San Diego’s premier Halloween festival kicks off Sept. 21 and runs for six weekends
SAN DIEGO (Sept. 18, 2019) —The most spooktacular time of the year is upon us, and SeaWorld is the place to be, with the most spectacular, spooktacular celebration in San Diego! 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—kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 21 and surfaces every weekend through Oct. 27.
In addition to all the returning favorites 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.
And how’s this for the ultimate treat without a trick: SeaWorld is offering one child, aged 3 to 9, free admission with one full-paid adult admission through October! Plus, the park’s new Annual Pass pricing—allowing for unlimited admission to Halloween Spooktacular and much more— offers incredibly low monthly payments, making SeaWorld an excellent value.
NEW FOR 2019
Fall Festival at the Waterfront will feature a hay maze, wine and seasonal beers, sweet treats including pumpkin pie and s’mores-flavored 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!
Spooktauclar Pumpkin Hunt: Kids can use their special purchased map to find five hidden SeaWorld animal-themed pumpkins throughout the park, then collect an exclusive Halloween pin!
Treats, treats and more treats! Free candy at 10 ocean-themed trick or treat stations (2:30 p.m. to park close) making SeaWorld the safest place to trick-or-treat.
Dress up and dance: 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.
Who doesn’t love a parade? The Sesame Street Halloween Parade is back with favorites 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! (parade takes place at 1:30 p.m.)
Clyde, Seamore and their old pal O.P. Otter: 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.
Manta Madness: 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.
Dia de los Muertos: 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.
More than 125 jack-o-lanterns in the Shark Encounter
Underwater Pumpkin Patch features fish-themed pumpkins under the Skytower
o Yes, those pumpkins are singing! As the sun starts to set, SeaWorld’s underwater pumpkin patch comes to life with a trio of singing jack-o-lanterns.
Floating pumpkins: See how many of them you can spot floating from the ceiling at Aquaria: World of Fishes, home to piranhas, leopard sharks, coral reef fish and more.
Kids Free in October: In addition to taking advantage of SeaWorld’s free single-day child ticket with one full-paid adult admission, parents can unwrap the same offer at Dine With Orcas where each child dines free with the purchase of a full-paid adult, all at poolside tables near SeaWorld’s family of killer whales. Plus, a child age 10 to 12 can participate for free in SeaWorld’s Dolphin Interaction Program (DIP) with one full-priced adult participant per interaction (children must be at least 4 feet tall to participate).
ANNUAL PASS EQUALS UNLIMITED SEAWORLD FUN: SeaWorld just unveiled its new Annual Pass pricing allowing for endless fun during Halloween Spooktacular and much more, all with low monthly payments making SeaWorld one of the best theme park values around. The Silver “SoCal” Annual Pass is just $8.75 a month, and includes unlimited admission with no blockout dates, free general parking, in- park discounts and many more benefits. Gold and Platinum Passes with additional benefits are also available, as well as a two-park Pass that includes both SeaWorld and Aquatica.
SeaWorld is open year-round including holidays. Park hours vary by season. Visit www.SeaWorldSanDiego.com or call (619) 222-4SEA for more information.
SeaWorld San Diego is one of the most popular marine parks in the world and is a global leader in marine animal care and welfare, education, conservation, research and rescue. Through exciting and educational attractions, shows and exhibits, SeaWorld creates fun and meaningful experiences—experiences that matter—where guests can explore, become inspired to care about animals and wild wonders of the world and to act to help protect them. SeaWorld San Diego, which opened in March of 1964, is one of 12 parks operated by SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.