SeaWorld is celebrating its 60th anniversary starting March 21 at its parks in Orlando, San Antonio, and San Diego. The celebration includes new rides, shows, and a parade, along with special food and merchandise. The celebration will continue throughout the year, inviting guests to enjoy new experiences and share memories using #SeaWorld60.

SeaWorld Marks 60th Year with Spectacular New Experiences for Guests
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SeaWorld Celebrates 60th Anniversary with New Attractions and Special Events

SeaWorld is marking its 60th year since opening in 1964 with a grand celebration across its parks. This special event begins on March 21, exactly 60 years after SeaWorld first opened its doors. The kick-off party will last through March 24 and will be followed by more events during the summer.

The parks in Orlando, San Antonio, and San Diego are all part of the festivities. According to Breaking Travel News, SeaWorld is introducing new rides and attractions, such as "Penguin Trek" in Orlando, "Catapult Falls" in San Antonio, and "Jewels of the Sea: The Jellyfish Experience" in San Diego. These new attractions are set to open in the spring of 2024.

In addition to these rides, SeaWorld is also bringing new entertainment. This includes Cirque-style shows in Orlando and San Antonio, and a live show featuring Shamu and other characters in San Diego. A special parade celebrating SeaWorld's 60th anniversary will debut this summer, featuring popular characters

The celebration is not just about rides and shows. SeaWorld also offers special food and drinks, unique merchandise, and collectibles to commemorate its 60th anniversary. These limited-edition items will be available throughout the year.

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To fully enjoy the 60th-anniversary celebrations, SeaWorld suggests getting an Annual Pass. This pass offers 12 months of visits with benefits like free parking, guest tickets, and discounts on merchandise. More details and special offers can be found on the local webpages for SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Antonio, and San Diego.

SeaWorld's 60th anniversary is not just a celebration of the past, but also a commitment to providing enriching experiences in the future. The "So Much More to Sea" campaign promises to continue inspiring guests about marine life and conservation.

SeaWorld Orlando Hosts Mardi Gras Celebration with Parade and New Flavors

SeaWorld Orlando is gearing up for a special Mardi Gras event starting on Feb. 8. This event is part of the Seven Seas Food Festival, which begins on February 2 and continues until May 19. SeaWorld promises a unique experience filled with the essence of New Orleans.

Visitors can enjoy various activities, including a pop-up parade at the Wild Arctic Plaza. This parade, featuring entertainers and musicians, will capture the Mardi Gras spirit. It will run at select times from 12:30 to 6 p.m.

Click reported that SeaWorld also offers live music that brings the sounds of Cajun and jazz from New Orleans to Orlando. This music can be heard at select times between 12:30 and 6 p.m. Additionally, a lively street party will take over the Wild Arctic Plaza. Here, guests can dance to a DJ's tunes alongside street performers.

For families, SeaWorld has a special craft activity where everyone can make their own Mardi Gras mask. And, of course, there will be food. The festival includes Gulf Coast flavors like Banana Fosters Beignets and Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Jambalaya. Guests can also enjoy a Frozen NOLA Hurricane in a souvenir glass.

Adding to the festive atmosphere, SeaWorld showcases Brazil's Carnaval along the Pipeline Pathway. This area features samba dancers and bright decorations. The Brazilian Market will serve dishes like Galinhada and Pão de Queijo.

SeaWorld's Mardi Gras celebration is a limited-time event, ending on February 18. It is a chance for guests to experience the fun and flavors of a New Orleans-style celebration right in Orlando.

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