Yogi Bear™ Corn Maze Now Open in Sioux Falls

For the third consecutive year, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Campground of Sioux Falls is welcoming families to get lost in seven acres of twists, turns and dead ends in the world’s only Yogi Bear Corn Maze.

Opening Friday September 2, the corn maze is located at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground at the I-90 Exit 402. Admission is open to the general public and includes the corn maze with two levels of difficulty, jumping pillow, wagon rides and visits by Yogi Bear. Discounts are given to camping guests or groups of 20 or more

“Whether you solve the maze under blue skies, with flashlights, or the light of the moon on a starry night, the maze is fun for all ages,” said Bruce Aljets, owner of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground. “Once again, we are excited to offer folks from the tri-state region a unique, budget-conscious option for the whole family to enjoy.”

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground of Sioux Falls was named Campground of the Year in 2009 by the Jellystone Park franchise system. The campground has won a number of awards since it was founded in 1989.

For more information regarding the corn maze hours and rates, visit siouxfallscornmaze.com or call 800-638-9043.

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Top Pick for 2011, Luray, Virginia

Your family’s list of must-visit destinations for 2011 just got a little longer: Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Luray, VA has been named Camp-Resort of the Year for the Jellystone Park franchise. The Camp-Resort of the Year award is the highest honor in the franchise, recognizing one campground above all the rest as the very best of the best for management, operations, appearance and performance.

Owned by the Rust family, the picturesque Luray Jellystone Park is found at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. You’ll find Luray Caverns, world-famous Skyline Drive and the main entrance to Shenandoah National Park just a few miles away.

The park boasts lovely tent and RV sites, as well as 50 cabins. There’s even the Three Bears Lodge, which sleeps 10 and includes a gas fireplace. Activities abound for every member of the family – a twisting, turning tornado of a waterslide; Laser Tag; pedal boats; Old Faceful gem mining; two swimming pools, including one with a spray feature; kiddie pool; miniature golf; fishing; a game room; and a Jumping Pillow. The kids will have the time of their lives (while building memories to last a lifetime) and they’ll be so worn out at the end of the day, bedtime will be a snap, leaving you plenty of time to unwind by the campfire in peace.

While Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Luray is open year-round, some activities are seasonal. Planned activities and themed weekends kick off March 26 with the Wake Up the Bears/Two for One Weekend, when guests can camp two nights for the price of one (not valid on cabins and cottages.) Visit http://www.campluray.com/for a full schedule and rates.

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Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland Comes to Nashville

The halls are fully decked in Nashville, where Jellystone Park™ Campground is located just down the road from the Opryland Hotel. For the first time, the park is host to Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland, a world-renowned holiday light show set to your favorite holiday songs. Featuring hundreds of thousands of energy-efficient LED lights synchronized and dancing to classic tunes like the “Hallelujah Chorus”, this is one of the biggest light shows in the country! When the drive is done, visit Santa’s Village and warm up with cider or cocoa, toast a s’more, get your picture taken with Santa Claus, and visit the gift shop and Kids’ Craft Corner. The fully-computerized, custom-designed drive-thru holiday light tour is open 6-10 p.m. through January 2. Admission is $25 per carload, or reserve a Sugar Creek Carriage ride and enjoy the show in the open air (blankets are provided.) Guests will also receive a free local discount card valid for all of 2011.

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Celebrate and Donate Among Twinking Lights in Gloucester

A new addition to the Jellystone Park ™ family, Gloucester Point near Chesapeake Bay in Hayes, Virginia is making a marquee debut with its Christmas Holiday Light Show, held 6-10 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through January 2. With more than a quarter mile of twinkling lights synchronized to holiday music you’ll enjoy through your radio, it’s sure to become a family tradition. Even better, proceeds benefit the Gloucester Mathews Humane Society and the Abingdon Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department. You can also donate canned goods for the local Humane Society and area food banks. It’s a perfect way to enjoy the spirit of the season while making an impact on local lives.

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Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration!

Join Yogi and the gang at Jellystone Park™ at River Bottom Farms in Swansea, SC  and ring in the New Year with style! Friday, December 31, they will be hosting a Karaoke New Year’s party in the Recreation Center, followed by fireworks over the pond.
 
