Friday, August 26, 2016

New book about Wildwood experiences now available

A Wildwood Waitress Looks Back...

PRESS RELEASE

If you grew up spending time in Wildwood, odds are you have many happy memories of the times you spent there.

One Wildwood fan, who worked the summers serving food and cleaning vacationers’ rooms to earn college tuition, has put her memories of those experiences into a new book, “The Island of Decades Before.”

“I spent every summer from 1956 to 1975 either vacationing or working on the island,” says Michele Picozzi, “and there were certain images of places and people that stuck.”

The recent changes on the island prompted her to weave these images into memoir poems that make up the chapbook. Featured poems include “The Golden Nugget,” “Hunt’s Pier,” “Wildwood Waitresses,” “The Countesses of Five Mile Island” and “About the Fourth,” which was inspired by a still unsolved murder of a young Philadelphia women under the boardwalk in 1970.

The book’s 16 poems cover the years between 1957 and 2007.

“Wildwood made a big impression on me at an early age,” she recalls. “I feel fortunate to have known Wildwood during the ‘glory years” – it was my happy place.” Her family’s connection to Wildwood is more than a 100 years old. As a child, she visited her grandfather at the home he built himself on 7th Ave.

Her summer earnings went toward completing a bachelor’s degree in communications from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.

Three of the book’s poems have been published in journals and others have won state writing awards.

“The Island of Decades Before” is available at Hooked on Books, 3405 Pacific Ave., in Wildwood. Poem samples, along with ordering information, can be found on the book’s Facebook page. Payment is through Paypal.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

North Wildwood to Host Flood Hazard Prevention Presentations on Wednesday, August 31st

PRESS RELEASE

The City of North Wildwood Program for Public Information Committee will be hosting presentations Aug. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the North Wildwood Recreation Center in order to better inform the City’s primary and non-primary residents of flood hazard prevention, home elevations/ substantial improvement projects and funding opportunities; as well as ways that homeowners can obtain and reduce flood insurance.

Representatives from North Wildwood Office of Emergency Management, J Byrne Agency, Smart Vents Inc. and SJ Hauck House Movers will be presenting on various subject matters pertaining to flood prevention, flood insurance, home elevation and substantial improvements.

Light snacks and refreshments will be available during presentations.

If attending, please RSVP to rsimone@northwildwood.com or call (609) 522-2030 EXT 1260, thank you.

Tri the Wildwoods - Price jump at midnight, August 25th

HEADS UP for those who haven't yet registered for the Tri the Wildwoods races this weekend!

Prices are set to jump at 11:59 on August 24, and tomorrow is the final day to guarantee your race shirt and trucker hat for the Triathlon, 5k and Kids' Race.

So, NOW is the time to REGISTER!

Additionally, an Online Athlete Meeting wit Race Director Stephen Del Monte will take place via Facebook Live on Wednesday, August 24 at 8 p.m. on the Tri the Wildwoods Facebook page.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Volunteers needed for Tri the Wildwoods on Saturday, August 27th


Our good friend John Lynch put out the following call to action earlier today, and we're looking to spread the word...

PLEASE HELP!

I need about 60 more volunteers for the Tri the Wildwoods race on Saturday, August 27 - from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.


Our Lunch With Lynch Foundation (LWL) has been the Bike Course Marshals of the Tri the Wildwoods for the past 10 years. We supply over 100 volunteers and through your efforts have HELPED raise over $40,000 from DelMo Sports for our local youth.


Registration has been a little soft with all the excitement of Joe Maloy and his Olympic Quest (a past LWL volunteer, and his dad, too). 


Please go to www.LunchWithLynch.com/tridu and sign up today - we get $30 for every volunteer.

The Power of Community! AND great service hours opportunities for you kids!


PS: LWL is the “Charity of Choice” for the 5K race at this year's event. Thank you, Stephen del Monte!


