SeaWorld Orlando Killer Whale Up-Close Tour

Visitors to SeaWorld Orlando now have the opportunity to experience the park’s majestic killer whales in a brand-new way with the new Killer Whale Up-Close Tour.

During this tour guests will have the opportunity to meet the park’s killer whales in ways never before offered at the park.

SeaWorld Orlando Killer Whale Up Close Tour

The 45-minute in-depth 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 Orlando 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 a once in a lifetime chance to try their hand at a session with the whales alongside a trainer. Throughout the entire experience, guests are encouraged to take as many photos as they would like to help forever preserve the memory of the one-of-a-kind experience.

SeaWorld Orlando Killer Whale Up Close Tour

The Killer Whale Up-Close Tour is the latest in the SeaWorld Orlando line-up of memorable, educational and inspirational tours. Popular guest experiences, including the Dolphin Up-Close Tour and Penguin Up-Close Tour provide hands-on interactions with some of the park’s most popular animals while encouraging guests to care about all of the animals found in the oceans. The Behind-the-Scenes Tour, a guest favorite, provides an inside look at the park’s amazing animal rescue operation and ends with the opportunity to touch a shark and meet a Magellanic penguin.

The Killer Whale Up-Close Tour begins at 10:00 a.m. and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Space is limited, and guests are encouraged to make reservations online in advance. Prices start at $79 per person. For more information on SeaWorld’s tour programs, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com.

Swim With Sharks At Discovery Cove

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.

Swim with Sharks at Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove Shark Swim

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.

The immersive session is divided into two unique interactions and begins as guests meet with the park’s shark team and head into the water. Through hands-on interaction, guests learn about shark anatomy and the threats the animals face in the wild. Guests can also join the sharks in the deeper part of their habitat and embark on an exhilarating snorkel experience.

Discovery Cove works to dispel myths about sharks and to inspire guests to learn more about these mysterious creatures. As top predators, sharks play an essential role in maintaining the balance of ocean ecosystems worldwide by monitoring fish populations. Sadly, shark finning and overfishing threaten many shark species and disrupt that natural balance. Guests who take part in the new Shark Swim program will walk away with a deeper understanding and appreciation for these fascinating ocean ambassadors.

Discovery Cove Shark Swim

The Shark Swim experience is available to Discovery Cove guests ages 10 and older. The cost is $85 per person. For every shark swim package purchased, SeaWorld will donate 5% of the proceeds to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) in support of shark conservation and research.

In addition to the Shark Swim program, Discovery Cove has launched a new Ray Feeding experience. This exclusive opportunity gives guests the chance to feed the stingrays during a private tour of the Grand Reef. Guided by one of the park’s aquarists, guests ages 6 and older spend their session in the Grand Reef learning all about the species of rays as they hand-feed the incredible creatures. The Ray Feeding program is $50 per person.

The new interaction programs require a Dolphin Swim or Day Resort reservation at Discovery Cove to participate. Space for each program is limited and guests are encouraged to book in advance. For additional program and booking details guests can visit their official website.

Beginning August 1, Florida residents who book a day at Discovery Cove will also receive unlimited admission to SeaWorld and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s water park, through January 2018 – including SeaWorld’s special holiday events.

Seven Seas Food Festival Adds Latin Foods And Fun

The Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando is debuting new Latin-inspired dishes and concerts starting this weekend, and I was invited to give you a sneak peek of what you will find!

SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival Latin American Additions 2017

Seven Seas Food Festival Latin American Eats

SeaWorld Orlando’s Executive Chef Hector Colon and his team have created eight new dishes that are inspired by Latin American flavors and traditions to join the existing line-up of 11 global markets that can be found throughout the park!

SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival Latin American Additions 2017

The new dishes that can be found at the Cocina Criolla Marketplace, on the Festival’s Pathway, are:

  • Churrasco- Skirt steak marinated in house-made chimichurri, then grilled over an open flame
  • Lechón Asado- Traditional, roasted pork rubbed with Caribbean seasonings
  • Pincho con Tostones- Skewered, flame-grilled chicken or pork with a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce and served with fried plantains
  • Tripleta Sandwich- roast pork, chicken, steak and cheese, served with potato sticks and SeaWorld’s special sauce on a fresh baguette
  • Empanadilla de Pizza- Pastry filled with mozzarella cheese and zesty tomato sauce
  • Empanadilla de Carne- Pastry filled with savory ground beef
  • Empanadilla de Pollo- Pastry filled with seasoned pulled chicken
  • Bacalaítos- Thin, crispy salted codfish pancake.

I had the opportunity to try several of these dishes, and these are some of the best dishes I have had at SeaWorld!

If you love skewers, and who doesn’t really, definitely give the Pincho con Tostones a try! I suggest asking for the chicken and extra sauce on your fried plantains!

SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival Latin American Additions 2017

But if you are looking for what Chef Colon is best known for, order the Churrasco! I look forward to his chimichurri sauce every time I see it on the menu!

SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival Latin American Additions 2017

Seven Seas Food Festival Headline Entertainment:

To compliment the sizzling latin flavors, popular reggaeton, salsa, Latin pop and merengue concerts will take place each weekend at SeaWorld Orlando’s Bayside Stadium.

To complement the Saturday schedule, the event has added performances on Sundays May 7 and May 14, and all concerts begin at 3 p.m. and are included park admission.

SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival Latin American Additions 2017

Here is the concert line-up:

  • Oscar D’León – Saturday, April 22  
  • Olga Tanon – Saturday, April 29        
  • Grupo Mania – Saturday, May 6
  • El Gran Combo – Sunday, May 7
  • Zion y Lennox – Saturday, May 13
  • Grupo Niche – Sunday, May 14       

SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival Latin American Additions 2017

The addition of these Latin American inspired dishes and entertainment definitely bring a new sizzle to the Seven Seas Food Festival, and you won’t want to miss the chance to try these new eats and to dance to the fun beats.

If you are looking for a great deal on a SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass, for a limited time, guests who purchase a SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass also receive Aquatica Orlando included for free. SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando Annual Pass Members enjoy unlimited admission and free general parking for 12 months with no blockout dates for as low as $14 /month.

SeaWorld Orlando Summer Camps For Kids

I can’t believe it’s that time again…but it is time to start registering kids for Summer Camps and one of the most popular in the City Beautiful are hosted by SeaWorld Orlando!

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The popular camps offer one-of-a-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.

Each week, campers are immersed in the wonders of the sea through exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunities and educational sessions along with the opportunity to experiences SeaWorld’s amazing attractions, rides and shows. The opportunities campers receive are unparalleled: first-hand experiences with veterinarians, animal trainers and animal care staff. During camp, attendees around surrounded by aquatic life as they make friends, have fun, explore and create lifelong memories.

SeaWorld Camps provide a learning environment that fosters exploration and self-discovery.  Campers from choose to take part in two types of camp experiences:

  • Day Camps: During their week, participants learn about a variety of animals, including whales, dolphins, penguins and sea lions. Campers focus on a particular theme throughout the week.
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Each day they learn about different species through songs, take-home arts and crafts, time with zoological staff, up-close animal encounters and more. Children going into preschool through 8th grade can take part in SeaWorld’s Day Camp. Daily lunch, snacks, a camp T-shirt and water bottle are included.

  • Resident Camps: Created especially for students interested in potential careers with animals, Resident Camps provide extensive experiences and hands on learning. Students going in to 7th-12th grade learn  what it takes to train and work with marine animals.
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SeaWorld Orlando

Sessions include personal one-on-one time with a penguin and other animals, the chance to snorkel while submerged in a shark cage, opportunities to work with the animal care staff and the ability to help SeaWorld’s team create enriching environments for the animals.  Residents also get to experience a full day at Discovery Cove, swimming with dolphins, snorkeling with tropical fish and rays, and feeding exotic birds in a free-flight aviary. Resident Camp fee includes all camp activities, lodging onsite at SeaWorld and at a partner hotel for five nights, all meals and snacks. Supervision and guidance is provided 24 hours a day for the entire duration. Resident Camps are so popular, many campers fly in from around the country; these campers receive transportation to and from the Orlando International Airport by the dedicated camp staff to start their camp experience.

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SeaWorld Orlando

Prices for Day Camp start at $350 for one week; Resident Camp pricing starts at $1200 for one week. After camp care is also available from 3 to 5 p.m. for an extra fee. Parents are able to register their children online at SeaWorldCamps.com/Orlando or by calling 407-545-5550.

Seven Seas Food Festival Details Announced

The Seven Seas Food Festival is a new event at SeaWorld Orlando that combines live entertainment with international coastal cuisine for 14 consecutive Saturdays from February 11 – May 13, 2017.

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Each week you’ll be able to sip and sample your way around the world choosing from over 60 unique eats while enjoying more than 55 craft beers, paired wines, and specialty entertainment from 11 am to park close.

The fun extends beyond the food with live performances each Saturday from top country, rock and Latin music artists.

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And the best part? Admission to the Seven Seas Food Festival is included with your SeaWorld Orlando admission!

Seven Seas Food Festival Headline Entertainment:

During the festival live entertainment will have everyone dancing, singing and laughing along to some of their favorite artists as 14 live acts rock SeaWorld Orlando’s Bayside Stadium.

  • SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival Headline Entertainment 2017Lynyrd Skynyrd – 2/11
  • Lee Brice – 2/18
  • Bill Engvall – 2/25
  • Styx – 3/4
  • Justin Moore – 3/11
  • ZZ Top – 3/18
  • Phillip Phillips – 3/25
  • TBA – 4/1
  • Village People – 4/8
  • Commodores – 4/15
  • Oscar D’León – 4/22
  • Olga Tanon – 4/29
  • Grupo Mania – 5/6
  • TBA – 5/13

Seven Seas Food Festival Coastal Cuisine:

At 11 new global markets, you will set sail on a taste adventure as you discover more than 60 unique Asian, Latin, European, Polynesian and North Atlantic dishes while enjoying a wide array of wines, specialty cocktails, and local & international craft brews throughout the park.

A selection of menu highlights include:

  • SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival Coastal Cuisine 2017Asian 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

A complete menu of the Seven Seas Food Festival delights can be found online at SeaWorldOrlando.com/SevenSeas.

Best Way to Play 

The best way 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 19th.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit www.SeaWorldOrlando.com.

SeaWorld & Busch Gardens 2017 Preschool Card

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The extremely popular SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Preschool Card is back by popular demand for 2017 in a limited time offer that is perfect for families with young children who are Florida residents.

With the Preschool Card, kids five and younger can enjoy all the fun of SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay from now until December 31, 2017 for FREE.

SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay are a wonderland for education experiences for children and parents alike! Each park offers many activities, shows, rides, and attractions perfect for pint-sized guests, and this offer is the perfect way to experience it all over and over.

There are no black-out dates so you will also be able to enjoy the special events, festivals, and seasonal offerings at both parks! This includes the new Seven Seas Festival at SeaWorld Orlando and the extremely popular Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends held throughout the year at Busch Gardens Tampa. What a deal!!!

Registration for the 2017 SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Preschool Card must be done in advance and will end on June 27, 2017, so don’t delay!

How to get your 2017 SeaWorld Orlando & Busch Gardens Preschool Card:

Before you get started, keep in mind the following things:

  • Advance registration must be completed online and the card is not available at the parks.
  • The offer is only valid for children who are Florida residents ages five or younger at the time of redemption at the park.
  • The card does not include free parking or admission to separately ticketed events.

There are just a few easy steps that you will need to complete to receive a 2017 Preschool Card!

  1. Parents or guardians will visit the online registration page for the 2017 Preschool Card to complete the simple process.
  2. Print out your redemption certificate once you have completed the form.
  3. Bring your redemption certificate as well as a valid form of ID such as a birth certificate or travel passport to the SeaWorld Orlando or Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ticket windows.
  4. Enjoy unlimited admission through December 31, 2017!

Here’s a look at the fine print of the offer:

Florida residents only and must bring proof of residency to redeem. Valid only at SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for children 5 years old and younger at time of redemption. Unlimited admission through 12/31/17. Bring redemption confirmation and valid form of ID (a copy of a certified birth certificate or travel passport) to the ticket window at SeaWorld or Busch Gardens. School IDs or children’s security IDs will not be accepted. The SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Preschool Card offer is not available at the park; advance online registration required. Only the child’s parent/guardian may register online. Parent/guardian does not have to be present to redeem Card, however friend/family member would need to present the required documents listed above. Not valid for student groups/field trips. Offer only available through June 27, 2017 and subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice.

 

SeaWorld Orlando Announces Praise Wave 2017

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Praise Wave at lets Christian music fans  kick off the year on a positive note with a day of fellowship and fun during SeaWorld Orlando’s annual concert series that takes place on Saturdays from January 14th to the 28th.

Guests at SeaWorld Orlando will get the chance to enjoy live performances by some of the hottest names in Christian music while having a fun day celebrating the new year in an atmosphere filled with Christian friendship, thrilling rides, and attractions.

2017 Praise Wave at SeaWorld musical performances include:

  • Saturday, January 14 Musical Performance:  TobyMac
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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: Francesca Battistelli 
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Billboard Chart Topper andGrammy® award winner, Francesca Battistelli will delight audiences with famed songs such as “Holy Spirit” and “He Knows My Name.”

  • Saturday, January 28 Musical Performance: Skillet
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Billboard Award winning and Grammy® nominated Skillet takes the stage with hits such as “Stars,” “Feel Invincible,” and “Awake & Alive.”

Guests will be able to enjoy the live concerts when they take place at 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm each Saturday during the event in the park’s Nautilus Theater.

What makes Praise Wave even better is that is included with park admission, but if you want to take your experience to a VIP level you can add on a reserved seating package to your SeaWorld Orlando admission.

The best deal for guests to experience Praise Wave and all of SeaWorld’s special events and new experiences that will be debuting throughout the year, is with an Annual Pass. To purchase tickets visit the park’s website, SeaWorldOrlando.com.

Make sure to follow SeaWorld Orlando on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest details about events and new additions. Also while you are there, join the conversation on social media by using #SeaWorld #PraiseWave.

New In 2017: SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando is set to have one of their biggest years with the enhancement of a fan favorite, new nighttime entertainment, new festivals, a restaurant, and more!

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New In 2017: SeaWorld Orlando

Kraken Virtual Reality (VR) Roller Coaster – Summer 2017

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SeaWorld Orlando’s iconic Kraken roller coaster will have a new feel in 2017 as it will receive an upgrade to become the first digitally enhanced VR ride experience in Florida.  New technology is being developed to create an experience that will enthrall coaster enthusiasts and bring a new level of excitement to Kraken .

Dolphin Nursery – Summer 2017

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SeaWorld Orlando’s Dolphin Nursery is one of our favorite stops in the park, so we are extremely excited that this area will get a makeover!

Guests will get an up close view on multiple levels to create a face-to-face perspective with dolphin calves, a new slide out areas and lifting floor will allow for easier access to mom and baby for the veterinary and animal care teams, and the next generation of multi-purpose digital displays will allow SeaWorld educators to share information about dolphin educational and animal care content.

Seven Seas Festival – Starting February 2017

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SeaWorld Orlando already hosts some of the most  popular music and tastiest food events throughout the year, and in 2017 they will expand to a total of 14 weekends in 2017 as part of the Seven Seas Festival. The festival will feature food and craft brews throughout the park that is inspired by street foods from Asia, the Caribbean, South America, and the Mediterranean.

Flamecraft Bar – Summer 2017

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Continuing the park’s food and beverage focus, a new dining location adjacent to the SeaFire Grill along the waterfront area will provide a great place to pause for a drink in a casual atmosphere. The Flamecraft Bar will feature 16 seasonal craft brews and a new menu.

Electric Ocean– Summer 2017

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The evening will shine at SeaWorld Orlando this summer when a brand new, end-of-day spectacle event called Electric Ocean will debut. As the sun goes down, the lights and energy go up offering guests a different kind of fun after dark. The ocean comes to life with bioluminescent lighting, original music, and pathway entertainment immersing guests in a glowing sea of wonder.

Aquatica Pass Member Pavilion Spring 2017

2017 SeaWorld Orlando Aquatica Pass Member Pavilion
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As part of SeaWorld’s ongoing commitment to their Annual Pass Members, the Aquatica Pass Member Pavilion will open just in time for spring break. The exclusive pavilion will feature concierge service, complimentary sunscreen, a private entrance to Banana Beach, private animal encounters and additional offers.

Nautilus Theatre Summer 2017

Continuing the park’s focus on entertainment, events and shows, an entirely new experience is coming to the Nautilus Theatre. The dedicated summer show will debut Memorial Day weekend.

Don’t forget that I will be sharing my favorite picks for 2017 at the Theme Parks this Friday on icFlorida’s Best Bets on WFTV!

Make sure you follow @onthegoinmco on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up with the latest news at SeaWorld!

Also check out New in 2017: Walt Disney World Resort and New in 2017: Universal Orlando Resort!

Ring In 2017 At SeaWorld Orlando #SeaWorldNewYear

 

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SeaWorld Orlando has long been the place for families and friends to ring in the New Year with vibrant fireworks that fill the night sky and festive entertainment throughout the park until 12:30 am, but this year there are two new experiences to help make your celebration more festive.

To get the full experience, the 4-course New Year’s Eve Celebration Dining & Fireworks Package at Sharks Underwater Grill features a prix-fixe signature meal, with mouthwatering entree choices such as char-grilled filet mignon, blackened Cape Canaveral shrimp and much more. Guests will also receive a souvenir group photo and will end the evening with reserved seating at Bayside Stadium for the fireworks show. The New Year’s Eve Celebration Dining & Fireworks package is $199 per person.

For families seeking a unique experience to enjoy together, the park favorite, New Year’s Eve Dine with Shamu Package is returning. While reveling in a delicious, all-you-care-to-enjoy meal, guests can experience a special evening dining alongside killer whales and learning more about their care. At $99 per person, this package includes a souvenir photo and an exclusive firework-viewing reception from the Hilltop Patio.

To book your spot at one of these unforgettable SeaWorld dining experiences for New Year’s Eve visit the SeaWorld Orlando website. Keep in mind that the dining packages will typically sell out in advance and that theme park admission is required to enjoy these special opportunities.

Guests who visit SeaWorld on December 31 will also experience all the wonder, excitement and fun of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration™, which includes six dazzling shows, over one million lights, and more than 60 tasty treats and drinks. Full details are available at www.seaworldorlando.com.

The best way to experience SeaWorld’s New Year’s Eve and SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is with an Annual Pass offering unlimited general admission and free parking all year long.

Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest details about New Year’s Eve at SeaWorld and join the conversation by using the hashtag #SeaWorldNewYear.

Guy Harvey Weekend Coming to SeaWorld Orlando

 

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Meet World-Renowned Artist and Conservationist Guy Harvey at SeaWorld Orlando on

November 19 and 20, 2016

Park guests will dive deeper than ever before as they explore sharks and their underwater world through inspiring conversations, exhibits of extraordinary artwork, meet-and-greets and signing opportunities. Hear uplifting stories and gain insight into GuyHarvey’s work during hosted chats taking place both event days at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Browse SeaWorld’s collection of exclusive Guy Harvey artwork and merchandise plus stick around for meet-and-greets and signings inside the Guy Harvey Shop on both Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

In addition to the presentations and meet-and-greets, included with park admission, SeaWorld will offer several exclusive opportunities available throughout the weekend. Guests will have the opportunity to take part in a signature dinner of sustainable seafood specialties hosted by Guy in the immersive environment of Sharks Underwater Grill. Park-goers will also have the opportunity to purchase thrilling “up close” Shark Encounter private tours with Guy Harvey:

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  • EXCLUSIVE GUY HARVEY SHARKS UP CLOSE TOUR- Join world-renowned marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey as he takes visitors on an unforgettable “up close” tour of the park’s Shark Encounter. Guests will get closer than ever to a wide variety of sharks in this extraordinary 700,000-gallon habitat and learn more about their world and the perils sharks face in the wild. The tour includes a family photo with Guy Harvey, as well as a signed mini-print of Guy Harvey artwork. Park admission is required, but not included. Pricing begins at $39 per person.

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  • DINNER WITH GUY HARVEY AT SHARKS UNDERWATER GRILL- Guests can savor the flavors during SeaWorld’s culinary celebration at Sharks Underwater Grill hosted by world-renowned marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey. Diners will experience a signature menu of sustainable seafood specialties in a unique oceanic space complete with a window into the mysterious world of sharks. Guy Harvey will be on hand to share compelling stories of the ocean, his artwork, and the inspiring beauty of the natural world we share. This 3-course dining experience includes a family photo with Guy Harvey, a signed mini-print of Guy’s artwork and one specialty beverage. Park admission is required, but not included. Pricing begins at $99 per.

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  • PASS MEMBER EXCLUSIVE MEET & GREET WITH RUM TASTING- SeaWorld Pass Members are invited to join Harvey for an evening of inspiration and conservation. Pass Members will learn about the beauty of sharks and the critical role they play in our ocean while they relax in SeaWorld’s atmospheric Waterfront.  Pass Members will also have the opportunity to enjoy a specialty rum tasting experience and receive a family photo with Guy Harvey, one specialty beverage and a set of exclusive specialty glasses. Pricing begins at $29 per pass member.

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The best way for guests to visit SeaWorld Orlando is with an Annual Pass or Fun Card and by purchasing a pass now, guests can get three months free. Also available now is the brand new Transferrable Pass allowing Pass Members to bring a different guest each time they visit SeaWorld Orlando or Aquatica Orlando. For details about Pass programs, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com.

To learn more about all of SeaWorld’s ticket offers and events, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com. Events and times are subject to change. Follow SeaWorld on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest special event information.

Jack Hanna Hosts ‘Wild Weekend’ At SeaWorld

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Jack Hanna Hosts A ‘Wild Weekend’

At SeaWorld Orlando

Jack Hanna, World-renowned animal expert, is returning to SeaWorld Orlando for another ‘Wild Weekend’ of excitement and storytelling at SeaWorld Orlando on August 20 and 21.

During ‘Wild Weekend’, Jungle Jack will share animal facts and his travel tales during captivating and interactive presentations inside the Nautilus Theater from his time as an internationally-known conservationist, author, television personality, and lifelong adventurer.

In addition to shows, included with park admission, SeaWorld will have several additional opportunities for guests to personally interact with Jack Hanna at the park including meet-and-greets, autograph signings, and exclusive dining packages.

  • Meet Jack Hanna (Saturday, August 20) – Reserve space now to meet Jack Hanna and receive reserved seats to his show at SeaWorld Orlando. Prepare for Jack to entertain with animal facts, stories and answers to questions from you. Package includes a seat in the reserved section to the 1:00 p.m. show. Pricing begins at $39 per person and Pass Members receive a 10% discount.
  • Dine With Shamu Jack Hanna Dinner (Saturday, August 20) – Enjoy a delicious dinner and mingle with Jack at Dine with Shamu. The package includes dinner at Dine with Shamu, meet-and-greet with Jack and a seat in the reserved section at the 3:00 p.m. show. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. Pricing begins at $59 per person and Pass Members receive a 10% discount.
  • Dine With Shamu Jack Hanna Brunch (Sunday, August 21) – Enjoy a delicious brunch with all of your breakfast favorites and mingle with Jack at Dine with Shamu. The package includes brunch at Dine with Shamu, meet-and-greet with Jack and special reserved seats to the 11:30 a.m. show. Brunch is at 10:00 a.m. Pricing begins at $49 per person and Pass Members receive a 10% discount.

Guests can enjoy a wild weekend at SeaWorld Orlando with Jack Hanna for just $69 with the purchase of a limited-time single-day admission at SeaWorldOrlando.com.

SeaWorld Salutes Florida First Responders

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 SeaWorld Orlando Salutes Florida First Responders with Free Admission

“Thank You” Offer for First Responders Available through August

SeaWorld Orlando, Firehouse Subs and Coca-Cola are honoring Florida first responders for their bravery, sacrifice and service with a special opportunity to spend a day at the park with their families. Now through August 31, first responders can register to receive free admission to SeaWorld Orlando through September 30.

In addition to complimentary admission, qualified first responders receive up to four discounted tickets for friends and family for just $49.50 per person, a savings of 50 percent off general admission.

Qualifying first responders include:

  • Florida Fire Rescue First Responders
  • Florida EMT/EMS Employees
  • Florida Law Enforcement Officers
  • Florida 911 Dispatchers

Qualifying first responders should visit SeaWorld.com/FirehouseSubs for more information on how to register. Tickets must be used bySeptember 30, 2016.

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The park also has a tribute program called Waves of Honor. Created in 2001, the Waves of Honor military salute program provides free admission to the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens parks, and Sesame Place for active members of U.S. armed forces and as many as three direct dependents per service member. Information on current active duty and veteran ticket offers is available at WavesOfHonor.com.

SeaWorld Orlando All New Summer Soak Party

 

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SeaWorld Orlando Introduces All New

Summer Soak Party

Summer Heat Brings Delightful Deals For Guests All Summer

Beat the heat like never before at SeaWorld Orlando’s all new Summer Soak Party. Families can take a break from the sun and splash and dance the day away under playful sprinklers and rain curtains.  DJ’s and dancers keep things cool while ice-cold culinary surprises delight guests at this summertime celebration Party Zone.

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The Summer Soak Party takes place daily through August 14 at SeaWorld’s Bayside Stadium from 12 to 6 pm and weekends August 15 through Labor Day.

Exclusive Party Zone Offers

  • $1 Cotton Candy
  • $1 Popcorn
  • $2 Bottled Water
  • $3 Bottled Beer
  • $3 Shamu® Ice Cream Bars
  • $10 Shamu® Bubble Blower
  • $10 Shamu® Misting Fan

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Summer of Mako Deals

In addition to the Summer Soak Party, there are some new great Summer of Mako deals!

  • Free Beer Daily for Pass Members- SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members can now receive a free 12 oz. draft pour of Mako Red Ale daily through August 31. Guests can show their Pass at Terrace Bar, Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen or Spice Mill to receive this daily offer.
  • Christmas in July- Christmas time might still be a few months away, but July is the perfect time to save big on SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration running select nights in November and December. Starting July 21 through July 25, guests can book reservations to Santa’s Fireside Feast – a holiday dinner with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their helpful elves – at a 30% discount. Guests can also purchase discounted Holiday PhotoKey Packages and tickets to SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration for only $69 at SeaWorldOrlando.com.

For the best way to beat the heat and get all the summer deals and competitive ticket offers, visit www.SeaWorldOrlando.com

Aquatica Orlando Hosts Island Nights This Summer

Aquatica Orlando Island Nights 2016 Aquatica Orlando’s “Cool” Island Nights Summer Party Returns 

Island Nights returns to Aquatica every Friday and Saturday evening through August 6

Beat the Central Florida heat this summer at Aquatica Orlando as the park will offer another way to cool off during Island Nights presented by Coca-Cola®.  Taking place every Friday and Saturday night through August 6, guests can enjoy an evening celebration of summer with a special Island Nights soundtrack, extended park hours, a daily happy hour from 5 p.m. to park close, an evening menu sizzlin’ with flavor at Waterstone Grill and an evening kick-off party with a DJ and dancers. Event included with park admission to Aquatica.

Aquatica Orlando’s Summer Nights Include:

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Photo: Aquatica Orlando
  • Evening Party- As the temperature cools down, the fun kicks off.  At 5 p.m., the DJ drops the first beat with a burst of water over the crowd marking the start of Island Nights. Park goers can enjoy the atmosphere all evening long with the Island Night’s dancers or enjoy the tunes broadcasted throughout the park while hitting the slides.
  • Extended Hours- As part of Island Nights, park guests can enjoy extended hours every Friday and Saturday night with the park closing at 8 p.m.
  • Happy Hour and Special Offers- After 5 p.m., select food locations in the park will offer $2 off beer and wine; and half-price Refillable Souvenir Cups. 
  • Sizzlin’ Island Flavors- Waterstone Grill features an Island Nights exclusive menu featuring a mojo pork sandwich and pineapple burger. Banana Beach will offer Hawaiian pizza, curry meatballs and pigeon pea rice.
  • Ihu’s Breakaway Falls- Experience Orlando’s tallest, steepest, and only multi-drop tower slide of its kind as the sun sets across the Orlando skyline. After climbing 80 feet into the air, guests step into one of three breakaway boxes anxiously waiting to see who will drop next as part of this wild ride.

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Aquatica Orlando Island Nights 2016
Photo: Aquatica Orlando

Guests can enjoy Island Nights for just $38 when they buy their tickets in advance online, a $20 savings off of general admission. Guests can also visit both Aquatica and SeaWorld for only $99 with the Choose Your Adventure 2-parks ticket option.

New this year, guests can ride more slides and save time with Quick Queue at Aquatica. With Quick Queue, guests can skip the regular lines and enjoy front-of-the line access to six of the most popular water-slides including Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, Taumata Racer and Omaka Rocka. Quick Queue is available online for as low as $15.

From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches and remarkable animal habitats, Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark has it all. 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 breathtaking animal exhibits.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit AquaticaOrlando.com. Events and times are subject to change. Follow Aquatica on Facebook and Instagram for the latest Island Nights information. Join the conversation with #Aquatica and #IslandNights.

Discovery Cove Launching Sweet 16 Sweepstakes

Discovery Cove Family Sweet 16 Sweepstakes 2016
Photo – Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove Launching Sweet 16 Sweepstakes

Discovery Cove is celebrating their 16th Birthday in a really sweet way! The park has launched a national sweepstakes where one lucky winner and 15 friends will win a trip to Discovery Cove, including roundtrip airfare, two nights’ hotel accommodations, transportation and a VIP guest package.

During their stay at Discovery Cove, all 16 guests will have the opportunity to swim with bottlenose dolphins, snorkel among thousands of tropical fish and rays, play in a fresh-water river and hand-feed exotic birds in an on-site aviary.  The group will have exclusive use of two private cabanas with hammocks, lounge chairs and a well-stocked fridge, as well as complimentary meals, snacks, wetsuits, snorkel gear, towels, lockers and sunscreen.  The package also includes tickets to SeaWorld and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark.

Enter the sweepstakes online at DiscoveryCove.com/Sweet16; entrants must be 18 years old and may enter once a day July 1 through August 14, 2016.  A winner will be announced on August 15, 2016 via email.

Here’s some more information about the Discovery Cove sweepstakes!

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 U.S. (AND D.C.), 18 YEARS AND OLDER.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 8/14/16. For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit https://app.promo.eprize.com/sweet16.  Sponsor: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc., A Delaware Corporation, 9205 Southpark Center Loop Suite 400, Orlando, Florida 32819.