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Monday, November 18, 2019

FLORIDA’S FIRST EVER DUELING WATER SLIDE DEBUTS AT AQUATICA ORLANDO in 2020

Aquatica Orlando, voted Orlando’s No. 1 waterpark, is racing into 2020 with a one-of-a-kind new park attraction that will thrill park-goers—Florida’s first-ever dueling water slide, Riptide Race.

Starting atop a 68-foot tower, riders will be able to grab a raft and take their mark in side-by-side racing lanes at top speeds. Each raft holds a team of two, so every rider will have a partner as they plunge toward a hopeful victory. Plus, Riptide Race rafts feature low walls to ensure full view of the competition. Dueling face-to-face, racers will navigate tight loops and accelerations through indoor and outdoor sections. It’s a marathon to the finish through nearly 650 feet of splashing slide!
“Riptide Race will offer a ride experience you won’t be able to get anywhere else in Florida. Aquatica will be the first waterpark in the state to have a thrilling, and more importantly, dueling water slide,” said David Heaton, Aquatica Orlando vice president. “Riptide Race is the perfect addition to our attraction portfolio, complementing what is already one of the most family friendly waterslide lineups in Orlando.”
Riptide Race will have a height requirement of 42 inches to appeal to families with children, and the new slide will be conveniently located on the north side of the park next to Banana Beach Cook Out.
The best way to experience Aquatica is with an Aquatica Orlando Annual Pass or Fun Card. Guests can become Aquatica Annual Pass holders for as little as $9.25 per month, offer ends December 3, and enjoy 12 months of visits and receive park benefits and rewards including FREE parking, priority access to ride Riptide Race in 2020, in-park discounts and much more. Or, guests can purchase a Fun Card which provides unlimited access to the park for the entire 2020 operating season for only $76.99 – Buy a Fun Card now and get the rest of the 2019 operating season for FREE¹. For more information, visitAquaticaOrlando.com.

Assemble your squad and get ready to turn up the fun at Aquatica in 2020. Get the latest updates on Riptide Race by following Aquatica on FacebookInstagram and the SeaWorld Blog.
About Aquatica Orlando
From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches, Aquatica, voted USA’s #1 waterpark, delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind waterpark is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring 47 slides, rivers and lagoons and 84,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches. New for 2019, KareKare Curl delivers a high-adrenaline, weightless adventure, making Aquatica Orlando's leaders for waterpark thrills. Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark®, offers exclusive attractions that promise unlimited fun, sending guests on amazing undersea adventures.

For more information call 407-545-5550 or visit www.aquaticaorlando.com.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) 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, 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 36,000 animals in need over the last 55 years.  SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens®, Aquatica®, Sesame Place® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 55-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.

¹Blackout dates apply

Friday, November 1, 2019

SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Unveil Unprecedented Value with New, All-Season Dining Pass


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SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay have introduced brand new All-Season Dining Pass Products at its theme parks including Aqautica and Adventure Island designed to offer guests incredible value and a wide variety of delicious dining options every time they visit throughout the year. 

To celebrate the launch of this exciting new addition, for a limited time only, guests who purchase the 2020 All-Season Dining Pass will eat FREE for the remainder of 2019 each time they visit the park.

“We are excited to offer our guests a new product that will allow them to enjoy lunch and dinner with every park visit,” said Christopher Ivy, Corporate Vice President of In-Park Revenue and Strategic Partnerships. “And with incredible events planned in the coming months, including our popular Halloween and Christmas celebrations, All-Season Dining will pay for itself after just a few park visits.” 

Additional highlights of the new All-Season Dining Pass include:

·       Season pass holders can enjoy the most value by combining a new or existing pass product with an All-Season Dining Pass.

·       Pass holders can also customize their All-Season Dining pass with options such as an All-Season Beverage Plan or the option to extend their dining to a waterpark add-on. 

·       There is a wide variety of amazing offerings available including mouthwatering BBQ, Asian inspired dishes, fresh salads, sandwiches and many other fan favorites, including the always-popular hamburgers, pizzas and chicken tenders.

·       New offerings like the recently introduced Impossible Burger are also available, part of SeaWorld’s commitment to providing more plant-based and sustainably-sourced food options across its family of parks.

To learn more about park-specific All-Season Dining pass products and offerings, visit the park website at SeaWorldOrlando.com, guest service counters at the front of the parks or any participating park restaurant.

More Reasons to Visit in 2020
SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay recently made exciting new attraction announcements for 2020, including: 

·        Ice Breaker, opening in spring 2020 at SeaWorld Orlando, will be the park’s first launch coaster which boasts the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida.

  • new legend is surfacing at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with the evolution of Iron GwaziTM, North America’s tallest, and the fastest and steepest hybrid coaster in the world.


About SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
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, training, husbandry and veterinary care. 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 35,000 animals in need over the last 55 years.

The company owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 55-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. 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. Visit www.seaworldentertainment.com for more.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween everyone. Can't believe it is that time of year again. time to take the kids trick or treating and start rounding out the year. This year the kids get multiple trick or treating experiences and get to dress up as different things. Bella is a fox. Kaya is a snow leopard and Wonder Woman. Louie is Lego Batman and regular Batman. Silas is Tom from Tom and Jerry and Mr. Incredible. My 30th birthday is very quickly approaching and im not sure how to feel about that, but I will leave that for another day. I want to hear what everyone's plans are and what the kids are dressing up as so please leave comments below.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Celebrate the Holidays at SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration

Gather your family and meet your festive friends at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, taking place from November 23 through December 31. For five weeks only, the park is transforming into a winter wonderland with more than 3 million sparkling lights. Experience award-winning entertainment, from the ALL-NEW Sesame Street Christmas Parade to seasonal shows like O Wondrous Night; rub noses with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; or head to Wild Arctic and visit Santa himself. Also NEW this year, park-goers have the added chance to dine with jolly ol’ Saint Nick over a sumptuous holiday meal with the help of his Kitchen Elves. Don’t miss the unforgettable Christmas Celebration you can only find at SeaWorld.

Holiday Shows

Returning for another year of festive fun, guests can immerse themselves in the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeeat Rudolph’s ChristmasTown. Stroll past life-size story book vignettes featuring the classic tale, and meet beloved characters including: Rudolph, Clarice, Bumble and Yukon Cornelius.
 
In O Wondrous Night, enjoy a live nativity complete with more than 30 carols, life-sized puppets and animals in a spectacular Christmas favorite based on The Christmas Story. Told through the eyes of the animals that were there, O Wondrous Night is a touching, light-hearted and glorious musical with a host of angels, animals and the true glory of Christmas.

Experience the power and beauty of killer whales in our nighttime holiday show: MiraclesTM. From the sweeping vocal majesty of a unique soundtrack to the visual majesty of SeaWorld’s killer whales, Miracles will take you on a stirring voyage into the heart of the holidays.

Finally, Christmas comes to life on a stage of ice, jewels and lights as skaters dazzle and delight in a show-stopping, ice skating extravaganza. A sea of sparkling trees and towering fountains dancing in the background come together to create a don’t-miss experience for the holidays that the entire family will enjoy.

Special Events

As part of SeaWorld's transformation into a winter wonderland, don't miss the all-new Sesame Street® Christmas Parade, with fantastic floats decorated for the celebration. Excitement is also running high for Sea Lion High’s Christmas pageant, join the students and faculty of Sea Lion High for their hilarious new Christmas Special.  



               

Sights to See
Take a stroll through a wintery, watery wonderland immersed in a sea of twinkling holiday trees that sparkle to music as they light up the water. Dazzling images come to life on over 100 trees, including a giant glistening centerpiece that towers 70 feet above the water. Walk along the water’s edge for some holiday shopping at the Shoppes at Waterfront as a magical flurry of snow falls over SeaWorld Orlando while holiday sounds and smells fill the air.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration Offerings – Event Days: Nov. 23-25, 29, Dec. 1-2, 6-9, 13-16, 20-31

Be sure to stop by Santa’s North Pole Village, where Santa’s Little Helpers are the furriest friends you’ll ever meet! Join Santa’s elves and this festive team of adopted dogs, cats, birds, rats and even pigs as they work together, play together, and create heart-warming holiday memories in an all-new SeaWorld Pets Ahoy experience. Guests of all ages can also share wishes and dreams with Santa Claus while exploring SeaWorld’s Wild Arctic this Christmas. Experience amazing animal encounters and a heart-warming visit with Santa in a holiday adventure.

Next, nestled along the park’s Bayside Pathway, The Christmas Market features festive entertainment and delicious culinary delights. Complete with playful elves, a charming model train village and seasonal entertainment, the market is the centerpiece of SeaWorld’s Christmas event. Plus, relaxation is in order near the warm glow of the fire pit with a holiday cocktail while experiencing a wonderful view of the vibrant Sea of Trees.

Just Around the Corner
Ring in the New Year at SeaWorld Orlando on December 31 as vibrant fireworks fill the night sky at midnight. After experiencing the wonder of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration and New Year’s, keep the spirit of the season burning bright at SeaWorld’s Three Kings Celebration January 4 – 6, 2020. Families are invited to help commemorate the arrival of the Three Wise Men with authentic festive cuisine and celebratory experiences held in honor of the cherished tradition of Latin cultures.
 
