7 Fun Theme Parks to Kick Off Summer

Ride the All-New Tigris at Busch Gardens Tampa!

Summer is officially here! It’s the season for family road trips, days at the beach, exploring city attractions and endless theme park thrills! Enjoy some summertime fun at theme parks nationwide with special deals from TicketsatWork.com!

We’ve rounded up seven of our favorite theme parks – of many – that you’ll love to check out with family and friends this summer.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
A terrific mix of attractions, shows, animal encounters, and thrilling roller coasters, including the all-new Tigris! The state-of-the-art animal habitats are home to more than 12,000 animals. Enjoy Summer Nights now until August 11, featuring energetic DJs, thrill rides at night and a 4th of July celebration. Save up to 45%

Knott’s Berry Farm
With dozens of rides, shows and attractions in five themed areas, there is something for everyone at this popular California theme park. Knott’s Summer Nights features live music, unique summer food offerings, Instagram-able photo opportunities, interactive experiences and family-friendly games – now until August 11. Save over 45%

Six Flags Over Texas
El Diablo, the park’s14th loop coaster, is now open! The 100-ft tall coaster joins the park’s line-up of thrill rides, family/kid rides, and plenty of entertainment at the ‘the Thrill Capital of Texas. From July 3 through July 6, experience the Coca-Cola July 4th Fest, with everything you need for a star-spangled visit: exclusive ride times, fireworks each night, festive foods and more! Save over 35%

Legoland® Florida Resort
The 150-acre interactive theme park has more than 50 rides, plus shows and attractions, restaurants, shopping, a breathtaking botanical garden and water park. Celebrate America’s independence over July 4, 5 & 6 with patriotic Legoland activities and a big fireworks show. Also, the Lego Movie Days are set for July 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 & August 3-4. Save up to 40%

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
This 56-acre water park at Walt Disney World Resort features thrilling waterslides, raft rides, a children’s play area and a giant wave pool. At Disney H2O Glow Nights, enjoy a DJ-hosted dance party on the sandy beaches of the Surf Pool, Toy Story-themed experiences, food and beverage offerings, and The Wharf—just for adult partygoers, featuring entertainment and a bar. Save on Admission

A family theme park located in Derry Township, Pennsylvania, you’ll find more than 70 attractions, including 14 coasters and an entire water park. They just opened Reese’s Cupfusion, an all-new interactive gaming ride featuring the most targets in the world and six ways to play. Fourth of July Picnic & Fireworks lets you take a break from riding and sliding to enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat picnic complete with your favorite cookout eats, and then watch the Patriotic Fireworks Display! Save over 20%

Dollywood & Dollywood’s Splash Country Waterpark
Two theme parks with the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains as your backdrop. Dollywood offers 40+ rides, live entertainment and great dining. Adjacent to Dollywood, the waterpark features water slides and wave pools, lazy rivers and water coasters. Dollywood’s Summer Celebration features extended park hours, summer entertainment and nightly fireworks. Dollywood also celebrates its 11th annual ‘Thrills in the Hills’ July 12-13. Save over 10%

By Jeff Hyatt

5 Experiences You Can’t Miss at SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean 2019

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As the sun goes down, SeaWorld Orlando comes alive with the excitement of the Electric Ocean, a spectacular nighttime event you can enjoy throughout the summer!

The whole family will explore exotic worlds of light and music filled with glowing sea creatures, nighttime shows, returning summer classics and a host of new food and drink options throughout the park. The fun culminates with a family-friendly dance party before a spectacular fireworks finale.

For a night of fun that sparks as the sun sets – save up to 55% on SeaWorld Tickets!

Touch the Sky
Featuring beautiful macaws flying overhead and playful bottlenose dolphins, the show inspires guests to join in on SeaWorld’s mission to protect the world we all share. With original, energetic music and an incredible cast of animal ambassadors, the show is an amazing start to an unforgettable night.

Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up The Night
This returning fan-favorite features original music, amazing production elements and a high-energy presentation of SeaWorld’s majestic killer whales. Don’t miss Shamu Stadium transform with stylistic lighting and colorful backdrops to create a celebratory atmosphere.

Sea Lions Tonite
Guests can laugh along to a hilarious, off-the-wall parody of a trip to SeaWorld through the eyes of sea lion superstars, Clyde and Seamore. The famous SeaWorld Mime returns for the summer in this hilarious show.

Club Sea Glow
As the sun goes down, the party amps up at Club Sea Glow, where world-class DJs transform the night into an all-ages dance party beneath the waves. Featuring 35 electrifying performers and larger than-life neon sea creatures, Club Sea Glow mesmerizes guests with rhythmic music, dancing lights and fascinating laser displays.

