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SeaWorld Orlando to launch year-long 60th Anniversary Celebrations with exciting Launch Party!

60th Anniversary celebrations get underway at SeaWorld Orlando this month with a not-to-be-missed party, plus a year-long celebration that includes new rides and attractions, new presentations and shows and special pass promotions.

SeaWorld Orlando to launch year-long 60th Anniversary Celebrations with Huge Launch Party!

SeaWorld is turning 60 this year, and SeaWorld Orlando has big plans to celebrate all year long, starting on March 21st – 60 years to the day that SeaWorld first opened its gates in San Diego. Plus, for a limited time, guest can purchase Tickets, Fun Cards and Annual Passes for up to 30% off. 

SeaWorld Orlando to launch year-long 60th Anniversary Celebrations with Huge Launch Party!

To get the celebration started, SeaWorld Orlando is hosting a 60th Anniversary launch party March 21-24 that will feature:

  • A celebratory cake cutting at park opening with Jon Peterson, SeaWorld Orlando Park President. Jon will speak to guests and reflect upon the company’s 60 years. This ceremony will take place each day at 10 a.m., and guests will receive a free cupcake, while supplies last.

  • New and exclusive vintage merchandise, including reusable water bottles, plush animals, snow globes, backpacks, notebooks, blankets, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, a custom Precious Moments collectible, and more.

  • For the first time in recent years, guests can see Shamu & Crew together again and take a commemorative photo with them. Kids of all ages will love meeting costume characters - Shamu, Coral the Dolphin, Sydney the Shark, and Puck the Penguin!

  • Commemorative in-park screens sharing memorable moments in the parks from guests and ambassadors. Guests are invited to share their own images and videos of their favorite SeaWorld memories using #SeaWorld60.

  • A special gallery of historic photos and memorabilia from the park over the past 60 years will be located in the Pass Member’s Lounge.

"We are thrilled to celebrate 60 years of creating enriching, animal care experiences, exhilarating rides and all-around fun for everyone with our family - the exceptional guests, ambassadors and partners that have made SeaWorld the special place it is today," said Marc Swanson, Chief Executive Officer of United Parks & Resorts Inc. "As we look to the next 60 years and beyond, we are excited about the future and the one-of-a-kind experiences that will continue to inspire the next generation of guests."

SeaWorld Orlando to launch year-long 60th Anniversary Celebrations with Huge Launch Party!

To add more excitement to 2024, SeaWorld Orlando, already recognized as the Coaster Capital of Orlando with an impressive array of heart-pounding rides, is about to take your breath away once again with its all-new attraction – “Penguin Trek” – the eagerly awaited eighth coaster to join the park's ever-expanding ride portfolio.

Designed as THE ultimate family launch coaster experience, “Penguin Trek” features a unique snowmobile styled ride car where once aboard, riders will embark on an exhilarating journey through the breathtaking vastness of Antarctica as they join a penguin research mission unlike any other.

Featuring two exhilarating launches and a maze of twists and turns, this unforgettable coaster moves at speeds of up to 43 mph across a 3,020-foot track that traverses both indoors and outside. Yet, what sets this experience apart as truly extraordinary is its unparalleled finale: as the coaster comes to a halt, guests find themselves not in a simulated penguin colony, but in the very heart of SeaWorld Orlando’s own penguin habitat.

This unique and immersive blend of family coaster thrills and authentic animal interaction offers an opportunity for the whole family to connect with the enchanting world of these captivating penguins, making it a one-of-a-kind adventure that will forever remain etched in their memories.


Plus, coming soon, exciting new presentations and shows, craveable new food and beverage options and more exclusive, collectible merchandise.

SeaWorld Orlando to launch year-long 60th Anniversary Celebrations with Huge Launch Party!

The best way to take in the 60th Anniversary Celebrations and everything happening at SeaWorld parks this year is with an Annual Pass. Annual Passholders enjoy 12 months of visits with special benefits like exclusive access to new events and attractions, FREE parking, FREE guest tickets, access to special VIP events, savings on merchandise and more! Guests are invited to check out the park's local webpages for special offers on tickets and passes – SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio and SeaWorld San Diego.

SeaWorld Orlando to launch year-long 60th Anniversary Celebrations with Huge Launch Party!

Since opening for the first time in 1964, SeaWorld has provided meaningful experiences that educate and inspire guests of all ages to care about marine life. The "So Much More to Sea" 60th anniversary campaign continues to deliver on this commitment and promises to provide guests with enriching experience for years to come.

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