Sea World After Dark Kicks off Memorial Day Weekend


Summer time is fast approaching. All the parks are gearing up their newest attractions and the latest shows. A lot of Orlando parks are even bringing out special programs to draw in the crowds this summer. Sea World is bringing back their popular “Sea World After Dark” beginning May 29th. The atmosphere changes and the music starts rockin as the park gets a little edgier, and a lot more fun after 5 p.m. Don’t worry, it’s not really edgy, but it is different than the normal line up.Also Sea World is offering an all new VIP Tour to get you even closer to some of your favorite animals.

The official release from Sea World:


ORLANDO, Fla. (May 18, 2010) –- This summer at SeaWorld, the nights are cooler and the atmosphere is hotter! SeaWorld AfterDark transforms daytime favorites into nighttime spectacles.

SeaWorld AfterDark showcases the park in a whole new light, with a nighttime rock n’ roll extravaganza, a high-energy Shamu show, a hilarious sea lion show and a mystifying fireworks finale. That’s in addition to being able to experience all that’s awesome day and night, like Manta, up-close animal encounters and spectacular shows. SeaWorld AfterDark begins May 29 and continues through August 15.

Whether day or night, SeaWorld is the place to be this summer for a one-of-a-kind experience, including:

Experience what it’s like to spin, glide, skim and fly with the largest of rays when riding Manta – by moonlight, an even more extraordinary sensation.  A seamless blend of up-close animal encounters with a head-first, face-down flying roller coaster thrill ride, Manta is an adventure only SeaWorld could create.

Shamu Rocks
Shamu Rocks is a spectacular rock ’n roll killer whale show that wows audiences of all ages.  This show is a high-energy concert of unprecedented proportions, combining awe-inspiring killer whales with a stunning light show and music from some of the hottest rock stars in the industry.

SeaWorld’s popular sea lion comedic duo takes the laughs into the night.  Hilarious hijinks ensue in this evening show as the park’s talented sea lions, otters and walrus parody other favorite SeaWorld shows and attractions.


SeaWorld comes to life in a spectacular celebration of soaring fountains and dazzling fireworks.  Through the thrilling and inspirational music of SeaWorld’s most popular shows, families and friends will experience a wondrous connection that lights the night like never before.

Experience the highlights of SeaWorld AfterDark VIP-style. This seven-hour, guided tour includes dinner and an opportunity to feed dolphins, front-of-line access to Manta and reserved seating at exhilarating night shows.

Staying closer to home this summer? The best way to experience SeaWorld again and again, and for the rest of the year, is with a Fun Card.  Adult and child Fun Cards are only $69.95 each, when purchased online at This special resident offer is also available at participating AAA offices throughout Florida.  For more information, visit

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment operates 10 parks across the U.S. including SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio; Busch Gardens parks in Tampa, Fla. and Williamsburg, Va.; Discovery Cove and Aquatica in Orlando; Sesame Place near Philadelphia, Pa.; and water parks Adventure Island in Tampa and Water Country USA in Williamsburg.  The 10 parks play host to 25 million guests each year and employ 26,000 people nationwide. To learn more, visit or call toll-free 1-888-800-5447. Additionally, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment created the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, a non-profit, private charitable foundation committed to supporting wildlife and habitat conservation, research, education and animal rescue programs worldwide. Learn more at