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Stone Mountain Park’s Fantastic Fourth Celebration, July 3-5!!

logoevents-ss-fantasticfourth-2014.ashxJune 26, 2014–
Don’t miss the three night Fantastic Fourth Celebration, July 3-5!
Fantastic Fourth Celebration was voted the “Best Place to see Fireworks in Atlanta” by Atlanta Journal-Constitution readers, a “Must-See Fireworks Show” by USA Today and one of Reader’s Digest’s picks for “America’s Most Spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks.”

Updated for summer 2014, Stone Mountain Park transforms the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision® and its famous natural amphitheater with “More Lights, More Lasers and More Music!” The show includes a lighting feature at the base of the mountain shining up like fingers of light showcasing the 825 foot mountainside.

The addition of an overhead laser canopy effect immerses you as if you are part of the show. Also, laser mirror bounce shots from all directions on the lawn create the effect of lasers jumping over your head. Enjoy the refreshed music playlist featuring 10 new songs including “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel, “Home” by Phillip Philips and Pharell Williams’ “Happy.”

The special patriotic fireworks finale will immediately follow the Lasershow all three nights!
Reserve a Terrace Seat
(July 3 and 5)

Arrive early to enjoy fun-filled attractions and special summer entertainment for the whole family. Go on an action-packed journey with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – The 4-D Experience, challenge yourself on SkyHike®, the nation’s largest family adventure course, cool off and play in the spray on Geyser Towers® and much more.

Buy Your Tickets Now!!

*Vehicle entry to the park is $10.00 for a one day permit or $35 for an annual permit. Note that there will be no free Park re-entry allowed. Guests who leave the Park on July 4 and then wish to return will have to re-pay the $10.00 Park entry fee.
dining-ss-dining-marketplace.ashx***Adventure Pass Meal Deal
Buy a full price Adventure Pass online and get a FREE meal and unlimited drink refills! – Online Only*


Adventure Pass – Includes access to Summit Skyride, Geyser Towers, Scenic Railroad, SkyHike, Camp Highland Outpost, 4-D Theater, The Great Barn, Mini-Golf, Discovering Stone Mountain Museum, and the Antebellum Plantation & Farmyard.
Meal ticket redeemable at select Stone Mountain Park restaurants. Meal choices include:
Hamburger*, Hot Dog*, Pizza Slice (Cheese or Pepperoni)*, Chicken Sandwich*
Chef Salad, Chicken Strips Basket with french fries, BBQ Pulled Pork or Chicken served with chips (seasonal), BBQ Pulled Nachos (seasonal)

All of these great meal choices available at Marketplace. Big Rock Café open seasonally.
*Visit Marketplace and choose a side of French fries, chips, or whole fruit. Sides may vary at other restaurant locations.
Unlimited refills of Coca-Cola® beverages throughout the entire day of your visit. Includes soft drinks and Powerade. Arctic Blast products not included.
Add Ride The Ducks as an add-on to your Adventure Pass for only $9 (plus tax).
Adventure Pass Meal Deal:
Adult $29.95 (plus tax)
Child (Ages 3-11) $24.95 (plus tax)

***Adventure Passes are valid only on “Attractions Open” days.
Please check calendar for dates and hours of operation prior to your visit.

By Deborah Fitts

KD40 Concert Series Tickets On Sale Now!!

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Tickets Go On Sale
June 27 at 10 AM!

Kings Dominion has been having a blast celebrating 40 years of fun! To help celebrate its 40th, the Kings Dominion concert series is making a comeback! Our first artist of the series in country music singer Kellie Pickler and we have your way to buy tickets before anyone else. Just use the promo code KD40 Thursday, June 26th at to get your tickets now! Tickets on sale to general public Friday, June 27th at 10 am.

Make sure to use promo code KD40!

By Deborah Fitts

New Water Slides Now Open at Carowinds!!!

