SeaWorld Orlando hosts Inaugural Rescue Run

SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Run January 2020

SeaWorld Orlando’s Rescue Run benefiting the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund on Saturday, January 25, 2020

Spend time with friends and family as you run, skip, jog, or stroll through SeaWorld Orlando’s Inaugural Rescue Run!

This inaugural event benefiting the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund takes place on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Enjoy the relaxing ambiance of the park’s picturesque pathways and catch a glimpse of SeaWorld’s animals before you cross the finish line at Shamu Stadium. There’s even an exclusive Whale Show at the conclusion of the event.

SeaWorld’s Rescue Run also features a fun packed Kids Run for participants ages 7 and under so it’s sure to be a hit with the entire family.  SeaWorld Rescue themed awards, medals for all participants, and plenty of surprises along the way, this is certain to be a memorable day for racers of all ages. Your exclusive Whale Show, for all participants and a limited number of spectators, is the perfect way to wrap up your race. Race participants and guests can then stay and play following the event with a special day-of ticket offer.

This family-friendly fun run benefits the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. Since its inception in 2003, the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund has provided well over $17 million in grants to over 1,200 organizations – from global organizations to grassroots groups.

Beneficiary Information

SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Run 2020

This event will benefit the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. 

EVERY SINGLE PENNY goes toward these conservation projects! Your donations save lives… One of the greatest benefits of the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund is that 100% of your contribution will support animal rescue, habitat protection and conservation education programs in the U.S. and around the world.

All expenses and overhead for the Fund are provided by SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, so every single penny you donate goes directly to the projects supported by the fund.

SeaWorld Orlando Entrance Rescue Run

Location

SeaWorld Orlando, 7007 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

Event Morning Timeline

  • 5:45 a.m. – Registration and Packet Pickup Opens (near SeaWorld main entrance)
  • 6:00 a.m. – Parking lot closes (Please plan to be on-site at least 45 minutes prior to race start)
  • 7:00 a.m. – START of the 3 Mile FUN RUN
  • 7:15 a.m. – Finish line festival begins with SeaWorld Animals and Characters awaiting you at the post-race festival
  • 8:00 a.m. – Awards Ceremony (near the finish line area)
  • 8:30 a.m. – Kids Fun Run Start
  • 9:15 a.m. – FREE Whale Show experience (20 – 25 minute show) 

Race Amenities

  • Inaugural SeaWorld’s Rescue Run Finisher’s medal for Fun Run participants
  • Commemorative SeaWorld’s Rescue Run Race T-Shirt (adult sizes and unisex)
  • Commemorative SeaWorld’s Rescue Run Water Bottle
  • Finish Line Festival with food and refreshments
  • SeaWorld Surprises will await you at the Finish Line Festival
  • Kids Fun Run inside SeaWorld Orlando near Shamu Stadium with a Finisher’s medal
  • Free Race Day parking
  • Post-race Whale Show (limited spectator tickets) 

Fees

FUN RUN Registration Fees

  • $50 through November 15, 2019
  • $55 from November 16 – December 31, 2019
  • $60 from January 1 – January 24, 2020
  • $65 Day of Race (January 25, 2020)

KIDS FUN RUN Registration Fees

  • $10 through January 24, 2020
  • $15 Day of Race (January 25, 2020)

Spectator Whale Show Ticket

  • $15 through January 24, 2020
  • $20 Day of Race (January 25, 2020)

All Registration Fees for the Fun Run Event, Kids Fun Run, and Spectator Show Ticket – includes FREE parking at SeaWorld.

14 & under / 65 & over through January 24th will receive $5.00 OFF. This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts.

All SeaWorld Ambassadors (employees), Annual Pass Members, and Military will receive 10% OFF the registration fee through January 24th ONLY. Employee ID, Annual Pass and ID, and Military ID must be shown at time of Packet Pick-up. This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts. 

********ALL ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND RACE REGISTRATIONS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE********THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT********NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER********

RACE DAY REGISTRATION FOR ALL EVENTS & SHOW – Cash, checks made payment to “SeaWorld Orlando”, and credit card payments will be accepted on race day.

Special Admission Offer

50% off a Single-Day SeaWorld Orlando ticket for SeaWorld’s Rescue Run participates, valid from January 25 – February 9, 2020.

Race T-Shirts

All participants who register for the 3 Mile event will receive a 100% ring-spun soft cotton unisex t-shirt. Sizes are guaranteed through January 18, 2020.

Finisher Medals for both events

All PAID participants will receive a custom SeaWorld’s Rescue Run themed finisher medal that participate in the 3 Mile event and the Kid’s Run!

Post Race Whale Show

All PAID Fun Run participants will have FREE access to this private and exclusive Whale Show. This exclusive show will follow all events beginning approximately at 9:15am.

Weather and Safety Information

Races will be held rain or shine, however, if there is severe weather in the area, the race start may be delayed or canceled. As a reminder, registration feeds are non-refundable and non-transferable.

In order to ensure of all runners safety, bicycles, roller skates, in-line skates, baby carriers, and dogs are prohibited from the race course. It is VERY important for you to stay alert throughout the race, stay inside cones, and obey all race signage. Jogging strollers are permitted but must start in the back.

Strollers

Strollers are allowed in the 3 Mile event. Nurturing future generations of runners is a priority and demonstrating healthy lifestyles to kids is special. We do ask those registrants participating with a stroller, must line up after the runners and walkers at the start line. Please listen for directions on where to line up at on the day of the race. Only paid participants of the 3 Mile event will receive a finisher medal. If you would like your child to receive the medal, you will have to register them for the 3 Mile event. 

SeaWorld’s Rescue Kids Run

Following the Fun Run event, we will host a KIDS RUN! All kids must be registered and the Kids Run capacity is capped at 1,000. You can register your child in advance or on Race Day at the main registration area in the morning. All kids who participate will receive a Kids Fun Run Finisher Medal and a SeaWorld Rescue animal themed fun item! Distances will vary between ages ranging from a 50 yard dash to a 200 yard dash. No race t-shirts will be given out for the Kids Fun Run. 

Early Packet Pickup

More details to follow on early Packet Pickup with dates, times, and location! 

RACE DAY – Or you can opt to pick up your packet on Race Day beginning at 6:00am. However, please do allow additional time to pick up your packet on race day due to parking and potentially long lines.

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Halloween Spooktacular Returns to SeaWorld Orlando

Halloween Spooktacular SeaWorld Orlando 2019

Enjoy Halloween Spooktacular featuring an all-new parade, a dance party, and trick-or-treating for candy and goodies throughout SeaWorld Orlando

It’s an ocean of Halloween fun for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular. 

During this daytime Halloween event you can explore our slightly spooky trick or treat trail, meet silly Halloween characters, and more in this family-friendly event every weekend until October 27, 2019.

The best part? Just like all the other celebrations at SeaWorld Orlando the fun is included in park admission.

All-New Sesame Street Halloween Parade

Halloween Spooktacular SeaWorld Orlando 2019

The Sesame Street Halloween Parade comes to Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld for the first time this fall. 

