Due to the Coronavirus, there have been a lot of Orlando and Central Florida Closures, Postponements, and Cancellations. I’ve been posting some to our social media, but decided to create this reference page that will list every one of those changes, as we discover them.
Monster Jam will be in Orlando at the Citrus Bowl this weekend, but this past weekend, we had the opportunity to see Monster Jam in Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, and it was quite the spectacle.
We got there early for the pit pass party, where you could meet the drivers, but there were so many people waiting in line that the kids decided they just wanted to play before the show started.
Gates opened at 5pm, and we were lucky to have received club seats to review the show. This meant we had a lounge area to relax in before the event started, as well as access to The Club Grill, where we grabbed a bite to eat. It was expensive, but at least the burger came with a toppings bar with items like chili, bacon, and liquid cheese.
With the endless stream of Charlie Sheen stories in the media, it’s kinda hard not to know that he’s taking his show on the road.
And believe it or not, he’s actually selling out venues in record time. Last week he sold out Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 9 minutes. They’ve had to add a second show in many markets to handle the ticket demands.
I’m starting to think Sheen is onto something with his recent stream of consciousness playing out in public to the world.
At any rate, I just got word that Sheen is bringing his “My Violent Torpedo of Truth” live show to the St Pete Times Forum in Tampa on April 22, 2011.
If you want to buy tickets, they’re available via Ticketmaster with the majority of seats from floor to second level going for $86.75 per ticket, and third level tickets going from $46.75 to $66.75. These prices do not include the TM fees and taxes.
For the die-hard Sheen fan, or those who hope to bask in his Winning glow, there is an official meet & greet package available that includes one reserved seat in the first 10 rows, and a meeting and photo with the one and only Charlie Sheen. Those are going for $572.25 per person.
I’m not planning to go, but if you do, drop me a line and let me know how it was.
[The photo used on this post is from Sheen’s official tour graphics]
The two are inter-related and inspired by one of the fastest animals known to man – the cheetah.
Cheetah Run is a new area at the park dedicated to the fast cat. Located in the former home of the Budweiser Clydesdales, guests will get the chance to witness Cheetahs in action. Elevated glass-paneled viewing areas with interactive touch screens will allow guests to learn everything about these magnificent animals.
Of course, there has to be a signature ride, and Busch Gardens is covering that with a new rollercoaster called Cheetah Hunt. If you feel the need for speed, this ride is for you.
Using Linear Synchronous Motion, which is basically using the force of repelling magnets to propel the ride, Cheetah Hunt launches riders from 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds – THREE times.
The first launch propels the train out of its station and into the grasslands that surround the new area. Moments later, a second burst of speed accelerates riders to 60 mph and up into the ride’s signature tower element that climbs more than 10 stories above the African landscape before plunging 130 feet into a subterranean trench. At the far end of this three-quarter-mile path, a third burst of speed rockets the train back across the plain toward the station.
I’m looking forward to this new area because cheetahs have always been one of my favorite animals.
Busch Gardens says that Cheetah Hunt and Cheetah Run will be open in spring 2011.
If the company-supplied artist renderings haven’t tempted you, perhaps this video by Busch Gardens will: