SeaWorld Orlando News

Mac N Cheese Competition Orange County Convention CenterMac N Cheese Competition Orange County Convention Center
August 21, 2014
Need a fun, inexpensive activity in Orlando for your family this weekend?

Look no farther than the Orange County Convention Center, which is the location for the first O-Town MacDown on Saturday. Sponsored by SeaWorld, the competition gives professional chefs and amateur cooks the opportunity to vie for the title of Orlando's Mac-n-Cheese Champion. And attendees will benefit from their efforts with an invitation to sample their creations.


Tips for Visiting the Parks in Cold TempsTips for Visiting the Parks in Cold Temps
January 03, 2014
Florida might be a subtropical paradise, but it does get cold here at times, as this week's front proves. And, though "Frozen" might be a big winter hit in the theaters right now, you don't have to spend your days in the Orlando theme parks experiencing the same.

How will the cold affect your visit to Orlando theme parks such as Walt Disney World and Seaworld? When the mercury dips below 50, some things change even if others remain the same. Here are a few things of which to be to be aware:


Cost Savings Deals from SeaworldCost Savings Deals from Seaworld
November 28, 2013
Like the other big theme parks in Central Florida, SeaWorld Orlando is a busy place during the holidays. And not only does the marine park have plenty of special experiences for guests, it also offers quite a few money-saving deals for visitors and residents alike during this holiday season.


SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular
October 09, 2013
SeaWorld Orlando kicked off its Halloween Spooktacular with a splash this past weekend, taking guests into the "FantaSea" of the fall holiday. The celebration, which features trick-or-treating, takes place from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in October.


SeaWorld Orlando's Halloween SpooktacularSeaWorld Orlando's Halloween Spooktacular
September 26, 2013
Join SeaWorld Orlando every weekend in October for silly, spooky fun at Halloween Spooktacular. During this daytime event, families will be immersed in an underwater "fantasea" filled with trick-or-treating, dancing with sea fairies and pumpkin fish and sea-themed arts and crafts.

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular takes place weekends in October: 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27, from 12 to 8 p.m., leaving the littlest of trick-or-treaters wide-eyed for all of the fun-filled activities. Halloween Spooktacular is included with park admission.


Discovery Cove Florida Resident DealDiscovery Cove Florida Resident Deal
September 08, 2013
This week, Discovery Cove announced a Florida-resident deal that really is a great value. My family took advantage of this offer last year, and we think it was worth every penny.

Through the end of the year, Florida residents can book the Dolphin Swim Day for $219 per person. That's about half the price during peak times, such as the summer, when visitors from out of state pay as much as $399 per person. What also makes this Florida-resident deal so sweet is that it includes unlimited admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica water park through Jan. 31, 2014, after your day at Discovery Cove.


Jack Hanna Returns to SeaWorld in SeptemberJack Hanna Returns to SeaWorld in September
August 30, 2013
Known as "Jungle Jack," Hanna brings his exotic animals to four shows that are included in regular admission to SeaWorld. Hanna's past "co-stars" have included clouded leopards, chatty kookaburra birds, penguins, otters and majestic eagles. Show times are at 1:15 and 3:15 p.m. Sept. 14 and 15 in the Nautilus Theater, an indoor venue. Seating is first-come, first-served.


SeaWorld's Penguin Up Close TourSeaWorld's Penguin Up Close Tour
July 31, 2013
SeaWorld has added a new tour to compliment their newest attraction, Antarctica Empire of the Penguins. I recently was invited by SeaWorld to experience the tour.

The approximate 45 minute experience begins with an introduction to Antarctica and the penguins.


SeaWorld's Summer NightsSeaWorld's Summer Nights
June 28, 2013
Summer officially began last weekend, and with it, SeaWorld's Summer Nights festivities. Through August 11, the theme park stays open later hours and offers two popular nighttime shows and a character dance party. Read about this summer's version and a few changes to previous years.


Orlando Water Parks - Where to Go!Orlando Water Parks - Where to Go!
June 09, 2013
As Orlando residents, my family and I have had various combinations of theme-park passes since our kids were toddlers. For several years, those included the popular water parks: either Disney's Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon or SeaWorld's Aquatica.


