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ORLANDO, Fla., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What's the best thing about kids being out of school for the summer? Celebrating at SeaWorld® Orlando and Busch Gardens® Tampa all week long! Both parks are launching an all-new "select your day, select your savings" ticket offer.
This new pricing lets guests choose between a weekday visit or an "any day" visit, both offering great savings. Guests have the flexibility of being able to use their tickets up to one year from purchase. What they might enjoy the most is the convenience – buy online, print tickets at home and go straight through the turnstiles.
Whether you want to visit the chills of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin at SeaWorld or the thrills of Cheetah Hunt at Busch Gardens, weekdays are the best time to explore the parks.
At SeaWorld Orlando, guests can climb aboard and ride the mighty Manta®, experience the power and grace of killer whales in the awe-inspiring Shamu® show One Ocean®, share an epic voyage with sea turtles on the 3D 360 TurtleTrek® and feel what it's like at the bottom of the world and get up close with more than 250 penguins at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin™.
Throughout the summer, guests will find themselves surrounded by SeaWorld's 50th Celebration and a Sea of Surprises, including new interactive experiences, even more up-close animal encounters, giant sea life sculptures at the all-new SEA Garden and the SeaWorld "Surprise Squad" roaming the park on a daily basis randomly giving away prizes and special gifts. Oceans of spontaneous entertainment will flow throughout the pathways and an amazing new nighttime show, Shamu's Celebration: Light Up the Night, debuts June 21. This high-energy evening show will include new, original music and production elements, as well as new killer whale behaviors.
Only an hour away at Busch Gardens is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions, like Florida's first triple-launch coaster Cheetah Hunt, and the all-new Pantopia. The centerpiece of Pantopia™ is Falcon's Fury™, North America's tallest freestanding drop tower. The one-of-a-kind ride stands at 335 feet and takes riders soaring straight down.
The SeaWorld Orlando Weekday Ticket is a savings of up to $30 and can be purchased online for U.S. residents at SeaWorldOrlando.com or BuschGardensTampa.com or by calling (888) 800-5447. This ticket is valid for one day's admission to either SeaWorld Orlando or Busch Gardens Tampa, and must be used within one year of purchase.
For those interested in visiting multiple parks, the two-park and three-park combination tickets feature length-of-stay benefits and allow unlimited entry to the parks for up to 14 days during their vacation. And, for those looking for even more value, consider an assortment of amazing vacation package values including Kids Free at SeaWorld! These and other package offers are available only at www.SeaWorldGetaways.com.
For complete details about ticket offers, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com. For more information and continuing news about SeaWorld's 50th Celebration and the Sea of Surprises, visit www.seaworld.com/celebration.
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SeaWorld 50th Celebration, Sea of Surprises and more:
SeaWorld® Orlando's 18-month long 50th Celebration features a Sea of Surprises™, including new interactive experiences, even more up-close animal encounters, giant sea life sculptures at the all-new SEA Garden and the SeaWorld "Surprise Squad" roaming the park on a daily basis randomly giving away prizes and special gifts. Oceans of spontaneous entertainment will flow throughout the pathways. "Bubble Blowout" is a fantastical vehicle creating bubbles of all sizes and shapes. Engaging performances with sea-inspired costumes and props will pop up at surprising moments to surprise guests throughout the day, like "Splash Dance."
At SeaWorld Orlando's new Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, families are transported into an icy world like they've never seen before where they can explore the majestic grandeur of the South Pole and see it through the penguins' eyes on a first-of-its-kind family ride. Then, guests step off and explore a massive penguin colony of nearly 250 feathered friends – gentoo, rockhopper, Adelie and king penguins -- in an expanse that envelops them in cool extremes, both above and below the penguins' icy world. It's a must-see, one-of-a-kind experience only at SeaWorld Orlando.
Busch Gardens Tampa, Cheetah Hunt more:
Busch Gardens® Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. Everyone will enjoy the unparalleled mix of animal encounters, captivating shows and thrilling rides. Dive like a bird of prey aboard the thrilling coaster SheiKra. Soar like an eagle, roar like a tiger, and discover shared family fun playing with your littlest ones at Sesame Street's Safari of Fun. Take a seat at Busch Gardens' biggest ice show ever, Iceploration, featuring world-class skaters, larger-than-life puppets, amazing costumes, original music and even animal stars. And experience a new breed of speed, with Florida's first triple launch coaster, Cheetah Hunt. And new in 2014, Busch Gardens® Tampa will transport guests to an all-new land, Pantopia™, which boasts elaborately-jeweled theming and features thrilling rides and attractions, sensational new food and beverage options, exciting entertainment, shopping, a renovated indoor theater and more. The centerpiece of Pantopia™ is Falcon's Fury™, North America's tallest freestanding drop tower. The one-of-a-kind ride stands at 335 feet and takes riders soaring straight down. Like its bird of prey namesake, at the ride's highest point, riders will pivot 90 degrees in midair to a face-down dive position. An instant later they'll plunge 60 mph straight down.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment inspires millions, through the power of entertainment, to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world. The Company has been creating innovative entertainment experiences that blend imagination with nature for more than 50 years and is best known for its 11 U.S. theme parks, attractions that hosted more than 24 million guests in 2012 and include the beloved SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens® and Sesame Place® brands. The parks offer guests a variety of up-close experiences, from animal encounters that invite exploration and appreciation of the natural world, to thrilling rides and spectacular shows. In 2011 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment began expanding its popular brands into media and entertainment platforms to connect people to nature and animals through movies, television, and digital media; plus began developing new lines of licensed consumer products.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is one of the world's foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The Company maintains one of the largest animal collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of species in zoological facilities and in the conservation of wild populations. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment also operates one of the world's most respected programs to rescue, rehabilitate and return to the ocean marine animals that are ill, injured and orphaned. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 23,000 animals in need over the last four decades.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment employs more than 21,000 people nationwide.
* SeaWorld® Surprise Squad: No purchase or park visit necessary. Open to park visitors and to legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) 18 years and older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends 9/7/15. For Official Rules, how to enter by mail, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit Guest Services or SeaWorld.com/OfficialRules. Sponsor: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc., 9205 SouthPark Center Loop, Suite 400 Orlando, FL 32819.
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