More SeaWorld Orlando coverage
9:52 AM EDT, August 29, 2014
SeaWorld Entertainment has begun disputing articles about the company on its blog, part of a more aggressive communications plan to protect its brand.
1:56 PM EDT, August 28, 2014
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.
7:06 PM EDT, August 25, 2014
It's time again to hear from you ...
8:16 AM EDT, August 29, 2014
A crash in Seminole County on eastbound Interstate 4 is causing big delays this morning.
8:46 PM EDT, August 20, 2014
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.
8:12 PM EDT, August 22, 2014
Twenty-five years ago, SeaWorld's famous Shamu Show featured a lucky kid plucked from the audience who got to stand on a shallow ledge in the tank and toss a few fish to a killer whale.
5:02 PM EDT, August 20, 2014
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.
7:13 PM EDT, August 19, 2014
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.
3:33 PM EDT, August 19, 2014
After last week's big stock drop, SeaWorld now could face legal action from investors.
10:55 AM EDT, August 15, 2014
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.
1:11 PM EDT, August 3, 2014
Talking with ...
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.
6:22 PM EDT, August 15, 2014
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.
5:19 PM EDT, July 31, 2014
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.
6:39 PM EDT, August 13, 2014
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.
5:29 PM EST, December 16, 2013
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."
1:48 PM EDT, March 16, 2014
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.
6:00 PM EDT, April 20, 2014
ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAY
On any other Sunday, the Niebrugge family would be in the pews for the morning service at Metro Church in Winter Springs.
11:40 PM EDT, July 25, 2014
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
SeaWorld Orlando has gussied itself up for its 50th anniversary celebration, and some of it looks downright trashy.
6:02 PM EST, January 7, 2014
SeaWorld Orlando's killer whales are ready for their close-ups.
4:54 PM EDT, June 11, 2013
With its new Antarctica-themed land open, SeaWorld is turning its attention to 2014.
8:40 PM EST, December 13, 2013
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.
9:51 PM EST, December 14, 2013
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.
11:28 AM EDT, May 23, 2013
6:25 PM EST, December 1, 2012
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.
6:13 PM EST, November 8, 2011
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.
August 1, 2013
THE ARTISTIC TYPE: A BLOG OF THEATER, ARTS AND CULTURE
Tickets are now on sale for "Blackfish," the documentary film about Tilikum — the SeaWorld orca responsible for more than one death while in captivity.
11:28 AM EDT, May 23, 2013
Antarctica ¿ Empire of the Penguin is the largest expansion in SeaWorld Orlando's 39-year history
3:08 PM EST, January 15, 2013
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."
6:16 PM EDT, July 6, 2013
Big Mama — a 245-pound loggerhead sea turtle — is now calling Orlando home.
8:47 PM EDT, June 14, 2013
SeaWorld Orlando's animal-rescue team kept busy this week.
3:36 PM EDT, September 17, 2012
SeaWorld Orlando has released a preview of its under-construction attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.
9:01 PM EDT, May 22, 2013
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.
March 7, 2008
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.
10:23 PM EDT, September 6, 2011
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.
8:19 PM EDT, April 21, 2011
SeaWorld Orlando's new killer-whale show includes old favorites, new maneuvers on display and a message designed to inspire landlubbers.
10:40 PM EDT, September 16, 2011
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
SeaWorld Orlando features whales, dolphins, stingrays, penguins, sharks, Clydesdales and more.
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