A new year gives us much to look forward to as well as optimism and hope of bigger and better things to come in the not so distant future. SeaWorld San Diego certainly has made it clear that 2015 will be the most interactive hands-on year to date with the announcement of many brand new and returning offerings, celebrations, and fest ivies for 2015, all the more reason for locals to come back!
What is new for 2015?
The park is starting off with their brand new Lunar New Year Celebration. It has been an up and coming trend for most Southern California theme parks to celebrate rich heritage and culture that is displayed during the Chinese Lunar New Year and SeaWorld will be no exception. In keeping with the Chinese tradition of wishing good fortune and happiness to family and friends, the marine park will celebrate with Lunar New Year at SeaWorld, Feb. 13–16, 21–22 and Feb. 28–March 1. SeaWorld’s Festival Village will feature Asian-inspired culinary offerings and a community stage presented by Coca-Cola* featuring cultural performances celebrating Asia, such as taiko drummers and fan dancers. Also, the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei will perform 25-minute shows at Mission Bay Theater. And, each guest will receive a red envelope with a special gift inside. *Coca-Cola is the official refreshment beverage of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.
At long last Wild Days makes its way to Southern California. The popular SeaWorld Orlando, and Busch Gardens event has certain made a splash with park fans in recent years and it was only a matter of time before it headed out west. Guests can celebrate the natural world we share during SeaWorld Wild Days, getting up-close with SeaWorld’s zoological team and learning firsthand the ways they can make a difference with their own everyday actions. During the March 7–8 weekend, animal conservationist and TV personality Jack Hanna and SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Animal Ambassador Julie Scardina will introduce amazing animals; March 14–15 is “Sea Rescue” weekend, with SeaWorld® team members from the popular ABC show sharing stories of the rescue, rehabilitation and return to the wild of marine animals; March 21-22 and March 28-29 are Generation Nature™ (GenN) weekends, featuring high-energy, fun-filled shows packed with cool animal facts designed to inspire kids to become game changers for nature. Shows will be performed at Mission Bay Theater.
Also new for 2015 is the Craft Beer & Food Festival and you better not forget your appetite! Foodies and craft beer aficionados are going to love SeaWorld’s Craft Beer & Food Festival, featuring craft beer from Stone Brewing Co. and other local breweries, plus international cuisine representing California fusion, Europe, the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. Wine will also be served and local bands will perform throughout the day at Garden Plaza. Dates are: May 2–3, 9–10, 16–17 and 23–24.
Returning in 2015!
Summer Nights at SeaWorld returns as it continues to be one of the park’s most popular offerings. Guests can enjoy Turtle Reef, Manta® and all their favorite SeaWorld® attractions by day and then stay late to take in Summer Nights (select dates May 23–Sept. 7), featuring fireworks, nighttime animal shows, Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up The Night and Sea Lions Tonite and, in the daytime, Cirque de la Mer.
During SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular®, kids can show up in costume and enjoy not-too-spooky entertainment such as a Halloween-themed sea lion and otter show, colorful costumed characters and trick-or-treating among a sea-inspired atmosphere. Halloween Spooktacular takes place weekends Sept. 26–Nov. 1.
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration® returns even bigger and better Nov. 21, 2015–Jan. 3, 2016. Guests can grab hot cocoa and experience shows including the inspiring Shamu Christmas Miracles featuring SeaWorld’s family of killer whales; the hilarious Clyde & Seamore’s Christmas Special; and The Pets Rule Christmas. Families can also come to SeaWorld® and enjoy SnowWorld®, the nightly lighting of the 40-foot animated tree and more, all under the glow of SeaWorld’s 320-foot Skytower Christmas Tree of Lights.
SeaWorld San Diego continues to reinvent itself with a year’s worth of events that will sure to make every member of the family excited.
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