| Jan 17, 2015
| 11:21 AM
A bill in the California Legislature to ban killer whale shows at SeaWorld San Diego, tabled last year for further study, will not be reintroduced this year.
The bill's author, Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), confirmed Friday that he would...
| Jan 5, 2015
For the first time in Florida, folks can belly up at Starbucks.
The coffee retailer's Downtown Disney location now serves beer and wine as part of its "Starbucks Evenings" program. The new beverage options are available after 4 p.m. daily.
| Dec 12, 2014
| 12:48 PM
Orlando-based SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. has laid off 311 people throughout the company, a spokesman said Friday.
The company would not provide details about what departments were affected. The layoffs were at corporate headquarters and throughout the...
| Dec 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.
They are Ellen Tauscher, a former Democratic Congresswoman from California, and William Gray, an...
| Dec 8, 2014
An arbitrator has sided with Walt Disney World in a dispute with its largest union group over how it distributes unfilled shifts to employees.
Representatives of the Service Trades Council, a coalition of six unions, said they found out about the...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:39 PM
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.
That part of its EZpay system has prompted a federal lawsuit against...
| Dec 1, 2014
SeaWorld Orlando will host high school journalism students next week to teach them about its work and have them promote it.
The park's first High School Journalism Day will be held Dec. 10. The event is similar to one that Busch Gardens, which...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Adventure Island, a water park in Tampa, will add a new ride called Colossal Curl in 2015.
The attraction will be a "family thrill slide" with corkscrews, a funnel, waterfalls and wave elements, according to officials at the park, which is adjacent to...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:41 AM
SeaWorld Entertainment announced this week it is offering half off single-day admission for members of the military and veterans, along with up to five guests.
The discount also applies to SeaWorld’s other parks such as Busch Gardens in Tampa....
| Sep 28, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Central Florida companies that work with theme parks are looking far beyond their back yard toward international growth, particularly in Asia.
"It's been a bit of a gold rush," said Bob Allen, who recently spent 10 days in six Chinese cities to meet...
| May 20, 2014
| 11:37 AM
SeaWorld Orlando is adding a unique feature to its mobile app soon that will allow people to buy its QuickQueue pass anywhere – even when standing in line at a ride. QuickQueue is the park’s express lane feature for rides and attractions....