Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Donkey Kong Country Invades the LA Zoo and Botanical Gardens this Memorial Day Weekend

Hey there!  Who has any plans for this Memorial Day Weekend?  Many of us will be firing up the grill and having outdoor BBQ and others will venture off to the beach or other main attraction.  It's almost as if Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of Summer.  My plans for this weekend is to take the family to the LA Zoo!  It's been awhile since we last visited the zoo so I think it'll be a great time to check it out.  Our young one is now 3 so he's old enough to enjoy checking out the animals.  Who knows, maybe he'll enjoy spotting lions, snakes, alligatots, Donkey Kong.  Wait... What?!?!  DONKEY KONG?!  YUP!!!  This Memorial Day weekend, Nintendo has partnered up with the LA Zoo & Botanical Gardens to host an event!  How awesome is that?!  The event is taking place in the Campo Gorilla Reserve to commemorate the launch of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D on the Nintendo 3DS on May 24th, 2013.

The event will take place from Friday until Monday, Memorial Day Weekend, and it will be open to the public.  Well... open to those who have a bought a ticket to the LA Zoo, to be precise.  The event will have many fun activities that the whole family can enjoy and there will also be several demo stations where you can play Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D on the Nintendo 3DS.  And to top it off, all who attend the event will score a $5 off coupon towards the purchase of the game.  That's pretty cool, if you ask me.  I'll be attending the event as both a fan and a blogger.  
Seeing Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong takes me back!  I can't wait to play this game!
The awesome people at Nintendo have provided me a press pass for the event and I hope to capture many amazing moments on camera and film!  I also hear that a Nintendo representative will be there and will be open for interviews.  Hopefully, I'll be able to score an interview for you guys!  I'm pretty excited about attending this event.  I've been waiting for a Nintendo themed event to take place in the Los Angeles area for quite some time and finally the opportunity has presented itself.  I'm pretty stoked, to say the least!

So if you're in the Southern California area and would like to experience the LA Zoo like never before, head on over to the LA Zoo and the Botanica Gardens and hang out with Donkey Kong!  I've always been a huge fan of the Donkey Kong series and it's going to be pretty cool to hang out with Donkey Kong at the zoo!  Head on over the LA Zoo this Memorial Day weekend and play Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, get to hang out with Nintendo's #1 ape, and have yourself a great time!  If you plan on attending, let me know!  I would love to meet with some of my readers and chat it up for a bit!  Hope to see you there!  Later!


  1. cool idea by Nintendo

  2. Hey there Nagaraj! It was a great experience! I'll have a post about the event sometime this week. Thanks!


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