
At SeaWorld Orlando’s Inside Look, hear and see, firsthand, what goes into providing world-class animal care from the people who do it every day.  Guests that visit on January weekends 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 can go behind-the-scenes for an “inside look” at what it takes to maintain a premier zoological institution like SeaWorld Orlando.  This truly first-time-ever access features six of the least seen and most interesting portions of the park.  Guests are invited to visit all six locations, collecting stamps to earn an exclusive Expert Explorer’s Pin.  Inside Look tours are available at each location at various times throughout the day.

Special Guest appearance on the weekends will feature Guy Harvey (January 12-13), OCEARCH founder Chris Fischer (January 19-20) and Jack Hanna (January 26-27). 

·        SeaWorld Rescue Center -  Visit the home base of the SeaWorld Rescue Team to meet and hear from the dedicated team of filtration experts, animal care personnel, lab technicians and veterinarians who work around the clock to deliver life-saving care to animals in need.  While behind-the-scenes, visitors will get to see some of the many facilities that help SeaWorld provide top-quality care to the animals that call SeaWorld home, as well as the hundreds of rescued animals that receive care at SeaWorld annually.

·        Fish House - Step behind-the-scenes into an area rarely seen by park guests to meet the dedicated team of ambassadors who start their day before sunrise in order to provide the best of diets for every fish, sea turtle, sea lion, penguin, dolphin, or killer whale in the park.

·        Sea Lion & Otter Primary Housing - For the first time ever, visit the home of the talented group of California sea lions, Pacific walrus and Asian small-clawed otters from Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High. Hear stories and gain insight from the team of trainers who perform with these animals on a daily basis and learn what goes into making a live performance look seamless.

·        Animal Ambassador Hamlet - This historic facility has a rich history of providing a loving home to a variety of animals at SeaWorld Orlando, including our Animal Ambassador team. Comprised of an eclectic collection of small mammals, exotic birds and a handful of well-trained reptiles, the Animal Ambassadors make surprise visits out in the park, appear at local community events, news stations and travel far and wide making appearances on network television programs and events.

·        Beluga & Seal Primary Housing - Step into the maze of back hallways that provide service access to the residents of Wild Arctic starting with the food prep area for the beluga whales, seals and walruses. Proceeding further in, guests will get to see a variety of beluga toys followed by a chance to step outside and see the back beluga pool and scales on which the whales are weighed.  Finally, guests will see the harbor seal holding pools where the seals spend time relaxing when they are not on exhibit.

·        Manta Aquarium - Go above the surface and discover what it looks like towering over the depths of Manta’s main aquarium.  In a location few have ever seen, uncover what goes into caring for the wide array of fish, rays, sea dragons, live corals and giant Pacific octopus that call Manta home. Meet the team of divers and aquarists who maintain the habitat and feed the wide range of fish within. 

Best Way to Play

The best way for guests to experience all of the events at SeaWorld Orlando is with an Annual Pass, starting at $10.99 a month for Florida residents. Special members-only benefits such as discounts on dining and shopping make the Annual Pass especially valuable to enjoy SeaWorld’s events throughout the year.

For additional behind the scenes experiences, visit SeaWorld during any Inside Look day to buy one tour and get one free. Offer is only available at SeaWorld in the SeaWorld Rescue Store, the Information and Reservation Counter, or Guest Services.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorld.com/OrlandoTo keep up to date on park hours and events, follow SeaWorld’s social channels on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

PANTAYA te ofrece una fantástica selección de películas muy entretenidas para grandes y pequeños.


Ya a finales año, PANTAYA te ofrece una fantástica selección de películas muy entretenidas para grandes y pequeños  y que a la vez muestran un mensaje positivo para toda la familia. 

Desde una comedia que te demuestra que la belleza está en el interior con el galanazo William Levy, a una historia donde el amor siempre reinara con Arath de la Torre, pasando por la hilarante jornada de tres amigos que cumplen su sueño de irse de la Republica Dominicana con Fausto Mata y una tierna historia de dibujos animados que se va a convertir en próximo gran éxito del cine de animación con la voz de Marina de Tavira.

CINDERELO (disponible en PANTAYA diciembre 7)

Cinderelo una divertida y atractiva comedia, cuenta la historia de Marlon Flores, un talentoso fotógrafo con una habilidad asombrosa para resaltar la belleza interior de cualquiera, pero no la suya. Su apariencia física atrae el rechazo y el ridículo de todas las mujeres, excepto su asistente María, que puede verlo por lo que realmente es. Cansado del desprecio constante, inesperadamente se encuentra con un misterioso hombre que le hace un hechizo transformándolo en un semental irresistible llamado Brando. ¿Cuál es el truco? Sólo tiene efecto por la noche. Con la ayuda de su mejor amigo Félix, Marlon se convierte en el hombre más codiciado de la ciudad: Brando. ¿Pero puede encontrar el amor verdadero con una doble identidad? Marlon ahora debe enfrentarse a un desafío aún mayor que su apariencia descuidada: superar los obstáculos de este hechizo mágico para ganarse a su media naranja, María. 

La película es dirigida por Beto Gómez, cuenta con la actuación estelar de William Levy, Miguel Rodarte y Joaquín Cosio.

SANKY PANKY 3 (disponible en PANTAYA diciembre 14)
Continúan las ocurrencias de Chelo, Carlito y Genaro por tratar de tener una mejor vida. finalmente alcanzan su objetivo de dejar la República Dominicana en busca de una visa, pero en Puerto Rico se siguen metiendo en problemas.

