56 Consecutive Games

Sports Illustrated Senior Editor Kostya Kennedy stopped into the WCC/360° office today to talk about our Major League Madness programs next summer. Kostya has many great stories to share about baseball! His book 56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports is a New York Times Best Seller. The book is about Joe Dimagio’s incredible 56 game hitting streak. Here is what broadcasting legend Bob Costas has to say on the book: “56-the number alone still has meaning, but there is a compelling and textured story behind it, a story that pre- and postdates the summer of 1941. Kostya Kennedy tells that story beautifully.”

A great preview of his book is on the Sports Illustrated website and can be found here. The book is is available at Amazon here.

“56” is a great read for the baseball fanatic, and a great thing to throw into your backpack while on our Major League Madness programs!

Speaking of Major League Madness, our schedules have recently been finalized with the release of the MLB schedule. Our East & Midwest program will see 12 games and visit 12 ballparks including Wrigley Field and Fenway Park. In California, you will visit 5 ballparks. For the outrageous fanatic, pair the two together and see 17 parks and games on our Combination program!

Hope to see you on the road this summer.

110 days until the season begins!

The Westcoast Blogger


This One’s For the Adrenaline Junkies …

Any amusement park enthusiast knows that there are two parks that are not to be missed – Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio and Six Flags Magic Mountain right outside of Los Angeles, California. Our trips visiting these parks next summer are in for quite a treat when they see the new additions for 2011.

Cedar Point, a park visited by our Eastcoast EncounterU.S. Explorer, Major League Madness East & Midwest, and Major League Madness Combination programs was just voted the best amusement park in the world for the 13th straight year by Amusement Today. It also home to the Best Steel Coaster in the World, Millennium Force. And, new in 2011, WindSeeker. The new ride will be a 301-foot-tall tower that spins riders nearly 30 stories above the Lake Erie shoreline. At the top, the swings will be reach speeds between 25-30 mph, flaring out almost 45 degrees from the tower.

Check out the video below:

And Six Flags Magic Mountain, a park visited by our Hawaiian Spirit just reclaimed the title from Cedar Point of having “More Coasters Than Any Other Theme Park On The Plant.” New for next summer, a revamped Superman: Escape from Krypton and two new roller coasters including the Green Lantern and a new kiddie coaster.

Check out the video below:

Ride on this summer at either of these two great parks!

The Westcoast Blogger

Do you want to be part of this experience? Visit Hawaiian islands and Canadian west coast in our 21-day Hawaii Spirit tour.