Ripley's Believe It or Not! Opens First Show in Africa

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  • Orlando, FL (1888PressRelease) July 29, 2015 - Ripley's Believe It or Not! has returned to Africa for the first time since Robert Ripley - the modern day Marco Polo - traveled the continent in 1933.

    Ripley's, in conjunction with Word4Word Marketing in South Africa, is opening a year-long, 12-city travelling show on July 31. The new show will visit a dozen shopping malls in several provinces.

    Visitors will be able to explore 15 different pods, each with a unique theme and packed with artifacts, interactive exhibits and infographics. All together there are more than 130 exhibits from the Ripley's collection.

    The show even has some of the artifacts Robert Ripley acquired on his 1933 trek through Africa from Cairo to Durban, as well as original artwork that he drew when he was there.

    "As a company, we're very excited to bring Ripley's collection of the odd, the unusual and the unbelievable back to Africa," said Edward Meyer, Ripley's VP of Exhibits and Archives. "The show delivers the best of Ripley's while featuring his personal discoveries from South America, Asia and Africa over 80 years ago."

    For more on Ripley's new show, visit or follow the tour on Facebook.

    Media Contacts
    United States:
    Edward Meyer
    VP, Exhibits & Archives
    Ripley Entertainment Inc.
    407-345-8010 - office
    407-492-8256 - cell
    meyer ( @ ) ripleys dot com

    South Africa:
    Philip du Preez
    Imagine Possible!
    +27 (0)83 383-5005
    Philip.dupreez ( @ ) imaginepossible dot co dot za

    Kristi Maree
    Word4Word Marketing
    Kristi ( @ ) word4word dot

    About Ripley Entertainment
    Ripley's Believe It or Not! is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. ( family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment. More than 13 million people visit its 95-plus attractions in 10 countries each year. In addition to its 32 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in 42 countries. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.

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