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October 5, 2018

SEAWORLD ORLANDO DEBUTS NEW PASS PROGRAM, KICKS OFF 2019 “BEST YEAR EVER”


More events, more thrills, more rides and more value than ever before

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2018) – SeaWorld and Aquatica Orlando today kicked off its “Best Year Ever” promoting a bustle of activity taking place at both parks over the next few months and throughout 2019. They also unveiled a new Annual Pass program with more benefits and new lower prices.

The grand opening of SeaWorld’s record-breaking thrill ride Infinity Falls, served as the start of a year that will be filled with an unprecedented number of new and expanded experiences at the parks.

Responding to guest demand for more value and choices, SeaWorld created the new Annual Pass program with more flexibility for guests to pick the Pass with the benefits they want most, such as unlimited admission, parking, free guest tickets, in park discounts and more.  The SeaWorld Annual Pass does not require a down payment and for a limited time, introductory prices start as low as $9.99 per month for Florida residents. Combination passes with Aquatica, and Busch Gardens and Adventure Island in Tampa, provide even more savings.

“We have dropped the price of an Annual Pass by as much as 30 percent,” said SeaWorld Orlando President Mark Pauls, “We have made it easier and more affordable for our guests to experience all of the excitement of SeaWorld and Aquatica this year.”

The Annual Passes, now divided into four tiers, allow guests to choose the Pass with the benefits they most desire:

• BRONZE PASS | Flexibility equals savings. While some blockout dates apply, guests save on parking, dining, and more.
• SILVER PASS | Membership made easy. Unlimited admission, free parking, one free guest ticket, and extra benefits.
• GOLD PASS | Big savings, best value. Save more with free Preferred parking, two free guest tickets, bigger discounts, plus valuable extras like a free animal encounter, free PhotoKey™ annual pass and more.
• PLATINUM PASS | The ultimate way to play and save. Add unlimited admission to 11 SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Parks nationwide, free ride-again privileges, reserved show seating and more.


“Today is the beginning of an incredible and action-packed year ahead,” Pauls said “We are bringing our guests more events, more rides, more thrills, and more value than ever before, and of course, the new Annual Pass is the best way to take advantage of it all.”

Among the reasons to visit, SeaWorld introduced new rides coming to the Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando attraction, a new Aquatica water slide and a packed event line-up.  The park announced that details about each of the newly unveiled attractions will be shared in the coming months.

MORE EVENTS

SeaWorld’s event line-up is kicking it up a notch with events on the schedule every weekend from now through the end of 2019.  All of the guest favorites are returning, with even more dates, more food, more beer, more concerts and more to love.

MORE RIDES

SeaWorld’s record-breaking new thrill ride, Infinity Falls™ officially opened today. The ride is just one part of this new realm, which boasts a new shop, fun and educational interactive games and the park’s new restaurant, Waterway Grill. 

Earlier this year, SeaWorld announced the groundbreaking news that Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando is coming in Spring of 2019.  Guests will be able to take a walk down Sesame Street for the very first time, connecting families to all of the fun, laughter and learning of the world famous street.  In addition a daily parade, play areas and opportunities to mingle with Sesame Street characters, SeaWorld announced today that this area will feature six colorful, themed rides, including Elmo’s Choo Choo Train, Cookie Drop, Abby’s Flower Tower, Super Grover’s Box Car Derby, Big Bird’s Twirl ‘n’ Whirl and Slimey’s Slider.

MORE THRILLS

In 2019 Aquatica will become the most thrilling waterpark in Florida with the opening of the new thrill slide KareKare Curl™. Holding two passengers per raft, this new slide delivers a high-adrenaline, weightless adventure. With the addition of KareKare Curl™ Aquatica Orlando will become the thrill leader among Florida waterparks, with more high thrill rides than any other.

Aquatica celebrated its 10th anniversary this year and had the distinction of being named the USA’s No. 1 waterpark in a nationwide poll.  Ray Rush™, the park’s newest attraction, was recently named the world’s best new water ride. 

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The company is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, behavioral training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 33,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.

The company owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company. Visit www.seaworldentertainment.com for more information.

Aquatica Orlando
From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches, Aquatica Orlando, delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind waterpark is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring 42 slides, rivers and lagoons and 84,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches. And Experience Ray Rush™ - the fully-loaded water adventure with three ways to slide, splash and soar like never before-recently voted the best new waterslide of 2018. Aquatica, offers exclusive attractions that promise unlimited fun, sending guests on amazing undersea adventures. Aquatica Orlando was recently voted America’s Best Water Park by USA Today readers in the publication’s annual 10 BEST awards.