Many of you know that we have been working with Give Kids The World quite a bit now on the Coasting For Kids event, but seeing as it's exclusive to Cedar Fair parks, our TPoRlando Florida contingent has been asking if there was something fun we could do that would benefit the charity since there aren't any Cedar Fair parks near Orlando.
Kara and I discussed quite a bit and the idea of doing a tour of some of Florida's ride vendors seemed like something we could try. Part of what I like to do with TPR is educate our members as much as possible about what goes on "behind the scenes" creating attractions for theme parks, and I feel like the more you know about that process, the better someone will be able to write about parks and attractions in their trip reports, blogs, etc.
We chose Sally Corporation, makers of many dark rides and themed attractions, as well as Bob's Space Racers, who everyone will know what they make when I say "Whac-A-Mole" as our key industry tours for the day. We would also be making a surprise stop at Adventure Landing to ride their Wacky Worm! (It just wouldn't be a TPR event without a credit, right?)
If you would like to know more about Give Kids The World, please visit their website: http://www.gktw.org/
Anyway, onto the photos from Sally Corp!
Today was the TPR Florida Amusement Industry Tour which benefits Give Kids The World!
We are on the bus, heading to Jacksonville, for an awesome day!
Kara from Give Kids The World and Jan from Sally Corp do the honors...
Yummy! Thank you Cake Shop!
Sally Corp presented Give Kids The World a check for $1,000 - A total of $3,500 was raised for the charity through the Florida Amusement Industry Tour! HUGE thanks to Sally Corporation for the amazing tour, and supporting Give Kids The World!
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Last edited by robbalvey on Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:36 pm.
Totally woke up with after-event glow this morning...I had an awesome time with an even awesomer group of people! So impressed with Robb and Elissa's mad tour-guide skills, the generous and friendly teams at Sally, Adventure Landing and Bob's who came in on their Saturday, and the TPR members who continuously expressed their thanks and gratitude throughout the day. All-around amazing event with $3,520 raised for Give Kids The World!
It was such a great event. It far exceeded my expectations. The Sally Corp tour was very informative and fun. They are so passionate about their craft and it really shows. I love seeing the pictures and especially being on a TPR tour bus ride! I would happily do an event like this again!
Last edited by grinch1313 on Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:41 pm.
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