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Brazil America Summit 2019

With just a few months to go to celebrate our event, we have added quite a few companies, thanks to the UCF Incubator Kissimmee. The partnership with Jim Bowie is paramount to our success.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Unveils Unprecedented Value with New Annual Pass Products and Thrilling Attractions for 2019

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Unveils Unprecedented Value with New Annual Pass Products and Thrilling Attractions for 2019

Increased flexibility and member benefits with low monthly pricing, plus new attractions in every park market, create excitement and reasons to visit in 2019

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has unveiled new Annual Pass Products at all 12 of its theme parks, including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Sesame Place, designed to offer guests incredible value and new benefits with the convenience of monthly payments. With low monthly pricing, guests can enjoy all of the thrilling rides, exhilarating shows, animal encounters, seasonal and special events the parks have to offer. 

Coming in 2019: one of the company’s biggest years ever for new attractions, with new rides and thrills coming to every park market, providing endless reasons for the entire family to visit the parks over and over again.

For the first time ever, up-close animal encounters will be offered in many of the pass options, providing guests with more ways to connect, explore and experience firsthand SeaWorld’s mission to protect marine life and the oceans they call home.

Additional highlights of the new pass products include:

  • Tiered benefits and increased flexibility: Guests can choose the pass level that works best for their family and the park they want to visit. 
  • More pricing options: Affordable monthly payments at all parks, beginning with low introductory offers. 
  • All-new benefits at every pass level: First-ever benefits include up-close animal experiences, memory-making extras such as Photo Key, and expanded culinary options. At the Florida parks, “Bring a Friend for Free” on some pass options lets guests share in the fun.

“We are excited to offer our fans all-new options to make memories with these new pass products. Our guests asked for more flexibility, choices and unique memorable experiences like our up-close animal encounters,” said John Reilly, interim CEO, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. “The company’s new pass products deliver on all these points, and with so many thrilling new experiences coming to our parks in 2019, we know that guests will want to visit again and again.” 

New in 2019 

SeaWorld and Busch Gardens parks recently made exciting new attraction announcements for 2019. Roaring to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is TigrisTM,  a triple launch steel coaster, and Florida’s tallest launch coaster.  At SeaWorld Orlandofamilies will be able to walk down Sesame Street for the very first time as Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando brings the world-famous street to park guests, connecting them to all of the fun, laugher and learning of Sesame Street.

SeaWorld San Diego recently announced an intense dueling roller coaster coming to the park in 2019.  Tidal Twister will be an adrenaline-charged horizontal ride, twisting and banking along a tight-figure-8 track that includes a dynamic linear inversion. 

At SeaWorld San Antonio, an interactive sea turtle attraction Turtle Reef will give guests an up-close look at threatened and endangered sea turtles. Two new family rides will also debut – Riptide Rescue, where guests can board a boat and set out on their own sea turtle rescue mission aboard this classic spinner ride, and Sea Swinger, a thrill ride that swings riders 180-degrees in both directions.

Premiering at Aquatica San Antonio in 2019 will be Ihu’s Breakaway Falls®, a steep, one-of-a-kind, multi-drop tower slide, which is named after Ihu, Aquatica’s colorful gecko, who searches for the biggest thrills, steepest hills and coolest spills in the waterpark.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA also have new thrills and reasons to visit in 2019.  Finnegan’s Flyer will soar riders more than 80 feet high over the “World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park”. At Water Country USA, guests can brave the only RocketBLAST® coaster on the East Coast and Virginia’s first hybrid water coaster  Cutback Water Coaster™.

Many of these new attractions are partnering with conservation organizations, connecting guests to real world solutions and bringing SeaWorld’s Park to Planetmission to life.  

To learn more about park-specific pass products and offerings, visit the park websites at SeaWorld.com; BuschGardens.com and SesamePlace.com.

City of Orlando’s Home-Sharing Ordinance Allows Residents to Rent a Portion of Their Home to Guests

City of Orlando’s Home-Sharing Ordinance Allows Residents to Rent a Portion of Their Home to Guests

Online Registration Available Now and Amnesty Compliance Period in Effect until October 1, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (August 15, 2018) – In an effort to expose visitors to authentic Orlando experiences and provide an opportunity for residents to participate in the sharing economy, the City of Orlando recently made changes to its code to allow residents greater flexibility in renting out a portion of their home, condo or apartment to guests for short-term stays.

Under the new home sharing ordinance, residents are allowed to host guests in a portion of their residence within all residential zoning districts for 30 days or less; provided that the rented portion of the home is 50 percent or less of the total number of bedrooms in the residence, that there is only one booking at a time and that the resident lives on-site and is present when hosting guests.

“We are excited to offer this new opportunity to residents in our communities,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “Home sharing not only allows our residents the opportunity to earn extra income, but gives visitors the chance to enjoy an authentic Orlando experience by staying in the heart of Orlando’s local neighborhoods.”

Home sharing and these type of short term stays have grown in popularity with the growth of popular platforms such as AirBnB, VRBO and Flip Key.

By requiring the home owner or tenant to be present during a booking, the city ensures the protection of the character of each neighborhood and limits the ability of large corporations or investors from buying multiple properties within the neighborhood to rent them out in their entirety. This requirement also reduces the potential for noise, parking and traffic congestion because the resident is on-site to help mitigate any issues.

Residents interested in participating in home sharing must register their property with the city, and can do so using its new Beta Website, which brings more than 60 city services online, making it easier and more efficient for residents to interact and do business with the city.

The ordinance took effect on July 1, 2018 but the city is offering an amnesty registration period through October 1, 2018 to give residents time to register their home as a home share rental.

“By offering an amnesty period, we are allowing time for public outreach and education, giving residents the opportunity to become familiar with the new requirements for home sharing,” said Mike Rhodes, Deputy Director of Economic Development for the City of Orlando. “As a city, we made the conscious decision to only allow residents to rent a portion of their home to reduce the potential impacts renting an entire dwelling could have on housing affordability and the inventory of housing stock.”

For more information on home share rentals or to register your residence for home sharing, visitorlando.gov/homeshare.