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2/3/2011 - "King Of Kong" Arcade Opens at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL. – Travelers of all ages at Orlando International Airport have a new amenity and customer service to enjoy. Donkey Kong gaming icon Billy Mitchell officially opened the “King of Kong” arcade in the main terminal near the food court at Orlando International Airport. To kick off the celebration, Twin Galaxies, the globally recognized authority on video game high scores and world records, took the opportunity to unveil the first ever series of gaming trading cards. The first two cards in the series feature Billy Mitchell and Walter Day for their contributions to the world of video gaming. Mitchell has numerous world records for Donkey Kong and Pac-Man while Day is revered throughout the gaming scene as the founding father of organized video game playing and competitions. The “King of Kong” arcade is home to fan favorites including “Avatar”, “Hoop Challenge” and “Air Hockey”.

“King of Kong” Billy Mitchell and Walter Day pose with giant replicas of the new trading cards
while a patron enjoys the simulation motorcycle ride.

“The year 2011 marks the 40th year since the first teenager dropped the first quarter into the first arcade coin-operated video game and started what has become a global video game sport with leagues, world records and celebrity gamers. But it wasn’t until today that video gamers finally got their own set of trading cards”, said Walter Day.


For more information contact Carolyn Fennell or Rod Johnson at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055 or call Twin Galaxies at 641-472-1949.

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