World’s Ultimate Thrill Park Takes Giant Leap Toward
Reducing Its Carbon Footprint While Adding Jobs
JACKSON, NJ – June 12, 2019 – Six Flags Great Adventure and its partner KDC Solar today announced that the 23.5-megawatt solar project built and operated by KDC Solar is complete and the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park is now almost fully-powered by solar energy. The project ranks as New Jersey’s largest net metered solar project and distinguishes Six Flags Great Adventure as one of the world’s first solar-powered theme parks.
“This is a thrilling day for our company. This project represents a giant step toward becoming a net-zero carbon facility,” said Six Flags Great Adventure Park President John Winkler. “Clean energy is right for the environment and our future, and we look forward to decades of environmental stewardship with our partner, KDC Solar.”
Key features of the solar project include:
As conservationists for 45 years, Six Flags Great Adventure has cared for more than 70 different species of animals, including some that are endangered and even extinct in the wild.
The Jackson theme park recycles more than 60 percent of its annual waste, including manure, paper, plastic, wood and mixed garbage. In addition, it has been converting to recycled furniture products, such as tables and park benches comprised of recycled plastic. The theme park eliminated the use of paper towels in favor of energy-efficient hand dryers and is firmly committed to other energy-saving programs.
“We are continually searching for new ways to operate more efficiently and enhance our role as good stewards of the environment,” Winkler said.
“Six Flags demonstrated its unwavering commitment to clean, solar power by its steadfast partnership with us throughout this process,” said President and CEO of KDC Solar Alan Epstein. “This groundbreaking project perfectly aligns with both Governor Murphy and the New Jersey Senate and Assembly’s support of renewable solar energy. We look forward to a long, continued partnership with Six Flags Great Adventure.”
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with $1.5 billion in revenue and 26 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 58 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
KDC Solar LLC
KDC Solar supplies commercial, industrials and governments with significantly lower long-term electric costs through solar power. KDC Solar is supported by an allocation of $225 million in equity from Diamond Castle Holdings, a New York-based private equity fund with more than $1.8 billion of committed capital under management. KDC Solar is committed to using clean solar energy to provide economic stimulus and jobs. It currently owns and operates more than 76 megawatts of solar facilities at 15 different locations and is constructing and permitting 42 megawatts of solar projects at businesses and institutions throughout New Jersey. For more information, visit www.kdcsolar.com.
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UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT TO LIVE STREAM MAGICAL CELEBRATION FOR HAGRID’S MAGICAL CREATURES MOTORBIKE ADVENTURE ON JUNE 11
On Tuesday, June 11, Universal Orlando Resort invites guests to tune in for a special live stream of the opening celebration for Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – the epic new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, opening to guests on June 13.
The live stream will give viewers a front row seat to an exciting, magical moment that will celebrate the world’s first “story coaster,” and feature special appearances from beloved Harry Potter film stars.
The live stream will begin at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, on Universal Orlando’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels.
WARNER BROS. STUDIO TOUR HOLLYWOOD ADDS SETS FROM THE BIG BANG THEORYFOR FANS TO RELIVE THEIR FAVORITE MOMENTS
Beginning June 28, Studio Tour Guests can step into apartment 4A, see the infamous elevator and visit the CalTech Physics Lab Cafeteria from television’s #1 comedy series at Stage 48: Script to Screen.
After a hugely successful 12-year run as the longest-running multi-camera series in television history, with 279 episodes, original sets from The Big Bang Theory will be the newest addition to Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood’s (WBSTH)interactive soundstage, Stage 48: Script to Screen. Television’s #1 comedy may have come to an end on May 16; however, beginning June 28, 2019, tour guests will be able to experience all the fun (and physics!) as they step into the original sets from this groundbreaking hit show.
Guests will be transported to Pasadena, California where the show is set and The Big Bang Theorygang focused their energy on scientific discoveries, science fiction and Siam Palace take-out in apartment 4A. There will be plenty of photo-ops for guests to enjoy including the Foyer between apartments 4A and 4B where Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) lived adjacent to the infamous elevator. Recreate Sheldon’s signature knock or dare to sit in his designated “spot” (where he has “eternal dibs”). Explore the intricate level of detail the show’s creators put into the design of this iconic set and reminisce about your favorite and most memorable moments.
Additionally, fans can peer into the CalTech Physics Lab Cafeteria where Leonard, Sheldon, Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) often discussed the complexities of life and their relationships, in addition to comic book super powers. The Cafeteria set will also feature original costumes and from the larger cast including Penny, Amy and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch).
