Ripley’s hosts Marvel Super Hero visits as it launches new “Homespun Heroes” contest
Orlando, Fla. (May 19, 2017) – All Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® attractions in Florida are hosting a new event for some unbelievable summer fun – Ripley’s Superhero Summer!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditoriums in Orlando, St. Augustine, Panama City Beach and Key West will all host Marvel® characters throughout the summer, including Spider-Man!
In addition to hosting some of Marvel’s Super Heroes, Ripley’s will be recognizing real-life heroes and supporting local charities. Ripley’s is looking for nominations for its new “Homespun Heroes” contest that will recognize people who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in their community.
Starting May 29, Ripley’s will choose one weekly winner who will win a private meet-and-greet with a character at one of the Marvel Super Hero visits at Ripley’s when available, as well as a lifetime pass to Ripley’s and other prizes! Homespun Hero nominations should be emailed to Paul Hoffine at firstname.lastname@example.org, and make sure to put “Hero” in the subject line. Nominees can be adults or children. Ripley’s is looking for people who have made a difference in the quality of life for their community, school, or an individual! Check their Facebook page for a listing of Marvel Super Hero visits.
Ripley’s is also offering a $2,500 sweepstakes as part of Ripley’s Superhero Summer. This is open to anyone – all people need to do is enter in the lobby of any of Ripley’s Florida attractions. The randomly selected winner will get $2,500 and a charity of their choice will also get $2,500! The sweepstakes will run through May 29, 2017 – September 4, 2017.
Ripley’s will also donate a portion of the proceeds from character appearance days to a local charity.
For full contest and sweepstakes rules, please visit:
Ripley’s Superhero Summer character appearances are free with paid admission to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and are scheduled for the following dates for Orlando:
- May 27 – Spiderman
- June 28 – Thor
- July 25 – Hulk
For more information please contact Paul Hoffine at email@example.com.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando
Public Relations Manager
Office: 407-345-8010 Cell: 727-439-0136
About Ripley Entertainment
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com) family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment. More than 14 million people visit its 100-plus attractions in 11 countries each year. In addition to its 31 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in countries around the world. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.
About Marvel Entertainment, LLC
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-six years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit www.marvel.com. © 2017 MARVEL