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Swim with sharks and feed the stingrays!

Sharks often bring fear to your mind. You are often warned to stay away from waters where sharks are at large. News of fatal shark attacks often come from beaches down under. But are all sharks so dreadful? How would react to an opportunity o swim with sharks? Have you ever envisioned yourself swimming amongst sharks? If not then you can, or you should try it once. Guests visiting tropical day resort Discovery Cove in Orlando can now do just that – if they wish.

In celebration of Shark Awareness Day guests at Discovery Cove can now take part in exclusive new animal experiences at the park. Discovery Cove has always been known for its memorable dolphin interactions, and now guests can enhance their visit with one of-a-kind, hands-on encounters with sharks and stingrays. The awe-inspiring Shark Swim program provides closer-than-ever encounters with legendary predators. While guests have always been able to view park’s sharks, the new program takes them on a daring next step – swimming freely among five species: Pacific blacktip, reef whitetip, nurse shark, zebra shark, and a spotted wobbegong.

The immersive session is divided into two unique interactions and begins as guests meet with the park’s shark team and head into the water. Through hands-on interaction, guests learn about shark anatomy and the threats the animals face in the wild. Guests can also join the sharks in the deeper part of their habitat and embark on an exhilarating snorkel experience.

Discovery Cove works to dispel myths about sharks and to inspire guests to learn more about these mysterious creatures. As top predators, sharks play an essential role in maintaining the balance of ocean ecosystems worldwide by monitoring fish populations. Sadly, shark finning and overfishing threaten many shark species and disrupt that natural balance. Guests who take part in the new Shark Swim program will walk away with a deeper understanding and appreciation for these fascinating ocean ambassadors.

The Shark Swim experience is available to Discovery Cove guests ages 10 and older. The cost is US$85 per person. For every shark swim package purchased, SeaWorld will donate 5% of the proceeds to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) in support of shark conservation and research.

In addition to the Shark Swim program, Discovery Cove has launched a new Ray Feeding experience. This exclusive opportunity gives guests the chance to feed the stingrays during a private tour of the Grand Reef. Guided by one of the park’s aquarists, guests ages 6 and older spend their session in the Grand Reef learning all about the species of rays as they hand-feed the incredible creatures. The Ray Feeding program is US$50 per person. The new interaction programs require a Dolphin Swim or Day Resort reservation at Discovery Cove to participate. Space for each program is limited and guests are encouraged to book in advance.

Discovery Cove® in Orlando is an all-inclusive day resort where guests can enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, snorkel among thousands of tropical fish and rays, hand-feed exotic birds, and encounter playful otters and curious marmosets. At the park, guests can relax and explore rocky lagoons surrounded by lush landscaping, tropical reefs, winding rivers and white, sandy beaches. Freshly prepared meals, snacks and beverages throughout the day and swim gear are included, plus unlimited, 14-day admission to SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark®. Guests will experience the most exciting animal encounters the world has to offer in a breathtaking tropical atmosphere.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The company is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, behavioral training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 30,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.

The company owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.

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Head to Macau for the Biggest & Wildest Oktoberfest

Missing Germany… and your Bavarian beers? Don’t worry you can still get to enjoy a grand Oktoberfest. Doesn’t matter if it is not in Munich but in south-east at Macau.

Macau-OktoberfestMACAU, the entertainment capital of Asia ushers in the seventh Oktoberfest between October 15thand 25th 2015. Guests can experience Munich’s famed festival in the truest sense at The Vist aII of MGM MACAU. The fest aims to encourage residents and visitors to indulge in the revelry that brings everyone together, thus boosting community tourism and smart tourism development.

Macau-Oktoberfest2This 12-day beer fest captures the essence of Bavarian festivities through authentic German beer, live entertainment and a party atmosphere. Furnished with classic long wooden tables and benches under a huge tent, the venue comes alive every day from 6pm till midnight, with the clinking of beer mugs and the sounds of traditional accordion and oompah music.  Ceiling wreaths and buntings, taps flowing with Spaten beer, carnival game booths, folk dancing and sing-along are all part of the fun.  Enjoy the rhythmic Bavarian whip-cracking, the playing of traditional Alpenhorn, and kick up your heels with the Högl Fun Band, flown in all the way from Germany.  Featuring sexy beer maids in dirndls, MACAU Oktoberfest offers experiences that reflect exactly what you would find in Munich.

Over the years, MACAU Oktoberfest has already received more than 77,000 guests and has served 74,166 liters of beer, 15,895 kilograms of pork knuckles, 6,996 roasted chickens and 9,485 pieces of homemade pretzels; yet this year’s Oktoberfest promises to be bigger, better and wilder than ever!

Macau-Oktoberfest3Beer is the essence of the Oktoberfest, and MGM MACAU has specially brought one of only six brews that is regarded as the genuine Oktoberfest beer – the Spaten from Munich. First served at 1872’s Oktoberfest, the beer features a rich, textured palate with an underlying sweetness that is true to tradition. Besides Spaten, this year’s Oktoberfest also features Franziskaner Non-alcoholic Beer, Franziskaner Wheat Beer and Fruit Flavor Beer. For 12 knee-slapping days, guests can feast on bratwurst sausages, roasted free range chicken, roasted pork knuckles and other German specialties while enjoying a stein or two of the beer.

Oktoberfest admission tickets and food and beverage coupons are available for sale from September 14, 2015.  Entrance fee is MOP130 per person, inclusive of one drink.

