Officials: Florida manatees eat 'every scrap' in food trial
One thing wildlife officials have learned during the winter experimental feeding program to help manatees avoid starvation is that if you feed them, they will come. Manatees have eaten virtually all of the estimated 160,000 pounds (72,500 kilograms) of lettuce provided at a warm-water power plant site where manatees typically congregate during cold months, officials said Wednesday during a virtual news conference. “They've eaten every scrap of food we've put out,” said Scott Calleson of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.news.yahoo.com
Dolly, the beloved ex-SeaWorld performing cat
Seeing a cat around campus is nothing new to a Trinity student. Due to the work of the Trinity Cat Alliance, many feral felines call Trinity University’s outdoor landscape home. There is an outlier in the midst of the Trinicats, though: a confident cat who very much has a home and is known to walk...trinitonian.com
Disney, Busch Gardens easing back to full capacity, no masks required
Over the past few weeks, Florida’s theme parks, from Disney to Universal and Busch Gardens, have quietly eased their limits on crowd capacity. Face masks and social distancing aren’t required if you are vaccinated, though that is on the honor system. Theme parks were among the most strict businesses when it came to COVID-19 safety and reopening. They banned neck gaiters, open-chin triangle ...news.yahoo.com
SeaWorld San Antonio announces dates for Seven Seas food festival
SeaWorld Seven Seas will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from April 2 through May 30, plus Memorial Day. SAN ANTONIO – SeaWorld San Antonio is bringing back its “Seven Seas” food festival that will take place over several weekends this spring. During the event, participants receive a Seven Seas Food Festival Tasting Lanyard and will get to try a variety of samples of food derived from the Caribbean, Italy, Brazil, Asia and elsewhere. Samples include food like Korean Kimchi fries, German apple strudel with frozen vanilla cream, Caribbean jerk chicken or Brazilian roast beef sandwich (Bauru). AdThe Seven Seas Whiskey Tasting Hut will also debut this year, and about 50 beer, wine and cocktail selections will be available for tasting.
SeaWorld San Antonio’s Seven Seas Food Fest returns with globally inspired eats and sips
click to enlarge Photo Courtesy SeaWorldSeaWorld San Antonio’s Seven Seas Food Fest returns with globally inspired eats and sips. Events are slowly returning to the Alamo City, and SeaWorld is getting in on the action.The theme park will hold its Seven Seas Food Festival every weekend in April, featuring limited-capacity access to 50 globally inspired cuisine tastings from around the world. The bites and sips will span the Caribbean, Asia, Latin America, mainland Europe and the Mediterranean.New to the fest's 2021 edition are foods from Germany and Korea, represented by beer cheese spaetzle and kimchi pancakes, respectively. Vegetarians will also have jackfruit yakisoba and a spicy tofu poke bowls to nosh on.Caribbean Rum Runners, Hurricanes, Watermelon Frosè and Mai Tais will be among the festival's cocktail offerings. Seven Seas Food Festival Tickets can be combined with a SeaWorld single day admission ticket for $55.sacurrent.com
SeaWorld does not expect last weekend's traffic to continue
Bob Owen /San Antonio Express-NewsRoadways were clogged across San Antonio over the past weekend, but traffic seemed to be especially problematic near tourist destinations like SeaWorld. Residents of neighborhoods near the far West Side park voiced their concerns about the traffic backing up over the weekend.mysanantonio.com
SeaWorld’s Aquatica re-opens for 2021 spring break season
SAN ANTONIO – Need something fun to do with the family this spring break? SeaWorld San Antonio is also home to WaveBreaker: The Rescue Coaster, the Great White and the Steel Eel. To cool off, Aquatica San Antonio is open for the 2021 season, with daily spring beak operation through Sunday, with hours from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. AdTo win a family four-pack to SeaWorld San Antonio, click here to enter the sweepstakes. SeaWorld is committed to the health and safety of guests, employees and the animals in its care.
