Going on Faith

AUG-SEP 2016

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going on faith [ goingonfaith.com ] BRANSON OPENS NEW 'OLD' FERRIS WHEEL BRANSON, Missouri — In late June, the Branson Ferris Wheel began a second career at the Track Family Fun Parks overlooking Branson after being a feature at Chicago's Navy Pier for 20 years. The newly named Branson Ferris Wheel has a brand-new LED lighting system with 144,000 multi-colored LED lights and a computer program that can display a simple vintage look or a modern energized light show that can be synced to a new sound system. The 150-foot wheel has 40 gondolas that hold up to six passengers each and takes seven-and-a-half minutes per rotation. "They purchased something that came with emotional connections; you can't get those with a brand new attraction," said Jeff Seifried, president/CEO of the Branson/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. "Branson area locals and visitors alike appreciate sentimental stories, and there is no doubt that this Ferris wheel comes with a lot of them." The Track Family Fun Parks, marking its 35th anniversary, has four Branson locations go-kart tracks, laser tag, bumper boats/cars, mini golf, batting cages and arcades. www.bransontracks.com Courtesy The Track After spending 20 years at Navy Pier in Chicago, the newly named Branson Ferris Wheel has been modernized and installed at the Track, a family entertainment complex in Branson, Missouri. DISCOVER WHAT'S POSSIBLE There's plenty to discover in Houston. Hyatt Regency Houston/Galleria is located in the heart of Uptown Houston, steps away from The Galleria Shopping Center - Houston's #1 tourist attraction. This hotel features rooms that were designed with the traveler in mind. Built-in case goods are used throughout to give rooms a spacious, modern aesthetic feel. The theme is derived from the geological aspect of the oil & gas industry. Steel greys accented by earth tones and turquoise are found throughout. Book by June 30, 2016 and receive complimentary on-site bus parking and guest room for bus driver. Minimum of 10 rooms on peak. HYATT REGENCY HOUSTON/GALLERIA 2626 SAGE ROAD HOUSTON, TX 77056 832 803 1234 HYATTREGENCYHOUSTONGALLERIA.COM The trademark HYATT and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. ©Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.

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