On Saturday, December 9, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando hosted a Marilyn Monroe Look-Alike Contest, in conjunction with a special Monroe exhibit, and they’ve announced the winner.
Nine contestants felt they had what it took to look like Marilyn, walk like Marilyn, talk like Marilyn and sing like Marilyn.
But in the end, Bebe Caliberr was picked as most Marilyn-like. She walked away with $500 cash, lifetime passes to Ripley Entertainment attractions, $100 worth of Ripley’s merchandise and a two-night stay in Clearwater Beach.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando currently has an iconic Marilyn Monroe dress on display and will host a look-alike contest to celebrate on December 9, 2017.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! purchased the gown Marilyn Monroe wore to serenade President John F Kennedy at his birthday celebration in 1962 – they paid $4.8 million – the most anyone has for a dress being sold at auction.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! attractions in Florida are thanking K-12 educators for all their hard work with the return of Educator Appreciation Days.
All K-12 school personnel are invited to visit any of Ripley’s Florida attractions for FREE from September 6 to October 16, 2016.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will pay tribute to the ancient art of sword swallowing on World Sword Swallower’s Day, Saturday, February 27.
As part of the event, they will hold free sword swallowing performances for the public.
Educator Appreciation Days returns to Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, offering free admission to Florida K-12 School Employees from September 2 to October 19.
Teachers, administrators, counselors, and support staff are eligible for free admission by showing a current pay stub and photo ID when they visit the attraction. Additionally, up to five guests can get 50% off their admission, as long as they are accompanied by the educator.
This offer is available at all Ripley attractions in Orlando, Panama City Beach, St. Augustine and Key West.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando is located at 8201 International Drive, and is open daily from 9am to midnight (last entry nightly at 11pm). Tickets are regularly $19.99 per adult, though they are discounted if purchased online. There is also free parking.
For more information, please visit ripleys.com/orlando or call 407-345-0501.
Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium is showing their appreciation for K-12 educators with free admission now through October 20.
Florida Teachers, administrators, counselors, and support staff are all eligible for free admission. Just bring a recent pay stub and photo ID to the box office.
All guests with that educator can purchase tickets at 50% off.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! attractions in St. Augustine, Key West and Panama City Beach are offering the same promotion.
Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium is located at 8201 International Drive. For more information, please visit ripleys.com/orlando.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is partnering with the International Jugglers’ Association (IJA) to celebrate World Juggling Day on June 15, 2013.
The event starts at 1pm, and guests can not only watch professional jugglers, but can even participate, regardless of skill level (just bring whatever you juggle and join in).
Even if you’ve never juggled, you can learn how. Jugglers recruited by the IJA will be on hand to help those who have always wanted to juggle, but never had the chance.
Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium is located at 8201 International Drive. The juggling event is free, though if you want to visit the Odditorium, you’ll need to buy tickets.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditoriums worldwide will be celebrating 6th annual World Sword Swallower’s Day on February 23, with a free show featuring actual sword swallowing.
Sword swallower Chris Steele will headline a free show outside Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Orlando. The show will start at 1:30 pm with an official “swallow” at 2:23:13 p.m. to coincide with the 2/23/13 date.
World Sword Swallower’s Day was founded by the Sword Swallowers Association International (SSAI) and is co-sponsored by Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
“Sword swallowers were a big part of the very first Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1933,” said Tim O’Brien, VP of Communications for Ripley Entertainment Inc. “There, three performers, two of whom were women, mesmerized the huge crowds. Ripley’s has been home to sword swallowers around the world ever since.”
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium is located at 8201 International Drive.