MARGARITAVILLE RESORT ORLANDO INTRODUCES NEW FURNITURE COLLECTION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ETHAN ALLEN

Margaritaville Resort Orlando today introduced an exclusive new Margaritaville-inspired furniture collection in partnership with iconic furniture company, Ethan Allen. Those purchasing a vacation home at the resort will have the unique opportunity to select from one of four new Ethan Allen themed packages.

 

“Our partnership with Ethan Allen, an esteemed brand that has molded the furniture industry for more than 80 years, provides our vacation rental owners with an easy, turn-key “rent ready” furniture package to create the atmosphere of their new Margaritaville vacation home,” said James Bagley, project developer at Margaritaville Resort Orlando. “The furniture collection will be available exclusively to vacation home owners at Margaritaville Resort Orlando.” 

 

Featuring a range of high-quality offerings for the bedroom, kitchen, dining room and living room, as well as accent pieces including colorful pillows, artwork, area rugs and lightning, the packages include:

  • Beach House: With weathered finishes and seashell tones, this furniture package is made for lazy days and sandy toes. Beach House offers charming, sun-kissed, cottage-style furniture with sea glass, mother-of-pearl and coral-look accent pieces.
  • License to Chill: License to Chill® offers an easy beachcomber attitude with a sense of adventure. This look blends natural textures and warm wood finishes with energetic yellow, orange, and turquoise accents. Highlights include charming shutter-style bedsand cabinets, well-built rustic wood tables, driftwood accents, and hip colorful pillows.
  • Son of a Sailor: With comfort as the captain, Son of a Sailor is anchored in classic nautical style, but its sights are set on a fresh modern destination. Artisan-crafted, marine-inspired treasures showcase a unique seafaring style, while hand-tailored upholstered beds and seats are dressed in wearable fabrics like vintage denims, textural twills, and chic cottons.
  • In Paradise: In Paradise is a timeless tropical style featuring vibrant colors and chic, casual comforts. White and wood finishes are infused with colorful accent pieces in lemon and lime, orange and teal, and palm green and Pacific blue. Laid-back, escape-worthy seats are hand-tailored in natural, feel-good fabrics and the seaside cottage styles deliver bold shapes, turned posts and hand-carved aprons.

 

Furniture package orders will be fulfilled and delivered by ACE Hospitality LLC. For more information on the furniture packages please email info@acehospitality-us.com.

 

When it opens its doors in 2018, Margaritaville Resort Orlando will feature 1,000 residential units (rendering right) including a mix of resort vacation homes and timeshare units. With a casual-luxe design and colorful exteriors, these homes will embody Margaritaville’s laid-back lifestyle with an authentic, “no worries” tropical vibe. 

 

Renters and homeowners will have access to all the development’s amenities and offerings, including the dining and entertainment district, swimming areas with a variety of tropical cocktails, a 12-acre water park, 200,000 square feet of festive retail space, recreation activities such as paddle boarding and snorkeling, and more. Vacation home pricing starts from $250,000 USD.

SeaWorld welcomes baby walrus

A whiskered walrus baby was welcomed to SeaWorld Orlando on June 3, when a 14-year old female, Kaboodle, gave birth to her first calf just after midnight. Kaboodle and her baby immediately began to bond and the pair remain close at all times, even snuggling with each other as they sleep.

Throughout her pregnancy the park’s animal husbandry and veterinary teams provided extensive pre-natal care and regular ultrasounds. The new arrival has already brought great joy to the teams, especially when mom and calf vocalize with each other.

Kaboodle’s calf is the first baby walrus born at SeaWorld Orlando. Walruses are extraordinary creatures. The park’s walrus program plays an important role in educating the public about these amazing animals. While walruses are not yet listed as a threatened species, they have been affected due to global climate change. Kaboodle and her calf will soon inspire park guests to learn more about the plight of walruses in the wild.

Walrus populations have stabilized since 19th century commercial hunting was outlawed, but still face habitat challenges from warming temperatures and a thinning ice pack.  SeaWorld Orlando has cared for orphaned walrus calves with the permission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the SeaWorld Busch Gardens Conservation Fund has provided research assistance on the Pacific walrus and the impact of dwindling floating sea ice.

Calves are born with robust whiskers which aid in detecting the shellfish that are part of their diet.  Both males and females have large tusks that used for defense, cutting through ice and getting out of the water.

Kaboodle and her calf are currently not on public display. They remain under 24 hour care with the husbandry team to ensure both mom and calf continue to thrive and bond together.

Madame Tussauds Orlando celebrates National selfie day with Justin Bieber

 Beliebers rejoice! Justin Bieber’s wax figure is coming to Madame Tussauds Orlando, launching on National Selfie Day.  Known for numerous chart-topping hits including “Sorry,” “What Do You Mean?” and “Love Yourself,” the award-winning singer-songwriter’s figure will be launched in the attraction with a special celebration on June 21.

 

Madame Tussauds Orlando General Manager James Paulding said the decision to create Bieber’s figure was a direct response to requests from fans who had visited the attraction and completed surveys.

 

“Justin Bieber has consistently been one of the most requested celebrity figures in the two years we have been open,” said Paulding. “We listened to our visitors and are excited to give Orlando “Beliebers” the opportunity to get up close and personal with their idol!”

 

Bieber’s figure is styled in iconic blue wash jeans and checked shirt with bleached tousled hair. Not a detail has been missed on the figure; including the hours and days spent replicating his numerous tattoos by hand.

 

It took artists and sculptors six months to create Bieber’s figure, which included the process of sculpting the figure’s clay head all the way to the insertion of thousands of individual hairs, in order to create a true lifelike representation found in Madame Tussauds wax figures.