Best Way to Enjoy the Holiday Cheer
The best way to experience SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration and New Year’s with family and friends is with a SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass or Fun Card. For a limited time, Florida residents can become a Pass Member for as low as $10.25 per month, with offer ending on December 3. Pass Members receive park benefits and rewards, including priority access to new attractions, FREE parking, in-park discounts and much more. And for those guests who prefer the Fun Card, should they purchase a 2020 Fun Card, they can enjoy the rest of 2019 for FREE.
For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com.
Follow SeaWorld on FacebookInstagram and the SeaWorld Orlando Blog for the latest Christmas Celebration details and information. Join the conversation using #SeaWorldChristmas.
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SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) 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, 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 35,000 animals in need over the last 55 years.  SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens®, Aquatica®, Sesame Place® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 55-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. Visit www.seaworldentertainment.com for more information.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and all related elements © & TM under license to Character Arts, LLC. All rights reserved.
Sesame Street and all related elements © & TM under license by ™/©2019 Sesame Workshop. All rights reserved.” ™/©2019 Sesame Workshop.

Friday, October 18, 2019

SeaWorld and Cincinnati Zoo Collaborate on Manatee Rehabilitation and Care

Orphaned manatees Miles and Matthew are headed back to SeaWorld Orlando after spending extended time at the Cincinnati Zoo for additional rehabilitation, and a young male manatee rescued by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in November 2018 is headed to Cincinnati from SeaWorld Orlando. The multi-manatee move is a part of the Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP), a collaborative program designed to rescue and treat sick, injured and orphaned manatees and then release them back into the wild.

“The collaborative work of the MRP allows us all to provide the best possible care for these rescued animals,” explained Jon Peterson, manager of rescue operations for SeaWorld Orlando. “All of the facilities and agencies play a key role in manatee conservation, whether it’s rescuing the animals, providing around the clock care for manatee calves in critical condition or providing a temporary home until they have been deemed returnable. We’re all working together to give this threatened population a chance to survive.”

“We know the Cincinnati Zoo will provide excellent care as these manatees finish their rehabilitation, with a goal of returning them to Florida waters,” added Peterson.

Meet the Manatees:
·        Miles (male) was rescued from the Sykes Creek on Merritt Island, Florida in August 2016 by FWC, weighing only 43 pounds.  After receiving extended critical care at Sea World Orlando, he moved to Cincinnati and has gained enough weight to be eligible for release. 
·       Matthew (male) was rescued from New Smyrna in October 2016 by FWC, just after Hurricane Matthew. He weighed 56 pounds when rescued but has gained more than 700 pounds while at SeaWorld and the Cincinnati Zoo.
·       Truffleshuffle (juvenile male) was rescued by FWC in November 2018 and brought to SeaWorld Orlando suffering from cold stress.   He has gained approximately 230 pounds in the past year and will continue to be cared for and rehabilitated at the Cincinnati Zoo, with a goal of returning him to Florida waters.

Truffleshuffle will be the 20th manatee to be rehabbed at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden since Manatee Springs opened in 1999,” said Curator of Invertebrates & Manatees Winton Ray. “It’s an honor to participate in the MRP and have the opportunity to help these amazing animals get a second chance at life in the wild.  The critical care work being done at SeaWorld, especially when these rescued manatees are first brought in, is vital to their rehabilitation and successful return.”

“SeaWorld is able to offer exceptional care in rescue and rehabilitation because of the experience of their dedicated and skilled team,” Ray continued.


Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership:  Collaborating to Save Species:
As part of the Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP), SeaWorld Orlando is an acute care rehabilitation facility that provides life-saving medical care to rescued manatees.

The Cincinnati Zoo is only one of two U.S. facilities outside of Florida to participate in the USFWS’ Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership, which began in 1973.  They are a second stage rehabilitation facility that provide temporary homes for manatees until they are ready for release back into the wild.

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.manateerescue.org. The Florida manatee was recently reclassified from endangered to threatened but is still at risk from both natural and human 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 floodgates or locks, and entanglement in or ingestion of fishing gear. 

SeaWorld’s Rescue Efforts
Over the last five decades, SeaWorld has rescued more than 36,000 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.

This year alone, SeaWorld Orlando has rescued 18 manatees and returned 12 back to the wild following successful rehabilitation. SeaWorld’s Rescue Team is on call 24/7, 365 days a year, and always ready to help an animal in need.

Guests to SeaWorld Orlando can learn more about the vital rescue 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. 

