Friday, August 14, 2009

Phantom Fright Nights Return to Kennywood Amusement Park for 2009

Phantom Fright Nights Return to Kennywood Amusement Park for 2009

Individuals in search of the preeminent haunted amusement park must travel a long distance to find one as chilling as Kennywood's Phantom Fright Nights.

West Mifflin, PA (Vocus) October 1, 2009

Individuals in search of the preeminent haunted amusement park must travel a long distance to find one as chilling as Kennywood's Phantom Fright Nights! (http://www. phantomfrightnights. com/)

Hauntworld Magazine, the "haunt" industry's leading trade magazine, named Phantom Fright Nights as the # 5 Amusement Park Halloween Event! Phantom Fright Nights opens Friday, Oct 2 and continues Friday and Saturday evenings through Oct 31. Hours are 7 PM to1 AM. (A bonus night, Sunday, October 11, has hours of 7 PM to 11 PM.)

Hauntworld's Top 5 Amusement Park Halloween Events (http://hauntworld. com/featured_article/americas_best_haunted_houses_2009):
1.  Universal Studios Horror Nights - Orlando, FL
2.  Knott's Scary Farm - Los Angeles, CA
3.  Tampa Busch Gardens - Tampa, FL
4.  Universal Studios Horror Nights - Hollywood, CA
5.   Phantom Fright Nights - Kennywood Amusement Park - Pittsburgh, PA

"We put an amazing amount of work into transforming the traditional Kennywood setting to a very sinister atmosphere full of surprises and fear," explains Marie Ruby, Director of Ride Operations and the mastermind behind Phantom Fright Nights. "From a dense fog blanketing the park to changing the colors of light bulbs on every ride and adding new elements to the haunts every year, the attention to detail keeps our guests coming back for more every year."

A visit to Kennywood shows the most skeptical guest why you'd have to travel to Florida or California to find an amusement park Halloween event that even comes close to being as terrifying as Phantom Fright Nights!

The first clue of transformation begins as one approaches the parking lot. Happy lights and laughter give way to eerie music and menacing figures lurking around every turn. The Phantom himself guards the front gate! Once safely through the creepier-than-ever tunnel, visitors may notice that traditional Kennywood is gone and terror has taken over.

Traveling down the fog-filled midway, guests are soon seduced into any of ten haunted houses and midways including Villa of the Vampires, Kennyville Cemetery, Mortem Manor and Voodoo Bayou, just to name a few. The addition of thrill rides, roller coasters and ghoulishly delicious food makes for a Kennywood experience like no other.

Phantom Fright Nights take place every Friday and Saturday night from October 2 through October 31 from 7 PM to 1 AM, plus a bonus nights: Sunday, October 11 from 7 PM to 11 PM. Tickets are $24.99 at the gate or $21.99 at participating Giant Eagle locations. Group Rates are also available; call 412.464.9931 to make a reservation. See www. kennywood. com for further details.

No food or beverages may be brought into the park during Phantom Fright Nights. Halloween masks, make-up, or costumes are not permitted. Phantom Fright Nights is not recommended for children under 13 years of age. For further information call 412.461.0500 or visit www. phantomfrightnights. com.

About Hauntworld Magazine: Hauntworld Magazine (http://www. hauntworld. com (http://www. hauntworld. com)) is the premier haunted attraction magazine in the industry, providing insider access into the world of haunted attractions to nearly four million people.

About Kennywood: Kennywood, a traditional family amusement park with a rich history spanning more then is part of Palace Entertainment. Palace Entertainment hosts over 14 million visitors annually at 38 locations with seven theme parks, ten waterparks and 21 family entertainment centers and is the largest operator of waterparks and family entertainment centers in the nation. For more information, visit www. palaceentertainment. com.

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360 Business Consulting Boosts Business at Hamilton Group Meeting Planners

360 Business Consulting Boosts Business at Hamilton Group Meeting Planners

360 Business Consulting, an Orange County-based sales, marketing and public relations consulting firm, has created a custom integrated business, technology and marketing plan for Hamilton Group Meeting Planners, one of the world's premier international meeting planning companies. By revising the HGMP website in content as well as SEO optimization, 360 has helped the company jump to #1 in Web searches for some of their key terms.

Mission Viejo, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2009

360 Business Consulting, an Orange County-based sales, marketing and public relations consulting firm, has created a custom integrated business, technology and marketing plan for Hamilton Group Meeting Planners, one of the world's premier international meeting planning companies.

"We knew that changes were necessary," said Mary Russell, president of HGMP. "We had developed new proprietary technologies, such as a new online registration system, and it was important to let potential customers know how we could improve the quality and efficiency of their meetings."

By revising the HGMP website in content as well as SEO optimization, 360 has helped the company jump to #1 in Web searches for some of their key terms.

"A Web search for terms of interest to meeting planners can bring as many as 50 million page results, but we are now one of the first companies that potential clients see when they search for our services," Russell said. "Since 360 improved our website, traffic has jumped nearly 60%."

"There's no more inexpensive but effective way to substantially upgrade a company's image than through a powerful, well-written message," said Ron Zayas, president of 360 Business Consulting. "We knew HGMP already had an outstanding reputation in the meeting planning industry. Our job was to make sure their website and marketing effort was updated and expanded to include all of the outstanding services they provide."

The HGMP site revision was part of a larger marketing program that included expanding the company's technological capabilities, and providing additional marketing pieces to reach customers outside the Internet.

"While we have saved our clients millions of dollars on hotel and travel contracts, that does not mean we had a huge budget to devote to marketing," Russell said. "In an economy where less companies are holding meetings out of state or internationally, the question was not if we could afford to boost our profile, but if we could afford not to. Thanks to 360, the number of inquiries emerging from our website has increased, and our new marketing and sales approach has already helped us to close one new major client."

About 360 Business Consulting
360 Business Consulting aims to increase sales and profits for small and midsized companies by guaranteeing results and offering innovative pricing to fit a range of budgets and business resources. The firm specializes in identifying client prospects to help companies grow their business, designs custom marketing programs to achieve sales goals and offers a variety of technology and Web-based solutions. For more information, visit www.360businessconsulting. com.

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