SeaWorld truly comes alive at night with some special night time shows. Top off your day with Shamu Rocks and you've got a spectatular summer event! All this summer fun is included with your regular day's admission. For ticket information visit

June 21 - August 10, 2014

Here are the special Summer Nights events taking place:

Shamu's Celebration: Light Up The Night - All New!
The high energy show will include new, original music and production elements, as well as new killer whale behaviors.

Generation Nature -  All New!
On the weekends during the day, see the new theater show to inspire kids and adults to take part in protecting nature. You'll hear about what SeaWorld has done to save wildlife and you'll get to meet some of the critters after the show.

Sea Lions Tonight
It’s comedy night at SeaWorld as our dynamic sea lion and otter duo—Clyde and Seamore—make life a little crazy for their stage manager.

Busch Gardens 
Catch some Summer Nights fun over at Busch Gardens too. Click here for information.


Summer Nights at SeaWorld

2010 Review of SeaWorld AfterDark
Summer Nights at SeaWorld
(formerly called "SeaWorld AfterDark"), has been one of our favorite times of the year to visit SeaWorld for years now. It's great to be able to enjoy this place, which can be pretty rough in the near shadeless park, once the sun starts to set and the temperatures are a little more reasonable. If you've seen the commercials then the rock and roll music being pumped through the park's speakers isn't a surprise, you might even expect the DJ booths with DJs teaching 5 year olds and 65 year olds how to do the Electric Slide, but, what you might not expect are the changes in a couple of the shows that have been given a special tweek just for the summer celebration.

Rock the night away with "Shamu Rocks" in the evening at Shamu stadium. Shamu's ditched the touchy-feely daytime show for a higher energy program set to some rock music played the way it's supposed to be played, loud.  Expect more whales at once, more jumps, and more whale tails splashing freezing cold whale water onto kids up front.

But, the real don't miss show is Sea Lions Tonite. You might be thinking "I just saw Clyde & Seamore at noon" but you'd be wrong. The show is completely different at night. You still get hoaky jokes and wholesome family fun but instead of "taking pirate island", they're taking over the entire park. You'll get great parodies of just about every attraction in the park.  (Wait 'till you see what they think of the Shamu trainers - jealous much?) What's better than a self deprecating sea lion? Watching a self deprecating sea lion with an ice cold after dinner beer, of course! Get your seats early - this one usually fills up.

Need some fireworks to cap off your night? Then I've got good news, Reflections finishes off the night with a great show right in the middle of the main lagoon. You can find seating at Bayside Stadium for the show but we prefer somewhere in the Waterfront area ourselves. Hope you don't mind some cool fountains mixed in with your cool fireworks.

The added fun and party atmosphere definitely make this a must do event. And you have not truly ridden Kraken or Manta until you've done it at night!


Summer Nights at Busch Gardens

June 28 - August 17, 2014
Ride some of the country's best roller coasters at night including the new Cheetah Hunt! Be sure to catch the nighttime show "Kinetix", a live rock show with pyrotechnics, dancers and singers from around the world playing nightly at 9pm at Gwazi Field. Check out for the latest information. End each night with a fireworks show at Gwazi Field.

Saturday Nights
Artists will rock Gwazi Park Stage at Busch Gardens Tampa with a grand fireworks finale immediately following each concert. Delicious barbeque, craft beers, specialty merchandise and strolling entertainment will line the Gwazi Park field and pathways on Saturday nights, creating a festival atmosphere.

Concert Line Up

ZZ WARD & HOT CHELLE RAE - June 28, 2014
BRIDGIT MENDLER - July 5, 2014
EL GRAN COMBO - July 12, 2014
Pentatonix - July 19, 2014
Zion y Lennox - July 26, 2014
Cher Lloyd - August 2, 2014
Taking Back Sunday - August 9, 2014
The All-American Rejects - August 16, 2014 


Check out this great video of clips from Kinetix from our friends at Busch Gardens. This looks like a fun, energetic way to end the night!