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Morey's Piers Celebrates National Roller Coaster Day with Buried Treasure


1,500 Free Amusement Ride and Water Park Passes 
Hidden Along the Beaches of the Jersey Shore
 
Another 1,000 Free Passes Will Be 
Awarded On Facebook and Twitter
 

Today is National Roller Coaster Day and to celebrate, Morey’s Piers, the classic seaside attraction located on the boardwalk of the Wildwoods, NJ, is giving out free rides, slides and thrills to 750 lucky treasure hunters. 
 
Named the “best seaside amusement park in the world,” Morey’s Piers has buried 1,500 Golden Tickets among 750 tin boxes in various locations throughout the beaches of the Wildwoods, Ocean City, Cape May, Sea Isle, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Margate and Ventnor. The ultimate summer treasure hunt, beach goers prepared to dig a little could end up with a free amusement-filled day of roller coasters, teacup rides, and lazy river rides at Morey’s Piers. 
 
Each buried tin contains one to four Golden Tickets, redeemable for one same-day combination pass for the amusement rides and water parks. Beach areas containing buried Golden Tickets will be marked with a bright green shovel and tag labeled “dig deep, strike gold.” Vouchers are valid for the 2016 or 2017 season and are not redeemable for cash. Limit one Golden Ticket per person.
 
Amusement park aficionados unable to visit the shore on National Roller Coaster Day will still have an opportunity to go for the gold.  Morey’s Piers is running the #MoreysBuriedTreasure instant win contest via Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win one of one thousand additional Golden Tickets. The contest will run from today through September 5, 2016, or when 1,000 tickets are given away. Vouchers are valid for the 2016 or 2017 season and are not redeemable for cash. Limit one Golden Ticket per person.
 
Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Water Parks received the Golden Ticket Award for “Best Seaside Park” by Amusement Today, an amusement industry news leader, at the 2015 Golden Ticket Awards last September. 

 
About Morey’s Piers

Monday, August 15, 2016

Final Downtown Wildwood Marketplace set for Sunday, August 21


PRESS RELEASE

The final Downtown Wildwood Marketplace of 2016 will take place on Sunday, August 21st from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.!

There will be something for everyone with vendors selling jewelry, birdhouses & feeders, wood & metal nautical items, tee shirts, ceramics, bike accessories, souvenirs, home goods, crafts, bed sheets & pillows, cosmetics, books, sundresses, neon signs, clothing, snacks, dog treats & bandanas, and more!

The Downtown Wildwood Marketplace takes place at 3501 Pacific Avenue, at Schellenger Avenue, in Downtown Wildwood.

In addition to great vendors, there’s Free Parking!

Stop by the DOO WW Information Booth for a free DOO WW Car Magnet and Downtown Wildwood Business District information.

Have a cup of coffee with our wonderful Wildwood Police Officers who will be hosting “Coffee with a Cop."

And, while you're in town, be sure to visit the great Downtown Wildwood shops and restaurants.

Additional information can be found at www.DOOWW.com, or by contacting the Wildwood Business Improvement District at 609-523-1602 or wildwoodbusinessdistrict@gmail.com

Like us on Facebook at Wildwood By The Sea for more information and to stay up to date on all the great things to do.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Additional matted walkway samples at Crest beach entrances


PRESS RELEASE

The Borough of Wildwood Crest has installed Mobi-Mat walkways at the entrances to three of its beaches for the public to sample.


According to its website, Mobi-Mats are corrugated non-slip portable roll-out ADA beach access pathways for pedestrians, wheelchair users and strollers.

Mobi-Mats have been installed at the east end of wooden beach walkways at the Heather Road, St. Louis Avenue and Hollywood Avenue beach entrances.

These Mobi-Mat walkway samples are in addition to AccesMat samples that were previously installed at the beach entrances at Fern Road, Rambler Road and Miami Avenue.

Wildwood Crest Commissioner of Public Works Don Cabrera said he welcomes the public’s input on the recently installed Mobi-Mats and AccessMats.

“The response on the installation of the AccessMats has been overwhelmingly positive so far,” Cabrera said. “We wanted the public to have a chance to sample a different type of rollout map as well, so we decided to also install these Mobi-Mats at a few of our beach entrances.

"Wildwood Crest is always looking for cost-effective ways to enhance the public’s experience on our beaches."

Anyone wishing to comment on the Mobi-Mats or the AccessMats beach walkway samples is asked to call the Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works at (609) 522-7446 or email Commissioner Cabrera at dcabrera@wildwoodcrest.org.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Wildwoods Announce Ultimate Tug-Of-War Battle: The ‘Gig’ Sightseer Tram Car vs. the AmeriCRUSH Monster Truck


The NEW ‘Gig’ Sightseer Tram Car will take on 
the AmeriCRUSH Monster Truck to gear up for the 
Monster Truck Beach Races August 19 - 21 

PRESS RELEASE

The Wildwoods will host the ultimate summer smack down – the NEW ‘Gig’ Sightseer Tram Car vs. the AmeriCRUSH Monster Truck in a tug-of-war battle on the Boardwalk in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center on Tuesday, August 16 at 1 p.m.

The special event is the kick-off to the ‘Monsters on the Beach’ Monster Truck Beach Races qualifiers on Friday, August 19 and the races Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21.

A chain will be hooked between the Monster Truck and the Tram Car. Both competitors will rev their engines (the Monster Truck’s 502 Chevrolet Ram Jet, 600 horsepower engine; the Tram Car’s 2,000-pound electric battery) and start pulling in opposite directions.

A flag centered on the chain will be the marker that determines the winner – the vehicle that pulls the flag across their finish line first, wins.


Who 
John ‘Gigi’ Gigliotti and his NEW ‘Gig’ Sightseer Tram Car, Wildwood Motor Events’ Gary McGhee and the AmeriCRUSH Monster Truck, the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) Officials.

What
Gigi and his NEW ‘Gig’ Sightseer Tram Car vs. Wildwood Motor Events, Gary McGhee and the AmeriCRUSH Monster Truck in a battle of tug-of-war.

When
Tuesday, August 16 at 1 p.m., rain or shine.

Where
On the Boardwalk at Burk Avenue in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center.

‘The Monsters on the Beach’ Monster Truck Races will feature the country’s biggest trucks – including Bigfoot, Snakebite, Avenger, Brutus, Equalizer, Crushstation, Hot Tamale, and Lumberjack with a Memorial for Walking Tall – squaring off on a custom beach race course, located right on the Wildwoods beach between Lincoln and Spencer Avenues, between Mariner’s Landing Pier and Adventure Pier.

Qualifiers take place Friday, August 19 at 7 p.m., followed by races on Saturday, August 20 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, August 21 at 1 p.m. All races take place on the Wildwoods’ beach on a course carved from sand between Mariner’s Landing and Adventure Pier.

Online general admission tickets for Friday’s qualifiers are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday races are $30 for adults and $20 for children each day. Multi-day ticket packages are also available for both adults and children.

To qualify for children’s tickets they must be 4-12 years of age. Children three and under do not need a ticket to enter. Gates will open one hour before the start time of each race allowing everyone access to the Pits where they can view the trucks and meet the drivers.

The event will take place rain or shine.

For additional information about the Monster Truck Beach Races or to purchase tickets, call 609-522-4546 or visit http://wildwoodmotorevents.ticketleap.com/monsters-on-the-beach-ww-nj/.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.        

About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority


The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) was formed in 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of its three founding municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. The Tourism Authority operates the Wildwoods Convention Center and acts as the island’s destination marketing organization overseeing the development, research, planning, marketing, advertising, promotion, public and media relations encompassing the tourism, meeting and convention industry in the Wildwoods. Additionally, the Authority funds, assists with and hosts more than 180 annual special events to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourism season, including the Beach Monster Mash Truck Races, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, Friday Night Fireworks, the New Jersey State Barbeque Championships and Anglesea Blues Festival, Classic Car Shows, the International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament, among others.

