SeaWorld Orlando Releases New Concept Art For Infinity Falls

During a media guided tour today, in which SeaWorld Orlando and creative teams have been hard at work in bringing a brand new and record-breaking water raft attraction called “Infinity Falls”. This will be Seaworld Parks & Entertainment’s first and the world’s first “tallest river rapids drop” that drops guests in a water plummet of a 40-foot tall drop that is themed after a rainforest.

SeaWorld Orlando has officially released some new concept art and putting “Infinity Falls” into a better perspective and what guests can experience when it opens up some point for Summer 2018.

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Statistics for the layout for “Infinity Falls”. Source: (©SeaWorld Orlando)

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Loading station for “Infinity Falls”. Source: (©SeaWorld Orlando)

 

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The lift hill for “Infinity Falls” that will be the first for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. Source: (©SeaWorld Orlando)

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Whitewater Supply gift shop in which SeaWorld said it, will be open up very soon. Source: (©SeaWorld Orlando)

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“Infinity Falls” Logo. Source: (©SeaWorld Orlando)

 

Check out the trailer down below and for everything SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and all other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at SkywalkingAdventure.com

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Sesame Street Expansion Officially Coming To SeaWorld Orlando Next Year

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment for SeaWorld Orlando officially announced their plans yesterday for the expansion of Sesame Street is coming towards the park. Originally plans were slated for a Fall 2022 opening for the children-television series of Sesame Street but, plans got bumped early for some point in 2019 (most likely spring) to be open up towards the public.

SeaWorld and Sesame Street have a multi-year deal until December 2031 and will draw many families with kids of their own based off the television series towards SeaWorld Orlando and the third park that were created by The Jim Henson Company.

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Concept art release for the Sesame Street expansion for Spring 2019. Source: (©SeaWorld Orlando)

The expansion will be replacing “Shamu’s Happy Harbor” and will be featuring popular set location from the children-television series that will include; Mr Hooper’s store, Big Bird’s nest, and 123 stoop as well including wet and dry play areas for younger children and other attractions too.

SeaWorld Orlando will be hosting its first ever daily parade of the IP of Sesame Street that is featured down below.

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First hand look of the Sesame Street parade featuring an Oscar the Grouch float. Source: (©SeaWorld Orlando) 

“We are excited to transport our guests into the colorful and creative world of Sesame Street through immersive theming, character interactions and interactive play,” said SeaWorld Orlando President Jim Dean in a statement. The expansion will be a 6-acre take over of “Shamu’s Happy Harbor” and SeaWorld decline to further comment of how much the expansion will be cost.

The company has been going through some tough leadership changes ever since former CEO, Joel Manby announced his resignation back in February of this year and under go its first interim CEO, John T. Reilly for the leading face for the company.

SeaWorld has been partnership with Sesame Workshop for the past 37 years which a nonprofit organization to help educate kids in the works of media for becoming smarter, stronger, and kinder. Langhorne, PA is the only theme park in the United States that is the home of many beloved Sesame Street characters.

With the opening of Sesame Street next year and construction is currently underway right now in which competition will be heating up for Orlando’s “theme park wars”. The other big named companies for Walt Disney World Resort opening up Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a brand new Harry Potter coaster at Islands of Adventure next year and plans for the popular gaming company of Nintendo at Universal Orlando Resort with no subject opening date yet.

Guests can visit SeaWorld Orlando official site at SeaWorld.com/Orlando for more further information. For everything SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and all other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at SkywalkingAdventure.com

Source: Orlando Sentinel

Discovery Cove And Aquatica At SeaWorld Orlando Extends Deal And New Aquatic Animal Experiences

Discovery Cove and Aquatica at SeaWorld Orlando in which starting up next month, on August 1st for their guests will have extended admission towards both parks. The resort’s guests will have unlimited admission to both of the attractions from that month of August 1st-January, 31st, 2018.

Guests originally had a previous 14-day window for Discovery Cove for admission towards the parks but, this will also let them enjoy lighter crowds through that time frame as a opportunity post-holiday season.

