Ripley’s Big Red Balloon Scavenger Hunt promoted fun on the boardwalk

By October 3, 2017Company News
Week 1 winner: Alexia Fitzgerald

Week 1 winner: Alexia Fitzgerald

Community Enjoyed the Hunt, Winners Announced

Ocean City, MD (September 29, 2017) – The first Big Red Balloon Scavenger Hunt at the historic Ocean City Boardwalk was a huge hit among visitors.

Clue lists were available to be picked up at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Ocean City Odditorium starting September 1, 2017. Participants looked for clues that lead them to one of the 11 participating boardwalk businesses. They had to find a red balloon hidden inside Ocean City Life Saving Museum, Atlantic Hotel, Dolle’s Candyland, Jolly Roger Amusement Park at the Pier, Shenanigan’s Irish Pub and Grille, Marty’s Playland, The Original Thrasher French Fries, The Dough Roller, Kohr Brothers and Fisher’s Popcorn and take a selfie. Once hunters found the balloons, they emailed all 11 selfies to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! group sales manager, Audra Ely.

Winners were chosen based on creativeness and fun. There were two separate hunts; each ran a week.

The winner from September 1 through 7 was Alexia Fitzgerald and her friends, Jordan and Anna. “What a great idea! The girls had so much fun doing this,” says Jan Fitzgerald, Alexia’s grandmother who sent the photos. “It was a great last day of summer break for them!”

The winner from September 8 through 16 was Coral and Tanner Towne.


Week 2 winner: Coral & Tanner Towne

Both winners received a gift basket filled with merchandise from the participating businesses along with movie tickets and tickets to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Ocean City. Everybody who participated in the scavenger hunt received a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! two-headed stuffed parrot animal and a family pass to the Odditorium.

“We hope to make this a yearly event on the Boardwalk,” says Audra Ely, Sales Manager at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Ocean City. “It was great to see the photos of families enjoying their time on the Boardwalk. Our goal is make it bigger each time.”

Brandon Ely          
General Manager
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Ocean City

Suzanne Smagala-Potts
Public Relations Manager
Ripley Entertainment Inc.
Office: 407-345-8010 | Cell: 727-439-0136

About Ripley Entertainment
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Ocean City is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. ( 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 30 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.