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Thu May 18, 2017 5:21 pm

At long last! We've only been telling them to do this for over a decade!!!!!

There will also be a new Sesame Place theme park built in the United States by SeaWorld Entertainment :)
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Sat May 20, 2017 2:24 pm

Tenticles are appearing around Kraken Unleashed!

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Sat May 20, 2017 5:51 pm

And to follow on from Owen's Kraken Unleashed update (which is starting to look rather exciting), here's all the new info that has just been revealed for Electric Ocean, SeaWorld's new Summer event that will run daily June 17th until August 6th with the return of the 10pm park close which we haven't seen in the Summer since 2013!
CLUB SEA GLOW:
Join live performers inspired by playful sea creatures at the party along the shore where world-class DJ’s transform the night into an all-ages club beneath the waves.

IGNITE:
Surf the wave to a whole new level with Ignite, a nightly firework and fountains spectacular that brings the brilliant colors of the sea to the skies above the park.

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SHAMU'S CELEBRATION: LIGHT UP THE NIGHT
Experience this returning fan-favorite, a high-energy show featuring original music, amazing production elements and see SeaWorld’s majestic killer whales.

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POP:
Watch the brilliance of world-renowned bubble masters combine wonders of the natural world with amazing bubble artistry. A blend of music, lights, lasers and bubbles create an experience that is both mysterious and inspiring.

SEA LIONS TONITE:
Laugh along as Clyde, Seamore, and even the SeaWorld Mime, parody some of your favorite SeaWorld shows and attractions with all-new laughs and a few classic favorites this summer as part of SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean!


(Whilst the main event offerings begin June 17th, Pop will open from May 26th)

This looks to be the best Summer for a very long time at SeaWorld Orlando! The return of Sea Lions Tonite after being absent in summer 2015 & 2016 is very welcome!
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Sat May 20, 2017 10:30 pm

Sorry for the posts in quick succession but I think Dom (and others) will like this Infinity Falls update :P
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Mon May 22, 2017 3:40 pm

Whilst not totally unexpected due to Ringer's age, I'm sadenned to report that her calf at Aquatica Orlando passed away after birth on Saturday night. The team intervened as soon as they saw signs of distress, but unfortunately were unable to resuscitate the calf. My heart goes out to Ringer and the entire team throughout the Orlando park system, days like this will be very hard for them.
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Wed May 24, 2017 7:40 am

Another update on Kraken thanks to Orlando Parks News:
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Thu May 25, 2017 3:37 pm

A couple of Facebook Live videos to share today:

A lift hill walk on Mako!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 3617892564

An update on the 4 rescued Pilot Whales, Ava, Ace, Fredi and Piper who recently moved to Shamu Stadium:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 3617892564
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Fri May 26, 2017 1:28 pm

In the Loop have posted an entrance update!

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Fri May 26, 2017 11:23 pm

Looks much better already!
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Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:19 pm

The park have unveiled some rather good annual passholder benefits for the month of June:

1)Exclusive preview of Kraken Unleashed before it opens to the public.
2)Free Quick Queue to use on Mako to celebrate the ride's first anniversary month.
3)Free reserved seating at Shamu's Celebration: Light Up the Night
4)Kraken Unleashed will be available 1 hour early every Tuesday and Saturday throughout the summer just for annual passholders.

I love how SeaWorld treats their passholders and I really wish we could get the same sort of customer service from Merlin!
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Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:00 pm

It looks like the Kraken Unleashed entrance is more or less complete!

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Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:06 pm

Oooo, I actually haven't seen these images before :yikes:
It looks much better!
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Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:08 pm

Kraken Unleashed has soft opened today.

https://mobile.twitter.com/Midway_Mayhe ... 4257032192
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Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:49 pm

First comments are that the graphics are fantastic, the story is good and it works very smoothly!
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Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:06 pm

Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the new squid Kraken at the entrance. It's pink and looks a bit like it is from a cartoon, rather than from a mythical kingdom of the water world/ Atlantis. Anyway, the queue has been repainted with some new pieces of theming and TV screens.
 
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Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:16 pm

So this is better? :lol

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Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:37 pm

ThemeCrafter264 wrote:
Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the new squid Kraken at the entrance. It's pink and looks a bit like it is from a cartoon, rather than from a mythical kingdom of the water world/ Atlantis. Anyway, the queue has been repainted with some new pieces of theming and TV screens.


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Ummmmm. No brainer really. The 2017 version looks more Kraken than the original. Plus a Kraken is a giant squid like creature and not an eel like creature.
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Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:04 pm

I prefer the new design but its' the pink which I really don't like. The colour doesn't suit the coaster very well, in my opinion.
 
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Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:10 pm

Were you expecting something else when they announced they'd be replacing it with a pink/red squid? :lol

I think it suits it nicely although I wish they'd had some tentacles in the air where the eel head was previously!
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Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:38 pm

Well this caught me off guard but Kaboodle recently gave birth to her first ever calf at Wild Arctic!
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According to the park, she and her newborn calf are doing fantastically which is encouraging given that she is a first time parent.
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Talking of births that I am expecting, Whisper (a Beluga Whale) who also lives at SeaWorld Orlando's Wild Arctic is currently pregnant and is due this summer! Whisper has never had a calf before and first time mother Beluga births have a far from perfect track record so I'm extremely nervous but I'm sure the staff are on top of things.
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