Sunday 3 June 2012

Entries to become the Ice Age 4-D Junior Weather Idol at Alton Towers now open !

Calling all parents of kids aged 7-12 ! Alton Towers, in partnership with The Met Office and ITV, are searching for kids to become the youngest ever weather presenter. The shortlisted entrants will be invited into the Ice Age 4D cinema in July to do a live audition with real snow, rain, bubbles and wind and will be judged by a Met Office spokesperson and Scrat the squirrel himself! The overall winner will win a behind the scenes tour of the Met Office and get to record their own weather forecast in the ITV weather studio. If that wasn’t enough they also get to visit the UK's only kiddies radio station- Fun Kids Radio –and pre-record the weather bulletin for that day. Sounds like a fabulous prize so read on to find out how to enter.



Resort partners with the Met Office and ITV to find the nation’s youngest meteorologist to test the conditions of its latest park attraction

To celebrate the arrival of its coolest attraction yet, Ice Age The 4-D Experience, Alton Towers Resort has teamed up with the Met Office and ITV to launch a nationwide search for the UK’s youngest ever weather presenter. Entries to become the Ice Age 4-D Junior Weather Idol are open now!

Entries will be narrowed to ten budding meteorologist finalists who will then attend an audition on-site at Alton Towers Resort’s 4-D Cinema.  The young meteorologists will have to keep their cool as they present the weather in front of a panel of professionals inside the nation’s only sub-zero cinema. With the cinema’s icy blasts, freezing snow, gusty winds and rain, it’s sure to be a mammoth challenge.  Manny himself would agree! 

The Ice Age 4-D Junior Weather Idol panel of professionals is comprised of Met Office meteorologists, Alton Towers Resort representatives and even Scrat from the Ice Age films. The grand prize winner of the Weather Idol competition will have the amazing opportunity to film their own weather report at the Met Office and ITV’s weather studio and record a real-life weather bulletin to be broadcasted on Fun Kids Radio, the UK’s only radio station for kids.  

Mona Lukha, Met Office Broadcast Manager said: “Presenting the weather is not as easy at it looks and in the extreme conditions of the Alton Towers Resort’s 4-D cinema, it will be even harder. This is a great opportunity for budding weather presenters to experience for themselves what it’s like to present out on location. ”

For your chance to be one of the Ice Age 4-D Junior Weather Idol finalists, enter at:

Ice Age The 4-D Experience launched at Alton Towers on 24th March, in association with Fox Consumer Products.  This completely immersive 4-D experience takes the Ice Age action from the big screen and brings it directly to the viewer by combining 3-D film elements from the third film in the franchise with an exhilarating display of synchronized physical effects. Guests can feel the cold blasts of the arctic winds, sense the vibrations when a stampeding Mother T-Rex goes bounding by them, and much more!  

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