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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Libman Spring Cleaning Prize Pack

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While most Americans are happy to say goodbye to winter, ushering in spring has its own set of challenges, including the age-old tradition of tackling spring cleaning chores. The Libman Company, a leading U.S. maker of household and commercial cleaning products, is there to help you prepare for the task! Check out these 5 cleaning hacks you need before you get started!

To remove dirt deep in your carpet, use your Precision Angle Broom to “sweep” your carpet thoroughly before vacuuming. The broom fibers will dig down into the carpet, moving dirt to the surface

Take the glass light bulb covers off ceiling fans and chandeliers and stick them in the dishwasher. They come out sparkling clean and it’s less work for your tired hands.

To clean your shower surrounds without getting your hands wet, dip your favorite mop (try the Libman Wonder Mop) into a solution of 1/2 cup of vinegar, 1 cup of clear ammonia, and 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1 gallon of warm water. After cleaning, rinse with warm water.

To clean the smoky, burnt on residue from the glass doors on your fireplace or wood burning stove: Dip a damp paper towel in ashes and use them to clean the glass. You can also use the ashes from your fireplace to clean the glass window on a gas grill.

Clean and deodorize the inside of a refrigerator by making a natural solution of 3 tablespoons baking soda to one quart warm water. Wipe dry with a Premium Kitchen Microfiber Cloth.

Enter to win a Libman

Spring Cleaning Prize Pack!

The prize pack includes a Libman Wonder Mop, Precision Angle Broom, Freedom Spray Mop, All-Purpose Sponges, Big Scrub Brush, All-Purpose Scrubbing Dish Wand, Designer Bowl Brush and Caddy, Premium Kitchen Microfiber Cloths and a Utility Bucket.

Visit for more cleaning tips and a $3 off coupon for a Wonder Mop.

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One Winner Will Receive a Libman

Spring Cleaning Prize Pack!

The giveaway is open US Only, 18+

The giveaway ends 4/20 at 1159 pm est

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Seven Manatees Get a Second Chance at Life Following Months of Rehabilitation and Care

Seven rescued manatees are getting a second chance at life after months of rehabilitation, thanks to the dedicated efforts of multiple facilities including SeaWorld Orlando, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium,  theJacksonville Zoo and GardensSouth Florida Museum,  U.S Fish and Wildlife and The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).   All are a part of the Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP), a cooperative group of non-profit, private, state, and federal entities who work together to monitor the health and survival of rehabilitated and returned manatees.

All seven of the manatees were tagged prior to release, allowing Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute to monitor their movements, contributing to ongoing research and conservation of the species.

The goal with every rescue is to rehabilitate and return the animal to the wild as quickly as possible.  Young manatees, or those afflicted with challenges such as red tide or cold stress often take additional time and resources.  MRP facilities are able to work together to shift rehabilitating animals between facilities to ensure future rescues are not turned away, and to maximize facility expertise.    SeaWorld Orlando is one of only five acute care rehabilitation facilities in the U.S. that can provide life-saving medical care to rescued manatees. 

Rehabilitated Manatees Returned:
Bambam was rescued on January 18, 2015 as a young calf suffering from severe cold stress.  He was flown to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden as part of the MRP where he spent two years gaining weight and preparing for his return.  He was returned to the wild last year, but after an infield health assessment, the teams determined he was suffering from cold stress and dehydration and needed additional care.  The teams are hopeful that this release in a larger group of animals will help his acclimation back to his natural environment, but he will be carefully monitored for the next year. 

Goober, a young malewas found alone and malnourished in 2017.  Goober was rescued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) from Desoto Canal in Indian Harbour Beach. He was so thin when he was found that the rescue team thought his shape resembled a peanut. They affectionately named him Goober, after a Southern nickname for “peanut.” After being stabilized at SeaWorld Orlando, he spent over a year rehabbing at the Columbus Zoo before this week’s return.

 Agua was rescued as a calf with her injured mother “Claro” in Clearwater, Florida on June 24, 2016. She was only 130 centimeters long and 97 pounds at the time of her rescue. Both Agua and her mother were transported to ZooTampa but her mother “Claro” did not survive her watercraft injuries. Agua was transferred to the Columbus Zoo for continued care as an orphan calf.  In preparation for release, Agua was transferred to SeaWorld Orlando. .

Camlee, was rescued as an orphan calf from Cape Coral, Florida on May 11, 2015.  She was only 90 pounds at the time of her rescue.  Camlee was cared for at ZooTampa and later transferred to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. She was first released in early 2018 but was rescued again in March 2018 after developing cold stress and dropping a significant amount of weight.  She was brought to SeaWorld Orlando for rehabilitation treatment where she spent the past year growing healthy and strong enough to be reintroduced into the Florida waters.

Percy was rescued by FWC and Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in late 2017 suffering from symptoms of cold stress, particularly
around her face and pectoral flippers, andspent the first month at SeaWorld Orlando’s acute care facility.   She was transferred to the Jacksonville Zoo in early 2018, where she spent the past 15 months rehabilitating.  

MJ was an orphaned calf, weighing just 60 lbs. at the time of her rescue in May 2016 off Satellite Beach, Florida.  She spent almost two years rehabilitating at SeaWorld Orlando and was transferred to the Jacksonville Zoo last March to complete her rehabilitation. 

Baca is a male manatee who was rehabilitated thanks to the cooperative efforts of SeaWorld Orlando and South Florida Museum, where he spent the past several years gaining weight and strength before being returned to the wild late last week.  

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 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.
“SeaWorld Rescue is on call 365 days a year, 24 hours a day,” said Jon Peterson, manager of rescue operations at SeaWorld Orlando. “Any time there is an animal in need, we are there to help them. That is the goal here at SeaWorld: to rescue, rehabilitate and return as soon as possible.”
Guests at 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.

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

If you see an injured marine animal, you can help by calling the FWC hotline at 1-888-404-3922 or by dialing *FWC on a cellular device.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Rising Star That Girl Lay Lay to Perform at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort on March 27 for THE LEGO® MOVIE WORLD Grand Opening

Who: Alaya High, widely known as the 12-year-old hip hop artist That Girl Lay Lay and the freestyle rapper in “The Catchy Song” from the animated adventure sequel THE LEGO® MOVIE™ 2: The Second Part.
With 40 million views across her social media channels and a worldwide viral hit from her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Alaya has been writing, producing, rapping and singing since the age of five. Alaya’s viral freestyles raps, filmed straight from the passenger seat of her father’s car, have already dazzled the top echelon of hip hop and pop culture fame with the likes of 50 Cent, Le’V eon Bell, Mindy Kaling and T.I.
At age 12, That Girl Lay Lay is the youngest female rapper to sign a record deal, having recently inked a deal with Fresh Rebel Muzik/EMPIRE.

What: That Girl Lay Lay will perform an abbreviated concert inside THE LEGO® MOVIE WORLD to help kick off opening day festivities.

Where: THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD main entrance, inside LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – Opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m.

  • LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD opening festivities
  • Vibrant character parade with all of the popular characters from THE LEGO MOVIE 2
  • Fun and energetic performance from That Girl Lay Lay
  • Interview opportunities with Alaya (please send email to confirm)
  • Interview opportunities with LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s GM Rex Jackson, Vice President of Marketing and Sales Gillian Smith and Head of Public Relations Shawn Mikus


About LEGOLAND® Florida Resort:
Built for kids 2-12, LEGOLAND Florida Resort is a multi-day vacation destination located just 45 minutes from Orlando and Tampa. The whimsical resort includes an interactive, 150-acre theme park with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions inspired by popular LEGO brands and characters, plus LEGOLAND Water Park, the 152-room LEGOLAND Hotel and the 166-room LEGOLAND Beach Retreat.

Coming in spring 2019, THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD will take guests from the theater to the theme park with new, fully-immersive rides, character interactions and eateries.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort is part of the Merlin Entertainments Group (LONDON: MERL).For more information, visit

Saturday, March 9, 2019


Guests visiting SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival can enjoy world-class entertainment each Saturday and Sunday at Bayside Stadium, all included with theme park admission.  Today, SeaWorld has announced additional performances to look forward to:

·        March 23 – The Commodores

·        March 24 – 38 Special 

·        March 30 – Lindsey Stirling

·        March 31 – Better Than Ezra with Tonic (5:00 p.m. start time)

·        April 6 – Olga Tañon

·        April 7 – Roots & Boots 90’s Electric Throwdown – Featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin & Collin Raye

·        April 13 – Jay Leno

·        April 14 – Andy Grammer

·        April 20 –  Collective Soul

·        April 21 – Tenth Avenue North

·        April 27 – Postmodern Jukebox

·        April 28 – Willie Colón

·        May 4 – Macy Gray

·        May 5 – Earth, Wind & Fire   

Concerts are held at Bayside Stadium each Saturday and Sunday at 6:00 p.m. For the best seat in the house, guests can purchase reserved seating for select performances. Reserved seating opportunities are available online here 

New this year, guests are able to enjoy Seven Seas on Friday evenings from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with all food and drink booths available to visit. For Friday’s in March, guests can “double your pour after 4” and take advantage of buy one get one free beverages that are available on the Seven Seas Food & Beverage Sampling Lanyards at participating festival locations.

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

Best Way to Play:
The best way for guests to experience the Seven Seas Food Festival and all of the events at SeaWorld Orlando is with an Annual Pass, starting as low as $10.99 a month for Florida residents. Bronze blockout dates may apply. 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.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets,  Follow SeaWorld on Facebook and Instagram for the latest Seven Seas Food Festival details and information.

Friday, March 8, 2019


Announced today, the Grand Opening of the six acre world-class attraction, Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando, will take place on March 27. For the very first time, take a walk down Sesame Street and bring your family to the neighborhood your favorite furry friends call home. Take a stroll down Sesame Street and stop by the famous stoop at 123. Explore the inside of Hooper’s Store, then head for big fun at Big Bird’s Nest.

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando is exactly as you imagined, and with an award-winning parade, wet and dry play areas, rides, and an interactive neighborhood, it’s more fun than you could ever dream. Come play and learn with Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby and all of their furry friends!

Mark Pauls, President of SeaWorld Orlando Parks said, “We are thrilled to announce the opening date for this much anticipated attraction and we cannot wait to welcome guests to Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando on March 27. With over 30 new ways to play and an award-winning parade, this is an attraction that guests of all ages are going to love.”

As the iconic children’s brand celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, this is the perfect time to welcome Sesame Street to SeaWorld Orlando. This addition is the newest must-do experience in Orlando joining the park’s famed attractions--the roller coaster thrills of Mako, Manta and Kraken and the water fun of Infinity Falls and Journey to Atlantis.  For more information, please visit:

Thursday, March 7, 2019

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Kicking Off Pool Season with Opening of LEGOLAND® Water Park March 9: Splash, Slide and Build on Fun-Filled Slides, Attractions and Experiences

On Saturday, March 9, LEGOLAND® Water Park kicks off its newest, and longest, season of family fun in the sun at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.
Named one of the country’s best outdoor water parks in USA TODAY’s “10Best” poll, LEGOLAND Water Park will be open March through October; making it the longest water park season in LEGOLAND Florida Resort history. For complete operating dates and hours, visit
“In 2019, the water park will be open for the longest season we’ve ever had at LEGOLAND Florida Resort,” said General Manager Rex Jackson. “The water park is fun for the entire family and a refreshing escape from the summer heat. With thousands of guests enjoying the water park each year, LEGOLAND Florida Resort continues to strengthen its position as a multiple day destination.”

In 2019, guests will enjoy updated walking areas, fresh landscaping and updated finishes throughout the park. Also, Joker Soaker, a popular water play structure complete with winding slides, water spouts and a 300-gallon bucket that dumps water on guests, has received a complete outer refurbishment with enhanced features.
Make a Splash
Whether you’re racing down a pair of enclosed slides on Twin Chasers or building a floating LEGO® creation in Build-A-Raft River, LEGOLAND Water Park offers a variety of attractions and amenities for every brick fan, including:
• A water play area with shorter slides and interactive, giant DUPLO® animals geared towards children six and younger
• A hands-on LEGO attraction, Build-A-Boat, where guests can customize their own miniature watercraft and race them down rushing rivers to see who wins
• A LEGO themed wave pool
• Private cabanas available for rent that include a storage locker, mini-fridge and personal dining assistance from an at-your-service host
Ride and Dine
New to the park this year is the Hideaway Beer Hut, which will serve a variety of local craft brews from Grove Roots Brewing Co. Already popular with many of our theme park guests, revelers can now taste their favorite sips while lounging poolside at the water park.
Need a break from riding and sliding? Guests can enjoy cantina-style tacos at Beach Street Tacos, located inside LEGOLAND Water Park. Beach Street Tacos serves made-to-order beef, chicken and fish tacos, adding to the water park’s current lineup of fresh burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, salads and ice cream treats.
Stay and Play
The best way to enjoy a full season of water park fun is with an annual pass. Choose from several affordable options, including some with discounts on dining, retail purchases and overnight stays at LEGOLAND® Hotel and LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat. Full details are available
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About LEGOLAND Florida Resort

Built for kids 2-12, LEGOLAND Florida Resort is a multi-day vacation destination located just 45 minutes from Orlando and Tampa. The whimsical resort includes an interactive, 150-acre theme park with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions inspired by popular LEGO brands and characters, plus LEGOLAND Water Park, the 152-room LEGOLAND Hotel and the 166-room LEGOLAND Beach Retreat.

Coming March 27, 2019, THE LEGO® MOVIE WORLD will take guests from the theater to the theme park with three new rides, numerous attractions, character meet and greets and so much more!

LEGOLAND Florida Resort is part of the Merlin Entertainments Group (LONDON: MERL).For more information, visit

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