Elizabeth Oakes sent me this for Techno Tuesday. It’s a great way to keep the levity going. “What will they think of next,” Wedding Priestess asks, shaking her head.
After wandering up and down aisle after aisle and looking at the prices of today’s toys, we were more confused than ever. In order to avoid spending an excessive amount of money, we decided to do some research to make sure we would make the right choices.
Under the animatronic dinosaur suppliers management of Leisure Parcs,and the direction of bandleader Greg Francis the Blackpool Tower Big Band was reformed in after an absence of years. The New Squadronaires, The Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra and The Glenn Miller Tribute Orchestra also performed. Themed nights were also introduced along with the sixteen piece orchestra, with resident singers, including Robert Young, Tony Benedict, Lynn Kennedy, and Mark Porter. In 2005 the Empress Orchestra became resident in the ballroom alongside the specially created and smaller Empress Dance Band.
On the plus side, most kids go absolutely nuts for Elmo! In this truly life-like creation of Elmo, for the first time ever, Elmo seems to actually be speaking as his mouth opens and closes just like the real live-action muppet, Elmo from Sesame Street!
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.
The whales in the movie ‘Star Trek IV; The Voyage Home’ were actually four foot long animatronic dinosaur suppliers models. The models were so realistic that fishing authorities publically criticized the film makers for getting too close to whales in the wild. The scenes involving the whales were actually shot in a highschool’s swimming pool.
Upon entance of the zoo there is a gift shop and a carousel for the kiddies. It is rather large and adults ride free with their children. There are also playgrounds available for children where they can run, jump and dig to release all that extra energy. If your gang tires or gets hungry there are numerous places to sit down and grab a bite. There are outdoor benches all along the walkways, as well as vendors selling pretzels, drinks, Dip-n-Dots ice cream and other goodies. If you prefer not to buy lunch at the zoo visitors are welcome to bring there own food. If is too warm out for you the Safari Grill is available to quench your thirst. For those more adventurous outtings such as birthdays or weddings the zoo is very well equipped to handle them also.
It seems as is the case every year, that the popular toys aren’t the cheapest on the market. However, perhaps two or three “wanted” toys versus four or five cheaper toys will keep the smile on junior or junior miss’s face. And, after all, that’s what parents strive for at Christmas.