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May 13, 1999

Islands of Adventure Announces Grand Opening Date

Orlando, FL -- Park management announced that the official grand opening for the new Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando, would be Friday, May 28, the first day of the Memorial Day weekend.

The announcement was made on Monday, the first day of a 3-day event for the press that ended yesterday.

From now until the 28th the park will continue to operate in a "sneak preview" mode.

Officials also announced that beginning Thursday, May 13 all attractions at the park will be open on a daily basis and the park will increase the price for the preview tickets on May 15.

Beginning Saturday the new price for the preview ticket of $32.95 plus tax will go into effect. Guests will still be required to purchase a one-day ticket to the Universal Studios Park or an annual pass in order to be eligible to purchase the "sneak preview" ticket.

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