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October 12, 2017

NEW FAMILY RAFT SLIDE OFFERS THREE-IN-ONE THRILLS FOR GUESTS OF ALL AGES

Ray Rush Coming to Aquatica Orlando in 2018


ORLANDO, Fla. (October 12, 2017) – A brand-new family raft slide is splashing into Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark in spring 2018. Ray Rush promises to be a fully-loaded water adventure which will combine three unique slide elements, never before seen at Aquatica, into one action-packed attraction the entire family can enjoy together.

At nearly 60 feet tall, Ray Rush is where family and friends can take on three exciting thrills as they slide, splash and soar like never before. First, riders will be launched at 33 feet per second with water jets designed to propel rafts into the first of several enclosed tube sections. Next, riders will swirl into a colossal translucent sphere which spins the raft around the slide walls before entering another enclosed tube section. Finally, riders will drop into an open-air halfpipe that resembles the shape of a manta ray. Rafts will soar back and forth on the wings of the manta before entering the final enclosed tube section that ends with a splash.

September 15, 2017

SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team on the Move After Hurricane Irma

 Reports of displaced, stranded animals keep teams busy


Orlando, Fla. (Sept. 15, 2017) – As Florida continues to clean up in the wake of Hurricane Irma, it’s been a busy week for the SeaWorld Orlando Rescue team. Reports of stranded, displaced and injured animals have increased, and the park’s rescue team, along with partner and government agencies, has been called to assist.

On Thursday, Sept. 14, a manatee calf was found orphaned or abandoned in Southwest Florida, presumably as a result of Hurricane Irma.  Manatee calves and moms have tight bonds, and if a calf is seen without a mom around for several hours it's very likely that calf has been orphaned.  Since manatees nurse for 1-2 years, a calf on its own has very little chance of survival.  

August 26, 2017

Sharks Underwater Grill Prepares for Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month

Limited-Time Offer for Big Savings on a Three-Course-Dinner Alongside Sharks


(ORLANDO, Fla.) August 25, 2017 – Recently recognized by Zagat this year as an excellent eatery, Sharks Underwater Grill, the fine dining restaurant at SeaWorld Orlando, is the only establishment in a theme park participating in Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month sponsored by American Express.

Each fall, Visit Orlando teams up with over 100 local restaurants to offer incredible three-course-dinners for an amazing value: $35 per person.During Magical Dining Month, guests can make a reservation at Sharks Underwater Grill and select an appetizer, dinner, and dessert at this limited-time rate. Decadent lobster bisque, creamy seafood pasta, savory filet mignon and dreamy Key Lime pie are just a few items from the special edition menu for diners can choose from.

August 22, 2017

SCARE UP SOME FAMILY FUN AT SEAWORLD’S HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR

Popular Daytime Halloween Celebration Returns Weekends September 23 – October 29


ORLANDO, Fla. (August 22, 2017) – Halloween Spooktacular returns to SeaWorld Orlando this fall earlier than ever before on September 23. 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 23 through October 29, 2017 and is included with park admission. Event hours are 11 a.m. to park close.

August 9, 2017

SEAWORLD ORLANDO’S ELECTRIC OCEAN SUMMER CELEBRATION PREPARES FOR FINAL LABOR DAY SPECTACULAR


ORLANDO, Fla. (August 9, 2017) – SeaWorld Orlando’s summer evenings come to a close Labor Day weekend. Guests can enjoy extended hours and two nights of fireworks September 2 and 3.

Saturday and Sunday of the holiday weekend, SeaWorld Orlando will be open until 10 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on Labor Day, Sept. 4. The summer dance party and evening celebration Electric Ocean will begin at 8:00 p.m. culminating in the fireworks finale, at 9:30 p.m.

