More SeaWorld Orlando coverage

Amid declining profits, SeaWorld needs a new vision

2:46 PM EST, November 22, 2014

Scott Maxwell: Amid declining profits, SeaWorld needs a new vision

You can hide reality for only so long.

SeaWorld works on improving its image

November 18, 2014

SeaWorld works on improving its image

SeaWorld is working aggressively on improving its image as it continues to fend off criticism over its whales in captivity.

SeaWorld: Declines in attendance, profit in 3rd-quarter earnings report

7:00 PM EST, November 12, 2014

SeaWorld: Declines in attendance, profit in 3rd-quarter earnings report

Its attendance beaten down by competition and negative publicity, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. on Wednesday reported more disappointing financial performance that sent its stock falling again.

SeaWorld y Universal listos para la temporada de vacaciones

11:34 AM EST, November 6, 2014

SeaWorld y Universal listos para la temporada de vacaciones

Algunos de los parques de diversiones ya empezaron a anunciar sus ofertas por la temporada de vacaciones que se avecina.

5:11 PM EDT, October 14, 2014

Virgin America drops SeaWorld from program

Virgin America this week dropped SeaWorld from its frequent-flier program.

4:22 PM EDT, October 14, 2014

Virgin America drops SeaWorld from rewards program

Virgin America this week dropped SeaWorld from its frequent-flier program, a move that an animals-rights group claimed as a victory.

Virgin Holidays will still work with SeaWorld

1:27 PM EDT, October 5, 2014

Virgin Holidays will still work with SeaWorld

Tour operator Virgin Holidays last week said it will continue its relationship with SeaWorld and other marine parks as long as they do not use whales and dolphins captured after Feb. 14 of this year.

Virgin America drops SeaWorld from program

5:34 PM EDT, October 14, 2014

Virgin America drops SeaWorld from program

Virgin America this week dropped SeaWorld from its frequent-flier program.

Investor lawsuit filed against SeaWorld

3:36 PM EDT, September 10, 2014

Investor lawsuit filed against SeaWorld

An investor has sued SeaWorld, claiming that the company misled stockholders about the effect last year's "Blackfish" documentary had on attendance.

Orlando airport turns down PETA ad attacking SeaWorld

9:06 AM EDT, September 10, 2014

Orlando airport turns down PETA ad attacking SeaWorld

Animal-rights group PETA wants to pay for advertising inside Orlando International Airport to attack SeaWorld's use of killer whales, but the airport won't clear it for takeoff.

SeaWorld fighting negative media coverage

9:52 AM EDT, August 29, 2014

SeaWorld fighting negative media coverage

SeaWorld Entertainment has begun disputing articles about the company on its blog, part of a more aggressive communications plan to protect its brand.

Se marchan Clyde y Seamore de SeaWorld

1:56 PM EDT, August 28, 2014

Se marchan Clyde y Seamore de SeaWorld

Los leones marinos, nutrias y morsas de SeaWorld, que por más de 15 años hicieron gala de sus destrezas ante millones de visitantes de todas las edades, ya no estarán haciendo piruetas desde lo alto ni lanzándose al agua al ritmo de la música.

Traffic: Crash causes backup on I-4 in Seminole

8:16 AM EDT, August 29, 2014

Traffic: Crash causes backup on I-4 in Seminole

A crash in Seminole County on eastbound Interstate 4 is causing big delays this morning.

SeaWorld CEO: We should have done more to fight 'Blackfish'

8:46 PM EDT, August 20, 2014

SeaWorld CEO: We should have done more to fight 'Blackfish'

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. should have done more to counter the anti-captivity documentary "Blackfish" and in the future will promote its rescue and conservation efforts more aggressively, Chief Executive Officer Jim Atchison said Wednesday.

5:02 PM EDT, August 20, 2014

Activists ask American Express to sever ties with SeaWorld

Now that a partnership between SeaWorld and Southwest Airlines is ending, animal rights activists have their eyes on another corporation that does business with the theme park company: American Express.

SeaWorld won't appeal ruling keeping whale trainers out of water

7:13 PM EDT, August 19, 2014

SeaWorld won't appeal ruling keeping whale trainers out of water

SeaWorld Entertainment has decided not to go to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal a citation barring trainers from performing with its killer whales.

 SeaWorld could face legal action from investors

3:33 PM EDT, August 19, 2014

SeaWorld could face legal action from investors

After last week's big stock drop, SeaWorld now could face legal action from investors.

