Destination Atlantis, Paradise Island – Kids Vacation Adventures
Paradise Island resort guests ages 3-12 are able to choose their own adventure at Atlantis Kids Adventures, with staff Adventure Guides available to help with culinary lessons, interactive electronic art, theater and outdoor play playing to all interests. Atlantis Kids Adventures is the place to let your imagination run wild ... you never know what you will learn and discover!
<ul><li> 1. ATLANTIS, PARADISE ISLAND OFFERS A WORLD OF ADVENTURE, DISCOVERY AND EDUTAINMENT TO NASSAUS YOUNGEST VACATIONERSImagine Atlantis, Paradise Island from the perspective of a child an enormous underwater world of sea creatures and gazillions of fish in magic marker colors; a total universe of fountains, waterfalls, waterslides and swimming pools; buried treasures on beaches as big as forever; entire rooms full of everything thats delicious to eat; dazzling lights and fantastical shapes, huge intriguing spaces, new friendships, hugs and instant smiles from strangers. For kids, this is not just a resort or simply a place to play with Mom and Dad. Atlantis is an involving journey: a wondrous expedition of the mind and imagination into fabulous new worlds to be explored and understood. Young children experience life wholeheartedly, without filters or preconceptions or caution. There may be no resort in the world better suited to that zest for discovery and pleasure than Atlantis, with its incomparable ruins of ancient Atlantis populated by schools of sharks, rays and tropical fish, its waterslides and water rides, its beaches and swimming pools, its remarkably diverse dining experiences. Atlantis Paradise Island unleashes educational entertainment (aka edutainment) experiences to inspire and amaze young travelers everywhere they turn. A popular family beach destination, Atlantis is home to a collection of offerings dedicated for children, including an imaginative and educational state- of-the-art kids club; a 100,000-gallon water play area; and a tween and teen nightclub. Atlantis, Paradise Island is lauded by parents for our innovative childrens programming concepts that take advantage of the destinations spectacular natural habitat to stimulate a childs imagination and creativity, said George Markantonis, President/Managing Director of Kerzner International Bahamas. Every parent has struggled with my child is too short for the ride- we aimed to solve that problem in a big way by expanding on our amazing environment to create a one-of-a-kind island playground for kids. Adjacent to the iconic Mayan Temple, the Splashers childrens water play area and pool provides a world of thrills for children under 54 inches tall and their parents. The action is at the elaborate Mayan- themed water play structure featuring 2 enclosed spiral body slides, 1 open spiral body slide, and a child-friendly version of the famous side-by-side Mayan Temple Challenger slide. It also features cargo 2|Page </li></ul>
<p> 2. nets and rope bridges for climbing and water cannons, fountains and water wheels for endless soaking. Overhead, a 320 gallon bucket regularly showers vacationers below with 8,000 gallons of water every hour. Splashers is designed with the youngest in mind. With a maximum depth of 3 feet, parents vacationing at the Paradise Island resort wont need to worry about keeping certain areas off limits. Parents are encouraged to join their children in all the activities, except for the slides. The fun continues on land with Atlantis Kids Adventures (AKA), a 8,000 square-foot state-of-the-art supervised kids club, offering age-appropriate adventure, play, exploration and educational programs for resort guests ages 3 -12. Opened in December 2009, the programming at Atlantis Kids Adventures allows children, tweens and teens to choose their own adventure on Paradise Island, with staff Adventure Guides available to help with culinary lessons, interactive electronic art, theater and outdoor play fostering to each childs interests. AKA at Atlantis also breaks the mold with the incorporation of cutting-edge technology throughout the play space for both the entertainment and educational value it will provide young guests. Interactive, touch-screen walls, tables and floors, provide creative game play and artistic expression. Projections on the walls and floors feature schools of fish and other creatures that follow fingers and swim away from the touch of hands; lizards may chase their feet across the floor or beach balls may bounce around them. Children will be matched with a Paradise Island Adventure Guide for their day of exploration at AKA, which features themed spaces designed specifically for childrens imagination and enjoyment. Additionally, trained AKA team members will be stationed in each of the following rooms, which include: Fully-stocked Grocery Store Culinary Kitchen Arts & Crafts room Wizardology reading room Computer area Performance area LEGO Construction area The EVERY video game ever made room 3|Page 3. In addition to its numerous indoor adventures, Paradise Islands Atlantis