CAROWINDS LOGOJune 24, 2014–
NEW FOR 2014:
Two New Breathtaking Water Slides Are Now Open In Boomerang Bay
Carowinds, Thrill Capital of the Southeast, is excited to bring two new breathtaking water slides to Boomerang Bay. The mega-slides are the first phase of a multi-year, multi-million dollar capital investment plan at Carowinds. The new slides stand over 4 stories high and add 600+ feet of sliding fun, bringing new thrills and splashes to the popular water park. The slides offer two distinctively different rides unique to Boomerang Bay.
Surfer’s Swell travels a total of 263 feet as riders will plunge onto an angled wall that mimics the sensation of catching an ocean wave. Guests then gracefully enter a final tunnel for a fun ‘splash landing’ into a pool at the bottom of this 45 foot tall experience.
Dorsal Fin Drop offers 351 feet of slide and takes riders on the spin of a lifetime as they gain speed in a curved-tunnel that blasts them into a bowl. Like a shark circling its prey, guests spin and swirl before sliding into the corkscrew exit.img_swell
The slides are primed to make Boomerang Bay better than ever as they add to its popular attractions, including two wave pools, 11 slides, and 2 kiddie splash pools with over 2 million gallons of water in total. “Cedar Fair is committed to building more excitement and value for our Carowinds guests” says Bart Kinzel, Carowinds Vice-President and General Manager, “The slides are just the first phase of a multi year park investment plan that will continue to deliver the best-day-of-summer that guests have come to expect.”

Construction is complete and is NOW OPEN. Follow along by liking us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

By Deborah Fitts

Margaritaville’s Now Open!!

June 23, 2014–logo
Summer’s in Full Swing at The Island!
We are excited to announce that Margaritaville Pigeon Forge is OPEN!
Just a few more weeks to register to win the Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker in celebration of Margaritaville Restaurant’s Grand Opening!
Upcoming Events:
Luau Night at The Island! Join us starting at 5pm for Luau Night!
Enjoy live music on the main stage by the steel drum band Carib Sounds, activities for the kids, and giveaways all night long! So come dressed in your best Luau gear for a great night of family fun and entertainment!

June 28th
Monster Energy Island Takeover!
Get ready for a Monster Island takeover! Monster Energy will be here giving away some awesome prizes like a wakeboard, monster gear, and energy drinks! The monster girls will be here hanging out and we’ll have live music all night! You dont want to miss this amazing event!

By Deborah Fitts

Margaritaville Pigeon Forge Opening June 16th!!!

logoJune 6, 2014–
June is sure to be a busy month here on The Island with over 12 new tenants opening their doors! We wanted to share just a few and invite you to stop by and GET STRANDED!PF_Opening_Oct_10x3-v2-lowres_PROOF

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Inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville transports guests to the island destination of their memories or dreams. Margaritaville delivers a tropical experience where guests can enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of their favorite destination regardless of their current latitude.village-idiot
To Celebrate The Opening We Are Giving Away A Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker To One Lucky Insider!
Margaritaville Island Hotel Now Taking Reservations!
Welcome New Tenants!
Hemp, Leather, Body Jewelry, Pipes,Tiki Inspired Home Decor, Statues, Dream-catchers, Wind-chimes Etc. Clothing & Accessories,Thousands of Unique items to choose from! Come see them, they are one of a kind!
Pepper Palace is known as a “One-Stop-Shop” for everything spicy. They opened their doors May 30th and won hundreds of National Awards for product, marketing flavor. A private held corporation, Pepper Palace remains a family owned and operated business with a reputation second to none.
Puzzled is a store of Puzzles and games for the mind. Stop by their store and add a piece to the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle!
build-bear-no-bckgrndOur Grand Opening event was a wonderful event and allowed Build-A-Bear to donate 100 bears to Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center all made with love from Island Guests. At Build-A-Bear Workshop you can make your own stuffed animal friends like bears, bunnies, dogs and more! Make a wish and add a heart – a Build-A-Bear Workshop trademark. Then dress them up in furbulous furry fashions! You can bring them to life online for FREE and play together in™ – our world stuffed with fun! Each new furry friend you make at Build-A-Bear Workshop!

131 Island Drive | Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 US

By Deborah Fitts

Stay In The Heart Of Our Universe, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort!!

PG_horz_full_CBBR_01_tcm13-32956June 6, 2014–
Rates Starting From $114*
Call 1-866-343-5500
Redeem with your unique offer code below!

Stay In The Heart Of Our Universe At Our Newest, Most Affordable On-Site Hotel!!
Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Stay in the heart of the excitement by experiencing our newest on-site hotel, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, featuring family suites complete with kitchenettes, or standard rooms, plus two huge pools, a lazy river, bowling alley, and more!

This exclusive offer can only be redeemed
with your unique offer code:
Travel dates: June 16 – August 16, 2014
Book by June 15, 2014
This offer is available for a limited time and cannot be booked online.
Call 1-866-343-5500 Today!

On-site hotel guests receive Early Park Admission^ one hour before the theme parks open (valid theme park admission required).

