Follow on Google News
News By Tag
News By Location
Follow on Google News
Orlando's ICON Park and Florida CVBs Launch "Destination Days" Each Weekend in August
Special days, resident deals celebrate Florida cities highlighted in new "Great Florida Road Trip" game
By: Wellons Communications
The new Destination Days events will include dedicated weekends through August for cities that are identified and visually represented in the game. Each weekend will focus on a specific destination, celebrating its unique attractions, offering deals for its residents and sharing why these destinations are an important part of a Florida vacation with Orlando residents and tourists.
Each weekend in August is dedicated to a specific destination, with:
$10 tickets to The Wheel for guests from any zip codes within that destination (regular price is $34.99);
An education booth and videos in ICON Park from the destination CVBs, so guests can learn more about its unique attractions;
Raffle to win a gift basket of prizes from the region such as a hotel stay, attraction tickets and more (no purchase required).
Destination Days event schedule:
o Destination fun fact: The spacesuit shown during the Great Florida Road Trip experience is based on that of Alan Shepard, the first American in space launching from Cape Canaveral in 1961.
o Destination fun fact: Over 100 manatees call Crystal River home year‐round.
o Destination fun fact: The first glass‐bottomed boats set sail at Ocala's Silver Springs in 1878.
o Destination fun fact: Sarasota was home to the world's first Clown College in 1968 by Ringling Bros. Circus.
The Great Florida Road Trip is part of ICON Park's commitment to promoting Florida's vibrant tourism industry and educating visitors and locals alike about historic Florida attractions where the Sunshine State's tourism got its start. This experience is the first interactive game to take place while riding an observation wheel. As their private capsule rises to 400 feet in the air, guests use a special retro-themed camera, outfitted with infrared technology, to aim markers on the rooftops below and compete for points to win a prize.
The experience's art and game pieces are themed to a nostalgic road trip through Florida in the 50s and 60s, paying homage to the state's original tourism attractions that were here even before the arrival of famous theme parks.
To learn more about ICON Park, visit: https://iconparkorlando.com./