Kids Adventures also offers riveting outdoor edutainment tours and activities including behind-the-scenes tour of Dolphin Cays Fish Hospital, scavenger hunt in The Dig, Bahamian culture exploration, learning how to rock climb at Climbers Rush, and creative beach and pool games. These vacation programs were designed to encourage learning new talents and team building skills, while enhancing social and cultural awareness. Partial and full-day participation at Atlantis Kids Adventures is available, as well as special evening programs, including Candy Carnival and Buccaneers Bash themed nights. Prices for AKA programming range from $40 to $65 per session. Proof of age is required. Reservations are strongly advised. The fully supervised program pays careful attention to security, utilizing pagers and radios. For more information on resort programs children, tween and teens and reservations, contact (242) 363-3000, extension 65946. Club Rush a No Adults private club in the Beach Tower - has been created for teens and tweens to enjoy a dance floor, lounge chairs, snacks, supervised internet access, the latest video games, a movie screen, and more. Atlantis Paradise Island vacationers ages 6-12 are invited to join the Caribbean fun from 4 to 7 p.m. before the teenagers, ages 13-17, take over Club Rush from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Test out your creative abilities as guests of all ages have the opportunity to design and build their own remote control race car or monster truck at Atlantis Speedway. Guests can put their driving skills to the test against other racers on one of two adrenaline infused courses. Atlantis Speedway participants will receive their own customized Atlantis Driver's License and carrying case for your vehicle.Atlantis Speedway is located in the Lower Level of Coral Towers. Atlantis is known the world over for its stunning open-air marine habitat, featuring more than 20 million gallons of fresh and salt water lagoons and pools that provide a home to more than 50,000 sea creatures. Some of these creatures live inside a museum-quality archaeological site, The Dig, a maze of passageways, chambers and stunning vistas of underwater boulevards and ruins that take each visitor on a fascinating journey through the legend of Atlantis. Each day, the Aqua Tots program provides a chance for a few children to join Atlantis Seakeepers in feeding small fish and baby sea life in the Estuary Lagoon. Many children dream of the day when they pass the 48 inch mark and take their first ride down Atlantis spectacular complex of pulse-pounding waterslides, including the six-story Mayan Temple body water 4|Page 4. ride, The Leap of Faith, or the almost vertical 50-foot drop on The Abyss at the Power Tower, but until then, Atlantis Paradise Island has created a world filled with experiences Kids can call their own. From a learning vacation to pure fun, Atlantis, Paradise Island resort is a childs fantasy come to life (and one about which parents can feel great). ABOUT ATLANTIS, PARADISE ISLAND RESORT, THE BAHAMAS Atlantis, Paradise Island is the flagship resort of Kerzner International, a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, casinos and luxury hotels. This unique, ocean-themed destination is located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas, and features a variety of accommodations, all built around a 141-acre waterscape comprised of over 20 million gallons of fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools and habitats. Home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, there are over 50,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays, including The Dig, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis. Atlantis is home to Aquaventure, a non-stop water experience consisting of thrilling water slides, a mile-long river ride with high intensity rapids and wave surges, and never-before-seen special effects. Dolphin Cay, the resorts interaction and education center, was created with the goal of enlightening visitors about the wonders of these remarkable ocean inhabitants. The Cove Atlantis, a 600-room resort, features oversized rooms with a step down living space, spectacular designs by acclaimed interior architects Jeffrey Beers and David Rockwell, unprecedented services and amenities, private all-adult and family pools, lavish cabanas and breathtaking views of the ocean. Atlantis is also known as THE culinary destination in The Caribbean with a collection of restaurants from world-renowned chefs including Nobu Matsuhisa, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Bobby Flay. The resort boasts an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops, and the largest casino, conference center, meeting and convention facilities in The Caribbean. For further information about the Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort and Casino visit Atlantis.com or call 954-809-2000. For reservations, call your travel agent or 800-ATLANTIS. 5|Page 5. MEDIA INQUIRIES Megan.Marchesini@kerzner.com 212-659-5203 6|Page </p>