World Fair For Kids, April 15 – 23

If you thought marketing to kids was getting a little over the top, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. here are some excerpts from a press release announcing the “Orlando World’s Fair For Kids 2006″:

To be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from April 15-23, this historic event marks the first time a World’s Fair has been developed for a specific niche group, and represents the first World’s Fair in the United States since the 1984 exposition in New Orleans.

“Just like the first World’s Fair in London in 1851, every aspect of the Worlds Fair for Kids is designed to enlighten and inspire kids and their families to explore things around them and to imagine the potential they have in this world, ” said Brian Sockin, the event’s visionary and executive producer. “Our young event-goers should expect to see and do things that will touch and change their lives today and in the future.”

For just under half the cost of a day at a theme park, at $29.95 per day, the Orlando World’s Fair for Kids 2006 ticket provides access to an expansive range of themed and interactive experiences, in addition to one of the single-largest assemblies of kid and family entertainment around. Some main fair features include:
• Six worlds of interactive experiences including the World of Adventure, World of Creativity, World of Entertainment, World of Creativity, World of Technology and the World of Health & Fitness.
• Several interactive pavilions themed around everything from sports and fashion, to technology and adventure.
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• Various world record-breaking attempts documented by Guinness World Records representatives.
• An impressive stadium hosting sporting events and various competitions.
• A real A-I “artificial intelligent” robot named Quasi, created by college students of Carnegie Mellon University.

“Orlando World’s Fair for Kids 2006” tickets are available in single-day, two-day or multi-day passports. Single-day tickets cost $29.95, two-day tickets are $44.95 and multi-day passports are $59.95. Children under three are free. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling (407) 852-9341. In addition to the Orlando World’s Fair for Kids 2006 ticket, VIP upgrades may be purchased for preferred access to the performance areas, VIP Lounge, VIP character meet and greets, and a 15% discount on all Orlando World’s Fair for Kids 2006 licensed merchandise by going to and clicking the VIP icon.

Additional information on the “Orlando World’s Fair for Kids 2006” is available online at or by contacting the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau at (407) 363-5872.

One part of me wants to say, “Yuk!” The other part wants to say, “Oooh, Daddy, Daddy, when can we go?”

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