New “Times Square-Like” Attraction to Open in Southern California:
Located about a mile away from the long-standing and popular Knotts Berry Farm along Beach Boulevard in Buena Park, California is The Source, opening some time in 2015. The Source is a 450,000 square-foot urban center featuring shopping, dining options and cutting edge technology. The space is designed to reflect “the digital energy of Times Square, the visual energy of Tokyo and the avant-garde of Seoul.” In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to see some of their favorite musical artists at the 2,000 seat performance venue presented by YG Entertainment. In 2016, phase two of the project will see the construction of a 150 all-suite hotel that will feature meeting space, dining and a roof-top pool and bar. For more information, visit: www.sourceatbeach.com, or call 714.994.4300
New Florida Theme Park Targets Off-the-Road Vehicle Drivers, Paintballers:
The newest ticketed attraction in Florida—the rack rate for out-of-state visitors is $45—is a 1,000 acre site that caters to paintball enthusiasts and off-the-road (OTR) vehicles opens this month east of Punta Gorda, which is about 55 miles south of Sarasota. The park, which opens this month, contains 22 miles of off-road-vehicle trails; four motocross tracks; 80 acres of paintball fields; a 12-acre, freshwater beach and lake; and a 56-acre events grounds, which will play host to concerts, rodeos and more. There are seven paintball courses, including one that resembles a war village with six tiki huts and a crash zone, featuring airplane debris. The new facility will be open on weekends only during 2015, and hopes to expand to daily operations next year. For more information, visit: www.floridatracksandtrails.com , or call 844.743.3388.