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Give Kids The World is introducing the Behind The Themes tour series where you’ll get an exclusive look at the cutting-edge technologies found in Orlando’s theme parks and theme parks around the world. Discover how your favorite rides are created and built! Explore the artistic and mechanical wizardry behind the most exciting attractions on earth.

Behind the Themes is your chance to see first-hand how theme-park magic becomes real!

All ticket sales help Give Kids The World Village provide dream vacations for critically ill children and their families.

Tours have been scheduled at Sally Corporation, Bob’s Space Racers, Fun Spot America and Skyline Attractions. Each of the tours are $50 and include lunch and an opportunity for a Q&A with the leadership of the companies.

Fun Spot America Orlando (July 28th at 8:00am): Fun Spot America is a group of amusement parks located in Orlando and Kissimmee, Florida. Since 1979, the group has owned and operated a number of amusement parks with go-karts, roller coasters, arcades and more. On this exclusive Behind The Themes tour, you’ll get to walk the tracks of Fun Spot’s wooden coaster, explore its go-kart course, and meet the Fun Spot leadership team.

Sally Corporation (June 30th at 10:30am): Founded in 1977, Sally Corporation began as an animatronic production company to help market corporate brands in a unique and entertaining way. Since then, Sally has evolved into the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of animatronics and so-called “dark rides” — indoor rides that carry guests past a series of sets.

Bob’s Space Racers (August 21st at 10:00am): Bob’s Space Racers offers over 40 years of experience providing games and management services throughout the world. Since 1971, when they developed Whac-A-Mole, Bob’s Space Racers have been creating new and exciting games. (PLEASE NOTE - The date for this event was changed to August 21st, not August 22nd as noted on the sign up form)

Skyline Attractions (September 15th at 10:00am): Based in Orlando, Skyline Attractions strives to be the premier manufacturer of quality, American-built rides. The company sold its Skywarp, one of the amusement industry's most anticipated new attractions, to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA, which is set to open this year as Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster.

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