June 06, 2011
SeaWorld raises prices on two-day, multi-park tickets
In addition to ending its popular "Fun Card" ticket offers in Orlando and Tampa last week,SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment also raised prices on a pair of multi-park ticket options.
The company increased the price of two-day combo tickets that pair a day... Read More »
May 12, 2011
Southwest and SeaWorld Team Up for Sweepstakes
Just in time for summer, Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld are teaming up to offer customers great savings on family vacations and the chance to win a trip to visit SeaWorld. In celebration ofSouthwest Airlines' 40th Anniversary and SeaWorld's newShamu show... Read More »
May 08, 2011
Virginia's Busch Gardens named most beautiful amusement park
Amusement park enthusiasts are touting Busch Gardens in Virginia as the country's most beautiful amusement park.
Busch Gardens Europe in James City County earned the honor for the 21st consecutive year based on an annual survey by the National Amusemen... Read More »
April 22, 2011
SeaWorld cans plastic bags at theme park
SeaWorld will stop giving out plastic bags at its theme-park gift stores in San Diego on June 18 in hopes of cutting plastic pollution in the ocean.
Company officials said the move could save more than 1 million plastic bags from being used. They will... Read More »
April 21, 2011
SeaWorld's new killer-whale show 'One Ocean' awash with inspiration
SeaWorld Orlando's new killer-whale show includes old favorites, new maneuvers on display and a message designed to inspire landlubbers.
"The title itself, 'One Ocean,' says we're all in one world, the world is one ocean and we as a species can make a... Read More »
April 07, 2011
New Discovery Cove reef to open in early June
A million-gallon saltwater reef in SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment's Discovery Cove theme park is on track for its scheduled opening in early June, company officials said Thursday.
Although an exact opening date still hasn't been set, "Grand Reef" is ex... Read More »
April 06, 2011
Clydesdale born at Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens' newest attraction arrived just after midnight Tuesday — the first ever Clydesdale to be born at the Williamsburg amusement park.
The so-far unnamed colt was born to mother, Panola, at the park's Highland Stables, said Kevin Crossett, a B... Read More »
March 30, 2011
Tilikum Performed Today, 13 Months After Dawn Brancheau's Death
Thunderous applause greeted SeaWorld's Tilikum today as the killer whale returned to the theme park's big stage, 13 months after grabbing trainer Dawn Brancheau by her ponytail and killing her.
SeaWorld officials would not specify what safety precautio... Read More »
March 28, 2011
Cheetah cub adopted by Florida theme park
A month-old, two-pound cheetah cub is being raised by hand by animal experts at the Busch Gardens theme park.
The still-unnamed cub took an unusual journey to the Tampa park. He was born at the Jacksonville Zoo, but his mother couldn't care for him bec... Read More »
March 18, 2011
SeaWorld trainers return to water with orcas
SeaWorld’s three theme parks are slowly working to get trainers back in the water with killer whales, one year after a 6-ton orca dragged a trainer off a platform by her hair and drowned her.
There is no timetable for getting trainers back to “water wo... Read More »
February 25, 2011
Killer Whales, Trainers Return to SeaWorld Shows
Killer whales are returning to shows in Sea World—a year after a trainer was killed at a park in Orlando, media reports on Thursday have said.
The theme park is launching a new whale show again but with newer safety measures to prevent another tragedy,... Read More »
February 23, 2011
SeaWorld Prepares to get back in the water with its killer whales
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is preparing to put trainers back in the water with its killer whales for the first time since a trainer was battered and drowned by the company's largest orca one year ago today.
SeaWorld told the Orlando Sentinel on Wed... Read More »
February 17, 2011
A Ray of Flight
Manta, the flying coaster that debuted at SeaWorld Orlando in 2009 has been a big hit. The lushly landscaped and whimsically themed ride is the best flying coaster I've ridden. SeaWorld San Diego just announced that it too will be featuring a Manta coaste... Read More »
February 17, 2011
SeaWorld Offers Free Annual Passes to Teachers
A (killer) whale of a deal for teachers in the Lemon Grove School District was announced Wednesday by SeaWorld San Diego. The theme park is saluting Southern California K-12 credentialed teachers by offering them unlimited admission for free through the e... Read More »
February 13, 2011
Sea World's 2nd Manta is a bit tamer
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment plans to build a version of Manta, the popular roller coaster that opened in 2009 at SeaWorld Orlando, at its California marine park.
