Many consider Virginia to be the birthplace of American cuisine, with Thomas Jefferson regarded as "America's First Foodie"... so you know this American state takes its food seriously! Virginia state's signature cuisine is a reflection of its abundant agriculture. All across Virginia, its talented chefs have access to fresh ingredients and artisan products year round, to design menus that are as creative as they are comforting. But why are we talking of food when we can’t venture out of home due to lockdown? So in these Corona times, while stuck at home, why not recreate some of Virginia's signature dishes for yourself? Here are some traditional recipes for three of those famous dishes, along with some of the top chefs' interpretation of those same plates. Bring a little Virg...Read More
Celebrate Christmas with over 3 million sparkling lights
Looking for some vacation ideas for the winter! Here is one. You might find it unusual but a winter vacation at a theme park can be a huge fun. So, gather your family and meet your festive friends at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration at Orlando, taking place from November 23 through December 31. For five weeks only, the park is transforming into a winter wonderland with more than 3 million sparkling lights. Experience award-winning entertainment, from the all-new Sesame Street Christmas Parade to seasonal shows like O Wondrous Night; rub noses with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; or head to Wild Arctic and visit Santa himself. Also NEW this year, park-goers have the added chance to dine with jolly ol’ Saint Nick over a sumptuous holiday meal with the help of his Kitchen Elves. Don’t miss t...Read More
Two love stories to reach heights of Empire State Building this valentine day!
Ever dreamt of a dream wedding! There are few who actually dreamt and are now close to realising it in most dramatic fashion. Indeed it is not normal to have your wedding on one of the most iconic buildings on this planet. And, that too on the Valentine’s Day!! So, as it is said, where there is love, there is a way!! This Valentine’s Day, two lucky couples will have their weddings on the Empire State Building’s world-famous 86th floor Observatory. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the event, and in honor of this milestone, the Empire State Building chose two couple, Fabiana Faria and Helena Barquet from New York, NY and Nachiket Patel and Chitra Pathek originally from Mumbai to have the wedding of their dreams at the iconic landmark. Fabiana Faria and Helena Barquet:...Read More
Riding this Eel is indeed electrifying
SeaWorld San Diego threw open Electric Eel — San Diego’s tallest and fastest roller coaster with astounding loops, twists and airtime—on May 10, 2018. Featuring multiple-launch experiences, Electric Eel propels riders forward and backward as they speed through the ride’s station house accelerating to more than 60 miles per hour in seconds. Riders then rocket skyward nearly 150 feet where they will brave an inverted “heartline” roll and a twisting loop for an exciting feeling of airtime as riders crest the top before breathlessly returning to the station. “Electric Eel will bring a whole new level of excitement to SeaWorld,” said SeaWorld San Diego’s Park President Marilyn Hannes. “This new, first-of-its-kind coaster at SeaWorld will give riders the rare opportunity to feel what it’s liRead More
Aquatica Orlando celebrates 10 years of fun memories
On March 1st, Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark, Orlando celebrated ten years of providing extreme and serene watery fun to Orlando visitors and residents alike. The park, which opened March 1, 2008, quickly became a staple in the vast landscape of Orlando water parks and ranks as one of the best water parks in the United States by TripAdvisor®. To commemorate the park’s special day, Aquatica commissioned the sculpting of a 22-ton sand sculpture depicting a birthday cake inspired by Aquatica’s latest addition, Ray Rush. The sculpture measures 15’ wide, 8’ tall and took skilled artisans nearly 25 hours to complete. The park was also recently voted “Best Water Park” by Orlando Sentinel readers in the publication’s annual Best Bets reader’s choice awards in 2017. “The Sentinel just confirmedRead More
Members of the SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team at Florida, USA traveled to Charleston, S.C. recently, where in collaboration with multiple organisations and volunteers – they helped save 10 wayward manatees. The manatees were spotted in the upper reaches of the Cooper River, near a warm water outflow area. Historically, manatees move south into warmer waters when the water temperature drops below 68 degrees. Due to rapidly dropping water temperatures in the river, the manatees remained close to the warm water outflow, instead of continuing to travel south. In doing so, they were isolated from adequate food sources and naturally warm waters. Following close coordination with some members of the Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) staf...Read More
Rescuing any animal is a tough task, tougher is to take care of it and return it to its natural habitat. Few have got the commitment to do that. SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue Team is rehabilitating a rescued melon-headed whale that was found stranded on the west coast of Florida. The 320 pound, 8 and a half foot adult male melon-headed whale was rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) on October 13 and transported to SeaWorld Orlando. Upon arrival, he was placed in a quarantine rehabilitation pool where the Animal Rescue Team and veterinarians provided immediate treatment and care including, fluids and antibiotics. Over the last three weeks, the Animal Rescue and Veterinary Teams have monitored him round-the-clock tracking...Read More
Orlando, USA offers two brand-new thrills for the coming season. A brand-new family raft slide is splashing into Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark in spring 2018. Ray Rush promises to be a fully-loaded water adventure which will combine three unique slide elements, never before seen at Aquatica, into one action-packed attraction the entire family can enjoy together. At nearly 60 feet tall, Ray Rush is where family and friends can take on three exciting thrills as they slide, splash and soar like never before. First, riders will be launched at 33 feet per second with water jets designed to propel rafts into the first of several enclosed tube sections. Next, riders will swirl into a colossal translucent sphere which spins the raft around the slide walls before entering another enclosed...Read More
Swim with sharks and feed the stingrays!
Sharks often bring fear to your mind. You are often warned to stay away from waters where sharks are at large. News of fatal shark attacks often come from beaches down under. But are all sharks so dreadful? How would react to an opportunity o swim with sharks? Have you ever envisioned yourself swimming amongst sharks? If not then you can, or you should try it once. Guests visiting tropical day resort Discovery Cove in Orlando can now do just that – if they wish. In celebration of Shark Awareness Day guests at Discovery Cove can now take part in exclusive new animal experiences at the park. Discovery Cove has always been known for its memorable dolphin interactions, and now guests can enhance their visit with one of-a-kind, hands-on encounters with sharks and stingrays. The awe-inspiringRead More
Get up-close and personal with killer whales!
These are close encounters of different kind. Visitors to SeaWorld Orlando in US now have the opportunity to experience the park’s majestic killer whales in a brand-new way. The Killer Whale Up-Close Tour gives guests the opportunity to meet the park’s killer whales in ways never before offered at the park. The 45-minute tour includes learning from the park’s killer whale trainers, meeting the whales and understanding their unique personalities and even taking part in an interaction with one of the whales. During the tour, which takes place daily, SeaWorld’s trainers share stories and information about the killer whales, demonstrate how the whales take part in voluntary husbandry sessions and discuss their healthcare, feeding habits and more. The engaging and interactive tour also gives...Read More