With the sun setting later in the Summer, many attractions change their schedules to take advantage of the longer days and make up for the hot afternoons and summer rain showers. Busch Gardens, SeaWorld and Adventure Island are bringing back their summer sunset celebrations called “Summer Nights” and “Island Nights.”
Island Nights at Adventure Island will take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 14 through August 11 (5pm – 9pm). DJs lead the party with games and music on the beach while street performers keep the celebration going until 9:00 p.m. There are several culinary offerings, including island shrimp, empanadas, sangria, frozen drinks and more.
Summer Nights at Busch Gardens and SeaWorld consist of a nighttime spectacular taking place when the sun sets. Busch Gardens begins their summer schedule June 9, while SeaWorld begins theirs on June 23; both run through August 12.
At SeaWorld their Summer Nights celebration includes:
- Shamu Rocks
Rock the night away, with Shamu. This show has more flash—and certainly more splash—than a rock concert.
- Sea Lions Tonight
It’s comedy night at SeaWorld as their dynamic sea lion and otter duo—Clyde and Seamore—make life a little crazy for their stage manager.
Gather seaside along the Waterfront Village for this spectacular celebration of animated fountains and dazzling fireworks. Or take a seat in the Bayside Stadium and enjoy the show from the comforts of their theater-style seating.
At Busch Gardens their Summer Nights celebration includes:
- Cheetah Hunt
Launch into the ultimate excitement of Cheetah Hunt, their newest roller coaster experience that coaster enthusiasts can’t stop talking about. The darkness gives the graceful predator a new twist.
Kinetix’s energizing performances include live musicians, singers, dancers and artists from around the world every night on the Gwazi Park stage.
- “Let’s Get Loud”
On the Stage in the Marrakesh Theater, singers, dancers and musicians heat up Summer Nights with popular contemporary music and dance, incorporating the Latin flair of Miami’s South Beach.
- End your Summer Nights evening with an amazing fireworks finale every night, right after Kinetix.
No matter which Florida theme park you visit this Summer, you are sure to have a great time with extended hours and special events. ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: Be sure to plan for the afternoon rain showers. They happen nearly every day. Check the daily forecast before heading out in the morning. With a little planning, you won’t skip a beat in your fun vacation. Enjoy!