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Ocean Explorer Lights Up The Night at SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego new summer park enhancement transforms the park into a sea of glowing color inspired by bioluminescence of the worlds oceans.

When the sun goes down, the park comes alive with a celebration of illumination, featuring vibrant night shows with exhilarating performances. Immersed in exotic worlds of light, music and incomparable special effects, guests can experience their favorite SeaWorld rides and attractions in a whole new way—lit by the ocean glow.


“Electric Ocean is an example of how we’re integrating emerging technologies to enhance and energize the guest experience,” said Rick Schuiteman, SeaWorld San Diego’s vice president of entertainment. “Lasers and lights will create a fantastical simulated underwater experience, inspired by the sea with ‘bioluminescent’ animals floating through the sky. This unique nighttime event transforms the park into a canvas painted with light. It’s a reinvention of what a nighttime experience in a theme park can be.”

There’s marine life at every turn and distinctive entertainment throughout the park, including gigantic glowing schools of fish that immerse guests in an underwater world. SeaWorld guests can be a part of the show with special reactive shark tooth necklaces and bubble wands that can change color for a more personalized experience and feel even more deeply submerged in the festivities.


“This is a unique opportunity to showcase a part of the ocean that few people ever see—the bioluminescent glow after dark. For Electric Ocean, we were only limited by what we could imagine,” said Brian Morrow, SeaWorld vice president of theme park experience and design.


There are eight electrifying reasons to stay late at SeaWorld San Diego including Cirque Electrique is a nighttime reincarnation of the park’s popular daytime show, Cirque de la Mer, featuring daring aerial performers in advanced LED suits that mesmerize audiences as they bounce and fly in and over the waters of Mission Bay. Cirque Electrique runs nightly on select dates.


The new nighttime IllumiNight show submerging guests below the waves and electrifies the ocean floor with a radiant exhibition of high-energy sights and sounds. This illuminating performance features overhead laser lights and an interactive RFID experience, high-flying acrobats, live musicians and larger-than-life animal puppets that soar over guests, making this a truly immersive and thrilling show.


The park’s water coaster, Journey to Atlantis, enthralls guests brings guests Atlantis Ignites with its mind-bending 100-foot projection mapping experience that takes guests on a vibrant and thrilling undersea adventure.


The excitement of the night kicks off at the park’s new signature dance area, Club Current, where DJ Moray spins electrifying hit music making it the hottest dance club in the deep blue sea.


Living Glow: Powered by BioPop is an all-new, fully-interactive exhibit, at the Aquaria aquarium where guests can touch real bioluminescent organisms and watch these incredible microscopic algae glow, just like they do in the ocean. Microscopic algae called dinoflagellates absorb light during the day through photosynthesis, but at night, they let out a bioluminescent glow that dazzles. Through fun, hands-on table-top displays, guests will learn how these organisms play a vital role in our oceans while marveling at their bioluminescent brilliance that is truly real and amazing.


From all new high-energy shows and a heart-pounding dance club, to spellbinding laser lights and an all-new electric soundtrack, Electric Ocean will do just that … electrify.


Don’t miss these other astonishing Electric Ocean and summer nighttime experiences:


·         Guests can ride the ray and feel the rush on Manta reCHARGED, as SeaWorld’s double-launch roller coaster is transformed into with new special effects, colorful lighting and pulsing music.


·         Sea of Life is dazzling display of gigantic schools of fish that glimmer during the day and illuminate at night with lights synchronized to music.


·         At AfterGlow presented by Coca-Cola, park visitors can relax and recharge with refreshing drinks and music from the official Coca-Cola Spotify playlist including the signature drink, Blue Sprite Nitro Float.


·         It’s comedy night at SeaWorld all summer long with Sea Lions Tonite.  Clyde and Seamore, our hilarious dynamic sea lion duo, along with their prankster sidekick, OP Otter, take guests on a side-splitting trip around the park as they spoof many of  SeaWorld’s most popular attractions, exhibits and shows.  

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