Month: June 2016


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This Fourth of July, families and friends can enjoy four days of special events, concerts and one of Orlando’s most magnificent fireworks displays during SeaWorld Orlando’s 4th of July Weekend Celebration.


SeaWorld Orlando’s 4th of July Weekend Celebration


  • Friday, July 1st– Military Appreciation Morning This Friday, SeaWorld Orlando will be opening the park gates one hour early for U.S. active duty military, veterans and up to three guests. Spin, glide, skim and fly on Manta or brave Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest coaster, Mako during exclusive ride time before park opening. Advance ticket and military ID required; visit for current active duty and veteran ticket offers. Exclusive ride time begins at 8 a.m.

 Saturday and Sunday, July 2 and 3 – Weekend Concerts – Park guests can enjoy performances from Country music icon Lee Greenwood at Bayside Stadium. Greenwood has more than 30 albums to his credit and has received numerous industry awards including Grammy Top Male Vocal Performance and Male Vocalist with Country Music Association.  Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. and are included with park admission. Reserved seating available for $15, for details.


  • Fireworks Display – This Fourth of July, families and friends can enjoy one of Orlando’s most magnificent fireworks displays at SeaWorld Orlando. The night sky will light up as bursts of bright colors fill the air during this spectacular, patriotic-inspired show featuring the 13th Army Band, Florida National Guard. Fireworks are included with park admission and can best be viewed from Bayside Stadium. The patriotic musical performance begins at 10 p.m. with fireworks promptly following at approximately 10:45 p.m.


VIP Fireworks Viewing Patio- Enjoy this private VIP Hillside Patio to view the Fourth of July fireworks at SeaWorld. Included in the purchase is this VIP area to watch the fireworks along with one drink ticket redeemable for a beer, wine or soda and dessert selection. Packages starting at $49.00.


Fourth of July Fireworks Reserved Seating- Reserve your seat in advance by purchasing Fourth of July Fireworks Reserved Seating online for $29.00.



Summer of Mako



Through August 7, SeaWorld will feature Summer of Mako, an all-new event that encourages families to explore, be inspired and take action to protect our one ocean. Whether you want to meet animal experts, dive deeper into an ocean of interactive games or experience Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest coaster, Mako, Summer of Mako has something for everyone.



Incredible SeaWorld Summer Savings


Guests can enjoy one of Orlando’s best values this holiday weekend, SeaWorld’s 4th of July Weekend Celebration andSummer of Mako for $69 with the purchase of a single-day admission to SeaWorld at


For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit Events and times are subject to change. Follow SeaWorld on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest Summer of Mako information.  Join the conversation with #SeaWorld and #SummerOfMako.

The Incredible Hulk Coaster is roaring back to life in late Summer

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Full Details Revealed for Relaunch of The Incredible Hulk Coaster

Universal Studios Orlando announced today that The Incredible Hulk Coaster is roaring back to life in late summer with thrilling enhancements that will make one of the world’s best roller coasters even better. For the first time ever, we’re revealing details about what guests will experience, including:


·         A totally new ride vehicle that features a sleek, modern design and powerful audio system that blares an exclusive, original ride score by Patrick Stump, front man for internationally-renowned rock band, Fall Out Boy

·         A new, original storyline and completely redesigned queue experience that places guests inside a perilous scientific experiment led by the nefarious villain, General Thaddeus Ross

·         An immense new attraction entrance featuring The Hulk himself




New, Original Storyline
General Thaddeus Ross is calling for volunteers for a new experiment. Your only warning is that you’ll be subjected to high levels of gamma radiation through a process called Hulk-a-fication – a potentially life-altering process first introduced by Dr. Bruce Banner.

The end result is said to give subjects magnificent strength and a forceful amount of energy. Will you emerge as the military’s next super soldier…or something else entirely?

Be a part of The Toothsome opening team

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The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen is now hiring a variety of Full-Time and Part-Time positions for its opening team.


Set to open later this year, Universal CityWalk’s newest original concept will transport guests to a 19th century-inspired Steampunk era. Once inside, they’ll indulge in delectable creations from decadent milkshakes to eclectic savory dishes.


Not only will this addition bring new flavor and excitement to Universal Orlando Resort, it will also create hundreds of new jobs. The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium is looking for an enthusiastic opening team to help guide guests through expansive menus, funky gadgetry and other wondrous new excitements. Whether you’re interested in “front of house” positions or something behind-the-scenes, the possibilities are endless.

In addition to the already great benefits and perks of being a Team Member, the opening team will also be among the first to experience the new restaurant as it comes to life.

Don’t miss out on your chance of being part of The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium team. Click here to apply now.

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Chad and Katie to cover Legoland Night Lights this Saturday

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We are excited to be going to Legoland this Saturday to learn more about Legoland Night Lights!


Legoland truly comes alive on select weekend nights with a DJ dance party. The night ends with a big bang with breathtaking fireworks over the lake.


Earlier this summer Legoland Florida premiered Nexo Knights 4D Adventure. This 4D film is one of several films featured at the Wells Fargo theater and following each movie guest will have the opportunity to meet some of their favorite Lego stars…


Chad and Katie are also just as excited to check out the newly reopened imagination Zone with the Warner Brothers Game Zone.

Legoland Florida Resort, it’s just a short drive from Orlando and is a great place for children of all ages for tickets and park hours visit their website

SeaWorld Top Executives Set Eyes on Saudi Arabia

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Reports are coming in from San Diego and Saudi Arabia that, after a recent visit to SeaWorld San Diego Park, dignitaries from the Saudi Arabian government and SeaWorld executives are in talks to bring one of these world-class parks to the ocean side of Saudi Arabia.


This seems to be a very likely move for the company knowing that a lot of the other big attractions and theme parks are also looking for that region to grow their portfolios.


SeaWorld is known throughout the world for its dedication to animal conservation and compassion to animals, and by promoting a park in Saudi Arabia, this would bring his education to a whole new country and community.

Epcot surprises guests with opening of brand new attraction

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Mary Morales our very own Fairy Godmother and travel agent happened to be in the right place at the right time. This morning as Disney’s newest attraction opened at Epcot.


By 9:30 the line was already up to a 300 minute wait, as word got out Disney surprised guests by opening this splendid new attraction.
As guests exited the attraction the word was exactly the same from each and every one of them “amazing”!


Mary reports that the attention to detail in this new attraction is second to none. Children of all ages will not only leave this with a great appreciation for the fantastic movie but will truly embrace Arendelle.


After speaking with many guests it’s understood that the ride vehicle is very similar to the traditional Norway boats that used to be in its place, so guests of any size can be accommodated.


Today was also the release date for 2017 vacation dates for those of you that want to catch this amazing new attraction and pre-plan your vacation, contact Mary Morales on our staff page and she would be more than happy to look into making your magical vacation come true!
All photos on this page courtesy of Mary Morales