The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions. In 2016, the Wildwoods beaches were named among the ‘Best Beaches for Families’ by Family Vacation Critic and SportsEvent Magazine awarded the Readers’ Choice Award to the Wildwoods Convention Center. In 2015, Better Homes and Gardens named the Wildwoods one of the nation’s ‘Top 10 Beaches You MUST Visit With Your Family;’  FamilyVacationCritic.com named the Wildwoods Boardwalk among the 12 Best Beach Boardwalks in the nation; Foursquare ranked Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks in the Wildwoods No. 2 in the country; Thrillist.com named the Wildwoods ‘Most Beautiful Place’ in New Jersey; NJ.com readers voted Wildwood as the Best Shore Town; and SportsEvent Magazine awarded the Readers’ Choice Award to the Wildwoods Convention Center for top Sports Venue. In 2014, the Wildwoods were named #1 Destination on the Rise in the U.S. for 2015 by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice™. The Wildwoods were also named among the top three Boardwalks in the nation as a Best Boardwalk for Food by TheDailyMeal.com; #1 Boardwalk in the nation by FamilyVacationCritic.com in 2014, 2013 and 2012; and among the ’10 Great Towns, Villages and Neighborhoods in the World for Architecture’ for their Doo Wop architecture by CNN Travel. The Wildwoods’ Morey’s Amusement Piers were named among the Top 10 Piers by Coastal Living Magazine in 2014. In 2013 the Wildwoods were also recognized as one of the Most Awesome Boardwalks in America by BudgetTravel.com; as the Favorite Shore Town by Delaware County Daily Times readers; as the Favorite Beach and Boardwalk by NJ.com readers; the Top Family-Friendly Beach Town by NerdWallet.com; and as One of America’s Top 10 U.S. Tourist Towns by families voting in FamilyFun magazine. For more information about the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site, www.WildwoodsNJ.com

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest Mayors Urge Swimmers to Obey Beach Rules/Regulations, and to Never Swim Without a Lifeguard On-Duty


PRESS RELEASE

In the wake of recent after-hours rescues, the Mayors of North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest are urging beachgoers to observe the rules and regulations of the beach before accessing the water, and to never swim when lifeguards are off duty.

Within the last 48 hours, there have been two major rescues that occurred when lifeguards were off duty in the Wildwoods - 6 victims were rescued at approximately 8:20 p.m. on August 6 in North Wildwood, and 3 victims were rescued at approximately 7:08 p.m. on August 7 in Wildwood. 

Unfortunately, one of the victims from the rescue in Wildwood has resulted in a fatality.

"With the recent afterhours rescues and hurricane season quickly approaching, it is more important now than ever that our visitors are aware of our beach rules and regulations, and to only swim when the lifeguards are on duty," said North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello.

"This is the time-period when we have riptides, and the largest crowds in terms of tourism. The Beach Patrol Chiefs and all the Mayors would like the public to know that it is always ill-advised to swim at night, afterhours, when lifeguards are off-duty," said Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano.

"The ocean and beach are the most beautiful, environmental assets that our communities have to offer, but it does not come without risk," said Wildwood Crest Mayor Carl Groon. "Swimming without lifeguards on duty can be the difference between life and death."








Thursday, August 4, 2016

10th Annual Wildwood Pizza Tour tonight; Beach Bash tomorrow, 7-10 p.m.


For a solid decade now, our friends at the Wildwood Pizza Tour have embarked on an annual end-to-end quest to find the Boardwalk's best slice of pie.

The 10th edition of the WPT kicks off tonight around 6 p.m. - if you're out and about this evening, you may spot the group, with their brightly colored t-shirts, clipboard and personal pizza slicer in tow, continuing the tradition.

"It’s really hard to believe the Wildwood Pizza Tour has been around 10 years," WPT founder Christopher Martin told Wildwood 365.

"I’m not sure any of us even expected to do it more than once. The tour started as a simple fun night out among friends. We never intended to share the results — it wasn’t even our idea to create the website. We’re so glad we did though. We’re so grateful for all the folks who support us and the great community of Wildwood lovers on Facebook, Twitter and our website. We have a blast doing the tour and sharing the results."

This year, the tour doesn't end with the last slice tonight. To celebrate 10 years of the WPT, the crew is hosting a beach party tomorrow (Friday) night at E. Leaming Avenue.

A $5 entrance fee will allow guests to enjoy one slice from each of the three previous WPT first place finishers, a drink, a host of activities and games, and a great spot to watch the weekly fireworks display.

"It’s for friends, fans, family and the pizza tour crew - all are welcome!" said Martin. "We’re featuring the past three pizza tour winners - Mack's, Franconi's and the Olympic Flame.

"It might be the biggest pizza party in Wildwood."

For more info (and to purchase tickets in advance), click HERE.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Crest sampling matted beach walkways through end of summer


PRESS RELEASE

The Borough of Wildwood Crest has installed AccessMats at the east end of the wooden walkways at the entrances to the beach at three locations throughout the borough on a trial basis for the remainder of the summer season.

The mats have been installed at the east end of wooden beach walkways at the Fern Road, Rambler Road and Miami Avenue beach entrances.

According to the website of AccessRec, the manufacturer of the product, AccessMats are portable and removable rollout access routes that can be used in a multitude of applications, particularly beach environments, for individuals of all abilities (pedestrians and wheelchairs access), as well as strollers.

AccessMats are made of polyester, which allows the product to contour to an undulating surface while also maintaining rigidity and strength.

Wildwood Crest Commissioner of Public Works Don Cabrera said he welcomes the public’s input on the recently installed AccessMats.

“These mats have been placed at the three beach entrances on a trial basis so our residents and visitors can decide if they are worthy for consideration for the future,” Cabrera said. “We have been seeking alternatives to our wooden plank walkways in recent years because they can be very maintenance unfriendly, difficult to move and labor intensive.”

Anyone wishing to comment on the AccessMats is asked to call the Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works at (609) 522-7446 or email Commissioner Don Cabrera at dcabrera@wildwoodcrest.org.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Rolling Stones tribute band at Centennial Park this Saturday, July 30


PRESS RELEASE

Some consider the Rolling Stones the greatest rock-and-roll band in the world. Fans of the Stones can get a taste of why this weekend at the Jersey Shore.

The Glimmer Twins, a tribute band that amazingly recreates the look and feel of a Rolling Stones concert, are set to play at Centennial Park Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series.

An eight-piece band, The Glimmer Twins are keen to give their audiences a close-up view and feeling of one of the many historical Rolling Stones performances from the band’s heyday. The Glimmer Twins’ possess an uncanny ability to capture the raw energy of a Rolling Stones show, while playing all of the band’s hits recorded over their illustrious career.

The strong resemblances to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in their prime coupled with the attention given to every detail both musically and visually help the The Glimmer Twins deliver a classic Rolling Stones experience to their audience.

The Glimmer Twins have appeared in venues all across the country and regularly perform up and down the East Coast to rave reviews. The Philadelphia Daily News once said The Glimmer Twins “demonstrate the dramatic difference between a cover band that plays the tunes and a tribute band that lives them.”

Saturday’s event is a free all-ages show. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair.

Centennial Park is located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission, consists of live music every Wednesday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Park through Sept. 3.

For more information about The Glimmer Twins, log on to www.theglimmertwins.net. For more information about the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, call (609) 523-0202.

Wildwood Lifeguards Support Cure at the Shore


PRESS RELEASE

Members of the Wildwood Beach Patrol not only save the lives of those who encounter dangerous situations in the surf and on the sand, but they also are helping to save the lives of millions of women who have breast cancer.

Lifeguards from this city, as well as 12 other municipalities up and down the Jersey coast have joined together to raise money to help find a cure.  According to the Susan G. Komen organization, almost a quarter million cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year and more than 40,000 people will lose their lives to the disease.

This year marks the second annual Cure at the Shore. It also marks the second year Wildwood’s Beach Patrol has worn pink to show its collective support to help find a cure.

According to Beach Patrol Chief Steven Stocks, the genesis of the Cure at the Shore program came about when Wildwood Senior Career Lifeguard Martin Hagen realized people often ask lifeguards for their beach patrol shirts. He came up with the idea of giving people a lifeguard shirt for a donation to a worthy organization.

Last year’s Cure at the Shore involved the participation of 11 beach patrols and this year’s list has grown to 13.

“Last year the response was overwhelming,” said Stocks.  “Cure at the Shore raised $9,000 for the Susan G. Komen South and Central Jersey Chapter. This year we hope to raise even more.”  He noted that 100 percent of the profit of the sale of the shirts is donated to Susan G. Komen and the money raised by the fundraiser stays in the area.

The pink t-shirts are designed with the  official Cure at the Shore logo emblazoned on the front and the logos of each of the 13 participating beach patrols from the following communities on the back: Brigantine; Atlantic City; Margate; Ventnor; Longport; Ocean City; Upper Township; Sea Isle City; North Wildwood; Wildwood; Wildwood Crest; Cape May and Cape May Point.

On Sat. Aug. 6 and Sun. Aug. 7, lifeguards hope to paint the beach pink from Atlantic City down to Cape May by wearing their Cure at the Shore T-shirts. Each of Wildwood’s 74 lifeguards will be “in the pink” that weekend to show their support to finding a cure.

“The guards will be wearing them in the stands,” said Stocks. “And people will be able to get a shirt for a $10 donation.”

In Wildwood, 2016 Cure at the Shore shirts are available during daytime hours at a kiosk on the Boardwalk at Schellenger Avenue.  Shirts are also available at the North Wildwood Shirt Shop, 18th Street and New Jersey Avenue. Shirts may also be obtained by visiting the Cure at the Shore website at www.CureattheShore.com.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wildwood Pizza Tour announces 10th birthday beach bash!


Even as avid fans of the Wildwood Pizza Tour, we can't believe that the crew is preparing for its 10th (!!!) annual pie-sampling trip on the Boardwalk in August.

To commemorate the occasion, the WPT announced today that it will be hosting a 10th Birthday Beach Bash on Friday, August 5.

We are happy to be co-sponsoring the event, which will be held at Leaming Avenue, from 7 p.m to 10 p.m.

Entry fee is just $5 (seriously, what can you get these days for 5 bucks?) and will include:

* One slice of from each of the participating pizzerias (the last three WPT winners):
     - Mack's Pizza
     - Franconi's Pizza
     - Olympic Flame

* One drink (draft birch beer, soda or water)

* Plus music, beach games, and a great spot to watch the weekly Friday night fireworks show at 10 p.m.

Additional slices, beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.

To purchase advance tickets to the event, click HERE.

We hope to see you on August 5, as we celebrate 10 years of the Wildwood Pizza Tour.

Come on out, devour some classic boardwalk-style pizza, party with a fun-loving group of Wildwood lovers and make some new friends!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

It's Harlem Globetrotters Week - 4 games (and clinics) set for July 27-30


* Check out our Globetrotters Ticket Giveaway Contest (ends Monday at 7 p.m.)

A summertime tradition in the Wildwoods continues, as the Harlem Globetrotters return to town this week!

The world famous hoopsters will bring their 90th anniversary celebration to the Wildwoods Convention Center with four clinics and four games - Wednesday, July 27 - Saturday, July 30.

Clinics will be held each morning from 10 a.m. - noon; games are nightly, starting at 7 p.m.

Game tickets are included with the purchase of a ticket to the clinics, which cost only $49.

The "Magic Pass" allows you to meet the team before the game and enjoy a 30-minute preshow that begins at 5:30 p.m. each night.

Click HERE for complete ticket-purchasing information.