| Nov 8, 2011
| 3:13 PM
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...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 11:34 AM
Here are additional details in the wake of the SeaWorld Orlando expansion news this week. Above is a video of myself and business reporter Jason Garcia chatting about what it all means -- and resisting the urge to refer to the new land as the Wizarding...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 6:30 AM
SeaWorld Orlando has announced a multi-year plan to add a 3-D movie, a swim-with-sea-life attraction and a new themed land in an effort to counter increasing competition in Florida's crowded theme park marketplace.
The largest and most expensive...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 10:34 AM
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is wholly owned by the Blackstone Group (stock ticker BX), the private-equity company. It operates 10 theme parks and water parks across the country, including three in Orlando: SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica and Discovery Cove....
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:08 PM
Discovery Cove, the tropical resort near SeaWorld Orlando that features dolphin interaction, has introduced a Florida-resident discount that runs through the end of 2011.
Floridians can pay $199 for "Dolphin Swim Day Resort" admission. The offer includes...
| May 22, 2011
| 3:13 PM
Another tough year is in the offing for students trying to snag summer jobs, though Orlando's improving tourism industry could make things a bit easier for those seeking employment in Central Florida.
Student applications are still competing with...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 11:28 AM
Grand Reef, the first expansion in the history of SeaWorld's Discovery Cove, will be open to the public as of June 10, it was announced Wednesday. The 2.5-acre artificial reef will be home to about 125 species of sea life, including rays, sharks and...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 9:18 AM
The Polar Plunge, a quick dip into the icier-than-usual waters of Aquatica, SeaWorld's water park, returns on Saturday, Jan. 21.
The event is a fund-raiser for Special Olympics Florida. To participate in the Plunge, folks must register and raise at least...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 8:15 AM
Last week, Discovery Cove opened its new Grand Reef to guests. The area will be home to up to 10,000 fish. We talked with Denise Swider, Discovery Cove's aquarium supervisor, about the full-time residents.
QUESTION: Where does one acquire fish?
| Jul 1, 2011
| 6:47 AM
Established in 1953, this deep-water port on the Atlantic coast of Central Florida, less than an hour's drive from Orlando (about 54 miles from Orlando International Airport), offers a variety of cruises to the Bahamas and the Caribbean including three-,...
| Jun 9, 2011
Talk about the potential for stress. The Bennetts raced around Walt Disney World with 11 people, including kids who ranged in age from 5 to 18, while one teen was sick in bed at the hotel.
But Theresa Bennett and her extended family were all smiles --...