| Feb 15, 2015
| 9:48 AM
The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando has given its rooms a different look.
You can compare your height with famous musicians in new wall mirrors, while artwork features drumsticks and speakers.
Beds have pillows that say "Be Nice." There are...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:01 PM
Sorry, @Shamu fans. The snarky persona of SeaWorld's mascot will not be returning to Twitter after all.
The irreverent account was suspended five years ago, after a whale killed trainer Dawn Brancheau at SeaWorld Orlando. Late Monday afternoon, though,...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 8:31 AM
As controversy over marine captivity has heightened, some attractions are eliminating or scaling back dolphin shows and facing government crackdowns on whale breeding.
The long-running debate over keeping marine mammals in captivity was brought into the...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:05 AM
Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Friday, June 13. Weather for the Glendale area is expected to reach a high of 78 degrees and a low of 60 degrees.
Your top news stories today:
- In a bipartisan decision Thursday, U.S. Congress took a step to...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:23 AM
The new chairman at Visit Florida is no stranger to one of the state’s thorniest tourism controversies: killer whale captivity.
Andrew Hertz, president and general manager of the Miami Seaquarium, will take over as chair of the state’s...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:43 PM
In a bipartisan decision Thursday, U.S. Congress took a step to change how orcas are kept in captivity, a debate propelled by the 2013 documentary “Blackfish,” which tells the story of Tilikum, a 12,000-pound killer-whale who killed Sea...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 12:36 PM
An investor has sued SeaWorld, claiming that the company misled stockholders about the effect last year's "Blackfish" documentary had on attendance.
The federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday in California, also accuses Orlando-based SeaWorld Entertainment Inc....
| Aug 19, 2014
| 4:13 PM
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.
The company said in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week that it has...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 11:50 AM
SeaWorld has decided it will not seek to overturn a court ruling that has kept its trainers from getting into the water with the parks' killer whales.
The company's decision not to appeal the orca ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court was found in a filing...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:46 PM
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.
In a wide-...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:22 PM
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.
The company said Friday it will nearly double the orca habitat at its three SeaWorld...