“We are thrilled to invite fans of The Big Bang Theory to step into these iconic sets from such a beloved show,” said Gary Soloff, Director of Marketing, WBSTH. “There is nothing like being in the very spot that legendary film and TV shows were created and seeing authentic sets up close and personal. It’s a truly emotional experience especially with a memorable show that has such a broad global following.”
“For twelve seasons and 279 episodes, the cast and crew of The Big Bang Theory found their home away from home on these sets on Stage 25,” says Chuck Lorre, co-creator and executive producer of The Big Bang Theory, “We’re thrilled that Apartment 4A and other Big Bang locales will remind visitors of all the laughter that took place on our show.”
With the always evolving exhibits and experiences, WBSTH continues to offer their guests from around the world an intimate look at how Hollywood magic is made. Through behind the scenes tours and exclusive looks at costumes and props used in production, fans can get closer to some of their favorite films and TV shows such as Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Batman,Shameless, Casablanca, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and more.
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About The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS, in addition to national syndication. Produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television, the series was created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, and is executive produced by Lorre, Prady, Steve Holland, Steven Molaro, Dave Goetsch, Eric Kaplan and Maria Ferrari.
About Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood gets you closer to the entertainment you love by taking you on the lot of a real working studio. As a recipient of Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards and recognized as one of the Top 25 Attractions in the United States, the Studio Tour gives guests a revealing look behind the camera at how Hollywood magic is made. From Friendsand The Big Bang Theory to Harry Potter and Wonder Woman, fans get to explore the 95-year-old studio as they touch, tour and visit the real sets and soundstages on the iconic 110-acre backlot where the greatest names in entertainment made history.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is open Monday through Sunday, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, with studio tours departing every 30 minutes and extended hours offered during the holiday seasons. Advanced bookings are strongly recommended and all children eight years or older are welcome. The Studio Tour is offered in English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin. For the best value, book your tickets online atwww.wbstudiotour.com or by calling 818-977-TOUR (8687).
Fifty-Five Years and More Than 35,000 Rescues in, SeaWorld Experts Reveal Threats To Marine Wildlife Are Accelerating
SeaWorld Rescue Launches Instagram Channel Ahead of World Oceans Day
ORLANDO, Fla. (June 7, 2018) – Since 1964, the same year SeaWorld first opened its gates, SeaWorld’s rescue teams have been on the frontlines of giving ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned animals a second chance at life. Today, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment announced that SeaWorld Rescue has now come to the aid of more than 35,000 marine and terrestrial animals in its 55-year history. Trends in rescue data suggest that the impact of human activity on our oceans, such as plastic pollution, is taking an increasing toll on marine wildlife in recent years.
To grow awareness of the threats facing wildlife, the company also launched a new SeaWorld Rescue channel on Instagram ahead of World Oceans Day that tells the story of rescue, rehabilitation and release, as seen through the eyes of those on the frontlines of saving animals.
“As an organization, we want to get to a place where we conduct fewer rescue operations, not more, but right now there are a lot of ill, distressed or stranded wild animals in need,” said Jon (JP) Peterson, Senior Leader of Zoological Operations at SeaWorld Orlando, who has personally assisted thousands of distressed animals. “We’re not there yet, but there’s much more awareness now of the impact that humans are having on the ocean’s health and the animals that live in the ocean than there was when I started on the rescue team, and that gives us hope. Part of SeaWorld’s mission is to increase awareness and education of the true impact humans are having on our oceans and the detrimental effects on marine wildlife.”
SeaWorld cites changes in sea surface temperatures, urban development and resulting habitat loss, along with ocean pollution, as primary causes and concerns impacting marine wildlife. According to SeaWorld Rescue data, for example, approximately half of the manatees rescued along Florida’s coast since 2015 were in danger from human-impacted activities, including paralysis caused by cold stress or red tide as seawater temperatures dramatically change with the climate, injuries caused by boat strikes, or entanglement in marine debris.
“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would like to express our sincere gratitude to SeaWorld on behalf of the West Indian manatee on World Oceans Day and every day,” said Jay Herrington, field supervisor for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s North Florida Ecological Services Office. “The rescue team and veterinary staff have always gone above and beyond for these animals, pairing a love for Florida’s beloved state marine mammal with a desire to contribute to manatee conservation and recovery. This dedication by the SeaWorld team to help save the species has extended across the Florida border, as they have led manatee rescue operations from Massachusetts to Texas with many other partners in marine conservation.”
SeaWorld’s rescue team is on call 24/7, 365 days of the year, partnering with multiple government agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to rescue and rehabilitate animals, with the ultimate goal of restoring them to full health so they can return to their natural habitat. In cases where a rescued animal is deemed non-releasable by NOAA or another federal agency, however, SeaWorld is one of many facilities on call nation-wide to provide world-class care from its dedicated team of animal specialists and veterinarians.
