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Archive for February, 2012


Fishing hook removed from turtle at SeaWorld

SeaWorld senior veterinarian Lara Croft this week removed a 4-inch-long fishing hook from the throat of a sub-adult sea turtle weighing about 100 pounds. The animal was rescued by Inwater Research Group on Feb. 26 at the intake canal at the St. Lucie Power Plant in St. Lucie, Fla. Officials report that the Loggerhead sea [...]

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TurtleTrek at SeaWorld debuts April 27

Speaking of SeaWorld Orlando, officials have announced April 27 as the grand opening of TurtleTrek, a tribute to endangered sea turtles. Set in the new 3D dome theater, the 7-minute film follows 25 years in the life of a single turtle beginning with its hatching. Guests will then view live sea turtles along with endangered [...]

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SeaWorld Up Close

Two recent posts give a great pictorial update on what’s going on at SeaWorld. Orlando Theme Park News took to the air via the Sky Tower and snapped photos of construction underway on SeaWorld’s new additions. Debris from the demolition of the former Penguin Plaza was evident; it will be replaced by the new Antarctica, [...]

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New Blue Man Group Debuts Feb. 25

Our man in Orlando, Seth Kubersky, attended the media preview of the new Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando, which opens to the public Feb. 24, and posted a video of the event’s finale via the Orlando Weekly.

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Universal Theme Park Earnings Help Keep Comcast Afloat

The Orlando Sentinel reports a 4 percent increase in sales at NBCUniversal theme parks during the last three months as guests increased spending at Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood. Parent company Comcast Corp. said revenue from all of its theme park businesses totaled $498 million, up from $478 million a year ago.

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New Wet ‘n Wild Playground Aimed at Younger Kids

Orlando theme parks are stooping to a new low. Well in terms of age groups, that is. In addition to the new water park due to open at Legoland this summer, Wet’n Wild will be trotting out a giant water playground, its first new attraction in four years.

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Love is in the Air at Legoland

If you’ve never had kids, you may find it far-fetched to understand the fascination with all those little blocks, not to mention the creation of a theme park dedicated to them. However, the more we read about Legoland, the more we’re intrigued by the phenomenon … Especially the creation of nearly 100 Minilanders — 48 [...]

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Spider-Man Ride on Hiatus

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man closed Feb. 7, but fans needn’t worry. It’s only for a month or so while workers upgrade the ride with 4K digital high-definition technology. In the previous incarnation, passengers wore 3-D glasses while riding in a news van that’s following Spidey while he fights off the bad guys.

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May Opening for Legoland Water Park

Legoland’s first new addition since its debut Oct. 15 will open to the public on May 26, reports clickorlando.com. The new Legoland Water Park, featuring Lego versions of rafts built from Lego blocks and a gentle wave pool with Lego wall and other water park favorites, will require an extra fee in addition to regular [...]

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