Photo: Summer Brings New Family Thrills to SeaWorld

New Rides, Shows Designed for Family Togetherness



25 May, 2007, 01:00 ET from SeaWorld Orlando

    ORLANDO, Fla., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, parents will find
 thrilling new ways to join their kids in the action as SeaWorld Orlando
 launches new fun family adventures. Big fun goes big time with twice the
 play area in Shamu's Happy Harbor, three new family rides and an all-new
 musical stage show featuring "Sesame Street" characters. And when the sun
 goes down, the night heats up, as Shamu stars in his own rock 'n' roll
 show, Shamu Rocks. The line-up of new sea-themed family rides, high-energy
 shows and massive play areas creates a world of opportunities for families
 to build lifelong vacation memories together.
     To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:
 http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/seaworld/28399/
     "SESAME STREET" DOCKS AT SEAWORLD
     "Sesame Street" has docked at SeaWorld. Guests can start their day with
 a fun-filled character breakfast - Breakfast with Elmo and Friends, offered
 daily from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., which offers a delicious buffet served-up
 with character favorites.
     Throughout the day, kids and parents also will enjoy special character
 connection opportunities to meet their favorite "Sesame Street" friends for
 hugs and photographs.
     A new high-seas adventure, Elmo and the Bookaneers, features an
 original musical score, thrilling visual effects and live-action
 performances with stunt kites and high-speed water craft. In this
 one-of-a-kind "Sesame Street" production, open through Labor Day weekend,
 Elmo and his furry friends - Bert, Ernie, Rosita, Cookie Monster, Telly
 Monster and Abby Cadabby - share their love of reading through a comical,
 swashbuckling pirate adventure that combines singing, dancing and a search
 for buried treasure.
     SHAMU'S HAPPY HARBOR EXPANSION AND RIDES
     Now doubled in size to four fun-filled acres, the massive, kid-centered
 Shamu's Happy Harbor is the ultimate playground, with a squeal-inducing
 collection of rides, slides and splash-filled activities designed for kids
 of all ages. Shamu's Happy Harbor's newest rides include:
     -- Sea Carousel, a marine-themed masterpiece topped by a behemoth 45-foot-
        wide pink octopus, allows riders to board a colorful collection of 65
        sea creatures, including giant exotic fish, sea lions, otters, sharks
        and dolphins, and "float" up and down as the carousel revolves to the
        sounds of the sea.
     -- The Flying Fiddler, a giant, bright-red fiddler crab with illuminated
        eyes that move, fills its belly with 12 children and adults and lifts
        them to more than 20 feet in the air. At the height of the moment, the
        Flying Fiddler begins jumping in a vertical descent in a quick series
        of short drops, sure to bring elated faces of surprise and delight.
     -- Ocean Commotion, a fanta-"sea"-themed enormous 19-foot tug boat, will
        take 24 riders at a time on a swinging boat ride, gently rocking back-
        and-forth and whirling side-to-side.
     Last year, three new attractions were the first of a two-part
 expansion. Themed after SeaWorld's famous killer whale, the Shamu Express
 thrills 28 children and parents in Shamu-themed cars down more than 800
 feet of track at 28 mph. Jazzy Jellies lifts and spins families in
 jellyfish-themed seats. And, Swishy Fishies enables adventurous youngsters
 to sit in oversized seats while they spin around a giant water spout.
     SHAMU ROCKS
     Shamu Rocks, a massive rock 'n' roll concert in Shamu Stadium,
 showcases music by some of the hottest rock stars in the industry,
 including Jennifer Lopez, KISS, Savage Garden and Shakira. A live guitarist
 wails out the hits while killer whales leap, splash and soar along to the
 tunes.
 
 

SOURCE SeaWorld Orlando
    ORLANDO, Fla., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, parents will find
 thrilling new ways to join their kids in the action as SeaWorld Orlando
 launches new fun family adventures. Big fun goes big time with twice the
 play area in Shamu's Happy Harbor, three new family rides and an all-new
 musical stage show featuring "Sesame Street" characters. And when the sun
 goes down, the night heats up, as Shamu stars in his own rock 'n' roll
 show, Shamu Rocks. The line-up of new sea-themed family rides, high-energy
 shows and massive play areas creates a world of opportunities for families
 to build lifelong vacation memories together.
     To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:
 http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/seaworld/28399/
     "SESAME STREET" DOCKS AT SEAWORLD
     "Sesame Street" has docked at SeaWorld. Guests can start their day with
 a fun-filled character breakfast - Breakfast with Elmo and Friends, offered
 daily from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., which offers a delicious buffet served-up
 with character favorites.
     Throughout the day, kids and parents also will enjoy special character
 connection opportunities to meet their favorite "Sesame Street" friends for
 hugs and photographs.
     A new high-seas adventure, Elmo and the Bookaneers, features an
 original musical score, thrilling visual effects and live-action
 performances with stunt kites and high-speed water craft. In this
 one-of-a-kind "Sesame Street" production, open through Labor Day weekend,
 Elmo and his furry friends - Bert, Ernie, Rosita, Cookie Monster, Telly
 Monster and Abby Cadabby - share their love of reading through a comical,
 swashbuckling pirate adventure that combines singing, dancing and a search
 for buried treasure.
     SHAMU'S HAPPY HARBOR EXPANSION AND RIDES
     Now doubled in size to four fun-filled acres, the massive, kid-centered
 Shamu's Happy Harbor is the ultimate playground, with a squeal-inducing
 collection of rides, slides and splash-filled activities designed for kids
 of all ages. Shamu's Happy Harbor's newest rides include:
     -- Sea Carousel, a marine-themed masterpiece topped by a behemoth 45-foot-
        wide pink octopus, allows riders to board a colorful collection of 65
        sea creatures, including giant exotic fish, sea lions, otters, sharks
        and dolphins, and "float" up and down as the carousel revolves to the
        sounds of the sea.
     -- The Flying Fiddler, a giant, bright-red fiddler crab with illuminated
        eyes that move, fills its belly with 12 children and adults and lifts
        them to more than 20 feet in the air. At the height of the moment, the
        Flying Fiddler begins jumping in a vertical descent in a quick series
        of short drops, sure to bring elated faces of surprise and delight.
     -- Ocean Commotion, a fanta-"sea"-themed enormous 19-foot tug boat, will
        take 24 riders at a time on a swinging boat ride, gently rocking back-
        and-forth and whirling side-to-side.
     Last year, three new attractions were the first of a two-part
 expansion. Themed after SeaWorld's famous killer whale, the Shamu Express
 thrills 28 children and parents in Shamu-themed cars down more than 800
 feet of track at 28 mph. Jazzy Jellies lifts and spins families in
 jellyfish-themed seats. And, Swishy Fishies enables adventurous youngsters
 to sit in oversized seats while they spin around a giant water spout.
     SHAMU ROCKS
     Shamu Rocks, a massive rock 'n' roll concert in Shamu Stadium,
 showcases music by some of the hottest rock stars in the industry,
 including Jennifer Lopez, KISS, Savage Garden and Shakira. A live guitarist
 wails out the hits while killer whales leap, splash and soar along to the
 tunes.
 
 SOURCE SeaWorld Orlando