Explore the 2024 Seven Seas Food Festival
Exploring the Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando
Calling all world travelers and culinary explorers! The Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando has kicked off and is running from now - May 19! This event is a must-visit for food and music lovers alike. The annual festival celebrates the rich diversity of international cuisine, offering an array of delectable dishes and delightful drinks from around the world. From the all-new tempura battered sushi, to returning favorites like the Italian cannoli, there is something to satisfy every craving at this culinary extravaganza.
What to Expect at the Festival
The Seven Seas Food Festival promises an immersive experience filled with mouthwatering menus and live entertainment With a wide variety of international cuisines to explore, including seafood, meat, vegetarian, and vegan options, there is something to please every palate. Indulge in the flavors of different countries, savoring dishes that are expertly crafted. From savory to sweet, the festival's food offerings are sure to leave you wanting more.
Navigating the Event
To make the most of your Seven Seas Food Festival experience, it's helpful to plan ahead. Ensure you have park admission, which grants you access to all the festival has to offer. As you enter, grab an event map and schedule, your first stop on this culinary adventure. Familiarize yourself with the location of food stalls, live music stages, and other festival highlights. Consider purchasing a sampler lanyard, which allows you to try a variety of dishes at a discounted price. This will ensure you don't miss out on any must-try flavors.
For the full Festival Food Guide, check out the SeaWorld Orlando website.
New Culinary Delights at the Festival
The Seven Seas Food Festival is always evolving, with new culinary delights introduced each year. This year, visitors can expect to be delighted by a plethora of new food offerings that showcase the creativity and skill of the festival's participating vendors. From delectable small bites to hearty entrees, the new food options will take your taste buds on a journey through the seven seas.
Spotlight on New Food Stalls
This year, the Seven Seas Food Festival introduces several new food stalls, each offering unique flavors and culinary creations. Here are some of the must-visit new food stalls at the festival:
French Market: Featuring the all-new Duck Confit (gluten-free), Escargot and mini crème brulee.
NEW! Veggie Market: A fully plant-based booth for all our vegan and vegetarian friends. Expect delicious offerings like the veg'd out sandwich, taco 'bout it with plant-based chorizo and a fruit tart made of lime, mango, dairy-free custard and lavender.
Caribbean Market: Taste the reimagined Jamaican jerk chicken slider, new mojo pork tostones and rum cake.
Asian Market: One that stands out to the Tickets2You team, this booth features the new tempura battered sushi, deep fried dumplings and a returning favorite - Bingsu Salted Caramel Ice Cream.
Highlighting Unique Dishes
The Seven Seas Food Festival is known for its array of unique dishes that tantalize the taste buds. Here are some standout dishes that are not to be missed:
Moroccan Grilled Lamb Chop: Garlic mashed potatoes, tzatziki sauce (gluten-free)
NEW! Mini Calzone: Ricotta, mozzarella, house made marinara sauce
NEW! Passionate Cupcake: Passion fruit cupcake, Passion Liqueur, peach schnapps mousse, white chocolate straw (contains alcohol)
Bingsu Salted Caramel Ice Cream: Vanilla ice cream, caramel popcorn, caramel
Quenching Your Thirst: Drinks at the Festival
A food festival is incomplete without a selection of refreshing beverages, and the Seven Seas Food Festival certainly delivers. This year, the festival introduces new specialty cocktails that perfectly complement the flavors of the diverse food offerings. From fruity and tropical creations to bold and complex concoctions, there is a drink for every palate.
Returning Favorite Beverages
When it comes to quenching your thirst at the Seven Seas Food Festival, you'll be spoiled for choice. Here are some returning favorites to consider:
Frozen Guava Mint Caipirinha: Cachaça, Guava, Mint, Lime Juice
Jalapeño Margarita: Yave Jalapeno Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime Sour
Ice Breaker: Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Passion Fruit, Lemonade, Sprite
Must-Try Craft Beer
SeaWorld Orlando is a hub for local craft breweries, and the Seven Seas Food Festival is the perfect opportunity to sample some of the best brews that Central Florida has to offer. Here are a few must-try local craft beers at the festival:
Dead Guy Ale
Maduro Brown Ale
Wicked Weed Burst Sour Strawberry Kiwi
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The Music of Seven Seas: Festival Concert Lineup
In addition to the delectable food offerings, the Seven Seas Food Festival boasts a lineup of live concerts that will have you dancing, singing, and swaying to the rhythm. Each weekend, top artists take the stage at the Bayside Stadium, filling the air with incredible live music. From rock and pop to country and hip-hop, the festival's concert lineup offers a diverse range of musical genres, ensuring there is something for everyone's taste.
This year's lineup of notable performers at the Seven Seas Food Festival is sure to impress. Here are some artists who are set to take the stage:
Kool & the Gang: Saturday, February 3 | 7:00 p.m. at Bayside Stadium
Newsboys: Sunday, February 5 | 7:00 p.m. at Bayside Stadium
Gloria Gaynor: Saturday, March 2 | 7:00 p.m. at Bayside Stadium
Hoobastank: Saturday, April 13 | 7:00 p.m. at Bayside Stadium
Ludacris: Sunday, April 28 | 7:00 p.m. at Bayside Stadium
For the full lineup, click here.
