It’s amazing the difference a couple of years make! If you’d have asked me about theme parks in the Puglia region 5 or 10 years ago I’d have probably scratched my head and given you a blank stare. Ask me the same question now and I’ll scream, “You bet! Let’s go!” Gone are the days when you had to head north in search of fun! Now there are 2 main theme parks in the Puglia region and both offer fun from morning until night!
From the American Adventure, you drive to the Cast Center. Wow, look at all those costumes! The Cast Center is where the costumes are kept until they are checked out by the cast members. Let’s hope you didn’t believe those were all real characters out there in Disney World. The guide will fill you on what it’s like to be a cast member. You might even catch sight of a princess getting ready for work. Yes, princesses have to work too. You probably already knew that princesses wear wigs. You’ll see plenty of princess wigs set out for the princesses to wear. Did you have any idea that there were so many princesses, so many people working for Walt Disney World?
In animatronic dinosaur suppliers he invested of his own money to form with other local investors the Blackpool Tower Company Limited. The company was registered on 19 February 1891.
Another popular computer game is Radica-20Q Tabletop Challenge. It includes multi-player function for kids age eight and over. Both boys and girls will love Radica because it almost appears as if it can read their minds; providing them answers to the most popular questions for their age group. It retails for under $30.
Tower of Terror at Disney Hollywood Studio and Dr. Doom’s Fear Fall at Islands of Adventure. As you’ve been reading so far, you might have sensed a bit of a bias towards the Universal rides. I have to admit that in the previous three descriptions, I prefer the Universal offers. But out of these two, Tower of Terror wins hands-down. Doom is a standard shoot ’em up into the sky ride, while Tower is the opposite because it drops you down. But they both bounce you up and down, so I’m classifying them together. For Doom, the drop is the big excitement factor, but other than the view there’s nothing really special about it. I love the dark ride effects on Tower that lead up to the big moment. It’s especially fun to ride at night, when the park lights sparkle below like a neon and halogen rainbow.
What’s really encouraging is that while other theme parks have been boarded up, ZooSafari and the new FasanoLandia seem to be more popular than ever before. The 2010 schedules includes a bunch of new cool attractions including animatronic raptor for sale dinosaurs and a variety of live acts. Check out the website at www.zoosafari.it.
The original ballroom, the Tower Pavilion opened in August 1894. It was smaller than the present ballroom and occupied the front of the tower complex. The Tower Ballroom was built between 1897 and 1898 to the designs of Frank Matcham who also designed Blackpool Grand Theatre and it opened in 1899. It was commissioned by the Tower company in response to the opening of the Empress Ballroom in the Winter Gardens. The ballroom floor is 120 ft x 120 ft and is made up of 30,602 blocks of mahogany, oak and walnut. Above the stage is the inscription, “Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear” from the poem Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare. Each crystal chandelier in the ballroom can be lowered to the floor to be cleaned which takes over a week.
Squawkers comes with a toy cracker, the remote, a perch, and an instruction manual, and is recommended for children between the ages of 5-10. He makes a great gift for people of any age, however! Hurry up before he sells out. You don’t want to miss out on this great toy.