SeaWorld Orlando News

SeaWorld Announces Seven Seas FestivalSeaWorld Announces Seven Seas Festival
January 23, 2017
Beginning Feb. 11 and continuing on Saturdays through May 13, guests can visit the new food festival, which features some of the same components that they have come to love at the theme park's other festivals - special food to purchase and enjoy and concerts that are included in the day's admission.


SeaWorld Orlando's 2016 Christmas Celebration Sparkles with Rudolph and More!SeaWorld Orlando's 2016 Christmas Celebration Sparkles with Rudolph and More!
November 30, 2016
SeaWorld Orlando kicked off its Christmas Celebration this past weekend with new characters Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends, new features added to its Sea of Trees light show and the return of Clyde and Seamore's Countdown to Christmas show. SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration takes place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through December 11 and then runs daily December 16 through 31.


SeaWorld Orlando Blue Friday Deals!SeaWorld Orlando Blue Friday Deals!
November 22, 2016
SeaWorld Orlando is preparing to celebrate "Blue Friday" (its version of Black Friday) and is offering quite a few deals to save you some green. There are a number of Buy One, Get One offers, and new for the first this year, shoppers can give the gift of Discovery Cove with discounted admission packages that allow the gift recipient to choose their own reservation date. The offers are available online beginning at 12:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25.


SeaWorld's Halloween SpooktacularSeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular
October 21, 2016
Halloween meets the sea each weekend during SeaWorld Orlando's Halloween Spooktacular. The family-friendly event immerses guests in an underwater "fantasea" with trick-or-treating, whimsical pumpkin fish, sea-themed arts and crafts, and up-close animal encounters.


What's New and Next for SeaWorld Orlando 2017What's New and Next for SeaWorld Orlando 2017
September 29, 2016
SeaWorld Orlando has announced eight new ways it plans to take visitors under the sea and inspire them with marine life in 2017.

Perhaps the most-talked-about addition is the Virtual Reality experience that will be added to Kraken in time for the summer season. Kraken will be the first roller coaster in Central Florida to have a Virtual Reality overlay.


Central Florida Coaster Challenge Part #1Central Florida Coaster Challenge Part #1
September 06, 2016
Ever consider riding all the coasters in Central Florida? We took up the challenge - you can see how we did. Part #1 covers SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.


Florida Coaster Challege 8/16/16Florida Coaster Challege 8/16/16
August 15, 2016
Guest Blogger Jeremiah Good is attempting to ride 27 coasters in Central Florida on August 16th. Follow along.


Jack Hanna to Entertain at SeaWorldJack Hanna to Entertain at SeaWorld
August 14, 2016
"Jungle Jack" Hanna is also back for another weekend of storytelling at SeaWorld Orlando on August 20-21. The conservationist, author and television personality will share animal facts and his travel tales during interactive presentations at the Nautilus Theater. The shows are included with park admission.

SeaWorld also will have several opportunities for guests to individually interact with Hanna at the park for an additional charge. A package that includes a meet-and-greet plus a reserved seat to his 1 p.m. Saturday show is $39 per person. Guests can Dine With Shamu for dinner Saturday, meet Hanna and have a reserved seat at his 3 p.m. show for $59 per person. On Sunday, guests can opt to Dine With Shamu for breakfast, meet Hanna and have reserved seating at his 11:30 show for $49 per person. Pass members receive a 10 percent discount for all Hanna events. Tickets can be purchased online now.


Summer Soak Party Hosted by SeaWorldSummer Soak Party Hosted by SeaWorld
August 11, 2016
SeaWorld Orlando hosts Summer Soak Party, Jack Hanna Weekend -- SeaWorld Orlando's all-ages Summer Soak Party, which features a DJ, dancers and lots of water activities, is being offered from noon to 6 p.m. daily now through August 14, and then on weekends through September 5. It is included with regular admission or an annual pass.


SeaWorld Event Honors Florida First RespondersSeaWorld Event Honors Florida First Responders
August 04, 2016
SeaWorld Orlando, Firehouse Subs and Coca-Cola are honoring Florida first responders for their bravery, sacrifice and service with a special opportunity to spend a day at the park with their families. Now through August 31, first responders can register to receive free admission to SeaWorld Orlando through September 30. In addition to complimentary admission, qualified first responders receive up to four discounted tickets for friends and family for just $49.50 per person, a savings of 50 percent off general admission. Qualifying first responders include: Florida Fire Rescue First Responders; Florida EMT/EMS Employees; Florida Law Enforcement Officers; Florida 911 Dispatchers. Qualifying first responders should visit for more information on how to register. Tickets must be used by September 30, 2016.


