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The Glowing Guide to SeaWorld Orlando's Electric Ocean

by Mommy Frog on June 6, 2022 Orlando

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You know the Frog Family can't resist a special event or festival at any of the Orlando theme parks! SeaWorld Orlando is one of our favorite places to check out limited-time shows and exclusive offerings because it always splashes up something truly out of the ordinary. SeaWorld does such a toadally terrific job of highlighting its ocean theme. That's why we're excited to share that SeaWorld Orlando is hosting Electric Ocean on select nights from May 27 to Sept. 5, 2022, with more fun than ever before!

Electric Ocean - Sea Glow Dancers

Our favorite part about this event is that it truly brings SeaWorld alive at night with gorgeous, glowing decor and interactive excitement. What better way to enjoy the park outside under the setting sun? We had so much fun grooving on the dance floor and enjoying the colorful bioluminescence that illuminated the park. Leap and Tad were even able to hop right onto Mako just as the sun was setting and were treated to a frogtastic view!

Don't worry ... there's plenty to enjoy all day long, but many of Electric Ocean's main events take place as the sun goes down, from 5:45 p.m. to park close. We're here to give you the latest and greatest details on SeaWorld's summer celebration, Electric Ocean.

Electric Ocean Dates

Keep an eye out! Electric Ocean varies between taking place daily and on weekends only. Generally, the park closes at 10 p.m., but on select nights, it may only stay open until 9 p.m. (typically Sundays) or later at 11 p.m. (specifically over the Fourth of July weekend). Be sure to check the calendar before your visit to make sure you don't miss out on any of the fun! Electric Ocean is taking place on the following nights in 2022:

  • May 27-29
  • June 3-5, 10-12, 17-30
  • July 1-31
  • Aug. 1-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28
  • Sept. 2-5

Electric Ocean Exclusive Entertainment

Electric Ocean - Ignite 360

NEW! Ignite 360

See the sea in the skies with SeaWorld Orlando's very own fireworks extravaganza! Fireworks inspired by under-the-sea beauty and color ignite the sky for your viewing pleasure. That's not all — fountains, music, lasers and fire combine to produce a spectacle that is sure to captivate your senses. Fireworks can be seen from all over the park, including Bayside Stadium, the Waterfront and the Orca Encounter Pathway. However, if you want the full experience, the dancing fountains and lasers are best viewed from the stadium.

That being said, because the bridge across the lagoon closes at 8 p.m., you will need to walk counter-clockwise back around the entire park to reach the exit. If you know your tired froggy feet won't be able to handle that, opt for the waterfront viewing area. Showtimes vary by day so be sure to check the park hours and experience times for the day of your visit!

Electric Ocean - Club Sea Glow

Club Sea Glow

Be sure to pack your dancing shoes when you visit Electric Ocean! Dance the night away from 7:30 p.m. to park close (weather permitting) at Bayside Stadium. This family-friendly "dance club" environment hosts a world-class DJ and impressive performers that embody colorful ocean vibes. The DJ mixes music for all ages, making it easy to dance and sing along to — adult frogs croaked along to JLo's "Let's Get Loud," while the tadpoles danced to "Baby Shark." Leap and I switched between getting down with the tadpoles and fellow aquatic life on the dance floor and relaxing on the stadium seats. Our webbed feet really enjoyed the break! We also loved watching the various entertainment acts that populated the dance floor, such as the energetic Electric Jumpers.

Rescue Tails and NEW! Rescue Tails: Night Vision

Electric Ocean - Rescue Tails

Rescue Tails is an educational show that introduces you to many of the park's rescued animals, including birds, primates, reptiles and more! You'll learn all about their stories and SeaWorld's commitment to animal care and rescue.

Plus, new this year is Rescue Tails: Night Vision! Once the sun starts to set, you can meet raccoons, opossum, owls and other magnificent creatures of the night. (Note that some animals — such as the adorable fox, Disco — make an appearance at both shows!) Catch both of these amazing presentations at the Seaport Theater, which is just a short hop away from the park entrance!

Club Electric Current

Electric Ocean - Electric Current

At this all-ages dance party right across from the Seaport Theater, a hoppin' host will get the celebrations started early with hot music and dancing at The Waterfront. This is a great place to have some fun and get your body moving if your little froggy legs can't make it to the bigger dance party across the lake at 7:30 p.m. (though it continues on even after the Club Sea Glow party starts!).

Elmo Rocks

Electric Ocean - Elmo Rocks

Elmo is forming his own rock 'n' roll band with his friends after their favorite band cancels its concert. Watch Elmo, Zoe, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Bert and Ernie go through auditions and rehearsals until they perfect their new band, The Rockin' Elmo Band. Expect lots of music and dancing at Nautilus Theater!

Chick-fil-A Beach Clean Up

Head on over to the Key West area of the park where you can help clean up the beach by finding buried items and using them to create a beautiful work of art. Tadpoles are sure to love this interactive activity!

Fourth of July Weekend Celebration

On Independence Day, even the ocean is celebrating! Electric Ocean's "Ignite 360" will feature a patriotic grand finale in honor of the holiday. Head on over to SeaWorld July 1 through 4 to get in on all the festive celebrations hoppening Fourth of July weekend!

