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FLASH FLOOD OF AWESOMESAUCE ALERT!!

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

WOWZA everybody, have we got some amazing news to share with you!!

We know everyone was pretty bummed to hear that our fireworks show was rescheduled for this Saturday, the 6th of July, and we feel just as sad as you! So we’re going to make up for that it by offering a HUGE deal to you loyal, patriotic Americans who know that the number one best thing to do on the 4th of July is hang out all day by the lake, relaxing on the beach, riding some radical water slides, and listening to some sweet, sweet jams.

Here it is, are you ready??

For the 4th of July only, EVERY SINGLE LANIERWORLD GUEST will get an ALL DAY, ALL ACCESS PASS for only $10!! WHAAAAT??? $10 for access to water slides, the beach, mini golf, the Boardwalk, EVERYTHING!!

Whew… Oh what’s that? There’s MORE?!? No way!!

IN ADDITION to that INCREDIBLE offer, we are ALSO giving out raffle tickets to those lucky ducks who swim through the gates between 10am and 2pm. What’s this raffle for, you ask? ONE. THOUSAND. DOLLARS.

You don’t have to clean your screen off, it really does say that we are literally handing out $1,000 STRAIGHT UP to one of you lucky raffle ticket holders! The drawing will be held at 6PM sharp at the BIG BEACH STAGE, and you MUST BE PRESENT to win!

Recap, $10/person ALL day, ALL access. AND if you come in before 2PM, you’ll get a raffle ticket for a $1,000 giveaway! Can you even believe it?!?

Tell your friends, tell your wife, tell everybody because we are alerting you to a straight up FLASH FLOOD of AWESOMESAUCE!!

No rainchecks, though. We’re pretty sure you know it’s going to rain.

New JULY Promotions and Specials!!

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Guess what, everyone! We have a whole NEW batch of promos and specials for the whole month of July! We kicked off the month by celebrating last year’s hottest-day-of-the-year with free ice cream ALL DAY on July 1st!!

First and foremost, we are very pleased to announce the extension of Military Appreciation Days, which we’ll commemorate every Monday through Thursday. Veterans and military personel with ID cards will get in free with a paying guest!

We’ll also be celebrating another group of our favorite people every Monday through Thursday: Grandparents!! That’s right! Now, with two paying grandkids, grandparents will get in free!

Double Coupon Mondays are now reserved for Publix, so be sure to pick up your $5 off coupons and Publix and bring them to LanierWorld where we’ll count them for $10 off!!

Our loyal Twitter followers will be excited to know that we’re continuing the Twitter Tuesday special! We started with mini beach balls and free fountain drinks, who knows what we’ll give away next!! You’ll have to follow us on Twitter to find out!

And we like that idea so much that we gave QT it’s own day as well! So now Double Coupon Tuesdays are all about the QuikTrip! Same deal as Publix, but with QuikTrip coupons on Tuesdays!

We’ve also decided to extend our Service Hero Wednesdays another month! So bring your firefighting father, your EMT mother, and your police buddy with you on Wednesdays and they’ll get in for free!

All You Can Eat Hot Dog Day - There’s nothing better than a great hot dog on a water park day, except for maybe ALL THE HOTDOGS YOU WANT!! Pay close attention to our social media sites – that’s where we’ll be announcing the news.

 

Red, White, and Luau 4th of July Celebration!

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

The fourth of July is right around the corner and we could not be more excited!! The whole holiday weekend is going to be jam-packed with music, live entertainment, dancing, awesome interactive activities, fireworks, and of course, LanierWorld water slides and fun! If you’re looking for the details on what promises to be a fabulous weekend, you’ve come to the right place!

Let’s go over the actual holiDAY first, shall we?

First and foremost, on July 4th we are super excited that Lyndsey and Axel from Atlanta radio station Rock 100.5 will be doing a live broadcast at Sunset Cove from noon to 7pm. This is actually going to be really cool because Rock 100.5 is a fantastic radio station, and Lyndsey and Axel are both a lot of fun.

From 11-3pm, our Fun Patrol will be interacting with the kids all around LanierWorld, and let us say, this is extremely fun for the kiddos.

In addition to these cool events, we’ll have live entertainment at both Gianni’s noon to 8pm, the Fun Time Players will play some great dancing music from 3-8pm, Blair Crimmins and the HULAgans will play the Sunset Stage from 4-6pm, followed by the Geeks from 7-9pm.

