International superstar Ricky Martin helped unveil dopleganger wax replica at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. Martin’s figure will eventually travel to its permanent home Orlando, just in time for the celebrity wax attraction’s spring 2015 grand opening. [Read more…]
Four popular singers were recorded today at the Magic Kingdom, giving their performances on Cinderella Castle stage, then later posing with Disney characters. The segments are part of the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade, which will air Christmas morning on ABC-TV. On hand were Jackie Evancho, Lee DeWyze, Sean Kingston and Darius Rucker. [Read more…]
It’s not just the rhythm that’s gonna get you, but so is the singer and her chainsaw friends. Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Gloria Estefan joined the chainsaw drill
team on Oct. 17, 2010 during Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. Estefan and her family were hosted by Universal Orlando to enjoy the scares in the haunted houses and streets.
Photo by Kevin Kolczynski, Universal Orlando Resort
Orlando’s newest water park has another new slide. Aquatica recently opened Omaka Rocka – a waterslide with high-speed tubes and half-pipe funnels that’ll have guests splashing and sliding frontward, backward and climbing the walls.
Omaka Rocka is a water slide version of a half-pipe. Guests brave enough will experience near-vertical thrills previously experienced only by skateboarders and snowboarders. Riders speed down flumes into large funnels, sliding high up one side and then the other, rocking back and forth. Coming out of the funnel, they’ll skim into a drenching splashdown.
For unlimited slides, Aquatica is offering an After 2 pass. For $49.95, adult and kids can visit the park every day after 2 p.m. for the rest of the year. (Disney World is also offering an After 2 pass for Florida residents to its two water parks for $60.)
Below the video, Darius Rucker, singer for Hootie & the Blowfish, takes a turn on the new slide.
Singer and actress Mariah Carey looks calm and confident in front of the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster at Universal Studios. Carey spent vacation time this week at both of Universal Orlando’s theme parks while her husband, actor and comedian Nick Cannon, filmed season five of the NBC television show, “America’s Got Talent” at Hard Rock Live in CityWalk.
They’re all ears. Singer/songwriter Katy Perry (left) and actress Hayden Panettiere strike a pose April 25, 2009 with Minnie Mouse at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The duo was enjoying the theme park prior to their evening performance for the Disney Grad Nite, an annual, in-park celebration for high school seniors. Panettiere stars on the NBC series Heroes. Perry is a multi-platinum recording artist.
Photo by Gene Duncan