SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment have followed the other two major Orlando Theme Parks and ditch Pepsi to signed a 10 year deal with Coke to offer their beverages at all SeaWorld owned parks in the U.S.
SeaWorld’s deal with the drink giant not only includes selling Coke products at their parks, but also consumer promotions and sponsorships.
Financial details of the agreement have not been confirmed, however Jim Atchison, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment’s president and chief executive officer, released a statement stating,
The Coca-Cola Company’s exceptional beverage brands, significant global reach and, most importantly, inspiring commitment to global citizenship will make for extraordinary joint programs. Our two companies share a like-minded mission to make a positive difference in the world and we are thrilled at the endless possibilities to create new products and programs that will benefit our guests, our communities and the natural world.
E-Tickets or electronic tickets are any tickets/vouchers emailed to the customer that contain the relevant information regarding your purchase and which are either park ready, meaning you can scan them straight at the gate or be exchanged for the official theme park tickets at the numerous redemption points within the theme park.
Why E-Tickets and not hard tickets?
Orlando Attraction Tickets have thought long and hard about issuing physical tickets or E-Tickets. We believe that the future of theme park ticketing is electronically, we also believe E-Tickets are more convenient and safer for you.
All E-Tickets are sent via email, we are not reliant upon the royal mail or other courier services which means you do not have to wait at home for tickets to be delivered. We don’t have to add additional cost to cover the delivery of the tickets.
However the major advantage we find is that if you lose or damage your E-Ticket, or worst case scenario forget to take them with you to Orlando you can simply re-print them.
Orlando Attraction Tickets prepays for all of its tickets so as soon as you have the E-Tickets you can be assured of entry in to the parks.
SeaWorld Orlando has announced plans to introduce a festival strictly for children called, “Just for Kids.”
Just for Kids will start on January 14th 2012 and run at the theme park for four consecutive Saturdays.
Concerts will be held in the Nautilus Theater (usual home of “A’lure, Call of the Ocean”) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visitors are advised to pick up concert tickets across from the theater on show days, beginning at 9 a.m., tickets will be served on a strictly first-come, first-served basis.
The concert lineup includes LazyTown (Jan. 14), Max & Ruby’s Musical Playdate (Jan. 21), Doodlebops’ Musical Playdate (Jan. 28) and Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve (Feb. 4). The performances are included in regular SeaWorld Orlando admission.
“Just for Kids” at SeaWorld will include, Shamu’s Party Zone at Lakeside Patio and “Elmo and Abby’s Treasure Hunt,” a stage show featuring “Seasame Street” characters Cookie Monster, Rosita, Grover, Elmo and Abby in the SeaPort Theater. SeaWorld also have a Breakfast with Elmo and Friends offering that incorporates a meeting with Sesame Streeters and reserved seating to the concert of that day.
Enjoy Just for Kids Saturdays January 14 – February 4.
SeaVenture is a once-in-a-lifetime, undersea experience available for an additional fee to the Discovery Cove packages available. Those looking for an even more exhilarating adventure can take part in The Grand Reef’s innovative experience, SeaVenture, an underwater walking tour. Wearing dive helmets, guests find up-close excitement around every corner, each step yielding a new discovery. They’ll come across lionfish and sharks (safely behind massive panoramic windows), one-on-one touches with unique animals and schools of fish and gentle rays swimming by.
Cannot have respiratory problems such as asthma.
Cannot be pregnant.
No heart, back or neck problems.
No anxiety or phobias such as claustrophobia.
No history of heart conditions.
Helmet weighs 15lbs in the water and 72lbs outside the water.
Orlando Attraction Tickets have exclusively created The Orlando PassPort to offer Unlimited admissions to 11 of Florida’s top parks, includes 14 consecutive days entry in to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando® and SeaWorld® Orlando plus Aquatica™ and Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay.
The Orlando PassPort includes 14 consecutive days entry into:
Magic Kingdom Park
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
Universal Studios® Florida
Universal’s Islands of Adventure®
Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay
PLUS the Orlando PassPort also gives you unlimited access to the following great venues for the duration of your ticket:
Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex (valid only on event days, some events require an additional admission charge)
DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Park (excludes prize games)
Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course ( tee time reservations are required and subject to availability; Golf equipment hire is available but comes at an additional charge.)
Universal CityWalk® (Some of the venues require you to be aged 21 years or above and photo ID is required. The CityWalk portion of the ticket is also not valid for separately ticketed concerts and special events and does not include movie at Universal Cineplex.)
And your Orlando PassPort also includes:
FREE coach transportation from Orlando to Busch Gardens TampaBay on the Busch Gardens Shuttle Express. This service departs from SeaWorld plus various locations in the International Drive andKissimmee areas. Reservations are a must and can be made by calling 1-800-221-1339 when in Orlando.
At the Disney Parks, your ticket includes use of the FASTPASS system. It’s easy to use and cuts the wait time on the most popular attractions. Insert your ticket into FASTPASS stations at participating attractions and you’ll receive a FASTPASS Return Time so you can go play in the Park instead of waiting in line! FASTPASS is NOT included at non-Disney parks.
Yesterday Universal Studios confirmed that they would be taking the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Hollywood which of course was a major announcement however within the press conference Universal also confirmed that they would be extending the original Wizarding World in Orlando.
Although nothing has been officially confirmed it does appear that the new extension to the Harry Potter Theme Park will replace Jaws.
Now as I’m sure you know, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is situated in Universal’s Islands of Adventure and the Jaws attraction sits proudly in Universal Studios…
One rumour that keeps popping up is a Hogwarts express style transfer to a London based/Diagon alley/Gringott’s bank area! Which sounds amazing.
Universals’ revenues climbed by 9.1% in 2011’s third quarter, to $531 million. Profits rose to $285 million from $252 million in the same period last year. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is one of the main reason’s for this rise, and the interest doesn’t seem to be diminishing.
So we all knew it was going to happen, but yesterday Universal Studios confirmed that the next Wizarding World of Harry Potter will open in Los Angeles at Universal Hollywood.
No actual opening date was touted but insiders believe 2015 is a realistic time scale.
Universal Studios Hollywood’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter will mirror the Orlando version and will include the flagship ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey dark ride, and will be housed in a large-scale recreation of Hogwarts Castle. At present its has not been confirmed if other parts of the Florida version , such as its Hogsmeade Village and Olivanders, will be included.
Where the Wizarding World will be situated within Universal Studios Hollywood is also yet to be confirmed. The company will need to find room for the new land on the site, either by removing existing attractions or by expanding into the studio’s backlot area.
Harry Potter’s creator J.K. Rowling, who has final approval of the designs for the new land and anything Potter related, said of the deal:
“I am delighted that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has been so popular with fans since the opening in Orlando last year and I am sure that the teams at Universal and Warner Bros. will bring their expertise and attention to detail to Hollywood to make this new experience equally as exciting.”
Ron Meyer, Universal Studios’ President, said:
“This is an incredible moment for Universal Studios and the millions of guests who visit our theme parks. The Harry Potter stories are some of the most powerful of our time and we are honored to expand our Orlando experience and bring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Hollywood, forever changing family tourism in Los Angeles.”
Hey fans, we want you to be the first to know… JAWS! and the Amity area will officially close on January 2 to make room for an exciting, NEW, experience we’re planning for you.
We know you love JAWS! and we do too. It has been an amazing attraction and after terrorizing the waters of Amity here at Universal Orlando for 20 years, it’s a VERY important part of our history. So, we’ve got a couple things planned to ensure we always remember and honor it. We know it’s hard to say goodbye, but we can’t express how EXCITED we are about the new, innovative & amazing experience we’re going to be bringing you.
To say this announcement was met with some anger is an understatement, as Universal’s own facebook page shows.
Universal received 977 comments regarding the closure with the majority being unhappy with the decision.
Looks like Universal will have to come up with something pretty special to replace this well loved classic.