Sunday, March 16, 2008

Calling Job Seekers and Performers!

The Great Escape Seeks Employees and Entertainers for 2008 Season

Theme park to hire up to 1,500 seasonal employees at annual job fair & casting call

The Great Escape’s 2008 season opening is just around the corner and the theme park has announced its annual job fair and casting call to hire up to 1,500 seasonal employees.

Calling all Entertainers: Annual Auditions
Live your dream of being an actor, singer or JUSTICE LEAGUE Super Hero! The Great Escape is expanding its entertainment offerings this year with new shows and character entertainment, and is looking to cast over 100 performers including super heroes, singers, dancers, show hosts, costume characters and more! The Great Escape offers young performers a chance to gain practical experience in a fun environment. The theme park actively recruits music, theatre and drama students, as well as accomplished performers.
The Great Escape’s annual auditions will be held on Saturday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Great Escape’s Bavarian Palace on Round Pond Road in Queensbury.
The theme park’s entertainment department is especially interested in recruiting actors who can fill the shoes of the beloved Wiggles Characters – including Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus and Wags the Dog – as they will make their new home at the Wiggles World themed children’s area this year.
The theme park is also seeking actors to join the elite league of DC Comics JUSTICE LEAGUE Super Heroes and performers interested in filling the roles of the popular LOONEY TUNES pals.
New in 2008, The Great Escape will introduce Retro Rock, an entertaining tribute to rock and roll hits from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. The theme park is actively seeking singers and dancers for this new production, which debuts at the park’s Jolly Tree Theater in May.
For more information about the theme park’s audition process, please contact The Great Escape’s Entertainment Department at 518-792-3500 ext. 3337 or e-mail bgalarneau@sftp.com.

Attention Job Seekers: Job Fair for Seasonal Employees
It takes thousands of trained and qualified employees to operate The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom each season. This year, the theme park is looking to hire up to 1,500 employees, with positions available in the following areas: food service, games, lifeguards, ride operators, guest relations, park services, retail, petting zoo and more.
The Great Escape’s Job Fair job fair will be held on Saturday, March 22, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Bavarian Palace on Round Pond Road in Queensbury.
Incredible job opportunities are available for students, stay-at-home moms, teachers, seniors and retirees, and just about anyone who is looking to earn competitive wages, incentive bonuses, and receive perks while working at a rewarding job. Applications will also be accepted for a variety of positions at the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark.

Prior to attending the job fair, prospective workers must first complete and submit an online application at sixflagsjobs.com. Applicants should bring either a photo ID (working papers for anyone 14-17 will serve in place of Photo ID), Social Security card or birth certificate to the interview fair. Applicants should be prepared for an on-site interview, and appropriate interview attire is suggested.
The Great Escape opens for the 2008 season on Saturday, May 10, with an exciting line up of new attractions including the Wiggles World themed children’s area and the new Mega Wedgie water slide. For more information about The Great Escape, log onto sixflags.com.
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About Six Flags, Inc
Six Flags, Inc. is the world's largest regional theme park company with 21 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Founded in 1961, Six Flags has provided world class entertainment for millions of families with cutting edge, record-shattering roller coasters and appointment programming with events like the popular Thursday and Sunday Night Concert Series. Now 47 years strong, Six Flags is recognized as the preeminent thrill innovator while reaching to all demographics – families, teens, tweens and thrill seekers alike – with themed attractions based on the Looney Tunes characters, the Justice League of America, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, The Wiggles and Thomas the Tank Engine. Six Flags, Inc. is a publicly-traded corporation (NYSE:SIX) headquartered in New York City.

About DC Comics
DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics’ Web site is located at www.dccomics.com.


SIX FLAGS and all related indicia are trademarks of Six Flags Theme Parks Inc. ®, TM and © 2008.
© 2008 The Wiggles Pty Ltd.
LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
JUSTICE LEAGUE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s08)

3rd Annual North Country Home & Backyard Expo Returns to the Lake George Forum


3rd Annual North Country Home and Backyard Expo Returns to the Lake George Forum March 28-30, 2008:

Show to Feature 70 Area Builders, Remodelers and Suppliers Showcasing
the Latest Products and Designs; Free Educational Seminars Offered

As Glens Falls continues its metamorphosis, fueled by the metro area's state-leading job growth, regional home sales and remodeling starts continue keep pace. Residents of the Adirondacks and its surrounding communities planning to build a new home, add an addition, deck or sunroom, or simply remodel an outdated kitchen or bath, will find inspiration at the 3rd annual North Country Home & Backyard Expo set for March 28-30 at the Lake George
Forum.

