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2009-05-20 22:41:08

SeaWorld officials in Orlando, Fla., say they hope their new Manta roller coaster helps attract visitors to the theme park despite the poor economic climate. It's critical that this is a home run, Dan Brown, general manager of SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Aquatica, told the Orlando Sentinel. And we think it's going to be. Although SeaWorld executives won't reveal how much the new ride cost, they have described it as the most expensive attraction ever constructed by Busch Entertainment Corp....

2009-04-15 10:02:00

ORLANDO, Fla., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in four decades SeaWorld's star killer whale is communicating in something other than clicks, squeaks, whistles and trills. Shamu has joined Twitter. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090415/FL99288 ) www.Twitter.com, a free social networking/micro-blogging community, allows users to communicate in 140-character blog posts, also known as "tweets." Shamu, who writes under the Twitter handle "RealShamu," started tweeting...

2009-01-16 14:48:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the world's rare sex-selected zoological species, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, was born Nov. 28 at SeaWorld San Diego. The birth further validates the park's ability to preferentially produce female or male offspring through the use of sperm sexing and artificial insemination technologies. The SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Reproductive Research Center is the only organization in the world to apply preferential sex-selection reproductive research...

2008-06-24 15:02:34

By EILEEN OGINTZ For once, we're glad it's not a perfect blue-sky vacation day. Otherwise, Aquatica (aquaticabysea world.com) SeaWorld's new Orlando water park, designed to feel like a South Sea island with lush landscaping (60,000 plants and flowers!) and white sand (3.1 million pounds of it!) would have been so packed that by 11 a.m., the park would have had to turn families away. "This is our third try to get in," said Laura Goguen, a suburban Boston mom who stopped with her husband...

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2008-06-15 12:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Don't let high gas prices and rising airfare put a damper on your summer travel plans. If you're heading to the theme park capital of the world, there's plenty new to see and do. Last year, despite a year-to-year decrease in Florida tourism for the first time since 2001, the state's giant theme parks still saw more tourists. And for the first time in recent memory, each of them has a new major attraction to keep the turnstiles churning as tourism rebounds this year. So take...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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