Local 6 Theme World: Atlantis opening set at KSC

By Ken Pilcher, Producer, kpilcher@wkmg.com
Published On: May 22 2013 04:06:04 PM EDT
Updated On: May 22 2013 06:17:58 PM EDT
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May 22, 2013
Atlantis Opening Set at KSC

With SeaWorld's Atlantis opening on Friday, Transformers gearing up for a June 20 grand opening at Universal, Fun Spot welcoming its new roller coasters this week, and Gatorland welcoming the son of its late and legendary Bonecrusher

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(along with 70 other animals from the closed Everglades Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs ) -- it is an exciting time in Theme World.

Now today, Kennedy Space Center confirms Space Shuttle Atlantis' new $100 million home will open Saturday, June 29th at the KSC visitor complex.
The new exhibit aims to tell the story of 30 years of the Space Shuttle program -- and the Hubble Space Telescope.
 From the KSC Atlantis Cam you can see the orbiter is up and in position today...

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though it looks like the robot arm still needs to be installed to match the concept art. It will appear as if Atlantis is in mid flight.

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The exhibit promises a vantage point just feet away, even though the orbiter is 30 feet off the ground.
More than 30 Atlantis astronauts will participate in the grand opening.  If you buy tickets online, you can save $5 by using the promo code ATLANTIS.
Here's a link to learn more -- as well as the cool Atlantis web cam.
 
Congrats, to our friends at  KSC!

 More on Antarctica tomorrow from SeaWorld.  And Disney finally confirms the Vacation Club (timeshare) units under construction at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will go on sale this week.
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We will break down how they compare to other DVC units tomorrow or Friday -- plus what we have learned about the future of the DVC.

Until then, Keep your emails, questions, and comments coming!

Here's a link to my most recent Theme World Blog entries.

See you in the parks!

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