This colorful parade features fun music that will get the entire family in the Halloween spirit as they dance and play along as Elmo, The Count, Big Bird and friends dress up for Halloween. 

Filled with surprises galore and silly, furry, Halloween fun the Sesame Street Halloween Parade happens, weather permitting, each weekend of Halloween Spooktacular. 

Trick-or-Treating

Halloween Spooktacular SeaWorld Orlando 2019

Costumed youngsters can trick-or-treat for ghoulish goodies throughout the park. 

Each candy station on the trick-or-treat trail features an assortment of candy favorites including Swedish Fish, Smarties, and Airheads to name a few.

Trick-or-Treating Bags

Halloween Spooktacular SeaWorld Orlando 2019

In an effort to protect the seas, SeaWorld Orlando is asking guests to bring a reusable bag or Halloween bucket from home for treats or to visit the SeaWorld Store, Mermaid Grotto, or the Merchandise Bayside Huts to purchase a reusable bag for $2 (while supplies last).

Pet’s Ahoy Halloween

Halloween Spooktacular SeaWorld Orlando 2019

Dogs, cats, ducks, doves, potbellied pigs, and surprise animal guest stars show what SeaWorld Orlando’s encouragement-based training techniques can accomplish in a special Halloween version of this show that will have the whole family laughing from beginning to end. 

Halloween Dance Party

Halloween Spooktacular SeaWorld Orlando 2019

Children can join a cast of silly Halloween Spooktacular characters for a Halloween Dance Party where they participate in line-dancing favorites as music and fun fill the air along the Trick-or-Treat Trail.

Meet a Mermaid

Halloween Spooktacular SeaWorld Orlando 2019

Go beneath the waves to meet a friendly Halloween mermaid each event day in this immersive experience along the Trick-or-Treat trail.

Halloween Spooktacular SeaWorld Orlando 2019

SeaWorld Orlando is always offering some amazing deals, and this fall you can get a free kids ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket.

Here’s a look at the fine print:

  • Enjoy one free child admission (ages 3-9) with each full paid adult admission to SeaWorld Orlando. 
  • Valid for admission to SeaWorld Orlando on SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular weekends only. 
  • Dates are September 28-29, October 5-6, October 12-13, October 19-20, and October 26-27. 
  • Offer ends September 29, 2019. 
  • Product is non-refundable. 
  • Paid adult ticket is non-transferrable. 
  • Complimentary ticket does not need to be used on the same day as the paid ticket. 
  • Limit one free child ticket with each full paid adult ticket. 
  • Free child ticket must be added to cart at time of purchase. 
  • Offer will not be available for purchase at the park entrance.
  • Price does not include taxes, service fees or parking. 
  • This ticket is non-transferable, non-refundable, not for resale, void if altered, will not be replaced if lost or stolen and may be confiscated without restitution for misuse.
  • Not valid for special events or separately ticketed events. 
  • This offer is not to be combined with any other special offers or discounts. 
  • Savings based on general admission prices. 
  • Offer subject to change without notice. 
  • The eTicket must be purchased and presented prior to arrival
Halloween Spooktacular SeaWorld Orlando 2019

Also, if are looking to show off your costumes, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • All guests are welcome to dress up in costumes, although only those 12 and younger are allowed to wear masks. 
  • Guests who are ages 13 and older may not wear masks or hoods in the park.
  • All costumes are subject to the normal dress code for the park. 
  • Face painting is not permitted on any guests unless it is done by in-park artists.

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Theme Parks: September 13-15, 2019

If you are looking to plan your weekend in the theme parks, look no further!

Here’s what’s going on in the theme parks September 13-15, 2019, park by park!

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida

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Universal Orlando Resort

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando returns to Universal Studios Florida to take fear to the max on select nights through November 2, 2019. 

During this year’s all-new Halloween Horror Nights, the 80’s return with a vengeance bringing with them some of the biggest frights of the era with 10 totally terrifying haunted houses, five pulse-pounding scare zones, and outrageous live entertainment. 

Don’t forget that you can save up to $52 on your HHN when you purchase it in advance online!

Craft Beer Festival at SeaWorld Orlando

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SeaWorld is serving up an incredible party for craft beer lovers. SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival features more than 100 crafts brews and specialty menus weekends September 7 – October 27. 

Sample an unbeatable mix of domestic, international and local Florida favorites. Plus savor more than 20 food items expertly paired to match your preferred brew. 

To get the most brews for your bucks, make sure to purchase a 12 ($54 plus tax) or 8 ($40 plus tax) Lanyard!

This is the one craft beer celebration you won’t want to miss!

Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle Debut

Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle is Coming to Universal Orlando Resort this September
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As darkness falls on select nights starting September 14 the all-consuming Dark Arts will be unleashed in Hogsmeade when the all-new light projection experience, Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle, will make its highly-anticipated debut at Universal’s Islands of Adventure at the Universal Orlando Resort.

The nighttime show utilizing state-of-the-art projection mapping, special effects and lighting to bring a new dimension of magic to life on the majestic Hogwarts castle. 

But before the experience, an ominous green light and fog will permeate the village, signaling the arrival of the Death Eaters. They’ll eerily roam throughout Hogsmeade, lurking amongst guests – practicing the Dark Arts with complete disregard of wizarding laws.

This marks the first time that guests at Universal Orlando will be able to encounter Death Eaters – devoted followers of Lord Voldemort known for their allegiance and practice of the Dark Arts – as part of their experience in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade.

As the Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle begins Hogwarts Castle is illuminated with a darker side of the wizarding world sinister creatures and villains – such as Dementors, Aragog, Mountain Trolls, Thestrals and more – cloak the castle through a mesmerizing display of light, music and special effects. 

To help battle these dark forces, guests will be asked to summon their inner strength and bravely face the Dark Arts and the visage of the powerful Dark wizard Lord Voldemort, until the Patronus spell – to cast one of the most famous, difficult and powerful defense of the Dark Arts charms in the wizarding world.

The highly anticipated Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle will run select nights September 14 through November 15 in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. 

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

2019 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
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Get your favorite costume ready and make your plans to live it up—collecting candies, sweets and delightful treats—all while Magic Kingdom park thrills and chills you with special fireworks, eerie entertainment and Disney Characters that go bump in the night as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party kicks off tonight at the Magic Kingdom!

Best of all: since this event is “not-so-scary,” children of every age can enjoy the fun! 

The party starts at 7pm, but you can get in with MNSSHP ticket as early as 4pm, to enjoy the exclusive entertainment, merchandise, special treats, ride overlays, trick-or-treating, parade, and all-new nighttime spectacular hosted by Jack Skellington. 

Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular (Fireworks Extravaganza)

Gather ‘round as your host—Jack Skellington—delights with this not so scary-tale that proves anything can happen at Halloween!

During a frightfully fun fireworks display, Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy are spirited away to a mysterious haunted house where they encounter dancing skeletons, waltzing ghosts and a sinister gathering of Disney villains!

