Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Hosts Ripley’s Superhero Summer!

By May 23, 2017Company News

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 hoffine@ripleys.com, 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 hoffine@ripleys.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Paul Hoffine
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando
hoffine@ripleys.com
Cell: 904-377-2607

Suzanne Smagala-Potts
Public Relations Manager
Ripley Entertainment
smagala@ripleys.com
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