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Contact(s):
Kenny Karst ~ PR Manager
DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc.
209.372.1445 | kkarst@dncinc.com
Reservations: 801.559.4949
www.YosemitePark.com
01.26.2009

Temperatures Drop ~ So Do Rates at Yosemite National Park’s Curry Village

Focus on Fahrenheit Means Tent Cabin Lodging Rates Equal Lowest Temperature

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., (January 23, 2009) - Who would have thought you could save money on lodging by watching the mercury in your thermometer retreat into its glass bulb? It’s true ~ winter temperatures are translating into lower midweek rates for unheated tent cabins in Yosemite’s historic Curry Village.

To celebrate the change in seasons, all guests who book the Temp-RATE-ture Special will receive a reduced rate in an unheated tent cabin based on the previous night’s recorded low. If the temperature is 17 degrees, you pay $17 per night. And yes, if the Fahrenheit falls below zero, we’ll pay YOU the difference to stay overnight.

“This is a really fun way to get that word out that the pristine winter season is a beautiful reason to visit YosemiteYosemite,” said Curry Village General Manager Brett Archer. “We’re located near Glacier Point with a spectacular view of Half Dome and easy access to all of Yosemite Valley and the Badger Pass Ski Area attractions. This time of year the mountain air is crisp, cold, clean, and feels wonderful in your lungs. It’s truly magical.”

Here’s how the fun works: guests booking the Temp-RATE-ture Special will spend the night in a classic, Curry Village unheated tent cabin. The program dates run from now through April 30, 2009. Available weekend dates (Fridays and Saturdays) may be obtained through March 22, and midweek dates (Sundays through Thursdays) may be booked from March 30 through April 30. This offer is not available on holidays and blackout dates apply.

The reservation will be held with a deposit of $39. However, the rate for an unheated tent cabin will be based on the previous night’s low, measured in degrees Fahrenheit each night, with a maximum cost of $39. Rates will be adjusted each morning.

The low temperature is determined based on the National Park Service (NPS) data collected at http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?YYV (once there, click on the Daily YYV Data at the lower right). In the event that the NPS website does not record the night’s low, we will determine the rate based on the most recently recorded low.

Guests may obtain more information and book tent cabins in Curry Village by calling Yosemite Central Reservations at 801-559-4949, or by visiting www.YosemitePark.com.

Curry Village is operated by DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, an affiliate of Delaware North Companies and the authorized National Park Service concessioner responsible for lodging, dining, guest recreation, retail stores, and transportation in Yosemite National Park.


About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, a leading hospitality provider with significant experience in hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations. The company’s portfolio includes historic properties in North America, such as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks; Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds; Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa; Niagara Falls State Park; Jones Beach; Plaza del Pasado in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake; The Balsams Grand Resort; and The Gideon Putnam Resort. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ expertise in the hospitality industry, visitwww.dnchospitalitymgt.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.

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