But it’s not just LanierWorld that will be getting the live music treatment! Legacy Lodge will have live entertainment at the Pool Side Patio from 12:30-4:30, and BULLFROGS will have live music from 6:30-10:30pm. Lounge by the pool and enjoy some great tunes before heading over to BULLFROGS for a tasty dinner!

Finally, when the sky turns dark and everyones eyes have begun to drift skyward, Lake Lanier Islands will be pleased to present a huge fireworks display for your enjoyment and in celebration of our nation’s independence!

 

Friday, July 5th also promises to be a great day, with live entertainment at the Lodge Poolside Patio, Sunset Stage, Gianni’s, and BULLFROGS from 12:30-10:30pm and alternating throughout the day. The Fun Patrol will be out and about again from 11am-3pm, and the Fun Time Players will be playing from 3-8pm.

Additionally, Friday is Flip Flop Friday, presented by Marine Max at Sunset Cove! Ditch work and come out early for drink specials and DJ requests all night long!

The No Shoes Nation ticket giveaway will be sponsored by Miller and Kicks 101.5 at Sunset Cove, too! For every Miller product you purchase, we’ll drop your name in the bucket for a raffle to win tickets to the August 3rd No Shoes Nation Kenny Chesney concert in Atlanta at the Georgia Dome!


Also on Friday we’ll be featuring two Dive In Movies! “Free Willy,” a classic from the early 90s about a boy trying to help a killer whale get back to the ocean, will play at the WavePool at 8:30pm, and “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron,” the tale of a courageous and defiant young horse in the Wild West, will play at Legacy Lodge.

 

Saturday, July 6th will be a typically enjoyable day at the Lake. Once again the Fun Patrol will be interacting with kids around the Family Fun Park from 11-3pm. Also, there will be live entertainment at Gianni’s, Legacy Lodge Poolside Patio, Sunset Stage, Boardwalk, Sunset Cafe, and BULLFROGS throughout the day beginning at noon. Our Saturdays are particularly awesome because we host Big Beach Parties on a weekly basis, so come out to Big Beach and see the Mike Veal Band from 5-9pm.

Sunday, July 7th should be excellent as well, as live music will entertain guests all over the park all day long beginning at noon.

And if you haven’t booked a plan for this holiday yet, we’ve got you covered! We are still running our GOTOFUN promo!!

From June 28-July 6, with rates starting at $149/night and INCLUDING 4 tickets to LanierWorld, this is a deal you DO NOT want to miss!!

So come on out this weekend and enjoy a magnificent staycation with us here at Lake Lanier Islands!! And hey, have a happy 4th of July!! ‘Murica!

All About Those New Access Passes!

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Today it’s all about clearing up any confusion you may have about our new Access Passes! We know this new structure might be a little tough to handle at first, but our friendly and professional staff is here for you, and we’re going to make this smooth like silk.

First of all, why is Lake Lanier implementing this new charge?

Well, based on your feedback, we’ve implemented a variety of improvements at LanierWorld that we are super pumped about. We have now completed the implementation phase, and it’s time for us begin including these awesome new features in our standard access fares. What are these new features, you ask?

We have new, more, and better entertainment! Every single day at LanierWorld we’re featuring at least one band, and often up to THREE! All over the park!! Seriously, our entertainment schedule is jam packed with rad bands, both famous and local. PLUS, we’re offering totally NEW things like the Fun Patrol and interactive kids’ entertainment!

We have extensive new food and beverage options, from all new Boardwalk dining to Bullfrog’s little cousin Tad’s! Have you ever had a Walking Taco? Try it at the Sunset Cantina on Boardwalk! Want to order pizza from Gianni’s and eat it on your boat? Order through your mobile device! Chill out by the Dockside Bar and enjoy patio dining or take your drink down to the beach!

Speaking of dockside, we’ve poured a ton of effort into renovating our Sunset Cove and Big Beach Docks. Be sure to check them out, they’re simply fantastic!

Still speaking of Dockside, you may have noticed our most obvious addition: The Boardwalk, where the Lakeside Entertainment District comes alive! There are tons of dining options just in this strip, PLUS our new Ferris wheel, carnival games, FunTime entertainment, and patio dining!

Furthermore, thanks to popular demand, we’ve extended Big Beach and pulled in even more umbrellas and beach chairs for rental, AND completely renovated and upgraded our bathrooms! For real you guys, Princess Kate would even use these things. They’re that nice.

