Press Releases

Press Releases



SeaWorld Orlando Welcomes Spring with New Show “Dolphin Days”

Orlando, Fla. (March 2, 2017) - SeaWorld Orlando will launch a new show called Dolphin Days, immersing guests into the world of the ocean’s most playful ambassadors.

Orphaned Manatee Calf Starts Her New Life in the Wild

Orlando, Fla. (February 28, 2017) – Almost three years after she was rescued, a female manatee has returned to the Florida’s natural waters.

SeaWorld Orlando Offers $5,000 Scholarship to Florida Students

(ORLANDO, Fla.) February 21, 2017 - SeaWorld Orlando’s Environmental Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from Florida high school seniors who share the organization’s passion for protecting and preserving the natural world.

Student Lettuce Garden Feeds Rescued Manatees

ORLANDO, Fla. (February 17, 2017) – This week, the SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team received a special gift from Millennia Gardens Elementary School

SeaWorld Orlando Facilitates Hearing Test for Rescued Dolphin

Orlando, Fla. (February 13, 2017) – SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue Team has been caring for a rescued male bottlenose dolphin since November 30, 2016.

Seaworld’s All-new Seven Seas Food Festival Kicks Off Saturday With Lynyrd Skynyrd

ORLANDO, Fla. (February 9, 2017) – SeaWorld Orlando’s all-new Seven Seas Food Festival kicks off this Saturday with the iconic Southern rock group, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

SeaWorld Orlando’s “Wetsuit Penguin” Starts the New Year with New Feathers

Manatee rescued from a storm pipe released today after successful rehabilitation at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld’s All-new Seven Seas Food Festival Brings A Wave of Headline Entertainment to Orlando

Combining unique culinary delights with memorable performances on 14 consecutive Saturdays, the Seven Seas Food Festival is coming to SeaWorld Orlando Feb. 11 – May 13, 2017.

SeaWorld Saddened to Announce Death of Orca Tilikum

The SeaWorld family is deeply saddened to announce that one of its most well-known orcas, Tilikum, has passed away.

Praise Wave 2017 Brings Favorite Christian Music To Seaworld Orlando

Christian music fans will kick off the year with a day of fellowship and fun during SeaWorld Orlando’s Praise Wave concerts Saturdays January 14 through 28.

Seaworld Parks & Entertainment Announces Leadership Changes For Tampa And Orlando Parks

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment today announced leadership changes for the company’s parks in Orlando and Tampa.

Venetia the Manatee Begins New Year by Returning to the Wild

Manatee rescued from a storm pipe released today after successful rehabilitation at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Team Assists with Rescue of Four Manatees Stranded in South Carolina

Rescued animals were transported and released the same day into Florida’s warmer waters

Rescued Bottlenose Dolphin Being Cared for at SeaWorld Orlando’s Rehabilitation Center

SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue Team is currently providing round-the-clock care for a 7-foot, 205-pound male bottlenose dolphin

escued Bottlenose Dolphin Being Cared for at SeaWorld Orlando’s Rehabilitation Center

Ihu’s Breakaway Falls Helps Santa prepare for Christmas Eve

SeaWorld Orlando Announces Exclusive Deals for Blue Friday

As the nation prepares for the biggest shopping day of the year - November 25, SeaWorld Orlando today released details on the return of its highly anticipated “Blue” Friday deals.

Seaworld’s Christmas Celebration Brightens The Holidays With All-new Meet Rudolph Experience And Returning Classics

Brighten up this year’s holiday season during SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration, where guests experience the joys of Christmas complete with all-new festivities and returning favorites sure to inspire traditions for years to come.

On the First Day of Manatee Awareness Month, Rescued Pregnant Manatee Returns Home

Earlier this morning, SeaWorld Orlando returned a pregnant manatee rescued from Nantucket Sound, Mass., into the waters at River Breeze Park in Oakhill, Fla.

SeaWorld Orlando Creates One-of-a-Kind Wetsuit for Penguin

Guests visiting Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin at SeaWorld Orlando can see one penguin that does not quite look like the others. She’s wearing her very own wetsuit.

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular Brings Waves of Halloween Fun

Halloween meets the sea each weekend during SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular.

800-Pound Pregnant Manatee Flown to SeaWorld Orlando's Rescue Facility

The SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team is now caring for an 800-pound pregnant manatee that arrived today on a U.S. Coast Guard plane from Connecticut

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular Brings Waves of Halloween Fun Weekends in October

Beginning this weekend, Halloween meets the sea every Saturday and Sunday in October during SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular.

