Theme park news and notes*
Written by Robert Niles
Published: January 3, 2009 at 2:34 PM
A few notes from the theme park industry, of potential interest to Theme Park Insider readers:Knott's Berry Farm is offering $29 off the "rack rate" adult ticket price for people who make a canned food donation at the park. Knott's 8th annual food drive for the Orange County Food Bank runs from January 5 through February 1, 2009. People who bring at least one can of food for the drive will get into the park for $22.99. Details
Let's note another change at Knott's, too. The park's switched from kids tickets to "junior" tickets. The lower age for this ticket remains 3 years of age for this $22.99 ticket, but the upper limit on the ticket is now 48 inches tall, not 11 years old, as it was before. That's effectively a price increase on middle-elementary kids. (Kids under three continue to get in free.)Legoland California's long-time general manager, John Jakobsen, has left the park and "moved upstairs" at Merlin Entertainments. Jakobsen has been named Managing Director of all Legoland parks. He'll be based out of Merlin HQ in Poole, England. Peter Ronchetti, GM of Merlin's Thorpe Park, is moving to the U.S. and is the new GM at Legoland California. Former Orlando Sentinel restaurant critic Scott Joseph reviewed Narcoossee's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort on his website. Support another ex-Tribune Co. writer and check it out.*Update: We've got a discussion thread going with a report that the free beer will stop flowing at SeaWorld Orlando at the end of the month. An e-mailer said that the Hospitality House and Brewmasters Club will close one week earlier, on Jan. 25. Any SeaWorld/BEC people want to add details?
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