Discover all the sea has to offer at SeaWorld Orlando
Exciting for young and not so young alike with rides, attrcations, shows and of course lots of sea creatures.
The Dolphin Cove area in SeaWorld Orlando will reopen March 2, 2015 with periodic soft openings happening up until that date. The newly renovated area will now offer a dolphin up-close experience for those that would like to interact with the animals in small groups of 10 lasting approximately 10 minutes with nearly 5 minutes of interaction including some hands on experience and photo opportunities led by a SeaWorld trainer. The new experience is more personalized and is now more similar to what is found in other SeaWorld parks. Guests will no longer be able to feed the animals which used to cost $7, the new experience is $15 per person however there is still an area that guests can get up close to the animals without paying for the dolphin up close experience. Reservations for the Dolphin Encounter experience are recommended but not required.
Pictured below (click for full size) you can see the free access areas on the far left. The upper level viewing deck and under water viewing are still free.
The line up of artists performing in SeaWorld's Praise Wave 2015 have been announced (more to be announced soon). This event is included with admission!
February 14th Performances:
Grammy-award winner Lecrae made history with his seventh studio album, Anomaly, when it debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart and also #1 on the Digital Album, Rap Album, Christian Album and Gospel Album charts. Anomaly is the sixth No. 1 album for Lecrae. He's also nominated for three Grammys this year, and he just performed on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He is a major influence in the industry, has legions of fans, and has performed at the BET Experience, co-hosted The Dove Awards, co-headlined the highest ticketed tour in the country (Winter Jam) and received a nomination for Best Impact Track at this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards.
Dove Award-winning artist and Season 11 American Idol finalist Colton Dixon released Anchor, his highly anticipated sophomore album, last year. Making a splash in its first week, Anchor debuted at No. 1 on four charts. This was Dixon's second No. 1 album debut, following in the footsteps of his successful debut LP, A Messenger, which set the record for biggest first-week sales by a new solo Christian act. A Messenger was the No. 1 selling album of 2013 by a new Christian artist and the No. 9 best-selling album of 2013 in the Christian genre overall.
Kick off the year at SeaWorld Orlando with Wild Days and connect even deeper to the wild and wonderful world we all share. Taking place weekends Jan. 24 through Feb. 8, Wild Days features interactive shows, up-close animal experiences, and the opportunity to meet leaders in the world of animal conservation.
The best way to experience this year’s Wild Days is with an Annual Pass. For a limited time, select Annual Passes are buy one, get one free. Annual Pass Members can enjoy unlimited access to all three weekends of Wild Days and all of the amazing special events throughout the entire year, plus the unforgettable animal encounters, world-class thrill rides and family fun found only at SeaWorld.
Wild Days Include:
Jan. 24-25: Penguin Lovers’ Weekend
SeaWorld’s Animal Ambassador Julie Scardina returns to host a cool weekend in every sense of the word. Penguin lovers can unite for a refreshingly fun learning experience centered on these feathered friends. Guests will have the chance to meet many amazing animals and hear their compelling stories. Julie will share her story about her lifelong love of animals and the parks’ commitment to wildlife conservation. From 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., guests can continue the celebration at Antarctica: Empire of The Penguin Block Party, featuring a DJ, character appearances and up-close encounters with penguins.
NEW! Jan. 31 – Feb. 1: Generation Nature LIVE with Bindi Irwin
Exclusive Weekend Packages (Saturday, Jan. 31 Only):
· During the Bindi Irwin VIP Experience, enjoy a private dining area at the Wild Days Picnic, plus get the chance to meet Bindi Irwin. This includes a complimentary family photo and reserved seating at the 3 p.m. show.
Feb. 7 – 8: Jack Hanna Weekend
Exclusive Weekend Packages:
· Enjoy a savory Dinner with Jack Hanna (only available Saturday) at Dine with Shamu®. Package includes dinner at Dine With Shamu, meet-and-greet with Jack Hanna, a complimentary family photo and special reserved seats during the 3 p.m. show.
Additional Wild Days Highlights:
NEW – SEA Garden Block Party
During the second and third weekends of Wild Days, from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., SeaWorld’s SEA Garden will feature a fun-filled block party that invites guests to dance the day away with high-energy DJs, interactive storytellers, and the opportunity to meet SeaWorld’s whimsical cast of colorful characters. Here, guests can get even closer to SeaWorld’s Animal Ambassadors and learn about their rescue stories.