Tips for Enjoying the Shows
To make the most of your experience at the festival concerts, consider the following tips:
Arrive early to secure a good spot at the Bayside Stadium, where the concerts take place.
Check the festival schedule to plan your visit on a day when your favorite performer is scheduled to perform.
Take advantage of the festival lanyards, which offer convenient access to food tastings and live concerts.
Consider attending concerts on a Saturday, as this is typically the day with the biggest lineup of performers.
Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere, grab a specialty cocktail, and enjoy the music under the stars.
Making the Most of Your Visit
While the Seven Seas Food Festival is the main attraction, SeaWorld Orlando offers a host of other experiences that you won't want to miss. Make the most of your visit by exploring the park's other attractions, rides, and shows, which complement the festival beautifully. Extend your culinary adventure by discovering new flavors, encountering fascinating marine life, and enjoying thrilling rides at SeaWorld Orlando.
Best Times to Visit the Festival
To avoid the crowds and ensure a more relaxed festival experience, consider visiting the Seven Seas Food Festival on Thursdays and Sundays, when attendance tends to be lower. These days offer a great opportunity to savor the food, enjoy the concerts, and take in the festival's vibrant atmosphere at a more leisurely pace.
Insider Tips for Seamless Experience
Here are a few insider tips to ensure a seamless and enjoyable Seven Seas Food Festival experience:
Purchase a festival sampler lanyard, which allows you to sample a variety of food and beverage options at a discounted price.
Take advantage of the lanyards for a hassle-free experience at the food and beverage kiosks, allowing you to make the most of your tasting adventures.
Use the festival lanyards to try new flavors, discover hidden gems, and indulge in the festival's culinary offerings without the need for cash or credit cards.
Don't forget to pace yourself and savor each bite and sip, taking the time to appreciate the flavors and craftsmanship that goes into each culinary creation.
The Cost of Attending the Seven Seas Food Festival
Before embarking on your culinary adventure at the Seven Seas Food Festival, it's important to consider the cost of attending. SeaWorld Orlando offers various ticket options that include admission to the park, as well as access to the festival's food tastings and live concerts. The ticket prices may vary based on the chosen package and the number of festival tastings included. It's worth exploring the different ticket options available to find the one that best suits your budget and desired festival experience.
Ticket Options and Pricing
SeaWorld Orlando offers a range of ticket options for the Seven Seas Food Festival, allowing visitors to tailor their festival experience to their preferences. Here are some ticket options and pricing details to consider:
Park Admission Only: For discount tickets, you can purchase from Tickets2You and save!
Festival Sampler Lanyard: For those looking to indulge in the festival's culinary offerings, the festival tasting lanyard is a great choice. Prices start at $85, offering a predetermined number of food and beverage tastings. Additional tastings can be purchased separately.
Seven Seas Concert: Floor Seating: Ensure you get the best seat for Ludicrous, Hoobastank or whichever artist performance you're looking forward to by reserving your seat. Prices start at $45.99 each
Check out Sampler Lanyards and Concert Seating here.
Ways to Save on Your Visit
To make your Seven Seas Food Festival experience even more affordable, consider the following ways to save:
Check out Tickets2You, where you can save on SeaWorld Orlando park admission.
Purchase festival lanyards, which not only provide convenient access to tastings but also offer savings compared to purchasing individual food and beverage items.
Plan your visit strategically, taking advantage of the festival's lower attendance days, such as Thursdays and Sundays, to maximize value and minimize wait times.
Consider attending the festival during off-peak hours, such as during the early afternoon or evening, to take advantage of shorter lines at food stalls and attractions.
Beyond the Festival: Other Attractions at SeaWorld Orlando
While the Seven Seas Food Festival takes center stage at SeaWorld Orlando during January 31 - May 19, there is so much more to explore beyond the festival grounds. Dive into thrilling rides like Mako, Orlando's tallest, fastest, and longest roller coaster, or embark on the new Ice Breaker attraction, an exhilarating coaster featuring a unique reverse launch or say "Cowabunga Dude" on the all-new Pipeline: Surf Coaster - a first-of-it's-kind surf coaster. The park also offers captivating shows, interactive exhibits, and encounters with majestic creatures like orcas and stingrays.
Is the Seven Seas Food Festival Worth It?
If you're wondering whether the Seven Seas Food Festival is worth it, the answer is a resounding yes. The festival provides a unique opportunity to embark on a culinary adventure, tasting flavors from around the world, all conveniently located at SeaWorld Orlando. With its wide array of food options, live entertainment, and vibrant atmosphere, the festival offers an unforgettable experience for food lovers, families, and adventurers alike.
Indulge in the festival's diverse food offerings, ranging from seafood delights to international street food, and savor each bite as you explore new flavors. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and scents of the festival, savoring the vibrant atmosphere and lively performances by world-class musicians. Whether you're a fan of live concerts or simply enjoying good food with friends and family, the Seven Seas Food Festival provides an immersive and enjoyable culinary experience.
All of this is, on top of all the exhilarating rollercoasters and marine shows that SeaWorld Orlando offers regularly!
Frequently Asked Questions
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