SeaWorld Entertainment, one of the world’s leading theme park and entertainment companies, announced today a phased reopening (with capacity limitations) for SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, Discovery Cove, Busch Gardens Tampa, and Adventure Island on June 11, 2020. The reopening of the parks will include enhanced health and safety protocols for cleaning and sanitizing, physical distancing, face covering requirements, […]
Today, SeaWorld Entertainment shared an update about its parks in an email from interim CEO Marc Swanson. Annual passes and membership products will extend for the length of time their parks are closed including SeaWorld and Busch Gardens. Domestic single-day tickets and any unused multi-day tickets that expire during the temporary closures will be honored […]
SeaWorld CEO Serge Rivera has officially resigned just five months after becoming CEO. According to a news release, Rivera’s resignation was due to disagreements over the board’s involvement in the decision making at the company, adding that he has stepped down from the board. It was announced this morning that the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Marc Swanson, would […]
Like most parks around the world, SeaWorld has also been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has temporarily shut down all of its parks in Florida, California, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Texas as well as furloughed 90% of its employees. Originally, the shutdown was scheduled through March 31, but it has since […]
The message from SeaWorld Orlando was music to the ears of coaster enthusiasts across the country: “Ice Breaker is on track to launch this Spring… literally.” With those words, the final track section and the first train were installed early this week at SeaWorld Orlando. Not only is Ice Breaker SeaWorld Orlando’s first ever launch […]
We take a behind-the-scenes sneak peek look at SeaWorld San Diego’s new dive coaster, Emperor — and see one of the ride cars for the first time. Emperor is a floorless dive coaster that will, in fact, be the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster on the West Coast, as well as the only floorless dive […]
After a long anticipated wait, we finally get a front seat ride on Texas Stingray — the new record breaking wooden roller coaster at SeaWorld San Antonio. Since the IAAPA reveal, work has quickly progressed as the new coaster was completed in early January. Over the course of the last few weeks, the ride underwent testing […]
SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival is back for another year to give guests the delicious opportunity to taste their way around the world of international street food traditions. The Seven Seas Food Festival will gives park-goers more than 180 mouthwatering options to sample! Enjoy local craft beers and mouthwatering culinary flavors while exploring marketplaces […]
SeaWorld San Diego announces “Emperor” as the name of the park’s new dive coaster scheduled to open in summer 2020. This new roller coaster will be the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster in California, as well as the only floorless dive coaster in the state! Named for the world’s largest penguin, the new coaster […]
Earlier this morning, media and industry leaders gathered around the Great Coasters International booth at the IAAPA Expo as the inventors and designers of SeaWorld’s ground-breaking roller coaster Texas Stingray revealed the ride’s first vehicle. Texas Stingray will make its much-anticipated debut at the park in Spring 2020. Representatives from both the American-based GCI and SeaWorld […]
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