July 13, 2017

SWIM WITH SHARKS AT DISCOVERY COVE

New Immersive Programs Bring Guests Closer to Marine

 Life than Ever Before
 

(Orlando, Fla.) July 13, 2017 –In celebration of Shark Awareness Day on July 14, guests at Discovery Cove can now take part in exclusive new animal experiences at the park. Discovery Cove has always been known for its memorable dolphin interactions, and now guests can enhance their visit with one of-a-kind, hands-on encounters with sharks and stingrays.
The awe-inspiring Shark Swim program provides closer-than-ever encounters with legendary predators. While guests have always been able to view park’s sharks, the new program takes them on a daring next step – swimming freely among five species: Pacific blacktip, reef whitetip, nurse shark, zebra shark, and a spotted wobbegong.

July 12, 2017

SEAWORLD ADDS NEW KILLER WHALE UP-CLOSE TOUR

 New Tour Invites Guests to Engage With the Park’s Killer Whales in Ways Never Before Offered

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 11, 2017) – Visitors to SeaWorld Orlando now have the opportunity to experience the park’s majestic killer whales in a brand-new way. The Killer Whale Up-Close Tour gives guests the opportunity to meet the park’s killer whales in ways never before offered at the park. The 45-minute tour includes learning from the park’s killer whale trainers, meeting the whales and understanding their unique personalities and even taking part in an interaction with one off the whales.

During the tour, which takes place daily, SeaWorld’s trainers share stories and information about the killer whales, demonstrate how the whales take part in voluntary husbandry sessions and discuss their healthcare, feeding habits and more. The engaging and interactive tour also gives participants the chance to try their hand at a session with the whales alongside a trainer. Throughout the entire experience, guests can take photos to help forever preserve the memory of the one-of-a-kind experience. 

June 29, 2017

SEAWORLD ORLANDO BRINGS SUMMER NIGHTS TO LIFE

 “Ignite” Captivates Audience with Nightly Fireworks, Fountains, Lasers and More


ORLANDO, Fla. (June 29, 2017) – When the sun goes down, the night comes to life during SeaWorld’s all-new Electric Ocean celebration. The evening event transforms the park into an imaginative and immersive undersea world that glows, entertains and excites.

Families come together for a fun-filled and unique dance party at Club Sea Glow, featuring world-class DJs and 35 live performers. Specialty acts, puppeteers and entertainers interact with the crowd throughout the night, creating an energetic outdoor night club for guests of all ages. 

June 8, 2017

WORLD OCEANS DAY SPOTLIGHTS THE IMPACT OF MARINE DEBRIS ON ANIMALS

Critical issue for many of SeaWorld’s 30,000 rescued animals

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 8, 2017) – For more than 50 years, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has played a vital role in the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife and recently hit a sobering milestone –surpassing 30,000 animal rescues.    

World Oceans Day reminds us of the many challenges impacting marine habitats and the critical issues - in particular plastic debris -facing marine animals. Many of the animals SeaWorld rescues have been directly or indirectly affected by human activity. The planet’s oceans are teeming with trash- an estimated 5.25 trillion items that should not be in the water.

SeaWorld Orlando Returns Rescued Sea Turtle to the Ocean on World Turtle Day


Orlando, Fla. (May 23, 2017) – After four months of specialized care, a 230 pound loggerhead sea turtle is back home in the ocean thanks to SeaWorld Orlando’s Rescue Team and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The turtle was released this morning at Sebastian Inlet.
Rescued in January, the sea turtle was found floating in the Indian River Lagoon near Fort Pierce. It was missing its left front flipper and covered in barnacles with visible damage on its shell. At the time of the rescue, the turtle weighed 218 pounds. The animal had eaten an abundance of sand dollars, which were creating blockages in its intestines. With patience, medication, and fluid therapy, the rescue team at SeaWorld removed the blockage from the sea turtle.

