Mako™ is Coming Soon to SeaWorld Orlando!

Plan to be among the first to ride Mako™ at SeaWorld Orlando.

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The tallest, longest, and fastest coaster in Florida is almost ready to go. Mako at SeaWorld is the new roller coaster in Orlando 2016 that ride enthusiasts everywhere won't want to miss. So, gather your friends and family for a trip to experience this great feat of engineering and entertainment.

SeaWorld New Roller Coaster Lives up to Its Name
The Mako™ roller coaster in Orlando will give visitors the ride of their life. It is called a hyper coaster for a good reason; not only does the coaster reach speeds up to 73 mph, it also features a 200 foot drop and runs along a smooth 4,760 foot track. Inclines, declines, twists, and turns will thrill and delight. Designed with one of the ocean's top predators in mind, the course presents surprising bursts of speed and unpredictable turns as riders get a taste of what it's like to be a shark in the water. Thrill ride fanatics everywhere are going to want to take a trip to Orlando. If you start planning now, you could be among the first group to ride one of the most talked about coasters to hit the south.

If you decide to take a trip for SeaWorld’s new roller coaster, the staff at Doubletree By Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld invites you to stay with us. We are conveniently located adjacent to the park making it really easy for everyone to get the most out of thrilling rides, amazing animals, and great entertainment. Visit our website and book your next stay.


Real Music Series at Busch Gardens Ends March 5th!

Stroll Down Memory Lane with Lively Concerts at Busch Gardens Tampa

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If you like music, relaxing outside, and having a great time, why not spend an evening at the Real Music Series at Busch Gardens? Enjoy great songs with the people you love as you sit on a picnic blanket or lawn chair and listen to some of your favorite artists. Jazz, pop, rock and roll, swing, and many more musical styling await you.

Stroll Down Memory Lane with Lively Concerts at Busch Gardens Tampa
Music has the ability to transport listeners to a different time and be the soundtrack to our lives. Attend concerts at Busch Gardens Tampa and let yourself get lost in the beat when you hear some of your favorite songs from The Drifters, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, The Diamonds, Strawberry Fields, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, and Chubby Checker. There is still time to catch these acts, but you'd better hurry because it all ends on March 5, 2016.

Enjoy a nice picnic lunch with an 11:30 am or 1:30 pm concert time or pack some snacks and a light dinner for the 3:30 pm show. All concerts are free with park admission, but seating is limited so make sure you pick up your tickets for the show you want to see most!

Whether you visit for special events at Busch Gardens Tampa, SeaWorld, or some other occasion, the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld staff hopes your visit is fun and full of lots of adventures to make new memories.



Don't Miss Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida®

When it comes to celebrating, the 2016 Mardi Gras at Universal Studios will take the cake. Fourteen concerts, almost 2 million beads, amazing parade entertainment, and fabulous food; this year is sure to be one of the biggest parties in Florida.

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On certain nights from February 6th through April 16th, 2016 you can catch some of your favorite musical acts representing multiple genres like R&B, Pop, Country, Rock, and more. Headliners include Hunter Hayes, Diana Ross, Barenaked Ladies, Kool & The Gang, The Fray, 3 Doors Down, and more.

More Florida Mardi Gras Events
If big name artists aren't enough, make sure to catch the parade. Close to 2 million beads will be present along with some of the best parade attractions around. Dancers and street performers will amaze spectators with their skill and flawless choreography; participants will sport colorful and intricate costumes; and amazing floats will make their way through the crowded streets. This event is sure to be fun for everyone.

Authentic New Orleans food and music will be the center of attention at the French Quarter Courtyard. Try some sizzling Cajun and Creole food while you enjoy some musical entertainment from famous bands performing today's hits, zydeco, blues, and many others.

Whether the concerts, the food, or the spectacle brings you to Orlando, we invite you to stay with us when you enjoy Mardi Gras this year. Doubletree By Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld is minutes away from the celebration, making our hotel the perfect place for a home base. Book your stay today.

SeaWorld's 2016 Bands, Brew & BBQ Begins February 13!

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 2016 Bands, Brew & BBQ event at SeaWorld Orlando!

WENTERTAINMENT_MUSIC_Bands Brew & BBQho doesn't like to take a break with a nice trip to Florida? If you're in need of a little escape from the winter blues and you're in the mood for some great entertainment and food, then you won't want to miss the SeaWorld Bands, Brew & BBQ event.

SeaWorld Bands, Brew & BBQ Event
Nothing goes together better than good old fashioned barbeque, craft beer, and celebrity musical talent. Who will be performing this year? We'll just have to wait and see, but we know they'll be great because the headliners last year included Travis Tritt, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Larry the Cable Guy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Rodney Atkins.

