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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Aquatica Orlando Hosts Island Nights This Summer

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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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  • 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.

Best Way To Play:

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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.

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Discovery Cove Launching Sweet 16 Sweepstakes

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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.

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SeaWorld Orlando 4th Of July Weekend

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SeaWorld Orlando is celebrating the 4th of July with four days of special events, concerts, and one of Orlando’s most magnificent fireworks displays during SeaWorld Orlando’s 4th of July Weekend Celebration.

SeaWorld Orlando 4th of July Weekend 

  • Friday, July 1st– Military Appreciation Morning This Friday, SeaWorld Orlando will be opening the park gates one hour early for U.S. active duty military, veterans and up to three guests. Spin, glide, skim and fly on Manta or brave Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest coaster, Mako during exclusive ride time before park opening. Advance ticket and military ID required; visit WavesOfHonor.com for current active duty and veteran ticket offers. Exclusive ride time begins at 8 a.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, July 2 and 3 – Weekend Concerts – Park guests can enjoy performances from Country music icon Lee Greenwood at Bayside Stadium. Greenwood has more than 30 albums to his credit and has received numerous industry awards including Grammy Top Male Vocal Performance and Male Vocalist with Country Music Association.  Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. and are included with park admission. Reserved seating available for $15, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for details.
  • Fireworks Display – This Fourth of July, families and friends can enjoy one of Orlando’s most magnificent fireworks displays at SeaWorld Orlando. During the show the night sky will light up as bursts of bright colors fill the air during this spectacular, patriotic-inspired show featuring the 13th Army Band, Florida National Guard. Fireworks are included with park admission and can best be viewed from Bayside Stadium. The patriotic musical performance begins at 10 p.m. with fireworks promptly following at approximately 10:45 p.m.

SeaWorld Orlando is always awesome about offering affordable ways to upgrade your experience, and for the 4th of July there are two options.

VIP Fireworks Viewing Patio- Enjoy this private VIP Hillside Patio to view the Fourth of July fireworks at SeaWorld. Included in the purchase is this VIP area to watch the fireworks along with one drink ticket redeemable for a beer, wine or soda and dessert selection. Packages starting at $49.00.

Fourth of July Fireworks Reserved Seating- Reserve your seat in advance by purchasing Fourth of July Fireworks Reserved Seating online for $29.00. 

 

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com. Events and times are subject to change. Follow SeaWorld on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest Summer of Mako information.  Join the conversation with #SeaWorld and #SummerOfMako.

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SeaWorld Orlando News: Viva la Música 2016 Details

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Viva la Música Brings Latin Beats & Flavors to Life at SeaWorld Orlando

First two Saturdays will feature Latin sensations Jerry Rivera and Víctor Manuelle

Viva la Música is sizzling back into action at SeaWorld Orlando with new flavors and some of the hottest Hispanic artists in the industry. This fiery, festive celebration runs Saturdays April 16 and 23, and May 7 and 14 and is included with park admission.

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On Saturday, April 16, salsa and Latin music sensation, Jerry Rivera will take the stage.  Rivera has sold more than 11 million records and has topped the Billboard chart with gold and platinum songs.

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Then on Saturday, April 23, Latin Grammy winner, Víctor Manuelle will dazzle guests as he performs hit songs like “No Quería Engañarte” from his multiplatinum albums.

Viva la Música activities begin at 12 p.m. each Saturday at the Bayside pathway, with concerts starting at 3 p.m. at Bayside Stadium.

Foodies and music lovers can enjoy this family-friendly annual festival with new authentic cuisine prepared by SeaWorld’s Executive Chef Hector Colon; live concerts by these internationally acclaimed Hispanic artists and bands; and unique merchandise from local artisans that reflect the true spirit of Latin culture.

