View Full Version : Had to laugh at this X-Games Synergy

07-31-2003, 11:51 AM
I was doing news searches, and came across this press release....

Special Hotel Packages Will Shine When X Games Comes to L.A.

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 30, 2003--Families who plan to travel to Downtown Los Angeles this August to view X Games IX can book a special hotel package that includes a one-of-a-kind commemorative X Games poster.
More than 300 action sports athletes from around the world -- representing the best in their respective sports -- will compete at X Games IX. Competitions in Bike Stunt, Moto X, Skateboard and Aggressive In-line Skate will be held inside and around STAPLES Center from Aug. 14-17. The Moto X Freestyle event will be held at the Los Angeles Coliseum at night under the lights. More than 20 hours of original programming on the X Games will air Aug. 16 to 21 on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC. X Games Events taking place at STAPLES Center and the LA Coliseum require a ticket. Tickets may be purchased from Ticketemaster.
The X Games L.A. hotel packages feature 23 hotels located throughout the city. The package can also include tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood -- home of the all-new multi-sensory "Shrek 4-D(TM)" attraction and "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit" at the California Science Center.
Additionally, 25 attractions are offering kids free admission with the purchase of an adult ticket. Participating attractions include the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Los Angeles Zoo and the Los Angeles Philharmonic concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. Even getting to L.A. is fun with Amtrak offering two children-ride-free tickets with a paying adult aboard California trains. Kids Free tickets are available with the purchase of adult tickets; restrictions and availability vary. For schedules, fares and reservations, visit Amtrak's Web site at www.amtrak.com. The special Kids Free L.A. package is available online at www.KidsFreeLA.com.
Hotels participating in the special X Games program are: Hyatt Regency, Los Angeles (Downtown), Holiday Inn City Center, Kawada Hotel, Hilton Checkers Hotel, L.A. Athletic Cub, The Standard, Downtown L.A., Los Angeles Marriott Downtown, Millennium Biltmore, Omni Los Angeles, Wilshire Grand and New Otani. Hollywood Hotels are Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City and Sheraton Universal. Westside hotels are Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills, Double Tree Hotel and Best Western. Beach city hotels are: Four Points Sheraton LAX, Hilton Port of Los Angeles/San Pedro and Sheraton Los Angeles Harbor. San Fernando Valley hotels are: Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn, Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale, Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, Sheraton Universal, Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel and Warner Center Marriott. Blackout dates and certain restrictions apply.
Universal Studios Hollywood, the world's largest movie studio and theme park, has just introduced the all-new "Shrek 4-D(TM)," a multi-sensory, multi-media continuation of DreamWorks Pictures' Academy Award-winning blockbuster "Shrek." Picking up where the movie left off, the attraction combines original 3-D animation, state-of-the-art digital cinema projections and audio systems along with unique in-theater sensory immersion that physically expands the Shrek characters and their world to create a four-dimensional entertainment experience.
At the California Science Center, the glamour of the Titanic has resurfaced as visitors to "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit" are transformed into modern-day passengers and transported back in time. Visitors feel as if they are experiencing a typical day aboard the famed White-Star ocean liner as they explore room recreations, scour the many recovered artifacts and learn about the science and technology behind the ship's design and recovery effort. A unique element of the exhibit is "The Striking" gallery, where guests can touch an "iceberg." The exhibit also reveals the technology used to raise the artifacts from the depths of the ocean floor including a 15-ton section of the hull, the largest artifact ever recovered.

Attractions participating in the Kids Free program are:

-- Aquarium of the Pacific
-- Autry Museum of Western Heritage
-- California Science Center
-- Craft and Folk Art Museum
-- Hollywood Entertainment Museum
-- The Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens
-- IMAX Theatre at California Science Center
-- Japanese American National Museum
-- Kodak Theatre Guided Tours
-- Los Angeles County Museum of Art
-- Los Angeles Maritime Museum
-- Los Angeles Philharmonic/Hollywood Bowl
-- Los Angeles Zoo
-- Museum of Contemporary Art
-- Museum of Latin American Art
-- Museum of Tolerance
-- Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
-- Norton Simon Museum
-- George C. Page Museum
-- Pasadena Museum of California Art
-- Petersen Automotive Museum
-- Queen Mary
-- Six Flags Magic Mountain
-- Skirball Cultural Center
-- "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit" at California Science Center
-- UCLA Hammer Museum

Rates are subject to availability; blackout dates and certain restrictions apply. For more information on the Kids Free L.A. package for the X Games, call 213/689-8822 or check www.xgamesla.info or www.KidsFreeLA.com.

Tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood, and discounts to Six Flags Magic Mountain...... But no DLR ;)

Synergy, you have to love it....:~D