Tag Archives: 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 […]

Aquatica Orlando Introducing New Raft Ride “Ray Rush” in 2018

SeaWorld Orlando’s water park, Aquatica, will introduce a new family raft slide next year. This exciting new attraction will combine three unique slide elements that will allow families to “slide, splash and soar”. First, passengers will slide at 33 feet per second from 60 feet up in the air. They will then be shot into […]

SeaWorld and Singh Come to an Agreement Regarding Property Assessment Lawsuit

An agreement has been reached between SeaWorld and Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh that brings their multi-year dispute over property taxes to an end. According to court documents, SeaWorld’s assessed value will not exceed $178 million for the 2017 tax year. The theme park was originally valued at $192.6 million for the 2014 tax […]

New Board Chair Elected for SeaWorld

Since previous Board Chairman David D’Alessandro did not get the majority of votes from shareholders back in June, SeaWorld has announced their new Board Chairman. The board has elected Yoshikazu Maruyama to take over beginning October 9, 2017. According to the press release, Maruyama “brings over 20 years of global theme park and family entertainment […]

SeaWorld’s ‘Florida Neighbor Offer’ Provides BOGO Ticket Deals to Florida Residents

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, SeaWorld Orlando is providing Florida residents with a limited time offer to help locals take their mind off of the storm. The Florida Neighbor Offer will provide guests with an opportunity to buy one park ticket and get the second ticket free. Floridians must purchase and use tickets between […]

SeaWorld Closing at 5 P.M. on Saturday for Hurricane Irma

As we continue our coverage of Hurricane Irma and how it will impact the Orlando theme parks, there is a new update on SeaWorld. SeaWorld will close at 5 PM on Saturday, and won’t reopen until Tuesday September 12, 2017. Aquatica, SeaWorld’s water park, will be closed on Saturday until it reopens on Tuesday. Discovery […]

SeaWorld Under Criminal Investigation by U.S. Department Of Justice

According to News 6 and court records, the U.S. Department of Justice is looking into statements made about the documentary Blackfish by SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. executives, putting the company under criminal investigation. These court records were confirmed by U.S. Department of Justice’s Chief of Fraud Section, Sandra Moser. On August 25, 2017, Sandra Moser filed […]