Fun Spot America Celebrates 18th Birthday June 11, 2016

Fun Spot America Celebrates 18th Birthday

Fun Spot America is celebrating its 18th birthday on June 11, 2016, with special deals for its customers. They will be selling single-day, one-park passes for $18 that day from midnight to 2pm online and from 10am to noon at each park.

This ticket includes all of the rides and Gator Spot (Orlando only) except the SkyCoaster and the arcade, and is valid until June 11, 2017. There is a limit of 10 tickets per person.

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Fun Spot America Announces Kissimmee Expansion

Fun Spot America Announces Kissimmee Expansion

This week, Fun Spot America announced a new partnership between its Kissimmee location and Old Town USA.

As part of the partnership, Fun Spot America will move and operate four family rides to Old Town USA’s new south entertainment district, along with operating the new Ferris Wheel that Old Town USA will install in September of 2016.

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Fun Spot America Holds Sweet 16 Birthday Bash June 14 with $16 Armbands and Amazing Race Auditions

One of the Orlando area’s favorite attractions, Fun Spot America will celebrate it’s Sweet 16 Birthday on June 14 with special pricing and more.

Fun Spot AmericaGuests at Fun Spot’s two locations in Orlando and Kissimmee will be able to purchase one-day unlimited ride armbands for only $16 from 10am to noon, either in person or online. Regular price is $40, so that’s quite a savings! Guests can also purchase $16 Sky Coaster flights all day until closing time.

Once you purchase your armbands (up to 6 people), you can stay and play or come back another day this year.

The first 1600 in-park guests will receive Fun Spot bags, T-shirts, pens, sunglasses and other fun giveaway items, too. In addition, there will be in-park entertainment such as magicians, face painters, stilt walkers and more.  Guests can also purchase specially priced souvenir cups for $4 with unlimited refills for that day.

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Arabian Nights in Kissimmee to Close Permanently on January 1, 2014

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In an unexpected press release today, it was announced that the Arabian Nights dinner show in Kissimmee will close its doors as of January 1, 2014.

Since it opened in 1988, Arabian Nights has presented more than 10,000 performances for more than 10 million guests.

This summer, they won the 2013 Orlando Sentinel Award as Best Dinner Show. The venue also recently updated its show and menu, but it seems as though it was not enough to keep the show going.

Owner Mark Miller states: “It has been an honor sharing my passion for the beauty and magic of horses with people from all walks of life over the last 25 years. Unfortunately, we have reached a point where the marketplace demands a cheaper product than we can provide.”

“Arabian Nights, which is the most honored dinner show of all time, was built for the highest excellence, not the lowest price,” Miller explains.

Before it closes, Arabian Nights will offer its annual Christmas show from December 1-31. To give Central Florida residents a chance to see the show one more time, they are offering 50% off admission with valid Florida ID. To get the discount, purchase tickets via phone at 407-239-9223, ext. 200, or in person at the box office.

This is so sad to write about! Not only is the Orlando area losing a quality attraction, but so many people are going to need jobs right after the holidays. If your attraction is looking for skilled employees, contact the Arabian Nights HR department.

Arabian Nights is located at 3081 Arabian Nights Blvd. in Kissimmee.

Out and About: Experiencing the New 25th Anniversary Show at Arabian Nights in Kissimmee

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This summer, Arabian Nights launched a new dinner show called “The Royal Celebration,” in honor of their 25th anniversary.

We were invited to check out the show this weekend, and we started our visit with the optional VIP tour of the stables. We got to see some of the equipment, as well as one of the horses being painted with neon paint for the show (it looked really cool under the blacklight). Then we wandered down the aisles, saying hello to the horses. Even though the signs said the horses may bite, most welcomed little scritches and light petting, sticking their faces through the bars.

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After we took our seats in the VIP section (first 3 rows), we ordered our meal. I was pleased to see we had choices, including many that could easily be made vegetarian. They have Kosher menu, too. I ordered the pot roast, as did my friend Patti, and it was served with seasonal vegetables (carrots, pea pods, and broccoli in a butter sauce), mashed potatoes, and a dinner roll. It was all very good and tasty, with the exception of our rolls, which were stale and hard. Other options included pasta, chicken tenders, and pulled pork.

I liked that we were allowed to eat the meal prior to the show. It’s so hard to watch a show, and enjoy a meal at the same time. Dessert (a choice of chocolate or vanilla cake) was served after the show started, but it’s not hard to eat a cake in dimmed lighting.

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