FLAVORS TO TASTE

  • Chef’s signature creations – New this year at Mango Joe’s is the Hamburguesa Cubana, a hamburger made with a chorizo, ground beef and pork patty. Plus, guests who visit Seafire Grill, Cypress Bakery and Mango Joe’s will find an array of Latin infused limited-time dishes.
  • New, savory and authentic dishes this year include:

o   Piononos – Sweet plantain stuffed with traditional seasoned ground beef

o   Morcilla – Traditional Latin American blood sausage

o   Sorullitos – Caribbean-style fried polenta sticks

o   Frituras de camarones – Skewered shrimp fritters with fried plantains

o   Lechón asado – Traditional roaster pork rubbed with Caribbean spices

  • Some of the guests’ returning favorites include piraguas (shaved ice with tropical flavors), bacalaítos (fried salted codfish pancakes), pinchos (skewered grilled meat with fried plantains) and tripletas, a hearty sandwich made with roast pork, chicken, steak and cheese topped with potato sticks and a special sauce.
  • Food Sampler Package – For $25, guests looking to try an assortment of new flavors can choose from five samples of select dishes and also receive 15 percent off all food and drink purchases on the event pathway.

Pastries, desserts, beers, margaritas, mojitos, cuba libres, wine and a special house-made sparkling red sangria are also available throughout the event pathway.

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SOUNDS TO HEAR

Every Saturday during Viva la Música, upbeat concerts from internationally renowned stars of reggaeton, salsa, merengue and more will take the stage at SeaWorld Orlando’s Bayside Stadium for exciting live concerts.

Scheduled performances include:

  • Saturday, April 16:  Jerry Rivera
  • Saturday, April 23:  Víctor Manuelle
  • Saturday, May 7:  To be announced
  • Saturday, May 14:  To be announced

Floor Seating Package – Starting at just $15, guests can reserve concert floor seats right in front of the stage act.

*BONUS! – Guests looking to pair their savory cuisine with the perfect Latin beats can purchase the Food Sampler + Front Row Seating Package – Starting at $45, guests can reserve a front row seat (just inches away from the artists), plus enjoy all the benefits of the food sampler package.

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SIGHTS TO SEE

  • Jardín – Returning this year is the Viva la Música garden, providing a more relaxing environment for the entire family, but still just steps away from the main fiesta. Seating and Domino tables are available for guests to relax and enjoy in this area as well.
  • Mercados – Sprinkled across the event pathway will be small shops stationed with original merchandise inspired by the Latin culture and created by local artisans and artists including handmade oil paintings, organic jewelry and much more.
  • Festive Latin Atmosphere – The Bayside pathway will come alive with bright colors, Caribbean décor, dance floors and DJs spinning live music hits.

Viva la Música SeaWorld Orlando 2016

The best way to experience Viva la Música and all of SeaWorld’s special events throughout the year is with a SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass. From now until April 24, guests who purchase a SeaWorld annual pass will also receive access to Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark for free. With an annual pass, guests will also be able to return this summer for the opening of MAKO – Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest rollercoaster.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com. Follow SeaWorld on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay on the beat with Viva la Música. Join the conversation with #SeaWorld and #VivaLaMusica.

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Discovery Cove Announces New Conservation Partnership

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Discovery Cove Guests Swim with the Fishes…Help Save the Reefs

 

Guests who swim among tropical fish at Discovery Cove in Orlando now have a new connection to the world’s oceans: When they swim in the park’s Grand Reef, or participate in the SeaVenture® underwater dive experience, they are surrounded by — and supporting – a conservation research program that aims to protect the world’s most fragile ocean reefs. 

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Rising Tide Conservation is an innovative initiative – started by SeaWorld and now including universities, professional aquarists, aquaculture facilities and retail pet supply companies as partners —   that promotes efforts to breed and raise marine tropical fish in aquaculture facilities rather than collecting them in the wild. Collection of marine tropical fish can cause damage to both the reef and the ecosystem it sustains.  

Discovery Cove directly participates in the program by collecting and donating fish eggs that otherwise would not hatch and purchasing fish that have been raised through the program. The eggs that are collected are sent to partner laboratories in the program to be utilized in breeding research. Discovery Cove Rising Tide Conservation

The Grand Reef at Discovery Cove, which all guests can swim and snorkel in, is now home to hundreds of fish that have been aquacultured through this initiative, and hundreds more that are involved in the research program by providing eggs.

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Additionally, new this year, guests who participate in the SeaVenture program also will directly help support Rising Tide Conservation, as the park is donating five percent of every program purchased. Discovery Cove Rising Tide Conservation Sea Venture

“Rising Tide Conservation is a forward-thinking, innovative program that will have long-term, positive impacts on whole reef-based ecosystems and we are proud of our company’s long-held support of it,” said Discovery Cove Vice President Stewart Clark. “Now guests, too, can see firsthand – and be a part of – the efforts of multiple groups working together to help save reefs.”

