Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hosts ‘SummerBlast!’ for Visitors to Orlando - The Disney-area Resort Celebrates 104 Days of Summer Vacation with a Schedule of Special Events

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Visitors to Orlando will have another reason to celebrate this summer, as Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek presents “SummerBlast!,” May 25 through Sept. 5, 2011. This summer-long schedule of special events, activities and programs will celebrate 104 days of summer vacation.

SummerBlast at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Visitors to Orlando will have another reason to celebrate this summer, as Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek presents “SummerBlast!,” May 25 through Sept. 5, 2011. This summer-long schedule of special events, activities and programs will celebrate 104 days of summer vacation.

The Summer Blast! program is for guests of Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, the newest resort in Orlando conveniently accessed inside the gates of Walt Disney World® Resort. In honor of this season-long program, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is offering a summer bonus offer: a FREE one-day one-park theme park ticket for every two nights a guest stays under the “SummerBlast! Disney Ticket Package.” (See hiltonbonnetcreek.com/summer for complete details). In addition, the resort is offering “Kids Eat Free” at Harvest Bistro, for breakfast and dinner (up to two child entrées with every paid adult entrée).

The summer-long schedule for SummerBlast! includes ongoing events, as well as special activities throughout the season. Highlights include:

  • SummerBlast! Pool Parties: Celebrate summer in style with our friends from a local radio network for kids! Join the crew for the summer’s hottest hits, Orlando-inspired games, and special prizes, including a brand-new iPod! [Themed version: June 18, 25, July 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug. 6, 13; 12:30-2:30pm; Hilton Jamz version: May 28, June 4, 11, July 2, Aug. 20, 27, and Sept. 3. ]

Every Summer Blast! Themed Pool Party will be an event in itself, with a distinct theme, such as:
o Hawaiian Luau, with themed games, grass skirts, and even a special kids Hawaiian prize basket;
o Pirate & Princess Party, with its own special hunt and a gold necklace for a prize winner;
o Caribbean Beach Party, featuring up-tempo music and limbo dancing;
o Dance Party, including dance lessons and a sing-along (With a karaoke machine prize!)

  • SummerBlast! Scavenger Hunt: A fabulously fun hunt that can be completed any time during your stay! Find all of the clues and win a prize. One player will win our grand prize at the end of the summer – a $100 theme park gift card!
  • Ducktona 500 - The Great SummerBlast! Duck Race: You’ve got to see this to appreciate it! Every guest room will be given a rubber duck to “adopt” during our race around the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek lazy river pool! Winners will draw a special prize, which could include a return weekend stay at the resort! [May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27, Sept. 3; weather permitting; 2:30pm]
  • SummerBlast! Dive-In Movie Nights: End the night with a family movie on our big screen, located poolside. Grab a lounge chair or relax while floating inside the pool. Enjoy popcorn or cotton candy… or a snack from BEECH. [Nightly, weather permitting; May 25- Sept. 5; See schedule for times]
  • SummerBlast! Arts and Crafts: Kids love to bring home souvenirs, and the recreation team will be ready to help them make something special to remember their visit. Current projects could include: Beach Bag Art, Treasure Box Creation, T-shirt Design, Color Me Bears, Backpack Art, Florida Gecko Craft, and Animal Art. [Arts and Crafts sessions daily, weather permitting. See schedule for exact activities and times – there is a fee for arts and crafts sessions.]
  • SummerBlast! Pool Activities: Our recreation team is ready to rock, making your summer a blast, with a full schedule including activities like mini-football games, water basketball, float races, Marco Polo, candy bingo, beach ball dodge ball, H20 Pac Man, line dance fun, hula hoop games, pool relay games, line dance fun, float races, etc. [Activities daily, weather permitting. See schedule for exact events and times]
  • Family Golf Clinic: The new Waldorf Astoria Golf Academy will feature family golf clinics throughout the summer, offering instruction for families who want to play golf together. [dates TBA]
  • Dining Promotions: We’ll be ready to keep you taste buds hopping all summer long as well, with special seasonal menus additions at La Luce restaurant and Harvest Bistro. Other special F&B promotions include a special kids experiences at Harvest Bistro; summer barbecue breaks at BEECH; and even ice cream “happy hours” at MUSE sweet shop!
  • Specialty Weekends: Throughout the summer, we will feature several specialty weekends with additional activities or entertainment. For further details, visit the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek website.

o    Memorial Day Weekend, featuring SummerBlast! Fireworks
o    Cupcake Weekend (July 8-10), featuring activities with America’s favorite snack
o    BBQ Weekends (August 4-6; 11-14), featuring BBQ entrees at our restaurants, and special sessions
o    Fourth of July Weekend, featuring SummerBlast! Fireworks
o    Labor Day Weekend, featuring SummerBlast! Fireworks

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek offers the best of both worlds: a convenient “insider” location accessible from within Walt Disney World property and the peaceful serenity of the surrounding 482-acre nature preserve. Resort amenities include 1,000 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, a 3-acre Florida-style lazy-river pool, a Rees Jones-designed championship golf course, a luxe spa by Guerlain, a full fitness center, and nearly a dozen dining and lounge options, including the award-winning La Luce by Donna Scala.

Activities subject to change without prior notice. Weather permitting.

To make a reservation, please visit http://www.hiltonbonnetcreek.com/summer, or call 888-353-2013.

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