Show hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, $1 for youth ages 6-17 and free for children under six.

"For anyone who is building, remodeling or just getting started, this is an event you cannot afford to miss," said Premier Events President Eric Johnson. "Under one roof, we'll feature countless professionals to help homeowners turn their dreams into reality, as well as save time and money."

Hosted with support from The Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern New York, this year's event will feature elaborate showroom exhibits and experts from all areas of the home building, remodeling and backyard industries, including home building, home design, flooring, heating and air conditioning, kitchen and bath, lighting, landscaping, windows and doors, sunrooms and solariums, hot tubs and spas, concrete and fencing.

In addition to having face time with countless home professionals, attendees will also be able to soak up helpful and informative seminars presented by local and regional experts on the latest home technologies, financial information, and advice for remodeling or renovating their
homes. There will also be a "Kids' Zone Workshop," where youngsters can participate in fun filled activities, and where little ones can burn off steam.

"Expo visitors are encouraged to bring plans, ideas and scrapbooks to share with our experts," Johnson explained. "Attendees should also plan to bring along note taking supplies to jot down much of the advice they'll receive."

For more information, call Premier Events at (518) 745-8700 or go to www.northcountryhomeexpo.com.

Eric R. Johnson
Premier Event Productions, LLC
-Specialized Events for the Building Industry- PO Box 4034 Queensbury
NY
12804
p: 800.745.8120, 518.745.8700
c: 518.321.7438 f: 518.745.8788
www.loghomeshows.com
www.northcountryhomeexpo.com

Mark Your Calendars:
2008

2-day- Syracuse, NY-- February 23-24
2-day- Lake George, NY--October 11-12
3-day- Cleveland, OH-- November 14-16

The North Country Home & Backyard EXPO
-Lake George, New York - March 28-30, 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Tatweer and Six Flags Announce Strategic Alliance

Tatweer, a member of Dubai Holding, announced today a strategic
alliance with US-based Six Flags Inc. (NYSE: SIX), the world's largest
theme park company, to develop thrill-driven theme parks across the Arab
world.

The highlight of the strategic alliance will be the development of Six
Flags Dubailand (R), a five million square feet multi-billion dirham theme
park within the world's largest tourism, leisure and entertainment
destination.

The first Six Flags project to be developed outside of North America,
the theme park comes as part of Tatweer's tactical contribution to Dubai
Strategic Plan 2015, which aims to develop the emirate into a leading
global hub for tourism and leisure.

Featuring its signature line-up of thrill and themed adventure rides
and attractions, Six Flags Dubailand (R) will boast world renowned
entertainment franchises such as the children's musical group Wiggles and
professional skateboarder Tony Hawk. The park's unique components will
complement Six Flags' award-winning productions and original programming,
such as Operation Spygirl, the 'Big E' Entertainment Award recipient at the
2007 IAPAA Trade Show and Convention.

Tatweer and Six Flags Dubailand (R) also will work together to
integrate their expertise to create new concepts across the region, such as
Six Flags theme parks, branded restaurants, hotels and retail outlets that
will holistically offer unique travel and vacation opportunities for
tourists, families and visitors worldwide.

For the theme park project, Six Flags will conceptualize and oversee
the master plan based on its history in that arena, which includes the
development, ownership and management of 21 parks across North America.
Groundbreaking is expected in 2009. Additionally, the Six Flags corporate
alliance division will represent Dubailand for international corporate
sponsorship opportunities.

Saeed Al Muntafiq, Executive Chairman of Tatweer, said: "The addition
of Six Flags, one of the world's most reputed leisure and entertainment
companies, to our burgeoning portfolio complements Dubailand's(R) value
proposition as an unrivalled tourism destination. It is a privilege for
Tatweer to be selected by Six Flags as its regional partner and Dubailand
(R) as the destination to host the first Six Flags theme park outside of
North America."

