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Summer Nights at Seaworld is happening nighly now through mid-August, so there are plenty of chances to make it out to the park to see the entire event. The event is great for kids and adults alike, offering something for all ages. Summer Nights is included with park admission, so you can arrive early and experience all the day shows the park offers, including One Ocean, Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island, Pets Ahoy, and more.
If you stay late or are visiting the park specifically for Summer Nights, you must check out everything the event has to offer, including the shows!
I’ve always been a huge Clyde and Seamore fan. I love the shows because they are funny and always have me laughing. More importantly, these two are like the comical relief of Seaworld. If you’ve seen all the day time shows at Seaworld, Sealions Tonite will have you laughing right along with them as they parody all the shows in the park.
I’m also a big Shamu fan. I love all the Shamu shows. More importantly, I love Shamu Rocks because of the music and the energy level of the show. I could never keep a dry eye during Believe, but Shamu Rocks always has me on the edge of my seat. If you love Shamu or Rock music, I think it’s a show you would fall in love with. This year even features fountains that were installed for the new Shamu show, One Ocean.
Summer Nights Central:
You’ll be familiar with this area if you’ve ever been to any of the seasonal events at Seaworld: Seaworld’s Spooktacular, Bands Brew & BBQ, Viva La Musica, and more. The area features live entertainment, unlimited beer sampling, snacks, and drinks. It’s a great place to head between Sealions Tonight and Shamu Rocks for a quick snack or some beer. Did I mention that it’s unlimited?
For $25 ($20 for passholders) you can drink all the beer you please after 6pm. With almost 20 craft beers to choose from, it’s beer heaven for a beer lover. I personally don’t care for the taste of beer, but I do like Woodchuck’s Amber flavor. It’s a must try if you do the beer sampling.
The area also features “The Funny Guys”. Okay, they aren’t really called the Funny Guys, but that’s what I like to refer to them as. They’re in huge yellow jumpsuits and they’re constantly “accidently” beating each other up or doing silly stuff for the crowd.
I love a good fireworks show, and Seaworld does offer one. They also have dancing fountains during the fireworks as well. For a good seat, you’ll want to get to the Bayside Stadium very early. If you do go to the Bayside Stadium, take your time getting out of the park because you’ll more than likely end up waiting to get out of the parking lot for a while. There are other great areas to see the fireworks from. You can get a great view of them around Manta’s splash down and also near the front of the park. You’ll also be a lot closer to your car and make it out of the park quickly.
Tip: If you do notice a lot of cars trying to leave at the same time after the fireworks, your best bet is just to wait it out instead of waiting in line with your car running. You may wait longer, but you’ll save gas (and with the gas prices like they are, it’s worth it sometimes). If you view the fireworks from the front of the park, quickly head to your car and beat the traffic. Don’t stop to use the restroom unless it’s absolutley nescessary. There are several restaurants down the road you can stop at once you’ve left Seaworld.
Overall, it’s a great event. I really enjoyed it. Check out the photos of the event to the left in the photo slideshow that I have created. Stay tuned for a video highlight of the event coming soon!
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