News Release: 11/14/2018

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November 14, 2018


MARINELAND, Fla. — After opening 80 years ago as a Hollywood filming destination, Marineland Dolphin Adventure will return to theaters in the forthcoming film Bernie the Dolphin and its just-announced sequel.    

Bernie the Dolphin is a family adventure that filmed at Marineland in February 2018. The movie tells the story of a Florida brother and sister and their mission to save their favorite beach and dolphin friend Bernie. Kevin Sorbo (TV’s “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”) and Patrick Muldoon (Starship Troopers) star in the film, along with young actors Lola Sultan and Logan Allen. Marineland dolphin Aqe appeared as the film’s namesake.
Bernie will debut in theaters and on demand December 7, 2018. Based on the pre-release success of the film – which has already sold in over 135 countries – the production of Bernie the Dolphin 2 was announced in Variety on November 1.
Area residents can join in the movie magic. Marineland guests will have the opportunity to view the filming of Bernie 2 in person at the park this December. Plus, the public is invited to a special red-carpet screening of Bernie the Dolphin with the movie’s stars December 16 at the Epic Theater in Palm Coast.
“We are delighted to be back in the movie business and making a splash with the Bernie the Dolphin series,” said Marineland Dolphin Adventure Vice President/General Manager Gary Inks. “Bernie showcases the love of marine life and passion for conservation that are vital to Marineland’s 80-year legacy.”
Marineland opened in 1938 as the world’s first oceanarium. The park was originally known as Marine Studios and appeared in films including Marine Circus (1939), The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), and Sea Dream (1978).  
More information about Marineland Dolphin Adventure is available online at, where Florida residents can save 20% with promo code FLRESIDENT for a limited time.  
The movie’s offical website is, and the trailer is available at
Please direct media inquiries to Gary Inks, Vice President/General Manager of Marineland Dolphin Adventure at or Keith Gold of GOLD & Associates at or 904-285-5669.





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