Orlando Attraction Tickets Nominated For Two Travolution Awards

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Yesterday we were delighted to discover that we’d be nominated for not one but two prestigious Travolution Awards.

Yey us!!!

For a 5th time Orlando Attraction Tickets has been nominated in the category of Best for Experiences and for the first time ever we’re a finalist in the Best use of social media category.

Although we’re obviously delighted with both nominations we’re particularly pleased with the Best use of Social Media recognition, our social team of myself, Abby and Gavin work particularly hard in creating unique and engaging content.

Recently Abby and Gavin had the pleasure of pitching to the Travolution panel with our ideas of how we see social media in travel. We also made them a little surprise… not a bribe… a surprise.

Winners will be announced on the 19th November and we wish all those shortlisted the best of luck.

Smiles included…

Jamie

 

OAT Live Epsiode 25

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Episode 25 of OAT Live hit Facebook last week and it was full of fun, facts and funky hair.

This episode Abby & Gavin discuss Disney, Universal and reveal the winners of our Halloween Horror Nights competition.

All 25 episodes are available on our Facebook pageso if you fancy binge watching something then get on this asap.

Next episode will be available on the 28th March at 4pm.

Smiles included…

Jamie

Interview With Teresa from Orlando Attraction Tickets

Hey Thrill Seekers,

This weeks ‘Tell Me Tuesday’ is all about our own Teresa who works (very hard) here at OAT towers. Now I must add a formal warning here… skip the second question if you want to avoid shouting EWWWW at your screen. 😉

Name: Teresa
Company:  Orlando Attraction Tickets
Position: Reservations Agent

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

What did you want to be when you grew up? A Secret Agent

If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life what would it be and why? Mash potato, tinned Macaroni cheese and egg all mixed together. The only reason I have as to why is that it is YUMMY and it contains all 3 of my favourite foods.

What movie title best describes your life? Super Mom

If you were stranded on a Desert Island and could only take 3 items what would they be and why? A Bikini (if I’m stranded I can at least get a tan), a pop up bed and a boat to get me off 😊

Would you rather be able to time travel into the past or future and why? I think I would like to travel back in time to the 60’s/70’s when big hair, flares and flower power was all the rave. I think I could rock the big hair 😉

How would you describe your theme park / attraction using only 3 words? Now this is a tough one I would have to say… Thrilling, Fun & Variety.

WORK

What was the highlight of 2017 for your company? Winning two awards. We have worked so hard as we do every year and things like this makes it all worth while.

What are you most looking forward to in 2018? Winning Gold at the British Travel Awards.

Favourite Theme Park ride/attraction of 2017? My favourite theme park ride would have to be Mako (I was lucky enough to ride up front on my very first go).

What is going to be BIG for your company in 2018? Everything we do here at Orlando Attraction Tickets is BIG, we are very passionate about everything we do – so I guess time will tell… 😉

Best Theme Park/attraction tip? Top up your sun lotion before waiting in line for rides, even when it doesn’t feel that warm as it is very deceiving.

Tell us something we don’t know about Florida… The Florida Everglades are the only place on the planet where crocodiles and alligators live together.

I’d love to see Teresa rocking the 60’s / 70’s look 😉

Smiles Included…

Abby

OAT Live Episode 21

Hey Thrill Seekers,

New year, new OAT Live…

Abby and Gavin are back with a new episode of the award winning* live show (*its won no awards). News was lacking this week so the dynamic duo cover a bit of Universal and a bit of LEGOLAND Florida then recap on what’s coming to Orlando in 2018 and answer some of your questions.

  The next episode will take place on the 25th January and will be hosted by Abby and Teresa.

Smiles included…

Jamie

Day 5 – Teresa’s Vlog

Hey Thrill Seeker,

Its the last in the series of Teresa does Orlando.. for the final day she’s off to Kennedy Space Center and returning to Fun Spot to try and conquer her fears…

Lets see what happened;

I just want to take the chance to thank Teresa for al her vlogs I’m going to miss waking up to tales of her adventures.

Until next time…

Smiles included…

Jamie

Day 3 – Teresa’s Vlog

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Day 3 for Teresa and this is one she absolutely loved…

Revolution Off Road in the morning and WonderWorks in the afternoon. Check out her latest blog… please note my awesome editing.

Tomorrow she’s off to SeaWorld and to watch her first basketball game.

Smiles included…

Jamie

Day 2 – Teresa’s Vlog

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Its day 2 and Teresa’s been a busy beaver, today she visited the Orlando Eye, Madam Tussaud’s, SeaLife, Fun Spot and Boddy Creek.

Lets see what she thought of it…

Come back tomorrow and see what she thought of WonderWorks…

Smiles included…

Jamie

Day 1 – Teresa’s Vlog

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Our very own Teresa is out in Orlando at the moment being shown around some of the attractions that sometimes get over looked.

All this week she’ll be checking in with us via her personal video blog and she’ll be telling us about her day and reviewing the attractions she visited. Lets check out day 1.

Check back with us tomorrow for another Teresa Vlog.

Smiles included…

Jamie

Hurricane Irma Update

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Hurricane Irma has now thankfully passed and we’re happy to confirm that all OAT staff are safe and sound.

The parks take visitor safety very seriously and clean up has begun. Here’s the latest from the parks regarding operational times.

Disney 

Walt Disney World’s Theme Parks and Disney Springs will reopen Tuesday, September 12 with normal, advertised operating hours. Special events, such as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, will also take place. Water Parks will remain closed tomorrow and will reopen later this week.
HOURS OF OPERATION FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Magic Kingdom Park – 9:00am-7:00pm, with an added Extra Magic Hour beginning at 8:00am for Disney Resort Guests who weathered the storm with us
Epcot – 9:00am-9:00pm, with previously scheduled Extra Magic Hours from 9:00-11:00 pm for Resort Guests
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – 9:00am-9:00pm; Kilimanjaro Safaris will open at 1:00pm due to continued clean-up following the storm
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 9:00am-9:00pm
Disney Springs – 10:00am-12:00am
Blizzard Beach – Closed
Typhoon Lagoon – Closed
*There may be modifications to some attractions and entertainment offerings.

Universal

Tuesday, September 12 at 9:00 AM for Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay.
In addition, we can confirm that our Halloween Horror Nights event will begin as scheduled this Friday, September 15.

SeaWorld Parks

SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Discovery Cove will remain closed today Tuesday, September 12 to allow for additional debris clean-up from Hurricane Irma.

We expect SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando to reopen on Wednesday, September 13. Discovery Cove will determine a reopening date as the week progresses.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will remain closed today Tuesday, September 12 to allow for debris clean-up from Hurricane Irma. We expect the park to reopen on Wednesday, September 13.

These details are subject to change but we expect things to be back to normal very quickly.

Cancellations of tickets

We are awaiting full confirmation from the parks regarding cancellations for customers who were unable to fly due to Hurricane Irma, we expect to have that information over night and appreciate our customers patients while operations get back to normal.

Kind regards,

Jamie