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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Get a Peek Behind-the-Scenes at SeaWorld’s Inside Look First-time-ever access features some of the least seen and most interesting portions of the park weekends January 12-27 with special guests Guy Harvey, Chris Fischer and Jack Hanna



At SeaWorld Orlando’s Inside Look, hear and see, firsthand, what goes into providing world-class animal care from the people who do it every day.  Guests that visit on January weekends 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 can go behind-the-scenes for an “inside look” at what it takes to maintain a premier zoological institution like SeaWorld Orlando.  This truly first-time-ever access features six of the least seen and most interesting portions of the park.  Guests are invited to visit all six locations, collecting stamps to earn an exclusive Expert Explorer’s Pin.  Inside Look tours are available at each location at various times throughout the day.

Special Guest appearance on the weekends will feature Guy Harvey (January 12-13), OCEARCH founder Chris Fischer (January 19-20) and Jack Hanna (January 26-27). 

_DSC1796.jpg·        SeaWorld Rescue Center -  Visit the home base of the SeaWorld Rescue Team to meet and hear from the dedicated team of filtration experts, animal care personnel, lab technicians and veterinarians who work around the clock to deliver life-saving care to animals in need.  While behind-the-scenes, visitors will get to see some of the many facilities that help SeaWorld provide top-quality care to the animals that call SeaWorld home, as well as the hundreds of rescued animals that receive care at SeaWorld annually.

·        Fish House - Step behind-the-scenes into an area rarely seen by park guests to meet the dedicated team of ambassadors who start their day before sunrise in order to provide the best of diets for every fish, sea turtle, sea lion, penguin, dolphin, or killer whale in the park.

·        Sea Lion & Otter Primary Housing - For the first time ever, visit the home of the talented group of California sea lions, Pacific walrus and Asian small-clawed otters from Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High. Hear stories and gain insight from the team of trainers who perform with these animals on a daily basis and learn what goes into making a live performance look seamless.

·        Animal Ambassador Hamlet - This historic facility has a rich history of providing a loving home to a variety of animals at SeaWorld Orlando, including our Animal Ambassador team. Comprised of an eclectic collection of small mammals, exotic birds and a handful of well-trained reptiles, the Animal Ambassadors make surprise visits out in the park, appear at local community events, news stations and travel far and wide making appearances on network television programs and events.

_DSC2398.jpg·        Beluga & Seal Primary Housing - Step into the maze of back hallways that provide service access to the residents of Wild Arctic starting with the food prep area for the beluga whales, seals and walruses. Proceeding further in, guests will get to see a variety of beluga toys followed by a chance to step outside and see the back beluga pool and scales on which the whales are weighed.  Finally, guests will see the harbor seal holding pools where the seals spend time relaxing when they are not on exhibit.

·        Manta Aquarium - Go above the surface and discover what it looks like towering over the depths of Manta’s main aquarium.  In a location few have ever seen, uncover what goes into caring for the wide array of fish, rays, sea dragons, live corals and giant Pacific octopus that call Manta home. Meet the team of divers and aquarists who maintain the habitat and feed the wide range of fish within. 


Saturday, January 5, 2019

SEAWORLD AND AQUATICA OFFER FREE ADMISSION FOR FLORIDA PRESCHOOLERS Popular Preschool Card returns for year-round fun in 2019


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ORLANDO, Fla. (January 2, 2018) – SeaWorld offers an ocean of experiences that are perfect for pint-sized guests, from up-close animal encounters to breathtaking live shows. Starting today, the 2019 Preschool Card is now available for registration exclusively for Florida Residents.

SeaWorld and Aquatica Orlando will offer kids ages 5 and younger a FREE Preschool Card valid for visits through December 31, 2019 for unlimited admission to both SeaWorld and Aquatica Orlando. Advance registration must be completed online and is only valid for children ages 5 or younger at the time of redemption at the park. Please note registration is required by January 27, 2019 and ticket redemption is by February 28, 2019.

To learn more and to register for the Preschool Card, Florida residents can visit
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Make Sure to Join Us For:
NEW - Inside Look: Weekends, Jan. 12 – 27 and Weekends, May 11 – 19
Taking place twice in 2019, guests can go behind the scenes and visit areas never opened to the public during this new event. SeaWorld’s renowned veterinarians and animal experts will offer an intimate look at the day-to-day care they provide for animals large and small. Visitors will also get to meet the SeaWorld Rescue Team and learn more about their life-saving work.

NEW - Elmo’s Birthday Weekend: Feb. 2 – 3
SeaWorld is the place to be for Elmo’s Birthday Celebration, featuring an interactive DJ dance party, fun party games and surprise visitors. Don’t miss this weekend-long party for Elmo as we prepare to welcome our brand new Sesame Street at SeaWorld in the spring of 2019!

Seven Seas Food FestivalWeekends, Feb. 9 – May 5
The popular Seven Seas Food Festival is returning to SeaWorld in the spring with more to love. As guests sip and sample their way through the park, they will discover globally inspired flavors while enjoying local craft beers and beverages from around the world. The fun goes beyond the food with live performances at Bayside Stadium featuring top artists.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorld.com/OrlandoTo keep up to date on park hours and events, follow SeaWorld’s social channels on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram.

Friday, January 4, 2019

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Offers Brand New Preschool Pass Free of Charge:Children Ages 3-years-old and 4-years-old Receive 12 Months of Unlimited Admission to Theme Park and Water Park




WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (Jan. 3, 2019) – LEGOLAND® Florida Resort’s free Preschooler Pass, available from January 10 through February 18, 2019,  will grant Florida Resident children ages 3-years-old and 4-years-old 12 months of unlimited admission to both LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and Water Park.

As the theme park built for kids, LEGOLAND Florida Resort offers more than 60 percent of its rides and attractions for guests 40 inches or taller. The one-time offer pass includes all seasonal events including Brick or Treat and early spring visits when THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD opens. Taking guests from the theater to the theme park, the newest theme park addition will feature three attractions, inspired by the characters and themes of the worldwide blockbuster THE LEGO® MOVIE and the upcoming THE LEGO® MOVIE 2: The Second Part.
Parents and family members can purchase Annual Passes from just $119.99 to join in on a year’s worth of awesome! More information about the Annual Pass program can be found atwww.legoland.com/florida/buy-tickets/annual-passes/pricing/.
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LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s Preschooler Pass will be available for a limited time at the admission ticket window only. Guests purchasing the pass must bring a copy of their child’s birth certificate or travel passport for proof of age. Children must be aged 3-years-old or 4-years-old at the time of receiving the Preschooler Pass to qualify. Guests ages 2-years-old and under will continue to receive free admission.

Annual Passes are none refundable, however if you have purchased a LEGOLAND Florida Resort Annual Pass for your 3 or 4-year- old, you can choose to extend the validity of that pass by 12 months or transfer the purchased pass to an immediate family member. (Transfers are limited to one per person).

Learn more about the Preschooler Pass at www.legoland.com/preschooler-pass.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

2019 EVENT LINE-UP KICKS OFF WITH THE RETURN OF THREE KINGS CELEBRATION: Three Kings Celebration Brings Cherished Traditions and Festive Cuisine to Orlando Jan. 1 - 6





 

In honor of the cherished tradition of Latin cultures, families are invited to help us commemorate the arrival of the Three Wise Men as only SeaWorld can. Enjoy extended opportunities to see O Wondrous Night® and Sea of Trees, partake in authentic festive cuisine, and best of all see the Three Kings and camels take the stage as they share the tale of their journey. SeaWorld’s Three Kings Celebration is included with park admission and begins at 11 a.m. daily, Jan. 1 – 6, continuing through park close.
·         Tale of the Three Kings - Join the Three Wise Men at a live nativity scene depicting the arrival of the Three Kings. A storyteller will share the tale of their journey and the traditions of the Three Kings holiday to park guests. This presentation, featuring live animals, will take place several times throughout the day and offer a truly special photo opportunity for park guests.

