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Thursday, February 27, 2020

FIFTEEN REHABILITATED SEA TURTLES RETURNED TO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

New Smyrna Beach, Fla. (February 27, 2020) – Over the past two weeks, 15 endangered sea turtles were returned to the Atlantic Ocean at the Canaveral National Seashore in New Smyrna Beach, Florida by the SeaWorld Orlando rescue team. All of the sea turtles were rescued in New England after cold stunning, and flown to Orlando for specialized care and treatment late last year. 

Ten of the rehabilitated turtles were Kemp’s ridleys, a critically endangered species. Five green sea turtles, which are classified as endangered, were also returned. They represent more than half of the 29 turtles transported by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) from New England to SeaWorld Orlando. Upon arrival in Orlando, SeaWorld’s rescue team conducted full examinations to determine the best treatment for each sea turtle patient.

According to Meghan Koperski, FWC sea turtle biologist, “FWC staff worked to identify permitted rehabilitation facilities that could provide care for dozens of cold stunned turtles from the Northeast U.S. These transfers ease the burden on the sea turtle rehabilitation facilities in the Northeast, ensuring space for any new patients requiring care. Partners like SeaWorld stepped up and made this happy ending possible.”

In collaboration with government agencies and partner marine life facilities, more than 2800 sea turtles have been rescued by SeaWorld’s rescue teams since 1980. For more than 55 years, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has helped animals in need – ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. More than 36,000 animals have been rescued by the expert animal rescue team that is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 If you see an injured marine animal, you can help by calling the FWC hotline at 888-404-3922 or by dialing *FWC on a cellular device. 

All turtle return footage produced by SeaWorld under FWS Permit Number MA7701911 and FWC Permit Number MTP-15-035.


Sunday, February 9, 2020

NEW ALL-INCLUSIVE VACATION PACKAGE GIVES FAMILIES THE MOST VACATION EVER AT LEGOLAND® FLORIDA RESORT






 For the first time, families can get the most vacation ever with an all-inclusive family vacation to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. The new vacation package, packed with perks from check in through checkout, is now available for booking vacation stays starting April 17.

This all-new package includes a stay at one of the on-site, immersive LEGOLAND hotels and unlimited admission to LEGOLAND theme park and water park during guests’ resort stay. The LEGO® experience starts the moment families arrive. From beginning the day with mile-high pancake stacks through conquering first rollercoasters, this vacation package is built for kids to take the lead. With special entertainment that feels plucked straight from the theme park, including exclusive LEGO hero meet and greets, and nightly pajama dance parties, the family fun keeps going even after the park closes. The best part? It’s all included.

Meals are included from check in through checkout with breakfast and dinner at one of four hotel restaurants and lunch at any of the theme or water park’s ten restaurants. Families can also enjoy unlimited golf at the Resort’s Florida’s Wild Side Mini Golf.
Additional benefits include valet parking, DigiPass photo package and unlimited Coca-Cola freestyle® refills in a souvenir cup throughout the guests’ entire visit. All-Inclusive guests will receive an exclusive credential lanyard with each benefit identified, making it easy for families to track the use of each perk. With an all-inclusive vacation experience the biggest benefit for families is more time…more time to have the best vacation ever!

Families can craft their vacation by selecting any of the three LEGOLAND Florida Resort hotels, including: LEGOLAND Florida Hotel, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat and the all-new Pirate Island Hotel, opening April 17.

NEW! LEGOLAND® Pirate Island Hotel Grand Opening – April 17

Located just 130 kid-steps from the theme park entrance, LEGOLAND Pirate Island Hotel will feature 150 LEGO-filled rooms (including four suites), a heated pool (complete with LEGO soft bricks to build in the pool), hundreds of LEGO models, exclusive character experiences and in-room LEGO treasure hunts. Similar to the popular LEGOLAND Hotel, each room will include two separate spaces: a kid’s sleeping area and an adult area.

The five-story hotel will house the pirate-themed Shipwreck Restaurant with family-style dining, Smuggler’s Bar for adult swashbucklers, an entertainment area with kid-friendly nightly programming and LEGO play areas. Directly outside the entrance to the hotel, a pirate shipwreck will greet guests and offer a unique photo opportunity.

Guests can start planning their ultimate All-Inclusive vacation now, starting at $219 per person, at legoland.com/all-inclusive-vacation.       

Saturday, February 8, 2020

MORE ARTISTS ANNOUCED FOR SEAWORLD’S SEVEN SEAS FOOD FESTIVAL

Guests visiting SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival can enjoy local craft beers and exciting new flavors while exploring culinary marketplaces throughout the park on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from February 7 – May 3.

The Festival features world-class concerts every Saturday and Sunday at 6:00 pm at SeaWorld’s Bayside Stadium, included with theme park admission.  Today, SeaWorld has announced additional performances to look forward to:

·        March 7 – AJR
·        March 8 – Dylan Scott 
·        March 14 – Hunter Hayes
·        March 15 – Joe Nichols
·        March 21 – YES and Alan Parsons Live Project
·        March 22 – Edwin McCain
·        March 28 – Gin Blossoms
·        March 29 – Village People
·        April 4 – Jesse McCartney
·        April 5 – Gretchen Wilson
·        April 11 – Scotty McCreery
·        April 12 – Jeremy Camp
·        April 18 – Everclear
·        April 19 – Grand Funk Railroad and BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
·        April 25 – Vanilla Ice and C&C Music Factory
·        April 26 – Chris Janson
·        May 2 – Billy Ray Cyrus
·        May 3 – Sean Paul     

For the best seat in the house, guests can purchase reserved seating for select performances. Reserved seating opportunities and the previously announced concerts are available online here 

A complete menu of the Seven Seas Food Festival dishes and drinks can be found online here.


Best Way to Play:
The best way to experience the Seven Seas Food Festival and all of the events at SeaWorld Orlando is with an Annual Pass or Fun Card. Starting as low as $11.25 per month with no down payment, Annual Pass Members* receive 12 months of unlimited visitation and park benefits and rewards, including FREE parking, priority access to new attractions, in-park discounts and much more. The Fun Card gives park-goers unlimited access to the park to visit again and again for the 2020 calendar year¹.  Visit www.Seaworld.com/Orlando for more information, park hours and to purchase tickets.

Follow SeaWorld on FacebookInstagram and the SeaWorld Orlando Blog for the latest Seven Seas Food Festival details and information.

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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 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. Visit www.seaworldentertainment.com for more information.

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