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Postby jray21 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:42 pm

Man, it better not close while i'm there, or I will probably pass on Sea World. :(

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Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:48 pm

^The ride shouldn't close for any reason as far as I'm guessing... The project should be an ongoing thing from what I can tell...
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Re: Sea World Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:39 am

Seaworld Orlando has sent us a press release about their most recent visit from the popular comedian, Larry the Cable Guy. They have also included a humorous video for you enjoyment!

LARRY THE CABLE GUY “GITS IT DONE” AT SEAWORLD … ORLANDO, FLA. (February 11, 2010) – Comedian and actor Larry the Cable Guy stepped inside SeaWorld Orlando's Penguin Encounter and gave a big thumbs-up to his new feathered friend "Git-R-Done," a rockhopper penguin. Larry credits a previous visit to SeaWorld for being able to answer the $200,000 question about penguins on the television show "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?” He spent the rest of the day at the park with his family, getting up close with animals, screaming on thrill rides and enjoying world-class shows.



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Seaworld Orlando would also like to remind you that this week continues their concert series, "Bands, Brew & BBQ" with Montgomery Gentry performing on Saturday at the Bayside Stadium.

This Saturday, Feb. 13, Montgomery Gentry performs at SeaWorld. The platinum-certified duo will play some of their greatest hits, such as "If You Ever Stop Loving Me," “Something To Be Proud Of” and “Roll With Me.”

SeaWorld and Busch Gardens rock Saturdays and Sundays in February during Bands, Brew & BBQ: Central Florida’s best country and classic rock line up paired with the smokin’ hot flavor of blazing barbeque and ice-cold beer, including craft-brews and some international favorites.
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:57 pm

Seaworld has sent us another press release about their Bands, Brew & BBQ concert series for this weekend:

At SeaWorld, John Rich of Big & Rich will be performing on Saturday, Feb. 20. This successful songwriter and entertainer will play some of his chart topping hits, such as "Another You" and "Shuttin' Detroit Down."

At Bands, Brew & BBQ guests can enjoy sizzling live performances from award-winning country and classic rock artists, ice-cold beer, the smokin' hot flavor of blazing barbeque and all the thrilling attractions SeaWorld and Busch Gardens has to offer.

Separate charges apply to all food and beverage items. Event times and talent subject to change or cancellation without notice. Seating capacity is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Must be 21 years or older to purchase alcohol.
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:58 pm

My worst day ever at a Busch Park was when some random Country band was playing. I have never seen so many rednecks and spit in a day.

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby Meteornotes » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:15 pm

^OMG THAT WAS A HORRIBLE HORRIBLE PARK DAY!!!

I think that might be the worst day I've ever spent at a park, other than our two visits to Fuji-Q. The park was overrun with people wearing Garth Brooks t-shirts, horrible country music was being played all over the park, and the place was just packed with horribly obnoxious people And the spitting...ugh.

That was also the day I had a fever and to this day don't actually remember leaving the park...

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Postby themeparkman25 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:07 pm

Any kind of spit or trash on my girl will be a big problem. No one degrades Manta!
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:31 pm

SeaWorld Orlando has sent out another press release promoting their last weekend of the Bands, Brew & BBQ concert series for this year.

This Saturday, Feb. 27 at SeaWorld, rock legends of the '70s and '80s, Yes will take the stage for the final weekend of Bands, Brew & BBQ and perform chart-topping hits such as “Owner Of A Lonely Heart.”

SeaWorld and Busch Gardens rocks Saturdays and Sundays in February during Bands, Brew & BBQ, with Central Florida’s best country and classic rock line-up paired with the smokin’ hot flavor of blazing barbecue and ice-cold beer, including craft-brews and some international favorites.
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NEWS: Killer Whale trainer killed in Shamu Show attack

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:24 pm

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-seaworld-orlando-shamu-injury-20100224,0,942688.story

One person is dead at SeaWorld's Shamu Stadium, following an incident this afternoon, an Orange County Sheriff's Office official confirmed.

Orange County Fire Rescue responded to SeaWorld's Shamu Stadium this afternoon on report of a person who was not breathing. Details about the incident are not yet available, but a Sheriff's Office official confirmed it is a death investigation.

A local TV station is reporting that a female trainer was killed after she was grabbed by one of the theme park's whales at the start of a public show.

Park guest Victoria Biniak told Local 6 that the trainer was a veteran of SeaWorld and had just finished explaining to the audience the show they were about to see.

At that point, Biniak said, the whale came up from the water, grabbed the trainer around the waste and "thrashed her all around" to the point the trainer's shoe fell off.

Guests were evacuated and were later told the park was shut down, Biniak told Local 6. Rescue personnel were called to the theme park at 2 p.m. Calls to SeaWorld and Orange County Fire Rescue were not immediately returned.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration dispatched an investigator from Tampa to investigate, an OSHA spokesman said.

Local 6 is reporting that the whale involved in the incident is named Tillikum, and that whale has been involved in at least one other incident at the park.

Tillikum, nicknamed "Tilly," has a controversial past. The large whale was blamed for the drowning of one of his trainers in 1991 while he was performing at Sealand of the Pacific in British Columbia.

Sold to SeaWorld as a stud in 1992, the whale was involved in a second incident when authorities discovered the body of a naked man lying across his back in July 1999.

Authorities later concluded the man, who had either snuck into SeaWorld after hours or hidden in the park until it closed, most likely drowned after suffering hypothermia in the 55-degree water.

But they also said it appeared Tillikum had bit the man and tore of his swimming trunks, likely believing he was a toy to play with.

SeaWorld has had incidents with its killer whales in the past. In 2005, a trainer was injured by what park officials called an "overly excited" whale that bumped the trainer during a live performance. The injuries were minor.

Many animal-rights activists have long criticized SeaWorld and other marine parks for keeping orcas and other wildlife in captivity. Russ Rector, a former dolphin trainer in Fort Lauderdale, said keeping the animals captive makes them dangerous.

"Captivity is abusive to these animals. And the abuse mounts up. And when these animals snap -- just for a minute -- they're so big and can be so dangerous that it's like a shotgun," Rector said. "It does an incredible amount of damage in just a moment."


This is certainly sad news... Our condolences go out to the trainer's family and to the SeaWorld team for their loss.

If anyone sees video or photos of this incident surface, please post and let us know.
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:37 pm

This is certainly sad and shocking.

It's important to remember that even though the Whales and Dolphins look so friendly, smart, and nice, they are still wild animals much bigger and stronger than us.

They are called Killer Whales for a reason.

I also feel bad for the people in the audience that witnessed this and had to explain it to their children.

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