SeaWorld is the place to be this holiday season. It’s considered by many to be the No. 1 Christmas event in Central Florida! SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is included with park admission, Annual Pass and Fun Card. Starting at 6 p.m. each evening select dates Nov. 22-Dec. 31, 2014 (Exact dates: November 22-30, December 5-7, 12-14, and 19-31)
SeaWorld transforms into a wintery, watery wonderland, where guests of all ages can enjoy stunning live shows inspired by the natural world, journey to the North Pole on THE POLAR EXPRESS Experience, share a smile with a playful penguin at the South Pole while visiting the park’s newest attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®.
Christmas carols can be heard as guests encounter a sparkling Sea of Trees and skaters dancing on ice. With everything from Santa to Shamu®, presents to penguins, and elves to Elmo, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is where holiday memories are made.
EXPRESS DINE: New feature on SeaWorld® Discovery Guide Park App allows guests to order ahead at SeaPort Pizza and select preferred pick-up time so guests can eat when they’re ready.
TIP: Two Ways to Get Kids Free at SeaWorld
- Tickets only: one free child’s admission with each paid adult by Dec. 31, 2014
- Hotel & Tickets: one free child’s admission with each paid adult and hotel accommodations through Dec. 24, 2014
Orlando always ranks as one of the top spots for honeymoons in the United States but it’s also a great place for a unique wedding. While many weddings focus on a certain fairy tale castle one recent wedding had a much more chilly focus, creating some very special wedding photos.
SeaWorld Orlando’s new Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin attraction played wedding chapel when two actual Antarctica explores used the 32-degree penguin habitat to say their vows. This might be the only Orlando wedding where snow boots were required.
The couple met in the real Antarctica in 2012 while doing research for the New Zealand government. The bride, Susanne Grieve, now teaches conservation, preservation and archaeology courses at East Carolina University. The groom, Jeff Rawson, is still a part of the New Zealand government research group, focusing on climate studies and ice core sampling, and had just returned from Antarctica.
“Antarctica is such a beautiful and intense environment. When you experience that with someone, the bond you create is rare. Having our wedding here at SeaWorld in this realm that so perfectly captures the essence of the continent brought me right back to the day Jeff and I met,” said the bride, Susanne Grieve. “Having our wedding at SeaWorld’s Antarctica really represented the place we built our relationship. It was so fascinating to see the elements the designers replicated from this continent only a handful of people would ever typically be able to experience.”
The best part of the wedding was the impressive tuxedos that the 250 wedding guests had, a colony of king, Adélie, gentoo and rockhopper penguins.
If you want to stay warm and watch the fun penguins check out their AnimalVision cam.