Teen Times by Cody Hilton
THE HOBBIT 2014
The Company of Thorin has reached Smaug's lair; but, can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor and the treasure? And, if so, can they hold on to it?
This is another great film that the whole family can enjoy together. Don't miss this one! CH
Director: Peter Jackson
Writers: Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyeus (screenplay)
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Richard Armtage
THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER DIAGON ALLEY WEBCAST HIGHLIGHTS
Universal Orlando Resort held a live webcast today to reveal all-new details about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley, 2014s most anticipated theme park experience. Harry Potter film stars James Phelps (portrays Fred Weasley), Evanna Lynch (portrays Luna Lovegood) and Matthew Lewis (portrays Neville Longbottom) joined members of Universals Creative team to help reveal the exciting news. You can view the highlights of the webcast announcement here http://youtu.be/bXaGF8e8-EI.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley will bring to life some of the experiences and places found in and around London in the Harry Potter books and films and will double the size of the sweeping area already dedicated to Harry Potters adventures at Universal Orlando, expanding it across both Universal theme parks. The new area will feature a revolutionary attraction experience, as well as all-new themed shops and dining.
And just like in the books and films, guests will be able to travel between Hogsmeade (located in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure) and London (located at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida) aboard the iconic Hogwarts Express.
Visit http://media.universalorlando.com to read the announcement press release and download concept renderings of the new area.
KIDS SKI OR RIDE FOR FREE!
Big Bear’s New Program Gives Families a “Lift” with Free Ski Tickets for Kids
There is a new programin Big Bear that gives kids the opportunity to ski or ride for free at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. The program called Kids Ski / Ride for Free is good on weekdays all season long, including spring break! This special offer does require an overnight stay Sunday through Thursday at the time of booking.
“Big Bear takes pride in being kid friendly with great lodging choices and fun activities for the whole family,” said Big Bear Visitors Bureau Director of Operations Rebecca Hrabia. “Playing on the slopes together is undoubtedly one of the best ways for families to bond, and our Kids Ski for Free offer makes it more affordable.”
The Kids Ski / Ride for Free package must include lodging at one of Big Bear’s participating lodges. One free kid’s lift ticket voucher will be given for each paying adult lift ticket. Free kids tickets are valid for kids 12 years and under. Lift tickets are good for either or both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. Packages are good for lodging arrivals Sunday through Thursday and skiing or snowboarding Monday through Friday. Midweek skiing is especially valuable with no wait time at the chair lifts and the runs are wide open. Lift ticket vouchers are not valid on weekends and during the holiday periods January 18-20, 2014 or February 15–21, 2014. Dates are subject to change. This offer may not be used with any other discount and other restrictions may apply.
For more details about the Kids Ski / Ride for Free packages, or to make lodging reservations or request a free Visitors Guide log on to www.bigbear.com or call 800-424-4232.