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SeaWorld Orlando News

Baby killer whale has a name!
A few weeks ago, we announced the contest SeaWorld Orlando was having to name the newest member of its family.  The contest is over now and the name for the newest killer whale is Makaio, which is a Hawaiian term that means “a gift of God.”  It has been reported that Mom, Katina, and the baby, who is now 3 months old are doing fine.  This is the 16th killer whale to be born at Orlando attraction, SeaWorld Orlando.

Get your 2011 fun card!
Purchase a day of fun at SeaWorld and get the rest of the year for free!  Get your fun card early so you can fully enjoy this amazing park for the entire year.  This includes special park events such as Bands, Brew and BBQ, SeaWorld Afterdark, Halloween Spooktacular, Viva La Musica, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, and more!

Dining with Shamu is returning!
Coming this spring, Dining with Shamu will return.  They will begin taking reservations soon, but we do not yet know whether the trainers will be allowed in the water with the Killer Whales.  The show was stopped last year due to the tragic fatality of a trainer, Dawn Brancheau.

Valentine’s special at Discovery Cove!
Does your lover love dolphins?  SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove is offering several packages for February.  This includes a Valentine Celebration Package where your sweetheart will get a t-shirt, gift bag, chocolates, AND a message on a buoy, delivered by a dolphin!  Other packages available include a private animal meet-and-greet, private cabana, souvenir flutes, and a dozen roses.   Packages are in addition to park admission, which is $199/person for a Dolphin Swim Day Resort Package or $129 for a visit without the dolphin encounter.  Visit their website for additional information.

All day dining deal
SeaWorld is continuing its All day dining deal, where you purchase a wristband to use for dining at selected park restaurants.  Get up to 1 Entrée, 1 Side Item or Desert, and 1 non-alcoholic beverage each time through the line.  It is good for the Seafire Inn, Terrace Café, Voyager’s Smokehouse (excludes baby back ribs), Seaport Pizza, Spice Mill, and Mango Joe’s.   Adults are $29.99 plus tax; kids 3-9 are $14.99 plus tax.

SeaWorld’s New Addition

On Saturday, October 9th, SeaWorld Orlando welcomed a new 7-foot long, 350-pound baby killer whale.  We do not yet know the gender of the calf, and they have not named it yet.  The newborn was the 7th calf born to Katina, its 18-foot long, 5,400-pound mom.  The newborn and mother can be viewed at Shamu Stadium, but this will be on a day-by-day basis, so you can contact SeaWorld’s call center at 888-800-5447 to see when they will be there.  This is the 16th killer whale to be born at SeaWorld Orlando.