By Deborah Fitts

Six Flags Park Announcements, June 4th – 18th

logoJune 5, 2014–
I2014-05-27-5690E7EB7DAD_230x230New Hurricane Harbor Water Park Now Open!
Stay carefree at the water park with these tips
Last Chance To Save: Season Pass Offer Ends June 15th Hurry While it Lasts!!

Make sure you plan ahead for your visit to our all-new Hurricane Harbor water park. Free with park admission, Hurricane Harbor lets you cool off in between our 11 world-class roller coasters. Follow these tips to help prepare for a carefree day.

1. Bring a towel and extra clothes
You’ll definitely need to wear a swimsuit around Hurricane Harbor, but make sure you also have a towel and appropriate cover-ups before heading back into the theme park. If you do forget your attire or necessities, you can pick up everything you need at our new beach-themed gift shop Tradewinds. We recommend bringing a bag with an extra set of dry clothes so you can stay comfortable for the rest of your day. If you need a place to store your belongings, rent a locker at the front gate of the theme park or in the water park.

2. Arrive early to claim your equipment
We have a limited number of lounge chairs, picnic tables, lockers, tubes and life vests available for your convenience. Plan to arrive at the water park early in the day so you can claim yours. The water park opens at 11 am every day, so you can stay refreshed during the afternoon and head back to the coasters in the evening.

3. Follow our lifeguards and safety tips
To keep you safe, all our park lifeguards are trained and certified by the prestigious Jeff Ellis & Associates. They’ll keep a watchful eye over our wave pool, kids splash playground and water slides to make sure everything is going smoothly. Additionally, weak swimmers should wear a life vest and stay in the shallow areas of the pool.

4. Protect yourself against summer mishaps.
Even though you’ll be in the water, it’s still important to stay hydrated with ice cold beverages during the day. Furthermore, be sure to re-apply sunscreen throughout the day as it may rinse off in the water. We suggest wearing sandals or water shoes as you walk around the park.. We know you can’t wait to enjoy the water park, but make sure to walk – don’t run – to stay safe!

Hurricane Harbor is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Spend Father’s Day at the Park
Celebrate Dad’’s special day at Six Flags
This year, skip the traditional necktie and coffee mug and give Dad a day of family fun at Six Flags. Dad inspires us to be brave and strong, so show him how fearless you are by tackling our legendary collection of coasters. Plus, let dad take a break from the barbeque grill and treat him to a jumbo smoked turkey leg or foot-long chili dog. Join us next weekend for a special day of thrills that Dad and the family will never forget.
I2014-06-03-585DDCA7452C_135x135 Last Chance To Save: Season Pass Offer Ends June 15!

Two great parks, one low price!!
Time is running out before our prices go up! Get your 2014 Season Pass now and get two great parks for one low price. With your Season Pass, you can ride our world class attractions, cool off in our new water park Hurricane Harbor, visit our all-new Holiday in the Park winter celebration and more for as low as $54.99 each or $4.59 a month. Plus, enjoy amazing deals like bring a friend free offers throughout the season. Hurry, offer ends June 15!

I2014-05-27-5EDB6A454B74_135x135 Tips for Riding SkyScreamer

How to prepare for the 24-story swing ride!
SkyScreamer is the tallest ride in the park’s history, but a few simple tips will help ease your nerves when you get on to ride. Wear tight shoes as your legs dangle free in the air. Keep your eyes open as you rise 240 feet into the sky, because you’ll get an amazing view of the entire park and surrounding areas. Furthermore, the breezy swing around at 40 mph will blow your hair through the wind, offering a unique way to cool off on a hot day.
Visit All Year For as Low as $4.59 a Month: Buy Memberships today and you’ll still be visiting the park a year from now! Plus, keep any upgrades you receive for as long as you remain a member and enjoy other great benefits, flexibility and value for a low monthly price.

Two Reasons to Follow Us on Twitter
Big news and exclusive offers for our followers
As a follower of our Twitter, @sfovergeorgia, you’ll be one of the first to know about new information at the park. During the year, we’ll be tweeting important updates and big news happening at the park, including any changes to park hours, event details, construction updates and other exclusive announcements. In addition, we’ll let you know about special offers and limited opportunities that you can take advantage of. Follow Now!

Enjoy More Thrills with THE FLASH Pass: Our virtual ride reservation system keeps your place in line electronically. Hold your spot while enjoying other attractions and then head straight to the front.

Top Tips for Large Groups
Keep everyone in your group happy with these simple tips…
When visiting the park with a large group of family or peers, it’s important to plan ahead. Designate an easy-to-find spot, like the front gate or picnic pavilion, for your group to check-in and meet up if you get separated. Be mindful of different thrill levels in your party, so let everyone pick a ride to go on, or opt for rides like Thunder River that let you entire group ride together. Plus, gather at least 15 people to take advantage of great group discounts.

