2014 SeaWorld Orlando Fact Sheet

2014 SeaWorld Orlando Fact Sheet

2/11/2014 9:05:00 AM

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2014 FACT SHEET

OVERVIEW:

Immerse yourself in wonder at SeaWorld® Orlando, where the aquatic world comes alive like no place else. Climb aboard and ride the mighty Manta®. Experience the power and grace of killer whales in the awe-inspiring Shamu® show One Ocean®. Share an epic voyage with sea turtles on the 3D 360 TurtleTrek®. And there’s nothing cooler than to see the world through the eyes of a penguin in the thrilling, chilling adventure of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®. An ocean of fun is waiting to be explored right here at SeaWorld Orlando. Jump in and dive deep.

ONLINE:

SeaWorldOrlando.com

LOCATION:

Intersection of Interstate 4 and FL 528 (the Beachline Expressway), 10 minutes south of downtown Orlando and 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport

PARK HOURS:

Open year-round from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with extended hours during summer and holidays. Allow a full day to see all shows and attractions.

ADMISSION:

Ages 10+ $92.00 (plus tax); Ages 3-9 $84.00 (plus tax); Ages two and under are free. Prices are subject to change without notice. Discounts available for guests with disabilities, senior citizens, military personnel and CAA members. SeaWorld is honored to salute the men and women of our armed forces and their families. Throughout 2014, members of the military and as many as three direct dependents may enter any of the SeaWorld parks, Busch Gardens® parks or Sesame Place® with a single-day complimentary admission.

ONLINE:

SeaWorld tickets and annual passes can be purchased online at SeaWorldOrlando.com. When purchased online, tickets to SeaWorld Orlando can be printed at home for fast and easy entry.

SeaWorld vacation packages include special benefits such as early entry and front-of-the-line access. Go to SeaWorldGetaways.com for more.

ANIMAL RESCUE:

In collaboration with the government and other members of accredited stranding networks, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment operates one of the world’s most respected programs to rescue ill and injured marine animals, with the goal to rehabilitate and return to the ocean.

SeaWorld® animal experts have helped more than 22,000 animals in need – ill, injured, orphaned and abandoned – for more than four decades.

More information can be found at SeaWorldCares.com.

SeaWorld’s award-winning Web site is an online resource for students and teachers alike. For information about marine animals, go to SeaWorld.org.

GUEST SERVICES:

Strollers, wheelchairs, lockers and indoor, climate-controlled pet kennels are available for rental. Wheelchair seating is available at all facilities. Diaper-changing and baby-nursing areas, first aid, foreign currency exchange, automated teller machine, taxi and bus parking are all found on site.

AQUATICA, SEAWORLD'S WATERPARK™ and DISCOVERY COVE

Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark™ is a whimsical, one-of-a-kind waterpark that could only come from SeaWorld. Rivers range from relaxing to racing and slides spin and soak – including two through a lagoon of playful, black and white Commerson’s dolphins. It’s where serene-to-extreme waters fill double wave pools, sun and shade cover the beach and fun is as endless as the sea. Get ready to brave a watery free-fall at Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark™ Orlando’s all-new water thrill slide coming Spring 2014 – Ihu’s Breakaway Falls. The drop slide will be the tallest, steepest and only multi-slide ride of its kind in Orlando.

Discovery Cove® is an all-inclusive day resort experience that’s one of a kind. Swim with dolphins, snorkel among colorful fish and rays, hand-feed tropical birds and unwind on pristine beaches. Find the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation in The Grand Reef®, and come face-to-face with playful otters and curious marmosets in the all-new Freshwater Oasis®.

NEW! Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin® is SeaWorld’s single biggest attraction expansion ever. Guests can experience the mystery and wonder of Antarctic life on the ice through the eyes of a penguin, sensing the beauty and drama of their sometimes dangerous habitat. SeaWorld’s Antarctica is a family-ride that combines closer-than-ever animal connections with state-of-the-art interactive ride technologies for adventures that are different each time.

