SeaWorld marks 50th anniversary with 3-park countrywide celebration, adding a Sea of Surprises to Orlando

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SeaWorld has kicked off a celebration of its 50th anniversary across the United States with a Sea of Surprises in San Diego, San Antonio, and Orlando. The San Diego park is the one that started it all, since growing to entertain thousands of guests for 5 decades, expanding countrywide.

To commemorate the beginning of the company’s 50th anniversary, SeaWorld Orlando held a morning celebration today featuring performers from many of their popular theme park shows as well as the debut of a new song called “Beneath the Blue,” performed at the park’s entrance.


Video: SeaWorld celebrations 50th anniversary in Orlando


SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando

SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando

SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando

SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando

SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando

SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando

SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando

SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando

SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando

Throughout the next 18 months, SeaWorld Orlando will feature a few new entertainment offerings roaming the park, including a comedic landscaping team called Splash Dance ready to drench guests, a wandering tinkerer creating surprising visuals called Bubble Blowout, and the SeaWorld Surprise Squd, which will be giving away prizes randomly throughout the park such as access to rides, behind-the-scenes experiences, merchandise, and more.

SeaWorld Orlando has also brought back the SEA Garden in a new form, featuring sculptures made from trash they’ve picked up from beaches. To date, SeaWorld Orlando has rescued more than 23,000 animals since the park opened in 1973.

SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando

SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando

SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando

SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando

SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando

SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando

SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando

SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando

The celebration continues this summer when SeaWorld Orlando premieres a new show called Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up The Night on June 21.

To find out more information about the 50th anniversary celebration, visit SeaWorld.com/celebration.

More photos from SeaWorld’s 50th anniversary celebration kickoff at SeaWorld Orlando:
(Photos by Michael Gavin)

7 Comments

  1. Eric B. Freeman

    I wonder Universal would make the event party at all of their parks by celebrating the 100th anniversary of Universal Studios Hollywood theme park in 2015.

    1. Ryan R

      I’d say there is a good chance that they might.

      1. Eric B. Freeman

        In my mind, I think it would be called “100 Years of the Entertainment Capital of L.A.” for Universal Studios Hollywood and “100 Years of Universal Entertainment” for other Universal theme parks, similar to “Happiest Homecoming on Earth” for Disneyland and “Happiest Celebration on Earth” for other Disney parks which were already been celebrated for Disneyland’s 50th anniversary in 2005.

  2. Elizabeth Rees

    50 years of captivity and the suffering of marine mammals is nothing to celebrate. Our family, friends, neighbors and kid’s schools are celebrating by NOT attending marine parks that exploit animals for entertainment

    1. Lcarlo

      You got that right, we won’t be celebrating 50 years of slavery of intelligent cetaceans. Money over ethics.

      1. Pro Cap

        Oh, gosh. In lieu of all the “I wonder how much SeaWorld paid them to do (fill in the blanks)”…
        How much did Ms. Ingrid Newkirk of PETA pay you for that comment?

    2. Jeff Lynch

      Elizabeth, with all due respect, I wonder if you ever speak out against the “suffering” of all the many human beings who are locked up in “captivity”, either for crimes they did not commit or for things like drug charges that are ridiculous to imprison people over. What about people who are in effectively what’s become debtor’s prisons, because they can’t pay child support or they owe taxes that are outrageous. Are you worked up over that, too?

      What about other outrageous things that happen to your fellow human beings, like how most minorities in this country live in abject squalor. Do your family, friends, neighbors and the kids’ school ever get worked up about any of this?

      Just asking if anything negative affecting your fellow humans upsets you, or if your big thing in life is just being inarticulately angry at Sea World.

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