$1.5 million show addition creates a holiday spectacular
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dolly Parton’s pirates are setting sail with Captain Scrooge to find the true meaning of Christmas for the 2012 holiday season. A $1.5 million special effects-packed show overlay takes the Crimson and Emerald pirate captains and their crews on a voyage through time and tradition to capture the ultimate Christmas treasure.
“Christmas has always been a special time for me and my family, and our Christmas shows at Dixie Stampede have been a Christmas tradition for families in Myrtle Beach,” Parton said. “I wanted to make sure we captured the best of what you remember from our Dixie Christmas show and then spiced it up with a little pirate adventure! I absolutely love it, and I can’t wait for this Christmas in Myrtle Beach!”
Open November through early January, Christmas at Pirates Voyage takes guests on a voyage with Captain Scrooge and the mystical Spirit of Christmas as they travel to the past, through the present to the future of Buccaneer Bay. Families will thrill as the colorful Christmas toys come to life before their eyes, performing amazing acrobatics high overhead. The fast-paced show is topped off with a four-course holiday feast featuring Buccaneer bread, a roasted half chicken, barbecued pork, corn on the cob, mashed and flogged taters, and apple o’ eye pie.
A truly awe-inspiring live Nativity, complete with wise men and live animals that seem to magically walk across the lagoon, convinces Scrooge to mend his ways and let all the pirates compete for the Christmas treasure.
For information and reservations, please call (843) 497-9700 or online at www.piratesvoyage.com.
WOW! Entertainment, Inc. and Six Flags Over Texas opened their newest show, “The Heart of Texas”, at the Crazy Horse Saloon to rave revues from Six Flags’ entertainment fans.
Full of spark and spirit, this toe-tappin’, hand-clappin’, tambourine-slappin’ trip through the Texas Wild West lets everyone join in the fun of old-time entertainment at its best.
So come on out to Six Flags and enjoy!
Go to www.sixflags.com/overtexas/ to check out the 2012 operating schedule and all the exciting entertainment line-up!
Pirates Voyage – Fun, Feast & Adventure has set sail after a five-month, $11 million transformation of Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction, an 18-year-old landmark on the north tip of Myrtle Beach.
Pirates Voyage is full of high energy and special effects in the production, which include other sidelights such as surprise animal appearances and mermaids to lighten up the mood from scenes of pirates battling everywhere.
Walking into the theater a few weeks before the June 3 opening, as installation of final pieces continued amid rehearsals, Ken McCabe, who scripted and directed Pirates Voyage, demonstrated how every patron becomes part of this show, sitting just a few feet from about 30 actors tumbling, swimming, singing, dancing and sword fighting.
McCabe, corporate entertainment director for Pirates Voyage, came up with the concept of two vessels in a 15-foot-deep, 750,000-gallon lagoon, bisecting the audiences. Patrons sit on the Crimson or Sapphire side, resembling the North and South demarcation from Dixie Stampede. The similarities to the former theater drift away there, though, especially with the hardwood flooring everywhere, and a ceiling raised by 30 feet to accommodate ship platforms, catwalks and high-flying antics.
Just minutes from the sandy shores of Myrtle Beach, SC, Pirates Voyage is the perfect way to cool off, fill up and settle in for a fun-filled, action-packed dinner and show, perfect for families and friends of all ages and crews of any size! Since opening on June 3, 2011 it has proved to be a huge success, more than doubling anticipated attendance!
So come on out to experience the spectacular Pirates Voyage with your family and friends. Reservations can be made by phone 843.497.9700 or online at www.dixiestampede.com and www.piratesvoyage.com