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March 14, 2019

Seven Manatees Get a Second Chance at Life Following Months of Rehabilitation and Care Multiple Facilities Come Together to Provide Specialized Care


Orlando, Fla. (March 11, 2019) -- Seven rescued manatees are getting a second chance at life after months of rehabilitation, thanks to the dedicated efforts of multiple facilities including SeaWorld Orlando, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium,  the Jacksonville Zoo and GardensSouth Florida Museum U.S Fish and Wildlife and The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).   All are a part of the Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP), a cooperative group of non-profit, private, state, and federal entities who work together to monitor the health and survival of rehabilitated and returned manatees.

All seven of the manatees were tagged prior to release, allowing Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute to monitor their movements, contributing to ongoing research and conservation of the species.

March 10, 2019

SESAME STREET AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO OPENING DATE ANNOUNCED


Get ready to walk down Sesame Street for the very first time at SeaWorld Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 6, 2019) – Announced today, the Grand Opening of the six acre world-class attraction, Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando, will take place on March 27. For the very first time, take a walk down Sesame Street and bring your family to the neighborhood your favorite furry friends call home. Take a stroll down Sesame Street and stop by the famous stoop at 123. Explore the inside of Hooper’s Store, then head for big fun at Big Bird’s Nest.

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando is exactly as you imagined, and with an award-winning parade, wet and dry play areas, rides, and an interactive neighborhood, it’s more fun than you could ever dream. Come play and learn with Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby and all of their furry friends!

March 3, 2019

MORE ARTISTS ANNOUCED FOR SEAWORLD’S SEVEN SEAS FOOD FESTIVAL


All concerts included with theme park admission

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 1, 2019) – Guests visiting SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival can enjoy world-class entertainment each Saturday and Sunday at Bayside Stadium, all included with theme park admission.  Today, SeaWorld has announced additional performances to look forward to:

February 13, 2019

SEAWORLD ORLANDO RESCUES JUVENILE MANATEE


Less than one year after return to local waters, “Buckeye” is back at SeaWorld’s Critical Care Facility

Orlando, Fla. (February 13, 2019) – Yesterday, late on February 12, an orphaned manatee, rescued and rehabilitated by the SeaWorld Rescue Team and partner facilities in 2015, is back at SeaWorld Orlando after teams were alerted to an unaccountable weight loss in the juvenile male. 
Buckeye was first rescued - orphaned and underweight - in Daytona Beach, Florida in September, 2015.  He spent more than two years with the SeaWorld animal care team for extended rehabilitation and care, including round the clock attention and bottle feedings.  He was transferred to the Jacksonville Zoo as part of the Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP) in late 2017 and was returned to Blue Springs State Park in March 2018 more than 600 lbs. heavier, a healthy weight to be able to thrive in a natural environment, especially during colder winter months. 

January 30, 2019

SEAWORLD ORLANDO’S FIRST COLD STRESSED MANATEE OF THE YEAR ARRIVES


Rescued male suffering from hypothermia as local water temperatures drop

Orlando, FL (January 30, 2019) – As much of the country prepares for dangerously cold temperatures this week, rescue teams in Florida are starting to see the effects of low water temperatures on the state’s manatee population.   
Late yesterday, a 725 lb. sub-adult male manatee arrived to SeaWorld Orlando’s critical care animal hospital, suffering from symptoms of cold stress including abbesses and dehydration. The manatee was rescued in Lake Griffin near Eustis, Florida, in the center of the state, by Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC), Sea2Shore and a local chapter of the Save the Manatee Club.  After a field assessment, the animal was transported to the park where veterinarians started medical treatment and rehabilitation including antibiotics, fluids and other supportive care.

January 26, 2019

SEAWORLD’S SEVEN SEAS FOOD FESTIVAL SERVES UP EXCITEMENT WITH ARTIST LINEUP


First wave of performances announced for February and March

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 24, 2019) – SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival returns this year with more dates than ever.  Guests are invited to sip and sample their way around the world of international street food traditions every weekend from February 9 through May 5.  New this year, starting on February 15, guests will be able to enjoy Seven Seas on Friday evenings from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with all food and drink booths available to visit. 

