In honor of all U.S. military members’ service to the country, Nickelodeon Suites Resort is giving thanks this November with a special “Military Appreciation” program and a mix of patriotic events. The resort will feature a World War II artifact exhibit, military vehicle tour, poolside parties, daily pie brigade and more.
Military Appreciation Month activities for Nickelodeon Suites Resort guests include:
Appreciation Kick Off
November 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Help us kick off the 2nd Annual Military Appreciation Month at the Lagoon Pool with a show by the Marine’s Color Guard. Plus, you’ll get to meet them after their performance!
Hero Splash Bash
November 5 and 12, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Slide down to the Lagoon Pool for a Hero Splash Bash featuring a patriotic mix of whacky entertainment. Enjoy music, join in poolside activities and most importantly…GET SLIMED! Our 400-gallon dump tank will soak your family in green SLIME for one messy finale – giving you a chance to create new family memories the Nickelodeon way.
November 27 and 28, 2 p.m.
Watch the Air Force squadrons compete for first place at the Lagoon Pool. Everyone will receive a red, white and blue popsicle. Event supported by Hurlburt Field Air Force Base.
Military Vehicle Tour
November 20 and 21, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Get up-close-and-personal with real life war vehicles from WWII, the Korean War and other historical battles. The tour will highlight preserved military vehicles ranging from a M38 Korean War vintage Jeep to a 1942 GMC CCKW. Supported by the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, an organization dedicated to the collection and restoration of historic military vehicles.
We’re cooking up a recipe for entertainment during Military Appreciation Month. One part whipped cream and one part mess, courtesy of the Nick Hotel! Our heroes will get the chance to pie their unsuspecting kids at the Pie Brigade.
Family of the Day
Every day we will honor one lucky military family with free Character Breakfast with SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and friends.
WWII Living History Exhibit
November 13 and 14, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Genuine artifacts will transport you into a historical experience at this special exhibit. Discover how soldiers lived, what they ate and what they wore during battle. Learn from viewing a large collection of artifacts including uniforms, photographs, weapons and field gear. Supported by the Central Florida WWII Museum. Located in the Mall Rotunda.
Postcards from Home
Send a message to a hero. Design and create your own postcard in Nicktoons Café during dinner. The postcard and postage is courtesy of the Nick Hotel and will benefit Any Soldier®.
DORA THE EXPLORER CELEBRATES HER 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH BACKPACKS AND A VISIT TO ARNOLD PALMER HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN
Dora the Explorer delivered special backpacks and read a story to children at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in celebration of her 10th anniversary on August 14th. The backpacks have been specially designed for Nickelodeon’s Beyond the Backpack Campaign, an initiative aimed at teaching parents all about the importance of preparing their children for kindergarten.
Dora the Explorer makes her Orlando home at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort, the only hotel of its kind in the world. To celebrate her 10th Anniversary, Dora the Explorer will visit the children, sign autographs, read and deliver backpacks to children at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. In addition to the celebratory visit to the hospital, Dora will also receive a special gift from the City of Orlando. A proclamation will be given to Dora the Explorer declaring August 14th Dora the Explorer Day in the City of Orlando.
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is a sanctuary of hope and healing. The most advanced technology, coupled with compassion and dedication have made Arnold Palmer Hospital one of the most trusted names in children’s healthcare worldwide. Careful attention has been paid to creating a cheerful, comforting environment to minimize stress and generate smiles. Arnold Palmer Hospital is a 158-bed pediatric hospital facility located in Orlando, Florida, United Statesmore...
Nick Hotel Sets Goal of $10,000
to Help National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Family-friendly Resort Makes Donation to Foundation and Offers Rock-Bottom Rates to Community Heroes
ORLANDO, Fla. (August 17, 2010) – Nickelodeon Suites Resort has raised more than $4,000 for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation through the Hero Appreciation program, delivering 2% of each accommodations rate to the foundation, and is aiming to increase that donation to $10,000 by the end of 2010.
“Through our Hero Appreciation package, we would love to exceed the $10,000 mark to help families and other survivors of fallen fire heroes,” said Jim Struna, director of marketing and revenue management for Nickelodeon Suites Resort.
Now through December 23, 2010, the hotel is offering special rates to firefighters starting at $109 per night for a 2-bedroom themed KidSuite and perks like a $20 resort credit, 10% off food and beverages. The Resort will continue to donate 2% per room night through the end of the year to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to honor America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the non-profit Foundation has developed and expanded programs that fulfill that mandate. Our mission is to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes and to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives.
For more information about the Nick Hotel or the Hero Program, call (877)-NICK-KID and mention the code HERO or visit www.NickHotel.com/hero.more...
UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT’S ROCK THE UNIVERSE 2010 PUMPS UP THE VOLUME
WITH THE ULTIMATE LINEUP OF CHRISTIAN MUSIC ARTISTS
Tickets on Sale Now for One of the Hottest Christian Music Festivals in the Nation,
Featuring Performances by Skillet, Relient K, Jars of Clay and More
WEB VIDEO: For an exciting video about this year’s Rock The Universe event, visit http://bit.ly/96zu6v.
Orlando, Fla. (August 13, 2010) – Universal Orlando Resort’s Rock The Universe returns this September 10
and 11 with one of the most exciting celebrations of Christian music in the nation. Fourteen soul-stirring rock
acts will take the stage for a weekend filled with incredible music, inspirational stories from celebrity speakers,
and the opportunity to enjoy the most thrilling theme park attractions at Universal Studios Florida.
This year’s Rock The Universe lineup features the spiritual sounds of Christian rock’s hottest acts, such as fivetime
Grammy award-winning group Jars of Clay; hit band Relient K – featuring popular songs like “Forgiven”
and “Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been;” Skillet – whose unique symphonic rock sound inspires fans
everywhere; and Needtobreathe – whose music has been featured in hit movies and television shows like “The
Hills,” “Employee of the Month” and “P.S. I Love You.”
ROCK THE UNIVERSE 2010 LINEUP
Friday, September 10 Saturday, September 11
Skillet Relient K
Jars of Clay Jeremy Camp
Hawk Nelson Grits
Decyfer Down Needtobreathe
Chuck Tocco Jeff Chandler
** Names in bold indicate headlining acts.
Rock The Universe guests will also experience the pulse-pounding thrills and revolutionary attractions that can
only be found at Universal Studios Florida. Guests can plummet down a virtual 1,000-foot waterfall in Shrek 4-
D, speed through darkness in the world’s first psychological thrill ride in Revenge of The Mummy or rock out at
65 mph on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit – a radically-innovative roller coaster that combines hit music, firstever
maneuvers and highly-sophisticated audio and video for a one-of-a-kind ride experience