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The new program will allow guests to swim with different species of sharks freely at Discovery Cove. Source: (©SeaWorld Orlando) 

The newest plan will allow visitors to experience holiday offerings as well during the less-crowded period of the first of the year. Two new activities to debut this month at Discovery Cove and for a extra fee, in which guests can swim with sharks and feed rays at the resort. Discovery Cove will now allow to swim and snorkel freely with Pacific blacktip, reef whitetip, nurse shark, zebra shark, and spotted wobbegong species.

The cost will be $85 on top of the regular Discovery Cove admission and SeaWorld will donate 5 percent of the proceedings towards the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, which supports shark research and conversation. Shark swimmers must be age 10+ for a snorkeling session in the deeper areas of shark habitat.

Guests can get a private tour of the Grand Reef and will be educated by learning the brand new- stingray feeding experience. In which that they will learn about and hand feed about these amazing animals in the wild. The program costs $50 per person and participants must be at least 6 years old.

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Source: Orlando Sentinel

 

 

Virtual Reality Unleashes For Kraken At SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld invited some of the media to get a chance to preview one of their oldest coasters for Kraken Unleashed virtual reality at SeaWorld Orlando today. Tomorrow will the be official re-opening and the company is jumping on board with it’s virtual queuing system that will be much like Race Through New York at the Universal Orlando Resort for a return time.

Guests can get a return time and do something else in the park and get notified when their wait time is up. SeaWorld will be calling it their “Spot Saver” and it’ll be accessible through a mobile site, app, or at closest kiosks near Kraken or anywhere else in the park.

The virtual queue system is being installed for Kraken Unleashed due, towards the fact it takes a longer loading and unloading process and the headsets for the VR need to be sterilized after each time of use and adjustments too. A SeaWorld spokeswoman said on Thursday, that this system should be operational within a few days and may have soft openings depending on weather conditions.

The headsets are free of charge and the use the “Spot Saver” intends to keep the loading station while team members adjust and clean off the headsets. SeaWorld already offers a paid, front-of-the-line option called “Quick Queue” which is offered on their other coasters for Mako and Manta and other attractions. You have the option to ride Kraken like you would naturally but,  you would still have the utilize the “Spot Saver” system since the company is pushing the use of it.

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If you just need a quick recap of the story of when your riding Kraken Unleashed, here’s how SeaWorld describes it:

The completely immersive experience takes riders on an exploratory journey under the sea. As they sail along the powerful coaster track – complete with deep dives, steep turns, and seven complete inversions – a fully integrated story unfolds. The result is a fantastical voyage past gigantic sea monsters and an unexpected, unforgettable encounter with the legendary Kraken sea monster.” 

It isn’t still quite sure or how long SeaWorld wants to keep pushing the realms of virtual reality technology for their parks and the revamped Kraken Unleashed is up to par from the reception it’s been getting back from media folks. Will you journey through the deep blue and seeing the Kraken Unleashed?

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Sources: Orlando Sentinel and Orlando Informer 

 

SeaWorld San Antonio’s Wave Breaker Roller Coaster Opens Up June 16th

Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster, a jetski themed roller coaster will be opening up 9 days from now at SeaWorld San Antonio as part of SeaWorld’s roller coaster lineup on June 16th, 2017. This new kind of coaster will allow riders to grip the handle bars just like their simulating a real life jetski out on the waters with two launches throughout the whole ride.

From Emmy Award winning program of “Sea Rescue” will be the inspiration for this new kind of coaster that will engage riders to feel like of what it is like behind the scenes and racing along side SeaWorld’s animal care team and veterinarians. This new coaster will also bring awareness towards injured, sick, orphaned, and abandoned animals in our oceans as part of SeaWorld’s mission to protect these kind of animals.

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Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster as one SeaWorld’s next family fun coasters at SeaWorld San Antonio. Source: (©SeaWorld San Antonio)  

“Wave Breaker takes our purpose of entertaining and inspiring our guests to the next level,” said SeaWorld San Antonio Park President Carl Lum. “The jet-ski style car design and layout of the track make Wave Breaker an exhilarating ride for thrill-seekers of all ages. For the first time, our guests will also be able to feel what it’s like to race alongside our animal care team when a call for help comes in.” 

Before boarding the jetski themed coaster, riders will be assigned a mission from the selected animals- a sea turtle, dolphin, or sea lion to embark your rescue mission and thrilling task in which majority of the coaster is over water. Each train will contain about 16 riders through a more than three minute ride, and reaching speeds of up to 44 mph and heights up to 61-feet.

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Source: (©SeaWorld San Antonio) 

Check out the trailer for “Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster” down below and for everything SeaWorld Parks & Resorts and all other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here SkywalkingAdventure.com

 

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Announces Sesame Street Expansion For SeaWorld Orlando

Sunny days are certainly going to be lighting up for what’s new for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment later on for SeaWorld Orlando. SeaWorld announced this morning for the IP of “Sesame Street” for a expansion for SeaWorld Orlando by Fall 2022. Plans for another park are in the works based on the children-television series by 2021 are yet to be announced.

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SeaWorld has been partnership with Sesame Workshop for the past 37 years which a nonprofit organization to help educate kids in the works of media for becoming smarter, stronger, and kinder. Langhorne, PA is the only theme park in the United States that is the home of many beloved Sesame Street characters.

“We know that the magic of theme parks gives families a unique and powerful way to experience and delight in the Sesame Street characters,” said Jeffrey D. Dunn, Chief Executive Officer of Sesame Workshop. “Building more Sesame Place theme parks will enable us to connect with even more families and provide funding that supports our nonprofit mission.”

The new Sesame Street expansion will overtake the Shamu’s Harbor Play area and expansions for the IP have been already been built in SeaWorld San Diego and San Antonio  and Busch Gardens parks. SeaWorld and Sesame Street have a multi-year deal until December 2031 and will draw many families with kids of their own based off the television series towards SeaWorld Orlando and the third park that were created by The Jim Henson Company.

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The Sesame Place theme park features a variety of exciting family rides, water slides, live character shows, a daily parade, and seasonal events that help bring the educational world of Sesame Street to life beyond the show.

Sesame Place also extends Sesame Workshop’s commitment to social impact work with its Sesame Place Cares annual series of events both in and outside the park, including a 30-year partnership with Variety–The Children’s Charity, focused on providing events with a safe and fun atmosphere specifically for children with disabilities and their families.

You can read the full press release of the collaboration between SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and Sesame Street here. For everything SeaWorld Parks & Resorts and all other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at SkywalkingAdventure.com

 

SeaWorld Orlando Announces “Infinity Falls” For Summer 2018

This morning during a media event in which SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment for SeaWorld Orlando reveled their next upcoming project for water raft attractions, called “Infinity Falls”. SeaWorld Orlando said this will be the “world’s tallest river rapids drop” that has been created as guests get slammed with water through a rainforest type of environment and experience.

This river rapids attraction will take you upon a journey through river bending turns, waterfalls, a elevator type of system that takes your raft going up to embark your journey through a mysterious lost civilization, and finally in which guests summit down a huge 40-foot tall drop waterfall.

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Artist Concept Only for “Infinity Falls” at SeaWorld Orlando opening Summer 2018. Source: (©SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment)

President of SeaWorld Orlando Parks, Jim Dean mentioned details for Infinity Falls and for SeaWorld Orlando guests in which they can expect that “From the excitement of the thrilling rapids, to the unique vertical lift element, it will be an adventure that appeals to the entire family. Infinity Falls continues our commitment to investing in our park, and developing new ways to entertain and inspire our guests with meaningful, fun-filled vacations.”

