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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:51 pm

SeaWorld Orlando has sent us a press release regarding the park's latest rescue and release success in Florida.

SeaWorld Orlando’s animal rescue team today helped to rescue and release a young dolphin that had become tangled in discarded fishing line in the Halifax River near Daytona, Fla.

The dolphin calf – estimated to be about 9 months old – had been spotted in the river with its mother. Monofilament fishing line was wrapped once around its body and had cut into its flippers. The calf’s mother was not tangled.

SeaWorld’s team worked closely with experts from the National Marine Fisheries Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Hubbs/SeaWorld Research Institute. Once the teams had the pair secured, veterinarians removed the fishing line and took measurements of both dolphins. The calf was tagged with an identification marker before he was released.

SeaWorld Orlando’s animal rescue team is on call 24/7 to rescue, care for and return to the wild manatees, whales, sea turtles, birds and dolphins. Since the park’s rescue programs began, tens of thousands of animals have been rescued.



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Postby omgitsmatt93 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:59 pm

Does anybody know about when turtle trek will open. Ive heard from a couple sea world employees that they are shooting for late april, or early may at the latest. Does anyone know for certain?
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Postby jedimaster1227 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:11 pm

^We were told at the TurtleTrek construction tour that while SeaWorld does have an opening date in mind, they are not yet ready to release it, though I'd expect to hear about it on the park's blog not too far from now.
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Postby Swimace » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:06 pm

SeaWorld Orlando has now made it's Sky Tower attraction free for all guests! I think this is awesome news, as I really like this attraction. Part of me has to wonder if they're going to have enough queue space for the busy times of the year though. This will be interesting to see!

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/features_orlando/2012/02/seaworld-orlando-sky-tower-rides-are-now-free.html

SeaWorld Orlando has quietly made a change in its pricing for rides in its iconic Sky Tower. All theme-park guests now can go up and look around for free.

Sky Tower has had various pricing – in addition to theme-park admission – over the years. The most recent charges were $4 for guests and $3 for SeaWorld annual passholders. The 400-foot tower was constructed in 1974, one year after the park opened.

Terry Prather, park president, said the move was in response to guest surveys.

“People are looking for better value, more value,” he said. ”That was one way that we saw as a way to add value to the visit to the SeaWorld park.”

The park started the no-charge policy, without publicizing it, a month ago.

The tower features a two-deck, rotating platform that rises 350 feet. It can hold 50 passengers. A recording points out various SeaWorld landmarks, as well as its sister attractions, Aquatica water park and the Discovery Cove resort. Prather says he uses the vantage point weekly to check on the progress of SeaWorld projects, such as TurtleTrek, an attraction scheduled to open this spring.

“You can see most of Orange County and over into Lake County,” he says.

The SeaWorld operations team devised plans for slower-attendance days and higher-volume days. On busier days, a reservation system can be instituted. Quick Queue, SeaWorld’s additional-charge, front-of-line pass, will include access to Sky Tower, Prather says. The tower operates all day, but it closes under certain weather conditions, including high winds, for safety purposes.

For years, holiday lights were strung from near the top of the tower to form a Christmas-tree shape visible from Interstate 4, but that was abandoned with the addition of the park’s Waterfront area.

“We’re still looking at options for the future,” Prather says.

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Postby coasterfreak101 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:17 pm

As far as I know, they made the switch before I was there mid-January. I remember being surprised, because when I had visited a few years ago it was an upcharge, and then last month it looked free! Still didn't get the chance to go up it though.
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Postby BeemerBoy » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:05 pm

Great job with the dolphin rescue, Sea World, and thanks for passing along the awesome video as well!
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:39 pm

SeaWorld Orlando has sent us an notice that they are hosting a special hiring event for seasonal employees starting tomorrow!

Do you know someone looking for a “splashy” job where you can meet amazing people and work in an incredible environment? SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove, and Aquatica are hiring for hundreds of seasonal jobs that can last through the summer and the holidays. All three Orlando parks are looking to fill a variety of positions, including lifeguards, game attendants, park operations hosts, prep cooks, photographers, and culinary attendants.

The pay range for these seasonal positions is $8.04-$9.50 per hour. Seasonal employees are eligible for a number of benefits, such as free entry to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica, park tickets for friends and family and access to numerous team member events.

Those interested in applying must first apply online at seaworldjobs.com, and then attend a special hiring event on Feb. 21 and 22 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at SeaWorld Orlando’s Human Resources Building, located at 6283 Sea Harbor Drive in Orlando, Fla. Remember, prior to attending the hiring event, applications must first be filled out online at seaworldjobs.com.
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby eddytheviper » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:19 am

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby eddytheviper » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:19 am

The official announcement of the Turtle Trek scheduled opening date has been made :b : April 27th!

We know you’ve waited patiently and now we have great news to share! The grand opening of TurtleTrek at SeaWorld Orlando will be Friday, April 27.

TurtleTrek will give you a turtle’s eye view of the ocean’s wonders and showcase the challenges they face, and the things we can all do to help make a difference in our world. And, coming to life is a first-of-its-kind 3-D, 360-degree dome theater film that is completely immersive. The dome allows a hyper-realistic 3-D movie to be shown all around you and even above you – not just in front of you.

Plus, you’ll be able to see two massive naturalistic habitats, one filled with hundreds of freshwater fish and gentle manatees, the other home to more than 1,500 saltwater fish and more than a dozen sea turtles.
Let the countdown to TurtleTrek grand opening begin! Make your plans now to be among the first to experience TurtleTrek at SeaWorld Orlando. To learn more about this amazing new attraction and to watch incredible behind-the-scenes videos, visit seaworldturtletrek.com.


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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby chargersmichael » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:43 am

^Wow...this looks to be like a great ride...what will make it different? Didn't SeaWorld say that it will be a first of its kind of attraction in the world or was it just in florida or the country?
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