LOUISVILLE ZOO MEDIA RELEASE

March 28, 2012

CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd

502-238-5331
(Media Cell for press inquiries only: 502-744-5639)

kyle.shepherd@louisvilleky.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vámonos!

Kindergartners First To See New

Movies at Grand Opening of the 4-D Theater
presented by Ford Motor Company

Debuts with Dora & Diego’s 4-D Adventure &
Planet Earth: Ice Worlds 4-D Experience

 

WHEN |

Friday, March 30, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.

 

VISUALS |

“Tundra”, the Zoo’s polar bear mascot, and Kindergartners from the Brown School donning their 4-D theater glasses and exclaiming Vámonos! will help the Zoo open its new 4-D theater attraction on Friday, March 30 with the first viewing of the two new movies : Dora & Diego’s 4-D Adventure and Planet Earth: Ice Worlds 4-D Experience. The new 50-seat theater will have 3-D projection, surround-sound audio and exciting 4-D special effects that fully immerse audiences, and includes lots of surprises like bubbles, wind, water squirts, leg ticklers and more. Education Curator Marcelle Gianelloni will quiz the kids on the types of animals found in the rainforest as well as those animals found in the arctic.
 

 

SOUND |

  • Education Curator Marcelle Gianelloni will quiz the kids on the types of animals found in the rainforest as well as those animals found in the arctic.

  • Kids’ reactions to the movie.

  • SimEx-Iwerks representatives

 

ABOUT |

The 4-D Theater presented by Ford Motor Company will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 30 minutes before the Zoo closes. Individual 4-D Theater tickets will be $5 per person, $4 for Louisville Zoo Members and $3 for groups of 15 or more and for a second feature on the same day (see both shows or the same show twice). Ride/Attraction Packages are available for guests wanting to experience a variety of attractions during their Zoo visit. Packages include unlimited Carousel rides, the ZooTram Shuttle, a ticket to the 4-D Theater and to Dinosaurs! presented by Ford Motor Company. Package prices are $14 per person, $12.50 for Louisville Zoo Members. Guests can also purchase the Adventure Ticket which also includes Zoo admission with a Ride/Attraction Package. Cost is $25.95 for Adults (12-59) and $22.95 for children (3-11) and Seniors (60+).

In Dora & Diego’s 4-D Adventure, visitors will join Nickelodeon stars Dora, Diego and Boots as they travel from the tropical rainforest to the icy Arctic in a high-speed chase to protect the world’s animals from Swiper’s Robot Butterfly! Swiper has invented a Robot Butterfly, but when he loses control of his creation, the Robot Butterfly begins swiping the homes of the animals in the rainforest. It’s up to Dora, Diego, Boots and visitors to catch that Robot Butterfly.

Planet Earth: Ice Worlds is an exciting BBC Earth 4-D adventure that explores the mysterious frozen worlds of the Arctic and Antarctic and the effects of the ice on the animals that live there. The seasonal advance and retreat of the ice produces some of the greatest physical challenges experienced anywhere in the animal world--shaping the lives and survival of Polar bears, Emperor penguins, Humpback whales and Sea lions. With in-theater special effects that bring this amazing story to life, Planet Earth: Ice Worlds transports visitors to the Arctic Circle and Antarctica, and the danger-filled world of the animals that live there. Planet Earth: Ice Worlds is a BBC/Discovery Channel/NHK co-production, in association with the CBC.

 

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The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM) and by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA.

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