SEAWORLD® ORLANDO UNVEILS NEW ATTRACTION LINEUP FOR 2017

Today SeaWorld Orlando announced its lineup of new attractions, shows and events for 2017, delivering meaningful and fun vacation options for guests.

Flamingos at SeaWorld Orlando Explore Giant Pumpkin Patch On the First Day of Fall

To celebrate the first day of fall, flamingos at SeaWorld Orlando were greeted with a big surprise: a bountiful pumpkin patch created just for them.

Discovery Cove Celebrates The Birth Of Five Dolphin Calves

Five baby bottlenose dolphins were born at Discovery Cove within one month of each other:

DISCOVERY COVE SWEETENS FLORIDA RESIDENT DISCOUNT WITH UNLIMITED VISITS TO SEAWORLD AND AQUATICA

In addition to special ticket pricing, the park has sweetened its resident discount and added unlimited admission to SeaWorld® and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark™, through January 31, 2017.

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular Brings Waves of Halloween Fun Weekends in October

Halloween meets the sea every weekend in October during SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular.

Choo Choo Soul Performing at SeaWorld Orlando September 10 and 11

Children’s musical sensation Choo Choo Soul will perform live concerts at SeaWorld Orlando on September 10 and 11.

JACK HANNA HOSTS A “WILD WEEKEND” AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO

World-renowned animal expert “Jungle Jack” Hanna is back for another weekend of excitement and storytelling at SeaWorld Orlando on August 20 and 21.

SEAWORLD ORLANDO SALUTES FLORIDA FIRST RESPONDERS WITH FREE ADMISSION

SeaWorld Orlando, Firehouse Subs and Coca-Cola are honoring Florida first responders for their bravery, sacrifice and service with a special opportunity to spend a day at the park with their families.

ROUND-THE-CLOCK CARE AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO FOR RARE BEACHED PYGMY KILLER WHALE

Last night, Tuesday, July 26 the SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team began round-the-clock care for a critically ill pygmy killer whale that beached itself off the west coast of Florida.

TWO-WEEK OLD ORPHANED MANATEE BEING CARED FOR AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO

The SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team is currently caring for an approximately two-week old baby male manatee that was found abandoned last week in the Halifax River off the east coast of Florida.

SEAWORLD ORLANDO INTRODUCES ALL-NEW SUMMER SOAK PARTY

Beginning July 22, beat the heat like never before at SeaWorld Orlando’s all new Summer Soak Party. Families can take a break from the sun and splash and dance the day away under playful sprinklers and rain curtains.

Aquatica Orlando’s “Cool” Summer Party Returns Friday

Beat the Central Florida heat this summer at Aquatica®, SeaWorld’s Waterpark®. Beginning this Friday, Aquatica will offer another way to cool off with Island Nights presented by Coca-Cola®.

CELEBRATE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO

This Fourth of July, families and friends can enjoy four days of special events, concerts and one of Orlando’s most magnificent fireworks displays during SeaWorld Orlando’s 4th of July Weekend Celebration.

AQUATICA, SEAWORLD’S WATERPARK®, HOSTS “WORLD’S LARGEST SWIMMING LESSON”

This past Friday, Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark® - along with hundreds of other aquatic centers, pools and waterparks - hosted the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ to help break a Guinness World Record of more than 40k lesson participants, all with the goal to bring awareness to water safety.

REHABILITATED MOTHER AND CALF MANATEE PAIR RETURNED TO FLORIDA WATERS AFTER SEVERE BOAT STRIKE INJURY

Earlier this morning, a rehabilitated mother manatee and her dependent calf rescued from Ormond Beach, Fla. this past May were returned back to the Halifax River by the SeaWorld Animal Rescue Team after a nearly two month rehabilitation at SeaWorld Orlando.

SeaWorld Orlando Awards $5,000 Scholarships to Florida Students

SeaWorld Orlando awarded four extraordinary students, who have a passion for protecting and preserving the environment, with $5,000 educational scholarships toward any college or university they plan to attend as part of the company’s 2016 Environmental Scholarship Program.

ORLANDO’S TALLEST, FASTEST AND LONGEST COASTER, MAKO NOW OPEN AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO

Today, SeaWorld Orlando, opened MAKO™, a 200-foot-tall hypercoaster, that is the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster in Orlando. The coaster anchors a two-acre realm — Shark Wreck Reef — that also includes SeaWorld’s existing Shark Encounter attraction, interactive learning exhibits and dining and shopping options.