June 4, 2017

SEAWORLD INSPIRES GUESTS WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE AND AWE-INSPIRING BUBBLE ARTISTRY

SeaWorld and Bubble Legendary Bring Guinness World Record Holder Fan Yang to the Stage with an all-new Show


ORLANDO, Fla. (May 31, 2017) – A brand-new show has opened at SeaWorld Orlando and it will blow park guests away. In a first of its kind collaboration SeaWorld and Bubble Legendary present Pop, a live performance that takes inspiration from bubbles found in the sea and brings them to life in an amazing artistic display that is distinctly SeaWorld. The world-renowned bubble legend, Fan Yang brings his unique talent to the stage for each live performance. Beautifully choreographed to a custom musical score, each show takes a child’s imagination and explores new ways to create, celebrate and manipulate bubbles of all shapes and sizes. The result is a larger than life performance that delights guests all ages.

April 22, 2017

SEVEN SEAS FOOD FESTIVAL CELEBRATES LATIN BEATS & EATS AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO

New Event Days and Performances Added, Filling the Park with Latin Music and Sizzling Flavor



ORLANDO, Fla. (April 19, 2017) – SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival debuts Latin-inspired menu items starting this Saturday, April 22. Flavorful food and drink items combine with many of the hottest Hispanic artists to bring the festival to life. To complement the Saturday schedule, the event has added performances on Sundays May 7 and May 14, giving guests more opportunities to experience all the Seven Seas Food Festival has to offer.

March 15, 2017

SEAWORLD SPICES UP SEVEN SEAS FOOD FESTIVAL WITH DAILY FEATURED FLAVORS

Spring Break at the Park Has More to Offer Than Ever Before



ORLANDO, Fla. (March 14, 2017) – With Spring Break in full swing, there’s more to explore at SeaWorld Orlando than ever before. The popular Seven Seas Food Festival expands to daily operation, Jack Hanna returns, and an all-new dolphin show debuts at the park.

March 8, 2017

Make a Splash at SeaWorld Camp This Summer

Summer Camps Offer Hands On Educational Animal Experiences Children Will Never Forget

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 7, 2017) – Summer is right around the corner and parents are eagerly deciding where their children will attend camp. For hundreds of kids each year that answer is simple: camp at SeaWorld Orlando. The popular camps offer one of kind educational, exciting encounters that can’t be found in a traditional classroom. Each camp includes up-close experiences with marine animals designed to encourage a lifelong passion for wildlife and the environment. Registration is now open for 2017 sessions which run weekly June 5 through August 4.

March 5, 2017

SeaWorld Orlando Returns Four Rehabilitated Loggerhead Sea Turtles to the Wild


Orlando, Fla. (March 3, 2017) – After several months of specialized care, four loggerhead sea turtles are back home in the ocean thanks to SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Care Team and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The turtles were released Wednesday morning at Canaveral National Seashore.
Three of the Loggerhead Sea Turtles arrived at SeaWorld Orlando last December after flying across the country from Massachusetts. During the winter months, sea turtles are susceptible to “cold stun” from the frigid northern water temperatures. The New England Aquarium in Boston sent 19 rescued sea turtles on a flight to Tampa for rehabilitation. SeaWorld, along with several Florida marine life organizations responded to help care for the animals. Upon arrival at SeaWorld the sea turtles were given antibiotics and treated for mild pneumonia. The fourth turtle arrived at SeaWorld from the Whitney Lab for Marine Bioscience in St. Augustine late last May. Upon arrival, the sub-adult Loggerhead was emaciated, lethargic, and covered in barnacles. After eight months of fluid therapy and digestive care at SeaWorld, the turtle made a full recovery.

SeaWorld Orlando Welcomes Spring with New Show “Dolphin Days”

Guests make connections as deep as the ocean at Dolphin Theater


Orlando, Fla. (March 2, 2017) - SeaWorld Orlando will launch a new show called Dolphin Days, immersing guests into the world of the ocean’s most playful ambassadors. Dolphin Days, will debut on Saturday, April 1, replacing the popular Blue Horizons® after an eleven-year run at Dolphin Theater. In the new presentation, the audience will learn more about the individual personalities of each Atlantic bottlenose dolphin while witnessing the special bond they share with their trainers. A soaring rainbow of macaws and other tropical birds will also delight guests, uniting the mysteries of the deep oceans with the wonder and beauty of the skies above.