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SeaWorld Orlando News: Mako Opening & Sneak Peek #NothingFaster

 

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Mako Opening & Sneak Peek

Two new announcements feed the frenzy for the coming of the hypercoaster

 

Two announcements about the highly anticipated Mako has thrill ride enthusiasts in a frenzy!

SeaWorld Orlando Mako Hypercoaster

The new coaster, which will be Orlando’s tallest, fastest, and longest hypercoaster, will take riders on an adventure like no other as the attraction now has a grand opening date of June 10, 2016.

The countdown in on!!!!!

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Feeding the frenzy is a new live presentation in the park for guests who want a sneak peek starting now. The new presentation gives guests a preview of the ride design, construction and experience, and also shares interesting educational facts about sharks in the wild that need our help.

The preview presentation, called Mako Rising, is now being shown at Nautilus Theater daily at 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.  Audience members enjoy complimentary snacks as they relax in the cool indoor theater and participate in the informative, interactive experience. All audience guests also will receive special in-park offers and the opportunity to win a prize during the presentation.

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You can find out more about the attraction, take a look back to the unveiling of the lead car.

Quick Facts:

  • Opening June 10, 2016, Mako will be the tallest, fastest and longest coaster in Orlando.
  • Mako will be a hypercoaster, designed for speed and relentless “air time”
  • Orlando’s only hypercoaster lures guests to brave tight turns, stomach steep drops and endure shark-attack speeds.
  • Riders will soar up to 200 feet high and reach speeds up to 73 mph.
  • Mako will be the centerpiece of the new two-acre shark-themed realm which also includes Shark Encounter®, Sharks Underwater Grill®, gift shops, and shark- and shipwreck-themed educational experiences.

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Follow the frenzy using the hashtag #NothingFaster. Visit SeaWorld.com/Mako for more information and updates on the new ride.

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Discovery Cove Launches New Vacation Planning Tool

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Discovery Cove now lets guests design the perfect vacation package 

— Hotel stays, meal plans, front-of-line access, reserved seating and multi-park tickets among new package perks —

 

With a few mouse clicks, Discovery Cove guests can now transform a single-day experience into an entire vacation that includes accommodations at one of the park’s official partner hotels.

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Discovery Cove Vacations, a new online booking tool, allows guests to design a custom-tailored package that meets their specific travel needs.  All packages start with a day at Discovery Cove, an all-inclusive resort park best known for its dolphin swim experience.  Once they’ve planned their visit, guests can add a hotel stay in one of 16 partner hotels, many within walking distance. 

 Discovery Cove Serenity Bay

All packages include unlimited admission to SeaWorld Orlando® and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark™, for 14 consecutive days around the date of the reservation, as well as reserved seating at SeaWorlds inspiring shows, 10% off dining and merchandise purchases in the park, early park access on select days, and one Cup that Cares, a build-your-own personalized penguin-shaped character cup available exclusively at SeaWorld’s Antarctica – Empire of the Penguin. In addition, guests who chose any of the Official Hotels of SeaWorld also receive front-of-line access on rides, complimentary transportation to the parks, and access to the exclusive SeaWorld Rescue Tour, a behind-the-scenes look at SeaWorld’s rescue and rehabilitation facilities.  All hotels also offer a fifth night free.

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With so many package extras, the average savings for a family of four is as much as $400.

“One of the biggest benefits of booking a vacation with us is the level of trust guests can have in the process,” said Toni Caracciolo, vice president of marketing and sales for SeaWorld Parks & Resorts.  “Our partner hotels offer a wide range of price points and amenities, and they all maintain the same level of quality and customer service guests have come to expect from our parks.  Its like having a local friend guide you to all the best places while youre in town.” 

Discovery Cove Shelley Dolphin 

Discovery Cove is a one-of-a kind, highly interactive marine park where guests swim with bottlenose dolphins, snorkel among thousands of tropical fish and rays, and play in a fresh-water river.  The all-inclusive day resort also has an on-site aviary where guests hand-feed exotic birds.

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Guests can help themselves throughout the day to freshly prepared meals like sweet Hawaiian chicken, fire-grilled fish and burgers, summer salads and homemade mac-and-cheese. Snacks as well as beer, wine and frozen daiquiris are available all-day to guests.