Ride and Slide with a Two-Park Combo Pass: Get two great parks for one low price! Have twice the fun with unlimited admission to both Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water.

Best Ways to Cool Off on a Hot Day
Guests tell us how to stay cool with these refreshing remedies!
During hot summer days, it’s important to stay cool at the park. We asked guests how they rejuvenate and 22 percent hop on our water rides, like at our new water park, to get soaked from head to toe. About 10 percent pick up a frozen treat, like ice cream or cold beverages to stay hydrated and chill. Five percent kick back in one of our shaded areas or stand under a spraying mister and 62 percent do all of the above to stay refreshed all day long.

By Deborah Fitts

Summer Is Here, So Head On Down To Carowinds!!

June 5, 2014–
**The Marvelous Mutts Are Ready To Fly
The Marvelous Mutts are back for a limited time engagement June 9-15 in a thrilling show that showcases some of the world’s finest canine athletes. These mutts amaze audiences as they flip and fly to snatch flying discs out of the air, race through obstacle courses with breathtaking speed, and launch themselves off a dock to catch a toy before it splashes into a pool of water!

**harmondy_hall_small**Harmony Hall Is Almost Here
Harmony Hall, Carowinds’ new 26,500 square foot dining and entertainment facility is getting ready to open in just a few weeks. Harmony Hall will showcase live shows and a food selection that is sure to fill your taste buds including gourmet pizza, southern BBQ, fresh salads, a bakery and more.
**Share And You Could WIN
Are you ready to enter to win a FREE trip to Knott’s Berry Farm, Carowinds’ sister park in California? Carowinds has teamed up with Coke to create a movie and photo competition. Take photos and videos of your day at the park and enter them to win. For more info, please visit for complete rules and contest entry.

**Rock The Park Is Back
Rock the Park is just around the corner on June 14. Carowinds is proud to bring to the stage some of the hottest artists in the Contemporary Christian Music industry featuring Third Day, Lecrae and more! Purchase today by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at Special pricing available for 2014 Season Passholders.

By Deborah Fitts

Awesome Deals For Summer + Save A Cool $10 Off Memberships!!

mainlogoJune 4, 2014–
Don’t miss the three night Fantastic Fourth Celebration, July 3-5!
Fantastic Fourth Celebration Is The Best Place to see Fireworks in Atlanta!!
Come Out And See The Fabulous Firework Displays!!!

Arrive early to enjoy fun-filled attractions and special summer entertainment for the whole family. Go on an action-packed journey with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – The 4-D Experience, challenge yourself on SkyHike®, the nation’s largest family adventure course, cool off and play in the spray on Geyser Towers® and much more.

Stay into the evening for an unforgettable patriotic celebration with the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision® followed by a special, patriotic fireworks finale on all three nights!

Fantastic Fourth Celebration Tips:
Please be advised that Stone Mountain Park typically experiences large crowds during the Fantastic Fourth. Be sure to come out early to enjoy the Park and keep in mind the following pointers to make it an enjoyable experience for all.

Cars – Enter through the East gate (main entrance on Highway 78) or West gate (James B Rivers Memorial Drive and East Mountain Street) The Park will close the gates to traffic once parking capacity is reached.
Pedestrians – Enter through the West gate (James B Rivers Memorial Drive and East Mountain Street) ONLY.

Please note that smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas:
Lower Lawn (below train tracks)
Near the Cherokee Trail below the South Carolina terrace
Near the entrance to the Sacrifice monument on the left side of the reflecting pool/fountain

Upper Lawn
Outside of the east side restroom
Outside of the west side restroom
All other areas on the laser lawn are restricted. Please be courteous of non-smoking guests.
*Vehicle entry to the park is $10.00 for a one day permit or $35 for an annual permit. Note that there will be no free Park re-entry allowed. Guests who leave the Park on July 4 and then wish to return will have to re-pay the $10.00 Park entry fee

There’s always something going on for you and your family at Stone Mountain Park, and a Mountain Membership pays for itself in just two visits.

