Gulf of Mexico tourists undeterred by the oil spill are flocking to Baytown, TX after mysterious commercial airs locally. It seems that national media coverage has been mounting as a result of a recent Baytown, TX commercial aired featuring a Beau Geste theme to promote the city’ recently opened water park, Pirate’s Bay.
The Pirates Bay Water Park TV commercial stars Baytown city employee (Donovan O’Connor) as a rugged French Foreign Legionnaire lost in the desert has already generated more than 5,000 views on YouTube. Currently, the cutting edge commercial is being seen in tens of thousands of homes throughout the Greater Houston area, officials said.
Recreation specialist, Donovan O’Connor, was chosen by the Baytown Parks & Recreation Department to play the “Beau Geste”-like character to promote Pirates Bay Water Park, 5300 East Road.
“Apparently, the blonde hair helped a lot,” the 27-year-old said with a grin. “I’m lucky because they let me go two weeks without having to cut my hair or shave to get ready for the role.”
As the plot unfolds, O’Connor can be seen stumbling across the desert looking for water dressed as a member of the French Foreign Legion. O’Connor then suddenly views a welcomed oasis, which turns out to be Baytown’s Pirate’s Bay Water Park.
“The commercial is the most ambitious promotional effort the city has launched,” according to Kylie Wilson, assistant director for Baytown’s Parks & Recreation Department. “Really this is one of the biggest attractions we have ever had,” said Wilson, who’s been with the city for 10 years. “There has not been anything in close proximity to this scale.”
Pirate’s Bay Water Park is rapidly becoming a favorite vacation destination for tourists and travelers visiting the Texas Gulf Coast. To find more information and details, please visit http://www.baytown.org/piratesbay/index.htm
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