SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular, featuring a hilarious sea lion and otter show, costume dance party, a toe-tapping Sesame Street-themed parade, and the safest trick-or-treating in San Diego, California, kicked off on Saturday, September 21, and surfaces every weekend through October 27.
In addition to all the returning favourites this year, SeaWorld is unveiling its all-new Fall Festival at the Waterfront and a new special map kids can use to find animal-themed pumpkins throughout the park. New for 2019 is Fall Festival at the Waterfront, featuring a hay maze, wine and seasonal beers, sweet treats including pumpkin pie and s’mores-flavoured ice cream sandwiches, and themed décor to put visitors in the fall frame of mind. SeaWorld’s Waterfront is a new outdoor oasis at the park, providing a place to chill out, play games and enjoy refreshments, all amidst the stunning backdrop of iconic Mission Bay. In addition, there will be a new Spooktauclar Pumpkin Hunt where children can use their special purchased map to find five hidden SeaWorld animal-themed pumpkins throughout the park, then collect an exclusive Halloween pin.
Returning favourites include treats, treats, and more treats. Free candy at 10 ocean-themed trick or treat stations, making SeaWorld the safest place to trick-or-treat. Kids of all ages can dress up in their Halloween best and join in the fun at SeaWorld’s underwater-themed Spooktacular Spectacular Costume Party, where they can dance with a cowboy and tango with a superhero. The Sesame Street Halloween Parade is back with favourites like Elmo, Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, and more dressed up in their Halloween costumes. Featuring nine larger-than-life floats and a cast of high-energy dancers, this parade will surely have kids and kids at heart tapping their toes and dancing into the Halloween spirit. SeaWorld’s prank-loving pinnipeds Clyde and Seamore and the always-mischievous O.P. Otter get in the Halloween spirit during Clyde & Seamore’s Big Halloween Bash performances at the park’s Sea Lion and Otter Amphitheater. In addition, ghostly special effects and creepy sounds inside the launch station transport riders in the middle of madness, Manta Madness, on SeaWorld’s double-launch roller coaster. Back by popular demand is the celebration of the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos. Large, beautifully dressed Catrina statues will welcome guests as they discover ofrendas (offerings) of mementos and flowers honoring loved ones who have left us.
Halloween décor inclides more than 125 jack-o-lanterns in the Shark Encounter. An underwater Pumpkin Patch features fish-themed pumpkins under the Skytower. As the sun starts to set, SeaWorld’s underwater pumpkin patch comes to life with a trio of singing jack-o-lanterns. Finally, there will be pumpkins floating from the ceiling at Aquaria: World of Fishes, home to piranhas, leopard sharks, coral reef fish and more.