Six Flags Dubailand (R) will join the elite repertoire of Tatweer-owned
world class projects at Dubailand (R) destination such as BAWADI(R), The
Tiger Woods Dubai, Universal Studios Dubailand (R), DreamWorks Animation
Park, Hit Entertainment and Global Village.

Al Muntafiq added: "The new alliance with yet another global leisure
and entertainment leader such as Six Flags consolidates Tatweer's
commitment to becoming a leading global tourism, leisure and entertainment
investor, and a key contributor to the tourism objectives of Dubai
Strategic Plan 2015."

Mark Shapiro, President and CEO of Six Flags, said: "This is a historic
day for our company. Expanding Six Flags beyond our current North American
borders validates the growing strength and momentum of our brand. Through
this partnership with Tatweer, we now have the opportunity to create a
world-class theme park destination that will allow guests from around the
globe to experience Six Flags' unique combination of thrills and
entertainment."

The three billion sq feet Dubailand (R), a member of Tatweer, comprises
projects that include DreamWorks Animation Park, Universal Studios
Dubailand (R), BAWADI(R), Global Village, and projects that are under
advanced stages of development including Dubai Sports City, Motor City,
Falcon City, Dubai Heritage Vision, and Al Barari. The Polo and Equestrian
Club and City of Arabia are currently in the initial stages of
infrastructure work.

About Six Flags, Inc:

Six Flags, Inc. is the world's largest regional theme park company with
21 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Founded in 1961, Six
Flags has provided world class entertainment for millions of families with
cutting edge, record-shattering roller coasters and appointment programming
with events like the popular Thursday and Sunday Night Concert Series. Now
47 years strong, Six Flags is recognized as the preeminent thrill innovator
while reaching to all demographics - families, teens, tweens and thrill
seekers alike - with themed attractions based on the Looney Tunes
characters, the Justice League of America, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk,
The Wiggles and Thomas the Tank Engine. Six Flags, Inc. is a
publicly-traded corporation (NYSE:SIX) headquartered in New York City.

About Dubailand (R)

Dubailand(R), a member of Tatweer, is the world's most ambitious
tourism, leisure and entertainment project, catering to the needs of the
entire family. The unique 3 billion sq. ft. development has been designed
to catalyze the position of Dubai as an international hub of family
tourism, appealing to tourist segments across genders, age group, world
regions and activity preferences. Dubailand(R) is projected to attract
millions of tourists annually from around the world.

The diverse projects under Dubailand(R) include theme parks,
eco-tourism projects, shopping malls, restaurants and residential units
that are being developed by UAE, GCC and international investors.

A product of extraordinary vision, Dubailand(R) will be an attractive
place to 'live, work and play' for the emirate's growing population, both
as a leisure destination and an appropriate setting for business and
entertainment development.

About Tatweer:

Launched in December 2005, Tatweer is one of the region's most dynamic
enterprises and a member of Dubai Holding. Comprising 10 market-leading
brands, it oversees an ambitious business development plan. Its current
portfolio is divided into Energy & Healthcare, Tourism & Entertainment, and
Industry & Real Estate offerings. Its entities include Dubai Healthcare
City, the region's hub for world-class quality healthcare services; Mizin,
one of the most advanced real estate companies in the region; Universal
City Dubailand(R), the 22 million sq ft development, featuring Universal
Studios Dubailand as its centerpiece; 'The Tiger Woods - Dubai', an
exclusive golf community that will include the first ever Tiger Woods
designed golf course; Dubailand(R), one of the biggest leisure,
entertainment and tourism destinations in the Middle East; Dubai Industrial
City, an industrial township to develop Dubai as a leading manufacturing
hub; BAWADI(R), the world's leading hospitality and entertainment project
hosting 51 luxury hotels and more than 60,000 hotel rooms; Dubai Energy,
investing in regional and global energy opportunities and building a
diversified investment portfolio; Dubai Mercantile Exchange, the first
energy futures exchange in the Middle East set up in partnership with the
New York Mercantile Exchange and Global Village, a premier family
destination for culture, entertainment, cuisine and commerce.

Tatweer's entities continue to consolidate a group of life-improving
industries in addition to pioneering joint venture initiatives with leading
global conglomerates. They continuously strive for world-class performance,
while implementing leadership development to drive and sustain business
excellence, quality and high performance.