"SeaWorld has been a long-standing valuable partner in promoting marine conservation, and rescuing and rehabilitating stranded, entangled or imperiled marine wildlife," said Donna Wieting, Director of NOAA Fisheries' Office of Protected Resources. "On World Oceans Day, NOAA and SeaWorld remind the public that they, too, have an important role in reporting stranded or injured marine animals.”
In addition to SeaWorld’s rescue efforts, the company’s team of experienced zoologists and researchers are working on the frontlines of conservation around the globe to help some of the estimated one million speciesthat are being driven toward extinction. From developing new tools at its Species Preservation Laboratory in California to help repopulate threatened species, to conducting critical killer whale research within its parks that aids in the conservation of threatened southern resident killer whales in the Pacific Northwest, to practicing conservation medicine to rehabilitate endangered species like the Guadalupe fur seal, the various species in SeaWorld’s care are providing a trove of scientific data that scientists can tap to better diagnose and understand threats to the health of their wild counterparts.
“For SeaWorld, our commitment to conservation runs deeper than saving a single animal on a beach,” said Peterson. “We want to save and support their entire species, the ecosystem that they live in, and the food sources that they feed on.”
About SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter, and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The Company is one of the world's foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The Company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The Company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 35,000 animals in need over the last 55 years. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens®, Aquatica®, Sesame Place® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 55-year history, the Company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The Company's theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.
Copies of this and other news releases as well as additional information about SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. can be obtained online at www.seaworldentertainment.com. Shareholders and prospective investors can also register to automatically receive the Company's press releases, SEC filings and other notices by e-mail by registering at that website.
How You Can Help
The number of animal rescues has increased in recent years in part because more and more people are calling in animal injuries or strandings, enabling the rescue team to respond more quickly and efficiently. If you come across an ill, stranded or injured animal, contact animal rescue teams in the following regions:
· West Coast: SeaWorld San Diego is part of the West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Members of the public, lifeguards and other individuals can report strandings to SeaWorld's rescue hotline (800-541-SEAL).
· Florida & the East Coast: Stranded animals in Florida and along the East Coast can be reported by calling the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (888-404-3922). Cellular phone users can call *FWC or #FWC.
· Texas: SeaWorld San Antonio is part of the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network. The hotline is 800-9MAMMAL (800-962-6625). To report a stranded sea turtle, call the Texas Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network at 361-949-8173 ext. 226.
SPECIAL SALE INCLUDES $15 OFF SEAWORLD FUN CARD AND SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS ON SEAWORLD ANNUAL PASSES
With Fun Card or Annual Pass in hand, SeaWorld guests can enjoy new and improved Journey to Atlantis, Sesame Street Party Parade and Electric Ocean summer nighttime fun!
SAN DIEGO (June 4, 2019) – During a special sale through June 9, 2019, SeaWorld fans can get their hands on a Fun Card at $15 savings, or purchase a SeaWorld Annual Pass at a significant discount. SeaWorld’s Silver Pass is now available for 17 percent off; the Gold Pass is 20 percent off; and the Platinum is 30 percent off. All offers are available online only.
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy all of SeaWorld’s amazing shows, animals, rides and attractions, including the new and improved Journey to Atlantis. Inspired by one of the sea’s favorite legends, this popular flume ride has returned with an all-new look and smoother ride experience. On Journey to Atlantis, riders explore a lost civilization, and experience an action adventure with splashing thrills. Kicking off June 15 is SeaWorld’s summer nighttime extravaganza Electric Ocean, featuring special light installations throughout the park, dance parties and the return of SeaWorld’s award-winning show on and over Mission Bay, Cirque Electrique. And everyone’s favorite furry friends are featured in a live musical parade every Saturday and Sunday this summer called the Sesame Street Party Parade. Plus every visit to a SeaWorld park helps support SeaWorld’s animal rescue efforts, with more than 34,000 and counting.
SeaWorld is open 365 days a year and is located on SeaWorld drive off of I-5. For more information visit www.SeaWorldSanDiego.com.
SeaWorld San Diego is one of the most popular marine parks in the world and is a global leader in
marine animal care and welfare, education, conservation, research and rescue. Through exciting
and educational attractions, shows and exhibits, SeaWorld creates fun and meaningful experiences—experiences that matter—where guests can explore, become inspired to care about animals and wild wonders of the world and to act to help protect them. SeaWorld San Diego, which opened in March of 1964, is one of 12 parks operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment