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SeaWorld Wild Days 2016

Antarctica Block Party

The SeaWorld Wild Days weekends in 2016 take place on three consecutive weekends in late January/early February; namely on January 16/17, 23/24 and 30/31 with different guests for each weekend. Entertainment is included with the standard admission.

Wild Days help connect guests with animals and wildlife and feature some of the world leaders in animal conservation, rehabilitation, preservation and rescue plus interactive shows/parties, up-close animal encounters and trainer talks.

Hollywood Studios Villains Unleashed

Unleash The Villains [© Walt Disney World Resort]

On August 23, 2014, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will host the one-night only “Villains Unleashed” separately ticketed after-hours evening event.

More than 50 “evil” Disney characters will be present including classic baddies like Captain Hook, Cruella De Vil and the Queen of Hearts to modern day villains like Darth Vader and Boba Fett from the Star Wars films. Disney’s latest villain, Maleficent, is sure to make an appearance.

Busch Gardens Summer Nights 2017

Turn It Up! Ice Show [© Busch Gardens. All rights reserved]

Each summer, Busch Gardens and SeaWorld run summer events and for 2017 both of them have revamped their offerings.

In 2017 Busch Gardens Summer Nights runs every night from June 16 to August 6. All entertainment is included in the standard park admission tickets and the park stays open until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings and until 9 p.m. every other night.

At Busch Gardens, you can ride the roller coasters at night including the new Cobra’s Curse and Cheetah Hunt, experience the Falcon’s Fury drop tower ride, explore the new Pantopia land, indulge in grilled foods and craft beers and then round off the evening with a fireworks display.

Florida Theme Park Attendance Figures 2015

Florida Theme Park Attendance Figures

Sources: Amusement Business Magazine, Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and Economics practice at AECOM.

Orlando is known at the theme park capital of the United States and rightly so with seven of the top 10 North American theme parks located in Orlando. Worldwide, Disney’s four Florida parks make the top 10 list with Disney’s Magic Kingdom taking the top spot for more than 12 years now.

SeaWorld Sea of Surprises

Orca Killer Whales at SeaWorld

SeaWorld launched their “Sea of Surprises” celebrations on March 21 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first opening of a SeaWorld park in San Diego which opened in March 1964. SeaWorld Orlando opened on December 15, 1973.

The celebrations will run across all three SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio for around 18 months.

Disney Florida Resident Deals 2014

Dino-Rama! at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney often offer special deals for Florida residents and in 2014 they are offering a three day ticket (one park per day) for less than half price at $129 plus tax with the option to add a fourth day for another $20 plus tax.

Bear in mind that a standard one day ticket to Magic Kingdom is $95 plus tax and $92 to the other main parks. A standard three day ticket without park hopping usually costs $262 plus tax.

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