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Jul 10, 2014, 11:00 ET
Being green is oh-so refreshing. That was the message today as SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment(TM) debuted the first refillable plastic cup made from plant-based materials.  Now available in all SeaWorld(R) and Busch Gardens parks across the U.S., the reusable, 100-percent recyclable plastic cup is manufactured using proprietary PlantBottle(TM) packaging technology from the company's beverage partner, Coca-Cola. (PRNewsFoto/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment)

SeaWorld Taps Coca-Cola's Breakthrough PlantBottle Technology To Create First Consumer Cup

 Being green is oh-so refreshing. That was the message today as SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ debuted the first refillable plastic...

Apr 16, 2014, 10:00 ET
Explorer's Reef family:  Kids of all ages, and adults, are encouraged to reach in and connect with marine life (including white-spotted bamboo sharks as pictured here) at Explorer's Reef(TM), SeaWorld(R) San Diego's new arrival experience recently opened for SeaWorld's 50th Celebration.  In addition to four freshwater and saltwater touch pools (with sharks, rays, horseshoe crabs and cleaner fish that guests can touch) Explorer's Reef also features a stunning wave structure that guests will pass under and a beach-themed concierge-style ticketing area. 2014 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Orlando, Fla.  (PRNewsFoto/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment)

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is ready for Summer with new rides and attractions for the Entire Family

It may be SeaWorld's 50th Celebration, but the surprises are all for park guests.   SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio...

Mar 21, 2014, 08:30 ET
SeaWorld's 50th Celebration sculpture lets SeaWorld(R) San Diego guests know they've arrived and that a special celebration is under way. SeaWorld's 50th Celebration, featuring a Sea of Surprises, officially kicks off March 21 and continues for 18 months at all three SeaWorld parks. After guests pass under the 100-foot-long iconic wave at SeaWorld San Diego, they encounter Explorer's Reef(TM), where kids of all ages, and adults, are encouraged to reach in and connect with marine life, including sharks, rays, cleaner fish and more.  (PRNewsFoto/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment/Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld)

SeaWorld's 50th Celebration is a Sea of Surprises

 Today SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ launches a multi-park celebration to commemorate a key event in the company's history. The...

Mar 07, 2014, 10:00 ET
SeaWorld Kids - the kid-focused entertainment program of SeaWorld - is launching a new initiative to inspire their efforts and change the way kids look at, and act on, conservation. Globally recognized animal conservationist Bindi Irwin is the new youth ambassador for SeaWorld Kids' new Generation Nature(TM) (GenN), a multimedia engagement platform where kids can participate in environmentally responsible activities, share their actions and become educated and empowered to serve as game changers for animals and nature.  (PRNewsFoto/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment)

SeaWorld Kids And Bindi Irwin Inspire Youth To Take Action For Wildlife

In the U.S. alone, there are more than 74 million kids, tweens and teens.  Together, Bindi Irwin and SeaWorld® believe in this group's...

Dec 17, 2013, 10:00 ET
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment announce a first-of-its-kind MONOPOLY(R): SeaWorld Wildlife Conservation Edition, a new version of America's favorite board game that rewards players who invest in animals' natural habitats. In this edition, traditional Chance and Community cards become "SeaWorld Cares" and "SeaWorld Rescue" cards, while the game's houses and hotels have been transformed into animal research and rescue facilities.(PRNewsFoto/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment)

Santa's Sleigh Stacked With SeaWorld-Inspired Toys For All Good Girls And Boys

Santa has a lot more to work with: A host of SeaWorld®-inspired holiday gifts make their debut this season. From adorable penguins to plush...