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Wetsuits, snorkel gear, showers and changing facilities, towels, lockers and environmentally safe sunscreen are complimentary.  Private cabanas with hammocks, lounge chairs and a well-stocked fridge are available for an additional fee.

Discovery Cove Snorkel Bag

To book a Discovery Cove Vacation or get additional information, go to DiscoveryCove.com/Vacations.

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New SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brew And BBQ Discount And Special Offer

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New SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brew And BBQ Discount And Special Offer 

Now through March 6, in celebration of SeaWorld Orlando’s popular Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival, the park is offering a special discount of $20 off SeaWorld single-day tickets purchased in advance, and a FREE ice-cold 5-ounce craft brew served on tap alongside a warm sample of pretzel bites at SeaWorld Orlando. The discounted price for the single-day tickets is $79.

The offer also is available to active SeaWorld annual Pass Members who register online.  Beer and pretzel nuggets should be redeemed at Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen at the park.  Guests must be 21 years of age and a valid photo ID is required.  For more information about this special offer, guests can visit our website at SeaWorldOrlando.com or click here. 

SeaWorld Orlando Bands Brew BBQ

Each weekend now through March 6, guests can enjoy SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival, which features live concerts from top classic rock and country bands and artists, tasty BBQ and thirst-quenching beer. The event is included with regular park admission.

Scheduled performances include:

  • Saturday, February 27:  ALABAMA
  • Sunday, February 28: Foreigner
  • Saturday, March 5: Steve Miller Band
  • Sunday, March 6:  Daughtry

Event festivities begin at 12 p.m. each weekend, with concerts at 4 p.m.*

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Bands, Brew, BBQ Festival information:

This year, SeaWorld’s chef experts fire up the grill with a bold array of BBQ options beyond the ordinary.  From smoky and spicy to sweet and tangy, there are options for every craving, plus guests can match menu items with specific craft brews or a flight of wine. In addition to the signature acts and festivities, the event also will feature a secondary stage to showcase local bands, and a DJ spinning music for guests to show off their line dancing and boot scootin’ skills.Beyond the stage, guests can enjoy a Harley-Davidson Orlando display of motorcycles specifically for Bands, Brew and BBQ along with a collection of classic cars.  Returning this year, the patriotic-themed USO Family Garden will offer animal encounters, Explore Zones and a kid-friendly interactive host making this the perfect place to play for families with young guests. Kids of all ages are invited to enjoy this family-friendly area while they learn to line dance, meet animals and have fun all afternoon.

Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with regular park admission. Stay tuned for the latest event information at SeaWorldOrlando.com as well as SeaWorld’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Join the conversation using #SeaWorld #BandsBrewBBQ.

*Event times, dates and talent are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

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SeaWorld Orlando Mako Lead Car Unveiled #NothingFaster

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SeaWorld Orlando Mako Lead Car Unveiled

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This Summer SeaWorld Orlando Mako will take its first swim as the centerpiece of the Sharks Realm, but we got to see the lead car and it was everything I hoped it would be and more!

SeaWorld Orlando Mako

Mako is a hypercoaster who’s height will top 200 feet with speeds reaching 73 mph on a track that’s nearly a mile long that is filled with tight turns giving a weightless feeling to riders at the top of each hill.

SeaWorld Orlando Mako

What I was really excited to see at the unveiling of the Lead Car was that it was a beautiful blend of design, form, and function.

SeaWorld Orlando Mako

In a collaboration between SeaWorld’s animal experts and ride engineers, the car is inspired by the physiology of an actual Mako shark, including five gills on each side, eye placement, and a sleek hydro-dynamic look.

Also, the colors featured on the lead car also evoke a sense of the ocean where the Mako Shark lurks. I love it!

To reach speeds of 73 mph, Mako is going to have to have some fast wheels! The ride vehicle’s wheels are comprised of a special compound that reduces friction to create a smooth, consistent, and relentlessly fast ride from beginning to end.

SeaWorld Orlando Mako

What I am REALLY looking forward to during Mako is the ‘air time’, the feeling of weightlessness or negative gravity force experienced, and the ride vehicle’s design is super open for a heightened sense of freedom and increased mobility.

SeaWorld Orlando Mako

When you look at Mako’s seat, the first thing that you will notice is that the only restraint is a lap guard on their lower body, which allows for the riders’ upper bodies to be free.