Aquatica San Antonio opening to guests just in time for spring break
SAN ANTONIO – Aquatica San Antonio at SeaWorld will reopen just in time for spring break. Waterpark officials said it will be open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. starting Saturday through Sunday, March 14. After spring break it will be open on weekends through June 4, then it will be open daily. “Starting this Spring Break, we are thrilled to welcome guests back to Aquatica and provide families a much-needed opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy quality time together, while doing so safely,” Byron Surrett, park president of SeaWorld and Aquatica, said in a news release. SeaWorld has been open since January, and will be open year-roundAdAlso on KSAT:
SeaWorld is hiring more than 500 positions with some to include bonuses
Courtesy photo / SeaWorldSeaWorld and Aquatica are looking to fill more than 500 positions across the country. Positions vary by location but positions for the San Antonio branch include carpenter, summer day camp assistant supervisor, bartender, educator and more. There will also be a $200 hiring bonus for certain positions.mysanantonio.com
SeaWorld, Aquatica hiring for hundreds of positions in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – SeaWorld in San Antonio is hiring for hundreds of positions at the marine life park and Aquatica waterpark. The parks are looking to fill more than 500 part-time and seasonal positions including park operations, merchandise, food service, lifeguards and maintenance. Some of the positions come with a $200 signing bonus, SeaWorld officials said. All employees get free admission to both parks, free and discount tickets for friends and family and other perks. Those interested can apply today at www.SeaWorldJobs.com.
SeaWorld lawyers question SAWS about using parking lot as water distribution site
SAN ANTONIO – Lawyers for SeaWorld apparently had some concerns about the San Antonio Water System wanting to use its parking lot as a water distribution site for residents in desperate need of water. According to SAWS president and CEO Robert Puente, the lawyers had a lot of questions. The SeaWorld site was among seven water distribution sites at SAWS pump stations where the utility is giving away free water for customers who have no water or low water pressure due to the winter storm. The sites will be open until the water system is back to normal operating conditions. Check below for the water distribution site closest to you:NACO (drive-thru), 13655 O’Connor RoadSeale, 254 Seale RoadMission, 615 E Theo AveMaltsberger (drive-thru), 8910 Jones MaltsbergerUniversity (drive-thru), 7172 Hausman RoadSeaworld, 10349 Military Dr. W.SE Booster (drive-thru), 1208 S Loop 1604 W.Related:
As seen on SA Live - Friday, February 12, 2021
SAN ANTONIO – Today at 1 p.m., a rodeo spotlight, Valentine’s fashion, crafts and treats, Mardi Gras at SeaWorld and more. What’s the worst Zoom/video chat fail that’s happened to you? Have you seen that video of the lawyer with the cat filter? 😂 What's the worst Zoom/video chat fail that's happened to... Posted by SA Live on Friday, February 12, 2021Jen pays a visit to One & Only Boutique to share three looks for the big, romantic day, and Alamo Pizza and Wings is here with a heart-shaped pizza for your valentine. SA Live airs weekdays at 1 p.m. on KSAT 12.
Two special groups can get free 2021 SeaWorld memberships
Courtesy photo / SeaWorldSeaWorld San Antonio announced that they're once again offering free park admission this year for two select groups. Preschoolers aged 5 and under and Texas teachers will be eligible for free unlimited admission memberships throughout the 2021 season, but only if they snag them before March 7.mysanantonio.com
Photos: Two male penguins successfully incubate foster chick at SeaWorld San Antonio
Two male penguins at SeaWorld San Antonio are raising a chick of a different penguin species together, park officials said. It isn't uncommon for penguins to foster an egg, but it is less common that it is a same-sex pair, said SeaWorld aviculturist Jason Medina. In the SeaWorld San Antonio habitat, penguins are tracked with identification numbers so keepers can monitor and watch for behavioral patterns. "Most new pairs tend to lose their eggs and it takes a few seasons before they successfully incubate an egg." A pair of penguins has to sit on the eggs to incubate the chick while also protecting it from predators and the cold.mysanantonio.com
View rare video of beluga whale in utero from SeaWorld San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – We’re sure you’ve seen plenty of sonogram pictures before, but have you ever seen one of a beluga whale? New footage released by SeaWorld San Antonio shows one of the park’s beluga whales, Luna, and her baby to be. According to park officials, the staff at SeaWorld San Antonio conduct husbandry training with animals as part of conservation efforts. “Through this specialized training, beluga whales are taught to rest comfortably and hold still so they can be examined by our veterinarians,” SeaWorld San Antonio said in a statement. The gestational period for beluga whales is between 14 and 15 months.