SeaWorld Orlando’s new attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, transports families into a rarely seen, icy world. They’ll feel the majestic grandeur of the South Pole and see it through the penguins’ eyes on an exhilarating, first-of-its-kind family ride. They’ll explore a massive penguin colony in an expanse that envelops them in cool extremes, both above and below the penguins’ icy world. It’s a must-see, one-of-a-kind theme park experience only at SeaWorld in Orlando.

DINING ADVENTURES:

Sharks Underwater Grill® Enjoy fine dining and a fascinating view in an upscale, full-service restaurant that puts world-class entrees on your plate and a window into the world of sharks before your eyes. Let our skilled chefs, courteous staff and mesmerizing sharks make a memory for you. Priority seating can be arranged online at seaworldorlando.com or by visiting the host stand at the restaurant.

Dine with Shamu® is Orlando's most immersive and memorable family dining experience. Guests get closer than ever to SeaWorld’s majestic whales while enjoying a delicious menu of seasonal and sustainable items at a reserved poolside table. They’ll get an incredible glimpse into the interactions that occur between SeaWorld’s trainers and whales. They’ll find out what makes killer whales such unique animals. And, everyone will learn about the many things we all can do to help save valuable ocean resources and habitats by enjoying sustainable and natural foods. It’s a behind-the-scenes experience that will connect guests to the world we share like never before and it’s only at SeaWorld Orlando.

RIDES:

Manta® is a seamless blend of up-close animal encounters with a head-first, face-down thrill ride. The only flying roller coaster of its kind in the world, Manta tops the list of don’t-miss theme park attractions.

Kraken® – Orlando’s only floorless roller coaster – is themed after a massive, mythological underwater beast unleashed from the depths of the sea. Riders’ feet dangle as they travel in open-sided seats, riding on a pedestal above the track at highway speeds to heights of more than 150 feet.

Journey to Atlantis® is an edge-of-your-seat watercoaster -- part water ride, part roller coaster -- thrill ride that plunges guests into the middle of a clash for the lost city of Atlantis. Riders encounter spine-tingling thrills, including two of the steepest, wettest and fastest drops to be found at any theme park in the world.

Wild Arctic® takes guests on a thrilling, motion-based flight over the frozen North where they are enveloped in the beauty, exhilaration and danger of Arctic exploration. Stepping from the simulated jetcopter experience they enter a frozen wonderland with live beluga whales, walruses, harbor seals and polar bears.

SHOWS:

Blue Horizons® is a breakthrough theatrical spectacular that showcases graceful dolphins, a rainbow of exotic birds and an entire cast of world-class divers and aerialists draped in elaborate costumes. The vivid imagination of a young girl sets the stage for an emotional adventure to experience the power of the sea and the elegance of flight.

Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island® stars the park's hilarious sea lions, otters and walrus in a swashbuckling adventure and a sensational tale of lost loot, pirate plunder and misadventure on the high seas.

One Ocean® is SeaWorld’s whale show that connects guests to the sea, and whales, with a new level of energy and excitement while it educates and inspires them to make a difference in this world.

Pets Ahoy!® is a comical show featuring the talents of a menagerie of dogs, cats, birds, rats, skunks, pot-belly pigs, and other animals performing a series of uproarious and amazing skits. Most impressive is the fact that nearly all of the fabulous four-legged celebs were rescued from animal shelters before they found their fame at SeaWorld.

A'Lure, The Call of the Ocean™ tells the spectacular tale of the Sea Sirens, whose hypnotic calls have lured fisherman into their underwater lairs f or centuries. It's a mariner’s story that comes to life with flying athletic performers, gravity-defying aerial tumblers and amazing silk yo-yo artists.

