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What's Happening at SeaWorld Orlando in May

Updated: Jun 12, 2023

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

What's Happening at SeaWorld Orlando

Anytime is a great time to visit SeaWorld Orlando, but May is an especially great time with so much happening, including Sesame Street Weekends, Cinco de Mayo, Viva La Música, and the start of the extra special Summer Spectacular with fireworks and more!

Read on for all the exciting details.

Seven Seas Food Festival  SeaWorld Orlando

Seven Seas Food Festival
Now - May 7, 2023

You only have days left to enjoy this year's Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando featuring oceans of flavor and fun. From foodies to families, everyone will find tasty delights among more than 200 distinct offerings. Explore more than 50 fresh global cuisine choices to pair with over 75 refreshing wine and cocktail selections, including more than 75 craft brews.

With so many exquisite flavors to top off exhilarating coasters and extraordinary animal encounters, our Seven Seas Food Festival is a voyage to stir the soul—and warm the belly

Cinco de Mayo at SeaWorld Orlando

Cinco de Mayo

Now - May 7

FIESTA IN THE STREET – The Wild Arctic Plaza comes to life as entertainers, stilt walkers, and party starters get this full-blown fiesta going. 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

DJ DANCE PARTY – Get your feet moving at this fun-filled party as we spin new and old beats throughout the day. 12:00 p.m. - 6 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC – Immerse yourself in the traditional music of Mexico as classic bands bring their beautiful and bold sounds to Orlando. 12:00 p.m. - 6 p.m.

MEXICAN FLAVORS – Savor new and classic tastes as part of our Seven Seas Food Festival including street corn, tacos al Pastor, tostada de barbacoas, and delicious beer and cocktails. Plus, sip and savor with two limited time menu items- cochinita pibil and blood orange Patrón margarita.

Viva la Música at SeaWorld Orando

Viva la Música

May 13 - May 21, 2023 (Saturdays and Sundays)

Experience all the color and culture in a new way as this festive, family-friendly Latin celebration returns. Viva la Música is included with park admission and runs for two Saturdays and Sundays only, May 13 - 21.

From the hottest Latin entertainment to the coolest attractions and animal adventures, these will be two unforgettable weekends at SeaWorld. Don’t let the sound, spice, and spirit of this special event pass you by.

Rey Ruiz

Saturday, May 13 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Nautilus Theater Rey Ruiz, the Cuban-born salsero known as the "Elvis of Salsa," gained fame in the United States in 1992 after Sony Tropical signed him based on his demo, and his platinum-selling debut album showcased his style reminiscent of 1950s mambo singers, with subsequent successful albums establishing him as a prominent figure in salsa music.

Grupo Mania

Sunday, May 14 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Nautilus Theater Grupo Mania is born in 1993 when the talented and visionary Hector “Banchy” Serrano is able to put together a group with three other talented young men. One of them is one of his eight brothers, Oscar Serrano, to form a 4 piece group and begin this enriching career.

Jon Secada

Saturday, May 20 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Nautilus Theater Jon Secada, a Grammy-winning bilingual artist with a successful career spanning over two decades, has sold 20 million albums, starred on Broadway, and earned international crossover success with hits in English and Spanish. He is also recognized for impact on the music industry through his songwriting, producing, business ventures and philanthropy.

Melina León

Sunday, May 21 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Nautilus Theater Melina León has been one of the most important voices in the tropical music scene for the last two decades. Celebrating 25 years in the industry for 2023, Melina prepares a one-of-a-kind concert to share with her Puerto Rican fans and celebrate her greatest hits.

Guy Harvey Weekend at SeaWorld Orlando

Guy Harvey Weekend
May 19 - 20

Throughout the weekend, fans will enjoy the opportunity to meet Dr. Guy Harvey and purchase new merchandise.

Meet Guy Harvey and learn about his dedication to conservation and his passion for marine wildlife.

Purchase Guy Harvey paintings and merchandise for him to sign at the Xcursions gift shop. Autographs & photos will be available at select times throughout the day and are included with park admission.

Pipeline: The Surf Coaster Official Opening May 27

Pipeline: The Surf Coaster Official Opening
May 27

It’s gonna, gonna, gonna, gonna... It's gonna be MAY 27!

Yes, the official opening date for Pipeline: The Surf Coaster is Saturday, May 27, Memorial Day Weekend.

But if you can't wait until then, Pass Members will be first to ride the wave starting May 12, don't miss your chance to conquer the world's first surf coaster!!

Become a Pass Member today and get to hang ten before opening day.

Summer Nights at SeaWorld Orlando

Summer Nights

May 27 - September 4, 2023

When the sun goes down, the night comes to life with electrifying dance music, colorful lights, and a fireworks spectacular!

More details soon.

Summer Nights at SeaWorld Orlando

Ride & Attraction Schedule Updates

The following areas and attractions are temporarily closed:


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