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Eco-Adventure Center
Laguna Niguel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel presents eco-adventures that inspire you with Southern California’s unique ecosystems and connect your spirit to their larger global systems. Led by expert naturalists, the Eco-Adventure Center is dedicated to showcasing Southern California’s natural wonders. Throughout these unique excursions, the local surroundings become a natural classroom and living laboratory. Adults, families and kids learn through experience, which instills them with deep appreciation and respect for nature. As well, they will understand how to live more environmentally responsible back home.

Cruise Newport Beach
Sunset Cruise Newport Beach -
Live Latin Music Two Cruises To Choose From Nightly

Choose from our Fiesta Newport Beach Cruise with live Latin music complimentary chips and salsa, and a unlimited drink special of only $15 (icy legendary Newport Beach margarita is highly recommended) ! Or our Newport Beach Sunset Cruise with beautiful sunsets, live Spanish music, complimentary chips and fresh salsa, and of course the unlimited drink special of $15! Both cruises are 1 ½ hours and tour Newport Bay as well as the famous Newport Beach coastline. Featured artists both recognized and undiscovered in a venue unique to Orange County. Cruise price normally $25 - Mention Orangecounty.net And Get $15 Sunset Or Evening Cruise Rate!

Newport Landing/Newport Bay
309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach
INFORMATION / BOOK ONLINE OR CALL: 949-675-0551

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
America's Largest Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Our immensely popular shows are set in the present day. Unlike other scripted murder mystery dinner shows with obvious actors, hokey scripts and stilted dialogue, The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show is always on point, funny and unpredictable. Ticket includes a four course meal, award winning show, wait staff gratuity, drinks, prizes and so much more.

Located in City of Orange

FLIGHTDECK Air Combat Center
Located in Anaheim
The Flight is Simulated. The Experience is Real!

Voted one of the top attractions in Anaheim and Orange County, Flightdeck provides an exciting alternative to the neighboring amusement park by giving civilians the opportunity to pilot fighter jets in actual cockpit simulators and a Boeing 737 flight simulator. Experience the challenge of aerial maneuvers at 500 knots, aircraft take-offs and landings and the excitement of air-to-air combat. Up to ten people can fly at the same time, each in their own authentic F-16 flight simulator! There is also the "Officer's Club", an observation area where guests can view and listen to all of the action on large LCD monitors.

Flightdeck offers 45 minute air combat flights and 30, 60 & 90 minute Boeing 737 flights. Advanced reservations are required.

Jetpack America
Fly the world’s first recreational jetpack!

The Jetlev R200 water-propelled jetpack is safe, fun and easy to fly! Within minutes, our Certified Flight Instructors will have you flying using our state-of-the-art training process, which utilizes walkie-talkie helmets for ongoing communication throughout your flight and remote control throttle capability to assist pilots with the learning process. Flight Experience Sessions consist of safety video, equipment overview, and 20-30 minutes of flight time (depending on package), with the majority of first-time pilots up and flying within the first 5 minutes. High-Definition video packages, returning pilot discounts and monthly membership programs also available. Jetpacks are now a reality, so Stop Dreaming and Start Flying!

Located in Newport Harbor

Newport Landing Whale Watching
Blue Whale Watching Adventures-$20 Cruise Special

Come see the largest of all living things that has ever existed on Earth, the Giant Blue Whale. Reaching lengths of over 90 feet these giants surpass even the dinosaurs in size. View blue whales, finback whales, gray whales, humpback whales, dolphin and more on one of Newport Landing's Whale Watching Cruises offered daily year round. Each cruise is 2 1/2 hours in length and departs from Newport Beach. See what is referred to as a experience of a lifetime.

Pirate’s Dinner Adventure
World’s Most Interactive Dinner Show

Marvel at an astonishing display of special-effects wizardry, aerial artistry, swashbuckling swordplay and dynamic duels, while dining on fine grub and grog, at Pirate's Dinner Adventure. Sail the high seas with Captain Sebastian the Black and his crew; in this classic tale of good vs. evil which offers the perfect blend of action, comedy and romance, along with the opportunity for you to interact with the story. Join us for our special Halloween and Christmas shows, as well!

Located in Buena Park

Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park
Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

Come visit Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park... with many fun cycle and paddle boat options from which to choose, we offer the ultimate in fun and recreation for the entire family to enjoy. From toddlers to grandparents, all visitors are sure to enjoy the outdoors at the Irvine Regional Park. Wheel Fun Rentals is the premier provider of fun and unique outdoor recreational vehicles. Our fleet of cycles -- which are ideal for sightseeing, people watching, exercising or simply enjoying the park -- include the surrey, double surrey, deuce coupe, quad sport and chopper. Other bikes available for rent include tandem bikes, cruiser bikes and kids bikes. We also feature paddle boats (aqua cycles) available to rent; visitors can ride the paddle boats on the beautiful lake located inside of the park.

Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park is located adjacent to the historic boathouse next to the lake and opens daily at 10 am

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Professional Sporting Events

LA Galaxy

With the second most wins in MLS history and a pair of MLS Cup championships to their name, the LA Galaxy enter their fifteenth MLS season with renewed spirits following their run to the 2009 MLS Cup Final where they narrowly missed out on the third championship in club history.

