Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Fla. Resident Discount, Air Show Combo, Angry Birds At Kennedy Space Center


KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida --  Just in time for Spring Break, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering a Florida resident 4-ticket package for $99 until March 24, 2013.  Proof of residency and a hard-copy printout of the discount coupon from the Visitor Complex website is required.


Angry Birds Space Encounter Opens March 22

The new Angry Birds™ Space Encounter, set to open at the Visitor Complex at 11 a.m. on March 22, is the first comprehensive, interactive Angry Birds attraction in the United States designed for people of all ages.

The grand opening of Angry Birds Space Encounter will feature an appearance by NASA astronaut Donald Pettit, Ph.D., who previously announced from the International Space Station that NASA and Rovio would partner on the creation of the Angry Birds Space game.

“This one-of-a-kind experience gives guests an up-close encounter with Angry Birds Space characters in a unique multifaceted adventure featuring Danger Zone, Eggsteroids Slingshot and Red Planet Lazer Challenge,” said Bill Moore, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Angry Birds Space Encounter, which is included in regular Visitor Complex admission, brings to life the space adventures of the Angry Birds as they follow their kidnapped eggs into an inter-galactic wormhole, come face-to-face with Space Pigs and gear up with heroic superpowers. Visitors encounter six interactive stations designed to engage and immerse guests in a new dimension of Angry Birds Space.




KSC Admission / Airshow Combo March 22-24, 2013


Valiant Air Command and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex have partnered to offer a special ticket package in celebration of the 36th Annual TiCo Warbird AirShow, March 22-24, 2013 in nearby Titusville, Florida.  The Ultimate Aviation Combo package includes a one day admission to the TiCo Warbird AirShow and a one day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex valid March 22-24, 2013.


Showcasing the pride and precision of America’s Warbirds, the 36th Annual TiCo Warbird AirShow is a celebration of America’s fighter jets from the past and present. Highlights of this year’s show include an air performance by the United States Air Force’s Thunderbirds – a first-ever appearance at the show – and a B-17 Flying Fortress; a great bomber made famous throughout the WWII European Theater. In addition to the exciting air performances, guests can enjoy more than 70 vintage aircrafts on display, exhibits, musical entertainment and specialty vendors.

“Valiant Air Command is excited to partner for the first time with Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to provide an extraordinary weekend of flight adventures,” adds Colonel Terry Yon, public relations officer of Valiant Air Command.


The TiCo Warbird AirShow is being held at the Space Coast Regional Airport, located on 355 Golden Knights Blvd, Titusville, FL 32780. For more information on the airshow, visit www.vacwarbirds.org.


The Ultimate Aviation Combo package is available at www.KennedySpaceCenter.com or by calling 877-313 -2610.  Combo tickets can also be purchased in person at the Valiant Air Command Museum.  The ticket package is $50 plus tax for adults and $40 plus tax for children ages 3-11. 


Image credit: U.S. Air Force/TSgt. Justin D. Pyle