“There will be musicals such as Cats and Wheel, Wheel, One Big Mill, or Vinco the Postman. Hrebienok will be a centre with the highest number of bear friends per square kilometre and we hope the weather will be on our side. All four festival days will be about kids, family relaxation but also education and dance lessons. Children can enjoy 10 animation stations focused on sharp eyes, memory, precision and skilfulness of baby bears. A traditional inflatable climbing wall, rope obstacles such as a bear cage, a climbing net between trees and a station called ´A bear grubbing in a container´ will not be missing. Every kid who brings their teddy bear will get a small present. The organising team of the Bear Days will be focusing on managing the traffic situation. In cooperation with the city and traffic police department, we have prepared 14 parking areas that are marked on a map and published on www.vt.sk and www.regiontatry.sk. There will be mobile temporary traffic signs and the traffic changes in Starý Smokovec will be well marked. The funicular operates regularly from Starý Smokovec to Hrebienok where the festival takes place and people can also walk up along a marked trail or an asphalt road,” informed Lukáš Brodanský from Tatry mountain resorts, a.s.
If all car parks in Starý Smokovec become full, a temporary car park at the Raimund guest house will be used and free shuttle busses will be operating from there to the bus station of Starý Smokovec. For more details about the programme and reduced-rate multiple-day funicular tickets, please visit www.vt.sk.
Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. (TMR) is the leader in tourism in Central and Eastern Europe; it owns and operates attractive mountain resorts, amusement parks, restaurant facilities, sports services, shops and hotels. In the Low Tatras TMR owns and operates the resort Jasná Nízke Tatry and hotels Wellness hotel Grand Jasná, Boutique Hotel Tri Studničky, Chalets Jasná De Luxe, Hotel Srdiečko, and Hotel Rotunda. TMR is also the owner of Aquapark Tatralandia, the largest Slovak aquapark with year-round operation, which besides water entertainment includes Tropical Paradise, a special tropical indoor hall with sea water, as well as Fun Park, and accommodation in bungalows and apartments of Holiday Village Tatralandia. In the High Tatras TMR owns and operates the resort Vysoké Tatry with mountain areas of Tatranská Lomnica, Starý Smokovec, and Štrbské Pleso, which TMR co-manages. In the High Tatras TMR also owns hotels Grandhotel Praha Tatranská Lomnica, Grandhotel Starý Smokovec, Hotel FIS Štrbské Pleso and Mountain hotel Hrebienok. TMR also owns a 9.5 % share in Melida, a.s., which leases and operates the resort Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic. TMR also leases and operates the ski resort Ještěd. In Poland TMR owns a 97% share in the mountain resort Szczyrkowski Ośrodek Narciarski S.A. (SON), a 75% share in a company that owns and operates Silesian Amusement Park (Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko) and a 7.3% share in an amusement-educational project via the Polish company Korona Ziemi Sp. z.o.o. TMR also owns and leases hotels Slovakia, Kosodrevina, Liptov and Ski&Fun Záhradky a Bungalovy to third parties. By the end of 2017, more than EUR 300 mil. had been invested into development and modernisation of TMR’s resorts. TMR shares are traded on three European stock exchanges – in Bratislava, Prague, and Warsaw.