Sunday, August 30, 2009

Adventures of Steve & Tena Universal Studios


Hi all.

OK so when I tell this story you ladies will probably say "typical" and you dudes will probably say "huh,"and want to use the idea. Tena and I just celebrated 26 years together this last week! I'm sure you're probably thinking to your self that we must have just been children and hmmm, were still just children. So much in fact that going to theme parks is a favorite anytime quick trip. So this year I had absolutely no plans for our anniversary other than the old standby of last minute roses and dinner at that Italian restaurant again. Well at least I remembered this year right? As we are about to announce our new e-ticket program with Universal Studios I got the wild idea of going to Universal Studios for our Anniversary. Guys, you must be thinking that Steve Kogan is a genius! An anniversary that includes rides and fun, and stuff I actually want to do. Oh and a room and dinner are just part of the deal. Another great plus for this is the nightlife right at City Walk right on the property. Great places to eat, shop, dance or even see movie. Lots of daytime shopping there as well. Also great for families with something for everyone.

Its an easy quick trip at only about 6 hours from Chandler. We hadn't been for for about 3 years and I knew that some upgrades were made as well as the addition of The new Simpsons ride. This is a must do and it was so good we went twice. Back to the Future was cool but The Simpsons ride is way better. If you haven't been on the Mummy Returns ride I can tell you that its also a blast. Tena screamed till it was over and that just makes me laugh. They must have also beefed up the water cannons on Jurassic Park cause we got soaked. Overall we went on every ride and enjoyed all the shows, we had a blast. The food at the park is easy to get to with lots of great choices. You should definitely think about buying the all you can eat ticket when you 1st get inside the park I think it is a real value. If you can part with the extra bucks, the Front of the line pass or even the VIP passes are a treat.
Halloween promises to be a scary time at Universal Studios. The Employee Network will have special tickets for October. We will let you know more as we get a bit closer.

I should have some good news to share about hotel partnership this week or next so keep an eye on our Newsletter or call us and we'll tell you about what we are working on. By the way, special thanks to Brian Jago and Eric Sheppard for making our Anniversary one to remember.
Is there another trip coming before Road Show season? You'll just have to check back soon to find out...

Monday, August 24, 2009

San Diego Summer Contest

Just want to give a huge thank you to Courtney, Jeff and Sonya the sponsors of our San Diego Summer Contest! These awesome people from Day's Hotel (Hotel Circle), Enterprise Rent A Car and SeaWorld partnered up to create an excellent contest for our members.

We will announce the winner later this week. We'll try to get some pictures of the winner for ya and post them here.

Stay tuned as our next contest is about to be introduced. This one is all about the chocolate! That's your hint so make sure you look for the contest banner or check the newsletter later this week for more details. CHOCOLATE!!!!!