Today SeaWorld celebrates its 48th anniversary. This is also an exciting milestone for original team member Charli Manzano who recently celebrated her 48th anniversary with SeaWorld San Diego.
Charli, the only original team member still working at the park, was hired by SeaWorld’s founder, George Millay, on March 14, 1964, just one week before the park opened to the public. Starting at the original lagoon dolphin show, Charli later moved to the culinary department where she spent nearly two decades. After serving in various positions in food service, Charli transferred to the marketing department working in group sales. She is the now the first friendly face that meets business visitors to park serving at our reception desk. Charlie has and continues to love every minute of being part of the SeaWorld team and said, “I’m looking forward to my 50th anniversary.” Happy Anniversary to SeaWorld and Charli!!!