SeaWorld is appealing an administrative judge’s opinion on whether the company is violating workplace safety rules when allowing trainers to swim with killer whales at its theme parks. The conservation minded theme park ran into a roadblock when the first stop on the appeals course,… Read More »SeaWorld Faces Setback in Quest to Return Trainers to Water with Shamu
Last week I had the pleasure of being invited to spend an afternoon at Discovery Cove to explore the newly opened Freshwater Oasis. The latest addition to SeaWorld’s boutique park includes face-to-face encounters with playful otters and curious marmosets. Unlike other areas of the park,… Read More »Freshwater Oasis now open at Discovery Cove
The death of trainer Dawn Brancheau in an encounter with a killer whale was a tragedy, but SeaWorld believes a Federal Judge has gone too far restraining trainers interaction with the whales. Not just too far, but made the decision based on faulty assumptions. Yesterday… Read More »SeaWorld Appeals Decision to keep Killer Whale Trainers out of Water
Marvel’s The Avengers took just 54 days to cross the $600 million domestic box office threshold, as today it became one of only three films in history ever to reach the milestone. The Super Hero film’s global total is now an estimated $1,438.3 million, and… Read More »Marvel’s The Avengers Enters Lofty Territory passing $600 Million at Domestic Box Office
Update Monday at 4PM: Debby is now predicted to soar across Florida north of Orlando slowly over the next five days. However, the storm is not forecast to grow into a hurricane strength storm. Disney has closed Typhoon Lagoon, but Blizzard Beach is open, of… Read More »Tropical Storm Debby Sends Dangerous Rain and More Toward Florida
Growing up I always wanted to help set a Guinness World Record. I’ve now done it twice at the same location, but at two different theme parks and for two different records. How does that work? First was at Cypress Gardens for the world’s largest… Read More »LEGOLAND Florida Smashes World Record in Water Park Preview Today
Last week a fascinating show was aired on WMFE.org, the Central Florida NPR station, that looked at what SeaWorld needs to do to complete its recovery from the twin blows of a deflated economy and the death of a trainer who was attacked by the… Read More »What must SeaWorld Do To Fix Shamu Show, Parks?
Opening at Discovery Cove this spring is Freshwater Oasis, an all-new attraction featuring wading adventures and face-to-face encounters with playful otters and curious marmosets. Designed with a rainforest canopy above and sparkling-clear springs below, Freshwater Oasis is a natural fit within Discovery Cove’s tropical atmosphere.… Read More »Discovery Cove’s Freshwater Oasis – A Sneak Peek