While a guided tour of the entire facility has been available for years, the park has now opened up one portion of this area for complimentary viewing to all park guests. Visitors are invited to step behind-the-scenes and catch a glimpse of SeaWorld’s working manatee rescue and rehabilitation facility to learn more about the plight of these vulnerable animals in the wild. See firsthand some of the top problems today’s manatee populations are facing and simple actions we can all take to help through digital medical charts, interactive displays, underwater camera viewing and rescue footage straight from the SeaWorld Animal Rescue Team.

All manatee rescue footage produced by SeaWorld under the FWS Permit Number MA770191.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Blogtober day 11: seasonal bucket list

Here is my fall bucket list:

1)go to minges Weber festival
2) carve/decorate a pumpkin
3)eat pumpkin pie
4) go to a costume party
5) make a fun Halloween video
6) throw a Halloween party
7)take the kids trick or treating
8)go to a trunk or treat
9) drink apple cider
10) bob for apples

What's on your fall bucket list?

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Blogtober day 10: 10 facts about me

1) i am a Disney lover, been probably around 20-25 times and will never get tired of it

2) i am a Harry Potter nerd...read all the books and seen all the movies many times...the books are definitely better because the movies leave out so many good parts. I want to go to Harry Potter world at universal.

3) i love dolphins. I got to swim with dolphins down in the Bahamas when i was 16

4) for those who don't know i have 4 kids here on earth and 2 in heaven.

5) i am a scorpio. My birthday is November 2

6) i work in a call center and love it. I never knew how much i would enjoy it but i do. Been there about 2.5 months now.

7) my favorite season is summer. I hate being cold and i hate snow. Only good things about cold weather is fires and cuddling.

8) my favorite holiday is Christmas because i get to spend it with family and i love the excitement my kids get and love the magic.

9) i have my associates degree in medical administrative assisting. I can do scheduling, billing and coding,and more.

10) i have lived in 4 different states: Georgia,Ohio,Kentucky,and Indiana

Blogtober day 9: week in my life

In case any of you were wondering what a typical week looks like for me here is a general schedule that is pretty typical for me:

Monday: wake up at 730, chiropractor at 10, work 11-8 come home eat, shower, clean, bed

Tuesday: wake up at 730, meet with caseworker at 9 work 11-8 come home eat, shower, clean, bed

Wednesday: wake up at 730, chiropractor at 10, work 11-8 come home eat, shower, clean, bed

Thursday: wake up at 730, meet with therapist at 9 work 11-8 come home eat, shower, clean, bed

Friday: wake up at 730, chiropractor at 10, work 11-8 go to gym come home eat shower clean bed

Saturday: wake up at 9, go get my kids are spend time with them from 10-6, then free time until 10 come home  shower clean bed

Sunday: my free day when i usually spend time with family and friends and did whatever until 730 come home  shower clean bed


Blogtober day 8: goals for the end of the year

It has been a rough year for the most part so i am setting myself some goals for the last 3 months of the year. I will update end of year/beginning of 2020 to let you know how things went.

1) get an apartment
2) get a promotion at work
3) spend more time with my kids
4) start saving money
5) start a new hobby
6)make some new friends

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Blogtober day 3: pregnancy and infant loss awareness month

Most everyone knows that October is breast cancer awareness month. What isn't as well known is that it is also pregnancy and infant loss awareness month.

Just a few short days ago we celebrated my sons 6th birthday in heaven. He was born September 30,2013 at 16 weeks 5 days. He passed at birth. We still don't really know what caused him to come early,but the doctor decided it was incompetent cervix.

Pregnancy and infant loss is still such a taboo subject. 1 in 4 women have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Why are we still so afraid to talk about it? Yes it is sad,but i love talking about my son to whomever will listen. His name is Oscar William. He did exist and he will forever be my son and guardian angel. This overtim October please help me spread awareness. Let's end the taboo that surrounds it.


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Blogtober day 2: my favorite Halloween movies

Halloween and fall is a time lots of people love. It starts to cool down, we get to decorate, and there are lots of movies dedicated to Halloween and fall. Here are my favorites:
1) Hocus Pocus- I'm sure we have all seen this movie about the 3 witches brought back on Halloween and they want to get all the children. Stars Bette Midler. This is one of my favorite movies ever and i love watching it every year.

2) Halloweentown series- this set of Disney movies are like my top favorite movies of all time besides Harry Potter. For those who don't know the serious starts with a girl who ends up discovering she's a witch as is her mom and grandma. The series watches her and her siblings  grow and learn as witches and warlocks and go on different adventures. I look forward to watching these every year and i even sometimes watch them throughout the year.

