If you are planning to visit a theme park in Orlando that is home to one of the world’s largest mammals instead of just an over-sized rodent, then chances are you are planning on heading to SeaWorld Orlando.
With rides and attractions, live performances and animal exhibits galore, that certainly sounds like a wise decision.
Beginning last month, SeaWorld Orlando started throwing itself a 50th anniversary party that will go on for 18 months – quite a celebration!
As part of the spectacular 50th anniversary celebration, SeaWorld Orlando has added new wrinkles like an innovative Shamu Show, a mobile bubble lab vehicle, fresh-faced animal ambassadors and seasonal firework finales that will take place when possible.
Even in the hot summer months, the Wild Arctic Ride offers guests at SeaWorld Orlando a cool thing to do. Take a motion-simulated helicopter journey across the icy, treacherous landscapes of the Arctic on your way to an indoor zoo featuring polar bears, beluga whales, and walruses. (Visitors who would just like to go straight to see the animals at Base Station Wild Arctic and forego the flight simulator have the option of doing so.)
Animals from the Arctic aren’t the only critters you’ll find at SeaWorld Orlando. There are also plenty of interesting species to see at the Shark Encounter, Pacific Point Preserve, Dolphin Cove, Stingray Lagoon, Dolphin Nursery, Flamingo Point and Pelican Preserve.
The park is also home to rides like Kraken, Manta, Journey to Atlantis, SkyTower, Turtle Trek, Sea Carousel and the Shamu Express, as well as events like Viva la Música, which begins later this month.
An annual Hispanic festival which SeaWorld Orlando is proud to host, Viva la Música celebrates Latin cuisine, culture and concerts. During the event, executive chef Héctor Colón will prepare a special menu for guests to enjoy while watching concerts from Chino & Nacho (April 26), La India (May 3), Victor Manuelle (May 10) and Olga Tañón (May 17). All concerts are free with SeaWorld admission and begin at 3:00pm.