Viva la Musica at SeaWorld
The Viva la Musica festival at SeaWorld this year is very similar to last year's in regards to atmosphere & entertainment. In this section, we'll highlight what's new this year, which includes a great drink addition!
Jose Cuervo Especial Gold Tequila Margarita - $6
Myers's Platinum Rum Mojito - $6
Corona, Presidente, Polar beer - $5.50
Shock Top & LandShark - $6
Cabernet Sauvignon & Chardonnay - $6
Sangria - $6
Pour Quality: Average
These drinks are avilable at specific stands around the festival area. Regular Budweiser, Bud Light & Bud Light Lime are available at the food booths, along with the Sangria.
The cool thing about the Margarita & Mojito - they are poured straight from taps! Yes, tapped specialty drinks. And they are surprisingly decently mixed as well. While the Margarita is simply straight poured from the tap with a lime topping it off, the bartenders put a couple fresh mint leaves in the cup for the Mojito.
Food: Yet again, we stand by the fact that the food offered here is probably the best value for your money at any theme park. The menu has changed quite a bit from last year, thanks to the new head chef of the event, but the quality & value has stayed the same. The portions are still ridiculously huge, and we still wish for smaller portions/price so we can try more. We enjoyed the pork skewers, pork tacos, beef empanada and tamale on our first visit. The pork skewers are the best out of what we've tried - cooked perfectly and covered in tasty spices. Several items are cooked fresh on an open grill, but those delicious flank steaks from last year are no more.
Atmosphere: Very similar to last year's event with the addition of the cottage-style booths near the lagoon. There seems to be slightly more seating (but it's never enough), more vendors, game booths and other entertainment throughout the event. Read our review of last year's festival for more detailed information.