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The Last Weekend of 2014 Sea Lion Shows at Sea World Orlando


**Updated 8/9/14 to include more show pictures from 8/8/14 show August 10th will be the last day of shows for Sea World Orlando’s Clyde and Seamore take Pirate Island. Here are some things that we believe you need to know that has not really surfaced in the media. If you are an Annual Pass Holder you can get reserved seating for the 2:15pm show on August 9th and 10th. Sea Lions Up-Close Tours are no longer available for purchase after August 10th. (No other information is available for this so we could assume it will return with the 2015 show) […]

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Accesso powers more than you know!


Have you ever bought your ticket, annual pass, or meal deal online from Six Flags or Cedar Fair? You have experienced Accesso! Have you ever bought a ride reservation system known as Q-Bot, U-Bot, or Flash Pass? You have experienced Accesso! Do you have a mobile app to a Cedar Fair Park? You have experienced Accesso!   Accesso provides solutions for attractions including, queuing via smart phones, wristbands for water parks, or a Q-Bot device. They also provide solutions for online resources, ticketing, and mobile. Take time to investigate this site to see what your favorite destinations have already invested […]

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Sea World Adds Even More Music Available on iTunes, Google Play, and Xbox Music


Last week we posted that Sea World had added their “Shamu Celebration: Light Up the Night” Music. A few days later we were able to experience so much more! Now available is a variety of music from Sea World and Busch Gardens. A few of the albums available include the Busch Gardens Tampa Ice Show “Iceploration”, the recently removed Fireworks Show “Reflections”, Blue Horizon’s and Aquatica background music. Stream it now for free at and search for “Sea World Attractions”

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Stengel Engineering, the Rockstar of the Coaster World

Backlot Stunt Coaster

  If you have a passion for coasters, chances are you have visited a site known as, and learned the differences between and B&M and a Vekoma, and wondered what in the world a Schwarzkopf is and how to pronounce it. In the realm of coaster creators these names are renowned around the world, and someone links all of them together. If you need a man that understands the line between physics and fun you are looking for Werner Stengel. His understanding of calculating the proper physics and design has made him know for the concept of “heartlining” coasters. […]

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PGAV Destinations

Antarctica Grand Opening

Have you ever found yourself in a completely immersed environment and thought “Wow those people on the SeaWorld creative team know what they are doing” or thought “Wow the Georgia Aquarium really wanted to take you away from reality, how did they do it?” Check out the planning and design work sought out by many of the industry leaders across the world; the storytelling geniuses of PGAV Destinations. While you are exploring their site also check out their storytelling research of how storytelling affects the mind and even research of storytelling to Millenials. All this information is released quarterly in […]

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Whirley DrinkWorks Dominate the Industry

Whirely Cups

Ever get to your destination and notice that the drink cups all look strangely familiar? That is because the company Whirley Drinkworks is dominating the industry. The company’s products generally only manufacture in 1,000s+ quantity and are very customizable. Check out this site where surely your favorite Destination in the South has previously or currently shopping! This blog is a product of “The Industry I” an Industry Insight blog of Destination South. This blog exists to encourage readers that are passionate about the industry to dig deeper into their passion and learn something new about what they love.

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Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up the Night Audio

Xbox Music Shamu Celebration

Sea World has released it’s latest show audio to the internet! We have confirmed XBox Music (Zune) and ITunes to far. This album is audio used in the brand new show with five tracks! 1. Light Up the Night 2. Make a Splash 3. Glow In the Night 4. When One World Meets Another 5. Ride This Wave   Upon your search you may also find the 50th Anniversary song! Stream it now for free at and search for “Sea World Attractions”  

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ACE Coaster Con XXXVII – Epilogue – Baseball, Mystery and Exploration


On Friday afternoon, June 20, following our time at Gilroy Gardens we made a quick stop at Oakland Zoo. We knew we could not get there in time to see the zoo as it closed at 4:00, but since the separate entry amusement park stays open an hour later, our intension was to get there before 4:00. We arrived about 4:20 and walked into Adventure Landing to the ticket booth. The attendant said she could no longer sell tickets although the rides were still open. We talked to a manager, who took us to the coaster to allow is to […]

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ACE Coaster Con XXXVII – Part 3: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk & Gilroy Gardens


On Thursday, June 19 Coaster Con XXXVII moved to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. I was looking forward to returning to this park as my visit in 2006 was somewhat short. Perhaps the best seaside amusement park for a number of reasons, this quintessential piece of Americana has been lovingly preserved. From its classic wooden coaster to its Carousel ring machine, from its plethora of dark rides to its kitschy Boardwalk foods, from its beachside views to its well preserved Cocoanut Ballroom, few seaside parks have the total package that this park does. Rides The park has 3 coasters: Giant Dipper: […]

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ACE Coaster Con XXXVII – Part 2: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom


On Wednesday, June 18 Coaster Con XXXVII moved to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA. When I first visited this park in 2006 it was Six Flags Marine World. That day was rainy and crowded and I arrived later than intended, so I was looking forward to having a full day in the park to get more of a feel for it. This day was to start around 7:00 with breakfast and special tours offered before ERT. Because of the late night and the long drive from San Jose, we opted to get there in time for ERT. The […]

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