Tag Archives: SeaWorld

Two Federal Agencies Being Sued over SeaWorld Killer Whale Necropsy


It has been over one year since the death of the Tilikum the whale, yet the subject of Blackfish has remained an issue for animal advocacy groups seeking further details regarding the orca’s cause of death. The Animal Welfare Institute is now suing two federal agencies that backed SeaWorld’s refusal to release a full necropsy for […]


Man Suing SeaWorld After Claiming He Was Permanently Injured on a Waterslide in 2015


According to the Florida Record, SeaWorld is being sued for over $15,000 by a man alleging that he was physically injured in their waterpark, Aquatica, because of “an unreasonably dangerous condition” left in the park. After riding down a water slide on June 20, 2015, Aaron Bomer claims his leg hit “a sharp object on […]


Baby Manatee Orphaned During Hurricane Irma Thriving and Growing at SeaWorld


The orphaned manatee calf brought to SeaWorld Orlando during 2017’s Hurricane Irma has officially been named Jose after SeaWorld staff cast their votes. When Jose first arrived at SeaWorld, he had to be coaxed into his bottle feedings. Animal-Care Specialist Jennifer Parnell played a big part in getting the calf to eat and now says, […]


Two Walruses Make Their Debut at SeaWorld Orlando on Wednesday


At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, Ginger and Aku, two young walruses will make their debuts at SeaWorld Orlando in the harbor seal habitat. Ginger was born in June at SeaWorld Orlando. Aku is estimated to be about the same age, but his exact age is unknown as he was rescued off the […]


SeaWorld Lawsuit Granted Class-Action Status by U.S. District Court Judge


The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that a SeaWorld lawsuit, in which the company allegedly mislead shareholders, has been granted class-action status by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Anello. According to the lawsuit, SeaWorld executives supposedly kept secret the negative impact of the 2013 documentary Blackfish. The 2013 documentary Blackfish‘s portrayal of SeaWorld gave the entire a […]


SeaWorld Orlando’s 39-Year Old Walrus Bruiser Has Passed Away


On Wednesday afternoon, SeaWorld Orlando announced that their 39-year old walrus named Bruiser passed away due to kidney failure among other health issues. The walrus had been under the care of the SeaWorld veterinary and animal-care teams around the clock for the past several weeks due to his declining health. Bruiser had lived at SeaWorld […]


SeaWorld Unveils New Raft, 4 Disney Attractions Win Awards at Orlando’s IAAPA Expo


Orlando is currently hosting the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions Expo, the tourism industry’s largest trade show in Orlando. The IAAPA Expo runs from November 14th through the 17th and provides companies in the field an opportunity to highlight their technology, ride mechanics, and strategies. The first bit of news to come out […]


Internal Emails Reveal SeaWorld Executives’ Vexation Over ‘Blackfish’ Backlash


Just days after SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. published a 2017 third quarter report displaying attendance and revenue losses which cited reputation difficulties, new information has been made public regarding their ongoing litigation with former investors. A lawsuit filed in 2014 by former investors, which the U.S. department of Justice became involved with in August of 2017, […]


Construction for SeaWorld Orlando’s Infinity Falls Attraction to Begin Soon


SeaWorld Orlando filed a permit with Orange County on October 12 to begin the “construction of a new river rapids ride and associated buildings.” While the area has already been cleared and the foundation is set, the recent permit seems to indicate that the actual attraction will soon begin constructions. The new river rapid attraction […]


SeaWorld Removes 350 Positions in Company-Wide Cuts


SeaWorld has just announced the termination of 350 positions across the company; the news was released today, and the layoffs are effective immediately. SeaWorld spokeswoman Aimee Johnson-Becka has stated that the majority of job losses will affect their corporate headquarters, as well as the parks in Orlando and San Diego. Most of the cuts, according […]