SeaWorld Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

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Yesterday, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment announced that they broke ground for their new headquarters, which will be at SeaWorld Orlando. Expected to be 40,725 square feet and three stories, the new facility will house ambassadors from the current SeaWorld Orlando park and Park Support Center.

The groundbreaking celebration was attended by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and George Aquel of Visit Orlando as well as many other local community leaders. Among the audience members was the Millennia Gardens Elementary School Eco Club, a group of local students who grow lettuce that they donate to feed rescued manatees.

“Today is much more than the groundbreaking of a new building,” said SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment Interim CEO John Reilly. “It is about the foundation we are continuing to fortify and build upon as a company to extend and carry out our mission – to save species, learn about them, protect them educate others about them, and help them flourish, both in our care and in the wild.”

Mattie the bald eagle greets the audience. Image Courtesy SeaWorld.

Also on hand for the celebration were rescued animals Mattie and Dunder, a rescued bald eagle and Asian small-clawed river otter respectively.

Three-banded armadillo helps at groundbreaking. Image Courtesy SeaWorld.

Assisting in the groundbreaking were Discovery Cove’s best diggers, the resident three banded armadillos.

The new building is expected to open in Fall 2019.

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