SeaWorld construirá nuevo hábitat para orcas

10:55 AM EDT, August 15, 2014

SeaWorld construirá nuevo hábitat para orcas

SeaWorld anunció que planea construir nuevos hábitats para las orcas —los primeros en su tipo en el mundo — y financiar nuevos programas con el fin de proteger los océanos y estos animales en particular.

Terry Prather: SeaWorld working to spread 'truth' about its whales

1:11 PM EDT, August 3, 2014

Talking with ...

Terry Prather: SeaWorld working to spread 'truth' about its whales

Terry Prather, president of SeaWorld Orlando, oversees Sea World Entertainment Inc.'s three Orlando parks: SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Attendance has recently declined at SeaWorld parks, and Southwest Airlines is ending its marketing partnership with the company as the fallout over the critical documentary "Blackfish" continues. Prather, 59, spoke with Sentinel reporter Sandra Pedicini.

SeaWorld to expand killer-whale habitat at its parks

6:22 PM EDT, August 15, 2014

SeaWorld to expand killer-whale habitat at its parks

Wounded by controversy over keeping killer whales in captivity, SeaWorld Entertainment is embarking on a pricey project designed to give its orcas more room to roam.

.38 Special is 8th band to cancel SeaWorld concert

5:29 PM EST, December 16, 2013

.38 Special is 8th band to cancel SeaWorld concert

The band .38 Special on Monday canceled a planned concert at SeaWorld Orlando, becoming the eighth musical act to cancel its appearance at the marine park in recent weeks amid negative publicity spawned by the anti-captivity documentary "Blackfish."

Southwest Airlines, SeaWorld ending partnership

5:19 PM EDT, July 31, 2014

Southwest Airlines, SeaWorld ending partnership

Southwest Airlines, which has been under fire from animal activists over its marketing partnership with SeaWorld, is parting ways with the company after 26 years.

SeaWorld stock tanks after low earnings

6:39 PM EDT, August 13, 2014

SeaWorld stock tanks after low earnings

Stung by disappointing attendance at its parks in Orlando and San Diego, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said Wednesday that it will continue battling controversy over its captive killer whales as it makes new investments in its attractions.

SeaWorld may wait until June to raise ticket prices

1:48 PM EDT, March 16, 2014

Tourism

SeaWorld may wait until June to raise ticket prices

Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando have already raised ticket prices this year, but SeaWorld Orlando might wait a couple of months before matching them.

Easter service at SeaWorld: Christ, Tebow, Shamu

6:00 PM EDT, April 20, 2014

ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAY

Easter service at SeaWorld: Christ, Tebow, Shamu

On any other Sunday, the Niebrugge family would be in the pews for the morning service at Metro Church in Winter Springs.

 SeaWorld closing 'Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island'

11:40 PM EDT, July 25, 2014

SeaWorld closing 'Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island'

SeaWorld Orlando announced Friday that it's closing "Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island," a long-running comedy show starring sea lions. 

April 4, 2014

It's a Celebration

Dewayne Bevil: SeaWorld, at 50, gets spiffy

SeaWorld Orlando has gussied itself up for its 50th anniversary celebration, and some of it looks downright trashy.

'Shamu Up Close' showcases training while SeaWorld stadium is renovated

6:02 PM EST, January 7, 2014

'Shamu Up Close' showcases training while SeaWorld stadium is renovated

SeaWorld Orlando's killer whales are ready for their close-ups.

SeaWorld's next big campaign to celebrate 50 years

4:54 PM EDT, June 11, 2013

SeaWorld's next big campaign to celebrate 50 years

With its new Antarctica-themed land open, SeaWorld is turning its attention to 2014.

Martina McBride is 7th to cancel SeaWorld performance

9:51 PM EST, December 14, 2013

Martina McBride is 7th to cancel SeaWorld performance

Martina McBride became the seventh act to back out of SeaWorld Orlando's Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival amid online pressure spurred by the documentary "Blackfish" which criticized the water park's treatment of whales.

REO Speedwagon is 6th band to cancel SeaWorld performance

8:40 PM EST, December 13, 2013

REO Speedwagon is 6th band to cancel SeaWorld performance

Yet another band has dropped out of SeaWorld Orlando's Bands, Brews, and BBQ Festival following online pressure prompted by the documentary "Blackfish," which is critical of the park's treatment of killer whales.

SeaWorld attack: Video captures dolphin biting little girl

6:25 PM EST, December 1, 2012

SeaWorld attack: Video captures dolphin biting little girl

Eight-year-old Jillian Thomas is so obsessed with dolphins that when her parents brought her to SeaWorld Orlando last week, she made sure to visit the dolphin cove twice.

