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These drinks would be perfect for the bar at the Hunger Games Dinner Adventure!

The Eats

It’s finally here! The Hunger Games! I never thought I would get sucked in to a series like this, but I find myself so completely absorbed by it all, that I can’t stand myself. I mean today I read something about a Hunger Games inspired workout – a bit much,  I have to admit.  Though I am beyond excited to see the movie, I am not beyond crazy and going to the midnight showing tonight.

Instead, I may possibly just celebrate in my own way and have a Hunger Games-themed cocktail such as a Mockingjay or the sting of Tracker Jacker (we all know that isn’t good, or is it?)…  I know quite a few people that will also be excited for these fabulous concoctions to honor Panem, so without further ado… “may the odds be ever in your favor. Happy Hunger Games”

The Mockingjay

1.25 oz Frangelico

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Hunger Games Dinner Adventure Menu

Well, the menu for the Hunger Games Dinner Adventure sounds at least a little different than the ones you’d see at Medieval Times or some of the others around town.

Appetizers

(served during The Reaping)

Mellark Bakery Goat Cheese and Apple Tarts

Purple Melon Fruit Salad

District 11 Cornbread

Entrees

Herbed Lamb Stew with Dried Plums on a bed of wild rice

Marinated Roast Pork with a golden crisp crackling served with gravy and Parcel Day Applesauce

Forbidden Chicken and chunks of oranges cooked in creamy sauce with rice, peas and onions

Creamy Carrot Soup With Scallions And Poppy Seeds

Dessert

Vanilla Ice Cream with Mixed Berry Flambe

Spiced Cookies with Vanilla Ice Cream

May the odds…

Got a quick image of the Coming Soon signs up at the old Dixie Stampede building. Looks like maybe we’re getting the Hunger Games Dinner Adventure after all.

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Hunger Games Dinner Adventure

I’m excited for this idea to go in the old Dixie Stampede building in Lake Buena Vista!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

               THE ODDS ARE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR AS CENTRAL FLORIDA LAUNCHES ALL-NEW HUNGER GAMES DINNER SHOW  

Immerse yourself in the world of the Hunger Games trilogy in an exciting new story line, spectacular sets, thrilling music, and a cornucopia of  surprises.

 ORLANDO, FL (May 24, 2012) – Fans of the Hunger Games will be able to immerse themselves in the world of Panem in the Hunger Games Dinner Adventure, in an all-new nighttime theatrical experience, soon to be known as the “World’s Most Action Packed Dinner Show.”  

Guests begin their adventure with a visit to  District 12, where they will witness the Reaping of the tributes for the Hunger Games. During the Reaping, guests will be able to sample classic District 12 hors-devours, including their famous baked goods including Mellark’s Bakery Goat Cheese and Apple Tarts. Previous winners of the Hunger Games will be available for photographs.

The Peacekeepers will lead the guests into the Hunger Games theater, an elaborate arena hosted by the Capitol, celebrating the spectacle of the games. The guests will be seated in Districts where they will enjoy a special menu put together by Effie Trinket, featuring the finest foods from around Panem, including Katniss’ favorite Lamb Stew with Dried Plums, salads, and a scrumptious dessert. Complimentary beer, wine, coffee or soft drinks are included during dinner, and vegetarian meals are available upon request.  

Guests will be introduced to their tributes in interviews with Caesar Flickerman himself, who will continue to narrate the Games, beginning with the spectacle of the chariot rides as the tributes enter the training center. Throughout dinner, guests dazzled, thrilled, and entertained with spectacularly choreographed swordplay, aerial artistry, dynamic duals and special effects as the heroes of Panem battle in the arena. Guests can watch the action in the arena before them or via one of the most technologically advanced centerhung video displays from Daktronics. 

Guests will be able to interact with the tributes and control the outcome of the Games by using their smartphones and other devices, voting for their favorite heroes and choosing sponsorship gifts to send into the arena to help their heroes. Over 150 guests each night will find themselves in the middle of the show as they don costumes of the finest Capitol fashions and join the action. The show ends with a spectacular, pyrotechnics-filled, audience-involving final scene with a surprise ending guaranteed to raise the roof.

The celebration of the Games victor continues in the post-show area, where guests can mingle with the heroes of the Games. And after the last performance of the evening, guests can party in the Capitol Club, included with each paid admission.  The high-energy DJ disco party features a state-of-the-art sound and special effects system and dancing to a wide variety of music.    

Guests who visit the Hunger Games Dinner Adventure earlier in the day will be able to tour the arena, and the museum where they will be able to see props and costumes from the Hunger Games film and interact with animatronic muttations, sing with musical mockingjays, and visit the Control Room for the Games. The one hour tours are free and begin at 4pm and 5:30pm, but space is limited and reservations are recommended.

About Hunger Games Dinner Adventure

Hunger Games Dinner Adventure is owned and operated by Silkskins, Inc.  The main theater is comprised of tiered seating for 800 guests and the venue is available for private group events and functions. The Orlando venue is located one mile from Walt Disney World at 8251 Vineland Avenue, Orlando, FL, 32821.  This venue is the prototype for brand expansion.  A second Hunger Games Dinner Adventure is planned to open in Anaheim, California.  Admission prices for 2013 in Orlando are $51.95 plus tax for Adults and $31.95 plus tax per child age’s three to eleven.  Group rates are offered for parties of 15 or more. A portion of proceeds will benefit World Food Programme and Feeding America. To learn more, visit wfp.org/hungergamesFor additional information, group rates or to book a reservation, visit Hunger Games Dinner Adventure online at www.hungergamesdinneradventure.com

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The Hunger Games was be released by Lionsgate® in US theatres on March 23, 2012. It is the first film based on the runaway bestselling book series by Suzanne Collins that has become a cultural phenomenon worldwide.

The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Each year, on average, WFP feeds more than 90 million people in more than 70 countries. In the US, money raised will go to the World Food Program USA, a non-profit organization that builds support in the US to end global hunger. WFP USA engages individuals and organizations, shapes public policy and generates resources for the United Nations World Food Program and other hunger relief operations.

Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Feeding America helps provide food to over 37 million Americans each year.

For more information please contact:

Kate Piliero, Lionsgate, (kpiliero@lionsgate.com), Tel 310-2554064

Bettina Luescher, WFP/New York, Tel. +1 646 5566909, Mob. +1 646 8241112 (bettina.luescher@wfp.org)

Ross Fraser, Director of Media Relations, Feeding America, (rfraser@feedingamerica.org), Tel+1 (312) 642 6422

Casting Wonder Woman

My friend Stepheney and I were discussing The Avengers success. We both loved the movie. And apparently DC Comics is exploring a Justice League film to get a piece of the superhero team pie. They already have a successful Batman franchise, and they’re working on yet another Superman. Ryan Reynolds is signed on for more Green Lantern films, as far as I know. So that leaves Wonder Woman and some minor characters that need some tie-in films. I personally am hoping the Wonder Twins get a chance to activate.

Stepheney said she and her friends couldn’t come up with viable actresses who could do a good job with Wonder Woman, so I wanted to do some dream casting. I’ve heard Olivia Wilde suggested, but I don’t think she has the right look. I’ve also heard fanboys squee for Olivia Munn in the role. I’ve never seen her act, though. So let’s skip the Olivias.

Here are my suggestions… Let me know what you think in the comments! Continue reading