Don’t miss this dazzling spectacular featuring state-of-the-art projection effects, lasers, light and fireworks during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Descendance Party

Join your favorite Villain Kids for some wickedly good beats and fun photo ops at Cosmic Rays beginning on the August 16th party.

Ride Overlays

  • Mad Tea Party – special lighting and music takes this wild attraction up an even madder notch
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – take care as live pirates join in on your adventure in search of treasure
  • Space Mountain – hurtle through total darkness to the “riffs and chords of a new hard-rockin’ soundtrack”. 
  • Monster’s Inc. (NEW for 2019) – join your favorite comic cast of monsters as they learn all about Halloween in the human world

Returning favorites include:

  • “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade,” which happens twice nightly and features favorite Disney characters dressed in their Halloween best, along with the Disney villains and a cavalcade of fiendishly fun floats. But the coolest part is that the Headless Horseman rides the route (weather permitting) before the parade.
    • new this year are floats and updates to the parade. Joining the Haunted Mansion waltzing spirits will be the spectral bride from the attraction. There will also be two new Tomorrowland inspired floats: one featuring Buzz Lightyear and alien explorers and the other with the Incredibles and Edna Mode. 
  • The popular live show “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular,” featuring the Sanderson Sisters and Disney villains the likes of Oogie Boogie, Dr. Facilier and Maleficent.
  • Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam in Fantasyland is the spot for all of the young partygoers to get their groove on with favorite Disney Junior characters like Doc McStuffins and Vampirina.
  • In Frontierland, prospector Cactus-Flower Cate rounds up youngsters for the “Frontierland Costume Promenade,” encouraging them to show off their costumes in a quest for the greatest treasure in the land – candy! The “Frontierland Costume Promenade” takes place just prior to each run of Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade.
  • Trick-or-treating throughout the park!
    • If you have dietary concerns, Disney has you covered!!! There is a special way that you can trick-or-treat. You will go to the Trick-or-Treat locations throughout the park to collect tokens that can be redeemed for treats you can enjoy!

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 

23rd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is celebrating its 24th year with even more global marketplaces, entertainment, special events, and fun as the festival happens daily through November 19, 2019!

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is:

  • A culinary mashup of global cultures and gourmet innovations with 30 festive global food and wine marketplaces extending from Future World to encircle the World Showcase promenade
  • Fun for the entire family including the Disney du Jour Dance Party in Future World & Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt
  • The popular Eat to the Beat Concert Series
    • Tiffany September 13 through 15 
  • And special add-on seminars, demonstrations, and parties throughout the festival!

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Fall Celebrations at SeaWorld Orlando

Fall Celebrations at SeaWorld Orlando 2019

SeaWorld Orlando Fall is fun, savings, and special events every weekend

Summer may have come to end, but at SeaWorld Orlando that means the fun has just begun!

This fall, SeaWorld offers the perfect events for guests of all ages, included with park admission—from the Craft Beer Festival to Halloween Spooktacular to the award-winning Christmas celebration, and the return of the Fun Card for guests who want to experience the park over and over again for the remainder of 2019 and all of 2020!

“Just because summer is wrapping up, doesn’t mean the fun stops at SeaWorld theme parks,” said Kyle Miller, Interim President of SeaWorld Orlando.  “We have several fall and holiday seasonal events just around the corner that the whole family will love. We can’t wait to kick off special events like Craft Beer Festival, Spooktacular, Praise Wave and SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.  We are also really excited to be able to debut the 2020 Fun Card now and offer our guests the ability to experience all these great events and the park for the rest of 2019 and for all of 2020 for a really incredible price.”

SeaWorld Orlando Craft Beer Festival—Brewing Weekends until October 27

November 2018 Theme Park Events - SeaWorld Orlando Craft Beer Festival
SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld is serving up an incredible party for craft beer lovers! SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival features more than 100 crafts brews.

Sample an unbeatable mix of domestic, international and local Florida favorites. Plus savor more than 20 food items expertly paired to match your preferred brew.

The fun is brewing longer weekends between now and October 27 and is included with park admission.

SeaWorld Orlando Halloween Spooktacular—Weekends September 21-October 27

SeaWorld Orlando Halloween Spooktacular
SeaWorld Orlando

Guests of all ages can join their favorite furry friends from Sesame Street as Count von Count, Elmo, Big Bird, and all the gang celebrate the season in our All-New Sesame Street Halloween Parade.  

Families will also enjoy a Halloween Dance Party and meet spooky characters along our new trick-or-treat trail. For this special event, children are welcome to dress in their Halloween costumes and take part in this frightfully fun Halloween experience.

The Halloween fun takes place every weekend September 21 through October 27 and is included with park admission.

SeaWorld Orlando Praise Wave—Saturdays November 2-16

SeaWorld Orlando Praise Wave Music Festival
SeaWorld Orlando

With the return of Praise Wave, guests can celebrate Christian fellowship and fun at SeaWorld Orlando.

Uplifting, live concerts from the hottest names in Christian music will light up the stage at Nautilus Theater, included with park admission on Saturdays November 2-16.

SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration—November 23-December 31

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SeaWorld Orlando

The joys of the holiday season come to life at SeaWorld.  More than 3 million lights blanket the park in holiday cheer as guests immerse themselves in the sight, sounds and tastes of the season.  The event features stunning live shows, scrumptious holiday treats and opportunities to visit Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, all included with park admission.

SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card Returns

SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card

The best way to experience all that SeaWorld Orlando has to offer this fall and beyond is with a Fun Card.   

For a limited time, with the purchase of a SeaWorld Fun Card for the price of a single day ticket or $104.99 or $159.98 for SeaWorld and Aquatica, guests can visit the park for the remainder of 2019 and all of 2020 with limited black out dates. 

Also as a bonus, for a limited time guests purchasing a new Fun Card will receive 3 free samples for the Craft Beer Festival through September 29.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com. All ticket purchases help to fund wildlife rescue and rehabilitation efforts, habitat protections, and ocean health initiatives. 

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Thrill Fest Ride Night at SeaWorld Orlando

Thrill Fest Ride Night at SeaWorld Orlando 2019

Celebrate National Roller Coaster Day by riding your favorite coasters at the most thrilling time of day – nighttime – during Thrill Fest Ride Night!

For the second year in a row, and just in time for National Coaster Day, SeaWorld Orlando will host Thrill Fest Ride Night on August 16th with extended park hours. 

Included in admission, guests can take the coaster challenge and ride all of their favorite thrills at SeaWorld Orlando: Manta, Mako, Infinity Falls, Kraken and Journey to Atlantis will stay open until 11:00 pm for coaster enthusiasts to enjoy during Thrill Fest Ride Night.

Thrill Fest Ride Night SeaWorld Orlando 2019

Ride Night Coaster Tech Talk

Go Behind-the-Scenes and experience an exclusive “Coaster Tech Talk” with our Operations and Ride Maintenance teams to see one of the Mako trains inside the “coaster house” and learn from the experts about its unique features.