ORLANDO’S TALLEST, FASTEST AND LONGEST COASTER, MAKO OPENS AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 9, 2016) — A powerful new predator opens June 10 at SeaWorld Orlando, challenging even the most confident thrill-seekers to experience its remarkable speed and stature.

SEAWORLD ORLANDO INTRODUCES ALL-NEW ‘SUMMER OF MAKO’ EVENT BEGINNING JUNE 10

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 1, 2016) – This summer, thrill seekers and families alike can enjoy spectacular summer events at both SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica with all-new and returning summer festivities.

GUY HARVEY TO PAINT GIANT MURAL AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO’S NEW SHARK WRECK REEF

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 19, 2016) – On May 23 and 24, visitors to SeaWorld Orlando will have the unique opportunity to watch world-renowned marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey paint a signature mural in the park’s new realm, Shark Wreck Reef.

SEAWORLD RECEIVES THREE MANATEES FOR CRITICAL CARE:

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 17, 2016) – SeaWorld Orlando’s critical care facility received a 1,255-pound manatee mother and her young calf for acute rehabilitation after being rescued May 9 by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) from Tomoka River near Ormond Beach in Volusia County, Fla.

Orlando’s Tallest, Fastest and Longest Coaster To Be The Centerpiece Of All-New Shark Wreck Reef

Orlando, Fla. (May 10, 2016) – Mako, Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster will surface at SeaWorld on June 10 and will be the centerpiece of Shark Wreck Reef - a newly designed realm that blends education and thrills, while immersing guests in an underwater world.

Viva la Música Brings Latin Beats & Flavors to Life at SeaWorld Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 28, 2016) – Viva la Música is sizzling at SeaWorld Orlando with new flavors and some of the hottest Hispanic artists in the industry. This fiery, festive celebration runs for two more weekends – May 7 and 14 and is included with park admission.

SEAWORLD & GUY HARVEY PARTNER FOR OCEAN HEALTH AND SHARK CONSERVATION

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 27, 2016) – SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (SEA) and world-renowned marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey today announced a new partnership focused on ocean health and the plight of sharks in the wild.

SeaWorld Orlando Returns Nine Endangered Sea Turtles After 15 Weeks of Rehabilitation

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 21, 2016) – More than 47 sea turtles have been rescued and cared for by the SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team this year.

MAKO MAKES FIRST TEST RUN AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO

Orlando, Fla. (April 15, 2016) - Mako made its debut run along its 4,760-foot steal track at SeaWorld Orlando this week.

Viva la Música Brings Latin Beats & Flavors to Life at SeaWorld Orlando

First two Saturdays will feature Latin sensations Jerry Rivera and Víctor Manuelle

TWO NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS FEED THE FRENZY FOR THE COMING OF MAKO HYPERCOASTER

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 4, 2016) – The Mako frenzy continues to swell at SeaWorld Orlando with two new announcements today:

SeaWorld Orlando “Turns Park Inside Out”

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 30, 2016) – Today, in conjunction with Manatee Appreciation Day, SeaWorld Orlando opened Manatee Rehabilitation, an area for park guests to see the behind-the-scenes rescue and rehabilitation work SeaWorld does to help save wild manatees.

ENTERTAINER JOE PISCOPO VISITS DISCOVERY COVE

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 30, 2015) – Artist, comedian and performer Joe Piscopo spent a fun-filled day at Discovery Cove in Orlando this past weekend. Piscopo’s day was full of animal interactions and up-close, inspiring experiences.

SCOTT STAPP – LEAD VOICE OF CREED – VISITS DISCOVERY COVE WITH THE FAMILY FOR A FUN-FILLED DAY

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 24, 2016) – Grammy-award winning singer Scott Stapp, most notably known for being the lead vocalist and founding member of the rock band Creed, visited Discovery Cove in Orlando today with his wife, philanthropist and VH1 reality star Jaclyn, and their two children, Daniel and Milan.

GUESTS SWIM WITH THE FISHES … HELP SAVE THE REEFS

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 22, 2016) — Guests who swim among tropical fish at Discovery Cove in Orlando now have a new connection to the world’s oceans: When they swim in the park’s Grand Reef, or participate in the SeaVenture® underwater dive experience, they are surrounded by -- and supporting – a conservation research program that aims to protect the world’s most fragile ocean reefs.

