It’s quite an achievement when you receive the ‘Key to the City’, but even more so, when you receive a second key – as Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer can attest!
Dora the Explorer, who is in South Africa for her stage extravaganza, Dora Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure, kicked off her tour in Durban last week with more than just a big welcome – the feisty preschool heroine also received the official ‘Key to the City’ from the eThekwini municipality. Now, less than two weeks later, Dora has received a second key on her arrival in Cape Town ahead of the final run of the show (Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino, 15 – 17 July).
Cape Town Deputy Mayor, Ald. Ian Neilson presented the ‘Key to the City’ to Dora in a ceremony held at the Offices of the Mayor on Wednesday, 13th July 2016. “With this key to the city, Dora will always be welcome in Cape Town. It’s great that she’s come all this way to visit our beautiful city and its people,” said Ald. Nielson.
Commented Tasania Parsadh, Senior Channel Director, Nickelodeon “This will be the first time that Dora the Explorer has brought this fantastic, interactive, Broadway-style stage show to Cape Town. Dora has been warmly received wherever she goes, and what better way to mark the end of the tour than by giving Dora a warm Cape Town welcome. We are thrilled that the City of Cape Town have honoured her for her achievements around the globe, and for the joy that she has brought to so many children in South Africa.”
Isabella Pretorius (7) also attended the ceremony and couldn’t contain her excitement when she got the opportunity to meet her favourite TV heroine.
Kids and family TV favourite Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) has teamed up with Life Like Touring and Blu Blood to bring Dora the Explorer and her friends to South Africa this winter. Dora the Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure has ended in Durban and at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg (7 – 12 July) before finally dropping anchor at the Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino, Cape Town (15 – 17 July).
During the show, kids and families are invited to join Dora and her pals, Boots and Diego, on a voyage of discovery, as they embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island in search of the ultimate pirate party. Help them navigate over the Dancing Mountain and through the Silly Singing Bridge in pursuit of the Pirate Piggies. Along the way, Dora the Explorer and her fans will use their problem solving, map-reading, counting, musical, and language skills to help Dora reach Treasure Island and avoid that pesky fox, Swiper!
Dora the Explorer is a play-along, animated adventure TV series following Dora and her best friends, Boots, as they explore the world. Since its launch in 2000, Dora the Explorer has emerged as a global phenomenon, seen around the world and translated into more than 30 languages.
Tickets for Dora’s Pirate Adventure are on sale at Computicket outlets, on www.computicket.com or 0861 915 8000 and at Checkers and Shoprite stores nationwide. Tickets are also available at the Box Office at GrandWest Casino. Tickets are priced R185 - R385 (no charge for children under 1). Wheelchair access available.
For more information on Dora’s Pirate Adventure, please go to www.nickelodeonafrica.com, follow us on Twitter @NickAfrica, on Instagram @Nickelodeon_Africa, or like on Facebook at Nickelodeon. To join the conversation about the show, please use the hashtag #DoraLiveSA.
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