Enjoy local craft beers and exciting new flavors while exploring culinary marketplaces throughout the park. A complete menu of the Seven Seas Food Festival dishes and drinks can be found online here.

December 21, 2018

Get a Peek Behind-the-Scenes at SeaWorld’s Inside Look


First-time-ever access features some of the least seen and most interesting portions of the park weekends January 12-27 with special guests Guy Harvey, Chris Fischer and Jack Hanna

ORLANDO, Fla. (December 18, 2018) – At SeaWorld Orlando’s Inside Look, hear and see, firsthand, what goes into providing world-class animal care from the people who do it every day.  Guests that visit on January weekends 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 can go behind-the-scenes for an “inside look” at what it takes to maintain a premier zoological institution like SeaWorld Orlando.  This truly first-time-ever access features six of the least seen and most interesting portions of the park.  Guests are invited to visit all six locations, collecting stamps to earn an exclusive Expert Explorer’s Pin.  Inside Look tours are available at each location at various times throughout the day.

Special Guest appearance on the weekends will feature Guy Harvey (January 12-13), OCEARCH founder Chris Fischer (January 19-20) and Jack Hanna (January 26-27).  

December 10, 2018

SeaWorld Rescue Team and Partners Rescue Manatee in South Carolina


Orlando, Fla. (December, 2018) -- Members of the SeaWorld Rescue team traveled to South Carolina last week, where in collaboration with multiple organizations – they assisted in the rescue and relocation of a large male manatee.  The rescued animal was transported to the Jacksonville Zoo and is being treated for cold stress. 

Following close coordination with the Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) staff authorized the rescue operation that included SeaWorld Orlando’s rescue team. Support for the rescue came from a broad range of agencies and organizations, including:  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff from Jacksonville, Charleston, Ernest F. Hollings - ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), and Cape Romain NWR, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Sea to Shore Alliance, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), Clearwater (FL) Marine Aquarium, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, the University of Florida Aquatic Animal Health Program, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - National Ocean Services - Charleston, and the National Marine Mammal Foundation. WestRock Company (Charleston) provided logistic support for the rescue.

December 7, 2018

2019 EVENT LINE-UP KICKS OFF WITH THE RETURN OF THREE KINGS CELEBRATION


Three Kings Celebration Brings Cherished Traditions and Festive Cuisine to Orlando Jan. 1 - 6

ORLANDO, Fla. (December 6, 2018) – In honor of the cherished tradition of Latin cultures, families are invited to help us commemorate the arrival of the Three Wise Men as only SeaWorld can. Enjoy extended opportunities to see O Wondrous Night® and Sea of Trees, partake in authentic festive cuisine, and best of all see the Three Kings and camels take the stage as they share the tale of their journey. SeaWorld’s Three Kings Celebration is included with park admission and begins at 11 a.m. daily, Jan. 1 – 6, continuing through park close.

·         Tale of the Three Kings - Join the Three Wise Men at a live nativity scene depicting the arrival of the Three Kings. A storyteller will share the tale of their journey and the traditions of the Three Kings holiday to park guests. This presentation, featuring live animals, will take place several times throughout the day and offer a truly special photo opportunity for park guests.

November 16, 2018

SEAWORLD ANNOUNCES EXPANDED EVENT LINEUP FOR 2019


52 Weeks of Events Add to Park’s “Best Year Ever”

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2018) – New events and expanded favorites will give guests something special to experience every week of 2019 at SeaWorld Orlando.

Next year’s lineup includes the following exciting, tasty and family-friendly events, all included with an Annual Pass and theme park admission:

Three Kings Day Celebration: Daily, Jan. 1 – 6
Families are invited to help commemorate the arrival of the Three Wise Men during SeaWorld’s Three Kings Day celebration. This festive event brings SeaWorld’s holiday season to an incredible close with specialty cuisine and celebratory experiences that honor the cherished traditions of Latin cultures.

