Santa’s Flight Academy, a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience that culminates with a special visit with Santa Claus, will return to Dolphin Mall from Nov. 7 through Dec. 24. The holiday attraction merges the physical and digital to provide a personalized adventure for every child.
“The beloved tradition of visiting Santa comes to life through this unique and interactive experience only available at Dolphin Mall,” said Madelyn Bello Calvar, the shopping center’s marketing and sponsorship director. “Our goal is to make every child feel like a hero at the end of this action-packed journey, as Santa’s sleigh won’t make it around the world without their help.”
Set within the North Pole, each “cadet” will receive an official flight crew badge and be instantly recognized by name upon entering Santa’s Flight Academy to become an elite member of Santa’s flight crew. From there, cadets are fitted with a virtual flight suit and will partner up with a helpful elf to inspect and power Santa’s sleigh and navigate the best course for the big day. The experience culminates with a snowfall dance party and, of course, time with Santa who will greet his crew members personally by name.
Though not required, customers are highly encouraged to create flight crew badges in advance of a visit online or through the center’s mobile app (for iPhone/Android). Badges also can be created onsite at special Santa’s Flight Academy kiosks.
Santa’s Flight Academy is free and a variety of photo packages are available for purchase, each will include a complimentary Lovepop card.
For more information, visit www.shopdolphinmall.com/events/directory.
Dolphin Mall is Miami-Dade County’s largest outlet and retail value shopping center blending the hottest concepts in theme entertainment and dining with an unparalleled offering of more than 240 value-oriented stores. Located just five miles west of Miami International Airport, shoppers can easily access the mall by taking Exit 27 off the Florida Turnpike. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with extended hours in the Ramblas entertainment area. Preview the stores, the styles and the savings at www.shopdolphinmall.com and www.facebook.com/DolphinMall.