COMPLICES (disponible en PANTAYA diciembre 21)

Juan Campos (Arath de la Torre) ha dedicado su vida a seducir a las más bellas mujeres junto a su amigo y cómplice Luis Pani. Cuando se preparan para su viaje a República Dominicana, Luis se enferma, y Juan se ve obligado a llevar a su sobrino Mau (Jesús Zavala), un muchacho de 20 años que está pasando por la depresión de perder a su primer amor. Mientras Juan entrena a Mau en el arte de la conquista, aparece Teresa D’Ors (Marina de Tavira), la única mujer en el mundo capaz de paralizar a Juan. Juntos se aventuran en un viaje donde aprenderán uno del otro y descubrirán que en el amor nada está dicho.

Dirigida por Luis Eduardo Reyes, cuanto con un talentoso elenco incluyendo a Arath de la Torre, Jesús Zavala, Marina de Tavira y Mónica Dionne.

ANA Y BRUNO (disponible en PANTAYA diciembre 21)

Ana es una curiosa niña que escapa en busca de su padre para salvar a su madre. Con la ayuda de extraños y divertidos seres fantásticos, emprende un viaje, lleno de emocionantes y conmovedoras aventuras. Basada en la novela Ana de Daniel Emil.

Dirigida por Carlos Carrera el elenco incluye a Marina de Tavira, Galia Mayer, Silverio Palacios, Héctor Bonilla y Regina Orozco.

Harvey S. Firestone would have celebrated his 150th birthday this Dec. 20.

National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee Harvey S. Firestone, founder for the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, would have celebrated his 150th birthday this Dec. 20.
Firestone’s company served as a major industry leader, and his development of the pneumatic tire created a partnership with another industry leader, Henry Ford.
Henry Ford saw the impact pneumatic tires could have on automobiles at the time, and immediately began installing them on his cars built in the Ford Motor Co. plant.
On Dec. 20, celebrate Harvey Firestone’s 150th birthday and his improvements to the tires we use every day!

Jake Gyllenhaal to star in Netflix adaptation of THE HELICOPTER HEIST (May 28) by Jonas Bonnier

On September 23, 2009, the world was captivated as four men in a helicopter broke through the roof of a highly secure cash depot in Sweden and flew off with millions in stolen cash. Based on his extensive interviews with the robbers – who up until now have refused to speak publicly – Jonas Bonnier’s THE HELICOPTER HEIST (May 28, 2019

With rights already sold in over 30 territories and an upcoming Netflix adaptation starring (and produced by) Jake Gyllenhaal, with the Oscar-nominated Steven Knight to write the script, this thrilling novel with a heartfelt core is perfect for fans of movies like Ocean’s 11 and The Italian Job. 

With Bonnier’s engaging writing and sincere portrayals of the real-life robbers, readers won’t be able to help rooting for the four to pull it off:  Former petty thief and family man Sami; Niklas, who was recently released from prison; the stoic, imperturbable Michel, whose family fled a bloody civil war in Lebanon; and Zoran, an ambitious businessman who seems to know everyone in the criminal underbelly of the city.

Bonnier skillfully builds THE HELICOPTER HEIST to an incredible tension as the men prepare for the robbery and use every possible trick to throw off police. After months of planning, overcoming every seemingly insurmountable obstacle, everything is in place when the planned day finally arrives. No one should get hurt, and soon they should all be set for life.  But as the stolen Bell 206 Jet Ranger hovers over the rooftop, hidden from the light of dozens of police cars, too many unanswered questions still hang in the air – questions that could ruin everything.

The real-life robbery changed the course of Swedish history, as it pushed the country towards its continuing efforts to phase out cash completely.

THE HELICOPTER HEIST: A Novel Based on True Events
By Jonas Bonnier
Translated by Alice Menzies
Other Press Paperback Original • ISBN: 978-159051-950-9
On Sale Date: May 28, 2019 • Price: $17.99

Jonas Bonnier is a screenwriter and journalist as well as a novelist. He was the CEO & President of the Bonnier Group from 2008 to 2014. Bonnier lives with his wife and two children in Miami.

Alice Menzies holds a master of arts in Translation Theory and Practice from University College London, specializing in the Scandinavian languages. She lives in London.



l Chapo's wife, Emma Coronel, sits down with Telemundo to talk about her husband's trial and attention from the media, Mexico’s new president, and Kate del Castillo, among other topics

Today at 7pm ET / 6pm  CT, Telemundo will present a one-hour exclusive interview with Emma Coronel, wife of Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán, a notorious Mexican drug lord who is currently undergoing a high-profile federal trial in New York for 17 counts of drug trafficking, money laundering, weapons charges and conspiring to murder rivals.  
Interviewed by Telemundo News Correspondent Rebeka Smyth and Telemundo Station Group News Reporter Marisset Vereni, Emma Coronel reveals her innermost thoughts around her husband’s trial, attention from the media, her family’s wealth, Kate Del Castillo and the Instagram account that people have attributed to her.
he full news special “The woman behind El Chapo” will air nationally on Telemundo at 7pm ET / 6pm CT, with interview previews airing on local and national Telemundo newscasts beginning at 12pm ET / 11am CT, and Telemundo programs  “Suelta La Sopa” at 3pm ET/ 2pm CT, “Al Rojo Vivo” 4pm ET / 3pm CT. The special will also be available across all Telemundo local station websites and apps, on NoticiasTelemundo.com, Telemundo Noticias’ YouTube channel and social channels: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.