SeaWorld's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin OpensSeaWorld's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin Opens
May 24, 2013
Just as it did with Turtle Trek, SeaWorld Orlando is again educating and entertaining its visitors about a particular species by telling a story through the point of view of one animal. This time, though, the experience is more immersive, including a restaurant and other themed areas.

The new Antarctica section of the park opens today (May 24) and its centerpiece ride, Empire of the Penguin, takes visitors on a journey with Puck, a baby penguin. Much like last summer's new Turtle Trek, Empire of the Penguin appeals to its audience by showcasing one animal's battle against nature and then allowing guests to observe the animals in their habitat.


SeaWorld Announces Lauren Alaina to Promote Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins
May 10, 2013
SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment has partnered with award-winning country artist Lauren Alaina to perform the official theme song for the new attraction at SeaWorld Orlando, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, opening May 24, 2013.

Alaina recorded two songs for SeaWorld, including the theme song for the ride in Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, and a remix version called "Antarctica: One World, One Family." Alaina also will be performing the song live at SeaWorld Orlando for the attraction grand opening the week of May 24.


SeaWorld's Viva la Musica ReviewSeaWorld's Viva la Musica Review
April 20, 2013
Viva la Musica features the sights, sounds, and tastes of Latin culture at a festival for the entire family. Held each Saturday through May 4, visitors can enjoy mouthwatering foods and the sounds of popular Latin musical guests.


SeaWorld's Viva la Musica Kicks Off This Weekend!SeaWorld's Viva la Musica Kicks Off This Weekend!
April 12, 2013
Saturdays are hotter than ever at SeaWorld Orlando during Viva la Musica, Central Florida's can't-miss Latin food and concert festival, April 13 through May 4.

Come celebrate the food, fun, sights and sounds of Latin culture at this annual festival, featuring live concerts by internationally renowned Latin musical artists, all included with park admission.


SeaWorld Orlando Returns 14 Sea Turtles to Canaveral National Seashore SeaWorld Orlando Returns 14 Sea Turtles to Canaveral National Seashore
April 11, 2013
14 sea turtles -- 11 Kemps Ridley and three loggerheads -- were returned to Canaveral National Seashore in Titusville, Fla., April 10th after rehabilitating at SeaWorld Orlando for several months.


Sea World Releases Latest Behind the FreezeSea World Releases Latest Behind the Freeze
March 14, 2013
SeaWorld Creative Director Brian Morrow takes you on an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how SeaWorld Orlando's new attraction -- Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin is shaping up literally! In this Behind The Freeze video, find out how our design teams are creating a frozen realm in sunny Orlando and telling an incredible story of adventure through the eyes of a special penguin hero named Puck.


Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin born at SeaWorldAtlantic Bottlenose Dolphin born at SeaWorld
March 05, 2013
A male dolphin calf was born at Discovery Cove in Orlando Monday, February 25, at 10:05 pm. The calf now weighs approximately 44 pounds and is 44 inches long. He is nursing and bonding with his mom, Kendall, both a good indication that the calf is doing well. This is Kendall's fourth birth and the 26th dolphin born at Discovery Cove since the park opened in 2000.


Sneak Peak Behind the Scenes Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins
February 23, 2013
Behind the scenes tour with photos and videos of SeaWorld Orlando's new attraction Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins. Creative Director Brian Morrow describes various aspects of the attraction and answers questions.


SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin to open May 24
February 20, 2013
Construction is on-schedule at SeaWorld Orlando's new attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, and the park has announced May 24 as its grand opening date. Check out our video of the announcement. Later in the week Deb will have a blog with extensive photos of the construction site.


SeaWorld's Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival ReportSeaWorld's Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival Report
February 12, 2013
SeaWorld partners with local restaurants for great BBQ, an array of beers and tops it off with a classic rock and country music concert. Check out Deb's report with photos and video. This year's event is held Saturdays and Sundays now through March 17th, 2013. The event area opens at 11:30am and closes at 7pm. Concerts begin at 4:00pm. Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with your park admission.

BOTTOM LINE: I had a great time and hope to get back to see another concert and chow down on more BBQ before the festival ends!