This summer, thrill seekers and families alike can enjoy spectacular summer events at both SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica with all-new and returning summer festivities.
June 10th thru August 7th SeaWorld will feature Summer of Mako, a new event that encourages families to explore, be inspired and take action to protect our one ocean. Whether you want to
- Meet animal experts
- Dive deeper into an ocean of interactive games
- Experience Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest coaster Mako
Summer of Mako will have something for everyone.
Mako will be the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster in Orlando. 200 feet high, 73 mph and a track that’s nearly a mile long. Mako is a hypercoaster, which means it’s all about speed, tight turns and that weightless feeling you get at the top of each hill. Mako’s two-acre surrounding realm will be fully themed to sharks, inspiring guests to learn about and care for this mysterious species which needs our help to survive.
· Shark Touch Pool
Guests who have ever dreamed of touching a shark will have the opportunity to do so this summer at SeaWorld Orlando. The Relaxation Station located near Wild Artic will be home to a brand-new educational experience where guests will have the chance to learn about and interact with
- Brownbanded bamboo sharks
- Whitespotted bamboo sharks
- Epaulette sharks
· Interactive Games
Join the frenzy as you race around SeaWorld Orlando to find some of the tallest, fastest and longest creatures that call our oceans home.
*Guests up for the Mako Challenge can make a difference by participating in a park wide text message-based scavenger hunt. Those who complete the Mako Challenge will have $1 donated to the SeaWorld Busch Gardens Conservation Fund on their behalf, benefiting a variety of conservation projects all over the world*
· Animal Experiences
Throughout the park, even more animal ambassadors, educators and animal experts are stationed to share information and stories about the animals in our care and provide up-close meet and greets, scheduled feedings and fun surprises.
· Mako Treats and Exclusive Summer Offers
Summer of Mako will offer several limited time in-park specials and culinary offerings including
- A honey vanilla mako shark cookie
- A SeaWorld exclusive Coca-Cola Freestyle mix
- Mako Blast – a specialty alcoholic beverage only available at Shark’s Underwater Grill
- Mako American Red Ale, a SeaWorld exclusive brew
· Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up The Night
Beginning June 18, experience this returning fan-favorite, a high-energy show featuring original music, amazing production elements and SeaWorld’s majestic killer whales. Shamu Stadium will transform with stylistic lighting and colorful backdrops to create a social and celebratory atmosphere ending with a fireworks finale spectacle.
· Block Party
When the sun goes down, the fun starts up with a nightly Block Party along SeaWorld’s Waterfront. Celebrate summer and dance the night away with high energy music and street entertainment that is sure to provide non-stop fun for all ages.
· Evening Coaster Thrills
SeaWorld’s coasters are a whole different experience when the sun goes down.
SeaWorld Orlando’s 4th of July Weekend Celebration
· Weekend Concerts
On July 2nd and 3rd guests can enjoy performances from Country music icon Lee Greenwood at Bayside Stadium. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m and are included with park admission.
*Reserved seating available for $15, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for more details*
· Fireworks Display
This Fourth of July, enjoy one of Orlando’s most magnificent fireworks displays at SeaWorld Orlando. The night sky will light up as bursts of bright colors fill the air during this spectacular, patriotic-inspired show featuring the 13th Army Band, Florida National Guard. Fireworks are included with park admission and can best be viewed from Bayside Stadium.
*show begins at 10 p.m*
· Military Appreciation Morning
On July 1st SeaWorld Orlando will be opening the park gates one hour early for U.S. active duty military, veterans and up to three guests. Brave Mako during exclusive ride time before park opening. Advance ticket and military ID required.
*Visit WavesOfHonor.com for current active duty and veteran ticket offers*
Beginning July 8th Aquatica heats things up with Island Nights presented by Coca-Cola, an evening celebration of summer, taking place every night through August 6th.
Guests can enjoy
- A special Island Nights soundtrack
- Extended park hours
- A daily happy hour from 5-7 p.m
- Evening menu sizzlin’ with flavor at Waterstone Grill
- Evening kick-off parties with a DJ and dancers on Friday and Saturday nights
*Event included with park admission to Aquatica*