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SeaWorld Orlando Unveils Lead Car for Mako Roller Coaster

20160216_MakoRideVehicleReveal_018This week, SeaWorld Orlando unveiled the custom-built Mako lead car that will take riders on a thrilling experience this summer – the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster in Orlando.

Mako’s design and engineering was inspired by the real Mako shark – one of the ocean’s fastest shark species.  When it opens, Mako will top 200 feet high and reach speeds of 73 mph on a track that’s nearly a mile long. The new ride will be a hypercoaster, which means it’s all about speed, tight turns and that weightless feeling riders get at the top of each hill.

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SeaWorld Orlando Rescuers Care for a 4-Week-Old Orphaned Manatee Calf

20150827_ManateeCalfRescue_026More than 500 animals have been rescued by SeaWorld Orlando this year alone, including one of the newest lucky ones: a 4-week-old, orphaned manatee calf.  The female calf was brought to SeaWorld Orlando’s rescue and rehabilitation facility about two weeks ago by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) after being rescued in the Tomoka River behind a residential home in Ormond Beach.  The tiny 66-pound calf had been on her own for more than 24 hours. She was confused, lost and lacking vital nutrients from nursing.

Since she arrived at SeaWorld, the calf has been bottle-fed seven times a day and looked after around the clock by SeaWorld’s veterinarians and animal care experts. Her bloodwork and x-rays came back normal, which is a good sign.

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Florida First Responders Honored by SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa With Free Admission in September

Busch_Gardens_TampaBusch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando are honoring Florida first responders through September. From Sept. 1-30, first responders will receive free admission to both Florida parks, and a special offer for additional tickets.

In addition to complimentary admission, qualified first responders receive up to four discounted tickets per park for friends and family for just $50 per ticket, a savings of 48 percent off general admission.

“This special offer is our way to show our support and appreciation for the commitment and dedication of Florida’s first responders,” said Jim Dean, Busch Gardens Tampa park president.

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Exclusive Florida Resident Offer from Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove Florida Resident OfferJust in time for Labor Day travel planning, Discovery Cove is offering Florida residents a special offer that continues giving through 2016.

Available now through December 2015, the all-inclusive offer provides Florida locals a reduced Dolphin Swim Experience package starting at $219 plus tax, and Day Resort package (sans dolphin swim) for $149 plus tax. Additionally, residents will receive unlimited admission to two sister parks in Orlando – SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark – beginning on the date of their reservation through Jan. 31, 2016.

For an additional $49, guests can enhance their day by adding SeaVenture to their admission, an underwater walking tour featuring hands-on encounters with schools of fish, velvety rays, tropical sea life, and an eye-to-eye view of sharks through underwater panoramic viewing windows.

As part of the unlimited admission to the SeaWorld parks through the year end, guests can enjoy upcoming family-friendly events including:

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Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen Now Open at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando Pretzel KitchenTheme park snacks take a fun twist at the new Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen inside SeaWorld Orlando.

Pretzel connoisseurs can now savor sweet and salty pretzel combinations while sipping on a variety of local and seasonal craft beers, frozen cocktails, wines and beverages.

The menu features a selection of both original and unusual soft pretzel creations, with  mouth-watering options such as the:

Mama’s Meatball Pretzel Twist – A SeaWorld Orlando exclusive, three juicy meatballs woven in pretzel dough, baked and topped with fresh mozzarella cheese.

Bacon Pretzel Twist — two strips of cherry-wood-smoked bacon packed inside a soft, buttery pretzel.

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