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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

$35 to StickerKid

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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Saturday, November 17, 2018

SEAWORLD ANNOUNCES EXPANDED EVENT LINEUP FOR 2019: 52 Weeks of Events Add to Park’s “Best Year Ever”

New events and expanded favorites will give guests something special to experience every week of 2019 at SeaWorld Orlando.

Next year’s lineup includes the following exciting, tasty and family-friendly events, all included with an Annual Pass and theme park admission:

Three Kings Day Celebration: Daily, Jan. 1 – 6
Families are invited to help commemorate the arrival of the Three Wise Men during SeaWorld’s Three Kings Day celebration. This festive event brings SeaWorld’s holiday season to an incredible close with specialty cuisine and celebratory experiences that honor the cherished traditions of Latin cultures.

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.

Electric OceanSelect nights, May 24 – Sept. 1
As the sun goes down, the park comes alive with the glow of Electric Ocean at SeaWorld, returning next year for another summer of fun. With exciting nighttime shows and electrifying music, guests are immersed in a sea of wonder that ends in “Ignite,” a spectacular finale with fireworks, lasers and fountains.

Craft Beer Festival: Weekends, Sept. 7 – 29
The SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival extends to four weekends in 2019, featuring 100+ brews on draft at locations around the park. Guests will enjoy unique food items designed to perfectly pair with the festival’s brew selection.

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular: Weekends, Sept. 21 – Oct. 27
New surprises await at Orlando’s biggest family-friendly Halloween event. Guests of all ages can celebrate with the all-new Sesame Street Halloween Parade, featuring fantastic floats, crowd-pleasing performances and everyone’s favorite furry friends. Families will also enjoy a Halloween Dance Party, trick-or-treating around the park and the opportunity to meet whimsical characters inspired by the sea.

Praise WaveWeekends, Nov. 2 – 17
With the return of Praise Wave, guests can celebrate Christian fellowship and inspiring music. Uplifting live concerts from the hottest names in Christian music will light up the stage at SeaWorld.

SeaWorld’s Christmas CelebrationNov. 23 – Dec. 31
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.

Best Way to Play:
The best way for guests to experience all of the events at SeaWorld Orlando is with the park’s new Annual Pass. Special members-only benefits such as discounts on dining and shopping, free guest tickets, free parking and discounts on reserved concert seating make the Annual Pass especially valuable to enjoy SeaWorld’s events throughout the year. For Florida residents, low introductory prices start at $9.99 a month, but hurry as this offer ends Nov. 30. 

For more information, park hours and to purchase passes and tickets, visit SeaWorld.com/Orlando. To keep up to date on park hours and events, follow SeaWorld’s social channels on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The company is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, behavioral training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 33,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.

TM/© 2018 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and all related elements © and TM under license to Character Arts, LLC. All rights reserved.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Package From Santa

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

NOVEMBER EVENT LINEUP AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO

This November, the event lineup at SeaWorld Orlando offers something for everybody with three unique opportunities to add value to a visit to the park and events taking place every Saturday and Sunday.

Jack Hanna Weekend – Nov. 3 – 4
World-renowned animal expert “Jungle Jack” Hanna is back for another weekend of excitement and storytelling at SeaWorld Orlando on Nov. 3 and 4.The internationally-known conservationist, author, television personality and lifelong adventurer will share animal facts and his travel tales during captivating and interactive presentations at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. inside the Nautilus Theater.

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

·        Jack Hanna Reserved Show Seating (Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 - 4) – Save time and enjoy one of the best seats in the house for Jack Hanna. Prepare for Jack to entertain with animal facts, stories and answers to questions from you. Pricing begins at $20 per person and Pass Members receive a special discount.

·        Up-Close Dining at Shamu Stadium® Jack Hanna Dinner (Saturday, Nov. 3) - Enjoy a delicious dinner and mingle with Jack Hanna at Up-Close Dining at Shamu Stadium. The package includes a buffet dinner and a meet-and-greet with Jack Hanna. Dinner is at 5:00 p.m. Pricing begins at $49 per person. Pass Members receive a special discount on all dining package purchases.
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Craft Beer Festival – Nov. 3, 4, 10 and 11
Calling all beer connoisseurs, SeaWorld Orlando has a brand-new festival worth raising your glass over. The SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival will feature 100+ brews on draft at 18 locations around the park on from breweries across the state of Florida, plus a few domestic and international craft favorites.

Park guests can enjoy brews from local breweries such as Orlando Brewing Company, Crooked Can and Dead Lizard Brewing. In addition, the event will also feature a variety of beverages from Florida based craft breweries in Tampa, Gainesville, Jacksonville and St. Petersburg.

The festival will also feature 20+ unique food items designed to perfectly pair with the event brew selection. Enjoy unique renditions of some bar food staples as well as a few new concepts designed to complement the festival’s draft beer selection. Some festival exclusive items include:

·        Infused Bacon Cheddar Pretzel Bites with Beer Cheese - Buttery Pretzel Bites Infused with Bacon and Smothered in Beer Cheese

·        BBQ Brisket Mac-n-Cheese - Jalapeño Cheddar Pepper Jack Cheese Sauce and BBQ Brisket Topped with Spiked BBQ Sauce and a Parmesan Garlic Crust
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·        Bison Slider- Served with Lager Bacon Onion Jam and Minorcan Mustard
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·        Jumbo Chicken Wings - Chicken Wings Tossed in a Pilsner Buffalo Sauce Served with Tangy Slaw
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·        Fish and Chips- Traditional Fish and Chips with Beer Battered Haddock and Sea Salt Fries
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·        Chorizo Potato Skins - Topped with Queso Fresco, Onions, Cilantro, and Avocado Crema
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·        Candied Bacon Lollipops - Sweet and Savory Candied Bacon Served on a Wood Skewer
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·        Buffalo Burger Quesadilla - Pepper Jack Cheddar Cheese Blend, Balsamic Onions, Baby Arugula, Crème Fraiche, and Roasted Tomato Salsa
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Guests looking to taste their way around the Florida craft beer scene can take advantage of SeaWorld’s sampling packages designed for the most adventurous beer fans.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration – Select Dates Starting Nov. 17
SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration is where holiday traditions are made, with delicious food, stunning live shows, delightful holiday shopping and joyous entertainment. SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration brings together family fun and holiday traditions on select nights, November 17 – December 31, 2018 and is included with park admission.

Best Way to Play
The best way to experience SeaWorld’s all-new Craft Beer Festival, Jack Hanna Weekend and SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is with a NEW SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass. For a limited time, Florida residents can become a Pass Member for as low as $9.99 per month.

For more information, park hours, and to purchase tickets and passes, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com. Events and times are subject to change. Follow SeaWorld Orlando on FacebookInstagram and the SeaWorld Orlando Blog for the latest park updates and information.

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SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The company is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, behavioral training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 33,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.

The company owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company. Visitwww.seaworldentertainment.com for more information.

About Jack Hanna
Jack Hanna’s hands-on approach has won him widespread acclaim as conservationist, author, television personality, and Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and The Wilds. Jack took his infectious energy to the airwaves by creating the Emmy Award winning Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and a show on ABC, Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown. During his travels, Jack shares with millions of viewers his insights into the protection and conservation of some of our planet’s most precious and endangered species.

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