This free 20-30 minute tour will be limited to 50 guests per tour and available on a first-come, first-serve basis at 1 pm and 2:30 pm on August 16. Guests must sign up in person at the Mako Gift Shop in order to participate.

Extended Happy Hour

Happy Hour, featuring buy one, get one free drinks will be extended at Waterway Grill and Flamecraft Bar until 11 pm on August 16.

Ride Photo Special Offer

Valid throughout National Roller Coaster Day, on August 16 guests can purchase five ride photos for $20, redeemable at Adventure Photo in the park.

And don’t forget to take advantage of the 2019 SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card with Aquatica Orlando option exclusively for Florida residents!!!
SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card 2019 Thrill Fest Ride Night

With the SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card you can pay less than a day to play all year when you buy a 2019 SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card for $79.99, and now you can add Aquatica for only $20 more! 

Here are some things to know about the 2019 SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card: 

  • Blockout dates apply. 
    • SeaWorld Orlando Blockout Dates for 2019: Sept. 1 | Nov. 30 | Dec. 1, 22, 26-31. 
    • Aquatica Orlando Blockout Dates for 2019: July 20, 27 | August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | Sept 1.
  • Offer only available to Florida Residents.
  • Limited-time offer ends August 11. 
  • Parking, service fees and taxes not included. 
  • Savings based on full-paid adult single-day admission to SeaWorld and Aquatica Orlando. 
  • 2019 Fun Card valid through December 25, 2019 at SeaWorld Orlando and December 31, 2019 at Aquatica Orlando. 
  • Fun Card does not include admission to select special events or discounts on food and merchandise. 
  • Offer only available to Florida Residents. 
  • Non-transferable and non-refundable. 
  • Not valid with any other discounts or special offers. 
  • Other restrictions may apply. 
  • Subject to change without prior notice.

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Summer 2019 In Central Florida’s Theme Parks

This summer the theme parks of Central Florida are debuting new offerings, and we are breaking them all down for you!

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Walt Disney World Resort

Disney’s Animal Kingdom
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Photo: Walt Disney World | David Roark, photographer

For over two years “Rivers of Light” has filled the Discovery River Amphitheater at Disney’s Animal Kingdom nightly with stunning imagery and mystical music, and this summer a new, enhanced version of the show called “Rivers of Light: We are One” brings a distinctively Disney twist to the nighttime pageant. 

The new chapter introduces new imagery featuring familiar animal characters from Disneynature films and classic moments from Disney animation with familiar Disney themes mixed into the original score.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios
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Disney’s Hollywood Studios is celebrating its 30th Anniversary, and while Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open later in the summer a new nighttime projection show has already debuted at the park.

The “Wonderful World of Animation” transforms the facade of the Chinese Theatre nightly into a tribute to animation with sequences from beloved films like “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Incredibles,” “Coco”, and many more. 

Epcot
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At the end of the summer after nearly 20 years, “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” will be ending its nightly run on Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon.

The show which filled the park with with energetic music, fireworks, special effects, lasers, and so much more will make way for the debut of the “Epcot Forever” limited-time spectacle on October 1, 2019. 

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon
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H2O Glow Nights are back at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon  on select nights until August 24th, bringing an electric celebration inspired by the Toy Story Toon, “Partysaurus Rex” to the water park for a second summer.

This after-hours special ticketed event boasts shorter wait times for popular water attractions, special entertainment, character meet-and-greets, exclusive food and beverage offerings, and so much more!

SeaWorld Orlando 

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At SeaWorld Orlando, when the sun goes down the night comes to life as Electric Ocean brings an exotic world of light and music filled with glowing sea creatures, DJ entertainment, special shows, and a spectacular display of fireworks to the park on select nights until September 1, 2019.

The Electric Ocean celebrations are included with your admission to SeaWorld Orlando.

Universal Orlando Resort

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This summer an epic new addition is coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure will be the first-of-its-kind ‘Story Coaster’ that will take guests into the Forbidden Forest, far beyond the grounds of Hogwarts castle, on an adventure past towering trees, magical creatures, and impossible obstacles bringing riders close to some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures.

LEGOLAND Florida

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Photo: LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland

The LEGOLAND Florida Resort is celebrating the summer with six weekends of Awe-Summer Events that are bigger and better than ever before! 

Joining fan favorite events Red, White & Boom and Fire Safety weekend, THE LEGOMOVIE DAYS will offer guests a special theater-to-theme park experience filled with THE LEGO MOVIE characters, special activities, and more!

All of these Awe-Summer Events are included with theme park admission and select annual passes.

BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY

Summer 2019 Theme Parks Central Florida Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Hollywood Studios Epcot Typhoon Lagoon LEGOLAND Florida SeaWorld Orlando Electric Ocean Illuminations Universal Orlando Resort Universal's Islands of Adventure Harry Potter Wizarding World Hogsmeade Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Summer Nights 2019
Photo: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay heat up when the sun goes down, including extended hours every night through August 11 and fireworks each Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Music, entertainment, special event food, and more to create a vibrant nightlife atmosphere surrounding Florida’s best thrill rides. In addition to fan-favorite coasters, thrill seekers can now take on Tigris, Florida’s tallest launch coaster, in an exciting new way after dark. The triple-launch coaster takes thrills to new heights as riders face a 150’ upward surge, dramatic heartline roll and top speeds exceeding 60 miles per hour through the night sky.

Make sure you follow along on our summer shenanigans on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

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KareKare Curl at Aquatica Orlando

KareKare Curl Aquatica Orlando

For the second year in a row, Aquatica Orlando has opened a new attraction – KareKare Curl – brining a new thrill to my favorite waterpark!

In case you were wondering where the attraction gets its name, let me tell you!

“KareKare” means “waves” in the Maori language and when combined with “Curl” meaning in a curved shape, this new ride could be described as a “curve shaped wave” which riders will experience when climbing the vertical wave wall in a high-adrenaline experience full of moments of weightlessness. 

As with any new attraction, there are a few things know about before you board your raft to take on. KareKare Curl.

Know Before You Go – KareKare Curl

On KareKare, there are no single riders allowed and the ride requires two riders per raft.

weight KareKare Curl Aquatica Orlando

The maximum weight combined of both riders is 400 lbs (182 kgs) with an individual maximum weight of 250 lbs (113 kgs).

KareKare Curl Aquatica Orlando
First off…sorry for the feet pic… You and your ride buddy will have to step on a scale to check that you meet weight requirements. This may seem awkward at first, but just remember that it is for your safety and that rider groups are switched often.

Riders must be 48 inches tall to ride KareKare Curl.

KareKare Curl Aquatica Orlando

There is a new raft design for KareKare Curl where you ride face to face with your ride buddy.

KareKare Curl Aquatica Orlando

More timid riders are able to wear a life vest, and they’re free to use and can be found just outside of the entrance to the attraction,

KareKare Curl Aquatica Orlando

Currently, KareKare Curl is not part of their Quick Queue program…but it looks like it will be later this year!

KareKare Curl Aquatica Orlando

You can take a look at the full list of Safety Instructions below…

KareKare Curl Aquatica Orlando

Will you be taking a ride on KareKare Curl at Aquatica? I know I will!!!

