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Sentinel Staff WriterThe 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...
Big deals are coming to Central Florida's theme parks and attractions. In the coming years, we'll be able to visit an "Avatar"-based land within Disney's Animal Kingdom, see even more of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter somewhere at Universal Orlando...
Theme Park Rangers - Orlando SentinelDiscovery Cove has released its first “webisode” about Freshwater Oasis, an addition to the resort scheduled to open to the public this spring. The video includes footage of the current construction and details shared by Stewart Clark, vice...
Theme Park Rangers - Orlando SentinelGenevieve Goings and Constantine Abramson (also known as DC Beatbox), members of the children's entertainment group Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve, checked out Discovery Cove while in town for SeaWorld Orlando's Just for Kids festival. They swam with...
Welcome to random ramblings about the year in theme parks and attractions. •Legoland Florida is a big deal. It's the area's first new full-blown theme park since Universal's Islands of Adventure went up in 1999. But it's going to take some...
Special CorrespondentEstablished 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-,...
Sentinel Staff WriterSeaWorld Orlando has a new resident: A dolphin calf was born there Tuesday morning. The calf weighs 35 pounds, and it's 40 inches long. It has been seen nursing and bonding with its mom Ariel, which is a good sign of health, SeaWorld officials say. The...
Sentinel Staff WriterDiscovery 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...
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...
Sentinel Staff WriterLast 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? ANSWER:...
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Los Angeles Times staff writerSeaWorld 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...
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