With the ALL-NEW Summer Spectacular Featuring a New Parade, Animal Presentations, Shows, Concerts, Fireworks, Culinary and Merchandise Offerings, Plus the Return of Shamu and Crew


SAN DIEGO, CA (May 23, 2024) – SeaWorld San Diego has unveiled its all-new 2024 Summer Spectacular, which begins Friday, May 24 and runs through Monday, September 2. Guests are invited to dive into the excitement through new interactive experiences, shows, a summer concert series, and even more up-close animal encounters throughout the park, all in honor of SeaWorld’s 60th Anniversary this year. The best way to experience the event at the best value is by becoming a Pass Member and receiving unlimited park admission all summer long with no blockout dates.


All-New Live Shows & Entertainment


  • NEW “So Much More to Sea” 60th Anniversary Parade Featuring Shamu and Crew – In celebration of SeaWorld’s 60th anniversary, guests of all ages can enjoy an all-new interactive parade featuring the park’s ocean crew and fan-favorite SeaWorld characters embarking on an exciting adventure full of endless discovery!
  • NEW Enchanted Wonders Fireworks – Enchanted Wonders Fireworks takes place in the skies high above SeaWorld San Diego. As the sun sets and the night sky comes alive, guests will be treated to a dazzling display of color, beloved music from Blue Horizons and Shamu Rocks, and lyrics created just for SeaWorld.
  • NEW live performance show, Shamu and Crew: Together Again – Come sing and dance with Shamu and Crew (Sam, O.P, Coral, Shivers, Pete, and Penny) as they reunite to rebuild Shamu’s Happy Harbor for their SeaWorld 60th Anniversary Celebration! With a little elbow grease, teamwork, and a touch of nostalgia Shamu and the Crew will start the 60th Anniversary celebration with some style! The show is located at Mission Bay Theater.
  • NEW stunt show, BMX Blast! Powered by BODYARMOR – BMX Blast! is a high-energy stunt show celebrating the history of extreme sports in Southern California. Sing along as a live band cranks out the pop-punk hits of the late nineties while world class stunt riders showcase tail whips, bar spins, and back flips. Guests won’t want to miss these big tunes, big ramps, and big air! Shows are located at Nautilus Amphitheater. 
  • NEW Sea Lion Presentation: Starting on June 7, the debut of Flippers, Facts and Fun: The Sea Lion Experience, a NEW sea lion presentation that will have guests laughing and learning lots of fun facts about sea lions.
  • NEW Pirates Ahoy! The Battle for Mermaid Cove – Get ready for a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas with this water stunt spectacular, Pirates Ahoy! The Battle for Mermaid Cove. Watch as daring pirates battle against mesmerizing mermaids in a thrilling display of water stunts and acrobatics. This action-packed stunt show will have guests on the edge of their seats and fully immersed in the alluring world of mermaids and pirates. Shows are daily at Bayside Amphitheater.


2024 SeaWorld Summer Spectacular Concert Series Every Saturday 

The 2024 Summer Concert Series takes place every Saturday during Summer from July 13 to August 24 and features an impressive lineup of chart-topping performers including Jesse McCartney and Ginuwine. From rock, R&B to pop, there’s a concert for everyone to enjoy. Musical performances include:


  • Saturday, July 13 – Jesse McCartney, a pop heartthrob, reached number one on the charts with his solo hit “Beautiful Soul” and “Leavin.” Guests won’t want to miss his infectious hooks and heartfelt lyrics!
  • Saturday, July 20 – Ginuwine, R&B sensation known for his hit song “Pony,” weaves tales of love and passion through his soulful lyrics and irresistible melodies. Be there to experience his smooth voice and undeniable charisma!


Additional concerts will be added and announced at a later date. All concerts are included with park admission and those looking to secure a great seat can opt to purchase reserved seating in advance. Reserved seating can be purchased at https://seaworld.com/san-diego/events/summer-spectacular/buy-tickets/.                 


