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SeaWorld Orlando Claims Top Spots as #1 Theme Park and Mako Wins Top Coaster Again in the USA Today 10Best Reader’s Poll!

July 12, 2021 GMT

ORLANDO, Fla., July 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Summertime is always thrilling at SeaWorld as guests flock to the park to enjoy up-close animal encounters, ride thrilling coasters and enjoy fan-favorite events like Electric Ocean. This year, there is another reason to celebrate!

SeaWorld Orlando has been voted the Best Amusement Park in the county by USA Today readers as a part of the USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice competition. Mako, SeaWorld’s thrilling hyper-coaster, which hits speeds of over 73 miles per hour was also voted the number one roller coaster in the country—a distinction the coaster has won in the past. The nominees are chosen by a panel of experts and 10Best editors, and the top 10 are determined by popular vote. This is the first year that SeaWorld Orlando has taken the number 1 slot in both polls simultaneously!

“We are very excited about our victories. We love the enthusiasm of our park guests and appreciate their votes for this tremendous honor,” said Park President Kyle Miller. “The wins are also a testament to the hard work of our SeaWorld Ambassadors who come to the parks everyday and help provide guests with life-long memories at our world-class park. We are delighted to be recognized as the top among such worthy competition in the theme park industry and continue to strive for excellence as we deliver the world-class attractions and shows our guests have come to love and launch all-new experiences for them to explore.”

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SeaWorld has launched several new and upgraded experiences this year including:

  • All-new dining experiences like Altitude Burger, Glacier Bar Lakeside Grill, Edy’s Ice Cream and the Coaster Coffee Co.
  • New Seasonal shows like this summer’s Rescue Tales
  • New Merchandise locations like the interactive Build-A-Bear Workshop
  • Upgrades and Enhancements to Shark Encounter and Key West
  • Coming this fall: Howl-O-Scream: the park’s first-ever nighttime sperate-ticketed Halloween event!
  • And much more!

Best Way to Play

The best way to experience all of the attractions and events at SeaWorld Orlando throughout the year is with an Annual Pass, with great benefit options like free parking, free guest tickets and more. Guests can take advantage of SeaWorld’s July 4 sale—now extended to July 11—to save up to 35% on tickets, Fun Cards and Annual Passes. The deep discounts are only available for a limited time.

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For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit www.SeaWorldOrlando.com. Follow SeaWorld on Facebook and Instagram for the latest Seven Seas Food Festival details and information.

About SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter, and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The Company is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The Company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The Company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 38,000 animals in need over the Company’s history. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens®, Aquatica®, Sesame Place® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 60-year history, the Company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The Company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.

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