Summertime is on the horizon and Orlando theme parks are readying for the busy season with special events this May. Come enjoy an out of this world experience at Walt Disney World, Kids’ only fun at SeaWorld Orlando, new water rides at Aquatica and so much more.

Walt Disney World:

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - The fun continues to bloom at Epcot with the 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Now through May 28, celebrate spring’s arrival with gorgeous gardens, outdoor kitchens, world-renowned Disney-themed topiaries, exhibits, outdoor concerts and more.

Star Wars Galactic Nights - The force is strong with Walt Disney World this May with the return of Star Wars: Galactic Nights beginning May 27. The family-friendly event invites guests to come and celebrate a galaxy far, far away. You’ll enjoy a universe of fun including a park-wide scavenger hunt, Star Wars characters, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios attractions.

SeaWorld Orlando:

Just For Kids Weekends - Now through May 13, kids can enjoy special kid-only fun at SeaWorld Orlando during the Just For Kids Weekends. The weekends include live concerts starring your child’s favorite performers, dance parties with Elmo and Sesame Street friends and learning about SeaWorld’s many finned, furry and slippered friends.

SeaWorld Inside Look - Meet the SeaWorld team and hear their own stories about caring for the park’s many animals during SeaWorld Inside Look. Animal lovers will be able to see behind-the-scenes and the day-to-day care that SeaWorld’s animal experts provide, as well as life-saving operations of the Rescue Team. The inside look includes 11 locations led by animal care experts and behaviorists. Inside Look takes place now through May 20.

Electric Ocean - SeaWorld Orlando is taking summer nights to a whole new level with Electric Ocean. As the sun goes down, the night comes to life with light and music filled with glowing sea creatures, DJs, and fireworks. Electric Ocean lights up May 25 through September 2.


Ray Rush - SeaWorld Orlando’s water park Aquatica debuts a new water slide this May. Ray Rush will rush riders through enclosed tubes and transparent spheres before an open-air half pipe shaped like a manta ray. Ray Rush opens May 12.

Busch Gardens Tampa:

Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends - You’re invited to join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and other Sesame Street friends during Busch Gardens Tampa’s Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends now through May 20. The event includes hands-on activities, character parades and dance parties.

Run for the Fund 2018 - On May 19 help support animal conservation efforts by taking part in SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund’s Run for the Fund 5K.

Jack Hanna Weekend - Round out May with animal expert Jack Hanna during Jack Hanna Weekend May 26 & 27. Join “Jungle Jack” over Memorial Day Weekend for two days of animal shows, autograph signings and special meet-and-greets.