“Designers of the ride were inspired by the rainforests of South America and the flowing rivers found within. Each raft will twist and turn through a lush jungle environment as guests experience the feel of exhilarating Class IV rapids. A unique elevator will lift each raft for a dramatic launch into the river, 40 feet below.” according towards Fox35Orlando

Education for the environment and the wildlife is the center core philosophy for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment in which guests can take part in interactive experiences in which combine play and education for a positive influence of freshwater ecosystems. This can be located after riding Infinity Falls and hopefully not being drenched with good amounts of water on you.

“Water makes up more than 70% of our planet,” said Vice President of Theme Park Design Experience Brian Morrow. “We developed Infinity Falls to tell new stories that showcase the beauty and sheer power of water and the amazing wildlife that lives in it.  The result is a new river rapids adventure for our guests to explore, and actively help freshwater ecosystems in a way that only SeaWorld can bring to life.”

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SeaWorld Animal Ambassadors will also provide educational purposes for up close-encounters of different species of wildlife native towards the South American continent. Infinity Falls is scheduled to open in Summer 2018 at SeaWorld Orlando Parks and check out the video down below to learn more about it.

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Reports Decline Of Attendance And Revenue For The Fourth Quarter

In the recent report for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment in which the company didn’t have so much of a successful fourth quarter for 2016 for it’s revenue and attendance for it’s parks. The company has been trying to shape for bringing in new attractions, entertainment, and cost cutting for there effective business strategies have taken a tole for the image of SeaWorld as a roadblock.

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Announced last year in September at SeaWorld Orlando will be doing a VR layover for one of there signature coasters for Kraken this summer and President & CEO of the company, Joel Manby said it “should increase attendance” and the hope of virtual reality would be rolled out towards other rides in other theme park companies. Employees of the company late last year were laid off about 320 people of a cost-cutting plan to loosen some financial relief. They are finding a way to seek refinance in it’s debt and is “finding ways to reduce labor hours and volume” according towards Chief Financial Officer, Peter Crage telling analysts.

Our … plan and our path forward are very clear and we are moving with urgency on all fronts,” also according towards Chief Executive Officer Joel Manby. Competition in Orlando has been brewing up lately in the theme park market in which both a expansion and water park will be opening this summer. NBCUniversal/Comcast’s first and third water park for Volcano Bay opening May 25th, 2017 and the Pandora: The World of Avatar expansion at Disney’s Animal Kingdom opening up on May 27th, 2017.

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SeaWorld San Diego has projects in the works for opening up a brand new expansion of “Ocean Explorer” with a Submarine Quest ride and with a brand new and one of the tallest and fastest coasters in the Southern California area,”Electric Eel” opening in 2018.

Manby hopes for SeaWorld to benefit from Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando’s new attractions that will lure them in towards there park in the Central Florida area. “The customer we’re going … after is more value-conscious than some of Disney and Universal’s customers,” Manby said. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is consistently to grow and expand and even plans to expand towards there first Middle Eastern park on the Yas Island in the Abu Dhabi region and will be the first marine-life park to not include Orca Whale practices.

The company has reported a net loss of 14 cents per share vs 13 cents per share in the previous year and the revenue in which it generated for it’s parks & water parks of $267.6 million. Hurricane Matthew last year was a natural disaster and forced to close the Orlando theme parks even there own to be closed more than a day that resulted the damage towards the company.

Attendance and revenue dropped in 2016, in which they reported full-year figures on Thursday and the company had a huge net loss drop of $12.5 million for the year. Guests visited the water parks more frequently versus SeaWorld’s normal parks because it was cheaper to get into there water parks.

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471,000 fewer people visited the parks, a 2.1 percent drop driven largely by declining visitation at the company’s Florida and Northeast park locations. The numbers were largely offset by growing visitation in Texas and flat attendance in San Diego“, executives said.

Improvement is also in hopes for increase of numbers for annual passholders for there sales and passholder attendance dropped by 18 percent in the first half of last year despite other effective business and marketing strategies for there paying customers. Passholder attendance did see a increase towards 4 percent including with a good deal for $79.00 and every visit gets a free meal.

