SeaWorld parks sign 10-year deal with Coke

Posted Monday, December 19, 2011 8:55 AM | Contributed by Jeff

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment said Friday it has signed a 10-year sponsorship deal with the Coca-Cola Co., making Coke the "official refreshment beverage" in Orlando-based SeaWorld's 10 U.S. theme parks.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 11:13 AM
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Jeff said:
...Bottled water is wasteful.

No more so than bottled soda.


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 11:16 AM

There's really only one way you can get soda into your mouth if you don't work at the soda (syrup) factory - some sort of vessel, be it a cup, bottle or bag.

Water is pumped pretty much everywhere, requiring only a spigot or some such contraption in order to drink.

So I'd disagree that bottled soda is just as wasteful as bottled water.


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 11:17 AM
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What Brandon said.


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 11:19 AM
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A) You don't have to drink the soda, because water is available

B) In this instance (as with most), there are also soda fountains with cups available

I do feel that bottled water is wasteful in many situations (not all), but no more wasteful than soda (a luxury).


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 11:26 AM

By that measure, drinking soda at all is wasteful anyplace where a water fountain is available. In that case, a cup is still wasteful by comparison.

And frankly, I would tend to agree with that. Your body (excluding the pleasure areas of your brain) wants H20, not caramel coloring, citric acid and corn syrup. :)


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 11:44 AM
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Well, yeah, that's what I was getting at :).

Soda is a luxury. I rarely drink soda myself (I'm more of a social drinker).

More people should bring empty reusable water bottles to parks and refill them.


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 11:50 AM
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djDaemon said:
Your body (excluding the pleasure areas of your brain) wants H20, not caramel coloring, citric acid and corn syrup. :)

I'm pretty sure that I've retrained my body over the years. It not only wants, but now needs, caramel coloring, citric acid and corn syrup to function properly.

I couldn't tell you the last time I drank tap water.

I am not the solution. :)

As far as Coke vs Pepsi. Even when I was a Pepsi drinker, I preferred Coke from the fountain to Pepsi. I don't think fountain Pepsi tastes right while Coke seems to taste even better.


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 11:52 AM
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^Agreed. More agreed. Yet more agreed. And finally, one last time.

Are you sure you're not my (conservative) alter-ego? ;)

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 11:53 AM
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Fountain Coke and Rum (Or Jack, or Red Stag) = Yum


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:05 PM

The fountain by Disaster Transport has always been one of the best in the park although on one visit last year, it was blah. Not cold at all and we were disappointed (hopefully it was just a bad day for it). We've also found the one by Town Hall to be very cold and refreshing. Another one is the fountain in front of Blue Streak, it's usually pretty cold.

As far as bottled water goes, I buy Dasani when I need it. During the summer with entire weekends being spent at softball fields with no fountains in sight, bottled water is a must. If Dasani isn't available then I'll go with Aquafina.

I will not under any circumstances drink Pepsi. Can't stand it, but love Coke, especially from a fountain when mixed properly. So I'm all for Coke products coming to CF. Mountain Dew is the only Pepsi product that I care for.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:06 PM
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rollergator said:
Are you sure you're not my (conservative) alter-ego? ;)

Pretty sure I am.


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:39 PM

Tekwardo said:
More people should bring empty reusable water bottles to parks and refill them.

When I do purchase bottled water at a park, which again is rare, I'll refill that thing all day. It's actually convenient in that I can ditch it if I need to.

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Even when I was a Pepsi drinker, I preferred Coke from the fountain to Pepsi. I don't think fountain Pepsi tastes right while Coke seems to taste even better.

I agree. Very rarely do I come across fountain Pepsi that tastes like Pepsi should. I think Coke tastes good (well, as good as non-alcoholic Coke can) at a wide range of syrup-to-carbonated water ratio.

And I prefer canned Pepsi to bottled, yet bottled Coke to canned. Can't explain that.


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:43 PM
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Jeff said:
The water fountain by the exit for Disaster Transport has the best water. Bottled water is wasteful.

I agree. However, when I'm outside the Great Lakes area, I can rarely tollerate tap water. Especially in Orlando where most tap that I've tried has an overwhelming sulfur taste.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:52 PM
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Count me in the group who thinks fountain Pepsi usually doesn't taste right.
From a fountain I prefer Mt. Dew.
If its Coke products, i usually will get diet.
From cans or bottles, I prefer regular Pepsi or Diet Coke and think Mt. Dew is too sweet. Yeah, I know I'm complicated. :-)
Although, I'm not so picky that I will stop drinking pop if what I prefer isn't available.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 1:04 PM
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Orlando water is pretty terrible. We're kind of spoiled in Ohio, because Cleveland city water is one of the cleanest supplies in the country, apparently. My last two dwellings had municipal supplies from wells, and while they were technically "clean," the mineral content was absurdly high.


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 1:09 PM

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We've also found the one by Town Hall to be very cold and refreshing.

Aha! THAT'S the one I was referring to in my post above...the historical building thing.


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 1:18 PM

My last two dwellings had municipal supplies from wells, and while they were technically "clean," the mineral content was absurdly high.

My mom's well water has such high mineral content that when you put ice in it (cooling it down and lowering its solubility limit), it actually precipitates. She installed a high-end filtration system, and it's really made a difference.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:30 PM
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I never drink water. My wife drinks it constantly. Instead of paying $3/bottle all day or trying to find the fountain that isn't piss warm, she got this.

Haven't been to a park, ballgame, zoo, etc yet where they won't fill it at any refreshment stand.


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:32 PM
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Yay! Double post!

...and I'm always surprised at the number of people that prefer Coke in rum. I wonder if it's just because they associate it as a "Rum & Coke"?

I find Pepsi to be a bit sweeter than Coke, and that it brings out the flavors in rum... especially dark rum.

Appleton Estate + Pepsi Throwback = super yum.


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:36 PM
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I prefer Pepsi as a cola, but Coke w/alcohol actually. Maybe it goes back to that whole fountain Pepsi not tasting right or something.


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