 

Here are the 2 Access Only Pass options, each $10 per person, not including kids age 6 and under:

Option 1: Daily Dining, Retail, and Spa Access

Stroll up, buy the $10 Option One Access Pass, and we’ll immediately give you a $10 voucher that is good towards Dining/Food concessions, any of our retail shops, or our new Tranquility on the Water Spa in LanierWorld. This option DOES NOT INCLUDE Beach Access, and is valid ONLY on the day of entry.

Option 2: Daily Beach Access

Stroll up, buy the $10 Option Two Access Pass, and you get all day access to the beach, umbrellas, and beach chairs (which are first come, first serve). You ALSO get access to all our Boardwalk games and Ferris wheel, the volleyball courts, Sunset Cove and Big Beach restaurants, non-lifeguarded swim areas, AND Lakeside Links Minigolf. That is A LOT of things! This option DOES NOT INCLUDE the voucher from Option 1.

       Download our Admission Guide

Now, we know everyone will have specific questions, so we’re going to try to answer a few of those here today in, you guessed it!, HYPOTHETICAL SCENARIO TIME!!

Access Only Pass Scenarios:

You get off your awesome boat and say, “I don’t like sand in my shorts – I only want to go to the Sunset Cove Beach Cafe & Club to eat.”

Your best option is Option 1.

 

You get off your awesome boat and say, “I want to enjoy the beach all day, I LOVE building sandcastles!”

If you come more than 3 times per year, then we recommend the SEASON Beach Pass, not the Daily Beach Access PassThe SEASON Beach Pass is $35 and includes ALL the DAILY Beach Pass features, but it’s valid for the whole season, which is May-September.

If you’re just visiting today, then Option 2 is best for you. 

 

You’re walking around the beach, and you’ve, um, “forgotten” to purchase a Beach Pass:

One of our nice staff members will approach you and say, “I notice you aren’t wearing a Beach Access wristband, would you like to purchase one now? Let me direct you to the nearest purchasing booth.”

But you’re all like “I don’t want to pay for this.”

Since we’ve finished implementing all those amazing new things you saw earlier, our beach is now for patrons only. It’s cool if you want to pull up in your boat and hang out, but we’ve got a pristine beach to maintain, and if you want to use it, we need everyone to do their part – even if it is just pitching in $10 per person.

 

You get off your awesome boat and say, “I just want to get a drink.”

Are you planning on eating, too? If so, then Option 1 is best for you – it includes a food and retail voucher.

If you aren’t planning on eating, then Option 2 is best – it includes beach access so you can relax on the beach while you enjoy your beverage.

 

You get off your awesome boat and say, “My kids just want to play on the beach and build sandcastles – I’d rather just stay on my awesome boat.”

Option 2 is best for you. We do require that kids under 12 be accompanied by an adult chaperone, though. Even though kids walk around our park all day without their parents holding their hands, our beach is not patrolled by lifeguards like our waterpark is. For your kids’ safety, we’re counting on you as a responsible and super cool chaperone to help them build that rad sandcastle and just keep an eye on them while they’re on the beach.

 

You’re thinking to yourself right now, “I read/heard last week that I get a voucher when I purchase an Access Pass…”

You are describing Option 1.

 

If you have any more questions, please feel free to call us up at (770) 945-8787 or visit us online at www.lanierworld.com.

Lake Lanier Focuses on Boat Safety

Monday, May 20th, 2013

CBS Atlanta came out this weekend to cover a boating safety event at Sunset Cove, one of our premier hotspots on the lake. Lake Lanier officials hosted the event to promote awareness of two law changes for boaters.

First, the blood alcohol content for boat drivers has been lowered from .1 to .08, which is the same level for drivers on land.

“From .08 to .1 is a big jump in the level of impairment so it will be really nice to have that law consistent with what we have on the highway,” said Jason Roberson with the Department of Natural Resources.

If you’re planning on partying on the lake, then plan on a designated captain as well.

Second, kids up to age 13 are required to wear a life jacket. That’s up from the old law, wear kids up to 10 had to wear them.

This one is important, too, according to Gabriela Panasiuk of West Marine, because “Even at the age of 13 you really aren’t a fantastic swimmer. You don’t have lung capacity to hold breath for a very long time. You don’t really have the strength to swim to shore if you needed to.”

The safety event also covered refresher topics like applying adequate sunscreen, boat maintenance, and keeping safe distance between boats.

“We’re reminding people of the 100 foot rule. It seems simple, but you would be surprised how many people violate it. If people would just stay a hundred feet away from stationary objects and people in the water it would solve a lot of problems here,” said Joanna Cloud with the Lake Lanier Association.

