SeaWorld San Diego to celebrate Lunar New Year

SeaWorld San Diego to celebrate Lunar New Year

Jan. 28 – Feb. 20

SEAWORLD San Diego fans rejoice: the park’s annual Lunar New Year Festival is back.

From January 28 to February 20, the world-renowned marine theme park will be celebrating the Year of the Rooster and Asian cultures with a flurry of exciting sights and sounds.

During SeaWorld’s 3rd Annual Lunar New Year Luncheon, SeaWorld officials told media partners what to expect for the park’s annual celebration, including Chinese acrobatic and folk dancing performances, Asian-inspired cuisine and extravagant parade performances.

The park will host a wide array of cultural entertainment and interactive activities which promises fun for the whole family. At the festival stage located in the Lunar New Year Festival area, visitors can revel at the skilled taiko drummers, lion dancers, Kendama presentations and a fun, new interactive Dragon Parade.

Guests will be enthralled with the incredible Chinese Acrobats of Hebei who will be performing at the park’s Mission Bay Theater, located at the back end of the park. The 25-minute acts include amazing feats like lion dancing, contortions, hoop diving, chair stacking and much more.

Keeping the Chinese tradition of giving out red envelopes for good wishes and happiness, guests at the Mission Bay Theater will get to receive red envelopes with surprises inside. Guests may receive park coupons and tickets among other fun surprises.

Guests also have their choice of a wide array of tasty Asian-inspired culinary offerings to purchase including spring rolls and bao sandwiches, savory stir fry noodles, sweet lunar stuffed pancakes with red bean or vanilla custard and more.

At the media luncheon, park officials also announced new exciting features coming to the park in 2017 and 2018. One of the most anticipated features includes the Ocean Explorer: Deep Sea Discovery attraction, an extraordinary attraction that combines large-scale aquarium installments with digital technology to create a unique scientific exploration experience.

They also revealed the plans for the highly anticipated Electric Eel roller coaster, a multiple-launch roller coaster which will be the tallest and fastest roller coaster in SeaWorld San Diego history to expand the large Ocean Explorer attraction.

The park’s one-month Lunar New Year celebration dates are January 28-29 and February 4-5, 11-12 and 18-20. The seasonal event is included with regular park admission.

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