Dec 10, 2013, 10:26 ET
New research conducted at SeaWorld aims to help scientists answer a long-standing question: What is the resting metabolic rate of a killer whale? The answer to this seemingly basic question may upset conventionally held beliefs about the impact of killer whales, an apex predator, on their environment, and help biologists make more informed management decisions for endangered killer whales in the wild. Scientists from Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and SeaWorld worked with Tilikum, a killer whale at SeaWorld Orlando and the largest marine mammal living in a zoological park. The results of the study were published in Marine Mammal Science. (PRNewsFoto/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute)

Whale-Sized Research at SeaWorld

 New research conducted at SeaWorld® aims to help scientists answer a long-standing question: What is the resting metabolic rate of a...

Nov 08, 2013, 10:00 ET
For nearly five decades SeaWorld(R) has connected guests to the natural world through innovative animal habitats and inspiring shows. With the launch of AnimalVision(TM), 24/7, on-habitat cameras stream footage to customized interactive websites, allowing visitors to create a connection right from the comfort of home at www.AnimalVision.com.  (PRNewsFoto/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment)

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Launches AnimalVision

 For nearly five decades SeaWorld® has connected guests to the natural world through innovative animal habitats and inspiring shows. With...

Oct 15, 2013, 09:00 ET
San Diego (October 15, 2013) -- The theme for SeaWorld's float in the 125th Rose(R) Parade presented by Honda is a "Sea of Surprises." Inspired by some of SeaWorld's most popular animals, the float will feature depictions of killer whales, penguins, sea turtles, dolphins and more. The Rose Parade takes place on Jan. 1, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif. Artist's rendering provided by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment(TM), all rights reserved. (PRNewsFoto/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment)

SeaWorld Debuts 'Sea of Surprises' Float In 125th Rose Parade

 "Sea of Surprises" will be the theme of the SeaWorld float in the 125th Rose® Parade presented by Honda on Jan. 1, 2014 in Pasadena,...

Oct 10, 2013, 10:00 ET
Adelie penguins are one of the species that will benefit from more than $1.2 million in grants awarded this year by the non-profit SeaWorld(R) & Busch Gardens(R) Conservation Fund. The Fund approved grants to 93 wildlife research and conservation projects. Since its inception 10 years ago, the Fund has granted more than $10 million to protect wildlife and wild places.  (PRNewsFoto/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment)

From Antarctica to Florida, 93 Wildlife Projects Receive More Than $1.2 Million from the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

Wild animals in need around the world -- from Antarctic penguins to sea turtles hatchlings on Florida's beaches -- will benefit from...

Oct 03, 2013, 13:56 ET
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SeaWorld Dives Into New Kids And Family Television Slate That Connects Viewers To Animals

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is making waves in its new media enterprises division. The company unveils a new live action television...

Aug 19, 2013, 14:52 ET
In addition to the current Waves of Honor(TM) military salute program offering complimentary admission to members of America's armed forces, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment(TM) is honoring all the men and women who have previously served as members of the U.S. armed services. Qualified service members and veterans include active duty, retired, honorably separated officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. military. The special offer provides 50 percent off single day admission to the SeaWorld(R) and Busch Gardens(R) Parks, and Sesame Place(R) for veterans and service members, and as many as five guests. Tickets must be purchased by November 11, 2013.  (PRNewsFoto/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment)

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Salutes Veterans with "Waves of Honor" Special Online Offer

 In addition to the current Waves of Honor™ military salute program offering complimentary admission to members of America's armed...

Aug 13, 2013, 16:18 ET
The new series TV The Wildlife Docs(TM) premieres this fall Saturday mornings on most ABC stations and takes viewers behind the scenes with the Busch Gardens Tampa zoological team and the 12,000 animals in their care. Here, employees Erin Kovencz and Dr. Peter Black examine a new baby tiger cub.  (PRNewsFoto/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment)

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Announces Second TV Show to Air on ABC Affiliates: The Wildlife Docs

 Whether assisting with the birth of tiger cubs or giving an elephant a pedicure, no day is the same for the zoological professionals of Busch...

Jun 24, 2013, 15:15 ET
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SeaWorld And Hubbs-SeaWorld Scientists Uncover Fatal Attraction: Dolphins Choking On Fish, Fishing Line

 A team of scientists from SeaWorld and the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute has uncovered an unusual cause of death among bottlenose...

