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5 New Orlando Theme Park Openings for a Summer of Family Fun

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Traveling to sunny Orlando this summer? Here are the top 5 new openings for a perfect family vacation. TicketsatWork.com offers great savings to the best attractions in town – make your summer a memorable one.

SeaWorld Orlando
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A trio of new attractions have opened at SeaWorld Orlando:

  • Kraken Unleashed – SeaWorld Orlando has tapped into the virtual reality trend for its all-new Kraken Unleashed VR Experience. This re-imagined coaster features new VR technology designed to put you in a dazzling digital reality landscape.
  • Electric Ocean – When the sun goes down, the night comes to life at SeaWorld Orlando with Electric Ocean. From now until August 5, the nighttime fun invites you to explore exotic worlds filled with glowing sea creatures, plus DJ entertainment and a spectacular display of fireworks.
  • Pop – Don’t miss amazing bubble artistry now floating through SeaWorld Orlando, presented by world-renowned bubble master Fan Yang. Watch bubble artists recreate colorful sea vents and other ocean brilliance at this awesome show, which features 23-foot tall screens that flank the stage with state-of-the-art lighting, sound and lasers.

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Pandora
Walt Disney World ® Resort
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Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom transports you to a mystical world of bioluminescent rainforests and floating mountains. The 12-acre land, inspired by James Cameron’s 2009 film Avatar, is a thrilling blend of immersive entertainment and extraordinary design.

Loaded with fun for adventurers of all ages, two must-see attractions includes Avatar Flight of Passage, sending guests flying above the jungles of Pandora on a Mountain Banshee, and Na’vi River Journey, a family-friendly boat ride that sails down a sacred river hidden within a glowing rainforest for an unforgettable encounter with a Na’vi Shaman.

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Volcano Bay
Universal Orlando
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This summer is a perfect time to experience Universal Orlando’s third amazing theme park, Volcano Bay. Spanning 30 fully immersive acres, Volcano Bay offers something for everyone. Made up of four areas filled with innovative opportunities for thrills and rejuvenation, Universal’s Volcano Bay is the water park opening of the summer. 

Universal Orlando is also debuting TapuTapu, its wristband that will be issued to visitors when they arrive at Volcano Bay. You’ll be able to experience 18 attractions, without having to worry about waiting in line or carrying around rafts.

By: Jeff Hyatt

5 Awesome Experiences for the Perfect Summer Vacation in NYC

Celebrate summer on a New York river cruise, with views of the skyline (Photo: Getty)

Summer’s usually the highlight of every kid’s year. But now adults can get in on the fun. “Work hard, play hard” is New York’s unofficial motto – and here are five ways to celebrate the Big Apple, from the soaring songs of a Broadway musical to cruising down the Hudson River.

Best of NYC – Circle Line Sightseeing
See the city from the comfort of a sightseeing boat that’s lined with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. You’ll cruise by Yankee Stadium, One World Trade Center and the George Washington Bridge. Have your camera ready for a spectacular close-up of the Statue of the Liberty. In the span of just 2.5 hours, you’ll see more than 100 exciting landmarks of New York City.

School of Rock
Are you ready to rock? Join wannabe rock star and substitute teacher Dewey Finn as he and his class of misfits enter a Battle of the Bands contest. Based on the film starring comedic superstar Jack Black, School of Rock invites you to sing along to the head-banging soundtrack by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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Play ball! Don’t miss the chance to see the most famous baseball team on the planet take the field at Yankee Stadium. Winner of 27 World Series championships, the Yankees are an icon of New York. In between innings, grab a tasty ballpark snack and tour the Great Hall to learn the story of the fabled Bronx Bombers.

2-Hour NYC Bike Tour with Photo Shoot
Cruise through Central Park as you explore famous landmarks like Bethesda Fountain and Strawberry Fields with the help of an expert tour guide. A personal photographer will also accompany your group to capture your Central Park memories. Best of all: A set of professional images will be waiting for you three to six days after the tour.

A Bronx Tale: The Musical
Get ready for a heartwarming story about life and love in NYC set to a toe-tapping soundtrack. A Bronx Tale follows the life of an Italian-American teenager in the 1960s as he chooses between his family or the mob. Directed by Hollywood legend Robert DeNiro, this musical is one of the hot shows of the summer.

By: Craig Nelson

Root for the Home Team with Savings on Baseball Tickets

Save on Miami Marlins Tickets at TicketsatWork.com!

The NBA playoffs are now over, and we still have a few months left before pro and college football completely takes over our sporting lives, so now is as good a time as ever to enjoy some fun with friends and family at the ballpark.

Summertime and baseball fit perfectly together, and TicketsatWork.com is featuring a trio of excellent baseball savings for the New York Yankees, San Diego Padres and Miami Marlins.

Grab your baseball cap, order up the popcorn and hotdogs, and enjoy a Major League Baseball game this season.

