| 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....
| 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 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 --...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 8:18 AM
SeaWorld 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...
| Apr 5, 2008
Just six weeks into their romance, 28-year-old Mandy Gresh and her boyfriend decided to take a mini-vacation to Quebec City. She bought airline tickets and reserved a hotel room for the weekend.
Then it hit her: They'd be together four straight days....
| Apr 21, 2008
Dishes to ashes, cups to dust.
SeaWorld Orlando and other Busch Entertainment Corp. parks are converting their food-service containers and tableware supplies to versions made from materials that are both farm-raised organic — such as corn and...
| Apr 28, 2008
| 3:38 PM
A 30-year-old female dolphin died Saturday at SeaWorld's Discovery Cove after colliding with another dolphin during an aerial stunt.
Sharky was performing a jump for park visitors when she collided with the other mammal and died, said spokeswoman Becca...
| Jun 19, 2009
Nowhere are there more daydreams about air travel than on a congested highway. So where better to put signage that touts helicopter rides "from $20" than Interstate 4?
Air Florida Helicopter Charters, based on International Drive, backs up to I-4 and...
| Dec 18, 2009
It's the words no parent ever wants to hear about their child "they have cancer". But for the past 2 years, that has been the reality for the family of a local firefighter.
Dave Pyle works for the Grand Rapids Fire Department. His daughter, Allison,...
| 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...