All of the summer shows listed above come with your SeaWorld Orlando ticket, but special seating (and even an animal meet and greet!) can be reserved at an additional cost if your family is leapin' to experience one in particular. These upgrades include an Elmo Rocks VIP Seating Package, Rescue Tails Animal Meet & Greet, Ignite 360 Fireworks Private Viewing Happy Hour and Fourth of July & Ignite 360 Fireworks Seating.

Electric Ocean Concert Series

SeaWorld has announced that an all-new concert series is coming to the Nautilus Theater every Saturday and Sunday, July 9 through Aug. 7. Each band or singer is performing twice, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The best part? These electrifying performances are included with your regular admission! Reserved seating is also available. Prices start at $9.99 and vary by day.

  • July 9: Little River Band
  • July 10: Parmalee
  • July 16: Fuel
  • July 17: Chase Matthew
  • July 23: Queensrÿche
  • July 24: Grupo Niche
  • July 30: Luis Enrique
  • July 31: Blue Öyster Cult
  • August 6: P.O.D
  • August 7: Jefferson Starship

Electric Ocean Dining

Electric Ocean - Beignets

Discover savory snacks, signature drinks, leapin' lagers and delicious desserts all summer long! Dig into a hearty Philly Cheese Steak in Wild Arctic Plaza or indulge in some mouthwatering beignets at Voyager's Smokehouse. (I always opt for the Bananas Foster ones. YUM!) There are seven Electric Ocean food and beverage booths located around the park:

1. Cafe de Mar

  • Pretzels
  • Churros
  • Turkey Legs
  • Piña Colada
  • Strawberry Daquiri
  • Orlando Vice (a blend of Piña Colada and Strawberry Daquiri)
  • Modelo Especial (Modelo Brewery, Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Modelo Negra (Modelo Brewery, Mexico City, Mexico)

2. Voyager's Smokehouse

  • Beignets (Bananas Foster, Dulche de Leche or Nutella)
  • Abita Turbo Dog
  • Purple Haze
  • Hurricane (Flor de Caña Rum, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Passion Fruit and Orange)

3. Coaster Cocktails

  • Ice Breaker Cotton Candy
  • Ice Breaker (Reyka Vodka, Watermelon Juice, Lavender, Lime)
  • Kraken (Monkey Shoulder Whiskey, Almond, Orange Juice, Angostura Bitters)
  • Manta (Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Passion Fruit Puree, Hibiscus, Lemonade)
  • Mako (Milagro Tequila, Blueberry, Pineapple Juice, Citrus Sour)

4. Pinchos Eléctricos

  • XXL Beef Skewers
  • XXL Rum Barbecue Chicken Skewers
  • Beef and Cheese Empanadas
  • Chicken and Cheese Empanadas
  • Passoã Sangria (Passoã Liquor, Rosé Wine, Oranges and Berries)
  • Corona Premier
  • Corona Extra
  • Corona Light

5. Wild Arctic Plaza

Electric Ocean - Cheesesteak

  • Philly Cheesesteak and Kettle Chips
  • Italian Sausage Onions and Peppers with Kettle Chips
  • Frozen Basil-Mint Caipirinha (Leblon Cachaca, Fresh Basil, Mint and Lime)
  • Dos Equis Lager (Dos Equis Brewery Mexico)
  • Dos Equis Ambar Lager (Dos Equis Brewery Mexico)
  • Yuengling Lager (Yuengling Brewing Company, Tampa, FL)
  • Yuengling Pilsner (Yuengling Brewing Company, Tampa, FL)

6. Beer Garden

  • Assorted Chips and Plantain Chips
  • Tequila Punch (Milagro Tequila, Triple Sec, Cranberry, Orange and Pineapple Juice, Lemonade, Club Soda)
  • No Mames Mexican Style Lager (Tripping Animals Brewing, Cuban-Owned, Coral, Florida)
  • Dead Parrot Mexican Style Lager with Sea Salt & Lime (Florida Avenue Brewing, Wesley Chapel, FL)
  • Cantina Cerveza Mexican Lager (Ellipsis Brewing, Orlando, FL)
  • Luminescence Tropical Hazy IPA (Florida Avenue Brewing, Wesley Chapel, FL)
  • Mangrove Mango Pale Ale (Oyster City Brewing Co. Apalachicola, FL)

7. Bayside Snacks

  • SeaWorld Fin Pretzel
  • Souvenir Popcorn
  • Ice Breaker Cotton Candy
  • Beer
  • Truly Seltzers

Electric Ocean Merchandise

Electric Ocean - Bubble Wands

Become part of the party yourself with limited-edition merchandise that allows you to glow with the flow. Dolphin, whale and shark bubble wands, battle axes and light-up dolphin and shark swords all illuminate the night and are the perfect souvenirs to keep the party going on your way home!

Electric Ocean offers a super cool way to experience the marine park in a whole new light with the whole family. Are you excited to "sea" what's happening at Electric Ocean? Have you experienced these new glowing experiences? What's your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

Related: Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando Events in 2022

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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