Trapper’s Adirondack Grille to be converted to new Johnny Rockets restaurant


Johnny Rockets to Open in Queensbury

Officials at The Great Escape Properties today announced plans to convert Trapper’s Adirondack Grille, the main restaurant serving the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark, to a new Johnny Rockets restaurant, the first eatery of its kind in the North Country. At 3,400 square feet, the full service restaurant in Queensbury is expected to be one of the largest freestanding Johnny Rockets restaurants in the United States.

Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-March and the restaurant is anticipated to open in June 2008. Johnny Rockets will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner to the general public and to guests of the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark.

Restaurant patrons can look forward to great-tasting food from a menu of all-American favorites including juicy hamburgers, hand-dipped shakes & malts and hot fresh fries. Guests will also enjoy an all-American diner look and feel, servers who know the secret behind getting ketchup out of the bottle, tabletop jukeboxes that belt out tunes for a nickel and authentic d├ęcor.

“We are thrilled to announce the creation of a new Johnny Rockets restaurant in Queensbury,” said Don McCoy, President of The Great Escape Properties. “We expect that Johnny Rockets will be extremely appealing to the local community and guests of The Great Escape and Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark. The restaurant’s classic all-American menu, authentic 50’s decor and family fun will certainly complement the attractions of The Great Escape Properties.”

Over the next several months, Trapper’s Adirondack Grille will be renovated and converted to a full service Johnny Rockets restaurant. The interior will be completely remodeled, upgraded and re-themed to Johnny Rockets specifications, and will offer three meals each day, as well as take-out service.

The announcement comes almost one year after The Great Escape’s parent company, Six Flags, Inc. announced a multi-year strategic relationship with Johnny Rockets restaurants allowing the company to open franchise eateries at its theme parks. There are currently six Johnny Rockets restaurants in operation at Six Flags theme parks in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New Jersey, San Antonio and St. Louis, with plans to open nine more locations this year in addition to the Queensbury location.

Johnny Rockets has received numerous acknowledgements from customers in cities across the United States, including “Best Hamburger” on Los Angeles’ Citysearch Website, “Best Fries” in Atlanta, “Best Family Friendly Restaurant” in San Francisco and “Best Hamburger” by FOX Miami. The company, which is based in Lake Forest, California, prides itself on providing a simple, fresh menu and providing prompt, friendly service in a clean environment.

The Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark is off to a great start in 2008, and the Lodge will remain in full operation during the construction period continuing to offer great deals on suite packages and outstanding food options at its other restaurant facilities.

The 2008 season is also shaping up to be an exciting one for The Great Escape. In addition to the Johnny Rockets announcement, The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom will add several new major attractions in 2008 including Wiggles World, a themed children’s area based on The Wiggles, the most popular children’s entertainers in the world, and the Mega Wedgie, a thrilling new waterslide in Splashwater Kingdom.

Season passes for The Great Escape’s 2008 season are currently available for $69.99 (plus tax), the lowest price of the season, at sixflags.com and at participating Price Chopper locations. For more information about The Great Escape, log onto sixflags.com. For information about Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark, visit www.SixFlagsGreatEscapeLodge.com.

About Six Flags, Inc:

Six Flags, Inc. is the world's largest regional theme park company with 21 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Founded in 1961, Six Flags has provided world class entertainment for millions of families with cutting edge, record-shattering roller coasters and appointment programming with events like the popular Thursday and Sunday Night Concert Series. Now 47 years strong, Six Flags is recognized as the preeminent thrill innovator while reaching to all demographics – families, teens, tweens and thrill seekers alike – with themed attractions based on the Looney Tunes characters, the Justice League of America, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, The Wiggles and Thomas the Tank Engine. Six Flags, Inc. is a publicly-traded corporation (NYSE:SIX) headquartered in New York City.

About Johnny Rockets:

For more than 21 years, Johnny Rockets has offered the food, fun and friendliness reminiscent of feel-good Americana. Every Johnny Rockets restaurant offers its guests simple, great-tasting food from a menu of all-American favorites, including juicy hamburgers and hand-dipped shakes and malts. Johnny Rockets is currently franchising new restaurants in most markets.

Johnny Rockets is headquartered in Lake Forest, Calif. To learn more about Johnny Rockets, visit www.johnnyrockets.com.