Space shuttles and rockets are not the only things being launched at Kennedy Space Center. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex recently launched a new web site, www.KennedySpaceCenter.com, with the help of MarketNet, a Dallas-based interactive agency!
Kennedy Space Center, NASA's launch headquarters, is the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet a veteran astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch. The driving force of the web site redesign was to bring the excitement of the complex to the Internet.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Delaware North Companies selected MarketNet to make their web site vision a reality. MarketNet incorporated a seamless blend of social networking tools, user-generated content and interactive visuals in the Web site’s design.
The new site features an engaging animated interactive map which allows web site visitors to preview the visitor complex and plan their trip. Visitors can upload their photos to the site for inclusion in one of the many online photo galleries once they return back home.
Interested in when the next launch occurs? The web site includes a launch countdown clock and an interactive calendar of activities. The new site also includes social bookmarking tools so that visitor’s can share their favorite information easily with their friends.
“We see the Web site not as just an online brochure but as a natural extension of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex experience,” said Jill Bach, founder and principal of MarketNet.
Matthew Slipkowsky, Marketing Manager for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex said "Response to the new Web site has been tremendous. We are pleased to see such a high percentage of site visitors using the new tools including the visitor photo gallery, events calendar and interactive map. “The new development allows visitors planning a trip to Central Florida to gain a much better understanding of the full scope of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex experience."
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is operated by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Inc. on behalf of NASA.
About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens at 9 a.m. Closing times vary by season. The Visitor Complex is open daily except December 25 and certain launch days. Admission includes the new Shuttle Launch Experience, Kennedy Space Center Tour, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, all exhibits, and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft, simulator rides and the world's largest collection of personal astronaut mementos. Admission is $38 + tax for adults and $28 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Commander’s Club Annual Pass is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 321-449-4444 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Banknorth Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 50,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.
About MarketNet, Inc.
MarketNet is a full-service interactive design and development company. Based in Dallas, MarketNet provides marketing, strategy, creative services, web development, application development, search marketing and analytics and reporting to its broad client base. For cutting-edge analysis and opinions on topics log onto MarketNet’s blog: http://blog.MarketNet.com/. For more information on effective websites, contact MarketNet at 972-941-3200 or www.MarketNet.com.