Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Popular articles from I Love Orlando

Summer Sizzles at Seaworld

Summer 2007

Family fun goes all day and into the night this summer at SeaWorld Orlando. From Sesame Street characters turned pirates, to three new sea-themed family rides and an expanded line-up of sizzling summer nighttime shows, SeaWorld has thrills and chills for the entire family.


All summer through Labor Day weekend, SeaWorld Orlando becomes a whole new park after dark with four sizzling nighttime shows and dazzling dining options. SeaWorld is the ultimate place to cool down after long summer days boasting an all-new high-energy Shamu Rocks concert, Blue Horizons under the stars, and hilarious happenings as Clyde and Seamore present – Sea Lions Tonight.

Driven by an urban beat and colossal effects, Shamu Rocks is a rock n’ roll concert of unprecedented proportions combining improvisational movements of killer whales with music remixed by some of the hottest rock stars in the industry including Savage Garden, Coldplay, Jennifer Lopez, Rascal Flatts and Shakira.

The sensational extravagance of Blue Horizons dazzles in the dark. An all-new theatrical lighting system transforms the show into a glowing scene of a girl’s dream to swim like the dolphins and soar like the birds. Filled with action both above and below the water, a cast of divers and aerialists plunge off the elaborate set with amazing aerial artistry.

A day and night at SeaWorld culminates with the largest finale in the park’s history. Mistify brings to life the majesty of the sea in a way only SeaWorld can, by immersing guests in a vivid underwater adventure that encompasses both sea and sky.


Guests of all ages can get up close and personal with their beloved Sesame Street friends through a brand new musical stage production that promotes the fun of reading, and opportunities to meet and dine with their favorite furry friends.

Learning to read has never been as fun as when Elmo and his Sesame Street friends combine singing and dancing in the all-new swashbuckling pirate adventure, Elmo and the Bookaneers. Featuring an original musical score, special effects and live-action performances, this 20-minute show is sure to delight your whole family. A limited engagement, Elmo and the Bookaneers can only be seen at SeaWorld Orlando through Labor Day weekend.


Shamu’s Happy Harbor, the ultimate play destination for kids, is twice as big with three new family rides — Ocean Commotion, Flying Fiddler and Sea Carousel.

Adding a classic element to Shamu’s Happy Harbor is an elaborate Sea Carousel - a marine-themed masterpiece topped by a behemoth 45-foot-wide pink octopus. Riders board a colorful collection of 65 sea creatures including giant exotic fish, sea lions, otters, sharks and dolphins, and “float” up and down as the carousel revolves to the sounds of the sea.

A fanta-“sea” themed enormous 19-foot tug boat, Ocean Commotion takes 24 riders at a time on a swinging boat ride, gently rocking back-and-forth and whirling side-to-side.

The Flying Fiddler, a giant, bright-red fiddler crab, fills its belly with 12 children and adults and lifts them to more than 20 feet in the air where the Flying Fiddler begins jumping in a vertical descent in a quick series of short drops, sure to bring elated faces of surprise and delight.