New Attractions and Events Coming to SeaWorld® & Aquatica® San Antonio in 2018


New Attractions and Events Coming to SeaWorld® & Aquatica® San Antonio in 2018

For a Limited Time Only, Buy a 2-Park Annual Pass for $99 

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 20, 2017) – A Sesame Street® parade, a waterslide, a summer celebration and a beer festival are among the new experiences coming to SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio in 2018. The additions continue the evolution of growth at the park, which has added major events and attractions annually since 2011. 

“We’re continuing to invest in our guest experience with our 2018 event additions and expansions,” said Park President Carl Lum. “From families to foodies and thrill seekers to music enthusiasts, SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio have something for everyone and we’re constantly working to grow our reputation as a leader in fun, one-of-a-kind experiences.” He added, “And a great deal and value for guests to enjoy everything the park has to offer in 2018 is with a 2-park annual pass for $99.”  

Sesame Street Parade

The iconic brand expands out of the Sesame Street Bay of Play® and onto the pathways with the addition of a neighborhood street party parade. This daily event features everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends, 10 themed floats, contemporary tunes including Sesame Street favorites and three show-stopping performances throughout the parade route. The Sesame Street Parade will make its debut in spring 2018.

Taumata Racer®

Taumata Racer, named for a famous hill in New Zealand, is slated to open in spring 2018 at Aquatica San Antonio.  It’s a high-speed waterslide where riders zoom downhill head first on foam bodysurfing mats. It’s also a competitive ride with six side-by-side lanes.  Taumata Racer launches riders in an entry tunnel that makes a swooping, 180-degree turn, then straightens out to make two additional descents over the 375-foot slide length and 55-foot drop in under 10 seconds.

Electric Ocean™

An all-new nighttime experience – Electric Ocean – headlines SeaWorld’s summer offerings with a nightly fireworks display and party zones with electronic dance music (EDM) that will create an electrifying dance club atmosphere. Also, returning to the summer lineup are guest favorites like HydroPower Xtreme FX and Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up the Night, as well as an encore of Sea Lions Tonite. Electric Ocean will light up the summer night sky from June 15 to August 12.

Bier Fest

Inspired by more than 200 years of Oktoberfest traditions, Bier Fest will feature a lineup of more than 100 beers from around the globe, including a variety of local favorites. The Bavarian celebration will also feature authentic German food and festive music. Bier Fest will take place over the course of three weekends, beginning September 1, 2018.

Expanded Event Offerings

SeaWorld will also expand its existing event offerings, packing in more dates and a lot more fun for 2018. The calendar kicks off with an expanded Wild Days celebration, featuring an action-packed month of unique and exciting animal shows perfectly timed for spring break, including Jungle Jack Hanna. The Seven Seas® Food & Wine Festival returns in April with a new food location, local bands and more globally inspired culinary fare than ever before. All-new frights – including a spectacularly scary nighttime stage show – await during Howl-O-Scream® with fall family activities available at Spooktacular®. With the holiday season comes an expanded Christmas Celebration® featuring an awe-inspiring 11 million lights, a contender for one of the largest lighted Christmas displays in North America.

New Best Value 2-Park Pass

For a limited time only, guests can experience the all new attractions and events in the 2018 lineup for $99 with a 2-Park Annual Pass. The 2-Park Annual Pass offers unlimited admission to both SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio and includes free parking, free tickets for friends, in-park discounts on swims, tours, special dining offers and many other exclusive benefits.

For more information and to purchase a 2-Park Annual Pass, visit

About SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment 

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The company is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, behavioral training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 31,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.

The company owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company. Visit for more information.

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