SeaWorld's Antarctica by the numbers

11:28 AM EDT, May 23, 2013

SeaWorld's Antarctica by the numbers

12

SeaWorld Orlando announces details for massive expansion including themed land Antarctica | <b>Video</b>

6:13 PM EST, November 8, 2011

SeaWorld Orlando announces details for massive expansion including themed land Antarctica | Video

Part of the biggest expansion in SeaWorld Orlando's history is designed to make theme-park guests feel as if they're not in Florida anymore. Instead, they will head south via an immersive "land" known as Antarctica — Empire of the Penguin, set to open in 2013.

 Tickets on sale now for 'Blackfish,' documentary about SeaWorld killer whale

August 1, 2013

THE ARTISTIC TYPE: A BLOG OF THEATER, ARTS AND CULTURE

Tickets on sale now for 'Blackfish,' documentary about SeaWorld killer whale

Tickets are now on sale for "Blackfish," the documentary film about Tilikum — the SeaWorld orca responsible for more than one death while in captivity.

SeaWorld's Antarctica: Cool location designed for warm welcome

11:28 AM EDT, May 23, 2013

Dewayne Bevil: SeaWorld's Antarctica: Cool location designed for warm welcome

Antarctica ¿ Empire of the Penguin is the largest expansion in SeaWorld Orlando's 39-year history

Laurie Berkner gives kids a musical outlet at SeaWorld Orlando's Just for Kids

3:08 PM EST, January 15, 2013

Laurie Berkner gives kids a musical outlet at SeaWorld Orlando's Just for Kids

When singer-songwriter Laurie Berkner taught music to preschoolers, they were a tough crowd. Sometimes, kids would pooh-pooh her song selections with this powerful critique: "That's for babies."

SeaWorld Orlando welcomes giant loggerhead

6:16 PM EDT, July 6, 2013

SeaWorld Orlando welcomes giant loggerhead

Big Mama — a 245-pound loggerhead sea turtle — is now calling Orlando home.

SeaWorld Orlando rescues dolphin, releases rehabilitated sea cow

8:47 PM EDT, June 14, 2013

SeaWorld Orlando rescues dolphin, releases rehabilitated sea cow

SeaWorld Orlando's animal-rescue team kept busy this week.

SeaWorld video shows Antarctica scenes

3:36 PM EDT, September 17, 2012

SeaWorld video shows Antarctica scenes

SeaWorld Orlando has released a preview of its under-construction attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.

Fun . . . you'll be soaking in it at Aquatica. Here are tips to make a visit a watery success.

March 7, 2008

Fun . . . you'll be soaking in it at Aquatica. Here are tips to make a visit a watery success.

Before dipping your toe into Aquatica, check out these hints and tips about SeaWorld Orlando's water park, which began its "soft opening" last weekend. It's all wet, but in a good way.

Little Puck steals show in SeaWorld's new wild ride to Antarctica

9:01 PM EDT, May 22, 2013

Little Puck steals show in SeaWorld's new wild ride to Antarctica

A young black-and-white bird soon will take SeaWorld Orlando guests for a spin on the theme park's new ride, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.

Some ex-trainers say SeaWorld downplays risks of working with killer whales

10:23 PM EDT, September 6, 2011

Some ex-trainers say SeaWorld downplays risks of working with killer whales

The February 2010 death of SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was pulled underwater and killed by the 12,000-pound killer whale Tilikum, triggered the most exhaustive safety review in SeaWorld history and changes that are still being implemented across the company's three namesake marine parks.

SeaWorld's new killer-whale show 'One Ocean' awash with inspiration

8:19 PM EDT, April 21, 2011

Preview

SeaWorld's new killer-whale show 'One Ocean' awash with inspiration

SeaWorld Orlando's new killer-whale show includes old favorites, new maneuvers on display and a message designed to inspire landlubbers.

SeaWorld fights for future of killer-whale shows

10:40 PM EDT, September 16, 2011

SeaWorld fights for future of killer-whale shows

Nineteen months after an animal trainer was killed by one of its killer whales, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment heads to court next week to fight for the future of its iconic Shamu shows.

July 3, 2009

Dewayne Bevil: SeaWorld's mimes — silent but silly fun

SeaWorld Orlando features whales, dolphins, stingrays, penguins, sharks, Clydesdales and more.

  • Email E-mail
  • add to Twitter Twitter
  • add to Facebook Facebook

Local & National Video