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a new level
experiences. Orlando's entertainment
venues - and the creative geniuses
behind them - are able to offer exclusive, one-of-a-kind activities that
create lasting memories for meeting
A prime example: Universal
Orlando Resort™ has amped up its
offerings with the recent debut of
Meeting Enhancements, where planners
can add a variety of unique options,
such as branded character moments,
inspiration themes and custom-characters, to create new levels of engagement
and excitement for event attendees.
"Meeting Enhancements are an
incredible option available to planners
who host a meeting at our onsite hotels,"
says Eric Marshall, vice president of park
sales at Universal Orlando Resort™.
"This offering is all about bringing the
thrills of Universal Orlando Resort™'s
theme parks into the meeting space to
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create compelling experiences that
inspire, excite and engage attendees."
"Imagine attending a meeting where
Optimus Prime introduces the keynote
speaker or the fun-loving Minions
make an appearance during lunch for
photos and meet and greets," Marshall
says. "All of our Meeting Enhancements
help to ensure that program messages
resonate with the attendees."
In addition to Meeting Enhancements, the theme-park and resort giant
added The Loews Meeting Complex at
Universal Orlando. In all, Universal
Orlando Resort™ has 295,000 square
feet of indoor meeting space and 97,000
square feet of outdoor meeting space at
its hotels, along with additional event
space at its three theme parks and
Universal CityWalk™ dining and entertainment complex.
At SeaWorld® Orlando, groups are
able to go behind the scenes with a
number of customized programs.
Meeting planners can opt to host educational events in the park's Manatee
Rehabilitation Area, where they can
watch veterinarians nurse rescued sea
cows back to health. Before guests hold
an event at the park, SeaWorld will
send an ambassador to a meeting to
explain more about the resort's conservation efforts.
Furthermore, SeaWorld's new corporate social-responsibility program
donates 1 percent of all net revenue
from an event held at the park to the
SeaWorld Busch Gardens Conservation
Fund. "People think we're an amusement park that features amazing rides
and animal ambassadors, but now they
can get a sneak peek of what goes on
here every single day beyond the roller
coasters," says Tim Swan, director of
sales for SeaWorld Orlando.
From top left: Epcot®, SeaWorld® Orlando,
Universal Orlando Resort™
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