·         Festive Food and Drinks - Food connoisseurs can enjoy Latin-inspired dishes and drinks prepared exclusively for SeaWorld’s Three Kings Celebration. Menu items include papas rellenas (fried stuffed potatoes), empanadas (cheese, chicken or beef) and bacalaitos (codfish fritters). Libations include frozen sangria and coquitos.

·         O Wondrous Night - Hear the greatest story never told with over 30 carols, life-size puppets and live animals in this signature show that will charm, entertain and delight people from all walks of life. Lots of singing, special effects and incredible lighting enhance this production and holiday spirit. It's a live nativity that only SeaWorld can bring to life.

·         Sea of Trees - Take a walk through our wintery, watery wonderland and immerse yourself in a sea of holiday trees. Our glistening forest with over 100 trees sparkles to music and lights up the water...and, your eyes.

Only a Few Weeks Left in 2018 to Enjoy and Experience:

Happy Hour
Celebrate the season every day with Happy Hour! Now through December 21, starting at 5:00 p.m., enjoy buy one, get one free offers on all drinks and select appetizers at Flamecraft Bar, Shark’s Underwater Grill Bar and Waterway Grill Bar.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
SeaWorld Orlando is where holiday memories are made, transforming into a holiday wonderland with over 3 million twinkling lights and festive holiday shows. The season meets the sea daily through December 31, 2018 and is included with park admission.



New Year’s Eve at SeaWorld Orlando
Celebrate our connection to the sea, sea life and the world we share as we ring in the New Year, SeaWorld style. A spectacular musical celebration and bold fireworks display will send a wave of welcome to the New Year ahead.


Best Way to Play
The best way for guests to experience all of the events at SeaWorld Orlando is with an Annual Pass, starting at $10.99 a month for Florida residents. Special members-only benefits such as discounts on dining and shopping make the Annual Pass especially valuable to enjoy SeaWorld’s events throughout the year.

Monday, December 10, 2018

SeaWorld Rescue Team and Partners Rescue Manatee in South Carolina







Members of the SeaWorld Rescue team traveled to South Carolina last week, where in collaboration with multiple organizations – they assisted in the rescue and relocation of a large male manatee.  The rescued animal was transported to the Jacksonville Zoo and is being treated for cold stress. 
Following close coordination with the Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) staff authorized the rescue operation that included SeaWorld Orlando’s rescue team.  Support for the rescue came from a broad range of agencies and organizations, including:  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff from Jacksonville, Charleston, Ernest F. Hollings - ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), and Cape Romain NWR, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Sea to Shore Alliance, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), Clearwater (FL) Marine Aquarium, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, the University of Florida Aquatic Animal Health Program, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - National Ocean Services - Charleston, and the National Marine Mammal Foundation. WestRock Company (Charleston) provided logistic support for the rescue.
Similar rescue operations took place in the Cooper River in 2015, 2016, and 2017.  All of those animals were successfully relocated to Florida, some after brief stays in manatee critical care facilities.  As fall arrives, some manatees that are attracted to the lush feeding grounds in the upper reaches of the Cooper River seem reluctant to leave the area even as water temperatures fall.  Instead, they locate warm water sources and subsequently delay their migration south.  Solutions are being put in place to address these sources in an effort to reduce their attraction to manatees and encourage them to move south earlier.
The public is encouraged to report any additional manatee sightings to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources at:  dnr.sc.gov/manatee/  And a general reminder to the public, manatees should never be fed or watered.  This not only teaches the animals to approach docks and boats, putting them at greater risk of boat strikes but also is illegal.  If more manatees are confirmed through sighting reports, additional rescue efforts will be coordinated. 