February 28, 2017

Orphaned Manatee Calf Starts Her New Life in the Wild

SeaWorld’s Rescue, Rehabilitation and Return Program Comes Full Circle for Blanche the Manatee


Orlando, Fla. (February 28, 2017) – Almost three years after she was rescued, a female manatee has returned to the Florida’s natural waters. Amidst cheers and bittersweet tears, SeaWorld Orlando’s Rescue Team returned Blanche to Port St. John, Florida and watched her swim away, ready to begin her life in the wild.  

On July 21, 2014, Blanche was an orphan calf, estimated to be only two weeks old, when she was found swimming alone in the Indian River. She was rescued by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and brought to SeaWorld Orlando. Weighing in at only 48 pounds and measuring 48 inches in length, Blanche required around-the-clock care, including regular bottle feedings. She responded well to the immediate care she received and continued to thrive at SeaWorld’s Manatee Rehabilitation Center. Each day marked another day closer to the ultimate goal of being returned to her natural environment.

January 25, 2017

SeaWorld Orlando’s “Wetsuit Penguin” Starts the New Year with New Feathers

(ORLANDO, Fla.) January 24, 2016 – Wonder Twin, the female penguin who received a custom wetsuit as a part of her specialized care at SeaWorld Orlando, has started 2017 with a fresh coat of feathers.

Wonder Twin’s story captured a great deal of attention when guests of the park began to see her in the Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin habitat wearing the wetsuit. The 26 year old Adelie penguin had experienced feather-loss, which can happen to penguins in their natural habitats and wild populations. The wetsuit, created by SeaWorld’s aviculture and wardrobe teams, was designed to mimic her natural coat of feathers so she could regulate her body temperature.

With the help of her wetsuit and continued care from the SeaWorld Orlando team, Wonder Twin has successfully regrown a new coat of feathers and no longer needs to wear her wetsuit. Her amazing transformation story is just one among the many animals who benefit daily from SeaWorld’s dedicated care and veterinary teams.

January 17, 2017

SEAWORLD’S ALL-NEW SEVEN SEAS FOOD FESTIVAL BRINGS A WAVE OF HEADLINE ENTERTAINMENT TO ORLANDO

Event Features Over 60 Unique Eats and More Than 
55 Local and International Craft Brews


ORLANDO, Fla. (January 17, 2017) – Combining unique culinary delights with memorable performances on 14 consecutive Saturdays, the Seven Seas Food Festival is coming to SeaWorld Orlando Feb. 11 – May 13, 2017.  Each week guests can sip and sample their way around the world of international coastal cuisine while enjoying craft beers, paired wines and specialty entertainment. The fun extends beyond the food with live performances each Saturday from top country, rock and Latin music artists.

Seven Seas Food Festival Headline Entertainment:
While new flavors will tempt guests’ taste buds throughout the park, live entertainment will have everyone dancing, singing and laughing along to some of their favorite artists. The Seven Seas Food Festival brings 14 live acts to SeaWorld Orlando’s Bayside Stadium.

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd (February 11)            
  • Lee Brice (February 18) 
  • Bill Engvall (Feb 25)       
  • Styx (March 4)     
  • Justin Moore (March 11)
  • ZZ Top (March 18)         
  • Phillip Phillips (March 25)     
  • Coming Soon (April 1)   
  • Village People (April 8)      
  • Commodores (April 15)      
  • Oscar D’León (April 22)    
  • Olga Tanon (April 29)        
  • Grupo Mania (May 6)
  • Coming Soon (May 13)     
  
Seven Seas Food Festival Coastal Cuisine:
Complete with 11 new global markets, guests will set sail on a taste adventure as they discover more than 60 unique Asian, Latin, European, Polynesian and North Atlantic dishes throughout the park. A wide of array of wine, specialty cocktails and over 55 local and international craft brews will be featured exclusively during the Festival as well. A selection of menu highlights include:

  • Asian Market- Peking Duck Lo Mein with Fresh Oriental Vegetables
  • Korean Market- Bingsu Salted Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Caramel Popcorn
  • Mexican Market- Braised Chicken Adobo with Mole Sauce
  • Caribbean Market- Cinnamon Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Sweet Plantain Mash
  • Florida Market- Fried Kataifi Orange drizzled with Local Honey
  • Mediterranean Market- Smoked Cured Salmon topped with Sweet Dill Mustard
  • North Atlantic Market- Banana & Caramel Cheesecake topped with Whipped Cream & Caramelized Bananas
  • Brazilian Market- Brazilian Churrasco with Chimichurri & Garbanzo Frito
  • Pacific Coast Market- Braised Pork Cheeks with Savory Apple Polenta
  • Polynesian Island Market- “Loco Moco” Grilled Spam, White Rice, Scrambled Egg & Brown Gravy 
  • Gulf Coast Market- Southern Creamy Cheese Grits with a Blackened Shrimp

In addition to the market stops, the event will feature a wide array of BBQ and comfort cuisine including Slow Smoked Ribs, caramelized in a SeaWorld original BBQ sauce, Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese and a Grilled Kielbasa Sausage Sandwich. A complete menu of the Seven Seas Food Festival delights can be found online at SeaWorldOrlando.com/SevenSeas.
SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival begins at 11 a.m. every Saturday, Feb.  11 – May 13 and continues through park close. Like all special events at SeaWorld, the Seven Seas Food Festival is included with park admission.
Best Way to Play:
The best way for guests to experience the Seven Seas Food Festival is with an annual pass. SeaWorld Pass Members can purchase reserved concert seating during an exclusive presale beginning January 19.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit www.SeaWorldOrlando.com.  Follow SeaWorld on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest Seven Seas Food Festival details and information.

About SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
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, 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 29,000 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 of over 800 species of animals. 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.

January 6, 2017

PRAISE WAVE 2017 BRINGS FAVORITE CHRISTIAN MUSIC TO SEAWORLD ORLANDO


ORLANDO, Fla. (January 5, 2017) – Christian music fans will kick off the year with a day of fellowship and fun during SeaWorld Orlando’s Praise Wave concerts Saturdays January 14 through 28.

Guests can enjoy live performances by some of the hottest names in Christian music and celebrate in an atmosphere filled with Christian friendship, thrilling rides and attractions. 2017 musical performances include:
  • Saturday, January 14 Musical Performance:  Seven time Grammy® award winner, TobyMac kicks off Praise Wave at SeaWorld Orlando.  With more than 11 million units in career sales, fans will go gangbusters with songs like “Feel It” and “Lights Shine Bright.”
  • Saturday, January 21 Musical Performance: Billboard Chart Topper and Grammy® award winner, Francesca Battistelli will delight audiences with famed songs such as “Holy Spirit” and “He Knows My Name.”
  • Saturday, January 28 Musical Performance:  Billboard Award winning and Grammy® nominated Skillet takes the stage with hits such as “Stars,” “Feel Invincible,” and “Awake & Alive.” 

Live concerts take place at 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. each Saturday in the park’s Nautilus Theater and are included with park admission. Reserved seating packages for all performances are available online at SeaWorldOrlando.com and start at $19.

Live musical performances at the park continue in February with the debut of the Seven Seas Food Festival. Complete with a brand new array of unique drinks, desserts and street-festival inspired food, the Seven Seas Food Festival will also feature fan favorite artists for 14 consecutive Saturdays.

The best deal for guests to experience Praise Wave, and all of SeaWorld’s special events throughout the year, is with a SeaWorld Fun Card which includes unlimited admission with no blockout dates thru December 31, 2017. For more information and to purchase tickets visit SeaWorldOrlando.com.

Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest details about SeaWorld Orlando’s events. Join the conversation by using #SeaWorld #PraiseWave.

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, 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 29,000 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 of over 800 species of animals. 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.