Update: Friday March 13 – SeaWorld announces all its parks will be closing this Sunday.
Orlando attractions are already making adjustments seeking to reduce impact on their bottom line from the spread of Coronavirus / COVID-19. Seeing a vast reduction in travel from out of the area, SeaWorld Orlando is now offering locals big savings on tickets to its theme park and water parks.
Local tourism leaders have suggested that Orlando area tourist attractions shift to a staycation promotion when international traffic dries up. With the recent 30-day suspension on air-travel from most of Europe, SeaWorld clearly sees that time is now.
SeaWorld is in the middle of its Seven Seas Food Festival and is weeks away from opening a new roller coaster – Ice Breaker. The company has been making progress toward stronger revenue goals, but they will not be immune from the impact of a global pandemic like the one resulting from COVID-19.
Here’s the deal for SeaWorld and SeaWorld Aquatica:
Starting today, March 12, SeaWorld Orlando Parks are offering Florida Residents a staycation promotion! Florida Residents can save up to 60% on SeaWorld tickets as low as $49.99, Aquatica tickets as low as $34.99, and a SeaWorld/Aquatica 2 park ticket for only $59.99.
There is also a 40% discount for Florida residents for Discovery Cove.
While other states and cities have begun to put limits on crowds and gatherings to help slow the spread of Coronavirus, so far no restrictions have been implemented in Florida or Central Florida.
Tickets must be bought before March 16, 2020 and used before May 20, 2020.