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!
They’re made by Little Island Dolls. I’m sure they’re expensive. (checked further: Evan Ackerman says they cost about $2,215.) You really don’t need one (or maybe you do) but you do need to just keep laughing about the whole process of getting married, and this is worth a giggle! This is definitely an out-of-the-ordinary way to keep moving from “I do” to happily and healthily ever after. Interesting to think about how you might program the dolls to keep you thinking about your wedding vows as time goes on… hmmm. Wedding Priestess will have to think!
The animatronic dinosaur suppliers Freemont Street Experience in another one of a kind must see. Imagine a video screen that is as wide as a street, as long as five football fields, and suspended overhead. Add a six minute themed music and light production and you have Viva Vision. The free shows are presented every hour from 9 to midnight, everyday. With about 15 different shows to choose from, there is plenty of variety. Although this is the headliner, it only begins to describe The Experience.
The day-long tour begins at Epcot in the morning. Even then it is unique because the park isn’t even open yet and barely anybody is there. You make the acquaintance of the guide and receive headsets so that you could hear the guide without the guide needing to scream. Kind of makes you think about what’s about to come next, right?
The Hawaiian Marketplace is not a mall; imagine it more like an oasis. Just south of Harmon Avenue and directly across The Strip from CityCenter, the Hawaiian Marketplace is within walking distance of at least 10 major casinos. And parking is available next to the marketplace, or at the Polo Towers which are directly behind the marketplace.
It was planned to close the famous circus at the end of the 1990 season and replace it with an animatronic attraction. Public opinion and the fact the China animatronic dinosaur were not ready meant the circus continued.
Today, the circus is produced and directed by Hungarian Laci Endresz. A live band (sometimes accompanied by Mooky the Clown) provides all the music for the show, often dynamically syncing with the performers’ movements. Several popular songs are performed either on their own or as part of a medley, ranging from the traditional Circus Theme to Ken’s Theme from the Street Fighter II arcade game. In the winter the circus stages a pantomime instead of the regular show.
COSI, voted as the Number 1 science center for families by Parents Magazine, is located at 333 W. Broad St. in Columbus. 888-819-2674. Again, it is a 2 hour drive from Cleveland to Columbus.