3) It's the great pumpkin Charlie Brown- i grew up watching this every year and i still look forward to it coming on every year. Watching the holiday themed Charlie Brown shows is a family tradition that i had growing up and continue on with my kids.

4) Casper-centered around ghosts and Halloween time this is a great Halloween movie that also is funny and even makes me tear up a little at times.

That is it for my list. Yes it's short and it doesn't include any scary movies. I am not a huge fan of scary movies although i will watch them from time to time. Tell me in the comments what your favorite Halloween/fall movies are.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Blogtober day 1:intro



Hey everyone. I hope you guys are all doing well. I am excited this year to be participating in Blogtober. I will be doing my best every day to write a blog post. They will usually be centered around fall/Halloween with a little extra tied in. If you have anything in particular you want to see please let me know and i will do my best to write up a post on that topic.
I another note, i can't believe we are already in October. This year has been a hard one for me with lots of ups and downs. I am kind of glad to be coming up on the end of the year and am very excited to see what next year holds. I have a lot to write about in experiences from this year that I'm not quite ready to tell all yet,but soon.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

SEAWORLD ORLANDO OFFERS FREE SINGLE DAY PARK ADMISSION TO STRANDED THOMAS COOK TRAVELERS                                                            

SeaWorld Orlando is offering a respite for displaced Thomas Cook vacationers:  free, single day admission available now through Monday, Sept. 30, 2019.

 

“We’re pleased that this free offer lets stranded families and friends enjoy a day together,” stated Kyle Miller President of SeaWorld Orlando.  “From our newest immersive experience Sesame Street Land, to exciting ride experiences like Mako to some of the world’s most inspiring animal encounters, SeaWorld Orlando has something for every member of the family.”

 

“As one of the world’s largest rescue and rehabilitation organizations, inspiring our guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world is core to our mission and we are thrilled to share that with our guests,” continued Miller.

 

On Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29, families can enjoy an all-new Halloween parade, trick-or-treat trail and more at the park’s Halloween Spooktacular®.   That same weekend SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival features a mix of international, domestic and local Florida craft beers as well as food items.

 

The single-day ticket offer is valid for stranded Thomas Cook travelers only.  Travelers must show proof of booking along with a current, photo ID at the SeaWorld Orlando front gate ticket window to receive free admission.

 

*Tickets are valid for one single-day admission to SeaWorld Orlando by Sept. 30, 2019. Valid during regularly scheduled operating hours. Ticket is non-transferable and non-refundable. Tickets may not be copied, transferred or resold.  Each traveler must show his or her own cancelled Thomas Cook flight voucher /ticket or proof of booking along with a matching current, photo ID.  Ticket void if altered. Offer subject to change without notice. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Parking, taxes, and service fees are not included.  Limited time offer expires: 9/30/19.  Call 407-545-5550 for additional information.  

 

Aquatica Polynesian Party and SeaWorld Orlando Big 3 Roll Up Podcast LIVE!

On September 28, Included with park admission, Aquatica will be hosting a Polynesian Party starting at 4:00pm. This event will feature five different stations throughout the beachfront where guests can explore Hawaiian culture featuring dancing lessons, fun games, interactive elements and more! Starting today for a limited time, Aquatica Orlando will be offering an advance purchase single-park ticket for $34.99, and an advance purchase single-park ticket + Meal Voucher for $44.99. Learn more here:  https://aquatica.com/orlando/limited-time-offers/

 


At SeaWorld Orlando, celebrate “Wear Your College Colors” weekend with the Big 3 Roll Up Podcast. The popular sports podcast will be broadcasting live in park:


 


                                   10:00am – 11:30am at Flamecraft Bar: Live podcast recording recapping the hosts’ SeaWorld Orlando experience and previewing the day’s upcoming games


 


                                    3:30pm – 7:00pm at Flamecraft Bar: Join the Big 3 Roll Up podcast as they watch the afternoon’s slate of college football games


Thursday, August 29, 2019

2019 Ohio renaissance fair

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Overcomer Movie

Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team’s state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant in town suddenly shuts down and hundreds of families begin moving away, John must come to grips with the challenges facing his family and his team. Urged by the school’s principal to fill-in and coach a sport he doesn’t know or like, John is frustrated and questioning his worth ... until he crosses paths with a student struggling with her own journey.

Filled with a powerful mix of faith, a twist of humor, and a ton of heart, the Kendrick Brothers return to theaters with OVERCOMER, their newest feature following FACING THE GIANTS, FIREPROOF, COURAGEOUS, and the #1 box- office hit, WAR ROOM. The inspiring family film stars Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, Shari Rigby, Cameron Arnett, and introduces Aryn Wright-Thompson. Opening nationwide on August 23, OVERCOMER dares to leave you filled with hope, inspired to dream, and asks the question: what do you allow to define you?

