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SeaWorld Orlando Adds All-New Locations to Inside Look Weekends
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Visiting SeaWorld Orlando This Summer Is A Different Experience Altogether
It seems to be a great opportunity for SeaWorld Orlando fans to visit their favourite Park this summer. The park is adding up some of its most anticipated attractions, activities and promotions that you don’t want to miss. Whether it’s the special night-time fun shows at the Electric Ocean light and musical celebration, or the most anticipated world-class raft ride – Infinity Falls, the amazing dolphins in actions, or Ignite – Fireworks, the availability of free beer or more, it’s quite a mesmerizing summer of fun that SeaWorld has to offer.
When the sun goes down, the Park comes alive with an amazing line-up of special attractions, activities and shows. The 2018 summer celebration includes a new and even more exciting festive offer. As the evening kicks-off, you will be greeted with the all new “Touch the Sky” show featuring awesome dolphin performances such as the underwater corkscrew manoeuvre. The sights of the beautiful macaws in flight and the trainers dancing to an original score also add up to the excitements. The night-time musical event Electric Ocean is the main highlight. Guests will find themselves in the middle of an immersive, bioluminescent undersea fest. There is also the night-time fireworks – Ignite with synchronized water-affects that shoots up to a height of about 100 feet in the air. Also it’s to be noted that all the amazing acts and performances are done in sync with a mesmerizing musical score.
Again the return of old favourite “Sea Lion Tonite” show is another major highlight of the celebration. The comic offering is quite a delight to watch with sea lions, Clyde and Seamore. It also features the SeaWorld Mime. The “Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up the Night” and the returning bubble show “Pop” are other important highlights that one should not miss before joining the fun at Electric Ocean. Thrill seekers can also embark on their most challenging adventures. SeaWorld’s three world class coasters – manta, Mako and the Kraken Unleashed will take the excitement to next level under the night sky.
When it comes to food you may want to try the new menu items created for the Event, such as toastdas, popcorn ice cream, waffles and beers. In addition there’s free beer available through September 2, 2018 as well. One can have up to two complimentary 7-ounce beers per visit. Available at the patio bar next to Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen Patio. Also there is a BOGO offer on beverages every day at Flamecraft Bar and at the Sharks Underwater Grill.
All activities are included with the regular park admissions or sea world tickets.
It’s a Delicious Mix of New & Returning Favorites with World Class Entertainments at Seven Seas Food Festival
SeaWorld Orlando fans are having a great time with food and entertainment as the on-going Seven Seas Food Festival is leaving no stone unturned in its quest for a delicious and fun-filled experience. Powered with awe-inspiring culinary marketplaces (includes both new and returning favorites) and world – class musical acts it seems the 2018 Festival is even more exciting than last year when it was celebrated for the first time. Starting February 17 through April 15, 2018, each Saturday and Sunday it will be an amazing discovery of flavors from around the world, including local craft brews, wines and spirits. And to top it up you have the incredible concerts – live performances by top music artists on every select dates.
The Seven Seas Food Festival is comparatively a new event that SeaWorld Orlando is celebrating annually for the last two years now. It offers you a taste – adventure unlike any other. Seven Seas Food Festival is an exciting discovery of global delicacies, including local and Latin flavors – served by a selection of most amazing marketplaces right in the middle of the world’s most incredible marine environments. Also it’s great to know that each and every item you have at the Festival reflects SeaWorld’s commitment towards sustainable foods and farming, featuring organic dishes, regional and sustainable seafood.
Among the favorite culinary marketplaces two of them are the newest to join the list this year, namely the new German Market with delicious servings such as Weiner Schnitzel Slider, and the new All-American Market with servings such as Nathan’s Chicago, New York, & Coney Island Hot Dog Sliders. Among the returning favorites include the last year’s Mediterranean Market, Mexican Market, Caribbean Market, Florida Market, Polynesian Market, North Atlantic Market, Pacific Coast Market, Brazilian Market, Gulf Coast Market, and Asian Market. The taste adventure also includes special BBQ dishes as well.
The world – class concert series is another important part of the Festival that leaves you dancing, singing and rocking like never before. Don’t miss the fun at Bayside Stadium area of the Park. Here you experience the best of musical acts put up by top country, rock and Latin music artists. The last updated list of performances include big names such as – Alabama, Chris Young, Daughtry, Hanson, Hunter Hayes, Easton Corbin, America, Eli Young Band, El Gran Combo, and more. The concerts start at 5pm and are included with your regular park admission or sea world tickets. However you have to pay extra fee for the special food items in the Festival. Special upgrades such as sampling lanyards for specialty dining are also available at extra cost.
Busch Gardens Food & Wine Fest Returns with Exciting New Cuisine and Concerts
Busch Gardens Tampa Florida is celebrating its annual Food & Wine Festival – starting March 3, 2018 through April 29, 2018 on Saturdays and Sundays. The favourite spring – time Fest brings to you the best of culinary and concert experiences, featuring new dishes, wines, and world-class musical acts from some of the biggest names in music today.
