One of the many awesome, and truely unque offerings found at SeaWorld San Diego happens in the springtime during ‘Magic Weekends’. What is Magic Weekends you might ask? Well, each weekend, the park offers one of it’s largest stages (The Mission Bay Theater) to the hottest young talent in the magic industry starting this weekend!
In a press release, SeaWorld had this to add.
Do you believe in magic? SeaWorld® does! Guests will do a double take as magic unfolds in front of their eyes during live performances at the park’s Mission Bay Theater. It’s all part of SeaWorld’s Magic Weekends, when the park unveils some of the most hypnotizing performances that have left children and adults awestruck for centuries. Magic fans and fans of wonder must see for themselves Saturdays and Sundays, March 4–26 before it all disappears.
“We can’t wait for our guests to see what we’ve got up our sleeve,” said Rick Schuiteman, the park’s vice president of entertainment. “From Invisible Man to Shrinking Girl, this is the premier magic festival in Southern California. We have so many surprises in store. Who knows, it might even snow in Mission Bay Theater!”
Every weekend a new act will appear at SeaWorld, with four live shows each day:
March 4–5: Rick Thomas
Magician Rick Thomas has completed five world tours in more than 50 countries. His blend of intriguing and innovative illusions, including the Invisible Man and Slicer, is unlike any other magical entertainer. Thomas weaves magic, music, comedy and dance into a seamless spectacle. A recipient of the coveted “Magician of the Year” award by the Academy of Magical Arts and Magic, Thomas has also become the most successful show for families in the history of Las Vegas.
March 11–12: Chipper Lowell
Award-winning comedian and magician, Chipper Lowell, has been described as an “artistic cyclone of talent and comedy” by the press. The redhead’s best-known skills can usually be found onstage, doling out witty remarks, presenting bizarre feats of original magic (including the Three-Ring Tissue Paper Vanishing) and ad-libbing with audience members who can’t stop laughing.
March 18–19: Michael Grandinetti
Michael Grandinetti is no ordinary magician. With larger-than-life illusions performed on national and international television, in stadiums, arenas, casinos and theaters around the country, for NFL and NBA halftime shows, and even at The White House, Grandinetti has made a name for himself with a unique style, a compelling creative vision and engaging personality. The Mid-Air Pole Levitation, where Grandinetti levitates 10 feet above the stage, and his Shrinking Girl illusion are among the mind-bending acts he’ll perform at SeaWorld.
March 25–26: Kyle and Mistie Knight
Las Vegas illusionists Kyle and Mistie Knight have traveled to over 75 different countries performing their own unique style of magic. The husband and wife duo have headlined at the famed Magic Castle in Hollywood, and at The House of Magic at Studio City Resort in Macau, China. Kyle and Mistie recently appeared on the hit show “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” on the CW network, on BBC One’s “Now You See It”, and were the grand-prize winners on SyFy’s magic competition show “Wizard Wars.” Audience members will see how an illusion is done from a backstage viewpoint and witness a magic classic called Divided where Kyle saws Mistie in half.
The best part is that these acts are all included with the price of admission. But that’s not all that’s coming to SeaWorld. In just a few short months the park’s next big expansion area and spiritual sequal to Explorer’s Reef will open, called Ocean Explorer as well as the new Orca Encounter. There’s a ton of fun happening in San Diego this summer.