Learn from the SeaWorld Animal Training Team what it takes to care for animals that call SeaWorld home and how caring for them has helped with the rescue and rehabilitation of other injured animals. Trainer Talks will take place at select locations in the park. Check park maps for times and locations.
Wild Days takes place every Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24 through Feb. 8, and is included with park admission, Annual Pass or Fun Card. All shows take place at Nautilus Theater at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.*
For more Wild Days information and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest details on Wild Days 2015. Join the conversation with #SeaWorld and #WildDays.
Source: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
Starting at 6 p.m. each evening select dates Nov. 22-Dec. 31, 2014
SeaWorld is the place to be this holiday season. It’s considered by many to be the
No. 1 Christmas event in Central Florida! SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is included with park admission, Annual Pass and Fun Card.
SeaWorld transforms into a wintery, watery wonderland, where guests of all ages can enjoy stunning live shows inspired by the natural world, journey to the North Pole on THE POLAR EXPRESS Experience, share a smile with a playful penguin at the South Pole while visiting the park’s newest attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®.
Christmas carols can be heard as guests encounter a sparkling Sea of Trees and skaters dancing on ice. With everything from Santa to Shamu®, presents to penguins, and elves to Elmo, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is where holiday memories are made.
Photos and Video courtesy of SeaWorld Orlando
It’s a hilarious tale, filled with amazing animal behaviors and splashy audience fun. Clyde and Seamore find themselves in slippery pursuit of their high school diplomas and judging from the slapstick, high-energy pranks and hijinks, there’s no doubt Clyde and Seamore will emerge as heads of their class.
When joined by mischievous otters, a 2,300-pound walrus and a cast of goofy human characters swimming along in the fun, it certainly won’t be a normal class.
“We love putting together a new show,” said Todd Coffman, SeaWorld Orlando’s lead trainer for “Sea Lion High.” “It’s a chance for us to try out the new behaviors we’ve been working on with our sea lions, otters and walrus. And the trainers love showcasing these awesome animals and their incredible abilities.”
It’s the last day of school at Sea Lion High and both Clyde – the school’s top math whiz – and Seamore – the school’s sports hero – are nominated to win scholarships to Sea Lion University. But Trip, who’s the school’s self-appointed varsity star and resident tough guy, has different plans. It turns out Clyde and Seamore haven’t completed all their classes and only have one day to finish them!
Clyde, Seamore and their friends lead the audience on a wild and heroic adventure as they finish their classes with typical sea lion flair. And the audience might uncover a thing or two along the way, following Sea Lion High’s motto, “Education through Exploration and … Imagination.” “Our guests will have a great time at the new show, but they’ll also learn about the relationships our trainers have with each sea lion, otter and walrus. And seeing these animals up-close provides each guest with an opportunity to connect and be inspired by them,” Coffman said.
“There are several sea lions in the cast of ‘Sea Lion High’ and each of them bring something special to their role, because their personalities are so different. There’s Seamore, who’s the Einstein of sea lions and who looks at every challenge as something to be conquered. Clyde, is big, strong and loyal but always a little silly. He doesn’t take things too seriously. Imagine working with this cast of characters, from Opie Otter who weighs only 10 lbs., to Sir Winston Walrus who tips the scales at 2,300 lbs., and sea lions that weigh about 550 lbs. That’s a lot of star power on one stage,” Coffman said. “Every day and every show will be a different experience.”
The production team for “Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High” is full of star power, too. BT McNicholl, who’s handling directing and co-writing duties, is a Broadway vet, currently working on “Cabaret” and recently “Billy Elliott” and “Sunday In The Park With George.” McNicholl also directed several of SeaWorld’s shows including the holiday-themed “O Wondrous Night” at SeaWorld Orlando. Court Watson is scenic designer for “Sea Lion High” and is bringing an all-new set to the park’s Sea Lion & Otter Stadium. Randy Rogel is penning the script and original songs, using his experience from TV’s “Animaniacs” and “Batman.”
“Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High” opens spring 2015 at SeaWorld Orlando.
Source: SeaWorld Orlando