SeaWorld Orlando was presented two prestigious 2019 IAAPA Brass Ring Awards on Wednesday, November 20 during the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando. SeaWorld Christmas Celebration won for most creative property-wide event and Sea Lions Tonite, performed during the summer event Electric Ocean, won for most creative show featuring animals
The IAAPA Brass Ring Awards celebrate achievements of excellence throughout the global attractions industry and are considered one of the industry’s most prestigious honors. The tradition of the brass ring dates back to the 1800s when rings were hung on carousels to pose a fun challenge for riders. Successfully grabbing a ring often earned the rider a prize, including additional free rides. Most rings were made of iron, but a few were made of brass, which was the most coveted and celebrated prize.
“We’re incredibly honored to receive this award,” said SeaWorld Orlando president Kyle Miller of Christmas Celebration. “Our amazing team transforms the park each holiday season, and this year features more than 3 million lights, stunning live shows, delicious food, and endless festivities for the entire family.”
SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration runs from November 23 through December 31, 2019.
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