SeaWorld Orlando Mako

I cannot wait to explore the Sharks Realm and take my first ride on SeaWorld Orlando Mako, and I look forward to bringing you even more news about its opening details soon!

 

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SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival Weekend Concert Line-Up

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Scotty McCreery and Dennis DeYoung to Hit the Stage at SeaWorld Orlando

Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival

 

 

The SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival  keeps rocking as Saturday, February 20 hot country music star, Scotty McCreery takes the stage.  ACM and CMT Award winner McCreery has sold more than 2.5 million albums and received both Platinum and Gold album certifications.

SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brew and BBQ Scott McCreery
                                        Scotty McCreery

Then on Sunday, February 21, legendary and founding member of the rock group Styx, Dennis DeYoung will perform.

SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brew and BBQ Dennis DeYoung
                                               Dennis DeYoung

 

The event honors America’s Heroes and featuring live concerts from top classic rock and country bands and artists, tasty BBQ and thirst-quenching beer, and is included with regular park admission. Event festivities begin at 12 p.m. each weekend, with concerts at 4 p.m.*

In addition to the signature acts and festivities, the event also will feature a secondary stage to showcase local bands, and a DJ spinning music for guests to show off their line dancing and boot scootin’ skills.

Beyond the stage, guests can enjoy a Harley-Davidson Orlando display of motorcycles specifically for Bands, Brew and BBQ along with a collection of classic cars.

Returning this year, the patriotic-themed USO Family Garden will offer animal encounters, Explore Zones and a kid-friendly interactive host making this the perfect place to play for families with young guests. Kids of all ages are invited to enjoy this family-friendly area while they learn to line dance, meet animals and have fun all afternoon.

SPECIAL PACKAGES:

SeaWorld Orlando Bands Brew BBQ

For a VIP experience, packages with reserved seating are available.

  • VIP Front Row Seating & BBQ Package – Starting at just $40, guests can reserve a front row seat (just inches from the artists); enjoy a delicious BBQ Tasting Sampler, and one Quick Queue unlimited.
  • Concert Floor Seating & Quick Queue – Starting at just $24, guests can reserve floor seats right in front of the band and Quick Queue unlimited. 

This year, SeaWorld’s chef experts fire up the grill with a bold array of BBQ options beyond the ordinary.  From smoky and spicy to sweet and tangy, there are options for every craving, plus guests can match menu items with specific craft brews or a flight of wine.

SeaWorld Orlando Bands Brew BBQ

New this year, connoisseurs of BBQ and craft brews can delight in sizzling sampler packages sure to elevate the taste buds.

SPECIAL BANDS, BREW & BBQ PACKAGES INCLUDE:

SeaWorld Orlando Bands Brew BBQ

  • BBQ Tasting Sampler – Guests can choose up to five menu items from SeaWorld’s sampler selections at any of the Bands, Brew & BBQ food locations for just $20.
  • Craft Brew Sampler – Guests sample 10 ice-cold craft beers — from a selection of more than 30 brews — for just $30.
  • BBQ Tasting and Craft Brew Sampler (Best Value) – This sampler includes five menu items and five craft brew samples along the Bands, Brew & BBQ Pathway –all for only $35.

MILITARY OFFER – ACTIVE DUTY AND VETERANS

Waves of Honor SeaWorld Orlando

  • SeaWorld Orlando also is proud to offer a special discount for enlisted men and women and veterans during this event, including 50% off the standard price of the 2016 Fun Card, which allows unlimited admission to SeaWorld all year for the price of a single-day ticket. Military also get 10% off special sampler Bands, Brew & BBQ packages. For more details, visit wavesofhonor.com.

LIMITED TIME OFFER – 2016 SEAWORLD ORLANDO FUN CARD

SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card 2016

  • As a special discount for purchasing early — now through March 6 — guests who purchase a Fun Card will pay for less than a day and play all year long. During this special timeframe, the 2016 SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card is just $94 plus tax, which is a $5 savings.

Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with regular park admission. Stay tuned for the latest event information and artist announcements on SeaWorldOrlando.com as well as SeaWorld’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Join the conversation using #SeaWorld #BandsBrewBBQ.  Pay for less than a day Fun Card must be redeemed in-park by March 6, 2016. Taxes, shipping, and service fees not included.

 

*Event times, dates and talent are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

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SeaWorld Orlando News: Bands, Brew & BBQ Kicks Off This Weekend

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SeaWorld Orlando News: Bands, Brew & BBQ Kicks Off This Weekend with Smash Mouth and Gladys Knight

 

It’s time again to eat, drink and rock at SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ festival every Saturday and Sunday, February 13 through March 6. The event is in partnership with USO Central Florida and honors America’s heroes.  It features live concerts from top classic rock and country musical artists, tasty BBQ and thirst-quenching brews, and special discounts for active duty military and veterans.

This year’s event kicks off with live performances by the unstoppable multi-platinum, Grammy nominated Smash Mouth on Saturday, February 13,and R&B legend, Gladys Knight, fondly known as the “Empress of Soul” on Sunday, February 14.  Event festivities begin at 12 p.m. each weekend, with concerts at 4 p.m.*

SeaWorld Orlando Bands Brew BBQ Header February 13 2016

In addition to the signature acts and festivities, the event also will feature a secondary stage to showcase local bands, and a DJ spinning music for guests to show off their line dancing and boot scootin’ skills.

Beyond the stage, guests can enjoy a Harley-Davidson Orlando display of motorcycles specifically for Bands, Brew and BBQ along with a collection of classic cars.

SeaWorld Orlando Bands Brew BBQ

Returning this year, the patriotic-themed USO Family Garden will offer animal encounters, Explore Zones and a kid-friendly interactive host making this the perfect place to play for families with young guests. Kids of all ages are invited to enjoy this family-friendly area while they learn to line dance, meet animals and have fun all afternoon.

SeaWorld Orlando Bands Brew BBQ

SPECIAL PACKAGES:

For a VIP experience, packages with reserved seating are available.

  • VIP Front Row Seating & BBQ Package – Starting at just $40, guests can reserve a front row seat (just inches from the artists); enjoy a delicious BBQ Tasting Sampler, and one Quick Queue unlimited.
  • Concert Floor Seating & Quick Queue – Starting at just $24, guests can reserve floor seats right in front of the band and Quick Queue unlimited. 

SeaWorld Orlando Bands Brew BBQ

This year, SeaWorld’s chef experts fire up the grill with a bold array of BBQ options beyond the ordinary.  From smoky and spicy to sweet and tangy, there are options for every craving, plus guests can match menu items with specific craft brews or a flight of wine.

New this year, connoisseurs of BBQ and craft brews can delight in sizzling sampler packages sure to elevate the taste buds.

SPECIAL BANDS, BREW & BBQ PACKAGES INCLUDE:

  • BBQ Tasting Sampler – Guests can choose up to five menu items from SeaWorld’s sampler selections at any of the Bands, Brew & BBQ food locations for just $20.
  • Craft Brew Sampler – Guests sample 10 ice-cold craft beers — from a selection of more than 30 brews — for just $30.
  • BBQ Tasting and Craft Brew Sampler (Best Value) – This sampler includes five menu items and five craft brew samples along the Bands, Brew & BBQ Pathway –all for only $35.

MILITARY OFFER – ACTIVE DUTY AND VETERANS

Waves of Honor SeaWorld Orlando

  • SeaWorld Orlando also is proud to offer a special discount for enlisted men and women and veterans during this event, including 50% off the standard price of the 2016 Fun Card, which allows unlimited admission to SeaWorld all year for the price of a single-day ticket. Military also get 10% off special sampler Bands, Brew & BBQ packages. For more details, visit wavesofhonor.com.

 

LIMITED TIME OFFER – 2016 SEAWORLD ORLANDO FUN CARD

SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card 2016

  • As a special discount for purchasing early — now through March 6 — guests who purchase a Fun Card will pay for less than a day and play all year long. During this special timeframe, the 2016 SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card is just $94 plus tax, which is a $5 savings.

SeaWorld Orlando Bands Brew BBQ

Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with regular park admission. Stay tuned for the latest event information and artist announcements onSeaWorldOrlando.com as well as SeaWorld’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Join the conversation using #SeaWorld #BandsBrewBBQ.  Pay for less than a day Fun Card must be redeemed in-park by March 6, 2016. Taxes, shipping, and service fees not included.

 

*Event times, dates and talent are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.*

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