There's so much fun stuff happening at SeaWorld Orlando this summer that it's electric! From new shows, unique foods, an underwater dance party, Kraken Unleashed VR coaster and a new nightly fireworks show, this is going to be one of the best SeaWorld summers ever. From now until August 5, you can catch what SeaWorld is calling "Electric Ocean." I had a chance to check out all of the incredible new offerings myself – and what an experience.
SeaWorld and Bubble Legendary present: Pop
This new family-friendly show is all about bubbles, and while that might sound silly, prepare to be amazed. Bubble Legendary's Fan Yang is a world-renowned bubble master and his bubble artistry borders on magic. This show is a ton of fun for kids and kids at heart and contains lots of audience interaction. The finale surrounds the entire audience in thousands of colorful bubbles in an extraordinary display you will never forget. Pop is presented two to four times daily at the Nautilus Theater and will run through September 4.
One of the best roller coasters in Orlando has been transformed into an entirely new one-of-a-kind experience. Kraken Unleashed allows riders to put on a virtual reality helmet. It really feels like you're in a submarine diving down and wherever you look you’ll see sea life and even the mighty sea monster Kraken. The ride is completely different with the VR experience. The visuals are incredibly lifelike and the sounds and music are all you can hear, even while traveling at speeds up to 65 mph. You really feel like you’re racing through underwater canyons and dodging dangerous creatures. The lost city of Atlantis even makes an appearance. It's a whole new way to experience this classic attraction. To go along with the new storyline, the ride entrance and queue have been remodeled. The new Kraken is more squid-like and the new queue is made to look like an underwater sea lab.
Electric Ocean and Club Sea Glow
When the sun goes down, the park comes alive this summer. There are glowing jellyfish decorations, blacklight murals and even live performers roaming the streets dressed as whimsical sea animals. You can sample over 30 new treats like Salted Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream from special event booths located around the park. From 8pm until 10pm, join in the fun during "Club Sea Glow" at Bayside Stadium. This kid-friendly dance party features a DJ, special live performances and fun sea animals that dance and interact with you on the dance floor. Special lighting and lasers make it look like everyone is dancing under the sea! Plus, you can purchase light-up merchandise that glows with the fun and actually reacts to the beat of the music using RFID technology.
Ignite and More
After the dance party ends at Bayside Stadium it's time for SeaWorld Orlando's new nighttime spectacular, Ignite. This nightly show is a definite “can't miss” and will run from now until August 5. It features fountains, lasers, pyrotechnic effects, fireworks and colorful lighting all working in perfect harmony to create a dazzling display set to music. Returning this summer are guests favorites Light Up the Night and Sea Lions Tonite. Light Up the Night is a special nighttime show featuring SeaWorld’s majestic killer whales, and Sea Lions Tonite is a hilarious variety show starring Clyde and Seamore as they parody some of SeaWorld's own attractions.
Now is the best time to visit SeaWorld Orlando – these incredible summer shows and attractions won't last long so be sure to catch them before they're gone.
Orlando, FL – 6/21/17
By: Alicia Stella
Photos By: Alicia Stella