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
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.
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)