Any weekend from February 13 through March 6, 2016 visit SeaWorld as they honor American Heroes. Every man and woman who has served or is currently serving this great country will receive a discount as a thank you for protecting us and our freedom.

Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld Military Offers
As a thank you to everyone currently serving or retired from law enforcement, firefighter, and Armed Services, we are proud to present the Salute to Heroes Offer. The men and women who work so hard and put their lives on the line for us every day are eligible for special military discounts and deals in Orlando.

Our staff at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld is always pleased to welcome guests, so whether you're in Orlando for a great festival that honors American Heroes or just here to see the sunshine state. We have comfortable accommodations and first class hospitality. Start planning your visit today and we hope to see you very soon.

Wild Days at SeaWorld® Orlando Begins January 16, 2016

 Bring the family to Florida this winter to experience Wild Days at SeaWorld® Orlando.

Winter weather can certainly take its toll come January, but don't worry because you can escape the cold and gray for a little while and experience Wild Days at SeaWorld® Orlando. So, pack up the whole family and head to Florida this January for some much needed fun in the sun.

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Every weekend from January 16th through January 31st, 2016, Wild Days will take over the theme park and give visitors an up close and personal experience with animals and the people who help save them and their fragile habitats all around the world. Interactive and educational shows and demonstrations will highlight some of the best and most dedicated professionals in animal rehabilitation, preservation, and rescue. They might even give you some helpful tips on how to become an advocate for animals yourself. Last year, Jack Hanna and Bindy Irwin made appearances to talk about wildlife conservation and being an advocate for nature, so you know this year's presenters are going to be amazing as well.

There will be plenty of guest speakers, lively music, great food, entertainment and lots of fun. Everyone will have the opportunity to have a good time – even the animals. You just never know what's in store for visitors. With so much entertainment on land and below the waves, you won't want to miss this year's lineup of special events at SeaWorld in January.

The Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld is proud to be a SeaWorld Orlando hotel partner and invites you and your family to stay with us while you enjoy all the famous park has to offer.

Enjoy a Last Minute Getaway for New Year's Eve in Orlando

From the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld Family, Happy New Year!

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Our staff would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe New Year. We know it's not 2016 quite yet, so there is still time for a last minute getaway to celebrate New Year's Eve in Orlando, Florida.

Florida Resident Special Offers New Year's Eve in Orlando

Imagine; a great deal just because you live in the same state as your hotel. If you're a Florida resident, we invite you to take advantage of our special offer designed specifically for people who live in the sunshine state. When you book a Florida Resident Special, you're in for a treat. Your stay includes a $25 property credit to be used on dining, golfing, spa experiences, and more during your stay and also includes deluxe Orlando guest room accommodations. Proof of residency is required at check-in.

The Hilton Honors special offers in Orlando is another great deal for any last minute vacations. If you're a member, use your saved points towards your stay with us or rack up some more points to save up for another stay in the future. Hilton Honors rewards are something else, so make sure you take advantage or sign up today. Especially if you travel a lot, it's easy to start earning points towards hotels, airline miles, and experiences.

A Welcoming Place All Year Round
Whether you need to beat the end of the year blues or just want to enjoy a little vacation before the countdown on December 31st, we invite you to take advantage of our great last minute getaway packages. No matter what time of year, the staff at Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld is always happy to welcome travelers and their families and friends.


Make a Splash Spending the Holidays in Orlando

Happy Holidays from the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld!

If you're up for something new and exciting to do this holiday season, join us in Orlando, Florida for some deep sea fun. Explore the world under the surface and experience sea life as it was meant to be seen – from under water. Holidays in Orlando are fun for everyone.

Our Hotel Special Offers in Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando holiday offers are truly spectacular. Registered guests at our hotel have access to exclusive benefits to enjoy one of the most famous ocean life parks in the country. When you stay with us, enjoy a number of extras including jumping to the front of the line with Quick Queue, complimentary transportation to SeaWorld and other select attractions, access to the SeaWorld Rescue Tour, 10% off dining and 10% off merchandise at SeaWorld and Aquatica, and exclusive early entry into SeaWorld on December 26th and December 29th. There has never been a better time to see such magnificent creatures up close and learn about everything the ocean has to offer. Visitors can have up close and personal experiences with dolphins, sea lions, sharks, and the famous killer whales. The theme park also has many rides and other entertainment attractions to captivate people of all ages.

Plan Your Next Holiday Getaway in Orlando
When you stay with us at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, you not only get special access and deals to attend the park, you get our top notch accommodations, amazing amenities, and unrivaled customer service. This holiday season can be one to remember for years to come. Enjoy a comfortable stay and have many ocean adventures with your family and friends during this magical time of year.

From our family to yours, Happy Holidays!


Don’t Miss The Sound of Music at the Dr. Phillips Center

The Broadway classic, The Sound of Music, is coming to the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando!

Are you looking for a family friendly event for the beginning of the New Year? Come see the Broadway classic, The Sound of Music. This show will be playing from January 5th until January 10th, 2016 at the Dr. Phillips Center. It is a family-friendly way to start 2016 off well!


Experience Broadway in Orlando
This brand new production is directed by Jack O’Brien, who has won the Tony Award three times and has created an exciting and loving rendition of this classic show. The Sound of Music at Dr. Phillips Center will be a romantic, inspiring, and beautiful performance. It will be all you can do to keep from singing along!

About The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music first hit the Broadway stage in New York City in 1959 and has been a beloved story ever since. It ran throughout the states and London for years, enjoying world tours, a film adaptation, and a recent television adaptation. Now this classic tale is coming to Orlando where you and your family can watch the hills come to life and listen to your favorite songs sung by incredible actors and actresses.

While you are visiting Orlando, it pays to book your stay somewhere comfortable where you can relax and truly enjoy your vacation. The Doubletree By Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld is near the Dr. Phillips Center, so you can rest with us without having to rush to get to the show in time. We are excited to have The Sound of Music nearby and we look forward to welcoming you.

New Year’s Eve in Orlando is Perfect for Family Fun

You will find plenty of New Year’s Eve events just for kids in Orlando, so you can have fun with the whole family during the holiday.

Are you already tired of the cold air and biting winds? Ditch your winter coats this holiday season and spend your New Year’s Eve in Orlando, where the sun is always shining and the weather is always warm. It might not be cold in Orlando, but it is still incredibly festive. 2016 Beach

New Year’s Eve fun for the whole family
Between LEGOLAND®, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios, you are guaranteed to find a great party where you can enjoy family-friendly New Year’s Eve events. Kid’s New Year’s Eve at LEGOLAND® rings in the New Year a bit early with a kid-friendly ball drop at 7pm. Of course, it is a LEGO-style ball drop featuring a massive LEGO® brick instead. The fun at LEGOLAND® also includes fireworks and a dance party with kid-friendly tunes.

Over at SeaWorld, the New Year’s Eve celebration features an incredible fireworks display and a musical celebration that will get you and your family excited for 2016.

Join the adult-only party of the year
Meanwhile, New Year’s Eve at Universal Studios is a 21+ party that includes six different party zones, each serving unique drinks, as well as six CityWalk® clubs where you can dance to live music and feast on mouth-watering cuisine. Some of the gourmet menu items include prime rib, fresh seafood, and tenderloin. With a massive outdoor dance floor, a champagne toast at midnight, and a pyrotechnics display, this New Year’s Eve will go down in history.

Whether you come in for an early bedtime or party all night long, you will want a comfortable place to rest your head. Start 2016 off right by waking up in the gorgeous 28-acre Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld. We are wishing you a happy holiday season and looking forward to celebrating the New Year with you.


SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration® Is Fun for the Whole Family

If you are spending the holidays in Orlando, check out SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration®, which is taking place through December 31, 2015.

Millions of people visit SeaWorld every year, and it is an especially popular destination during Christmastime. The Yuletide celebration offers several amazing features that you won't want to miss.

SeaWorld Christmas CelebrationShamu Christmas Miracles is an evening event featuring memories of the legendary Shamu whales. Families will love this thrilling performance.

O Wondrous Night is a musical extravaganza featuring both live animals and puppets. Children will love it!

Elmo's Christmas Wish features everyone's favorite Sesame Street characters. Elmo has the help of several of his friends, including Cookie Monster, as they make his wish come true.

The Polar Express Experience, based on the hit movie, features a fun ride all the way to the North Pole. The whole family will be enchanted by this special journey.

Guests can also explore the SeaWorld Sea of Trees, a forest of beautifully lit trees and great Christmas tunes. It's a splendid way to get into the Christmas spirit.

The Winter Wonderland on Ice show features amazing feats performed with incredible skill at the SeaWorld ice rink. Top-notch professional skaters and special effects make this an unforgettable experience.

If you need overnight accommodations throughout the holiday season, the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld is located next to SeaWorld Orlando and our guests can enjoy shuttle service to and from the park. Find out more by visiting our website. We look forward to welcoming you and your family this holiday season.