SeaWorld Orlando does tons of great festivals throughout the year, with food revolving around a lot of them. For some reason, though, Viva La Musica is our favorite! Maybe it’s just the Latin food, or the fact that the weather is warm…we’re not sure, but it’s a ton of fun, and it’s coming back next weekend!
Beginning April 16th, Viva La Musica will return for Saturdays in April with tons of great food and of course music. The party kicks off on Saturday, April 16,with salsa and Latin music sensation, Jerry Rivera. Rivera has sold more than 11 million records and has topped the Billboard chart with gold and platinum songs.
Video-Check out highlights from last year’s Viva La Musica!
Then on Saturday, April 23, Latin Grammy winner, Víctor Manuelle will dazzle guests as he performs hit songs like “No Quería Engañarte” from his multiplatinum albums.
Viva la Música activities begin at 12 p.m. each Saturday at the Bayside pathway, with concerts starting at 3 p.m. at Bayside Stadium. Concerts are included with theme park admission. Seats are first come, first serve but you can reserve VIP floor seating as well. Starting at just $15, guests can reserve concert floor seats right in front of the stage act.
*BONUS! – Guests looking to pair their savory cuisine with the perfect Latin beats can purchase the Food Sampler + Front Row Seating Package – Starting at $45, guests can reserve a front row seat (just inches away from the artists), plus enjoy all the benefits of the food sampler package.
Speaking of food, there’s tons of new flavors this year. New this year at Mango Joe’s is the Hamburguesa Cubana, a hamburger made with a chorizo, ground beef and pork patty. Plus, guests who visit Seafire Grill, Cypress Bakery and Mango Joe’s will find an array of Latin infused limited-time dishes.
New, savory and authentic dishes this year include:
o Piononos – Sweet plantain stuffed with traditional seasoned ground beef
o Morcilla – Traditional Latin American blood sausage
o Sorullitos – Caribbean-style fried polenta sticks
o Frituras de camarones – Skewered shrimp fritters with fried plantains
o Lechón asado – Traditional roaster pork rubbed with Caribbean spices
· Some of the guests’ returning favorites include piraguas (shaved ice with tropical flavors), bacalaítos (fried salted codfish pancakes), pinchos (skewered grilled meat with fried plantains) and tripletas, a hearty sandwich made with roast pork, chicken, steak and cheese topped with potato sticks and a special sauce.
Food Sampler Package – For $25, guests looking to try an assortment of new flavors can choose from five samples of select dishes and also receive 15 percent off all food and drink purchases on the event pathway.