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SeaWorld Orlando - What's New, Events, Refurbishments & Closures August 2023

Updated: Sep 1, 2023

Check out all the latest news and happenings from SeaWorld Orlando, including special events, limited time offers, ride closures and more.

SeaWorld Orlando - What's New, Events, Refurbishments & Closures

Welcome to another month of special events, closures and refurbishments at SeaWorld Orlando.

We know it can be difficult to keep up to date with what's happening at the theme parks, and that's why we produce this monthly update, so you can enjoy all that's new and happening, and check out which rides and attractions are closed for refurbishment.

SeaWorld Orlando Fireworks

Get ready for a spectacular summer at SeaWorld Orlando, throughout August SeaWorld is celebrating with fun days amped up with gnarly entertainment, thrilling rides and breathtaking presentations, and when the sun goes down, enjoy fiery nights featuring new shows, entertainment and a brilliant fireworks spectacular.

SeaWorld Orlando Pipeline: The Surf Coaster

Pipeline: The Surf Coaster
Now Open!

First up is Pipeline: The Surf Coaster, which is Orlando's newest and most unique coaster.

Pipeline is the first-of-its-kind stand up surf coaster where you experience the rush of launching 110 feet up at 60 mph and feeling every bank and curve as though you’re really riding the waves, thanks to innovative dynamic seats that gives you unparalleled freedom of movement.

Experience the ultimate thrill with the addition of this seventh coaster to the Coaster Capital of Orlando.

Club Sea Glow SeaWorld Orlando Summer Spectacular

Summer Spectacular
Now - September 4, 2023

When the sun goes down, the night comes to life at SeaWorld’s Summer Spectacular! Stay late all summer to immerse yourself in exotic worlds of light and music and experience your favorite SeaWorld attractions in a whole new way.

Dance the night away with world-class DJs for a family-friendly party beneath the waves. Then end the night with Ignite, a fireworks spectacular that brings the brilliance of the sea to the sky above. Put a charge in your summer at SeaWorld’s vibrant Summer Spectacular.

Club Sea Glow SeaWorld Orlando Summer Spectacular

Club Sea Glow

The party amps up in the evening at Bayside Stadium, where a DJ will be mixing dance music all evening leading up to the start of our nighttime fireworks show.

Enjoy plenty of space to spread out and dance while enjoying the entertainment. That includes dancers and high-energy atmospheric acts to get the party going!

Surf Holiday at Nautilus Theater SeaWorld Orlando

Surf Holiday at Nautilus Theater

Surfers and dreamers, join us for the wildest party on the sea! You’ll feel the motion of the ocean in a live stage show with singing, dancing, and an inspiring story of preservation and conservation for the beauty within our living ocean.

SeaWorld Orlando All-New Concert Series

Summer Spectacular Concert Series

Enjoy the Summer Spectacular Concert Series within the Nautilus Theater

  • August 5: A Flock of Seagulls

  • August 6: Skillet

Best of all, the summer concert series is included with park admission.

SeaWorld Orlando in the sunshine

Pearl Divers

This one-of-a-kind experience gives you the chance to watch pearl diving live! Witness a pearl diver pick the perfect Akoya oyster for you in our lagoon. The oyster will produce a beautiful pearl for you to add to a setting of your choice.

In the lagoon next to Oyster's Secret, starting at Noon.

Ignite Fireworks SeaWorld Orlando Summer Spectacular

Ignite Fireworks

Surf the wave to a whole new level with Ignite, a fireworks and fountains spectacular that brings the brilliant colors of the sea to the skies above the park.

The fireworks can be seen from all around SeaWorld’s large central lake, including from Bayside Stadium, The Waterfront, and the Orca Encounter Pathway.

Plus, enjoy a special 4th of July firework spectacular on SeaWorld’s large central lake with inspiring music synced to beautiful fireworks in celebration of America. View from areas like Bayside Stadium or find a spot along the water. This event will bring the red, white, and blue, to you, so be sure not to miss it!

For more details on SeaWorld Orlando's spectacular Sumer events: SeaWorld Orlando

Free Beer  at SeaWorld Orlando

Free Beer
Now - September 4, 2023

It wouldn’t be summer at SeaWorld Orlando without FREE BEER!

When you visit SeaWorld Orlando this summer, from now through until September 4, park guests 21 and older, can enjoy a free 7oz. brew every time you visit!​

The free beer is available daily at Waterway Grill from 11 am until an hour before the park closes. As always, SeaWorld will offer a variety of beers throughout the promotion.

The Craft Beer Festival at SeaWorld Orlando

Craft Beer Festival
Now - September 3, 2023

SeaWorld is serving up an incredible party for craft beer lovers this Summer, with the return of the Craft Beer Festival at SeaWorld Orlando through September 3, 2023.

Taking place weekly on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the festival will feature more than 100 crafts brews, wines, seltzers, and cocktails.

Sample an unbeatable mix of domestic and local Florida favorites. Plus savor more than 15 food items expertly paired to match your preferred brew. And to top it all off, festive entertainment will keep the party going all day long.

Best of all, admission to the Craft Beer Festival is included with admission to SeaWorld Orlando.

Aquatica Orlando summer fun

Aquatica Orlando

Aquatica Orlando, recently voted America’s Best Waterpark for the fourth year in a row by USA Today’s 10Best 2023 Readers Choice awards, is getting ready for a fun filled summer.

Turi’s Kid Cove at Aquatica Orlando Waterpark

Turi’s Kid Cove
Now Open

Grab your best buddies and get ready to splish, splash, spray, and play in this ALL-NEW water adventure attraction filled with watering palms, tipping buckets, spraying jets, water bobbles, and more. Plus, your kids can grab a tube and glide into fun on the ALL-NEW Tamariki Twirl, a kid-sized wave slide designed just for them!

Fun Fact: The ALL-NEW Tamariki Twirl is a smaller version of the water parks big kids slide, KareKare Curl!

Other new attraction in the ALL-NEW Turi’s Kid Cove includes the slides, Zippity Zappity, Slider Rider, Racer Chaser, and Slippity Dippity.

For more info on Aquatica Orlando check out the official website.

American flag at SeaWorld Orlando

Ride & Attraction Refurbishments And Closures

The following areas and attractions are temporarily closed:


SeaWorld Orlando at sunset

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