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August 26, 2014

Discovery Cove extends exclusive fall offer to Florida residents

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Special rate provides unlimited admission to SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark™ through January 31, 2015, ensuring a fun-filled, action-packed experience.

ORLANDO, Florida (August 25, 2014) - Florida residents do not have to travel far to discover the No. 1 amusement park in the world, according to the *2014 TripAdvisor® Travelers' Choice Awards™. Just in time for Labor Day weekend, Floridians can take advantage of an exclusive offer on a getaway where they can immerse themselves in an unforgettable day at Discovery Cove in Orlando swimming with dolphins, snorkeling with thousands of tropical fish and dozens of rays while also encountering curious marmosets and hand-feeding exotic birds.

Available now through December 2014, the all-inclusive day resort offers a Dolphin Swim Day Resort package for $219 plus tax and a Day Resort package without the dolphin swim experience, for $149 plus tax.

Plus, for an additional $49, guests can enhance their day by adding SeaVenture, an underwater walking tour where participants will feel right at home under the sea surrounded by thousands of tropical fish and rays and get up close to sharks.

Residents also receive unlimited admission to SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark, through January 31, 2015, where they can enjoy upcoming family-friendly events like SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular® and SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration®. For the first time ever, guests can also embark on an adventure to Busch Gardens® Tampa for a $25 package upgrade. Unlimited park admission is also available through January 31, 2015.

This fall, guests can celebrate Halloween each weekend in October, starting Oct. 4, with SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular featuring trick-or-treating, dancing with sea fairies and pumpkin fish, creating sea-themed arts and crafts and seeing amazing animals, all included with park admission. The event runs through Oct. 26.

During SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration waves of holiday spirit splash over the park while carols fill the air, a sparkling Sea Of Trees lights up the water and skaters dance on ice. With everything from Santa to Shamu®, SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration is where holiday memories are made. The event takes place select dates Nov. 22 through Dec. 31, 2014.

Across the street from Discovery Cove is Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark, offering everything from high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches and remarkable animal habitats. All-new is Ihu's Breakaway Falls™, where guests can brave a watery free-fall on Orlando's the tallest, steepest and only multi-drop tower slide.

Guests who upgrade their package to visit Busch Gardens® Tampa are in store for the ultimate adventure. Now open, Falcon's Fury™ is North America's tallest freestanding drop tower at 335 feet. Like its bird of prey namesake, at the ride's highest point, riders will pivot 90 degrees in midair to a facedown dive position. An instant later, they'll plunge 60 mph straight down.

Proof of valid Florida residency is required. For more information or to book a reservation visit DiscoveryCove.com or call 1-877-434-7268.

July 15, 2014

TripAdvisor Names SeaWorld's Discovery Cove #1 Amusement Park in the World

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ORLANDO, Florida - July 15, 2014 - Today, 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.

"Today calls for a celebration. 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.

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.

March 11, 2014

Discovery Cove Welcomes Florida Residents with Limited-time Promotion

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- As the spring season approaches, now is the ideal time for Florida residents to experience an unforgettable getaway to Discovery Cove for a special rate.

Discovery Cove, located in the heart of Orlando, is an all-inclusive day resort where guests can enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, rays and tropical fish and hand-feed exotic birds. Discovery Cove was ranked #1 in the 2013 TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice Awards under "Top 25 Amusement Parks & Water Parks in The World" category.

An all-inclusive Dolphin Swim Day Resort Packages starts at $219 plus tax. Day Resort Packages are also available without the dolphin swim experience for $149 plus tax. For visitors seeking an underwater excursion, SeaVenture guides guests on a 30-minute journey along the bottom of The Grand Reef for only $49. Those seeking to visit Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, may upgrade their package for $22.

All packages include a light continental breakfast, freshly prepared lunch, and snacks and beverages throughout the day, dolphin-safe sunscreen, snorkel equipment, lockers, wetsuits and towels. All packages also include unlimited admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark in Orlando for 14 consecutive days around the date of your reservation. For more information about Discovery Cove, visit www.discoverycove.com.

March 5, 2013

Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin Born at Discovery Cove

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A male dolphin calf was born at Discovery Cove in Orlando Monday, February 25, at 10:05 pm. The calf now weighs approximately 44 pounds and is 44 inches long. He is nursing and bonding with his mom, Kendall, both a good indication that the calf is doing well. This is Kendall's fourth birth and the 26th dolphin born at Discovery Cove since the park opened in 2000.

Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive day resort experience where guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, snorkel with rays and tropical fish, hand-feed exotic birds and relax on pristine beaches.

To ensure that Discovery Cove is truly a guest-centered experience, attendance is limited to
approximately 1,000 each day. At, Discovery Cove, the focus is on exceptional service so
someone is always on hand to help meet any want or need.

The Discovery Cove experience includes meals, snacks and beverages throughout the day's
adventures. Guests may indulge in the continental breakfast and convenient snack stations
located throughout the park. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Laguna Grill, and
offers a variety of chef specialties and familiar family favorites. To quench their thirst, guests
are welcome to ice-cold beverages, including bottled water, soda and wine or beer.

To discover more, visit DiscoveryCove.com.

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