Tag: SeaWorld

SeaWorld’s earnings are through the roof, but the park’s future remains uncertain

SeaWorld’s earnings are through the roof, but the park’s future remains uncertain

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click to enlarge Photo via Visit Orlando Manta at SeaWorld Orlando. This photo was taken prior to the pandemic. Even as the hopes for a ‘Hot Vax Summer’ turned into a daunting Delta-led part deux of the past summer, SeaWorld continued to see strong ... Read More

SeaWorld furloughs 90% of employees amid coronavirus pandemic closures

SeaWorld furloughs 90% of employees amid coronavirus pandemic closures

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ORLANDO, Fla. – After closing its parks due to the coronavirus, SeaWorld Entertainment Co. announced Friday that it will furlough 90% of its workers without compensation.The workers will be temporarily furloughed without pay beginning April 1. Those employees will be eligible for unemployment benefits.SeaWorld officials did not say how long it expects parks to stay closed or when workers would be able to return.“The furlough period ... Read More

Roxy & Monty the Red Foxes | Animal Spotlight

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Meet Roxy & Monty, Busch Gardens' two red foxes. They were rescued from abandoned den sites in California and through a zoological partnership, they found their way here to Busch Gardens Williamsburg. You can meet both of them at the Howl to Coexist show at Wolf Haven. For Roxy, Monty and our other animal ambassadors please visit http://bit.ly/2BU24Tm. For the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund: ... Read More

Eagle Ridge | Animal Spotlight

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

A visit to Busch Gardens Williamsburg would allow you to meet the American bald eagles of Eagle Ridge. Each of these eagles have come back from injuries that left them unable to survive on their own in the wild. Hear their inspiring stories and feel the sense of awe that travels with these iconic and majestic birds. http://bit.ly/2BU24Tm. Busch Gardens has been granted permission from the ... Read More

Mtoro the African Serval | Animal Spotlight

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Meet Mtoro, an African serval rescued in the Virginia area who has since called Busch Gardens Williamsburg his home. Mtoro is a very scheduled cat who loves his daily walks around the park. Visit Busch Gardens and you may be able to see Mtoro and his lively personality. To learn more about Mtoro and our other animal ambassadors, please visit http://spr.ly/6056EfnJp. For the SeaWorld & Busch ... Read More

SeaWorld had a horrible July

SeaWorld had a horrible July

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click to enlarge After a few months of an improving outlook, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment was hit with a double whammy of bad news in July.Zhonghong, SeaWorld’s largest shareholder, saw their months of unsteady financial woes come to a head in July when it was revealed they couldn’t meet their financial obligations forcing them to sell off an island resort complex where a SeaWorld ... Read More

Thomas Cook to cease promoting tickets to SeaWorld over animal welfare issues

Thomas Cook to cease promoting tickets to SeaWorld over animal welfare issues

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One of Britain’s biggest holiday firms is to stop selling tickets to marine parks that keep killer whales in captivity. Thomas Cook said it took the decision after more than 90 per cent of its customers said they were concerned about animal welfare. The company also took into account scientific evidence from specialists about the treatment of the animals, according to chief executive Peter Fankhauser. Read more It means Thomas ... Read More

SeaWorld is providing $59 tickets as a part of their ‘Christmas in July’ celebration

SeaWorld is providing $59 tickets as a part of their ‘Christmas in July’ celebration

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Posted By Megan Scavo on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 1:13 PM click to enlarge Christmas came early at SeaWorld this year. The park is offering $59 one-day tickets from now until July 31. In addition to discounted admission, guests can also score special savings on holiday shows during the ... Read More

Construction on SeaWorld’s Infinity Falls is lastly wrapping up, may open any day

Construction on SeaWorld’s Infinity Falls is lastly wrapping up, may open any day

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click to enlarge The final piece was placed on the blue-and-gray tower of SeaWorld's newest attraction Infinity Falls this past weekend. The park says the latest addition will be the world's tallest river rapids attraction, and will give visitors a view of the Orlando skyline. The opening date has not been set, but the park says that an announcement will be coming within the ... Read More

How SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh dissented on the ‘Blackfish’ SeaWorld case

How SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh dissented on the ‘Blackfish’ SeaWorld case

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Brett Kavanaugh, circuit judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., is the nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.  He was also one of three judges who oversaw SeaWorld’s appeal of citations the company received because of the death of killer whale trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010 when she was drowned and dismembered by a killer whale named Tilikum after a performance.  U.S. ... Read More