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Seven Seas Food Festival Returns to SeaWorld Orlando

Seven Seas Food Festival Returns to SeaWorld Orlando

The Seven Seas Food Festival invites guests to sip, sample, and savor their way around SeaWorld Orlando and enjoy live entertainment each Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday until May 5, 2019. 

The Seven Seas Food Festival showcases what SeaWorld Orlando does best, festivals that pack a punch that are included with theme park admission. 

Seven Seas Food Festival SeaWorld Orlando 2019

Seven Seas Food Festival Marketplaces

Chef Héctor Colón and his culinary team at SeaWorld Orlando have created over 180 unique eats that are paired with distinct beverages from around the world. 

Authentic Asian, Latin, European, Polynesian, and North Atlantic dishes can be found at Festival Markets located throughout the park.

Seven Seas Food Festival SeaWorld Orlando 2019

SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival takes place on Friday evenings from 4:00 pm to 9:00pm then on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am with all locations in full operation by 12:00 pm.

Like all food served at SeaWorld Orlando, each item at the Seven Seas Food Festival reflects the park’s commitment to sustainable foods and farming crafted with organic ingredients, cage-free eggs, regional produce, and sustainable seafood.

Seven Seas Food Festival SeaWorld Orlando 2019

This year guests can also enjoy a diverse selection of beverages including over 50 wines, specialty cocktails, and over 70 local and international craft brews. 

Sampling Lanyards are a great way to experience the Seven Seas Food Festival, because it lets guests choose an assortment of flavors from the festival’s extensive food, beer, and wine line-up to fill their day. 

Seven Seas Food Festival SeaWorld Orlando 2019

Guests can purchase a sampling lanyard, either in-person at the park or in advance online, with 10 items for $50 plus tax or 15 items for $65 plus tax, and as a special perk SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members can enjoy 20 samples for the price of 15.

To help guests plan their culinary journey, a complete menu of the Seven Seas Food Festival dishes and drinks can be found online at SeaWorld.com/Orlando.

Seven Seas Food Festival Entertainment

In addition to delicious eats, guests visiting SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival can enjoy world-class entertainment. 

This year guests can rock out to more genres than ever before with 26 live performances taking the stage.

Concerts are held at Bayside Stadium each Saturday and Sunday and are included with park admission. It is important to note that show times vary by weekend and are subject to change.

SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival 2017 Bayside Stadium Concert
SeaWorld Orlando

Here are the concerts you’ll be able to see at the Seven Seas Food Festival:

  • April 6 – Olga Tañon
  • April 7 – Roots & Boots 90’s Electric Throwdown – Featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin & Collin Raye
  • April 13 – Jay Leno
  • April 14 – Andy Grammer
  • April 20 –  Collective Soul
  • April 21 – Tenth Avenue North
  • April 27 – Postmodern Jukebox
  • April 28 – Willie Colón
  • May 4 – Macy Gray
  • May 5 – Earth, Wind & Fire

While the concerts are included with theme park admission to SeaWorld Orlando, guests can choose to purchase reserved seating for the concerts to help minimize their wait. 

The reserved seating is guaranteed and prices start at $10 plus tax, and can be purchased in-person at the park or in advance online.

Best Way to Play

The best way for guests to experience the Seven Sea’s Food Festival and all of the events at SeaWorld Orlando throughout the year is with an Annual Pass, starting as low as $10.99 a month for Florida residents. 

Special members-only benefits such as discounts on parking, dining, and shopping make the Annual Pass especially valuable.

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SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brew, & BBQ Final Week Headliners

SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brew, & BBQ Final Week Headliners

SeaWorld Orlando Bands 

Hank Williams, Jr. (MARCH 8) & Alabama (MARCH 9)
SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brew & BBQ festival features only one more weekend of rocking concerts, mouth-watering BBQ, thirst-quenching beer and toe-tapping fun. It’s the last weekend, March 8 and 9.
  • Country legend Hank WilliamsJr. plays Saturday, March 8.

SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brew, & BBQ

So you think you know ol’ Bocephus? Well, get ready for the most outspoken, controversial, flat-out rowdy Hank Williams, Jr. album in years with Old School, New Rules. A clearly energized Hank tackles 11 new songs—10 of them self-penned— with a vigor and sense of purpose that makes ample use of his remarkable musicality, instantly recognizable vocals, and always-present charisma. Though he has always been outspoken, Old School, New Rules boasts a completely unfiltered Hank Jr. Everybody knows Hank has lots of opinions about lots of things, but only a rare few could deliver those opinions in such an eloquent, powerful manner, with a traditional Hank sound that drives the message home in unforgettable fashion. Whomever he might be lambasting on a given tune, this is Bocephus at the height of his powers, and it concerns him little what the reaction might be, within the music world or outside it.

  • Country stars Alabama play Sunday, March 9.

SeaWorld Orlando, Bands, Brew, & BBQ

It’s been 40 years since a trio of young cousins left Fort Payne, Alabama, to spend the summer playing in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, bar called The Bowery. It took Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook six long years of tip jars and word of mouth to earn the major label deal they’d been dreaming of, but then seemingly no time at all to change the face of country music. ALABAMA is the band that changed everything. They reeled off 21 straight #1 singles, a record that will probably never be equaled in any genre. They brought youthful energy, sex appeal and a rocking edge that broadened country’s audience and opened the door to self-contained bands from then on, and they undertook a journey that led, 73 million albums later, to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Both shows start at 4 p.m. at the park’s Bayside Stadium. Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for more details.
Bands, Brew & BBQ also celebrates the food! Serious barbecue connoisseurs can taste it all and pick their favorites. Sample Orlando’s best barbecue from local smokehouses — Bubbalou’s Bodacious Bar-B-Que, Cecil’s Texas Style BAR-B-Q and Sonny’s BBQ® – plus SeaWorld’s very own Sweet & Smokin’ Barbecue. Sip on our ice-cold craft beer selection while enjoying live rocking concerts and exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy. 
Even the little ones have their own area to get up close to animals, work on masterpieces at coloring stations, take photos with SeaWorld costume characters, learn from educators and play interactive games.
During Bands, Brew & BBQ, all Harley-Davidson® riders get free parking when they ride their hog to SeaWorld.  And in between all the eating and line dancing, event-goers can take in the proudly displayed 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Like all other events at SeaWorld Orlando, Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with park admission or any annual pass product.
The best way to experience Bands, Brew & BBQ is with a Fun Card; pay for a day and play all year – with no blackout dates – to experience all of SeaWorld’s remarkable events.
Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for more information.  
 SeaWorld Park and Entertainment Logo
About SeaWorld:
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment inspires millions, through the power of entertainment, to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world. The Company has been creating innovative entertainment experiences that blend imagination with nature for more than 50 years and is best known for its 11 U.S. theme parks, attractions that hosted more than 24 million guests in 2012 and include the beloved SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens® and Sesame Place® brands.  The parks offer guests a variety of up-close experiences, from animal encounters that invite exploration and appreciation of the natural world, to thrilling rides and spectacular shows.  In 2011 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment began expanding its popular brands into media and entertainment platforms to connect people to nature and animals through movies, television, and digital media; plus began developing new lines of licensed consumer products. 
 