Meet Rudolph, Santa Claus at SeaWorld San Antonio’s annual Christmas celebration
Get ready for some ho-ho-ho-liday fun at SeaWorld San Antonio. The park’s annual Christmas celebration is returning on select dates starting Nov. 20 and ending Jan. 3Visitors will have the chance to meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus. The park will be open from 1 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 20 – 22, 25 – 29, Dec. 4 – 6, 11 – 13, 18 – 20, 23 -27 and Dec. 30 – Jan. 3. Visitors are required to make reservations to visit SeaWorld San Antonio and are encouraged to do so as early as possible. Guests can also experience SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration for free by purchasing a 2021 Season Pass.
Video shows firefighters rescuing riders stuck on rollercoaster at SeaWorld San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – A new video shows San Antonio firefighters rescuing several riders stuck on a rollercoaster at SeaWorld. The video shows firefighters utilizing a high-extension ladder to reach the riders and get them down safely. SeaWorld San Antonio on Monday released the following statement:“Yesterday at 12:51pm the Wave Breaker roller coaster stopped during the ride. Consistent with our established safety protocols we worked with the San Antonio Fire Department to safely evacuate all guests on the ride. RELATED: Penguin Cam: Chill with the penguins at SeaWorld San Antonio
Lengthy rescue of riders stuck on rollercoaster at Sea World San Antonio caught on drone video
click image Twitter / SeaWorldTexasA photo of SeaWorld's Wave Breaker: Rescue Coaster taken just prior to its opening in 2017. CROSS ST: N ELLISON DR/DEAD END OUTDOOR EVENT FACILITIES — 🔥 SAFDᴀʟᴇʀᴛ (@safdalert) November 1, 2020VIDEO: It took San Antonio fire crews more than three hours to rescue these people stuck on the Wave Breaker: Rescue Coaster at SeaWorld. The San Antonio Fire Department was called to the park to aid in a technical rescue at around 1 p.m., according to a tweet by @SAFDalert NEWS4SA reporter Robert Price tweeted drone video of the ensuing rescue, which he said took place on the ironically named Wave Breaker: Rescue Coaster. "Yesterday at 12:51pm the Wave Breaker roller coaster stopped during the ride. "Consistent with our established safety protocols we worked with the San Antonio Fire Department to safely evacuate all guests on the ride," the statement continued.sacurrent.com
San Antonio Zoo, SeaWorld featured in new Helen Mirren-narrated documentary ‘Escape From Extinction’
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo and SeaWorld are featured in a new conservation documentary called “Escape From Extinction” which is narrated by Academy Award Winner Helen Mirren. American Humane’s inaugural feature-length documentary shows the efforts being taken by accredited zoos and aquariums to preserve millions of species threatened with mass extinction, according to San Antonio Zoo officials. “San Antonio is home to two zoological institutions that are significantly contributing to the conservation of wildlife,” said SeaWorld San Antonio spokesperson Chuck Cureau. View the video below:“Escape From Extinction” is available to watch in theaters, including select Santikos and Alamo Drafthouse locations. Proceeds from the 90-minute documentary will go back to American Humane, helping to further its vital work to protect animals around the world, according to documentary officials.
Penguin Cam: Chill with the penguins at SeaWorld San Antonio with 24/7 livestream
SeaWorld San Antonio and KSAT are teaming up to bring you what we all need this year - a little happiness. This time, by way of the Penguin Cam. You now have 24/7 access to view the roughly 250 birds at SeaWorld San Antonio.
The coronavirus is threatening the single most important event for theme parks—Halloween
The fall holiday has morphed into the single most important event for theme parks, Dennis Speigel, president of International Theme Parks Services, said. These events often pad the bottom line for theme park operators like Universal, Disney and Six Flags. Theme parks across the U.S. bring in the hay bales, giant jack-o'-lanterns and cobwebs as early as August to kick-off the spooky season. Spooky alternativesWithout its marquee Halloween event, Universal has developed other, socially distant, ways for guests to enjoy the holiday. That unit includes all of Disney's domestic and international theme parks, its cruise lines, hotels and tours, as well as its merchandise.cnbc.com
Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Boeing, SeaWorld, Sonos, Costco and more
SeaWorld Entertainment — SeaWorld shares popped more than 7% after a Credit Suisse analyst upgraded them to outperform from neutral. The analyst also hiked his price target on the stock to $30 per share from $13 per share, implying a 46% upside from Monday's close. Beyond Meat – Shares of the alternative meat maker jumped 6% after Piper Sandler raised its target on the stock to $178 from $130. The firm also hiked its price target to $400 from $330, citing a host of factors including "robust" traffic levels. Nvidia — Shares of the chipmaker rose nearly 3% after BMO raised its price target on the stock to $650 per share from $565 per share.cnbc.com
Do penguins sneeze? Yep, and here’s what it looks like
SAN ANTONIO – If you’ve visited SeaWorld or seen penguins on tv or in person, you’ve probably seen them sneeze and not even realized it. Penguins are typically characterized as cute, tuxedo-wearing birds who can’t fly but their sneezes aren’t as adorable as one might think. SeaWorld San Antonio sent KSAT a video of several resident Gentoo and chinstrap penguins sneezing prompted by a visitor who asked if the birds sneeze. Throughout the day they ‘sneeze,’ expelling saltwater from their nares - a bird’s nostrils.”Check out all that salty spray in the video player above. 🤢If you’re a a lover of all things penguins, we have some exciting news for you.