A Pot Luck Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, January 1. Traditional black-eyed peas and greens, tea, bread and a meat will be provided; just bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share. Afterward, enjoy a game of Candy Bar Bingo and win a sweet snack to eat during the Saturday night Family Fun Movie!

Don’t miss the food, friends, and fireworks!
Jellystone Park™ at River Bottom Farms
357 Cedar Creek Road
Swansea, South Carolina 29160
Dec.31-2010 to Jan.2, 2011

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Santa’s Magical Kingdom Dazzles Eureka, MO with Light

For folks who live in the Midwest or for those just passing through, check out Santa’s Magical Kingdom, the Midwest’s most spectacular holiday light display filled with animated scenes, dazzling special effects, and millions of shimmering lights. Found at the Jellystone Park Campground next to Six Flags in Eureka, MO , this is a holiday experience that will truly bring your family joy, laughter and warm memories that will last for years to come. Drive through Elfland, Toyland, Candyland, the Tunnel of Dancing Lights and so much more. Wrap up your excursion with Mrs. Claus’s secret recipe chocolate chip cookies and cocoa at Kringle’s General Store, and don’t forget to stop by Santa’s Workshop for a visit with the Big Guy himself. To really get into the spirit, try the Train & Wagon rides, open-air tours (blankets provided) that leave every half hour from 5:30-10 p.m.

Open every night from Nov. 19 – Jan. 2, this driving tour lights the night from 5:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and 5:30-11:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. The cost is $18 per family vehicle, or $30 for commercial vehicles such as limousines and small buses. Visit www.santasmagicalkingdom.com or call 636-938-5925 for group rates and more information.

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It’s a Carnival of Lights in Caledonia, WI

Stop by the Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights, held each year at the Jellystone Park™ Campground in Caledonia, WI. Known as the “premiere drive through light display” of Milwaukee, this lighted magical adventure features a mile-long trail of wonders. You’ll see Santa’s elves hard at work in his workshop; Rudolph leading the pack on his annual Christmas Eve journey; and a 15-foot high gingerbread house covered in sparkling candy. After your cruise, stop in Santa’s Coffee Shop, where you can warm up with a homemade latte, mocha, hot cocoa, or cinnamon apple cider. While you’re there, you can pick up those last few gifts on the holiday list and even have the kids’ photo made with Santa, who stops by every Wednesday and Saturday evening. The Wisconsin Carnival of Lights is open every Sunday-Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and until 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays up through New Year’s (closed Christmas Day.) The fun begins just south of Oak Creek, WI located 1/2 mile south of the Milwaukee County line in Caledonia, WI right off HWY 38. For more information, visit www.wichristmascarnival.com or call 262.835.2565.

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Family Camping Ideas in New GetawayUSA Magazine

GetawayUSA online magazine promotes Campgrounds and RVing depicting four states monthly with spectacular photography and interesting editorial on what to do in each state. Camping and accommodation options are covered with campground and state park features. Interesting topics like recipes, traveling with pets along with plenty of competitions and prize give aways make the magazine a must read for those interested in camping and RVing. The pages promote family values, getting back to nature and spending quality family time together.

“The USA – You own it but have you experienced it yet? GetawayUSA is all about introducing you and your family to the Natural Wonders, the Historic sites, the Varied Culture and the interesting Places and People of this great land”

The current issue features four states, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia and Oregon with the November issue featuring Florida, Louisiana, Texas and Arizona. Be sure to register and receive your issue of GetawayUSA.
The magazine is free but those that want to receive discounts are asked to pay a yearly subscription of $12.
Click here for the latest issue: http://issuu.com/industryenews/docs/getawayusa2 when open click the full screen button on the left for best viewing.
Click here to subscribe: http://www.getaway-usa.com/competitions.html

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Jellystone Park™ Campground in Sturbridge, Massachusetts Hosts Halloween Weekend

Join the spooky Halloween family fun at Jellystone Park™ Campground in Sturbridge, Massachusetts  October 29-31. There are treats for tricksters of all ages, including arts and crafts, scarecrow building, leaf gathering, bingo, spider-walk races, pumkin bowling, holiday parade, trick-or-treating, Halloween dance, Enchanted Forest walk, haunted story teller, and more. Plus there will be costume contests for adults and children with awesome prizes.

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