SeaWorld is amping up for 2018 with a roster of new and returning events.
What’s in store? You can enjoy Electric Eel, the tallest roller coaster in town soaring skyward 150 feet just in time for summer; the always-adorable Elmo starring in an all-new Sesame Street Parade in the spring; and seasonal events to fill a family’s calendar all year long. Plus, SeaWorld’s new SOCAL Pass which is on sale for less than $100 bucks makes SeaWorld an affordable visit no one can resist.
The all-new SOCAL Annual Pass, at only $99.99, is a mere $10 more than the cost of a single-day admission (now $89.99). The value of the pass extends far beyond the price, as it includes 12 months of unlimited admission, free parking, two free guest tickets and discounts on in-park purchases and special member-only events, totaling more than $400 in annual value. SeaWorld is also offering the annual pass on easy payments of less than $9 a month through the park’s EZPay program, with no down payment, which means that a family can visit SeaWorld for a monthly payment less than the cost of a night out to the movies.
Along with SeaWorld’s new roller coaster Electric Eel opening next summer, the park has a lineup of year-round seasonal events, all connected to a cause that reflects SeaWorld’s Park-to-Planet commitment to help save the ocean and the amazing creatures that live there.
NEW–ELECTRIC EEL OPENS SUMMER 2018
Electric Eel will be the tallest and fastest roller coaster in town! Bringing a whole new level of excitement to the park, this triple-launch experience will thrust riders forward and backward, accelerate to more than 60 mph in seconds and rocket skyward nearly 150 feet, opening up an upside-down view of Mission Bay! Riders, and non-riders, can also learn about the elusive eel through an interactive game and by checking out an exhibit with California moray eels. Fans can follow the progress of Electric Eel at #EElectrified.
NEW–MEET THE ANIMALS: SELECT WEEKENDS JANUARY 2018
SeaWorld turns inside out and invites guests to an intimate behind-the-scenes experience led by the experts who care for animals every day. In addition to meeting dolphins, sea turtles, and otters, guests will also enjoy free tours of SeaWorld’s Animal Health and Rescue Center, where they will meet members of the SeaWorld Rescue Team in person, and learn what they can do in their everyday lives to help animals in the wild.
LUNAR NEW YEAR: SELECT WEEKENDS, FEBRUARY 2018
During this one-of-a-kind festival, park visitors won’t want to miss an incredible Chinese acrobat show, amazing local cultural performances and mouthwatering culinary delights. Celebrating the Year of the Dog in 2018, SeaWorld will present a Puppy Garden where guests can cuddle with adorable dogs, while learning more about adopting animals from local shelters.
SEVEN SEAS CRAFT BEER & FOOD FESTIVAL: SELECT DATES IN MARCH AND APRIL 2018
Embarking on a global gastronomic cruise without leaving SeaWorld, guests will savor palate-pleasing flavors from around the world. The Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival will feature more than 80 craft beers, nearly 60 international gourmet offerings and a new culinary challenge featuring seven dishes prepared with some of the world’s most exotic ingredients.
NEW–SESAME STREET PARADE: WEEKENDS IN MAY AND JUNE 2018
The iconic brand expands out of the Sesame Street Bay of Play and onto the park’s pathways with the addition of a neighborhood street party parade. This event features everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends (including Elmo!), themed floats, contemporary tunes including Sesame Street favorites and two show-stopping performances throughout the parade route. SeaWorld San Diego is the only place to see this exclusive parade in California.
ELECTRIC OCEAN: SELECT DATES JUNE THROUGH AUGUST 2018
Electric Ocean transforms SeaWorld into a sea of glowing color and energy. When the sun goes down, the park comes alive with a celebration of illumination, featuring the exhilarating and popular nighttime show Cirque Electrique and electrifying dance parties.
SEAWORLD’S HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR
SELECT WEEKENDS IN SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER 2018
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular, San Diego’s premier not-too-spooky, family-fun extravaganza, will be back, with an all-new Halloween-themed Sesame Street parade, plus the family-friendly celebration of the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, free candy at 12 ocean-inspired trick-or-treat stations, an undersea pumpkin patch with wacky costume characters and Clyde & Seamore’s Big Halloween Bash sea lion and otter show.
SEAWORLD’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: SELECT DATES NOVEMBER 2018–JANUARY 2019
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration features O Wondrous Night, a heartwarming live nativity story told through the eyes of the animals; the return of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; amazing animal shows with a holiday twist; Santa’s Christmas Village; and more than a million twinkling lights.