Jim Deberry, Senior Manager of North America for Arihant Water Park Equipment talks about the future of water parks, the evolution of the industry up to this point, and even shares some details of what to expect at this year’s IAAPA Attractions Expo.
At the end, a few news stories are touched on during the quick hits. Ed and Ken weigh in on the Pirates controversy, a Disney blogger’s shocking news story, and the hot new beach bar headed to Daytona Beach.
In SEAS News Wire Episode 2 (June 1) the crew talks Kids Bop at Sesame Place, Summer Nights at the various SEAS parks and ride construction at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Andy gives a trip report from BGW’s Food and Wine Event and the guys compare SheiKra to Griffon. It’s a news filled episode with plenty of rabbit trails. In the end everyone agrees on the important things; like the Taco Bell near SeaWorld Orlando is the best Taco Bell.
Yiscel, which means “beautiful girl” and is in honor of Yiscel Yanguez, the co-founder of APPC (Panamerican Conservation Association), who personally rescues, rehabilitates, and releases sloths as well as other naïve wildlife in Panama.
SEAWORLD RECEIVES THREE MANATEES FOR CRITICAL CARE: BOAT-STRICKEN MANATEE MOTHER, HER DEPENDENT CALF AND AN ORPHANED MANATEE
After presumed boat strike, manatee mother-and-calf pair is transported to SeaWorld Orlando for rehabilitation along with an orphaned manatee; health improving after just one week
Mako Media Day 6/9
Summer Nights returning 6/18
Notable absence of Light up the night on show schedule
Only noted on one event page of a nighttime shamu spectacular
Length:3,188 ft Height:200 ft Inversions:1 Speed:70 mph Duration:2:20 Max Vertical Angle:90° Elements:200 ft tall Chain Lift Hill 145 ft tall Immelmann 138 ft tall Hill Tunnel Splash Effect
Cost:$13,500,000 USD Trains:3 cars per train. Riders are arranged 8 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train.
Length:3,108 ft Height:205 ft Inversions:2 Speed:71 mph Duration:3:00 Max Vertical Angle:90° G-Force:4.0 Elements:205 ft tall Chain Lift Hill Immelmann Hill with a 130 ft drop at 90° Immelmann Splash Effect Capacity:1,400 riders per hour
$15,600,000 USD Trains:3 cars per train. Riders are arranged 10 across in a single row for a total of 30 riders per train.
In this first episode of the SEAS News Wire Brent, Jim, Andy and Ken cover all the news from SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment including the latest from Cobra’s Curse, Mako, the Seven Seas Food Festival, Abby’s Magic Weekends and more.
Jeannine of the Orlando Science Center shares details on how this local educational museum stays relevant in one of the most competitive markets for families in the nation. Details are given on updates to events, exhibits and future plans.
During the Punch List Jim and Ken talk about Disney World’s latest hard ticket events, Legoland’s announcements and rules bloggers should follow. The show starts with a rumor regarding Attractions Magazine and ends with an update to Kong.
Note- There is an unusual amount of static in today’s episode.
SeaWorld announced a major change in the brand late last week that includes the ending of the orca breeding program. SeaWorld’s unofficial ambassador Eric Davis calls in to give his take on the news and the fan community’s reaction to the news. Safari Mike stops in to talk about what this decision at SeaWorld means for the aquarium and zoo community. Erin Sullivan, the former Editor of Orlando Weekly and, for a short time, the San Antonio Current. Erin talks about the how the local communities in Orlando and San Antonio reacted to the news. Jim and Andy give their insights into the news including what this means for the nearby SeaLife Aquarium.