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TripAdvisor Honors Discovery Cove as Number 1 Amusement Park in the World!

Visiting Discovery Cove Orlando is truly an Experience of a Lifetime

For the second consecutive year, Discovery Cove® in Orlando was named the No. 1 amusement park in the world in the 2014 TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice™ Amusement Parks and Water Parks category. The Travelers’ Choice awards are determined based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Discovery Cove receives top ratings based on the guests’ awe-inspiring encounters with exotic animals in a resort-style, tropical oasis setting.

“We’re honored that Discovery Cove has been recognized on the world’s stage once again for its ability to deliver an unforgettable vacation experience. Daily we witness dreams come true – families bond, friendships strengthen and lifetime memories are made. Our up-close animal interactions inspire and give guests a greater appreciation for our planet and its incredible species,” said Stewart Clark, vice president of Discovery Cove.

Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive day resort in which guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, rays and tropical fish and hand-feed exotic birds. At Discovery Cove, guests experience the most exciting animal encounters the world has to offer in a breathtaking tropical atmosphere. Discovery Cove is a paradise of rocky lagoons surrounded by lush landscaping, tropical reefs, winding rivers, a resort-style pool complete with waterfalls, and pristine white-sand beaches.

Freshwater Oasis® at Discovery Cove

Freshwater Oasis® at Discovery Cove

Located in the heart of the world’s largest theme park destination, guests often describe Discovery Cove as a “vacation within a vacation.” According to TripAdvisor reviews, visitors value the park’s all-inclusive offerings. From meals and snacks to snorkels and sunscreen, everything is included. Fourteen-day park admission to both SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark™ is also part of the day resort package. Discovery Cove’s sister parks in Florida also celebrate honors today. In the Amusement Parks category, SeaWorld Orlando is ranked No. 7 in the U.S., No. 11 in the world and Busch Gardens® Tampa is ranked No. 10 in the U.S. In the Water Park category, Aquatica Orlando is ranked No. 3 in the U.S. and No. 9 in the world. To see all of the 2014 Travelers’ Choice winners, visit http://prn.to/1jLJb9p.

For reviews on Discovery Cove, visit TripAdvisor.com. To book a reservation, visit DiscoveryCove.com or call 1-877-434-7268. Stay connected on http://www.facebook.com/discoverycove.

About Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove is part of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, which operates 11 parks across the U.S. including SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio; Busch Gardens parks in Tampa, Fla. and Williamsburg, Va.; Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio; Sesame Place near Philadelphia, Pa.; and water parks Adventure Island in Tampa and Water Country USA in Williamsburg.

The 11 parks play host to 25 million guests each year and employ 26,000 people nationwide. To learn more, visit SeaWorldParksandEntertainment.com or call toll-free 1-888-800-5447. Additionally, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment created the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, a non-profit, private charitable foundation committed to supporting wildlife and habitat conservation, research, education and animal rescue programs worldwide. Learn more at SWBG-ConservationFund.org.

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching nearly 260 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 42 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 23 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.comwww.bookingbuddy.comwww.cruisecritic.comwww.everytrail.comwww.familyvacationcritic.com,www.flipkey.comwww.gateguru.comwww.holidaylettings.co.ukwww.holidaywatchdog.comwww.independenttraveler.comwww.jetsetter.comwww.lafourchette.comwww.niumba.com,  www.onetime.comwww.oyster.com,www.seatguru.comwww.smartertravel.comwww.tingo.comwww.travelpod.comwww.tripbod.comwww.vacationhomerentals.comwww.virtualtourist.com, and www.kuxun.cn.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, Q1 2014

**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2014; does not include traffic to daodao.com

SeaWorld Orlando Rescues Entangled Dolphin, Returns to Local Waters

Yesterday morning, January 8, a team of marine animal rescue experts – from SeaWorld Orlando, National Marine Fisheries Services, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute – worked together to free a dolphin that had been tangled in fishing line in the Banana River, located near Cape Canaveral, Fla.

The male Atlantic bottlenose dolphin was observed to be having difficulty swimming by a private citizen, which was reported to the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute. Following the approval of the National Marine Fisheries Services, SeaWorld Orlando’s Rescue Team was called for assistance.

Upon arrival at Brevard County’s Banana River, local veterinarians were able to locate the sub-adult dolphin and successfully remove the monofilament line from his tail flukes. The 300-pound dolphin was also evaluated by SeaWorld Orlando veterinarian Dr. Lara Croft, and given long-term antibiotics. After determining the dolphin was in stable health, he was returned to the Banana River waters that same morning.

This is the first bottlenose dolphin to be rescued this year.

In collaboration with the government and other members of accredited stranding networks, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment operates one of the world’s most respected programs to rescue ill and injured marine animals, with the goal to rehabilitate and return to the ocean. SeaWorld animal experts have helped more than 22,000 animals in need – ill, injured, orphaned and abandoned – for more than four decades.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment operates 10 parks across the U.S. including SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio; Busch Gardens parks in Tampa, Fla. and Williamsburg, Va.; Discovery Cove and Aquatica in Orlando; Sesame Place near Philadelphia, Pa.; and water parks Adventure Island in Tampa and Water Country USA in Williamsburg.  The 10 parks play host to 25 million guests each year and employ 26,000 people nationwide. To learn more, visit SeaWorldParksandEntertainment.com or call toll-free 1-888-800-5447. Additionally, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment created the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, a non-profit, private charitable foundation committed to supporting wildlife and habitat conservation, research, education and animal rescue programs worldwide. Learn more at SWBG-ConservationFund.org.

Dine With Shamu at SeaWorld Orlando

From our friends at SeaWorld Orlando: More on this Here

Guests get closer than ever to SeaWorld’s majestic whales while enjoying a delicious menu of seasonal and sustainable items at a reserved poolside table.

They’ll get an incredible glimpse into the interactions that occur between SeaWorld’s trainers and whales. They’ll find out what makes killer whales such unique animals. And, everyone will learn about the many things we all can do to help save valuable ocean resources and habitats by enjoying sustainable and natural foods.

It’s a behind-the-scenes experience that will connect guests to the world we share like never before and it’s only at SeaWorld Orlando.

SeaWorld’s commitment to the world we share extends into the food we serve. All items served at Dine With Shamu are seasonable, fresh and sustainable.

 

Dine With Shamu is $49 for adults and $24 for children (ages 3 through 9) and is not included with park admission.  Prices do not include tax.

 

Advance reservations can be made at SeaWorldOrlando.com or day-of inside the park at the reservations center. 

 

Right Now  Kids 3-9 Eat Free with paid adult,  Details !!!