SeaWorld Orlando announced that it's bringing back its pre-show mimes for the holiday season. The park had laid off three longtime performers two years ago as part of company-wide cost-cutting. But fans pressed for their return, and now SeaWorld's relented. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Lynn Frey will be returning for the Clyde and Seamore's Countdown to Christmas show, along with two newly-hired mimes.
SeaWorld's one of the few remaining businesses out there that actually waits until after Thanksgiving to kick off its Christmas activities, with SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration running Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Nov. 25-Dec. 11 and daily from Dec. 16 through New Year's Eve. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer joins the line-up at the Orlando park this year, too.
The Orlando Eye is getting a new neighbor. The Orange County [Florida] Development Review Committee has approved plans for 450-foot FunTime StarFlyer swing ride next door to the Orlando Eye's I-Drive 360 development. The StarFlyer will anchor the new Vue at 360 development, which is being built by I-Drive 360's owner. Even though the project has its final approval, it still needs construction permits to be issued, but the plans are for construction to start sometime early next year.
For reference, Six Flags operates several StarFlyers as "SkyScreamer" at nine of its amusement parks across North America. The Orlando installation would be taller than any of the Six Flags rides, however, exceeding the height of the Six Flags New England SkyScreamer by 40 feet. The Orlando StarFlyer would be 50 feet taller than its neighboring Orlando Eye, too. That observation wheel tops out at 400 feet.
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Anyway, I absolutely love StarFlyers. My favorite would have to be the New England Starflyer at Six Flags New England, and I also quite enjoyed Vol Ultimate at La Ronde.
As for the contents in the article...meh. Not going to be a draw for me, and seems like a gimmicky waste of money.
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To make it even more confusing, if you're talking about Orange County Choppers...that's in New York.