Fantasy of Flight’s signature event, Roar n’ Soar, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13 and 14, 2010. It’s the fourth year for the family-frendly event. The weekend will include a car show, racing boat regatta, and airplanes, rounded out with food and entertainment. [Read more…]
Walt Disney World helped honor some Hometown Heroes and kicked off Air Force Week with a series of events at the Magic Kingdom today. The highlight was the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, The Thunderbirds, flying over the Magic Kingdom and seemingly down Main Street U.S.A during the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade. [Read more…]
Is this the new version of the Hogwarts Express? AirTran Airways, and Universal Orlando have teamed up to allow passengers a ride on a one-of-a-kind “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” themed aircraft. [Read more…]
By Audrey Brown
Photos by Jeff Lange of jefflangedvd.com
There was one ride throughout all of my visits to Walt Disney World that I could always count on for a line-free experience. Granted, it could’ve been a fluke that across all my visits there was no waiting, but I also think most people just didn’t have much interest in the Delta Dreamflight at the Magic Kingdom. But I did. My cousins and I would bolt away from our mothers after exiting the Carousel of Progress and run to Delta Dreamflight where we would fly through the empty line and board by ourselves. [Read more…]
This Saturday, April 17 and again the next Saturday, April 24, Zero Gravity Corporation’s G-Force One will take off from the Space Coast Regional Airport offering fliers an opportunity to defy the laws of gravity. Guests willing to pony up nearly $5,000, and have a strong stomach, will have the unique opportunity to float freely in complete weightlessness. Flights such as these offer the only opportunity for the general public to experience true “weightlessness” without going to space.
The April 17 flight will offer the classic Zero-G Experience where fliers will enjoy 15 weightless parabolas, each lasting about 30 seconds. The profile of the parabolas will allow passengers to experience Martian, lunar and zero gravity.
The Platinum Experience on April 24 will offer the same weightless experience; however flyers will have 40 percent more room in the floating lounge and will also enjoy two extra parabolas. Hotel accommodations and other amenities, such as premium Zero-G merchandise are also included.
For both flights, guests will receive:
• Pre-flight training to maximize their experience
• Private transportation to/from Space Coast Regional Airport
• Zero-G flight suit and patch
• Personal photography by a world-class photographer
• Post-flight re-gravitation party
• Weightless flight award certificate
• Branded Zero-G gifts
Guests may choose to fly like Superman, flip like an Olympic gymnast, or enjoy 10-times more hang-time than the world’s best basketball player. This is no theme park ride. There’s no simulated zero gravity. Zero-G replicates the same levels of weightlessness enjoyed on Mars (1/3-gravity), the moon (1/6-gravity), and zero gravity.
Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Martha Stewart, Joey Fatone, Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Dyrdek, Beatrice of York, Professor Stephen Hawking, Billy Bush, Gavin Newsom, Burt Rutan, Miles O’Brien, and cast members of “The Apprentice,” and “The Biggest Loser” are just a few notable passengers who’ve flown with Zero-G. This is the identical weightless flight experience used by NASA to train its astronauts and used by Ron Howard and Tom Hanks to film Apollo-13.
The Zero-G Experience is offered at a price of $4,950 per seat plus tax. The Platinum Experience is offered at a price of $6,800 per seat plus tax. To reserve a seat, e-mail [email protected], call (888) 664-7284 or visit gozerog.com. The Space Coast Regional Airport is near Titusville and Cocoa, about an hour east of Orlando.
Since launching in September 2004, the company has conducted more than 225 weightless flights and flown more than 6,000 members of the public, including celebrities and media personalities, corporate charters, science and math teachers and individuals aged eight to 93.
• If you sign-up, e-mail to let us know about your experience.