Lavasa hosting Ferriswheel’s Worldfest

2014-10-16-03-41-44_Worldfest 2011 - Performance by IndonesiaFerriswheel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., a Mumbai-based agency specialising in conceptualising, producing and directing live events, has brought Worldfest to Lavasa city. Starting today (December 17) the five day fest continues till December 21, 2014. The Festival brings together performers from ten countries, exhibiting a concoction of country-specific arts, culture, dance, music, and cuisine. The Worldfest 2014 edition will witness participation of like Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, Lithuania, Maldives, Nigeria, Poland, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

2014-10-16-03-44-34_Worldfest 2011 - Performance by TurkeyThe Festival marks the confluence of cultures and the serene and picturesque environs of Lavasa city are set to make for a perfect backdrop for this cultural convergence of various countries from the world. Ferriswheel aim to make Worldfest a meeting point for the travellers in India and its neighbouring countries to come together and experience the diversities that various countries have to offer, share their ideas and know each other through their culture.

ticket-to-bollywood-110113-57Ferriswheel is an established Mumbai based agency specializing in conceptualizing and producing live events. It is a one-stop destination for turnkey projects, entertainment solutions and content for event companies, production houses, television channels, amusement parks and all entertainment related agencies. Ferriswheel’s strength lies in its comprehensive experience in the production and execution of the various aspects of live stadium events and games including baton relays, city celebrations, mass cast and holding area management, ground formations, entertainment content, media desk and media coverage for archiving and telecast. It has successfully produced seven games and have become a dynamic and reliable brand in a short span of time. A content driven agency, Ferriswheel has numerous popular stage productions & also promotes cultural exchange through festivals. The company also provides artistic content across all genres.

3-new-images-z5bLavasa is a private, planned city being built near Pune. Lavasa is now a popular tourist landmark for residents from Pune city as well as Mumbai. Lavasa is also popular among enthusiastic motorcyclists due to the twisty roads present in the “Mutha ghat” all the way through to the “Temghar-Lavasa ghat”.

2014-10-16-22-49-18_Worldfest 2012 - Performance by SriLankaOn first day of Worldfest Team Slovenia created magic with the violin, accordion, clarinet, button accordion & double bass while Poland’s dance performances – BESKID, KRAKOWIAK & TROJAK were a perfect display of their culture.

 

Goa Beach Grind from Nov 14 to 16 at Candolim

Beach GrindCandolim beach to host dance and music feast

Goa’s home grown Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival ‘GoaBeach Grind’ will be held this year from November 14-16 at Candolim beach. A strong lineup of 13 DJs of international fame would dish out the best electronic music for music enthusiasts and the festival this time would be bigger, Fransisco Miccky Pacheco, CEO of organising company Bresources Events Pvt Ltd said. He said that EDM lovers from places like NCR Delhi, Mumbai, Bangaluru, Pune, Jaipur, Gurgaon and Noida have already become the early birds by grabbing tickets.

Beach GrindThe organisers have already began promoting the festival in various metropolis. “We are having events happening at all the major cities. The crux of event is that we want to give pure EDM without pinching pockets of the music lovers,” Pacheco said. Among star performers, the event will have ‘The Girlfriend Experience’ starrer Sasha Grey, Michael Gazzo, Bjorn Akesson, Evelin Scavo (official DJ for Playboy magazine), DJ Flynn, Jaz Von D, Thomas Gold, Rae, Matt Nash, Diamond would be performing. The organisers will also present local talent of global repute — DJ Ryan Nogar and DJ Jay.

Beach GrindGoa’s Biggest, Grooviest, Swankiest, EDM Fest

This Grind is termed as Goa’s Biggest, Grooviest, Swankiest, EDM Fest. Started just last year organisers claim to give India it first Electronic, Live Dance Music Festival. An unparallel experience, on a suave Goan beach. The grind had many firsts including a moving stage , 360 degree lighting and mind blowing 3d fire show, besides some of the best DJ’s in the world like Hard Rock Sofa, Tatva Kundalini and many more performing chart topping sets. Held in May last year event featured few of Worlds Coolest and Hottest DJ’s including HARDROCK, DJ DIAMOND, DJ ROBERT K, DJ MAX HARDCASTLE, TATVA KUNDALINI, DJ KAY MIKADO, DJ NASH and DJ RYAN BECK. There were also live bands Live Bands like TIDAL WAVE, A 26, ZEDDE and ALCATRAZ.

Other adventures on the sidelines

Beach Grind
Beach Grind

When you are done jumping  to the music, an adrenaline pumping activity awaits you; BUNGEE JUMPING! A first of its kind for any festival , this is your date with your bold side. Your legs are fastened to an elastic rope, and you are made to jump off a height. This is an adrenaline pumping activity and an experience of a lifetime. The festival will also facilitate fun rides on motor boats , banana boats etc… on the shores of the pristine Candolim Beach. This is your chance to sport your summer wear and enjoy like the Goan’s do. But check beforehand as because of some accidents recently, there is a ban on watersport activities in whole Goa.

Goa Beach Grind will host a unique flea market, with exquisite products from across the world. If you wanna indulge in retail therapy, Goa Beach Grind is your place to be. It has also created a home away from home for you. These living spaces, called Cabanas are cozy little tents which will help your body unwind. At the venue world cuisine will be served.