New In 2017: SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando is set to have one of their biggest years with the enhancement of a fan favorite, new nighttime entertainment, new festivals, a restaurant, and more!

2017 SeaWorld Orlando

New In 2017: SeaWorld Orlando

Kraken Virtual Reality (VR) Roller Coaster – Summer 2017

2017 SeaWorld Orlando Kraken VR
Photo: SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando’s iconic Kraken roller coaster will have a new feel in 2017 as it will receive an upgrade to become the first digitally enhanced VR ride experience in Florida.  New technology is being developed to create an experience that will enthrall coaster enthusiasts and bring a new level of excitement to Kraken .

Dolphin Nursery – Summer 2017

2017 SeaWorld Orlando Dolphin Nursery Long View
Photo: SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando’s Dolphin Nursery is one of our favorite stops in the park, so we are extremely excited that this area will get a makeover!

Guests will get an up close view on multiple levels to create a face-to-face perspective with dolphin calves, a new slide out areas and lifting floor will allow for easier access to mom and baby for the veterinary and animal care teams, and the next generation of multi-purpose digital displays will allow SeaWorld educators to share information about dolphin educational and animal care content.

Seven Seas Festival – Starting February 2017

2017 SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Festival Food
Photo: SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando already hosts some of the most  popular music and tastiest food events throughout the year, and in 2017 they will expand to a total of 14 weekends in 2017 as part of the Seven Seas Festival. The festival will feature food and craft brews throughout the park that is inspired by street foods from Asia, the Caribbean, South America, and the Mediterranean.

Flamecraft Bar – Summer 2017

2017 SeaWorld Orlando flamecraft bar interior
Photo: SeaWorld Orlando

Continuing the park’s food and beverage focus, a new dining location adjacent to the SeaFire Grill along the waterfront area will provide a great place to pause for a drink in a casual atmosphere. The Flamecraft Bar will feature 16 seasonal craft brews and a new menu.

Electric Ocean– Summer 2017

2017 SeaWorld Orlando Electric Ocean Logo
Photo: SeaWorld Orlando

The evening will shine at SeaWorld Orlando this summer when a brand new, end-of-day spectacle event called Electric Ocean will debut. As the sun goes down, the lights and energy go up offering guests a different kind of fun after dark. The ocean comes to life with bioluminescent lighting, original music, and pathway entertainment immersing guests in a glowing sea of wonder.

Aquatica Pass Member Pavilion Spring 2017

2017 SeaWorld Orlando Aquatica Pass Member Pavilion
Photo: SeaWorld Orlando

As part of SeaWorld’s ongoing commitment to their Annual Pass Members, the Aquatica Pass Member Pavilion will open just in time for spring break. The exclusive pavilion will feature concierge service, complimentary sunscreen, a private entrance to Banana Beach, private animal encounters and additional offers.

Nautilus Theatre Summer 2017

Continuing the park’s focus on entertainment, events and shows, an entirely new experience is coming to the Nautilus Theatre. The dedicated summer show will debut Memorial Day weekend.

Don’t forget that I will be sharing my favorite picks for 2017 at the Theme Parks this Friday on icFlorida’s Best Bets on WFTV!

Make sure you follow @onthegoinmco on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up with the latest news at SeaWorld!

Also check out New in 2017: Walt Disney World Resort and New in 2017: Universal Orlando Resort!

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Author: Shelley

When she isn't chasing her chihuahuas, daughter, or cheering for her Hokies you can find Shelley On the Go in the Central Florida Area and on-air at icFlorida!

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