Disclosure: My family and I were invited to SeaWorld Orlando as a member of the media for this coverage. No monetary compensation was received in exchange for this review. All opinions of this theme park and pictures are my own.
SeaWorld Orlando has unveiled yet another year of Christmas cheer as their holiday celebration covers the entire theme park with colorful lights and enough entertainment that you’ll need to visit more than once. Whether you’re religious or not, all guests can enjoy the winter wonderland SeaWorld nightly.
Waves of holiday spirit splash over SeaWorld Orlando starting this Saturday, November 23. Carols fill the air, a sparkling sea of trees light up the water and skaters dance on ice. Here in a wintery, watery wonderland, guests can journey to the North Pole on THE POLAR EXPRESS Experience, share a smile with a sea lion, and enjoy stunning live shows inspired by the natural world. With everything from Santa to Shamu, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is where the season meets the sea. Event takes place on select dates November 23 through December 31, 2013.
The one thing I live for during the holidays at SeaWorld is the Sea of Trees which happens multiple times each evening during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. A huge glistening forest with over 100 trees sparkle to music and light up the water… and, your eyes. As the lights literally dance to holiday classics, your heart will soar with wonder and delight at this truly awe-inspiring Christmas treat. I would be completely lying if I said I didn’t cry during this show.
For those of you can’t make it to SeaWorld Orlando this year, or didn’t catch the Sea Of Trees performance check out my video!
If the back-to-back entertainment doesn’t stop you at every moment the sountless colorful lights that fill the pathways and areas will. It’s simply lovely to just wander the park enjoying the many decorations that brighten up every corner of the park.
The Wild Artic area gets a facelift during the holidays each year turning into The Polar Express. My advice is to skip the outdated ride and head straight into the gift shop where you can bypass the simulator ride and go straight for the post-show area that features a photo op with Santa Claus.
Entertainment is alive and well outside The Polar Express ride with the singing conductors. My husband and I both love listening to groups that are both music and sing the words and that’s exactly what these talented men do.
The best way to experience SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is with a SeaWorld Fun Card, which includes unlimited visits to SeaWorld for the holidays and throughout 2014, all for the price of a single day’s admission and no black out dates. Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for more information, “like” them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter