Georgia’s LanierWorld Gets Ready to Debut its Own Summer Blockbuster


Having celebrated a wildly successful “soft opening” of its boldest and brightest attraction during the snow-themed Winter Adventure at LanierWorld, Georgia lakeside resort – Lanier Islands – is excited to dazzle summertime guests of its beach, boardwalk and waterpark entertainment district beginning May 21. For those who did not get a sneak peek of this newest star to hit the boardwalk during the holidays and winter months, they will undoubtedly be awestruck to see 50’ x 80’ of high definition digital awesomeness at center stage inside the park. From its perch high above Big Beach, the all NEW Spectacular Screen will regularly show music videos, cartoon shorts and full-length feature films throughout the summer. Patrons of LanierWorld can boat up to the docks or gather on the sand in this lakeside homage to the drive-in theaters of yesteryear.

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Every seat is the best seat in the house thanks to the introduction of the Spectacular Screen – high above the beach at Lanier Islands’ LanierWorld

“To give you some perspective as to its size, the typical drive-in movie screen was just 65’x33’,” explained Cindy Wahl, Director of Marketing for Lanier Islands. “Based on the response we’ve received to date, we have no doubt that this latest addition to our landscape will be a big hit with guests. The state-of-the-art ultrabright outdoor theater screen is highly visible on even the sunniest days, and really lights up the night as families wind down on the beach following a day spent running around the park. They can pick up a pizza from Gianni’s-To-Go and sit in a cluster of lounge chairs while taking in a show for an entirely fun, new family tradition. The Spectacular Screen will take our Dive In Movies – which used to be shown on a much smaller screen near the wave pool – to an entirely new level.”


Wahl pointed to last year’s debuts of the CAT 4 Tube Slide and Thunderbolt Triple Zipline as the perfect complement to the 2016 introduction of the Spectacular Screen. In addition to the Spectacular Screen, guests can look forward to a wild and completely novel experience on the beach at Sunset Cove with the introduction of Battle Ball* – where participants are invited to not only PLAY ball, but to BE the ball as they don one of 16 inflatable life-size sphere and attempt to run, bounce and roll their way to victory. Of course, LanierWorld fans can still expect to find all of their favorite attractions and waterslides, including WildWaves wave pool, The Wibit Aquatic Obstacle Course, Lakeside Links Miniature Golf, Raging River, Double Down, Blackout, Typhoon, Twister, Intimidator, Triple Threat, FunDunker and more. Fan favorite eateries and drinking holes will be returning, as well – including Sunset Cove Beach Café & Club, Gianni’s Italian Bistro, Tad’s Lakeside Grille, Dockside Bar, Boardwalk Cantina, Dog & Draft, Tiki Hut, Saltwater Shack and Fire & Ice, just to name a few.


“In addition to cartoons, videos and movies, the Spectacular Screen will occasionally feature major sporting events – transforming our Sunset Cove and Gianni’s decks from the hottest hotspots on Lake Lanier into two of the coolest ‘sports bars’ in the Southeast,” said Wahl. “It puts all other big screen TVs to shame. We believe it will prove the next best thing to actually being there, and can hardly wait to share it with our guests.”


To learn more about what LanierWorld has in store for its visitors during Summer 2016, view the calendar of events and purchase season passes ahead of the season, interested parties are invited to visit To keep up-to-date on the latest information and take part in contests, fans are encouraged to “like” Lanier Islands on Facebook.

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