We’re heading into August and a sad time for a lot of fans of the world’s #1 marine life park. August 7th is the last day for the Summer of Mako and the last night for Shamu’s Celebration Light Up the Night:
SeaWorld’s all new Summer Soak Party runs daily, an extra week through August 14th, and then weekends through Labor Day:
Around the park we’ve noticed a few other items to point out in this brief end of month update. First up, SeaWorld’s newest coaster Mako is usually a manual wait time sign and the original sign has been completely removed from the marquee:
Just down the pathway from that a new map sign board has been added with a map of the north pole:
Back at the front of the park a couple helpful brief reminders for those at the park in this extra hot summer we’ve had in Florida and another sign for those playing the popular new game Pokemon Go:
Sadly, we haven’t seen SkyTower operate since around mid-May, this seems to be a long-term downtime as the signage around the attraction has changed. Let’s hope SeaWorld Orlando can get theirs fixed so we can go back to seeing the property and enjoying views of Mako operating and more!
Also in the closure department, Terrace BBQ has closed and walls are up around the former counter service location:
Outside, a small signage shows guests the next nearest restaurant and the main sign has been changed to advertise Terrace Bar:
Not entirely sure if this is new (yes even we miss something from time to time), but one of our visits to the concession stand we noticed a refillable popcorn bucket for sale:
Over at Sea Garden the schedule of animal ambassadors times and flamingo walk has been covered by a SeaWorld Busch Gardens Conservation Fund Logo:
Speaking of the conservation fund and efforts 3 newsworthy happenings in that realm took place in July.
First, early in the month the park returned a trio of Loggerhead Sea Turtles in Melbourne Beach Florida:
Just in the this past final week of the month, two other stories as the park notified us they have taken a 2-week old orphaned manatee, as well as a rarely beached pygmy killer whale into their care:
On a piece of sad news, the park shared with us via the SeaWorld Cares site that a 38-yr old beloved dolphin named Jenny passed away this past month. The dolphin was well cared for and as the article says lived to an old age for this species.
Back on the bright side we have a new pup alert in the rookery of Pacific Point Preserve with at least 3 new pups spotted around the habitat:
Pass Members, our benefit for the month of August is a $59.99 Date Night for 2 at Sharks Underwater Grill with a special pass member menu. For those who haven’t dined in this great location check out our restaurant review, you may just be surprised at what lurks in this restaurant!
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