What is an overcomer? OVERCOMER in many regards, is a discovery of who we are in Christ, who gets to determine our identity and what we have to overcome to embrace the life God has for us,” said Alex Kendrick.
“Overcoming is about powering through and realizing that on the other side of it you are stronger and more courageous than when you started,” said Shari Rigby.
“Being an overcomer means you keep your head up and you know that you’re going to get through it; you figure out a way to get through it, you keep your faith strong, you get through it, and you just thank God,” said Aryn Wright-Thompson.
“Being an overcomer means there is pain, discomfort, inconvenience, life’s tough, and yet you have joy and peace and all the stuff that you can only have if there is an anchor in your soul,” said Priscilla Shirer.
What does it mean to you?
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Younique...check it out

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Christmas in July: $700+ in Prizes from Lugz, KORE Essentials, Winning Moves, Big Feet Pajamas, Ugly Christmas Sweater, SmitCo, Monkey Business, Tigerlight, WrawP, Gramma in a Box, Granite Gold, Nectar Bath Treats, See the Light Art Class, and Sift Wallet!

It's Christmas....in July

The winner of this year's Christmas in July Big Family Christmas Giveaway is going to have one happy family when all of these amazing prizes start showing up on their doorstep! Enter to win ALL of the prizes below on the easy giveaway form below! Good luck to all who enter! I cannot wait to find out which one of you wins!

The KORE Essentials Difference in Design & Durability!
ENTER TO WIN a Slim Wallet + Carbon Fiber Money Clip AND your choice belt and buckle from KORE Essentials! The NEW Slim Wallet is Full-Grain Leather (the best grade of leather) and features a removable Carbon Fiber money clip can be used with, or without the wallet. It’s like having two wallets in one!
As if getting KORE's amazing Slim Wallet wasn't awesome enough, they are also offering their KORE belt and buckle to the winner of our Christmas in July BIG FAMILY Christmas event! Their belts use a patented hidden track (they call it "Trakline technology") on the back of the belt, with 40+ size positions to choose from! The result is a perfect fit every time you put it on. They make awesome Christmas gifts because belts are One-Size and fit any waist from 24" to 44" (XL to 54")! Visit KORE Essentials online at https://www.koreessentials.com and use the code MommysPlaybook10 at checkout to save 10% on your purchase!
SMITCO Diary with Lock for Girls - Secret Hardcover Writing Journal Book with 300 Double-Sided Lined Pages, a Heart Shaped Lock and 2 Silver Keys to Keep Her Dreams Safe - 5 to 10 Year Old Girls
ENTER TO WIN a SmitCo Diary and Locket for Girls! SmitCo has several ideas for keeping the girly girls in your life happy! My favorites include their cute sticker and journaling sets for little girls who love horses, mermaids, unicorns, and furbabies (pets)! Don't believe me! Hop over to check them out for yourself! Find gifts at the tips of your fingers all year-round without having to search your local stores to get what you're looking for. If you are looking for a great girly gift, just visit SmitCo at their online shop anytime of day and there it is! They have a wide selection of gifts for girls. Visit SmitCo online and at Amazon to find the perfect gift for your girly girl this Christmas.