Jun 10, 2013, 10:52 ET
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SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Bad Boy Mowers "Celebrate Dad" with a Father's Day Giveaway

 Skip the neckties and cologne this Father's Day. SeaWorld® and Busch Gardens® are teaming up with Bad Boy Mowers® to...

Jun 07, 2013, 07:00 ET
Sam Champion - host of Sea Rescue, SeaWorld's popular TV series on ABC affiliates nationwide, talks to SeaWorld Rescuer Pedro Ramos about the rehabilitation of a rescued manatee.  (PRNewsFoto/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment)

Opposing Trends Drive New Product Development at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

 When the 2013 Licensing Expo kicks off in Las Vegas June 18, SeaWorld Parks &...

May 24, 2013, 09:00 ET
Orlando, Fla. (May 24, 2013) -- Guests to SeaWorld's Antarctica:  Empire of the Penguin(TM) will be among a large colony of penguins including kings, rockhoppers, gentoos and Adelies. Antarctica:  Empire of the Penguin(TM) is a first-of-its-kind, family adventure ride, combining innovative, trackless ride technology and up-close encounters with a huge colony of penguins and opens at SeaWorld Orlando on May 24, 2013.  (PRNewsFoto/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment)

Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin™ is Now Open at SeaWorld® Orlando

A unique all-family adventure ride combines with 30-degree temperatures and nearly 250 penguins to create Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, the...

May 21, 2013, 12:46 ET
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment(TM) is honoring the men and women of the U.S. armed services through its Waves of Honor(TM) military salute program. The program provides free admission to the SeaWorld(R) and Busch Gardens(R) Parks, and Sesame Place(R) for members of U.S. armed forces and as many as three direct dependents through 2013. Pictured: Army Specialist Eric Espinosa and his daughter Alexis attend a special military tribute at SeaWorld(R) Orlando's Shamu(R) Stadium in August 2012. Espinosa surprised Alexis at the park after serving a year in Afghanistan. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Orlando, Fla.  (PRNewsFoto/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment)

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Salutes Military with "Waves of Honor" Program

 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is honoring the men and women of the U.S. armed services through its Waves of Honor™ military...

May 15, 2013, 13:22 ET
Birds of a Feather Conserve Together - These penguin cups may look cute and cuddly but they have a noble purpose: encourage guests to reuse materials and reduce their carbon footprint. With each purchase of its new Cup That Cares(TM), SeaWorld(R) will donate $1 to the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund(TM) that helps animals around the world. Plus, technology embedded in each cup calculates the amount of CO2 each guest saves from the atmosphere when they choose to reuse the cup for refills at Coca-Cola Freestyle(R) machines in SeaWorld Orlando's epic new attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin(TM).  (PRNewsFoto/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment)

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle And ... Refill -- SeaWorld Designs New Conservation-Minded Cup To Interact With Coca-Cola Freestyle

This penguin-shaped cup may look cute and cuddly, but it has a noble purpose: encourage guests to help the planet, one refill at a time. (...

Feb 12, 2013, 16:48 ET
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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Launches "Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation" at California and Florida Parks

 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment today announced it will premiere "Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation," an original live musical show...

Dec 19, 2012, 10:00 ET
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and Corus Entertainment's Nelvana announced today a multi-platform partnership that combines the appeal of the popular Franklin & Friends characters with the beloved SeaWorld(R) brand. Beginning January 2013, the company's new SeaWorld Kids brand and Nelvana will team up to introduce kids and families to in-park Franklin characters, TV specials, books and merchandise. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. Orlando, Fla.  (PRNewsFoto/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment)

SeaWorld and Corus Entertainment's Nelvana Announce Franklin and Friends Partnership

 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and Corus Entertainment's Nelvana announced today a multi-platform partnership that combines the appeal of...