New York Yankee Carlos Beltrán Chills Out with Penguins at SeaWorld Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 21, 2016) – New York Yankee Carlos Beltrán visited SeaWorld Orlando today with his family for Spring Break vacation.

FOOTPRINT COMPLETE FOR ORLANDO’S LONGEST COASTER

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 15, 2016) – SeaWorld Orlando has installed the final piece of Mako’s nearly mile-long steel track – completing the footprint of what will be Orlando’s longest coaster (as well as fastest and tallest).

MULTI-GRAMMY WINNING ARTIST MICHAEL W. SMITH TO PERFORM AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO’S PRAISE WAVE MARCH 26

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 14, 2016) – Experience a day of fun, faith and fellowship at SeaWorld Orlando’s Praise Wave Saturdays March 12 through 26.

SEAWORLD’S FREE EDUCATIONAL LIVE VIDEO CALL SESSIONS BRINGS ORCAS INTO CLASSROOMS, WINS AWARDS

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 10, 2016) - Whether they live in snowy Detroit or land-locked Atlanta, students all over the world who want to learn about killer whales, or orcas, can now get up close to these amazing animals right inside their classrooms.

RESCUED SOUTH CAROLINA MANATEE RETURNS TO WARM WATER AFTER THREE MONTH REHABILITATION AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 11, 2016) – The SeaWorld Animal Rescue Team returned a rehabilitated manatee on Thursday to the warm Florida water ways after being rescued from a power facility in Charleston, S.C. this past December.

DISCOVERY COVE NOW LETS GUESTS DESIGN THE PERFECT VACATION PACKAGE

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 10, 2016) — With a few mouse clicks, Discovery Cove guests can now transform a single-day experience into an entire vacation that includes accommodations at one of the park’s official partner hotels.

GOSPEL ARTISTS BEBE WINANS AND THE CLARK SISTERS HIT THE STAGE AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO’S PRAISE WAVE MARCH 19

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 7, 2016) – Experience a day of fun, faith and fellowship at SeaWorld Orlando’s Praise Wave Saturdays March 12 through 26.

MEET BABY SKYE: DISCOVERY COVE WELCOMES NEWBORN DOLPHIN

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 3, 2016) – Discovery Cove in Orlando has a whole new reason to celebrate dolphin awareness month this March with the birth of Skye – a 52-pound newborn dolphin.

SEAWORLD ORLANDO’S PRAISE WAVE MAKES A SPLASH WITH MERCYME TAKING THE STAGE MARCH 12

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 1, 2016) – Experience a day of fun, faith and fellowship at SeaWorld Orlando’s Praise Wave Saturdays March 12 through 26.

STEVE MILLER BAND AND DAUGHTRY TO ROCK AT SEAWORLD® ORLANDO’S BANDS, BREW & BBQ™ FESTIVAL

ORLANDO (Feb. 22, 2016) – SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival takes place over four sizzling weekends.

SCOTTY MCCREERY AND DENNIS DEYOUNG TO HIT THE STAGE AT SEAWORLD® ORLANDO’S BANDS, BREW & BBQ™ FESTIVAL

On Saturday, February 20 hot country music star, Scotty McCreery will take the stage.

Three SeaWorld Parks Announce Increase to Starting Pay in Competitive Orlando Market

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2015) – SeaWorld Orlando today announced it will increase the minimum starting pay rate for employees

ALABAMA AND FOREIGNER TO PERFORM AT SEAWORLD® ORLANDO’S BANDS, BREW & BBQ™ FESTIVAL

ORLANDO (Feb. 15, 2016) – SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival takes place over four sizzling weekends.

Chilly Temps Allow SeaWorld to Return Four Rescued Manatees

Rescuers from American Humane Association’s Red Star Rescue program join the effort

SEAWORLD® ORLANDO’S BANDS, BREW & BBQ™ FESTIVAL KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND WITH SMASH MOUTH and GLADYS KNIGHT

ORLANDO (Feb. 8, 2016) – It’s time again to eat, drink and rock at SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ festival every Saturday and Sunday, February 13 through March 6.

SEAWORLD® ORLANDO’S BANDS, BREW & BBQ™ FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH INCREDIBLE SAVINGS AND NEW PACKAGES

It’s time again to eat, drink and rock at SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ festival every Saturday and Sunday, February 13 through March 6.