8 episodes

If you’re an amusement park thrill seeker, an animal lover who craves close encounters and rescue stories, or a travel junkie in search of one-of-a-kind experiences, this is your podcast. Go behind the scenes of SeaWorld in a whole new way as Cindy Simmons, a 10-year breast cancer survivor who’s seeing the world in a new light, shares an exciting journey of discovery with you. You’ll hear features and interviews with park insiders about new rides, seasonal events, animal experiences, conservation efforts, and more. Whether you’re a lifelong SeaWorld fan or just want to see what it’s about, have a listen.

Sea the World with Cindy Simmons SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 34 Ratings

If you’re an amusement park thrill seeker, an animal lover who craves close encounters and rescue stories, or a travel junkie in search of one-of-a-kind experiences, this is your podcast. Go behind the scenes of SeaWorld in a whole new way as Cindy Simmons, a 10-year breast cancer survivor who’s seeing the world in a new light, shares an exciting journey of discovery with you. You’ll hear features and interviews with park insiders about new rides, seasonal events, animal experiences, conservation efforts, and more. Whether you’re a lifelong SeaWorld fan or just want to see what it’s about, have a listen.

    Ep.7: 40,000 Animals Saved: SeaWorld’s Commitment to Rescue, Rehabilitation and Return

    Ep.7: 40,000 Animals Saved: SeaWorld’s Commitment to Rescue, Rehabilitation and Return

    The SeaWorld Rescue teams have come to the aid of more than 40,000 sick, injured and orphaned animals in need, giving them a second chance at life. In this episode, Cindy speaks with Jody Westberg and Jon Peterson from the SeaWorld Rescue team to reflect on the special work that these Ambassadors do, the incredible animals that they have helped, and how we are all working to make a difference. Hear how we all can make an important impact on our world!

    • 51 min
    Ep.6: Coral is Alive; Here’s How SeaWorld is Helping Rescue and Care For It

    Ep.6: Coral is Alive; Here’s How SeaWorld is Helping Rescue and Care For It

    When you think of marine life, you’re probably thinking dolphins, whales, or fish. But did you know that coral is alive… AND can have babies? Cindy and her daughter Luna take a deep dive with Justin Zimmermann, Supervisor of Aquariums for SeaWorld Orlando and the Florida Coral Rescue Center, to learn all about how SeaWorld and its partners are helping to rescue and care for Florida coral. As Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease continues to wipe out coral within the Florida Reef Tract and beyond, this work becomes even more important for the future of the reef. You have to tune into this story that is beyond the reef!

    • 25 min
    Ep.5: Special Ingredients for Making Food Festivals Fun

    Ep.5: Special Ingredients for Making Food Festivals Fun

    When you think of SeaWorld your first thought might not be food but SeaWorld head chef Alessio Selleri joins Cindy to talk about how elevating your dining experience with food festivals and locally sourced foods from all over the world make your visit feel like a fine dining world tour. Where do SeaWorld's Italian restaurants get their olive oil from? Their sea salt? How do the bakeries on-site bake for a full theme park of hungry guests? What is the must-have dish in SeaWorld that a professional chef loves and recommends? Join us and find out. But be warned, you are about to get very hungry!

    • 17 min
    Ep.4: Thrillseekers: 2022 is Your Year

    Ep.4: Thrillseekers: 2022 is Your Year

    SeaWorld’s newest thrills include some of the steepest, tallest, fastest coasters of their kind in North America and the world. Exciting new experiences that twist, turn, and swirl are sure to get hearts pumping, inspire fans, and educate SeaWorld's youngest guests.


    Steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida: SeaWorld Orlando's new Ice Breaker roller coaster, will feature four airtime filled launches, both backwards and forwards, culminating in a reverse launch into the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida – a 93 feet tall spike with 100 degree angle. The addition of Ice Breaker will make the #1 Amusement Park in the U.S.* even better by also making it home to the most coasters of any theme park in Orlando.

    Link: https://seaworld.com/orlando/roller-coasters/ice-breaker/


    The tallest, fastest, and longest dive coaster in all of California: SeaWorld San Diego's Emperor roller coaster will open for thrill seekers just in time for Spring Break. Riders plunge 90 degrees and soar up to 60 miles per hour through exhilarating loops on this exciting Emperor penguin-inspired adventure, feeling their feet dangle above the track on the state's only floorless dive coaster.

