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What's New and Coming to SeaWorld Orlando in 2024

There is always something new to discover at SeaWorld Orlando, and looking forward to 2024, there is an amazing new coaster in the works, and more!

New Rides & Attractions coming to Orlando Theme Parks in 2024

Every year millions of visitors come to Orlando to experience the best theme parks in the world, and there is always something new and exciting to experience, from the latest rides and attractions to new restaurants, entertainment, and hotels, and the great news is that 2024 is no exception. especially at SeaWorld Orlando.

In 2024 SeaWorld Orlando will debut it's eighth rollercoaster, Penguin Trek, an immersive multi-lunch family coaster, and over at Aquatica a new immersive water slide will also debut in 2024. Plus, looking ahead an on-site hotel is in the works too!

Of course, timelines are subject to change, but as of right now, visitors, and locals alike, will have lots of new experiences to look forward to enjoying in 2024, so hold on tight and enjoy the ride!

 Pipeline: The Surf Coaster

SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando is pushing full steam ahead in its quest to be the rollercaoste capital of Orlando, and in 2023 the theme park introduced Pipeline: The Surf Coaster, a first-of-its-kind 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, and in 2024, yet another first-of-its-kind coaster is coing to SeaWorld!

Penguin Trek

Prepare for Penguin Trek at SeaWorld Orlando, an unforgettable family launch coaster adventure where you will board your snowmobile and race along with your expedition team at up to 43 miles per hour, navigating twists and turns and narrowly escaping the crumbling hazards of an icy cavern.

SeaWorld Orlando announces Penguin Trek, a family launch coaster opening Spring 2024

This new indoor/outdoor family ride set to open in Spring 2024, and is the most immersive addition to the Coaster Capital of Orlando, and with a height requirement of just 42”, it’s the perfect journey for families to share.

SeaWorld Orlando announces Penguin Trek

Described by SeaWorld 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.

Penguin Trek at SeaWorld Orlando will be a unique family friendly coaster experience with riders aboard a snowmobile styled ride car on an indoor and outdoor tack that will conclude in SeaWorld's Penguin Habitat.

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.

SeaWorld Orlando announces Penguin Trek, a family launch coaster opening Spring 2024

An experience for the whole family, the ride accommodates rider heights from 42-inches to 77-inches. A unique and immersive blend of coaster thrills and authentic animal interaction offers the whole family the spirit of adventure and exploration, while further connecting SeaWorld's mission and commitment to animal care, education, and research.

proposed new on-site SeaWorld Orlando hotel

SeaWorld Hotel

Looking ahead, SeaWorld Orlando are planning their very first on-site hotel, with plans already submitted to Orange County for a 15-story, 504-room hotel adjacent to the park near the intersection of International Drive and Central Florida Parkway.

The plans include a walkway to the theme park, conference center, ballroom, parking garage, fitness center, restaurant and rooftop bar and terrace.

No timescale is currently known for this project.

Tamariki Twirl at Aquatica Orlando

Aquatica Orlando

In May 2023, Aquatica Orlando debuted the ALL-NEW Turi’s Kid Cove, a kids 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.

In 2024, it will be the big kids having fun, as SeaWorld debut a brand new attraction, Tassie's Underwater Twist.

Florida’s most immersive waterslide, Tassie's Underwater Twist coming 2024 to Aquatica Orlando

Tassie's Underwater Twist

SeaWorld Orlando are bringing a brand new attraction to Aquatica Orlando in the Spring of 2024, Tassie's Underwater Twist, an all-new immersive waterslide will transform the guest ride experience into an awe-inspiring journey through Australia's Shark Bay seagrass meadow.

Described by SeaWorld as an immersive waterslide experience like no other, Tassie's Underwater Twist will transport guests to the depths of the ocean, where they'll glide through a vibrant underwater world teeming with marine life. Manufactured by WhiteWater West Industries, the enhanced slide measures 129 feet in length and features a super-bowl element enjoyed by riders on a two-person innertube. As the rider reaches the unique bowl of the slide they’ll begin to circle around the basin and find themselves surrounded by lush seagrass meadows, schools of colorful fish, and even the occasional shark. To enhance the immersive experience, Tassie's Underwater Twist will feature a synchronized video display and a captivating orchestral score. The video projections will bring the underwater world to life, while the music will evoke a sense of wonder and excitement. In addition to being an exhilarating waterslide ride, Tassie's Underwater Twist will also provide an educational perspective for guests. Visual components along the path of the ride will enlighten visitors about the importance of seagrass meadows and the marine life that depends on them.

SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival

SeaWorld Orlando 2024 Special Events

From free live concerts to events fit for foodies to festive holiday celebrations, SeaWorld Orlando has packed their 2024 calendar full of family fun all year long!

Three Kings Celebration

January 5 - 7, 2024

Join us for Three Kings Day, a royal celebration to commemorate the arrival of the Three Wise Men.

Inside Look

January 13 - 15 & January 20 - 21, 2024

Meet the SeaWorld team and hear their personal stories about caring for our animals and learn more about their life-saving work.

Just For Kids Weekend

January 27 - 28, 2024

During Just for Kids Weekend at SeaWorld, enjoy hands-on activities, dance parties, photo opportunities with characters and much more throughout this family-friendly celebration.

Elmo's Birthday Celebration

January 29 - February 4, 2024

Celebrate Elmo's Birthday with meet-and-greets, an interactive DJ dance party, and even more surprises.

Seven Seas Food Festival

Select Dates, February 2 - May 19, 2024

Join us to sip and sample your way around the world with exciting flavors and local craft beers, plus live performances.

Mardi Gras

February 8 - 18, 2024

Let the good times roll with limited-time food, cocktails, entertainment and live music – Mardi Gras style as part of our Seven Seas Food Festival.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

March 7 - 10 & 14 - 17, 2024

Enjoy a taste of St. Patrick's Day at SeaWorld Orlando as part of our Seven Seas Food Festival.

Cinco de Mayo

April 25 - 28 & May 2 - 5, 2024

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at SeaWorld Orlando with authentic music, delicious Mexican cuisine, and festive entertainment as part of our Seven Seas Food Festival.

Viva La Música

Weekends, June 1 - 30, 2024

Experience this festive, family-friendly Latin celebration in a new way as you dance to the hottest music, sample fiery flavors, shop for authentic souvenirs, and much more.

Bands, Brew & BBQ

Select Dates, July 6 - August 25, 2024

Enjoy mouth-watering BBQ, thirst-quenching brews and live concerts this summer.


Select Dates, September 6 - November 2, 2024

A new terror has surfaced, and there’s nowhere to hide. Howl-O-Scream has washed ashore at SeaWorld Orlando, and this time, the fear is everywhere. A separately-ticketed event.

Halloween Spooktacular

Select Dates, September 7 - November 3, 2024

At SeaWorld Spooktacular, trick-or-treat and meet silly Halloween characters during this family-friendly daytime event.

Christmas Celebration

Select Dates, November 8 - January 2, 2025

This is where holiday traditions are made, with delicious food, stunning live shows, delightful holiday shopping and joyous entertainment.

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration

Aquatica Orlando 2024 Special Events

Beach Nights

Select Nights, January – February 2024

Beach Nights are back with fun games and Blockbuster hits on Orlando’s largest beach!

Polar Plunge

February 10, 2024

Join some of the coolest fans of Special Olympics Florida for a dip in the wintry waters. Visit to register!

The Ultimate Playdate

Select days, April – August 2024

A Pass Member Exclusive Event! Enjoy early entry to Turi’s Kid Cove, complimentary continental breakfast and pass exclusive offers!

Pass Member Friends & Family Night

Select nights, April – October 2024

A Pass Member Exclusive Event! Enjoy culinary offerings and special priced guest tickets!

Aloha to Summer

Saturdays & Sundays in June 2024

Say “Aloha” to summer with games, dance parties and exclusive food & beverage offerings!

Fiesta Aquatica

Select days - September 1-30, 2024

Join the celebration with Latin beats and delicious treats!

Beach Nights

Select Nights October – December 2024

Grab your popcorn and enjoy Holiday favorite films under a starry sky!

Fiesta Aquatica at SeaWorld Orlando

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Jan 17

I didn't see the part where they're expanding the tanks for the whales

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