| May 5, 2010
| 4:33 PM
A top executive at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has left the company. Joe Couceiro, SeaWorld Parksâ chief marketing officer, retired April 16, the company said Wednesday. Couceiro, an executive vice president who reported directly to SeaWorld Park...
| Mar 29, 2009
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...
| Mar 30, 2009
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...
| Apr 24, 2009
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...
| Jun 1, 2010
| 11:38 AM
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...
| Jan 8, 2010
| 5:21 PM
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....
| Mar 3, 2010
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Mar 5, 2010
| 8:46 PM
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...
| Mar 8, 2010
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...
| May 16, 2004
(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...