October 27, 2018

SEAWORLD’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION RETURNS WITH MORE LIGHTS THAN EVER BEFORE


Over 3 Million Sparkling Lights to Deck the Halls at SeaWorld Orlando Nov. 17 – Dec. 31

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 25, 2018) – This holiday season, there are more reasons than ever to join the merriment of SeaWorld’s Christmas CelebrationGuests of all ages can delight over scrumptious food, stunning live shows, and joyful entertainment inspired by the natural world as they create treasured memories together. Over 3 million sparkling lights will shine bright during the festive Christmas event, offered select dates from Nov. 17 to Dec. 31.
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration Offerings – Event Days: Nov. 17-25, 30, Dec. 1-2, 7-9, 14-31
·        New for 2018 - Dine with Santa at Shamu Stadium – Enjoy a warm-hearted holiday experience and meet Santa Claus as family memories are made at this all-new dining experience. The buffet style dinner features a taste-tempting menu of traditional holiday favorites and delicious desserts. Guests will also receive reserved seating to Winter Wonderland on Ice. Prices start at $40 and can be purchased online in advance at SeaWorldOrlando.com.

October 16, 2018

NOVEMBER EVENT LINEUP AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO

Jack Hanna Weekend: Nov. 3 – 4,
Craft Beer Festival: Weekends, Nov. 3 – 11,
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration: Select Days Starting Nov. 17

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 16, 2018) – This November, the event lineup at SeaWorld Orlando offers something for everybody with three unique opportunities to add value to a visit to the park and events taking place every Saturday and Sunday.

Jack Hanna Weekend – Nov. 3 – 4
World-renowned animal expert “Jungle Jack” Hanna is back for another weekend of excitement and storytelling at SeaWorld Orlando on Nov. 3 and 4. The internationally-known conservationist, author, television personality and lifelong adventurer will share animal facts and his travel tales during captivating and interactive presentations at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. inside the Nautilus Theater.

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.

September 29, 2018

SEAWORLD ORLANDO ANNOUNCED INFINITY FALLS GRAND OPENING OCTOBER 4


Get ready to drop, scream and get soaked on the record setting thrill ride

ORLANDO, Fla. (September 28, 2018) – Today, SeaWorld Orlando announced the Grand Opening of the world-class attraction, Infinity Falls, will take place on October 4 at 12:00 pm. Guests may be able to preview Infinity Falls September 28 through October 3 during the soft opening period.

Infinity Falls features roaring rapids, soaking fountains and a record-setting 40-foot waterfall drop, all against the backdrop of a rainforest utopia. Guests will have the opportunity to take on the role of a conservationist on a journey through the rainforest and learn about the importance of freshwater conservation through interactive games and stories throughout the ride experience. 

September 14, 2018

SEAWORLD ORLANDO, BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY HELP VISITORS DISPLACED BY HURRICANE FLORENCE WITH BUY ONE, GET ONE SINGLE DAY TICKET OFFER


Special offer created for residents of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia to find respite during the storm

Orlando, Fla. (Sept. 14, 2018) – As Hurricane Florence continues to impact the eastern seaboard, many residents of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia have evacuated to surrounding states to get away from the storm’s path.  With so many families displaced by the storm, Floridians have opened their doors to those in need.

SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay are offering a respite for storm weary North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia residents: a buy one, get one single day ticket offer, available for purchase and use Friday, September 14 through Friday, September 21, 2018.