As seen on SA Live - Friday, September 25, 2020
SAN ANTONIO – Today on SA Live, a safe way to play ball while social distancing! Plus, SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular, Get Fit Friday, service dogs, an “Ozark” star and more. Jen’s live at SeaWorld San Antonio to give us a sneak peek at the marine park’s Halloween Spooktacular event! SA Live airs weekdays at 1 p.m. on KSAT 12. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, a smart TV or smartphone.
Things to do, see in San Antonio for a socially distanced Halloween
Many attractions around San Antonio are planning for scary business as usual — under social distancing guidelines, that is. The San Antonio Zoo, Six Flag Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld San Antonio are among the places offering a modified version of Halloween activities due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure San Antonio: The Alamo Plaza attraction that bills itself as “San Antonio’s longest-running haunted house” remains open year-round. San Antonio Zoo: Zoo Boo! is included with admission into the San Antonio Zoo, but is free for annual pass holders and members.
SeaWorld San Antonio lays off 242 employees
SAN ANTONIO – SeaWorld San Antonio has laid off 242 employees, according to documents the theme park submitted to the Texas Workforce Commission. According to SeaWorld San Antonio Park President Byron Surrett, the COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on the theme park’s attendance and revenue. Laid-off workers can apply for future positions at any SeaWorld park. The same is true for the travel, tourism, entertainment, and hospitality industries, and the operations of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. – SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc.
As seen on SA Live - Friday, September 3, 2020
SAN ANTONIO Today at 1 p.m. on SA Live, Jen catches up with Josh Hutcherson for some big news about The Hunger Games! Plus, Get Fit Friday, a visit to SeaWorld and more Labor Day deals. Which brings us to our question of the day: Whats better, beer and pizza or beer and tacos? Let us know your favorite beer food, tag us @SALiveKSAT and look for your answers from 1 to 2 p.m. today on SA Live! pic.twitter.com/eU7K0P3c7b SA Live (@SALiveKSAT) September 4, 2020Do you love The Hunger Games?
SeaWorld San Antonio offering free admission for military veterans, their families
SAN ANTONIO – Military veterans and their families can receive free admission to SeaWorld San Antonio throughout the summer. SeaWorld announced that starting Wednesday, veterans and retirees can redeem free tickets for themselves and up to three guests through Nov. 11 via www.wavesofhonor.com. The offer is valid at SeaWorld San Antonio, as well as SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Upon reopening, the offer will be valid at SeaWorld San Diego and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Waves of Honor already offers active duty military free admission for members and three guests, SeaWorld stated in a news release.
