Saturday, May 3, 2014

More Carnival Auction Items

Folwell School PTSA has some great items for you to bid on Friday, May 9th.  Looking for day trips during the summer?  Want to go to a water park?  Or maybe you are making vacation plans? We have some great passes and discounts. Don't miss these wonderful items at the silent auction!

Nascar Sports Grille, Orlando FL
$50 gift certificate
This might seem like an odd item to have here; advertising a restaurant from Orlando Florida.  Why would anyone be interested?  Well—we do have 4 Disney Hopper passes that will be auctioned off with this item.  Does that perk your interest a bit now?  From looking at their website, the sports grille seems to be quite an entertaining sort of place equipped with NASCAR simulators, plasma TV’s, games and even a retail store.  This restaurant is not for the faint of heart!

Walt Disney World, Florida
4, One-Day Park Hopper Passes
Valued at $496
Planning a vacation to Disney World in the next 2 years?  You have got to bid for these then.  Your kids will love you for it.  These tickets can be used at the following theme parks:  Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or the Animal Kingdom.  These tickets expire within 2 years.

Lost Island Water Park in Waterloo, IA
2, Buy 1 get 1 free passes
Looking for something different?  Tired of going to Wisconsin Dells?  What is great about Lost Island is that it is closer than going to Wisconsin Dells.  By Google standards it should only take you 2 hours and 12 minutes. They have 9 major water slides, a lazy river, a
wave pool, water area with basketball, volleyball and log walk.  Also lots of slides for little ones and a tree house.  Outside the water park are go-carts, arcade, zip-line and mini-golf.  Who could ask for more?  For more information go to their website at

Water Park of America, by Mall of America
2 all day water park tickets
Value $71.90

Wild Mountain, Taylor Falls MN
2 Superday passes
Value $71.90

Chula Vista Water Park, Wisconsin Dells
4 Complimentary Chula Vista Water park Passes
Value at $119.80

Calling all water park fans!  Chula Vista has both an indoor and outdoor area.  They have 80,000 square-feet of indoor fun and boasts the fastest indoor water coaster , the Flyan Mayan.  Or maybe you just want to drift in the lazy river or play with the kids in the activity pool.  Enjoy the outside area in their wave pool, sport pool or kiddie river area.

Timbavati Wildlife Park, Wisconsin Dells
One child complimentary pass, $7
One adult complimentary pass, $10
When you are done playing in the water at Chula Vista, enjoy a close encounter with giraffe, zebra kangaroo and many more amazing animals the the Timbavati Wildlife Park.  Visit the animal nursery.  The park has Wildlife shows, camel rides, pig races a safari train and even go karts.  More info at

Timber Falls Adventure Park
2 free all day passes
Value $39.98
Next stop--Timber Falls Adventure Park.  Go on the Log Flume (coaster with 2 vertical drops landing in WATER!), bumper boats and the “hellcat” rollercoaster which claims to be one of the tallest, longest and fastest coaster in town.  Don’t like rides—no problem.  Timber Falls also has 4 different 18-hole mini golf courses with shade.

Great Lakes Aquarium, Duluth
4 General admission passes
Value $66

Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth is a freshwater aquarium featuring animals and habitats found in the Great Lakes Basin.  They want to help people connect to, value and protect the world’s waters.  They have over 15 exhibits for you to explore.  This would be a great place to stop on your North Shore Trip.  Look at for more information.

4 admissions to the William A. Irvin Steamer in Duluth MN
Value $40
I admit I had to look this up myself to learn more about this steamer.  These tickets would be a great gift for history or ship lovers. This is an old ship that carried iron ore to different Great Lakes ports for 40 years. The Irvin was retired in 1978 and is docked along the waterfront of Lake Superior. Website:

Reptile & Amphibian Discover Zoo, Owatonna
Family Four pass
Value $38
Visit one of the nation’s largest reptile attractions featuring over 150 different kinds of reptiles and amphibians, including frogs, salamanders, lizards, turtles, tortoises, snakes and crocodiles.  Find out more information at

National Eagle Center, Wabasha MN
2 admission passes and small stuffed eagle
Value $25
Looking for a day trip?  Try the National Eagle Center, located in Wabasha.  Learn all about eagles.  The NEC has live eagle programs and eagle nest cams.  You can even sign up for a scheduled field trip.  Go to their website, for more information.

Minnesota Zoo
1 zoo admission and parking passes
Value $43
Have 2 sets of these for you to bid on.

Adler Planetarium, Chicago
4 general admission passes
Value $66
Adler Planetarium is America’s first planetarium.  Enjoy the many exhibits like learning about sundials, how cultures have tried to understand the universe to cyberspace exploration.  Or take in a show and learn more about our solar system, universe and cosmos.

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
4 general passes
Value $72
The Museum of Science and Industry is the largest science center in the western hemisphere.  It home to more than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres of hands-on experiences designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.

Shedd Aquarium, Chicago
4 general passes
Value $32
The Shedd Aquarium has a lot to offer.  They have 32,500 animals that live there!  With aquatic shows, a polar play zone and their 360 degree underwater exhibits there is something always something to look at.

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