The Magic behind World of Color

by: Alex Mateo
Content Team,

Maintenance on World of Color show the many water cannons that make the show possible at Disney California Adventure.

As part of Disneyland’s 60th anniversary, World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney premiered on May 22nd, 2015 with Neil Patrick Harris and Mickey Mouse narrating. But behind the new show that features clips from Star Wars: The Force Awakens to Disney’s Frozen to classic Disneyland rides, there are about 1,200 fountains that can jet water up to 200 feet into the air, and that’s only one part of the magic. There are mist screens where videos get projected, flame effects that are launched up to 50 feet in the air, fog machines, lasers, and more. Even the light effects of Mickey’s Fun Wheel and California Screamin’ are all choreographed into a water, fire, and light spectacular that has no comparison.

Technician work on World of Color water cannons at Disney California Adventure.

It’s really amazing to see how much goes in to this production. If you are lucky enough to see maintenance on the show’s effects, you’ll see an army of water cannons and LED lights rise above Paradise Bay. The view is almost as impressive as the show… I thought at least.  Best bet to get the most of the show though is to get Fastpasses, so you can enter one of the viewing areas. Another option is Ariel’s Grotto. That’s where I got to witness the show’s water shooters close up. At Ariel’s Grotto, there’s a bunch of outdoor seating that’ll make for a perfect and relaxed viewing area for the show. Check out the new show now at Disney California Adventure with tickets from!

Broadway Night Out with Tender Bar and The Phantom of the Opera!

Plum Benefits powered by TicketsatWork hosted a networking event at Tender Bar before watching Phantom of the Opera.

Plum Benefits powered by TicketsatWork hosted another fabulous networking event with top HR representatives in the area with a preview of the classic Broadway show, The Phantom of the Opera. Guests had the opportunity to mingle with fellow HR industry reps, sampled delicious appetizers and sipped on cocktails before the show at Tender Bar in Midtown.

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Also recognized at the event were the top HR reps who had the most signups from the past three months. They were Ariana Synder and Rebecca Lukeman of SCO Family of Services and Carolyn Jones of Montifiore Hospital. Congratulations!

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10 Best Water Parks in America

by: Maureen Mariano
Content Team,

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There’s no better way to spend these warm summer months than cooling off at some of the best water parks across the country. From heart-stopping thrills rides and relaxing lazy rivers—these insane water parks have it all! So look no further than for unbeatable deals to America’s wildest and wettest water parks for an adrenaline-filled afternoon! Here are our top 10 picks:

Walt Disney World Water Parks
Experience the magic of Walt Disney World underwater at Orlando’s premier water parks. Take on the storm-wrecked tropical island of Typhoon Lagoon or the ski-themed water resort of Blizzard Beach. Both offer incredible thrill rides and unique water adventures you can’t get enough of!

Water Country USA
Splash into Virginia’s largest retro-themed water park with more than 25 out-of-this-world rides and attractions including the Colossal Curl, an exhilarating family thrill ride and the only one of its kind in North America.

Six Flags Water Parks
Located in both California and New Jersey, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor features the ultimate multi-passenger rafting excursions and speed slides made for adrenaline junkies like the Cannon Ball Falls and Bonzai Pipelines.

LEGOLAND Water Parks
Build memories that will last a lifetime at LEGOLAND Water Parks, where kids get to soak up gallons of fun under the sun with exciting water slides and attractions.

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Make a Splash this Water Park Season

by: Maureen Mariano
Content Team,

Head to for discount tickets to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon this Water Park Season.

An epic storm wreaked havoc on a tropical paradise, forming insane slides, rivers and pools – all of which I got to explore last weekend during my trip to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. I grabbed my closest friends, booked our special discounted tickets from, and then we were off to enjoy some fun in the sun. Except we didn’t know where to begin! Keelhaul Falls, Storm Slides, Humunga Kowabunga, Crush ‘n’ Gusher, plus many more awesome water slides were at every turn. We finally chose Gangplank Falls, a waterslide that whooshes your group on a four-person raft down a rocky, water-drenched mountain. To keep the excitement rolling, we dove right into Typhoon Lagoon’s signature attraction: the Surf Pool. As North America’s largest wave pool, we knew it was going to be big—but not that big. Only a handful of other brave souls and I swam out to the front of the line, the deepest you could possibly go, before riding the very top of six-foot high waves with screaming, speckled faces beneath us.

But nothing could compare to the Shark Reef experience, one of the most unique underwater adventures I’ve ever done. We all strapped on our mask and snorkel, and hopped right into 68-degree saltwater. Burr! Our chills soon turned into thrills when it was go time! After the drop-off point, we took our time swimming across the coral reef, seeing all of its colorful inhabitants. I said a quick hello to Dory (the Blue Tang fish from Finding Nemo), glided over stingrays, and squealed (loud) at the sight of a Bonnethead Shark, which probably left it more scared than I was. The best part about Shark Reef is it’s included with Typhoon Lagoon’s general admission ticket, no extra cost added. I can’t wait to go back! How about you? There’s no better way to cool off during these scorching summer months than at some of the best water parks in the country. TicketsatWork has an unparalleled selection of water parks near you at incredible savings. So make a splash and have #FunatWork this Water Park Season!