All- New Delicious Summer Food & Drink Options

Satisfy summer cravings with SeaWorld San Diego’s mouthwatering lineup of food and drink options. This year, guests can expect all-new menu items alongside returning fan-favorites! 


  • NEW Shamu and Crew Character Breakfast – Guests can join Shamu and his Crew as they celebrate Sea World's 60th Anniversary! Enjoy a delicious breakfast while being surrounded by the magic of SeaWorld's iconic characters.  
  • NEW Tasty Dishes - Ride a wave of flavors with the all-new Beef Short Rib Bao Buns, Pork Tonkotsu Ramen, Wonton Nachos, Chicken Stir Fry Noodles and more.
  • Returning Fan Favorites – Guests can enjoy returning menu items that burst with summery flavors including fish tacos topped with chipotle crema, fresh shrimp ceviche, pollo asado nachos and more. Quench the thirst with a Watermelon or Hibiscus Lemonade with a Tajin rim!
  • Cool off with a frozen treat – There’s no better way to beat the warm California sun than with a refreshing frozen dessert! Pop on over to Rita’s Italian Ice for tasty frozen drinks like a Shark Gelati, Italian ice and frozen custards. Dreyer’s Ice Cream Parlor also offers guests hand-dipped ice cream cones or enormous brownie sundaes.
  • Salty snacks and 75 Cent Beer - Cheers to summertime with a nice cold 7oz beer for just 75 cents at High Tides Brew, one per guest per visit. Pair it with a  Shamu-shaped pretzel or a new souvenir popcorn bucket. 


All-New “Jewels of the Sea: The Jellyfish Experience” Exhibit Coming Soon

In 2024, guests can step into a new and mesmerizing world of underwater wonders at the brand new “Jewels of the Sea: The Jellyfish Experience” exhibit. Providing an immersive and interactive experience, the new exhibit is the first of its kind for SeaWorld parks. The all-new aquarium experience will feature three unique galleries with a wide range of different kinds of glowing and graceful jellies. Through educational components and behind-the-scenes upgrade opportunities, guests will learn about the beauty and diversity of the translucent species, their behaviors and patterns, and how they have adapted to some of the most extreme environments on Earth.  


Dive into Summer Savings

For a limited-time, admission tickets, Fun Cards and Annual Passes are up to 50% off at www.seaworldsandiego.com. Annual Pass Members receive 12 months of visits with the best benefits ever, including FREE parking, up to six free guest tickets, and special savings on merchandise, Quick Queue, and more. Pass Members are first for everything, first to ride any new attraction, first to view new animal exhibits, and first to know about major park announcements. In 2024, Pass Members will be the first to view SeaWorld’s newest exhibit, Jewels of the Sea, A Jellyfish Experience, the immersive and interactive aquarium.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit www.seaworldsandiego.com. Follow SeaWorld on Facebook and Instagram for the latest Summer Spectacular and concert details and information.


About SeaWorld 

SeaWorld is a leading marine life theme park and accredited zoo and aquarium that provides experiences that matter while educating and inspiring guests of all ages to care about marine life. Welcoming millions of guests every year, the parks offer fun and enriching experiences from up-close animal encounters and year-round educational programs to award-winning marine-life themed rides and attractions, special events and exciting entertainment. For more than 60 years SeaWorld has advanced the conservation of marine life in and outside its parks through science, education, and exceptional animal care that is Humane Certified by American Humane and accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. SeaWorld is one of the largest marine animal rescue organizations in the world, helping more than 41,000 animals to date. The SeaWorld Conservation Fund, a non-profit foundation established in 2003, has provided more than $20 million to nearly 1,400 organizations to advance critical research on every continent. A portion of park proceeds goes toward supporting these longstanding conservation commitments. SeaWorld parks are in Orlando, San Antonio, San Diego and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). SeaWorld is part of the United Parks & Resorts (NYSE: PRKS) portfolio of theme park brands. For more information, visit us at SeaWorld.com.