We mentioned in our weekly Northwest events roundup that the Seattle Center is celebrating 50 years with their Next Fifty Celebration, which is kicking off tomorrow, Saturday April 21st and is sponsored by Seattle-based drugstore, Bartell Drugs. We just learned from Facebook Fan Liz that as part of this celebration, the Seattle Space Needle will be offering rides to the top for just $1! This is the price of tickets when they opened in 1962.
Make sure you check out the Space Needle Facebook page, though, as it says there are a limited number of tickets available (they don’t say how many will be released) & those tickets will be on sale starting at 7:30am Saturday morning. The tickets will be good for a specific 1 hour time slot. They will be selling tickets for different time slots during the day, so as one time slot sells out, they will move on to the next one, so you may not necessarily ride up at 7:30am. You can ask more questions on their Facebook page, though, if you have questions. This is a fantastic opportunity as Space Needle tickets are usually so pricey ($19 for an adult ticket to the Observation Deck), but I’m sure it will be a zoo. But if this is something you’ve always wanted to do & your tight budget has kept you from doing this, then make sure to get there early so you can take part! I’m hearing the weather should be better tomorrow, so let’s hope Mt Rainier is clear & beautiful for you!
There will be lots of other fun events and special promotions going on as part of The Next Fifty Celebration, so I’m sure you could make a fun day out of visiting Seattle Center tomorrow. It says on their flyer that it goes from 7:30am – 3pm, but the events list everything ending at 5pm. They have a full event calendar, with live entertainment, celebrity guests, special kids workshops & much more. I just checked the schedule & saw that the Rat City Rollergirls will be performing at the International Fountains at 4pm – I’ve heard rave reviews about them!! Everything is free at this event, with the exception of a few events.
You can check out Bartell Drug’s Mini Pavilion next to the International Fountain, too, where they will have a variety of nostalgic items from the 1962’s World Fair. They will also have a photo booth where you can take some fun pictures from the day & take home a free print. .