Anaheim Ducks
In Anaheim since 1993

Tickets are sold at the Honda Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, on-line at ticketmaster.com and by-phone at (714) 740-2000. Group discounts are available for select events and can be purchased through the Arrowhead Pond Group Sales Department at (714) 704-2420.

Angels Baseball

The 2002 World Series winner, the Angels have been in Anaheim since 1966.

2000 Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806

714-634-2000

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Music & Bands
- Entertainment for your party

Don Covel - Guitar/Vocal soloist
Classic rock & smooth jazz

Add live music to your event. Don creates a relaxed ambience with reflections of James Taylor, warm vocals, soft guitar, classic rock, pop, & smooth jazz. Promote your event, cruise charter, business mixer, wedding, or party with live music. Like a band, but just one guy. Vocals, guitar, and background tracks create an amazingly real "live band" sound. No other local artist offers more musicianship, variety, and entertainment. More entertaining than a DJ, less cost than a band. Info: 949-855-6581

The Fabulous Ultratones Dance Band

High Energy 6-12 piece San Diego and Orange County wedding band! Great reputation in Southern California. One of the top wedding bands in Orange County and San Diego. Soulful male and female vocalists, full horn section and great repertoire from standards to top-40. The Fabulous Ultratones provide a charismatic stage show that gets you up moving and grooving. Excellent references provided. Flexible band size and pricing.

Island Rhythms Production
Music with the sounds of the Caribbean

Providing Authentic Steel Drum and Reggae musical groups. Island Rhythms can also provide professional Afro-Caribbean dancers that performs popular dancing styles of the West Indies such as Fire Eating, Limbo, and more. Available for both private and public events.

Paul McIntire - Electric Violinist

Paul McIntire is a seasoned professional with decades of varied experience. He creates a unique blend of artistic expression, technical prowess and audience appeal. His extensive repertoire encompasses a diverse collection of musical styles. With his creative approach Paul takes the audience on a musical journey crossing over many genres and emotions, creating very unique, exciting musicial entertainment.

The Voices of Christmas

Delighting audiences since 1989, THE VOICES OF CHRISTMAS is a wonderful group of highly talented, professional singers, each of whom is a solo performer in his or her own right. Dressed in Dickens-style costumes with a repertoire of almost 80 songs, THE VOICES OF CHRISTMAS perform both traditional and contemporary carols a cappella. They have harmonized numerous and different venues throughout the Greater Los Angeles area and Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties. They performed on the hit television shows, “Beverly Hills, 90210”, for Comedy Central, “ER”, “The West Wing” and can be seen this year on the Hallmark Channel’s “Silver Bells.”
Contact: Lisa Stanley -- (818) 766-3431 (818) 515-3845

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Entertainment
- Other Entertainment for your party or event

Island Rhythms Production
Music with the sounds of the Caribbean

Professional Afro-Caribbean dancers that perform popular dancing styles of the West Indies such as Fire Eating, Limbo, and more. Island Rhythms also provides Authentic Steel Drum and Reggae musical groups. Available for both private and public events.

The Voices of Christmas

Delighting audiences since 1989, THE VOICES OF CHRISTMAS is a wonderful group of highly talented, professional singers, each of whom is a solo performer in his or her own right. Dressed in Dickens-style costumes with a repertoire of almost 80 songs, THE VOICES OF CHRISTMAS perform both traditional and contemporary carols a cappella. They have harmonized numerous and different venues throughout the Greater Los Angeles area and Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties. They performed on the hit television shows, “Beverly Hills, 90210”, for Comedy Central, “ER”, “The West Wing” and can be seen this year on the Hallmark Channel’s “Silver Bells.”
Contact: Lisa Stanley -- (818) 766-3431 (818) 515-3845

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Ticket Outlets

Tickets.com

Online ticketing service. The world’s leading provider of ticketing and box office management systems and services for the entertainment industry. Concerts, sporting events, ballet, museum admissions, theater and family events.

TicketMaster

Online ticketing for local Concerts, Sports, Arts & Theater, plus Family entertainment.

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Movie Listings and Ticket Information

Fandango

The fastest-growing movie-ticketing company in the United States, and is transforming the moviegoing experience. Fandango provides advance tickets, showtimes and more on the Internet and by telephone, and makes planning a trip to the movies faster and easier than ever. Fandango is also leading the way in new moviegoing enhancements with an ongoing test (in select markets) of such advancements as print-at-home ticketing, express theater and concession lines and more.

MovieTickets.com

Online movie ticket purchasing. Offers showtimes, reviews, movie descriptions, news and search capabilities.

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Television Guides

TV.com

By filling out a form and registering (for no charge) you can view television listings in your area. As well as detailed descriptions of what is currently on tv, personalized listings of your favorite shows is also available.

TVGuide.com

Complete online television guide for all areas. Offering news, stories, features, picks and pans.

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On-line Fun!

Shockwave.com


Multiple games and puzzles, e-cards you can make and send, game and photo fun downloads, and films. Hours of entertainment on this site!

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