New Standard D-25 (front, rides included in the travel package) and Stearman PT-17 (back, rides available for purchase)
POLK CITY, Fla. (October 27, 2009) - Fantasy of Flight's Third Annual Roar n' Soar And now, new vacation packages combined with thrills from land, sea and air and food and entertainment are ready to deliver an unforgettable experience for the entire family at Central Florida's premier aviation attraction.
Fantasy of Flight has partnered with Hampton Inn Maingate South to offer guests of their popular event an affordable stay just minutes from the attraction. Roar n' Soar packages are available for two or four guests. Each two-night package is available Nov. 6-7 only and includes Fantasy of Flight and Roar n' Soar including tickets to the opening night BBQ to hobnob with the pilots, drivers and other event participants. For the ultimate in high-octane excitement, the package also includes an unforgettable ride for each package guest in Fantasy of Flight's open cockpit Standard D-25 biplane. Guests will don a helmet and white flying scarf and travel back in time to the 1930s "Golden Age of Aviation" for an authentic barnstorming ride.
"Roar n' Soar is designed to appeal to the entire family, so it's important that it be an event families can afford to experience together," said Kim Long, general manager, Fantasy of Flight. "Each year, Roar n' Soar promises more high-energy excitement with the gathering of classic racing machines at Fantasy of Flight. And this year, we are excited to offer even more value and excitement to guests with this travel package."
The "Roar n' Soar Double the Fun" package, perfect for couples or adventuresome friends, is $289 plus tax and gratuity, based on double occupancy and includes:
·3 day/2 night stay (11/6/09 -11/7/09)
·2 adult VIP passes to Fantasy of Flight and Roar n' Soar, including the opening night BBQ with the Roar n' Soar pilots and drivers
·A once in a lifetime experience - a flight for two in an open cockpit biplane
The "Roar n' Soar Family Four-Pack" is $459 plus tax and gratuity, based on occupancy of up to two adults and two children, and includes:
·3 day/2 night stay (11/6/09 -11/7/09)
·2 adult and 2 child's VIP passes to Fantasy of Flight and Roar n' Soar, including the opening night BBQ with the Roar n' Soar pilots and drivers
·A once in a lifetime family experience - a flight for four in an open cockpit biplane
"We are pleased to welcome guests in town for Roar n' Soar to enjoy the amenities of our newly remodeled hotel," said Val Bryant, General Manager, Hampton Inn Maingate South. "After all the excitement of the days' events, it will be convenient for guests to relax just minutes from Fantasy of Flight - and to stay for an unbeatable value."
Roar n' Soar takes place Sat., Nov. 7 and Sun., Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (gates open at 9 a.m.) at Fantasy of Flight's spacious lakefront grounds and airfield in Polk City, Fla., midway between Orlando and Tampa. The All-American-themed, family event promises an extraordinary combination air show, classic car show and slalom competition, boat show and regatta and extreme sports showcase held at Central Florida's premier aviation-themed attraction.
The Hampton Inn Maingate South is located at 44117 Hwy 27, Davenport, FL 33897. To book your travel package today at Hampton Inn Maingate South, call (863) 420-9898 and ask for either Roar n' Soar Package.
For more information on Fantasy of Flight and Roar n' Soar, call (863) 984-3500 or visit www.roar-n-soar.com.
Fantasy of Flight is an aviation-themed attraction showcasing vintage aircraft from the world's largest private collection; themed immersion experiences; flight simulators; interactive exhibits; a tram tour of aircraft maintenance areas; Restoration and Backlot tours; Fun with Flight center for families and an Aerial Demonstration of the Day (weather permitting). Recent additions to Fantasy of Flight attractions include The Tuskegee Airmen - They Dared to Fly exhibit; the multimedia tribute to the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) - A Passionate Pursuit and a walking audio tour.
Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. General admission is $28.95 for adults, $26.95 for seniors ages 55 and over and $14.95 for children, ages 6-15, plus 7 percent sales tax. Annual passes are available for $69.95 for adults, $39.95 for children ages 6-15, plus 7 percent sales tax, and are good for one year from the date of purchase. Hot air balloon rides and biplane rides are available for an extra charge.For more information about Fantasy of Flight, call 863-984-3500 or visit www.fantasyofflight.com.