SeaWorld Orlando unveils plans for is 60th anniversary celebration

ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld is turning 60 this year and is getting ready to celebrate in style – all year long.


Starting on March 21, 60 years to the day that SeaWorld first opened its gates in San Diego, SeaWorld Orlando will kick-off a 60th Anniversary launch party.

The launch party will take place from March 21-24 and feature a celebratory cake cutting at park opening, taking place each day at 10 a.m., and guests will receive a free cupcake, while supplies last.

The anniversary celebration will also feature 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.

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Memorable moments from guests and ambassadors will be shared on screens in the park.

Guests are invited to share their own images and videos of their favorite SeaWorld memories using #SeaWorld60.

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Already recognized as the Coaster Capital of Orlando, 2024 brings news excitement with its all-new attraction – “Penguin Trek” – the eagerly awaited eighth coaster to join the park’s ever-expanding cast of coasters.

“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,” according to a news release.

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