Let’s take a closer look at TAW’s extra special savings:

Miami Marlins
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Take a break from the sandy beaches and hip shops on South Beach for some South Florida fun at Marlins Park.

The Miami Marlins have a young and talented team, and hey, the best part is you don’t have to battle that crazy Miami weather, because with the state of the art retractable roof at Marlins Park, you can enjoy the game surrounded by air conditioning. Yes! Air conditioning!

Set to host the 2017 All-Star Game in July, Marlins Park is a fun ballpark to spend the day, featuring panoramic views of downtown Miami, an array of great cuisine from burgers to conch fritters, and Clevelander Marlins Park; located in the left field lower level, with premium views of the field and the visitor’s bullpen, this Art Deco inspired venue offers a truly special game day experience.

New York Yankees
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Break out the pin stripes! The Bronx Bombers are off to a hot start in 2017. For locals in the Big Apple, and visitors traveling through, a day at Yankee Stadium is something special.

Not only do you get to enjoy the game but there’s also so much to see and do at Yankee Stadium, from Monument Park and sampling the variety of delicious food, to the Yankee Stadium Museum, and checking out the clubhouse shops for the best Yankees apparel.

Monument Park is a definite must-see, a celebration of great New York Yankees players, located in the left field of New Yankee Stadium. Monument Park features the wall of retired numbers, the wall of plaques and the monuments themselves. It was in the original Yankee Stadium and moved to the new ballpark in time for its opening in 2009.

Share unforgettable memories with family and friends and cheer on the Yankees in their quest for World Series title #28.

San Diego Padres
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You’re already in San Diego, which is already a big plus! Add to your trip agenda with tickets to a Padres baseball game at Petco Park.

Petco Park is a sensational location to catch a game, combining the best sight lines in baseball with fabulous views of San Diego. Designed to celebrate the sea, the sky, the natural beauty, cultural diversity and unique spirit of southern California, the park’s innovative design features evoke the timeless traditions of baseball in an intimate setting, with state-of-the-art fan amenities to suit every taste and budget.

It’s an ideal park to watch the Padres battle it out with in-state rivals the Giants and the Dodgers!

You’ll enjoy the best game entertainment experience around, featuring local cuisine and a stellar promotional schedule filled with giveaways, parties, family-friendly activities and more.

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5 Shows to See in Chicago Now with Savings from Tickets at Work

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If you’re planning a trip to the Windy City, circle these 5 excellent shows and discover some of the finest entertainment in town. Plus, enjoy it even more with TicketsatWork.com, the best place to find superb savings for entertainment in Chicago.

Luzia

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Inspired by the richness of the Mexican culture, Luzia is a show that continues Cirque du Soleil‘s tradition of creative innovation. Scheduled to run July 22 to September 3 under the Grand Chapiteau at the United Center, Luzia will be powered by a talented troupe of artist-athletes, delivering memorable thrills start to finish.

 The Dinner Detective

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Enjoy an evening of dining and mystery with this clever, interactive comedy. Taking place at the Hilton Garden Inn, The Dinner Detective performers are dressed like the guests, which means you won’t know who is in the show and who isn’t.

The detectives interrogate everyone and find clues as more people… die. At the end of the night, prizes are awarded to the Top Sleuth who solves the crime. If you ever wanted to tap your inner ‘Columbo,’ this is a fantastic opportunity! Each ticket includes a reception with appetizers, mixed green salad, choice of entree (fish, chicken or pasta), dessert, murder mystery show, prizes and so much more.

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding

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This exciting show at the Chicago Theater Works offers audiences a chance to attend an actual wedding in which there is a ceremony, reception, guests and lots of improvisation. At Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding, the fun begins with the happy couple’s wedding ceremony at Resurrection Church, followed by a reception featuring a full Italian dinner, wedding cake, champagne toast, dancing and plenty of laughter.

Since you are a wedding guest, you can interact with all the players – and that’s when things really start to get crazy. This is a great show that has charmed audiences for decades. No better time than a visit to Chicago to participate in this much-loved wedding event.

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Blue Man Group

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The Blue Man Group has been delighting audiences in Chicago at the Briar Street Theatre since the late 90s – and it’s no surprise why. In a nutshell, this show is a joyful exploration of art, technology and music, and it appeals to people of all ages (but not kids under 5!).

Each night, the Blue Man Group delivers an extraordinary spectacle as well as a soulful and almost primal experience that makes you feel alive and more closely connected with the people around you.

Disney’s Alladin

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Playing now until September 10 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, Aladdin, adapted from the 1992 Disney animated film, is brought to theatrical life in this bold new musical. The story sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance.

The musical is complemented by a lovely score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice – featuring songs such as “Friend Like Me” and the Academy Award-winning “A Whole New World.” The new tour production features a full score, including five great songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more, written especially for the stage show.

By: Jeff Hyatt

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