Discovery Cove celebrates births of two Asian small-clawed otters
ORLANDO, Fla. – SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove is celebrating the birth and milestones of two Asian small-clawed otters. Officials said on Oct. 13, parents Mari and Hank welcomed the new otter pups, Emmie and Binx. According to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Asian small-clawed otter is one of five otter species found in Asia. During the Freshwater Oasis experience at Discovery Cove guests can get the opportunity to swim side-by-side with the otters, with viewing opportunities above and below the water. Discovery Cove said the otter pups will be monitored during routine annual examinations and will receive their vaccinationsAd
Mingle with flamingos: Discovery Cove introduces new experience
ORLANDO, Fla – SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove is introducing an all-new experience, the “Flamingo Mingle.”The private experience will begin at 8 a.m. each day and allow no more than eight guests the opportunity to feed and learn about the flamingos amid the tropical oasis theme park. Discovery Cove Struts Out Flamboyant “Flamingo Mingle.” Guests can safely walk and interact with flamingos in new, exclusive limited-capacity animal encounter (Discovery Cove)The experience is limited in capacity and guests must be at least 6 years old. The Flamingo Mingle starts at just $59 per person and may be added onto both the signature dolphin swim and select day resort packages. Guests are encouraged to reserve the new experience immediately on Discovery Cove’s website. Click here to learn more about Discovery Cove’s health and safety guidelines in place.
SeaWorlds Discovery Cove adds bonus offer for Florida residents
ORLANDO, Fla Florida residents making reservations at SeaWorlds Discovery Cove will save 20% on tickets and now get a complimentary premium drink package. The limited-time offer for the drink package is only eligible till Sept. 7. Discovery Cove allows guests to get a one-of-a-kind opportunity to interact with thousands of tropical fish, sharks and dolphins while also relaxing in a paradise of rivers and sandy beaches. All guests entering the park are required to have a face mask and have their temperature checked. Discovery Cove is handing out complimentary care kits to guests which include a face mask, hand sanitizer and more.
SeaWorld reports $131 million loss amid pandemic closures
ORLANDO, Fla. SeaWorld Entertainment suffered a net loss of $131 million during its second quarter compared to the same time last year due to coronavirus closures and now reduced capacity attendance and hours. All SeaWorld parks were closed from March 16 to June 5. SeaWorld continued to rescue animals throughout the closures and has aided 430 animals in the second quarter of 2020. As of Monday, nine of 12 SeaWorld parks have reopened. SeaWorld does not have a re-opening date for SeaWorld San Diego.
SeaWorld to adjust hours, reopen on select days of the week
ORLANDO, Fla. – SeaWorld will reopen its gates soon, but only five days out of the week. The aquatic theme park is slated to reopen Thursday after the coronavirus pandemic forced theme park executives to shut down in mid-March. According to the reservations feature on its website, SeaWorld will be closed each Tuesday and Thursday for the rest of 2020. Reservation calendars also reveal other SeaWorld parks will be closed on select days. SeaWorld officials said guests and employees will be required to wear face coverings and undergo temperature checks within their parks.
Virgin Holidays stops ticket sales for attractions that include captive whales and dolphins
ORLANDO, Fla. – Virgin Holidays has stopped selling tickets to SeaWorld after axing partnerships with attractions that keep whales and dolphins in captivity. The UK based travel company annouced that the new policy would “come into effect as soon as possible.”“Virgin Holidays has decided to stop selling and promoting captive cetacean (whale and dolphin) experiences, as we look to focus on offering customers more natural, at-distance encounters with these animals,” Joe Thompson, Virgin Holidays’ managing director, said in a statement. There are three SeaWorld locations, in San Antonio, Orlando and San Diego. This decision means Virgin Holidays is stopping ticket sales to all but San Antonio, as that location was not on its books. Offers for Discovery Cove in Orlando, Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas and Atlantis The Palm in Dubai have also been removed because of the decision.