More SeaWorld Orlando coverage
5:28 PM EST, March 6, 2015
An adult male Atlantic bottlenose dolphin died today at SeaWorld Orlando.
12:00 AM EST, March 5, 2015
We recently reported that a beluga whale died at SeaWorld Orlando. Nanuq, an animal in his 30s, had been under intensive veterinary care for weeks for an infection associated with a broken jaw. In a recent column, the Sentinel's Scott Maxwell argued that Nanuq's death is further evidence of SeaWorld's need to evolve. By "evolve," Maxwell appears to mean that SeaWorld should end the zoological display of whales and dolphins.
6:36 PM EST, February 26, 2015
With its theme-park attendance still declining amid controversy over its killer whales, SeaWorld Entertainment will soon debut a campaign to repair its brand and hold off on ticket-price increases.
6:31 PM EST, February 24, 2015
SeaWorld needed another death about as much as it needed a hole in Shamu's tank.
8:08 PM EST, February 23, 2015
The decades-long tradition of feeding dolphins has ended at SeaWorld's Orlando theme park.
5:54 PM EST, February 23, 2015
A federal agency will look into the death of a beluga whale at SeaWorld Orlando last week to see if the park violated any parts of the Animal Welfare Act.
12:00 AM EST, February 15, 2015
In the midst of searching for a new chief executive officer, SeaWorld Entertainment earlier this month announced a shuffling of top management roles.
4:23 PM EST, February 6, 2015
SeaWorld Orlando Park President Terry Prather is becoming SeaWorld Entertainment's senior vice president of operations in a series of management changes announced Friday afternoon.
9:13 AM EST, February 12, 2015
Ten endangered sea turtles rescued from chilly Massachusetts waters late last year have been released back into the ocean off Florida.
5:57 PM EST, January 22, 2015
A SeaWorld corporate partnership with the Miami Dolphins is ending.
11:02 AM EST, January 22, 2015
WHAT: SeaWorld Orlando's three-weekend celebration of nature and wildlife kicks off Saturday, the beginning of Penguin Lovers Weekend. Animal ambassador Julie Scardina will speak about the birds and their environment. Upcoming celebrity appearances include Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late Steve "The Crocodile Hunter" Irwin, who will be at the park Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, and animal expert Jack Hanna, who will give talks Feb. 6-7. Wild Days also includes talks with animal trainers throughout the park, animal encounters, education stations that teach about the environment and themed dance parties.
10:46 PM EST, January 15, 2015
An Orlando man accused of robbing a credit union on SeaWorld grounds with three others was sentenced Thursday to 13 years and 5 months in federal prison, a U.S. attorney's spokesman said.
5:39 PM EST, December 16, 2014
SeaWorld has laid off the three mimes who for years were a popular part of the Clyde & Seamore sea-lion and otter show, according to friends and fans.
8:27 PM EST, December 11, 2014
With its stock price suffering and attendance dropping, SeaWorld announced Thursday that CEO and President Jim Atchison is stepping down and it is laying off employees.
December 15, 2014
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s big changes announced last week included the addition of two new board members with some political and marketing clout.
2:46 PM EST, November 22, 2014
You can hide reality for only so long.
3:48 PM EST, December 12, 2014
Orlando-based SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. has laid off 311 people throughout the company, a spokesman said Friday.
December 1, 2014
SeaWorld Orlando will host high school journalism students next week to teach them about its work and have them promote it.
1:01 PM EST, December 12, 2014
MIAMI - Jim Atchinson, presidente y gerente general del Parque de atracciones SeaWorld, en Orlando (Florida), renunció a su cargo y será sustituido temporalmente por David D'Alessandro, informó hoy la compañía en un comunicado.
7:39 PM EST, December 8, 2014
SeaWorld visitors can use a monthly payment plan to buy annual passes, but the credit-card charges don't end after a year —they keep recurring until the customer opts out.
5:35 PM EST, November 29, 2014
Sticking up for SeaWorld
7:00 PM EST, November 12, 2014
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.
5:11 PM EDT, October 14, 2014
Virgin America this week dropped SeaWorld from its frequent-flier program.
November 18, 2014
SeaWorld is working aggressively on improving its image as it continues to fend off criticism over its whales in captivity.
11:34 AM EST, November 6, 2014
Algunos de los parques de diversiones ya empezaron a anunciar sus ofertas por la temporada de vacaciones que se avecina.
1:27 PM EDT, October 5, 2014
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.
9:06 AM EDT, September 10, 2014
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.
4:22 PM EDT, October 14, 2014
Virgin America this week dropped SeaWorld from its frequent-flier program, a move that an animals-rights group claimed as a victory.
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.
5:34 PM EDT, October 14, 2014
Virgin America this week dropped SeaWorld from its frequent-flier program.
8:16 AM EDT, August 29, 2014
A crash in Seminole County on eastbound Interstate 4 is causing big delays this morning.
3:36 PM EDT, September 10, 2014
An investor has sued SeaWorld, claiming that the company misled stockholders about the effect last year's "Blackfish" documentary had on attendance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
1:48 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.
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.
6:22 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4:54 PM EDT, June 11, 2013
With its new Antarctica-themed land open, SeaWorld is turning its attention to 2014.
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.
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.
11:28 AM EDT, May 23, 2013
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.
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."
11:28 AM EDT, May 23, 2013
Antarctica ¿ Empire of the Penguin is the largest expansion in SeaWorld Orlando's 39-year history
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.
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.
3:36 PM EDT, September 17, 2012
SeaWorld Orlando has released a preview of its under-construction attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.
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.
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.
9:55 AM EDT, May 14, 2012
I can't stop thinking about Grandma.
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.
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.
July 3, 2009
SeaWorld Orlando features whales, dolphins, stingrays, penguins, sharks, Clydesdales and more.
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