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Young fans of The Octonauts, a popular animated children’s television show on Disney Jr., can meet Captain Barnacles and Kwazii at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium on Fridays through Sundays, beginning September 16 through October 30.
During the Octonaut characters’ visit to the I-Drive 360 attraction, young guests can take photos with the characters at scheduled onsite meet-and-greet events and become part of the Octonauts crew by participating in the Octonauts Training Academy at the aquarium.
The Octonauts are a team of undersea adventure heroes who rescue and protect sea creatures in trouble. During each television episode, viewers are able to learn about a variety of marine life as The Octonauts study facts about sea animals and their ocean habitats. Captain Barnacles, a brave polar bear, is the leader of The Octonauts crew while Kwazii, a kitten, is the crew’s lieutenant and a daring explorer. Both characters will make appearances at the Orlando aquarium.
“SEA LIFE is excited to have The Octonauts visit us for the first time with interactive, educational and fun activities,” said James Paulding, General Manager at SEA LIFE Orlando. “Children will have the opportunity to meet the characters and learn while having fun on their adventure to complete the Octonauts Training Academy.”
While The Octonauts are visiting SEA LIFE Orlando, guests can enjoy special on-site activities, featuring the Octonauts Training Academy. The Training Academy will guide children through different exploration zones on their way to earning official Octonauts crew member status. The Octonauts are included in regular admission to SEA LIFE Orlando.
Appearances are scheduled for September 16-18, 23-25, & 30; and October 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, & 28-30. Dates and times are subject to change. For more information on The Octonauts, the aquarium’s conservation efforts or to buy tickets, go to VisitSEALIFE.com/Orlando, and take a virtual tour of the attraction with our Sea Life Aquarium walkthrough video from 2015.
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As home to more than 75 shops, restaurants and up-charge attractions, The Mercado was once a beacon for tourist experiences along Orlando’s famous International Drive. Hosting Titanic: The Exhibition, The Guinness World Records Experience, the Hard Rock Vault and street entertainment, the open air shopping development was especially popular at night. But with the onset of competition from new outlets and malls in Central Florida, The Mercado fell behind, closing in 2007 in favor of a bold new vision from Unicorp National Developments.
Despite demolition taking place in late 2007, the former Mercado plot has sat dormant, waiting for new plans to be finalized and approved by local legislators. Over five years after the closure of the staple shopping center it was announced that Unicorp had received the go-ahead to begin construction on a new set of developments known as I-Drive Live and the I-Shops. [Read more…]
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Carlsbad, Calif. – Last year marked the eighth straight year of increased attendance at Legoland California and a double digit increase at that over 2010. On the strength of those numbers, Legoland California has decided to put a multi-million dollar investment into the park. [Read more…]