The former United States Marine and Army Specialist, and his family were recognized for their service to fellow Wounded Warriors
Discovery Cove® recently celebrated the 244th Birthday of the United States Navy by hosting Chief Petty Officer Jessica Featherall and her family for an unforgettable underwater reenlistment ceremony at Discovery Cove’s SeaVenture. Many service members choose to reenlist after their military contracts are up and in recent years, it has become popular to do so in unique ways.
Discovery Cove® recently welcomed a colorful new group of guests to the park – eight Caribbean flamingos. Comprised of four males and four females, the group of flamingos (known as a flamboyance) arrived in late June after making the short trip from neighboring SeaWorld Orlando®. The flamingos have settled in and are enjoying an expansive new habitat designed by a team of Discovery Cove animal experts and veterinarians. Visitors to Discovery Cove have an opportunity to watch the flamingos every morning as they take a leisurely stroll among guests along the park’s lush pathways and white, sandy beaches.
It’s almost time to splash again! Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark returns for its seventh season, with a combination of high-speed thrills, a relaxing beachside resort atmosphere, lush landscape and up-close animal encounters. For a limited time, guests can purchase an Aquatica Splash Pass, which includes repeat admission all summer long for just $2 more than single-day admission. Starting May 24, Aquatica San Diego, located in Chula Vista, California, is open select dates through Oct. 6.
As families around the world prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day, Discovery Cove® is thrilled to announce the birth of two spotted eagle rays, a threatened marine species which is a part of the Species Survival Plan® (SSP) of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Born April 2nd, the pups are receiving around-the-clock, world-class veterinary care from Discovery Cove’s team.
Today, Discovery Cove, in conjunction with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), announced the completion of a staff-wide autism sensitivity and awareness training as well as an onsite review of the park property and guest experience. The completion designates Discovery Cove as a Certified Autism Center (CAC) as distinguished by IBCCES, making it the first all-inclusive day resort and animal interaction park in the U.S to be certified.
Today, Aquatica Orlando in conjunction with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), announced the completion of a staff-wide autism sensitivity and awareness training as well as an onsite review of the park property and guest experience. The completion designates Aquatica Orlando as a Certified Autism Center (CAC) as distinguished by IBCCES — the first water park in the world to receive such a distinction. This accreditation follows sister park Sesame Place, which became the world’s first certified autism center theme park last April.