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care.  The Company maintains one of the largest animal collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of species in zoological facilities and in the conservation of wild populations. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment also operates one of the world’s most respected programs to rescue, rehabilitate and return to the ocean marine animals that are ill, injured and orphaned. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 23,000 animals in need over the last four decades. 
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment employs more than 21,000 people nationwide.

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SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brews, & BBQ Headliners

SEAWORLD ORLANDO’S BANDS, BREW & BBQ HEADLINERS FOR WEEK FIVE

SeaWorld Orlando Bands

SeaWorld Orlando presents Week 5 of  Bands, Brew & BBQ festival features only two more weekends of rocking concerts, mouth-watering BBQ, thirst-quenching beer and toe-tapping fun. Bands, Brew & BBQ’s final weekends are March 1 and 2, andMarch 8 and 9.

Country star Scotty McCreery plays Saturday, March 1.

SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brews, & BBQ

In two short years, Scotty McCreery became one of country’s hottest new stars, with album sales topping 1.6 million, including a platinum-selling debut album that made Billboard history and helped him win several new artist awards. During this whirlwind career explosion, he performed for President Obama, sung the national anthem at the World Series, performed in the Macy’s Day Parade and put on shows from coast to coast.

Classic rock legends Steve Miller Band  plays Sunday, March 2.

SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brews, & BBQ

Call him the Gangster of Love. Call him Maurice. You can even call him the The Joker or Space Cowboy. Everybody knows that Steve Miller speaks the pompatus of love. The announcement of the 2013 touring season by the Steve Miller Band follows four of the most busy, productive years in the long, illustrious career of Steve Miller, an artist at the peak of his powers, in demand around the world, whether returning for his second tour of Europe in two years last year or headed off on his New Zealand Australia tour in spring 2013.

Both shows start at 4 p.m. at the SeaWorld Orlando Bayside Stadium.

Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for more details.

Bands, Brew & BBQ also celebrates the food! Serious barbecue connoisseurs can taste it all and pick their favorites. Sample Orlando’s best barbecue from local smokehouses — Bubbalou’s Bodacious Bar-B-Que, Cecil’s Texas Style BAR-B-Q and Sonny’s BBQ® – plus SeaWorld’s very own Sweet & Smokin’ Barbecue. Sip on our ice-cold craft beer selection while enjoying live rocking concerts and exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Even the little ones have their own area to get up close to animals, work on masterpieces at coloring stations, take photos with SeaWorld costume characters, learn from educators and play interactive games.

During Bands, Brew & BBQ, all Harley-Davidson® riders get free parking when they ride their hog to SeaWorld.  And in between all the eating and line dancing, event-goers can take in the proudly displayed 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Like all other events at SeaWorld Orlando, Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with park admission or any annual pass product.

The best way to experience Bands, Brew & BBQ is with a Fun Card; pay for a day and play all year – with no blackout dates – to experience all of SeaWorld’s remarkable events.

Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for more information.

SeaWorld Orlando

About SeaWorld:

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment inspires millions, through the power of entertainment, to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world. The Company has been creating innovative entertainment experiences that blend imagination with nature for more than 50 years and is best known for its 11 U.S. theme parks, attractions that hosted more than 24 million guests in 2012 and include the beloved SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens® and Sesame Place® brands.  The parks offer guests a variety of up-close experiences, from animal encounters that invite exploration and appreciation of the natural world, to thrilling rides and spectacular shows.  In 2011 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment began expanding its popular brands into media and entertainment platforms to connect people to nature and animals through movies, television, and digital media; plus began developing new lines of licensed consumer products.

 

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care.  The Company maintains one of the largest animal collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of species in zoological facilities and in the conservation of wild populations. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment also operates one of the world’s most respected programs to rescue, rehabilitate and return to the ocean marine animals that are ill, injured and orphaned. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 23,000 animals in need over the last four decades.

 

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Looking Forward Through the Year

I thought I’d take this opportunity to share some of the things I am looking forward to this year as it is almost time to spring forward.

This year I am hoping to participate in at least one race per month, and doing more local races too. This weekend I will be walking the 5K for the Princess Half Marathon at Walt Disney World. Next weekend I will probably also walk the Best Damn Race 5K in downtown Orlando near Lake Eola. April I think will be the 5K that goes through Legoland and the rest of the year is up in the air.

Cinderella Royal Family 5K medal

Spring Training is about to shift into high gear. Teams are practicing and I’ve got tickets to see my Braves play the Cardinals at home next month. I hope to catch at least one other spring training game and to make it to Atlanta once this year.

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is starting in a couple of weeks and this is always a fun special event. Last year I got to meet one of my HGTV personalities, David Bromstad. I look forward to trying to see him again this year and to try out some of the new food offerings.

I would love to get to Busch Gardens as it has been almost a year since I last visited, despite this being the closer theme park to where I live. I need my coaster fix and to feed some kangaroos too.

A first for me this year will be to visit Universal Studios Mardi Gras. I haven’t been to Universal since 1992 other than a few trips to City Walk over the past decade. I am long overdue and hope to finally get to taste butterbeer and maybe one of those giant donuts from the Simpsons.

Summer will bring the return of Summer Nightastic at Busch Gardens and SeaWorld, both of which are a lot of fun. I would like to get back to SeaWorld to see their Viva La Musica celebration.

Coming soon, hopefully, will be the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at the Magic Kingdom. This new coaster will be something between the thrill level of the Barnstormer and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, but with some dark ride elements I’m hoping similar to Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure.

Late spring into summer brings the return of the beloved Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Last year I missed out on Hyperspace Hoopla in its entirety and I won’t let that happen again this year.

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom I am looking forward to the new nighttime spectacular that should be arriving sometime this summer. I also really want Festival of the Lion King to come back soon, but I know it is still a few months off.

July will bring the WWE Raw live in Orlando from the Amway Center. I hope to see this and compare it to my recent experience for WWE Live.

Also in July will be the Destination D event at Walt Disney World for D23. I hope this is as fun if not more so than the event in 2011.

Of course the fall will bring back the International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot that this year is extended to even more of September. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party starts up again in September into October. November and December will see Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom as well.

One of the things that is on the back burner, but I’m still trying to work into my schedule is a trip back to Disneyland sometime in the next few months or so. Also, a cruise, or two, will be happening this year!

 

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SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ Week 4

Bands, Brew & BBQ
SEAWORLD® ORLANDO’S BANDS, BREW & BBQ™ HEADLINERS FOR WEEK FOUR
THE COMMODORES (FEB. 22), JUSTIN MOORE (FEB. 23)
ORLANDO, Fla. (February 17, 2014) – SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ festival features four more weekends of rocking concerts, mouth-watering BBQ, thirst-quenching beer and toe-tapping fun. Bands, Brew & BBQtakes place weekends in February through the first two weekends in March.
 
