Celebrating at Disneyland; not so much at Freestyle Music Park
Since I was at Universal today for its event
, particle physics and medical science prevented me from also being down at Disneyland
for today's Lakers/Kobe Bryant victory parade. But Disney's PR team dutifully sent along a photo:
Disneyland also picked from the crowd a father and son wearing Kobe jerseys to ride the Matterhorn with the Lakers' star. No one with a daughter selected, though. Go figure. /snark
BTW, does anyone have a photo of Disney World president Meg Crofton in her Lakers-themed Mickey ears, following the bet?
In more depressing (unless you're an Orlando Magic fan) but not unexpected news, attendance is not meeting the new owners' forecasts at the renamed Freestyle Music Park in Myrtle Beach, S.C. A first-year attendance figure under 1 million helped doom the former Hard Rock Park to bankruptcy, and it appears that the new owners aren't doing much better in attracting people to this park.
I'm surprised Disney even let Kobe in after his Twitter post to Shaq. Hilarious, but very un-Disney.
Wanted to drop a quick note to Robert Niles from his boy THC ... who lives in ORLANDO ... Home of the MAGIC.
If you go to Freestyle Music Park in the middle of the day, you're going to see an empty park. What that article isn't mentioning, however, is the spike in attendance that the park gets after 5pm. The "twilight" ticket seems to have been a brilliant idea. People spend the day at the beach, then head over to Freestyle with five hours to ride coasters, see the shows, and check out the fireworks.
Finally something for the boys!
I believe I said this in an earlier post, but I have 1 word to sum up Orlando in the NBA finals...
I think once school closes attendance should pick up. However, people that have gone at night said that it is pretty busy. Also, it is said to be busy on weekends.
I got a season pass to Freestyle Music Park this weekend. I love it there. It's clean, has an awesome B&M Coaster and when my friends come to town they can get in for $25 after 5:00. Sure you can go to family kingdom for the same price but have you been there lately? It's like the ghetto and I know I wouldn't take my kids there after dark! Freestyle also has quality shows and live entertainment. Where else can you get all that for less than $25 bucks????
Freestyle Music Park is at best an OK amusement park. It has one good (not great) ride and lacks much in terms of a theme. (For the record, paint and interesting names do not account for an immersive experience.)
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