SEAWORLD ORLANDO’S 2018 HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR RETURNS


Popular Daytime Halloween Celebration Returns Weekends September 22 – October 28

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. , 2018) – Halloween Spooktacular returns to SeaWorld Orlando this fall on September 22. Guests of all ages can join everyone’s favorite furry friends from Sesame Street as The Count, Elmo, Abby and others take the stage in “Sesame Street’s Countdown to Halloween.” Families will also enjoy a Halloween Dance Party and meet whimsical characters inspired by the sea. For this special event, children can dress in their Halloween costumes and take part in fun-filled trick-or-treating in the park.

The daytime Halloween fun takes place every Saturday and Sunday starting September 22 through October 28, 2018 and is included with park admission. Event hours are 11 a.m. to park close.

August 15, 2018

AQUATICA ORLANDO ANNOUCES FIRST ANNUAL FIESTA AQUATICA


Summer May Be Coming to an End, but the Party Continues at Aquatica Orlando


ORLANDO, Fla. (August 15, 2018) – Today, Aquatica Orlando announced a new Latin-inspired Fiesta taking place at the park throughout the month of September.  Included with park admission, this upbeat celebration will include live entertainment, specialty menu items and beach games that the entire family will enjoy! Plus, experience thrilling water rides like the all-new Ray Rush.

Live Music and Entertainment
Guests will enjoy a change in tempo everyday with Latin beats throughout the park.  Every Saturday and Sunday in September will feature a live DJ and energetic entertainers on Aquatica’s sandy beaches.

August 14, 2018

SEAWORLD PARKS & ENTERTAINMENT AND CHARACTER ARTS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP EXTENSION

 

Classic Christmas characters will continue to be featured at
SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Sesame Place holiday celebrations

Orlando, Fla. (August 14, 2018) -- Beloved Christmas characters Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends, including Clarice, Bumble, the Abominable Snow Monster and Yukon Cornelius, and Rudolph themed attractions will continue to be featured as part of the Christmas Celebration™ events at SeaWorld parks in Orlando, Fla., San Antonio and San Diego; Christmas Town™ at Busch Gardens parks in Tampa, Fla. and Williamsburg, Va. and A Very Furry Christmasat Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa. 

August 7, 2018

SEAWORLD ORLANDO ANNOUNCES THRILL FEST RIDE NIGHT

Ride your favorite coasters at the most thrilling time of day – nighttime!

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 7, 2018) – Just in time for National Coaster Day, today SeaWorld Orlando announces a two week promotion “Thrill Fest” culminating on August 17 “Thrill Fest Ride Night” with extended park hours.  Included in admission, guests can take the coaster challenge and ride all of their favorite thrills at SeaWorld Orlando: Manta, Mako, Kraken and Journey to Atlantis will stay open until midnight for coaster enthusiasts to enjoy.

·        Ride Night Coaster Tech Talk—August 17
Go Behind-the-Scenes and experience an exclusive “Tech Talk” with our operations and maintenance leadership teams to see the Manta “coaster house.” This free program will be limited to 50 guests per tour and available on a first-come, first-serve basis at 1 pm and 2 pm on August 17. Guests must sign up at the Information and Reservation Counter in order to participate.

August 5, 2018

SEAWORLD ORLANDO ANNOUNCES ALL-NEW CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL THIS FALL


Free Beer Continues to Flow for Park Guests Through Labor Day Weekend

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 3, 2018) – Just in time for International Beer Day, SeaWorld Orlando announces a brand-new festival celebrating the beloved bubbly beverage. Weekends Nov. 3 - 11 the park will host their first ever Craft Beer Festival. In the meantime, park guests can enjoy free beer and a daily happy hour through Labor Day Weekend.

·         NEW- SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival – Weekends Nov. 3 - 11
Calling all beer connoisseurs, SeaWorld Orlando has a brand-new festival worth raising your glass over. The SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival will feature 100+ brews on draft from breweries across the state of Florida, plus a few domestic and international craft favorites. The festival will also feature 20+ unique food items designed to perfectly pair with the event brew selection. Guests looking to taste their way around the Florida craft beer scene can take advantage of SeaWorld’s sampling packages designed for the most adventurous beer fans.

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