  • Soul/funk/Motown legends The Commodores play Saturday, February 22.
 
  • Country superstar Justin Moore plays Sunday, February 23.
 
Both shows start at 4 p.m. at the park’s Bayside Stadium. Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for more details.
Bands, Brew & BBQ also celebrates the food! Serious barbecue connoisseurs can taste it all and pick their favorites. Sample Orlando’s best barbecue from local smokehouses — Bubbalou’s Bodacious Bar-B-Que, Cecil’s Texas Style BAR-B-Q and Sonny’s BBQ® – plus SeaWorld’s very own Sweet & Smokin’ Barbecue. Sip on our ice-cold craft beer selection while enjoying live rocking concerts and exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Even the little ones have their own area to get up close to animals, work on masterpieces at coloring stations, take photos with SeaWorld costume characters, learn from educators and play interactive games.
During Bands, Brew & BBQ, all Harley-Davidson® riders get free parking when they ride their hog to SeaWorld.  And in between all the eating and line dancing, event-goers can take in the proudly displayed 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Like all other events at SeaWorld Orlando, Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with park admission or any annual pass product.
The best way to experience Bands, Brew & BBQ is with a Fun Card; pay for a day and play all year – with no blackout dates – to experience all of SeaWorld’s remarkable events.
Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for more information.
 
 
About The Commodores:
In 1968 the group was formed while all the members were in college at Tuskegee Institute located in Tuskegee, Alabama. After being discovered by Berry Gordy, the Commodores went on to sell over 60 million records for Motown. With hits like “Machine Gun” and “Sail On”, the Commodores became proven artists. They proved it then. They proved it in 1986 with “Night Shift”, and they continue to prove it to this day. The Commodores have maintained their place among the most successful entertainers in the world. Their careers as entrepreneurs, as well as performers bring the boys from Tuskegee full circle. Culminating the talent and experience of three decades of writing, producing, and performing hit music to a whole new generation of fans, the Commodores are proving once again that their future is as bright as their past.
 
About Justin Moore:
Justin Moore’s always had a thing about doing it his way. Call it stubborn redneck mettle, a well-developed case of “who I am” or just the fierce commitment to blaze a trail inherent to people from his home of Poyen, Arkansas. It doesn’t matter why, just that the blazing sense of off the beaten path drives his album of the same name. Again teaming with fellow writer/producer Jeremy Stover, the pair turn up the guitars, lean into the swagger and refine the powerful good ole boy perspective that allows for all the bravado. There’s a strong vein of tenderness and decency holding Moore’s kind of country together. Look no further than Rhett Atkins/Ben Hayslip/Ross Copperman-written “Point At You,” the lead single, that acknowledges every wild hair Moore has, but hits the bottom line of his goodness via the woman who became his bride.
 
 
About SeaWorld:
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment inspires millions, through the power of entertainment, to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world. The Company has been creating innovative entertainment experiences that blend imagination with nature for more than 50 years and is best known for its 11 U.S. theme parks, attractions that hosted more than 24 million guests in 2012 and include the beloved SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens® and Sesame Place® brands.  The parks offer guests a variety of up-close experiences, from animal encounters that invite exploration and appreciation of the natural world, to thrilling rides and spectacular shows.  In 2011 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment began expanding its popular brands into media and entertainment platforms to connect people to nature and animals through movies, television, and digital media; plus began developing new lines of licensed consumer products. 
 
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care.  The Company maintains one of the largest animal collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of species in zoological facilities and in the conservation of wild populations. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment also operates one of the world’s most respected programs to rescue, rehabilitate and return to the ocean marine animals that are ill, injured and orphaned. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 23,000 animals in need over the last four decades. 
 
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment employs more than 21,000 people nationwide.

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SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brew, & BBQ Headliners

SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brew, & BBQ

SeaWorld Bands

Announces Headliners For Their Third Week

SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ festival features four more weekends of rocking concerts, mouth-watering BBQ, thirst-quenching beer and toe-tapping fun. Bands, Brew & BBQ takes place weekends in February through the first two weekends in March.

Sister Hazel plays Saturday, February 15.

SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brews, & BBQ

Sister Hazel’s creative train just keeps rolling. The band’s well-received “Release” reached the band’s highest ever spot (#37) on the Billboard Album Charts, topping even their platinum disc “Somewhere More Familiar,” and they later kept the momentum going with “Heartland Highway” (Oct. 12, 2010, Rock Ridge Music), marking the band’s quickest album-to-album turnaround in their 15-plus-year career.

Comedian Larry the Cable Guy plays Sunday, February 16.

SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brews, & BBQ

Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top comedians in the country.  He has his own line of merchandise and continues to sell out theatres and arenas across the United States.  Larry has created The Git-R-Done Foundation, which was named after Larry’s signature catchphrase, and has donated more than 7 million dollars to various charities. Larry most recently co-starred in the Tyler Perry movie A Madea Christmas. He also hosted Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy on History for three seasons.  The show premiered in 2011 and was a huge ratings success. In each episode, Larry visited various sites across the country revealing bits of real history while immersing himself in new and different lifestyles, jobs and hobbies that celebrate the American experience.  Larry was also the star of the CMT animated show Bounty Hunters, which reunited him with Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall.  

Both shows start at 4 p.m. at the park’s Bayside Stadium. Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for more details.

Bands, Brew & BBQ also celebrates the food! Serious barbecue connoisseurs can taste it all and pick their favorites. Sample Orlando’s best barbecue from local smokehouses — Bubbalou’s Bodacious Bar-B-Que, Cecil’s Texas Style BAR-B-Q and Sonny’s BBQ® – plus SeaWorld’s very own Sweet & Smokin’ Barbecue. Sip on our ice-cold craft beer selection while enjoying live rocking concerts and exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy. 

Even the little ones have their own area to get up close to animals, work on masterpieces at coloring stations, take photos with SeaWorld costume characters, learn from educators and play interactive games.

During Bands, Brew & BBQ, all Harley-Davidson® riders get free parking when they ride their hog to SeaWorld.  And in between all the eating and line dancing, event-goers can take in the proudly displayed 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Like all other events at SeaWorld Orlando, Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with park admission or any annual pass product.

The best way to experience Bands, Brew & BBQ is with a Fun Card; pay for a day and play all year – with no blackout dates – to experience all of SeaWorld’s remarkable events.

Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for more information.  

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SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ Week 2 Headliners

Bands, Brew & BBQ

SEAWORLD® ORLANDO’S BANDS, BREW & BBQ™ HEADLINERS FOR WEEK TWO

 

GRETCHEN WILSON (FEB. 8), BILL ENGVALL (FEB. 9)

ORLANDO, Fla. (February 4, 2014) – SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ festival features five more weekends of rocking concerts, mouth-watering BBQ, thirst-quenching beer and toe-tapping fun. Bands, Brew & BBQ takes place weekends in February through the first two weekends in March.

 

  • Grammy Award-winning Country star, Gretchen Wilson, plays Saturday, February 8.