Like the Orlando attraction, SeaWorld San Diego's Manta will pair the roller coaster wi... Read More »
February 03, 2011
SeaWorld, Busch Gardens to Open New Attractions
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment on Thursday announced the opening of 10 new attractions at its parks this year, including a new killer whale show at SeaWorlds in three cities, a cheetah-themed coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and a swim-through artificia... Read More »
January 14, 2011
Roller coaster to aid the hunt for guests
Commuters driving by Busch Gardens Tampa Bay may have noticed a new tower rising above the theme park.
“Windcatcher Tower” offers a hint of a new roller coaster scheduled to open in late spring. Three quarters of a mile long, “Cheetah Hunt” will have 4... Read More »
January 13, 2011
SeaWorld to start up 'Dine with Shamu' again
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is preparing to restart a killer-whale show that has been suspended since the death of a trainer nearly a year ago.
"Dine with Shamu," a limited admission performance in which guests eat a buffet meal while watching train... Read More »
January 11, 2011
SeaWorld Plans Music Fests, Shamu Show
SeaWorld is planning to launch a new killer whale show in its Shamu stadium on the back of an upcoming music festival at the Orlando theme park.
A park representative said the park will bring back signature events and will debut an all-new Shamu show.S... Read More »
December 15, 2007
Busch Entertainment continues free park admission for military personnel
Military personnel and their families will continue to get free admission to most Busch Entertainment Corp. parks including SeaWorld Orlando through the 2008 calendar year, the company announced Friday.... Read More »
October 24, 2007
Busch Entertainment Corp. moving headquarters to Orlando
The parent company of SeaWorld Orlando and eight other theme and water parks around the country, Busch Entertainment Corp., is moving its headquarters to Orlando from St. Louis. The announcement was made this evening by Busch Entertainment's parent corpor... Read More »
July 23, 2007
Performer Injured During Show At SeaWorld
An acrobat fell during a performance before a live audience at SeaWorld Friday afternoon, San Diego fire officials said. Several audience members called 911 all at once flooding the call center after the accident, according to San Diego fire spokesman Mau... Read More »
January 11, 2007
Anheuser-Busch offers soldiers free admission to SeaWorld through 2007 - Phoenix Business Journal
Anheuser-Busch executives have decided to extend its free admission program to U.S. theme parks to American soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan through 2007, the company said Wednesday.
St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch (NYSE: BUD) first created its "Here's to the Heroes" program in February 2005. Through it, the company's Busch Entertainment Corp. subsidiary offers a single day's free admission to any one of SeaWorld or Busch Gardens park, Sesame Place, Adventure Island or Water Country USA theme park.
December 11, 2006
Whale injures trainer during Sea World show
Some days, killer whales just wake up on the wrong side of the pool.
A 2 1/2-ton orca that dragged a trainer underwater during a show at SeaWorld may have been put out by a spat with another whale, grumpy because of the weather or just irritable from a stomach ache, according to marine mammal experts.
"Some mornings they just wake up not as willing to do the show as others," said Ken Balcomb, director of the Center for Whale Research in Friday Harbor, Wash. "If the trainer doesn't recognize it's not a good day, this will happen."
August 29, 2006
SeaWorld suspends fireworks show
SeaWorld has suspended indefinitely its nightly fireworks show over Mission Bay and will apply for a potentially precedent-setting permit that would regulate pyrotechnics as a water pollutant.
SeaWorld has stopped the shows since Sunday to avoid a lawsuit from San Diego Coastkeeper, an environmental group that contends the chemical and paper residue falling into Mission Bay from spent fireworks constitutes a discharge of pollutants under the federal Clean Water Act.