The 2018 Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival presents a total of 13 culinary cabins packed with new and favourite dishes, including a large selection of wines, brews and cocktails. From brie grilled cheese to fried frog legs with bacon corn fritters, Korean-style ribs to lobster tart with leeks and Swiss cheese, and over 65 wines and 50 beers and specialty cocktails, it’s a whole world of tastes to be explored.
Along with cuisine, concerts are the life and soul of the Event too. A total of 18 top artists will take over the stage on Gwazi Field. Be prepared to re-live the dream of the ‘90s once again at Busch Gardens. The 2018 Fest comes with an incredible concert line-up, featuring big names such as Boyz II Men, Michael Bolton, TLC, and more.
The schedule for all upcoming concerts is as follows – Sister Hazel and Edwin McCain – March 3, and Grupo Niche – March 4. The Fray – March 10, and Southern Uprising Tour with Travis Tritt, Marshall Tucker Band and the Outlaws – March 11. Olga Tanon – March 17, and Goo Goo Dolls – March 18. Better Than Ezra and Tonic – March 24, and Michael Bolton – March 25. Boyz II Men – March 31, and Natalie Grant – April 1. Hank Williams Jr. – April 7, and TLC – April 8. Bret Michaels – April 14, and TBA – April 15. All Americal Rejects – April 21, and Cole Swindell – April 22. Flo Rida – April 28, and Kaleo and Bleachers – April 29. All concerts starts at 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and at 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Entry to the Event is included with the regular busch gardens tickets and passes. However, while the concerts are free, food and beverages are not. You have to pay extra fee for that. The Event also offers a special VIP upgrade for those willing to take the experience even further. The VIP package includes priority concert seating and sample foods.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Florida Set to Show it’s Wine and Food Side
If you have never been to Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Florida, now is the time to make that trip. Starting March 3rd and running through until April 24th, Busch Gardens is rolling out the red carpet to some of the most top rated musical entertainers this planet has ever heard! To add greatness to this entertainment, Busch Gardens is pairing up the music with elegant wines and delicious food! Reports are that they are going to have at least 11 food cabins, 65 plus wines to chose from and at least 50 plus craft beer companies serving up some deliciousness!
Throw all of this together in one of the country’s most beautiful theme parks and you have absolute awesomeness! If you are staying in Orlando, SeaWorld Parks offers free daily bus service to Busch Gardens. They have multiple pickup locations around the attractions area and one of them is sure to be somewhere close to where you’re staying. If a all nighters is in order for this day visit, I would recommend a hotel close to the park, somewhere on Fowler Ave. Uber is my default transportation cab company when I am wineing, dining and listening to sweet music at Busch Gardens. Let them do the driving at the end of that night!
I would take a close look at the day that you are going and plan accordingly. Look at the music acts for that day and get your old concert tees out for good show. During the day, there are many, “Experiences” waiting for you and the family. Take a in depth look at some of Busch Gardens beautiful “Horticultural Masterpieces” or catch a food demonstration from some of the best chefs in the industry at the Conservation Cabin. There will be plenty of activities throughout the park so grab a map and see what peaks your interest during your visit.
Tickets for this event start at $83 and can be purchased through discount theme park ticket agents like The Official Ticket Center. You can visit their website at www.officialticketcenter.com to purchase your Busch Gardens tickets in advance. If you are planning on trying something new and exciting, Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival might be something just for you. Food and beverage is not included with park admission and is available for an extra fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.
SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ 2016 Lineup
ORLANDO (Feb. 12, 2016) – SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival takes place over four sizzling weekends– starting this Saturday with Smash Mouth and Gladys Knight on Sunday.
On Saturday, February 20 hot country music star, Scotty McCreery will take the stage. ACM and CMT Award winner McCreery has sold more than 2.5 million albums and received both Platinum and Gold album certifications. Then on Sunday, February 21, legendary and founding member of the rock group Styx, Dennis DeYoung will perform.
Scheduled performances now include:
- Saturday, February 13: Smash Mouth
- Sunday, February 14: Gladys Knight
- Saturday, February 20: Scotty McCreery
- Sunday, February 21: Dennis DeYoung
- Saturday, February 27: To be announced
- Sunday, February 28: To be announced
- Saturday, March 5: To be announced
- Sunday, March 6: To be announced
The event honors America’s Heroes and featuring live concerts from top classic rock and country bands and artists, tasty BBQ and thirst-quenching beer, and is included with regular park admission. Event festivities begin at 12 p.m. each weekend, with concerts at 4 p.m.*
In addition to the signature acts and festivities, the event also will feature a secondary stage to showcase local bands, and a DJ spinning music for guests to show off their line dancing and boot scootin’ skills.
Beyond the stage, guests can enjoy a Harley-Davidson Orlando display of motorcycles specifically for Bands, Brew and BBQ along with a collection of classic cars.
Returning this year, the patriotic-themed USO Family Garden will offer animal encounters, Explore Zones and a kid-friendly interactive host making this the perfect place to play for families with young guests. Kids of all ages are invited to enjoy this family-friendly area while they learn to line dance, meet animals and have fun all afternoon.
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Orlando’s Newest and Biggest Theme Park Additions Will Make You Scream For More
As you may have heard, Orlando is in the midst of a big face-lift. The theme parks are all hands on deck with construction and there seems to be no end in sight. The biggest addition to Orlando’s arsenal has to be Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. For those of you who do not know what Avatar is, it is a James Cameron movie that set box office records a few years back and is one of the most cutting edge movies ever made. So it goes without saying that Disney had to have this at one of their parks one day. Well that day is now and if you are visiting the Animal Kingdom look behind the Rainforest Cafe and you will see the floating lands of Pandora in the distance. This multi-million dollar project is set to open in 2017 and should be Disney’s newest big hit.
The next big addition to the theme parks will be Universal Orlando’s ~ Islands of Adventure with their Skull Island~ Reign of Kong attraction. The Kong fans were very disappointed when the famous ride in Universal Studios closed down back in 2002 and Universal never heard the end of it! Well the big shots at Universal heard their voices and now have brought the big guy back bigger and better but with a new location next door at Universal Studios sister park, Islands of Adventure. If you have ever been to this park, Kong will be located between Jurassic Park and Rip Saw Falls. He will look a little different from his once chimp looking self and more like the Peter Jackson’s version of the expansive remake of the 1933 classic.
Following the big competitors lead, SeaWorld Orlando has some big news as well. This park is not all about sea life but is becoming more about world record roller coasters! The newest addition to their lineup is Mako. Mako is not your average roller coaster. They deem it a hyper-coaster due to the fact that it will take its passengers over 70 miles per hour and over a mile long! Named for one of the ocean’s fastest known sharks, it will be Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster and will also have portions of the rise that will leave its passengers weightless. The coaster will be the new centerpiece to a whole new realm. The area will be fully surrounded by shark themed restaurants, shops and entertainment. This marks the third largest addition to SeaWorld followed by their Manta coaster and Kraken.
Probably the biggest project that is currently going on but is almost completed is the old Downtown Disney area now called Disney Springs. Disney has got it right this time with world class dining, shopping and entertainment. I think they learned their lesson with Pleasure Island and would like to just let Universal have that crowd with their Citywalk. With Disney’s new idea, one can have the time of their lives on the lakefront sampling everything from Iron Chef Morimoto’s sushi to drinks and appetizers at Jock Lindsey’s Hanger Bar. Not enough for you? Well how about sitting on the lakefront and watching the amphibious cars take passengers on a tour of the lake all the while having libations and mouth watering delicacies at the all new Boat House. After dinner and you are ready for more, head over for a game of billiards and bowling at the all new Splitsville. This is not your ordinary bowling alley back home. But then again nothing is ordinary in Orlando!
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SeaWorld Orlando’s NEW Mako Ride Is More than Just a Screaming Delight
It seems there is no end to the amount of thrills we can have as a theme park fan. And when it comes to the world-famous rides in Orlando, Florida, the thrill gets even more aggressive and inspiring with every new addition to the list here. The coming of the all new Mako Coaster is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated theme park offerings in this regard. The one-of-a-kind shark-inspired coaster at the Florida SeaWorld Park definitely takes our excitement to the next level.
Whether it’s the hills so tall or the jaw-dropping fall, the new Ride surely justifies the fancies of all thrill lovers from across the globe. Opens in the summer of 2016, the Mako brings to life the tallest, fastest and longest ride experience ever in Central Florida. Indeed it takes guests through a 200-foot-tall hyper-coaster that drops at a speed of about 73 mph and runs along a daring 4,760 feet of steel track that features multiple tall hills and never-ending air-time.
Inspired by the fastest living shark of all times, the new Ride is seen as a unique mix of fear, thrills and fun. Like the apex predator from the ocean, guests onboard the unique coaster will surge through the water at top speed with extreme jumps and deep drops like never before. And to top up all that is the unique 48,000-watt surround-sound system with its awesome score that keeps changing as the coaster dives you around. Right from the station to up the lift hill till the end, the music makes the ride even more special as it follows you throughout the most daring coaster-tracks that SeaWorld Orlando has to offer.
The Mako Shark is one of the deadliest breed of sharks that terrorizes the oceans. They are known for their aggressive hunting skills powered with an unmatched speed and the ability to change course in no time. It’s this uniquely agile and daring nature of the marine predator that forms the core of the new Ride. Once onboard you go chasing prey like the killer shark himself. From the coral reef and out to the open ocean, it’s truly a daunting ride adventure only SeaWorld Orlando can offer.
Unlike many other great rides there is no such up-side down element on the new Ride. Nor are there any inverted twists where the legs keep dangling from the coaster cars. In fact it’s all about speed and relentless airtime that will unleash the disastrous Mako in you. For all the coaster enthusiasts out there, I think the Mako is a perfect opportunity to experience the extremes of weightlessness like never before.
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