    Link: https://seaworld.com/san-diego/rides/emperor/


    The biggest screaming swing in the world: Tidal Surge is a breathtaking new attraction set to open in SeaWorld San Antonio. It will feature two pendulum-like arms, seating a total of 40 riders, that will soar progressively higher and higher with each swing. Starting slowly and progressively flying faster and higher, the ride will reach a staggering height of 135 feet at its peak.

    Link: https://seaworld.com/san-antonio/rides/tidal-surge/

    • 22 min
    Ep.3: SeaWorld Christmas Celebration

    Ep.3: SeaWorld Christmas Celebration

    Join Lori Cherry, PR Director at SeaWorld Orlando as she gives you a behind-the-scenes look at SeaWorld’s very merry Christmas Celebration. Santa has almost arrived and is gifting our coaster fans with a surprise announcement at the end of this show.

    Whether you’re someone who jumps on decorating for Christmas in July or waits until Christmas Eve to finish your shopping, the Christmas Spirit at Sea World will fill your and your family’s heart with old memories, and new ones. Learn how the parks are transformed into a winter wonderland – filled with holiday surprises that are sure to put you in that Christmas spirit. So pull up a cup of cocoa and join us for some really interesting insight into SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration!”

    LINK:
    https://seaworld.com/orlando/events/christmas-celebration/?gclsrc=aw.ds&&mkwid=s-dc_pcrid_557332940605_pkw_seaworld+christmas_pmt_p_slid_&pgrid=130791734842&ptaid=kwd-378913090725&gclid=Cj0KCQiA8ICOBhDmARIsAEGI6o0h52TdN0Dd_0cRNHxAPzdXiNr-aB1QP-kq-kuhb8SAf3baK3elft0aAravEALw_wcB

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    "We Wish You A Merry Xmas", "Away In A Manger", "I Saw Three Ships", "Noel", "Carol Of The Bells", "Joy To The World", "What Child Is This", "Happy Little Elves", "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" by Audionautix are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
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    "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", "Hip Hop Christmas", "Canon and Variation" by Twin Musicom are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)"...

    • 17 min
    Ep.2: From Rescue to Return - How SeaWorld and Partners are Saving Threatened Manatees

    Ep.2: From Rescue to Return - How SeaWorld and Partners are Saving Threatened Manatees

    In this episode of Sea The World, Cindy speaks with Animal Rescue Specialist. Maggie Mariolis about manatee rescue efforts.

    November marks the start of National Manatee Awareness Month, and it couldn’t come at a more critical time for the species. Florida’s manatees are currently experiencing an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) – a larger than normal number of fatalities among a given marine mammal population. This year has seen a record number of manatee deaths – almost 1,000 – and as a result, has sparked much conservation among the community of returning these animals to the endangered species list. Agencies and organizations alike are joining forces to help protect and preserve the manatees left and provide care for those who need support.

    For More Information:
    https://seaworldentertainment.com/blog/seaworlds-role-in-manatee-preservation/


    “The manatee is a national treasure and Florida’s official marine mammal and all of us owe a duty of care to do everything possible to prevent these gentles giants from disappearing forever from our waterways,” said Congressman Darren Soto. “We are working across the aisle to introduce legislation to grant manatees the highest level of federal protection possible. But we can’t get it done alone: involvement by every-day people and committed private sector groups like SeaWorld are a vital part of solving this equation.”

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Jaz7779 ,

Educational and fun

So good to learn behind the scenes of the park. So much more to know about animals. Thanks for this pod

Allen Huffman ,

Great behind-the -scenes interviews.

It is great hearing stories from behind-the-scenes, especially about the SeaWorld animal rescue efforts. It is also nice hearing something that, while focusing on positive PR for the parks, doesn’t come across sounding like an extended advertisement.

Katie (Family Travel Folio) ,

Interesting & Entertaining

I love the extra details & tying in theme park thrills with animal conservation.
Wasn’t sure what to expect, but I love it!

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