Mountain Members enjoy 12 full months of action-packed adventures and big savings at Georgia’s #1 attraction.
Mountain Membership PLUS & Mountain Membership
Adult $109 $59
Child (Ages 3-11) $109 $49
Adult $109 $59
Child (Ages 3-11) $109 $49

***Mountain Membership Renewals***
Mountain Members enjoy 12 full months of action-packed adventures and big savings at Georgia’s #1 attraction. Visit the Park to renew your membership today!
***Mountain Member Plus
**Mountain Member
(Ages 3-11)
Renew Now!
*Advance reservations required for Marriott Hotels; special rate is based on availability and may not be offered during holidays and peak weekends. Golf rates are for Mon.-Fri. Special weekend golf rates also available. Campsite rental requires advance reservations. Discounts or other Member Benefits cannot be combined with other offers and are subject to change without notice.

By Deborah Fitts

If June Could Talk It’d Say……

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Splash Island Nights – 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Come out and enjoy Splash Island – with a twist! Every Friday night June 6-August 1, Splash Island will remain open until 10:00 PM! Bring your family to Wild Adventures for a day full of fun that doesn’t stop when the sun goes down! Whether you’re dancing to the music provided by our DJ or participating in the water park games – you’re sure to have a splish splashin’ good time!

Splash Island Nights after 5PM Ticket and Meal
$36 plus tax
Play in the water park after dark during Splash Island Nights AND get an all-you-can-eat meal with this special ticket offer which can be used any Friday night during Splash Island Nights after 5:00 P.M.
Nacho Taco All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
LOCATION: Surfside Cafe
TIMES: starting at 7PM
Build your own nachos and tacos at this Splash Island Nights buffet!
$8 for Season Passholders
Non Season Passholders:
$10 for adults
$8 for children 6-10
$5 for children 5 and under
Wahee Cyclone will operate until dark, all other water attractions in Splash Island will be open until 10:00 PM.

Tigers of India
Saturday March 15, 2014 – Sunday September 14, 2014
Wild Adventures maintains its animal tradition by offering the breathtaking animal performances of Tigers of India. Be amazed as man and tiger share the same habitat. This award-winning show highlights the agility of these awe-inspiring big cats, considered the largest in the animal kingdom.
Weekdays excluding Wednesday: 12:30 PM | 3:00 PM
Saturday: 12:30 PM | 3:00 PM | 5:30 PM
Sunday: 12:30 PM | 3:00 PM
*Show Schedules are subject to change without notice
Get a 2014 Season Pass for unlimited admission to Wild Adventures & Splash Island and to enjoy this show and others for FREE!
Buy a 2014 Season Pass NOW!
lrgframe-BAFMay11-253x2532014 BRING-A-FRIEND DAYS
Bring a friend to the park for FREE!
Share the FUN with a Friend for FREE with your 2014 Season Pass!
Passholders can share the FUN with a friend for FREE during our remaining 2 scheduled Bring-A-Friend Days!*
June 15
September 26
*Sharing the fun with a friend for FREE is just one of the perks of being a Season Passholder.
Purchase your 2014 Season Pass NOW for unlimited admission to Wild Adventures and Splash Island all season and to take advantage of these Bring-A-Friend offers and ALL the Passholder perks! SAVE UP TO $10 on your 2014 Season Pass!
2014 Concerts
Reserved Seats On Sale NOW!
Guests can purchase reserved seats for all 14 all-star concerts online, by phone at 229-219-7080
or at the park.
All 14 concerts FREE with a 2014 Season Pass – Buy NOW and save up to $10!
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Thomas Rhett & Rhett Akins – June 7Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins
Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM
General concert admission is free with a Season Pass or park admission.
Concert-Kirk Franklin
2014 Concert – Kirk Franklin
Kirk Franklin
Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Buy Reserved Seats NOW
Concert-Billy Currington
2014 Concert – Billy Currington
Billy Currington
Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Buy Reserved Seats NOW
Concert-Jeremy Camp
2014 Concert – Jeremy Camp
Jeremy Camp
Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Buy Reserved Seats NOW
2014 Concert – Colt FordColt Ford and The LACS
Saturday, August 2 starting at 6:00 PM
Buy reserved seats now!
2014 Concert – Skillet
Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Buy Reserved Seats NOW

Concerts are FREE with a Season Pass or park admission. $5 reserved seats to all-star concerts for 2014 Gold Season Passholders in advance, $10 reserved seats for all other guests in advance. Reserved seats purchased the day of the concert $15 for all guests. Purchase your 2014 Season Pass NOW and SAVE up to $10!

Buy your 2014 Season Pass NOW
Reserved concert seat pricing does not include 7% sales tax, park admission, or parking. All prices subject to change without notice. All concert dates and times are subject to change to due circumstances outside the park’s control.

Please note, guests around you may choose to stand during the concert. Security is present to enforce park safety and artist guidelines.

By Deborah Fitts


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