ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal lovers, theme park fans and bloggers can now explore and interact with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment including SeaWorld and Busch Gardens – in one convenient blog. All of the company's social media is now located at the new SeaWorldParksBlog.com.
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Here, visitors can read about the latest animal rescue, follow updates on the newest attractions, stay current with consumer events with daily Facebook posts, view Flickr photo sets, and watch YouTube videos all without navigating away from the blog.
"SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has a rapidly growing following of engaged, social media-savvy fans," said Anne Fischer, director of digital marketing for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. "This new blog immerses visitors into our virtual world with interactive features that keep them current on the exciting happenings at the parks."
One highlight of the new site is the "Featured Authors" section, where bloggers and online content providers can now publish their stories. Bloggers submit their names, short bios and the web address of their blog posts. The SeaWorld team selects and publishes the most compelling stories. Become one of our Featured Authors. Fans also will be able to share content by uploading and sharing pictures, videos and blog posts.
Other new, exciting and interactive features include:
- A new option to read stories/topics from all parks in an aggregate blog or easily drill down to stories that are park or topic specific. The new blog will feature specific pages and content for: SeaWorld, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Sesame Place and animals and conservation;
- The ability to sign in using Disqus and Facebook to comment on stories
- Built-in sharing tools, including Facebook "Likes," a Twitter retweet button, a button to rate stories with a thumbs up or down, and the capacity to quickly share stories with other major Web sites
- The ability to take a poll or sign up for RSS feed to receive the latest blog stories in Google Reader or other RSS aggregators
To explore the new blog, visit SeaWorldParksBlog.com.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group (NYSE :BX), operates 10 parks across the U.S. including SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio; Busch Gardens parks in Tampa, Fla. and Williamsburg, Va.; Discovery Cove and Aquatica in Orlando; Sesame Place near Philadelphia, Pa.; and water parks Adventure Island in Tampa and Water Country USA in Williamsburg. The 10 parks play host to 23 million guests each year and employ 20,000 people nationwide.
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