MAKO Hypercoaster POV - VideoMAKO Hypercoaster POV - Video
June 10, 2016
Our tween reporter, Lauren, rides SeaWorld's newest and fastest coaster MAKO. Point of View video of the experience.


Behind the Wall: MAKO SeaWorld's Newest CoasterBehind the Wall: MAKO SeaWorld's Newest Coaster
May 12, 2016
Guest Blogger Jeremiah Good went behind the walls at SeaWorld for a first look at their newest coaster called MAKO. See test run footage of the coaster as well as behind the wall photos and interviews with key staff on the making and themeing!


FantaSea Celebration Continues at SeaWorldFantaSea Celebration Continues at SeaWorld
October 18, 2015
SeaWorld Orlando's Halloween Spooktacular returns for remaining weekends in October with its 'FantaSea' celebration.


Cold Weather Tips for Central Florida VisitorsCold Weather Tips for Central Florida Visitors
February 13, 2015
Florida might be a subtropical paradise, but it does get cold here at times, as this week's front proves. How will the cold affect your visit to Orlando theme parks such as Walt Disney World and Seaworld? When the mercury dips below 50, some things change even if others remain the same. Here are a few things of which to be aware.


Mac N Cheese Competition Orange County Convention CenterMac N Cheese Competition Orange County Convention Center
August 21, 2014
Need a fun, inexpensive activity in Orlando for your family this weekend?

Look no farther than the Orange County Convention Center, which is the location for the first O-Town MacDown on Saturday. Sponsored by SeaWorld, the competition gives professional chefs and amateur cooks the opportunity to vie for the title of Orlando's Mac-n-Cheese Champion. And attendees will benefit from their efforts with an invitation to sample their creations.


Tips for Visiting the Parks in Cold TempsTips for Visiting the Parks in Cold Temps
January 03, 2014
Florida might be a subtropical paradise, but it does get cold here at times, as this week's front proves. And, though "Frozen" might be a big winter hit in the theaters right now, you don't have to spend your days in the Orlando theme parks experiencing the same.

How will the cold affect your visit to Orlando theme parks such as Walt Disney World and Seaworld? When the mercury dips below 50, some things change even if others remain the same. Here are a few things of which to be to be aware:


Cost Savings Deals from SeaworldCost Savings Deals from Seaworld
November 28, 2013
Like the other big theme parks in Central Florida, SeaWorld Orlando is a busy place during the holidays. And not only does the marine park have plenty of special experiences for guests, it also offers quite a few money-saving deals for visitors and residents alike during this holiday season.


SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular
October 09, 2013
SeaWorld Orlando kicked off its Halloween Spooktacular with a splash this past weekend, taking guests into the "FantaSea" of the fall holiday. The celebration, which features trick-or-treating, takes place from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in October.


SeaWorld Orlando's Halloween SpooktacularSeaWorld Orlando's Halloween Spooktacular
September 26, 2013
Join SeaWorld Orlando every weekend in October for silly, spooky fun at Halloween Spooktacular. During this daytime event, families will be immersed in an underwater "fantasea" filled with trick-or-treating, dancing with sea fairies and pumpkin fish and sea-themed arts and crafts.

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular takes place weekends in October: 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27, from 12 to 8 p.m., leaving the littlest of trick-or-treaters wide-eyed for all of the fun-filled activities. Halloween Spooktacular is included with park admission.


Discovery Cove Florida Resident DealDiscovery Cove Florida Resident Deal
September 08, 2013
This week, Discovery Cove announced a Florida-resident deal that really is a great value. My family took advantage of this offer last year, and we think it was worth every penny.

Through the end of the year, Florida residents can book the Dolphin Swim Day for $219 per person. That's about half the price during peak times, such as the summer, when visitors from out of state pay as much as $399 per person. What also makes this Florida-resident deal so sweet is that it includes unlimited admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica water park through Jan. 31, 2014, after your day at Discovery Cove.