ANIMAL ATTRACTIONS:

TurtleTrek® is one of the first attractions with two massive naturalistic habitats, home to manatees and sea turtles, and a 3-D 360 degree dome theater. The dome allows a hyper-realistic 3D movie to be shown all around guests and even above them – not just in front of them or on only one screen. It’s this unique and immersive way of showcasing a sea turtle’s epic and astounding journey. Guests see two massive naturalistic habitats, one filled with hundreds of freshwater fish and gentle manatees, the other home to more than 1,500 saltwater fish and more than a dozen sea turtles. Key West at SeaWorld® spans five acres and celebrates the legendary mystique and animals of the Florida Keys while it immerses guests in the quirky, carefree ambiance of America's southernmost city. Guests may feed and touch dolphins in a tropical lagoon with rolling waves, a sandy beach, underwater viewing and naturalistic coral reef -- as well as feed stingrays and see endangered sea turtles up-close.

Shamu Up Close® Celebrate the wonder of killer whales at Shamu Up Close. It’s an intimate, unique look at the whales as they glide beneath the surface at this up-close, underwater viewing area.

Pacific Point Preserve® is home to California sea lions and harbor seals. The 2½-acre naturalistic setting duplicates the rocky Northern Pacific coast. Shark Encounter® takes guests underwater through an almost 85-foot tunnel that surrounds them with the spine-chilling denizens of the deep, including barracuda, venomous fish and sharks.

Dolphin Nursery is home to dolphin mothers and their newborn calves.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS:

Shamu’s Happy Harbor® is a play area at SeaWorld features fun for the entire family. Shamu Express® is the park’s first family-oriented roller coaster. Themed after SeaWorld’s famous killer whale, Shamu Express thrills children and parents alike while traveling down more than 850 feet of track at 26 mph. Jazzy Jellies lifts and spins families in over- sized seats, while Swishy Fishies enables adventurous youngsters to spin around a giant waterspout. Shamu’s Happy Harbor also features the Sea Carousel, the Flying Fiddler, a giant fiddler crab that descends vertically in a quick series of short drops; and Ocean Commotion, a fanta-sea themed tug boat that swings passengers side to side. SeaWorld’s littlest guests can explore four stories of colorful climbing nets and tunnels, nine slippery slides and a splashy water maze.

IMMERSIVE ANIMAL CONNECTION EXPERIENCES:

VIP moments bring to life an array of opportunities to interact with amazing animals, and experience up-close tours and educational programs. Available year-round, these wild adventures offer a one-of-a-kind gift that creates a lifetime of memories. Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for more information.

Beluga Interaction Program

The Beluga Interaction Program is one of the few programs in the world where guests can experience up-close, hands-on interactions with majestic beluga whales. Participants suit up and kneel in the chilly 55-degree water for a shallow-water encounter in the whales’ habitat at Wild Arctic. The program is limited to four guests per session, and participants must be at least 10 years old.

Marine Mammal Keeper Experience

From preparing daily diets to helping rescued manatees, guests work alongside marine mammal experts to learn about manatees, dolphins, sea lions, beluga whales. Participants must be at least 13 years of age. The 8-hour tour is $399 per person and includes park admission.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment® inspires millions, through the power of entertainment, to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world. The Company has been creating innovative entertainment experiences that blend imagination with nature for more than 50 years and is best known for its 11 U.S. theme parks, attractions that hosted more than 24 million guests in 2012 and include the beloved SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens® and Sesame Place® brands. The parks offer guests a variety of up-close experiences, from animal encounters that invite exploration and appreciation of the natural world, to thrilling rides and spectacular shows. In 2011 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment began expanding its popular brands into media and entertainment platforms to connect people to nature and animals through movies, television, and digital media; plus began developing new lines of licensed consumer products. 

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The Company maintains one of the largest animal collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of species in zoological facilities and in the conservation of wild populations. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment also operates one of the world’s most respected programs to rescue and rehabilitate ocean marine animals that are ill, injured and orphaned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 22,000 animals in need over the last four decades.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment employs more than 21,000 people nationwide.

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