Are you and your favorite little goblin and gremlin ready for Halloween? I know my kids are counting the days! This year Audubon Zoo has partnered with Carnival Cruise Lines to present this years Spookatular event! This is a perfect match made in Cruise Heaven especially since Carnival is New Orleans’ number one cruise line with two ships based there year-round. Carnival carries
nearly 340,000 passengers a year from New Orleans — more than any other cruise operator! I’m dying to take the ids on their first cruise and it looks like Carnival caters to being family especially since it offers the cruise industry’s top-rated children’s programs — Camp Carnival, for kids ages 2 to 11, Circle “C,” catering to the 12- to 14-year-old set, and Club O2, geared toward 15- to 17-year-olds – with supervised activities and dedicated staff for each groupfriendly. I love that they cater to the everyday family! The kids are having a blast making friends and having a fantastic experience and the parents are nearby enjoying a little bit of leisure time while being very close to their children. And since everything is age-appropriate I know my 8 year old son & 12 year old daughter are equally entertained to their own levels!
Guess what?!? Not only am I hear to tell you about Audubon Zoo’s fun Boo at the Zoo event presented by Carnival Cruise Lines, but I’m also fortunate to be giving away a Family 4 pack to a Boo at the Zoo event on a day of YOUR choosing!! Check the bottom of the post (under the picture)for more information on how you can win your own tickets from Blogging, Babies & the Bayou!
Boo at the Zoo Dates:
Friday, October 19, 2012, Saturday, October 20, 2012, Friday, October 26, 2012 & Saturday, October 27, 2012
What’s in store for you at Boo at The Zoo?
Carnival Cruise Lines Presents FUN FOR ALL, ALL FOR FUN:
Carnival Cruise Lines Welcome Booth with the first “treats” of the night
A spectacular giant Carnival cruise ship Halloween display and light show
Perfect a Perfect Pumpkin the Carnival Way-Creative decorating stations
Endangered Species Carousel & Dinosaur Adventures Exhibit included in admission
New ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE-keeper question/answer session with elephant in contact area from 5:00 pm to 5:40 pm nightly
New Zombie-themed Ghost Train Ride with three trams
New expanded location for Toddler Area in Audubon Zoo’s Cool Zoo area (sorry, no water will be running!)
THREE entertainment stages
Entertainment sponsored by and including Carnival Cruise Lines performers on the Capital One Stage
Performances in the Toddler Area by local favorites Johnette Downing, Dennis & Co., Papillion
Popular Star Warsperformances return at the Shell Wildlife Theater
Mascot appearances and activities courtesy of the New Orleans VooDoo
Haunted Maze returns by a-MAZE-ing
Batty Basketball–Sink a few baskets on the court
Videogaming Experience provided by Games2U Nola (October 26 and 27 only)
Family photos by Lakeside Camera Photoworks for $6
New Orleans Hornets basketball team’s Bookmobile and more (October 19, 26, 27 only)
Interested in attending the Boo at the Zoo event?
Ticket prices are $17 per person (adult or child). Handling fees apply.
Adults must purchase tickets as well as all children over the age of 12 months.
Children under 12 months of age are admitted free.
Adult and children tickets are the same price.
Event is from 5:00-9:00 PM. Ticket holders may enter at any time.
Each person entering the event needs a ticket.
Event is held rain or shine.
Boo at the Zoo Presented by Carnival Cruise Lines is a fundraiser for Children’s Hospital and Audubon Zoo.
Please note that the Zoo is not open during Boo at the Zoo Presented by Carnival Cruise Lines.
Designated bags are distributed at Boo at the Zoo Presented by Carnival Cruise Lines and are available for children to use for Trick or Treat. Please use only these bags.
Don’t forget hat if you DO Plan on attending the event, you can also use the #BATZNOLA hashtag on Twitter and/or Instagram for opportunity to win a gift bag with Carnival logo items. And guess what? If you don’t win this giveaway, but still attend the event on their own, you can also tag any of your images on Instagram or Twitter with the #BATZNOLA hashtag during the event, for the opportunity to be selected and included in an Instagram picture collage that will be posted on the CarnivalPR Instagram account. If chosen, they will win a Carnival beach bag filled with towels, branded glassware, a Guy Fieri autographed bottle of his signature BBQ sauce, and various other goodies!
PLEASE NOTE: GHOST TRAIN RIDE CLOSES AT OR AROUND 8 PM! Train ride can be scary for children under 8 years of age.
Giveaway will end 10/18/12 at 5pm central time zone(Super Quick but we need to give the tickets to the appropriate person in time for the event of their choosing)
Winner will be chosen via Random.orb at 6:00p.m time zone 10/18/12. must be 18 years or old to win. Winner will be emailed and an address must be provided within 24 hours to receive your prize.
Answer the following question by commenting within the post of this giveaway: As a child, what was your favorite Halloween Costume? Was it homemade or bought?
Additional Entries: Comment below for every additional entry.Keeping each entry separate is the only way to keep track.
1. Like Audubon Zoo on Facebook (if you already like, just comment below and let me know you already Like them)
2. Follow Audubon Zoo on Twitter
3. Like Carnival Cruise Line on Facebook
4. Follow Carnival Cruise Lines in Twitter
5. You can also share this giveaway on ANY Social Media Site. Each share will be 1 extra entry. You can receive up 1 extra entry PER Social Media Share, PER Day!! Tons of extra ENTRIES!!
Don’t forget the giveaway ends soon so share with all your friends and family. Who knows, they may end up giving you the tickets!!
Disclosure: I received tickets to Boo at the Zoo at the Audubon Zoo presented by Carnival Cruise Lines. My opinions and thoughts are my own and can not be influenced in any way.