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has had a rocky road last year but, there is improvement to improve upon and also in which there first ever Seven Seas Food & Wine Festival can make up the marginal errors and draw in attendance towards SeaWorld Orlando, currently on going now. SeaWorld San Antonio is going to open up one of a kind jetski coaster called “Wave Breaker” this summer, SeaWorld San Diego as mentioned up above for there “Ocean Explorer” expansion, and towards SeaWorld Orlando as well too for a new nighttime entertainment called,”Electric Ocean“.

The full earrings report can be read upon here for the fourth quarter for 2016 and for everything SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and all other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at SkywalkingAdventure.com

 

Concept Art Rendering For Electrical Eel At SeaWorld San Diego With More Details

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, particularly at SeaWorld San Diego made a announcement back in January that they are bringing a new coaster towards the park called “Electric Eel” in 2018 and a new expansion called “Ocean Explorer” in late Spring of 2017. Details are minimum of what the new coaster is about but, you can read the press release about it here at the park.

In this artist concept rendering show down below you can get a sense of scale size of how large this coaster will be and from the looks of it that, it appears to be a shuttle loop coaster for it’s design from Premiere Rides Sky Rocket II. This coaster will be the tallest and fastest coaster through out the whole park once it officially opens up.

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Artist Concept Rendering only for “Electric Eel” set to debut in 2018 at SeaWorld San Diego. Source: (©SeaWorld San Diego)

The opening time frame for this coaster is around May 2018 according towards Orcaaction with a booklet of it’s planned site for construction, top speed, ride height, track length and much more and the booklet can be read here to check out.

Also to note that SeaWorld animal lovers will have educational displays to be incorporated into the ride and about the ride’s namesake and to allow “guests to power a virtual deep sea drone through a marine environment while learning facts about animals”. This will be similar technology towards the Submarine Quest ride at the “Ocean Explorer” expansion.

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Planned site for “Electric Eel” supposedly for the next and fastest coaster at the park. Source: (©SeaWorld San Diego)

Check out the teaser video for the coaster in case you missed it and the concept art renderings of what the new immersive environment will be like once it opens up in 2018. For everything SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and all other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at SkywalkingAdventure.com

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Busch Gardens Tampa Food & Wine Festival 2017 And Concert Artists Announced

Couple days ago for Busch Gardens Tampa recently announced there 2017 Food & Wine Festival to also include live concert artists for this year. This was announced before the announcement today for the park’s sister park for the Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando.

Starting March 4th-April 30th, 2017 on Saturday’s and Sunday’s only and will be included with your annual pass, fun card, or park admission that starts at noon to 9pm EST with the headlining artists that start at 7pm EST on the Gwazi Field. Food items will be at different locations throughout the park consisting of different options such as duck tacos, lobster ravioli, buffalo mac n cheese and more.

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Busch Gardens Tampa’s 2017 Food & Wine Festival from The Comfort Kitchen. Source: (©Busch Gardens Tampa)

Here is the line up of artists for the park this year (subject to change) and guests that are 21 and over and eligible to drink alcoholic beverages:

Saturday, March 4: Daughtry

Sunday, March 5: Andy Grammer

Saturday, March 11: Goo Goo Dolls

Sunday, March 12: Kool & The Gang

Saturday, March 18: Young the Giant

Sunday, March 19: Jason Isbell & John Hiatt Trio

Saturday, March 25: NBC’s The Voice finalists Craig Wayne Boyd & Adam Wakefield

Sunday, March 26: El Gran Combo

Saturday, April 1: DNCE

Sunday, April 2: Walk Off The Earth

Saturday, April 8: Coming Soon

Sunday, April 9: Daya and Matt Nathanson

Saturday, April 15: Coming Soon

Sunday, April 16: Newsboys

Saturday, April 22: Gilberto Santa Rosa

Sunday, April 23: Lynyrd Skynyrd

Saturday, April 29: Coming Soon

Sunday, April 30: Coming Soon

More information for park hours and admission and everything else about the festival can be founded here. For everything Busch Gardens and all other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at SkywalkingAdventure.com