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SeaWorld to add new rapid river ride ‘Infinity Falls’

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SeaWorld Orlando unveiled plans Thursday to open a twisting water rapid ride that will be the centerpiece of a new themed rainforest attraction. Infinity Falls is scheduled to debut in the summer of 2018. The ride’s 40-foot drop is the world’s tallest river rapid drop, according to SeaWorld officials. Inspired by the South American rainforests, riders will rush through the feel of an exhilarating Class IV rapids. Guests will sit atop a family-style raft that will wind through a lush…

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SeaWorld ending orca breeding program; current killer whales will be its last

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Three years of pounding bad publicity about its orca programs have led SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Wednesday morning to announce the end of the theme park company’s iconic but controversial killer whale breeding program. The company announced early Wednesday that it would end the program and that the whales it has in captivity now would be its last. That means the shows and images of orcas will change radically at the parks in Orlando, San Antonio and San Diego and eventually phase out as…

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