Ugly Christmas Sweater
ENTER TO WIN a winner's choice item from UglyChristmasSweater.com! Stop wasting your time at thrift shops and craft stores trying to find Ugly Christmas Sweaters to wear. Not only does UglyChristmasSweater.com have traditional elf, gingerbread, candy cane, and snowflakes designs, but they also carry a great selection of sweaters referencing classic Christmas movies and shows. Look to them for everything from Home Alone "Filthy Animal" to your favorite Stormtrooper with Antlers! Truly, they have an ugly sweater for everyone! Hurry over to UglyChristmasSweater.com to get started picking out your prize! They have so many choices it might take you all month to narrow down your favorite to just one!
East Pasta Grande Set includes 1 set of Farfalloni pot grips (2 units), 1 Ravioli spoon rest, 1 Penneli garlic peeler & 3 Mafaldine elastic bands.
ENTER TO WIN a PASTA GRANDE Luxurious kitchen gift pack from Monkey Business! There's no Business like Monkey Business! Monkey Business has been adding the extra to the ordinary since 1994. All products are expertly designed, affordable, practical, AND humorous -- Just like this awesome prize! No BIG Italian Family Christmas would be complete without great conversation and good food! With the PASTA GRANDE set your guests will really have something to talk about, like, "why is the serving spoon on the Ravioli?" and "How are you not burning your hands on the Farfalloni?!" (smile)
Each set includes a set of Farfalloni pot grips, one Ravioli spoon rest, one Penneli garlic peeler & three Mafaldine elastic bands! Visit Monkey Business to learn more.
The D.A.D.® (Defense Alert Device) is the first non-lethal personal safety device with smart technology. Each device is equipped with Bluetooth to send an emergency alert via your cell phone. #Tigerlight #BeBold #NeverAlone
ENTER TO WIN a D.A.D.®2 from TigerLight! Give someone you love the gift of freedom this Christmas! Freedom to hike without fear. Freedom to run in the park! Freedom to know that no matter where they are, they can protect themselves and their family! TigerLight is dedicated to ending violence through non-lethal personal protection and the makers of the D.A.D.® (Defense Alert Device). D.A.D.® is the first non-lethal personal safety device with smart technology. Each device is equipped with Bluetooth to send an emergency alert via your cell phone. The alert sends your GPS location to anyone with the D.A.D.® app within a one mile radius, and to those in your D.A.D.™ contact list, regardless of distance. The D.A.D.® alert prompts the receiver to call 911, and provides directions to your location, should the receiver be able to provide immediate assistance in person. Learn more at TigerLight!

ENTER TO WIN Lugz new arrival sneakers! Checkout the lightweight slip-ons, Men's Clipper DLX Oxford Sneaker, from Lugz! I was so excited when I saw these sneakers featured at Lugz.com because they are the ultimate shoe. Pair them with any outfit! Wear them to the lake, dinner with your grandma, and everything in between! The black charcoal white in the middle are my absolute favorite, but the winner of this great giveaway will get to choose their own favorite! Features include a breathable canvas upper for superior comfort and a durable rubber outsole for excellent traction. Visit Lugz.com to learn more and checkout ALL of their new arrivals! (So many great shoes!)
Wrawp products are amazing! Veggie Wraps: Plantbased, 100% Vegan, 100% Raw, (5 flavors: Original, Veggie Life, Spirulina, Energy Morning and Spicy) Coconut Jerky - Low Carbs, Vegan (3 flavors - Teriyaki, Luscious Lime, BBQ Smokehouse) Kelp Chips: 10X More Calcium than milk - 2 flavors (Original, Kelp) 12 month shelf life - super pliable, and versatile
ENTER TO WIN a WrawP Sample Prize Pack complete with all of their delicious snacks and a sampling of EVERY WrawP they offer! The winner of this great giveaway can look forward to receiving 100% organic, 100% Vegan, 100% Raw plantbased veggie wraps in five delicious flavors (Original, Veggie Life, Spirulina, Energy Morning and Spicy), Kelp Chips that have 10X More Calcium than milk, AND Coconut Jerky in three flavors (Teriyaki, Luscious Lime, BBQ Smokehouse)! ALL WrawP products are gluten-free, wheat-free, NON GMO, not processed and come in a variety of 100% organic flavors! That means no matter what you choose to include in your diet, WrawP is always a great choice! Visit WrawP.com to learn more about how their wraps and snacks are made, AND don't forget to visit their recipe section (it's drool worthy, I promise!)
Granite Gold Polish Wipes
ENTER TO WIN a prize package from Granite Gold®! Granite Gold® stone-care products are specifically formulated for use on all natural-stone and quartz surfaces. The winner of this fabulous giveaway will receive Granite Gold Daily Cleaner Wipes®, Granite Gold Sealer Wipes® AND Granite Gold Polish Wipes®. Each of these great products have a specific use that protects and enhances your natural-stone surface. The Granite Gold Daily Cleaner Wipes® are a durable wipe that cleans your natural-stone surfaces from everyday spills and use. The Granite Gold Polish Wipes® are embossed to allow for gentle polishing and will also provide ongoing protection against water spots and fingerprints. AND their Granite Gold Sealer Wipes® will seal approximately 75 feet of natural stone — about the size of an average kitchen — maintaining maximum surface protection against staining, etching and soil build-up.
Granite Gold® products are available at Bed Bath & Beyond, Lowes, The Home Depot, Walmart, and grocery and hardware stores throughout the U.S.; check the store locator at GraniteGold.com
Winning Moves, the Maker of our Favorite Classic Games!

