Entertainment Editor

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment celebrated the groundbreaking of its new headquarters earlier this month. Expected to open next fall, the 40,725 square foot, three-story building in Orlando will be home to the current Park Support Center ambassadors as well as the SeaWorld Orlando park team. 

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“Today is much more than the groundbreaking of a new building. 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,” Interim CEO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment John Reilly said in a press release, the day of the groundbreaking.

The ceremony included local community and tourism leaders, as SeaWorld Orlando’s theme park is one of Central Florida’s biggest attractions.

According to the release, the audience also included the Millennia Gardens Elementary School Eco Club — a local group of students that have been inspired by the SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team and grow lettuce that feeds rescued and rehabilitating manatees.