I'll be heading down to Walt Disney World in a few weeks to set up interviews and do some research. I've never had the opportunity to visit Theme Park Connection, but with their recent move closer to the theme parks, it seems like a good time.
What follows is a press release from Theme Park Connection about the Grand Re-Opening.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Theme Park Connection giving away a FREE Disney Cruise, a FREE Hunger Games authentic Movie Cast Costume and a meet & greet with Herbie the Love Bug at Grand Re-Opening
Theme Park Connection celebrating Grand Re-Opening in a memorable way by raffling off a Disney vacation, a Hunger Games Authentic Movie Costume all while unveiling the new 15,000 sq. ft. location, doubling their showroom size and offering many more unique items from the Disney theme parks and now even movies props.
Orlando, FL - November 19, 2013 - On Saturday, November 23, Theme Park Connection (www.themeparkconnection.com) will be re-opening in a 15,000 sq. ft. sized facility in Orlando, Florida that will amaze anyone and soon should become one of the top ten places you have to visit while in Florida. With a big move that took over 20 semi-trucks to relocate, Theme Park Connection felt the re-opening should come with some even bigger surprises for their guests and that includes all the planned events for the opening day festivities listed below. Among them include an actual chance to win a FREE 3 Day Disney Cruise Line vacation for two, a FREE Hunger Games prop costume worn by Marvel and many other amazing giveaway door prizes and discounts.
The World's Largest Reseller of Disney items has made the gigantic move to a central Florida showroom, just 10 minutes from the Orlando International Airport and right next door to the Florida Mall for the convenience of their guests. It's close to almost any attraction in Orlando within minutes of I-4, International Drive, Central Florida Parkway and the Orlando International Airport. The football field size showroom is open to the public and welcomes local customers, cast members and tourists from around the world whether you want to find some unique items or have some of your own you would like to sell to them.
"Another benefit of the new, much larger location, is that now it allows us to showcase everything we have" says Brian Ramsey, General Manager of Theme Park Connection. The move came with some unique surprises. "Some of the items were packed in boxes for over 10 years in our old location and have not been seen by the public eyes until our re-opening on Saturday". TPC, as it is known, never had the space to display all the items they owned and now guests can see and view everything in their inventory. It's also an inventory that changes daily as they buy Disney items from the public and partner with local theme parks to find the most unique items possible.
The showroom includes more than a million items ranging from pins, figurines to props and signs that were displayed at the Disney Parks, Resorts and Cruise Lines along with a newly added line of movie props. "Movie props are an area we saw great synergy with park items because just like the park items we offer, they can bring you back to a moment in time or help you relive a memory when you saw a particular film." Theme Park Connection is bringing that feeling to its guests at the Grand Re-Opening while giving away an iconic authentic costume from the original Hunger Games movie (the 2nd Hunger Game movie just happens to be releasing the night before their Grand Re-Opening as a tie into the popular film). Since they also doubled in size they have doubled their inventory of Disney's Herbie the Love Bug cars as well, making two available to meet and purchase at the event.
Some extra special items are being brought out such as Katniss' actual Arena Boots worn by Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games; along with the FREE chance to own Marvel's (Jack Quaid) actual costume. It is the authentic costume worn in the scene when he was shot with an arrow by Katniss. This is just a small sample of the amazing items being offered but they can assure you there is something for everyone. The Grand Re-Opening celebration is from 10:00am - 4:00pm on Saturday, November 23 in Theme Park Connection's new showroom located at 2160 Premier Row Orlando, FL.
Grand Re-Opening Event Details:
Saturday, November 23rd, 10AM to 4PM
Open to the Public
Incredible door prize drawings every 1/2 hour including rare Disney items
Chance to win a FREE 3-day Disney Cruise for two. (Drawing will be at a specific time in afternoon)**
FREE opportunity to win Marvel's Hunger Games authentic costume
Exclusive rare movie worn props from the 1st Hunger Games for purchase
Free food and drinks all day
Disney Legend Bill "Sully" Sullivan - former VP of the Magic Kingdom- will be on hand signing autographs and sharing stories about opening Epcot Center and working with Walt Disney.
Two Herbie the Love Bug cars on display & for sale along with props from the films
20% off everything in store and select items up to 50% off
Buyer on hand to purchase items from public
Toys for Tots benefit
Open an extra hour for the festivities
More surprises to follow at the actual event!
**No purchase necessary to be entered in drawing but must be present to win, one entry per person