Winning Moves Classic Games and Family Favorites
ENTER TO WIN a Winning Moves USA Prize Pack! Winning Moves USA's mission is to provide happiness to consumers by offering Classic, Retro, Cool and Fun games for play with friends and family. Some of my favorites from the Winning Moves lineup include the 90's retro Pretty, Pretty Princess®, the timeless classics Clue® Classic Edition, Guess Who?®, and Trouble®, AND the new version of an old favorite Monopoly® The Card Game! These games are THE GAMES you grew up with and thanks to Winning Moves USA, your children can grow up with them too! Visit Winning Moves USA online to find the lastest games for 2019 AND a few of your childhood favorites to share with your family!
Nectar Bath Treats soap confections
ENTER TO WIN a Mix & Match Bubble Bath Scoop AND Mix & Match Bath Bomb 4-Pack from Nectar Bath Treats! The sweet treats at Nectar not only look like a delicious dessert, but they smell like them too! Giving your day a child-like whimsy filled with the surprise of experiencing a bath treat scoop of ice cream that looks and smells like the real thing!
Each cruelty free bubble bath scoop is loaded with Shea Butter and Apricot Kernel Oil. While the extra large (4.5 ounces), handmade bath bombs burst with Sweet Almond Oil, Epsom Salts, and Bentonite Clay!
Hop over to learn about all of the sweet treats you wish you could eat at Nectar Bath Treats. While you are there, look at the fun names of each of their Bath Bubble Scoops! Who wants Unicorn Candy, Periwinkle Dream, and Lychee Hibiscus Bubble Bath Scoops? (raises hand) I do!---->Get $10 off a $30 Nectar Bath Treats Purchase with code: RELAX
Gramma in a Box includes baked cookies with frosting and sprinkles as well two easy candy crafts to make - enough to make up to 20 finished products in each box. Step-by-step instructions with illustrations are included. Fun for everyone in the family.
ENTER TO WIN a complimentary Gramma in a Box! Each monthly box includes baked cookies with frosting and sprinkles, as well two easy candy crafts to make! Actually, each box has enough to make up to 20 finished products in each box! (Wow! That's a lot in one box!) The Step-by-step instructions with illustrations are the best; so detailed and well written in a way that only Gramma can do it! The entire subscription box is fun for everyone in the family. Get a Gramma in a Box for your kids, grandkids, or friends. Everyone needs a little time in the kitchen with Gramma! Signup for Gramma in a Box today and save $10 off your first delivery!

See the Light Bible Stories Online Streaming & Download
ENTER TO WIN See the Light's Bible Stories Set (Streaming & Downloadable Versions). This awesome art set includes favorites, such as, The Crossmaker (Easter), The Gift of Love (Christmas), God's Runaway (Jonah), God's Special Surprise (Moses), and Shipwrecked (Paul)! The thirty-two videos not only include narrated Bible stories, but they also include fifteen art projects, five chalk drawings, AND bonus videos not available on the DVD series!
Let See the Light Art help you unleash your child's creativity AND teach art at home like a pro with Art Class from See the Light Art! ---->Receive three free art lessons today!

Kid's Red Union Suit Pajamas "DANGER BLAST AREA Sign on Rear Flap
ENTER TO WIN Kid's Red Union Suit Pajamas from Big Feet Pajama Company! This red one piece pajama, in the classical union suit design, has red snaps for front closure and features a non-functioning 3 button dropseat butt flap that has a printed warning sign that reads: DANGER - BLASTING AREA - KEEP CLEAR. Can you imagine how much your child will love these PJs? Comfort and laughter in one set of Pajamas? Yes!!! ♦ Big Feet Pajama Company is the premier manufacturer of high-quality footed pajamas for men, women and children of nearly every shape and size! They are even working towards making sure your pets are outfitted along with the rest of the family. Visit Big Feet Pajama Company online to shop over 60 fun and fashionable colors and patterns of men’s, women’s and children’s footed pajamas and sleepwear!

ENTER TO WIN a $25 Amazon Gift Card from Sift! Sift is an amazing app that helps your credit cards work for you by turning you into the savvy shopper you never knew you could be! Sift is there every time you shop by automatically calculating the optimal card for each purchase to maximize your rewards and cash back benefits, AND helping you collect price drop refunds AUTOMATICALLY!! Savings are a big part of adult life. As grown-ups, we are always looking for ways to put some money aside -- especially for Christmas! But when we try to find deals we quickly learn it is a time-consuming task! Many of us shop online using our credit cards, we don’t really spend time understanding the benefits which we may be entitled too. The Sift App and Sift browser extension can help each one of us save something extra without having to go through too much of a hassle. Learn more at SIFT!

ENTER TO WIN!
ALL OF THE PRIZES LISTED ABOVE
ONE WINNER TAKES ALL!!!!!
The giveaway is open US Only, 18+
The giveaway ends 7/25 at 1159 pm est
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