The evening comes to an amazing end when Ignite erupts across the park’s lake. The vibrant firework display includes synchronized water effects that shoot up to 100 feet in the air choreographed to a powerful musical score. The night sky illuminates with brilliant pyrotechnic effects, towering flames and intricate laser projections that dance above the audience.

By Jeff Hyatt

Win a Trip to Universal Orlando Resort at SHRM 2019 with TicketsatWork

Win a Trip to Universal Orlando at SHRM 2019 with TicketsatWork

Celebrate summer with TicketsatWork! To show our appreciation to our clients and kick-start one of the best times of the year, TicketsatWork will be running an exciting sweepstakes at SHRM 2019 in partnership Universal Orlando Resort™. Get ready for an amazing Universal vacation!

Attendees will have three chances to win round-trip airfare for two, and two Universal 4-Day, 3-Night Create Your Own Vacation Packages. The trip will include airfare, lodging and 3-Day Park-to-Park admission passes to Universal’s theme parks.

For a chance to win, SHRM attendees can enter the sweepstakes on Sunday, June 23, Monday, June 24, and Tuesday, June 25, by having their badge scanned by a TicketsatWork representative at Booth #1504. To complete your entry, take a photo with the Universal Orlando characters, then follow our Instagram and Twitter accounts, and post your photo on Instagram and Twitter using the tags #TAWatSHRM19 and #HumanResource. A winner will be randomly selected at the end of each conference day!

Click here for official sweepstakes rules. Good luck – and see you at SHRM!


Top Speakers to See at SHRM 2019

Martha Stewart to Speak at SHRM 2019 in Vegas

If you’re headed to SHRM in Las Vegas this year, then you’re in for a real treat when it comes to the speaker lineup. The 2019 schedule includes an impressive roster of luminaries from foodie icons like Martha Stewart to management strategists like Vineet Nayar and Chip Conley. The most groundbreaking thought leaders in the corporate world will be gathering at the Las Vegas Convention Center from June 23 to 26. Be part of this inspirational conference that gathers more than 15,000 minds from the human resources world every year. In between speakers, stop by TicketsatWork Booth #1504 to discover how you can save on your next vacation, meet and greet Universal Orlando characters, and enter to win our daily sweepstakes!

To help you plan out your itinerary, here are five speakers not to miss at 2019 SHRM.

Martha Stewart
As the country’s most trusted lifestyle expert, Martha Stewart has been showing Americans how to entertain, cook and take their everyday living skills to a new level for decades. From gardening to crafting, there is no skill that Martha Stewart hasn’t mastered. Her impressive reach includes more than 90 books and licensed products in more than 70 million homes. Whether you’ve seen her on TV or used her recipes from her magazines, Stewart is a true American icon with a global reach. Now she is bringing her talents to kick off SHRM at the Opening General Session.

Brene Brown
The author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers, Brene Brown is an accomplished research professor at the University of Houston. She has broken new ground studying topics like courage, shame, and empathy. Her TED Talk, “The Power of Vulnerability,” is an audience favorite with more than 35 million views, and her latest book, “Dare to Lead,” is the culmination of a revolutionary study on leadership. Brown will speak to SHRM on the issue of cultivating leaders, a critical topic, whether you work for a small independent business or a Fortune 500 company.

Chip Conley
As the brilliant mind behind the urban boutique hotel brand, JdV (Joie de Vivre), for more than 20 years, Chip Conley is a legendary innovator in the hospitality industry. He turned an old-fashioned motel in San Francisco into one of the hippest properties in the world. Today he continues his journey as the head of Airbnb’s Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership covering new territory in the sharing economy. He’ll share his deep knowledge on intergenerational exchange and how this can help shape the modern work place.

Jenn Limm
As the co-founder and CEO of Delivering Happiness with Tony Hsieh (founder of Zappos), Jenn Limm has been at the forefront of improving company culture for clients all over the globe. Her groundbreaking work of using scientific frameworks to develop workplace happiness has earned her accolades across multiple industries. At SHRM, Limm will be speaking as part of the Change-Maker Series that touches on the brand culture experience of Zappos and Delivering Happiness.

Vineet Nayar
As one of the most revolutionary thinkers in corporate management in the field today, Vineet Nayar is famous for turning around one of the biggest technology companies in India. His work at HCL Technologies saw the company grow from a small-scale operation to a global juggernaut with more than 85,000 employees in 32 countries by the time he left in 2013. His best-selling book, “Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down,” is a must-read for anyone involved in human resources today. At SHRM, Nayar will share his innovative wisdom on how to upend the norms in business to help your employees thrive.

Along with these top highlights, there will be dozens of other speakers offering expertise in their fields. To see the full lineup of SHRM 2019, check the conference website for all of the details.

By Craig Nelson