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September, 1999 407/449-4254
Media contact: Brian Wright
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - With a grand move toward revolutionizing the modern theme park experience, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex introduced a fully digital, first-of-its-kind Audio Guide tour. This enhancement allows guests to fully maximize their visit to Kennedy Space Center by providing an in-depth, self-guided audio tour that accompanies them to all exhibits, attractions and bus tour destinations. "The Visitor Complex hosts millions of guest from around the globe each year," said, Jeannette Petrolia, director of guest services for Delaware North Parks Services of Spaceport, Inc., managers of the Visitor Complex. "The Audio Guides help interpret Americas space program in a more easily understood fashion and provide an even more enriching experience."
Available in seven languages including English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, and Japanese, these revolutionary Audio Guides are bringing guests " one small step " closer to Americas space program with anecdotes and in-depth information on each attraction. The digital Audio Guide, weighing less than the average cellular phone, is fastened to a lanyard and hung around the neck with an attaching earphone. Guests instantly hear information in their selected language at an exhibit by entering the corresponding code for that particular exhibit; additionally, the Audio Guides turn on automatically and begin a synchronized translation with the shows in Robot Scouts, Universe Theater and tour destination theaters.
The Audio Guides were designed and developed by JVC. Available for a $5 rental charge, the Audio Guides are a flexible system that allows guests to learn about destinations and exhibits in any order and at their own pace. With the Audio Guides, guests can also receive helpful hints on how to plan their day to ensure that they take full advantage of all that Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has to offer.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex which draws more than 2.75 million visitors a year is open from 9 a.m. to dusk every day except December 25 and certain launch days. A Maximum Access Badge, which includes the Kennedy Space Center tour; two new exhibits, Robot Scouts and Quest for Life; and two IMAX films, is available for $26 for adults and $20 for children age 3-11. A Standard Access Badge, which includes the Kennedy Space Center tour; two new exhibits, Robot Scouts and Quest for Life; and one IMAX film, is available for $19 for adults and $15 for children age 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is located 45 minutes east of Orlando, Fla. For more information, call 407/452-2121 or visit the web site at www.KennedySpaceCenter.com