SeaWorld: Rescued Mantanee Gives Birth

23 Jul

Hi Everyone,

Early last month, SeaWorld rescued a manatee from Sykes Creek in Brevard County and it has just given birth to a healthy calf.

The mother had severe injuries to one flipper caused by a crab pot line, and fishing line was wrapped around both front flippers. After being transported to SeaWorld, it was discovered that she was pregnant.

She gave birth early Wednesday. They are both being kept in a back area pool, where the park’s Animal Care team is monitoring them. Both are doing well, SeaWorld reports.

SeaWorld has rescued 12 manatees this year.

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Baby Dolphin Born at SeaWorld

6 Jul

Hi Everyone,

Awwwww…a baby dolphin was born at SeaWorld Orlando on Saturday 30th June. The mother is named Starkey, and this newborn — its sex has not been determined yet — is her sixth offspring.

SeaWorld officials say mom and baby have been bonding and nursing. You will be able to see them both at the theme park’s Dolphin Nursery, which houses pregnant dolphins, new moms and calves plus experienced mothers.

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Despicable Me Now Open

2 Jul

Hi Guys,

Universal’s latest ride, Despicable Me Minion Mahem is now open! A brief grand-opening ceremony was held this morning, featuring characters from the 2010 film “Despicable Me,”which the 3-D motion simulator is based.

Attractions Magazine have released an onride preview video, which you can watch here:

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Sea Lion Twins Born at Seaworld

26 Jun

ImageAwwwwww, what lovely news…twin sea lions were born last week at SeaWorld Orlando.

A rarity in the animal world, the twin births are a first for the park.

Officials say the sea lions are healthy and are nursing from their mom, Fable, who is also doing well.

The first of the twins was born at 11 am on the 17th June, and the second followed a few hours later. The sex of the twins has not yet been determined.

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Monsters University Trailer

21 Jun

Ok, so I haven’t been this excited about a Disney film since Toy Story 3.

The official trailer for Monsters University has now been released, you can view it here:

I know it’s over 12 months away, but it’s a great teaser, enjoy!


Despicable Me Ride – Opening Soon

15 Jun

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, one of the most anticipated theme park attractions of 2012, will officially open at Universal Orlando Resort on Monday, 2nd July.

This brand-new ride combines the outrageous humor and memorable characters of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s blockbuster film Despicable Me, with an all-new storyline, incredible new animation and the latest 3-D technology to create a wildly hysterical theme park experience.

Legoland’s Water Park Opening

23 May

Legoland Florida’s water park officially opens this Saturday, but there’s a chance to preview it for  free (and set a world record) on Thursday.

Folks wanting to participate must be at Legoland Florida’s main entrance at 9am on Thursday. The first 400 guests will receive free admission  plus a free T-shirt and beach ball. The park, which opened in Winter Haven in October, will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “most beach balls in the air at one time.” The current mark is 400.

Participants will be allowed to stay in the water park and the rest of Legoland for the entire day. Be aware though…no free admissions will be allowed after 9:30 a.m.

The water park — featuring a lazy river, slides, water playground and such — will be an area within Legoland Florida.