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  • Top SeaWorld executive departs

     
    A top executive at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has left the company. Joe Couceiro, SeaWorld Parks’ chief marketing officer, retired April 16, the company said Wednesday. Couceiro, an executive vice president who reported directly to SeaWorld Park...
  • Theme-park lawsuits leave questions of safety unsettled

    Theme-park lawsuits leave questions of safety unsettled
    As she left Back to the Future: The Ride one day eight years ago, Mary Ann Williams felt her right arm go numb. "I felt my face drop. I couldn't talk. And then I passed out," she said in recalling those moments outside the Universal Studios attraction...
  • Trips, slips dominate theme-park lawsuits

    Trips, slips dominate theme-park lawsuits
    For most people, the words "theme-park lawsuit" conjure up images of tourists complaining of serious injuries from thrill rides. But an Orlando Sentinel review of hundreds of personal-injury lawsuits found that Central Florida's theme-park guests are far...
  • SunRail's fate will say a lot

    Win or lose, SunRail is more than a pivotal point for the future of transportation in Central Florida; it's a test of the collective muscle of the region's most influential companies. Walt Disney World, Darden Restaurants, Orlando Health, Florida...
  • Talking With ... Donnie Mills: Staycations aid Busch Gardens

    Talking With ... Donnie Mills: Staycations aid Busch Gardens
    Donnie Mills, 51, is executive vice president and general manager of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, which is operated by Orlando-based Busch Entertainment Corp. and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. He spoke last week with Sentinel staff writer...
  • Theme Parks: Tourism hopes Harry Potter casts spell over local industry

    Orlando's theme parks endured a grim 2009, but there's hope a new hero will rescue them in 2010: Harry Potter. Nearly three years after announcing the project, Universal Orlando is finally poised to open The Wizarding World of Harry Potter this spring....
  • SeaWorld review to study how close is too close for a killer-whale trainer

    SeaWorld review to study how close is too close for a killer-whale trainer
    As SeaWorld and the team of outside experts it has assembled comb through the company's safety policies following last week's fatal killer-whale accident, they face an important question: How close is too close for the trainers who work with the company's...
  • SeaWorld trainer death: Ex-worker criticizes animal-training oversight

    SeaWorld trainer death: Ex-worker criticizes animal-training oversight
    For many years, SeaWorld singled out animal training — the department responsible for the company's trainer-safety protocols — from the rest of its animal disciplines. The company had a corporate-level executive responsible solely for...
  • How can SeaWorld manage tragedy, criticism while maintaining business, brand?

    How can SeaWorld manage tragedy, criticism while maintaining business, brand?
    Consider the predicament SeaWorld managers find themselves in nearly two weeks after the death of trainer Dawn Brancheau — the third human fatality linked to a killer whale synonymous with the theme park's brand. In the short term, they have to...
  • 2004 Special Report: Marine Parks: Below the Surface -- SeaWorld Orlando defends animal care

    (Editor's note: This is a 2004 Orlando Sentinel article from a special report series titled " Marine Parks: Below the Surface") Government records show at least two killer whales and nine Atlantic bottlenose dolphins older than 1 have died at SeaWorld...