Industry News | March 16, 2009

'Splash of Fun' Comes to Planet Smoothie

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Planet Smoothie announced today its second annual partnership with Aquatica, SeaWorld's one-of-a-kind waterpark.

The highlight of this year's collaboration is the "Splash of Fun" Sweepstakes, including a grand prize getaway to Aquatica and SeaWorld for a family of four. The grand prize includes admission to both parks, hotel stay for three days and two nights, a private cabana at Aquatica, Banana Beach Cookout meal vouchers, a behind-the-scenes animal interaction at SeaWorld, and an Aquatica gift bag. Other prizes include Aquatica and SeaWorld combo packs for two and Aquatica gift bags. Customers may register for a chance to win at any participating Planet Smoothie location through May 15, 2009.

"We are excited to partner once again with Aquatica," says Jason Mann, Planet Smoothie Orlando master franchisee. "Aquatica's exhilarating water slides, tranquil sandy beaches, and breathtaking animal exhibits align perfectly with Planet Smoothie's emphasis on refreshing, natural and healthy lifestyles."

Back by popular demand, Planet Smoothie's culinary team and Aquatica are reintroducing customized flavored smoothies to celebrate the park's South Seas inspiration. "Papa" the spoonbill, "Roa" the Kiwi bird, and "Ihu" the gecko symbolize the playful, carefree nature of Aquatica. These animal characters -- derived from New Zealand's Maori culture -- bring to life Aquatica's whimsical feel and family atmosphere.

Smoothie Creations

-- Papa's Peach Beach Delight is a mouth-watering combination of peach, strawberry, yogurt and sherbet. Distinctive for its smooth blend of sherbet and yogurt, Papa's Peach Beach Delight embodies a leisurely beach- combing attitude, represented by Aquatica's Spoonbill icon "Papa."

-- Roa's Refreshing Pineapple Breeze is a tangy pineapple, orange juice and strawberry mixture. This smoothie exudes a go-with-the-flow appeal, symbolized by Aquatica's Kiwi bird character "Roa."

-- Ihu's Invigorating Strawberry Splash combines the sweet flavor of strawberries with the tart taste of lemons. The Invigorating Strawberry Splash is a tribute to "Ihu," Aquatica's gecko icon and an adventure-filled spirit.

All three creations are available for a limited time only from March 15 - May 15, 2009, at Planet Smoothie's participating Florida stores only.