Disney to start reopening its Florida theme parks with Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom on July 11
Disney said Wednesday it has proposed a phased reopening of its Florida-based theme parks in July. Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are expected to be the first to reopen on July 11. He did say the company would adhere to the CDC's 6 foot social distancing guidelines when limiting attendance. Disney's Florida parks will have additional hand washing stations, temperature checks and social distancing measures throughout, including at restaurants and lines for rides. Contactless payments via Apple Pay, Google Pay and Disney Magic Bands will be encouraged.cnbc.com
SeaWorld donates hundreds of face masks to San Antonio hospitals
SeaWorld donates hundreds of face masks to San Antonio hospitalsIn an effort to help with the coronavirus pandemic, SeaWorld San Antonio donated hundreds of face masks to the University Health System. In an effort to help with the coronavirus pandemic, SeaWorld San Antonio donated hundreds of face masks to the University Health System. Photo: SeaWorld San Antonio/Facebook Photo: SeaWorld San Antonio/Facebook Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close SeaWorld donates hundreds of face masks to San Antonio hospitals 1 / 1 Back to GalleryIn an effort to provide assistance to the community during the coronavirus pandemic, SeaWorld San Antonio donated hundreds of face masks to the University Health System. Because its emergency medical technicians, veterinary staff members, and employees working with chemicals use the face masks on a daily basis, SeaWorld has a large supply of N95 masks on hand, the amusement park said. We are so appreciative of this donation for our nurses and healthcare workers, said Tommye Austin, Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive at University Health System.mysanantonio.com
Baby Sea Otter Orphaned in Alaska Learns to Swim in Her New Home
Splashing, playing and getting stronger by the day, Cinder the baby sea otter is settling in nicely to her new home at SeaWorld in California. The little otter was found stranded by strong currents near Homer, Alaska, when she was just 5 weeks old. On Sept. 7, Cinder was flown to SeaWorld in San Diego so that she could be cared for in the facility's sea otter nursery. When she is a little older, she will be introduced to SeaWorld's four other female sea otters: Mocha, Coco, Clover and Pumpkin. Fish and Wildlife Service when she was rescued, Cinder will continue to live at SeaWorld.
New details announced about upcoming SeaWorld San Antonio wooden roller coaster
SAN ANTONIO - New details were announced Thursday about a roller coaster that, according to SeaWorld San Antonio, will soon be the tallest, fastest and longest wooden roller coaster in Texas. SeaWorld officials said the coaster will be across from the new Turtle Reef exhibit between Orca Stadium and the Rio Loco river rapids ride. "Texas Stingray marks a new wave of excitement for SeaWorld," said SeaWorld San Antonio's vice president of general services, Scott Bacon. With Texas Stingray, SeaWorld officials said the park will now be home to five unique coaster experiences. Click here to visit SeaWorld San Antonio's website.
BABY BOOM: 7th sea lion pup born at SeaWorld San Antonio this summer
SeaWorld San Antonio is celebrating several new additions this summer in what the park is referring to as a baby boom. Another California sea lion pup was born this week, bringing the total to seven new pups in the last two months. That's not the only kind of baby boom the aquatic park is experiencing this summer. There has also been an uptick in the number of babies born to the park's animal care specialists. Team members from the orca, penguin and sea lion departments all welcomed new bundles of joy as well.
3/17: Violent storm drops egg-sized hail in Texas; SeaWorld to end killer whale shows
Hail ranging in size from an egg to a tennis ball destroyed just about everything in it fell on Thursday morning in the Dallas-Fort Worth area; SeaWorld is bowing to public pressure and ending its famous killer whale shows as well as its controversial orca breeding programcbsnews.com
Facebook urged to curb hate speech: #CBSNBusiness headlines
Oil-services giant Halliburton to cut another 5,000 jobs, SeaWorld admits to spying on animal-rights activists, and Puerto Rico's debt woes could force a partial government shutdown. Jill Wagner has this and more with today's Business Headlines.cbsnews.com
SeaWorld hopes to turn the tide after negative publicity
After years of negative publicity, SeaWorld hopes that a new CEO and approach can help. The animal water park is fighting to stay afloat after a one-two punch sent ticket sales into a deep dive last year. Erik Sandoval of CBS Orlando station WKMG reports.cbsnews.com
5/9: Beverly Hills cracks down on water wasters; SeaWorld hopes to turn the tide after negative publicity
Starting June 1, California cities have to cut their water use from 8 percent to as much as 36 percent. Among the 36-percenters: Beverly Hills. Carter Evans reports how they're cracking down on drought dodgers; After years of negative publicity, SeaWorld hopes that a new CEO and approach can help. The animal water park is fighting to stay afloat after a one-two punch sent ticket sales into a deep dive last year. Erik Sandoval of CBS Orlando station WKMG reports.cbsnews.com
MoneyWatch: Oil prices keep falling; SeaWorld CEO steps down
MoneyWatch: Oil prices keep falling; SeaWorld CEO steps down The price of one barrel of oil dropped below $60, the lowest price in five years. Also, the CEO of SeaWorld is stepping down after a drop in attendance at the parks. Jill Wagner reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.cbsnews.com
SeaWorld’s plans to rebound after controversy
SeaWorld’s plans to rebound after controversy Under pressure from all sides, including its own stockholders, SeaWorld has announced big changes to improve the lives of its top attraction: Orcas, also known as killer whales. John Blackstone reports.cbsnews.com