So stay safe out there, boaters! Designate a captain, keep that blood alcohol content below .08, wear those life jackets, apply that sunscreen, keep those boats up to code, and remember the 100 foot rule!

To read more about the event, check out CBS Atlanta’s story here.

 

LANIERWORLD IS OPEN!! FINALLY!!

Monday, May 13th, 2013

You guys! LanierWorld opened this weekend and we could not be more ecstatic! We’re so pumped up we’ve been giving away daily passes and more on Facebook and Twitter all week long! In addition to those amazing give-aways, we’re kicking off the summer with our featured daily activities as of last Thursday. Here’s what’s happening at the Resort daily:

Masterpiece Mondays: These are SO MUCH FUN. Here’s the skinny: you show up, you pay $35, you get instruction from a legit instructor who teaches you all how to paint a super pretty picture (see below). And since you can paint a different picture every week, you can easily rack up a pretty impressive gallery of your own art! Or, you could sign it and tell people a famous artist painted it! (We won’t tell!)

See how they’re the same picture, but different? These two people went to the same class and came out with two unique and beautiful pictures.

The Details: 6pm every Monday at Sunset Cove; $35 includes food and drink from a select menu, all painting supplies, canvas, and instruction.

Volleyball Tuesdays: Do you love to dig, bump, set, and spike? Then we’ve got the event for you! Where else on Lake Lanier can you go play outdoor volleyball on a pristine sand beach with your friends? Enjoy pick up games at the Sunset Cove volleyball courts, and when you’re ready to take a break, check out our food and drink specials at the Sunset Cove Beach Cafe & Club!

The Details: Tuesdays, all day at Sunset Cove! Our courts are free to play on, just be friendly!

Wake ‘N Surf Wednesdays: Come check out our BRAND NEW 5 for 5 Wake ‘n Surf Wednesdays! Every Wednesday from 6 – 8 p.m., experience our new Wake the Lake Cable Park with all of your friends! For ONLY $5, you get 5 laps or 5 minutes on the entire course. Wakeboard or ski across the Cove, showing off your water sport skills! Marine Max will sponsor the event the first Wednesday of every month. Join in with the interactive water sports, instructional rides and demonstrations in the Cove. You don’t want to miss this deal of the summer!

The Details: At Sunset Cove, 6-8pm every Wednesday; $5 for 5 laps, OR $5 for 5 minutes on the course.

Low Country Boil Thursdays: Whether you’re visiting for a day or you’ve lived in the South your whole life, you have GOT to come check out our Low Country Boils. It’s the ultimate feast, combining corn on the cob, boiled red potatoes, smoked country sausage, and delicious seafood. Throw in some Old Bay seasoning and some tongs and you have, without question, one of the very best meals the South has to offer.

The Details: 6pm every Thursday at Sunset Cove. $19.95.

Flip Flop Fridays: Come hang out at Sunset Cove, where there’s drink specials and DJ requests all night! The sunset is gorgeous every time, so put your feet up by our outdoor firepits and relax the night away!

The Detsils: Fridays, 6pm, at Sunset Cove.

Big Beach Parties: Chill with your friends from 5-9 pm on Saturday nights at Big Beach as your favorite local artists perform on the floating stage. Dance with your feet in the sand, dine on pizza delivered from Gianni’s, and jam to the sweet tunes and the sunset over Lake Lanier. You can see the band line up below.

May 18 Ralph Roddenberry Band
May 25 American Flyers
June 1 The Neons
June 8 American Flyers
June 15 Sunny Moorman Trio
June 22 Mike Veal Band
June 29 Fly Betty
July 6 Mike Veal Band
July 13 American Flyers
July 20 The Neons
July 27 Haywire
Aug 3 Deep Blue Sun
Aug 10 Mike Veal Band
Aug 17 Haywire
Aug 24 American Flyers
Aug 31 Kirk Thomas Band

The Details: Saturdays, 5-9pm, Big Beach by the floating stage.

So those are the weekly events here at Lake Lanier – each and every one of them is definitely worth checking out. In addition, don’t forget about our Full Moon Parties, Wine Cruises, and other special events like Memorial Day and Independence Day!

 

Full Moon Party and a Beer Fest?? ALL IN ONE WEEKEND?!? Tell me more!!