About:  Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership
As part of the Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership, SeaWorld Orlando is an acute care rehabilitation facility that provides life-saving medical care to rescued manatees.
The MRP is a cooperative group of non-profit, private, state, and federal entities who work together to monitor the health and survival of rehabilitated and released manatees.  Information about manatees currently being tracked is available at www.wildtracks.org. The Florida manatee is at risk from both natural and man-made causes of injury and mortality. Exposure to red tide, cold stress, and disease are all natural problems that can affect manatees. Human-caused threats include boat strikes, crushing by flood gates or locks, and entanglement in or ingestion of fishing gear.

About:  SeaWorld’s Rescue Efforts  
Over the last five decades, SeaWorld has rescued more than 33,000 wild animals in need including those that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned. SeaWorld’s goal for every rescued animal is to rehabilitate and return them to their natural environment as soon as possible.

The SeaWorld rescue team is on call 24/7, 365 days a year, giving endangered and threatened marine animals a second chance at life.  

This year alone SeaWorld has rescued 69 manatees and returned 23, many after successful rehabilitation.

Guests to SeaWorld Orlando can learn more about the vital work SeaWorld does for wildlife at the park’s behind the scenes Rescue Center, used for rehabilitating wildlife that has been ill, injured or orphaned – including manatees, sea turtles, birds and other marine animals.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

NIV Adventure Bible Polar Expo

With over 9 million copies sold, the Adventure Bible brand is beloved by Christian schools, churches, and families alike. Now, the #1 Bible for kids, including all of the trusted essentials loved by parents, is available in an exciting polar exploration theme!

Ready for a frosty Adventure? Embark on a fun, exciting trek through God’s Word with the NIV Adventure Bible, now in an all-new polar exploration theme! While on this arctic adventure, readers meet all types of people, see all sorts of places, and learn all kinds of facts about the Bible. And most importantly you’ll grow closer in your relationship with God.
Features of the NIV Adventure Bible, Polar Exploration Edition include:
•             The same trusted Adventure Bible content in a frosty new theme
•             Full-color images of polar animals, arctic outposts, and icy landscapes throughout make learning about the Bible even more engaging
•             Life in Bible Times—Articles and illustrations describe what life was like in ancient days
•             Words to Treasure—Highlights great verses to memorize
•             Did You Know?—Interesting facts help you understand God’s Word and the life of faith
•             People in Bible Times—Articles offer close-up looks at amazing people of the Bible
•             Live It!—Hands-on activities help you apply biblical truths to your life
•             Twenty polar-themed pages focus on topics such as how to know you are a Christian, famous people of the Bible, highlights of the life of Jesus, and how to pray.
•             Book introductions feature arctic art and important information about each book of the Bible
•             Dictionary/concordance for looking up tricky words
•             Color map section to help locate places in the Bible
•             Complete text of the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible

•             Thrilling new glacial cover on metallic paper


My kids loved reading it along with me. We sat every night and read a little bit. They really enjoyed learning all about the Bible and the pictures, They loved the facts and the hands on activities. It is great for families and people of all ages to get to know the Bible more in depth in an interactive way. If you are looking for a good way to get your kids interested in the Bible I highly recommend this book.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

MamatheFox Kids Toy Giveaway




MamatheFox's Annual Holiday Kids Gift Giveaway



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Check out over 100 gift ideas over at MamatheFox's 2018 Gift Guide

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Funrise’s Tonka Steel Excavator

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Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret

To the Moon and Back: My Apollo 11 Adventure
Ultimate Predatorpedia: The Most Complete Predator Reference Ever
Fly With Me: A Celebration of Birds through Pictures, Poems, and Stories

(1) Pair of Shoes from the pediped outlet

Stuck On You Bento Box ($35 value)




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Get a Peek Behind-the-Scenes at SeaWorld’s Inside Look First-time-ever access features some of the least seen and most interesting portions of the park weekends January 12-27 with special guests Guy Harvey, Chris Fischer and Jack Hanna

At SeaWorld Orlando’s Inside Look, hear and see, firsthand, what goes into providing world-class animal care from the people who do it ...