 

  • Comedian Bill Engvall plays Sunday, February 9.

 

Both concerts start at 4 p.m. at the park’s Bayside Stadium. Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for more details.

 

Bands, Brew & BBQ also celebrates the food! Serious barbecue connoisseurs can taste it all and pick their favorites. Sample Orlando’s best barbecue from local smokehouses — Bubbalou’s Bodacious Bar-B-Que, Cecil’s Texas Style BAR-B-Q and Sonny’s BBQ® – plus SeaWorld’s very own Sweet & Smokin’ Barbecue. Sip on our ice-cold craft beer selection while enjoying live rocking concerts and exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy.

 

Even the little ones have their own area to get up close to animals, work on masterpieces at coloring stations, take photos with SeaWorld costume characters, learn from educators and play interactive games.

 

During Bands, Brew & BBQ, all Harley-Davidson® riders get free parking when they ride their hog to SeaWorld.  And in between all the eating and line dancing, event-goers can take in the proudly displayed 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

 

Like all other events at SeaWorld Orlando, Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with park admission or any annual pass product.

 

The best way to experience Bands, Brew & BBQ is with a Fun Card; pay for a day and play all year – with no blackout dates – to experience all of SeaWorld’s remarkable events.

 

Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for more information.

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Week In Review And News – January 3, 2014

With the start of a new year and with so much going on after the holidays, I thought it would be a great time to restart our Week in Review and play a little catch up on this week’s highlights and news from the Orlando and Central Florida Attractions and Venues!

Week in Review – December 30, 2013 to January 3, 2014

Walt Disney World Resort

The Disney Parks Blog announced a new contest where you can win a 5-day/4-night vacation for four to either the Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort.

We’ve just launched disney.com/resolutions where Disney celebrities are sharing how they plan to resolve to spend more time with family in 2014. A new video will be uploaded everyday in January.

 

On disney.com/resolutions, we are also awarding a vacation-a-day from December 31, 2013 through January 31, 2014! So enter every day for your chance to win because this is the year to spend more quality time with the people you love most. Good luck!

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to individuals, who are, as of Entry, legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 U.S., D.C., Puerto Rico or Canada (excluding Quebec) and who are not Minors. Sweepstakes starts 12:01 AM (EST) on 12/31/13 and ends 11:59:59 PM (EST) on 1/31/14. Click here for Official Rules.

runDisney

With Walt Disney World Marathon weekend right around the corner, runDisney was everywhere when they released details about the Limited Edition runDisney 2014 New Balance shoes!

httpv://youtu.be/C8YXAZu9kCE

You can find out more about these shoes here.

Universal Orlando Resort

Harry Potter Diagon Alley Week in Review

With construction on Diagon Alley ramping up, A Celebration of Harry Potter drawing close, Cabana Bay opening reservations being taken, and CityWalk undergoing a HUGE transformation, the Universal Orlando Resort is buzzing with energy!

Diagon Alley Construction on December 29, 2013. Week in Review
Diagon Alley Construction on December 29, 2013.

Antojitos Update Week in Review

I don’t know about you, but I am so excited for everything that is coming to the Universal Orlando Resort!!!

SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando

January is Passholder appreciation month at SeaWorld Orlando, and they are offering some great deals!

Bring a friend for FREE! SeaWorld® Orlando Pass Members receive a friend for free ticket*. Online registration is required. Valid for one single-day admission by January 31, 2014. Register Now.

Double Your Discount**

  • Save 20% on dining in all of our cafeteria-style restaurants
  • Save 20% on merchandise in our gift shops

*Pass Member must be present for guest to gain admittance. Free ticket offer valid for active SeaWorld Orlando 1-Year, 2-Year and FL Platinum Pass Members. Not valid for Fun Cards, Teacher’s Study Passes or Friends & Family Passes. Free ticket is non-transferable, not for resale and may be revoked for misuse.

**Offer only valid between Jan. 1-31, 2014. Must present active SeaWorld Orlando 1-Year, 2-Year, or FL Platinum Pass to receive savings. Not valid with any other discounts or offers. Not valid on All-Day Dining offers. Merchandise offer valid for in-park purchases only.

Amway Center

The Circus is coming to town!

Ringling

Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus LEGENDS is coming to the Amway Center January 9-12, but Monday the circus train rolls into Orlando.  Fantastic photo opportunities will be available as the Ringling Bros. pachyderm performers parade to the Amway Center. 

The Ringling Bros. animal performers will unload at 8:00 p.m. and walk beginning at 8:30 p.m. Animals will unload at railroad tracks near 1035 W. Amelia,  then travel east on Amelia, south on North Hughey Ave., then west on West South St. and enter the GEICO Garage behind Amway Center. (Note: route and time are subject to change without notice.)

Tickets are still available and start at $16. Ticketmaster service charges and facility fees not included.  All seats are reserved. Tickets are available atwww.ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (phone:407-440-7900).  For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740.

LEGOLAND Florida

If your house is anything like mine, you have watched the trailer for ‘The LEGO Movie’ four times daily and I was excited to see that they are going to be having a weekend of activities in February!

httpv://youtu.be/fZ_JOBCLF-I

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February 8 & 9, 2014 Enjoy fun for all with activities to celebrate “The LEGO Movie”, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO adventure featuring an all-star cast and set to open in theaters February 7. Guests will enjoy a special movie-themed building activity, movie-themed scavenger hunt in Miniland USA and meet and greet sessions with costume characters Emmet and Wyldstyle, who play leading roles in this epic movie.

Busch Gardens Tampa

BG Bring a friend for free Week in Review

January is also Passholder appreciation month at Busch Gardens Tampa!

Double the Fun – Bring a Friend for FREE

During January, Pass Members can bring a friend for free! Online registration required. Limit one free ticket per active Pass Member. Offer valid between January 1-31, 2014. Other Restrictions Apply. Log in now to register your friend’s ticket and learn more about this limited time offer.

Triple the Savings – 30% off merchandise, food, and beverages

All month long, Pass Members get 30% off merchandise, food and beverages when you visit the park! Offer valid between January 1-31, 2014. Other Restrictions Apply.

Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex

A Falcon 9 rocket is targeted to lift-off during a dramatic SpaceX launch scheduled for January 3, launch time is subject to change but the launch window of 5:05 p.m. to 7:17 p.m. EST. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests may view the launch from the Apollo/Saturn V Center, the closest possible public viewing area, or special areas at the Visitor Complex.

Launch viewing from the Apollo/Saturn V Center, located in Kennedy Space Center, includes live mission control commentary and is available for Visitor Complex guests for $20 plus the cost of admission. Admission to the Visitor Complex is $50 plus tax for adults and $40 plus tax for children 3-11. Bus boarding for the Apollo/Saturn V Center begins at 3:15 p.m.

Launch viewing, featuring live mission control commentary, also is available from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and is included in regular admission.

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Thanks for joining us for this Week in Review, and if this is indication of how jam packed 2014 is going to be I am really excited!Follow us for more updates: Facebooktwittergoogle_plusyoutubetumblrinstagram