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

WEEKEND UPDATE:

FULL MOON PARTY:

When? Where? Sunset Cove, this Friday (Tomorrow [April 26 {Tomorrow}]) at 7pm, and howlin’ until 11pm.

Grab your friends, tell your boss you’re busy, hop in the car and head on over to Sunset Cove for our NEW Full Moon Parties at Sunset Cove! Dance the night away with DJ Brian Grooms under the moon; complete with Stilt Walkers, Fire Eaters and dozens of Boardwalk Entertainers! And as always, we will have our signature fireworks to top off the night. Full Moons have been revamped and will never be the same… come check out all of the new activities going on!

MUSIC, BEACH, AND BREW FEST:

When? Where? Sunset Cove, this Saturday (The day AFTER tomorrow [April 27 {Tomorrow's tomorrow}]) at 1pm, and jammin’ until 5pm.

Put on those flippy floppies and dig your toes in the sand during our second annual Music, Beach and Brew Fest! This is going to be a party folks! Think Jimmy Buffett holds a Beer Festival with beach games and more.
In addition to unlimited samples of over 150 beers between 1:00pm and 5:00pm, Festival attendees will enjoy a beautiful day at Sunset Cove with games and top local area bands hosted by industry-leading DJ/Entertainer Gary Braner! Also on hand we will have amazing beer-inspired food and merchandise from over 20 vendors. Don’t miss out on your turn in the photo booth or your chance to win one of many prizes valued at up to $300.00 on our prize wheel (That’s easily the easiest prize you’ll ever win)!
This is a rain or shine event! Come early and grab lunch and plan to stay late as the Island comes alive at night.

Does it cost?

$38 in advance (make a note for next year, it’s a pretty big deal.)

$45 at the door

$49 early admission ticket gets you in an hour early at 12pm

Under 20? Come chill for free – if you can’t legally drink, we’re not charging you to come hang out.

Leave your pets at home (unless it’s a service animal), dogs don’t even like beer!

Designated Driver and Underage Admission: We encourage responsibility and Lake Lanier is a Great Family Venue, so we are pleased to make available this special ticket to accommodate everyone to a fun day on the Beaches of Lake Lanier Islands!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Anyone on the event grounds having entered the event under this ticket designation found to be intoxicated, in possession of, or drinking any alcoholic beverages will be escorted from the event. No refunds will be made and may be subject to arrest.

 

Hours for Lakeside Dining this Week:

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Gianni’s Italian Bistro & Pizzeria
Monday 09/10 – Closed
Tuesday 09/11 – 5pm-9pm
Wednesday 09/12 – Closed
Thursday 09/13 – Closed
Friday 09/14 – Closed
Saturday 09/15 – Closed
Sunday 9/16 – Closed

Gianni’s Delivery (678) 400-3139
Monday 09/10 – 5p-10p
Tuesday 09/11 – 5p-10p
Wednesday 09/12 – 5p-10p
Thursday 09/13 – 5p-10p
Friday 09/14 – 5p-11p
Saturday 09/15 – 5p-1am
Sunday 9/16 – 5p-10p

Sunset Cove
Monday 09/10 – 4p-9p
Tuesday 09/11 – 4p-9p
Wednesday 09/12 – 4p-9p
Thursday 09/13 – 4p-9p
Friday 09/14 – 11a-9p
Saturday 09/15 – 11a-12a
Sunday 9/16 – 11a-9p

Fireworks on Sunday Night

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Be sure to come out on Sunday night, September 2nd, and enjoy the fireworks with us here at Lake Lanier Islands. Fireworks will begin after dark.

Sunset Cove & Gianni’s: Hours for the Week of 08/27-09/02

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

As the Summer season comes to a close and Fall begins to get closer and closer, we will be updating our hours of operation weekly for our beachside dining options here at Lake Lanier Islands. Stay up-to-date on everything going on here at the Islands by checking in with our blog often!

 

Monday 8/27 – 5pm-9pm
Tuesday 8/28 – 5pm-9pm
Wednesday 8/29 – Closed
Thursday 8/30 – Closed
Friday 8/31 – Closed
Saturday 9/1 – 11am-10pm
Sunday 9/2 – 11am-10pm
Monday 8/27 – 4pm-9pm
Tuesday 8/28 – 4pm-9pm
Wednesday 8-29 – 4pm-9pm
Thursday 8/30 – 4pm-9pm
Friday 8/31 – 11am-9pm or later
Saturday 9/1 – 11am-11pm or later
Sunday 9/2 – 11am-9pm or later