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2011-07-29 09:44:00

LONDON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Holidays are the UK's leading tour operator to Florida and with 25 years experience you can rely on us to package up your perfect Orlando experience; the problem may be fitting everything in! A bit of prior planning goes a long way, so get some kind of rough itinerary together (after all, the anticipation is all part of the excitement!). But there's a lot more to Orlando holidays than theme parks. The region is a top destination for...

2011-07-28 08:08:00

ST. LOUIS, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PGAV Destinations, a global leader in the planning and design of entertainment and cultural destinations, is pleased to announce that its Cheetah Hunt project has opened as the newest mega-attraction at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110728/CG42814) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101209/CG15121LOGO-b) Florida's first triple-launch coaster, the Cheetah Hunt uses state-of-the-art technology to...

2011-07-25 06:40:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sea World is responsible for the death of thousands of dolphins and whales, so states former Sea World biologist Dr. John Hall. That is the thread of the first comprehensive documentary film to explore the sordid history of the captive whale and dolphin display industry. A Fall From Freedom, an 82-minute film produced by San Francisco-based EarthViews Productions, includes interviews with scientists, marine mammal biologists, former trainers,...

2011-07-22 16:00:00

NEW YORK, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hannover House has set November 15 as the DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Copy and Video-On-Demand release date for the acclaimed nature documentary, "Turtle: The Incredible Journey" from SeaWorld Pictures. The award winning film by director Nick Stringer ("National Geographic Explorer") is currently in theatrical release in major markets across America, with theatrical markets booked through Labor Day Weekend. The home video release date of November 15 will...

2011-07-06 12:20:00

NEW YORK, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hannover House, the entertainment division of Target Development Group, Inc. (Pinksheets: TDGI), has implemented a theatrical release promotion with local chapters of "Boys & Girls Clubs" in key markets to drive interest and attendance for "Turtle: The Incredible Journey." The campaign includes the issuance of companion-ticket passes that provide free admission to the film at participating theatres with the purchase of an accompanying, regularly...

2011-06-30 09:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Animals in need and endangered species around the world will benefit from more than $1 million in grants awarded this year by the non-profit SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. Since its creation eight years ago, the Fund has granted more than $8 million to protect wildlife and wild places. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110630/FL28159 ) The Fund approved grants to more than 100 wildlife protection projects including...

2011-06-24 16:15:00

ORLANDO, Fla., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend, SeaWorld Pictures and Hannover House launch "Turtle: The Incredible Journey," an award-winning film that follows the life and migration of a loggerhead turtle from hatchling to maturity. The movie opens today in New York, Los Angeles and cities with SeaWorld parks (Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio), and is expected to expand to 50 markets and 300 to 400 theaters over the next two months. (Photo:...

2011-06-15 09:35:00

LAS VEGAS, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fueled by momentum from a major consumer advertising campaign, Hannover House is looking at a variety of merchandising opportunities relating to the company's upcoming theatrical launch of "Turtle: The Incredible Journey." Initial items supporting the film include plans for a young adult book adaptation, a board game and a turtle plush toy. Additional opportunities are being discussed with distribution partner SeaWorld Pictures, and merchandising...

2011-05-14 08:15:00

KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Give Kids The World (GKTW) celebrated its 25th anniversary with a carnival celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil its new Star Tower and Gallery of Hope. A child's fantasyland, where ice cream is served for breakfast and Christmas comes every week, has helped to fulfill the wishes of more than 107,000 children with life-threatening illnesses, from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. "The past 25 years have...

2011-05-13 09:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From coordinating coast-to-coast bake sales to help endangered sea turtles to building a floating classroom, kids and educators across the U.S. are designing creative ways to conserve the world we share. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment awarded eight youth-driven environmental groups with a SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Award during a special awards ceremony at SeaWorld Orlando April 29. Each winning group received...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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