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5 Things To Do At SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival

Did you know that the largest Orlando theme park food festival happens yearly inside SeaWorld Orlando? Tourists flock every year to the Sea World Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival for sensational bites to eat, drinks and special limited-time events. The festival represents cultures from all over the world – and don’t be mistaken by the name – it’s far more than seafood! I’m sharing my picks for five can’t miss things to do at the Seven Seas Food Festival, so you can plan your park itinerary and not miss a thing.

If you're planning to attend SeaWorld Orlando's Seven Seas Food Festival Event, here are 5 can't miss things to do!

There are already so many amazing reasons to visit SeaWorld Orlando, that go beyond the festival. When you purchase your park ticket, you’re gaining access to the festival and all of the daily park offerings. That includes family-friendly rides, amazing shows, souvenir shopping and thrilling coasters. 

It’s such a great time to visit the theme park because you’re getting even more for your money. Yes – you do have to pay for the food and drink offerings at Seven Seas Food Festival, but there are smarter ways to explore the festival offerings and save some money.

5 Can’t Miss Things To Do At SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival

The festival runs from February through May, Thursday through Sunday, so you can visit multiple times if you want. Plan to bring your ID for cocktails and be prepared for plenty of walking. SeaWorld Annual Pass holders can enjoy VIP treatment with purchasing 18 food samples for the price of 15, with the Seven Seas Food Festival Tasting Lanyard. It’s a great perk and you might want to consider becoming an Annual Passholder if you plan to visit multiple days during your trip.

If you want experience multiple days of the festival, you can book a Seven Seas Food Festival Hotel Package. Starting at $45 per night, per person, you can reserve the following benefits:

  • Unlimited visits to SeaWorld for the entire length of your visit
  • Food & Brew 5 Item Sampling Lanyard for everyone in your party
  • Choice of hotel accommodations including one FREE night*
  • Reserved Show Seating at SeaWorld
  • Add an additional park with length of stay admission for an amazing low price!

There are multiple hotels to pick from to suit your family’s needs. It’s a great way to experience the festival if you’re coming from out of town. You can also look into visiting the SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove park too. That way you won’t miss any of these must-do things at the festival!

SeaWorld Orlando Festival Events

Fresh Sea Scallops Plate. ©SeaWorldOrlando2022

Taste Global Cuisine Booths Around The Park

So this is an obvious one, but you can’t attend the festival without some great bites to eat. Essentially, each food booth offers small plates of international cuisine to taste. The festival has over 200 chef-and mixologist-curated tastes. Guests can embark on an international flavor journey with all-new markets inspired by the tastes and smells of Ireland and Sicily (new for 2022), joining the ever-popular Caribbean, Italy, Brazil, Asia and beyond. In total, there are over 50 booths to pick from.

Seven Seas Food Festival Menu Examples:

Irish Market: Ruben Egg Roll, Classic Mini Shepard’s Pie, Braised Lamb Pie, and New Glazed Corn Beef (gluten free)

Flavor of Sicily: Featuring select wines and specialty cocktails like the New Amaro, Limoncello and Gra’it Verra Grappa Italiana.

Gulf Coast Market: New Gulf Gumbo, a New Orleans classic featuring shrimp, sausage and a Cajun broth.

Spice it up with flavors of the Caribbean: New Montego Bay Spicy Shrimp and New Caribbean Spicy Rum Cake featuring Dark Meyers Rum, brown sugar and a rum glaze.

Beer Garden: High Stepper from Crooked Can, Jai Alai from Cigar City, Free Dive from Coppertail, I-4, from Orlando Brewing, Big Nose from Swamp Head and Hop Gun from Funky Buddha.

Plan your food and drink tastes by checking out the online Seven Seas Food Festival menus ahead of time. 

Ireland food booth at seven seas food festival.

The new plate offerings at the Ireland booth. ©SeaWorldOrlando2022

Watch Live Musical Performances

One of the best reasons to visit the Seven Seas Food Festival is to enjoy the atmosphere. While you’re noshing on international cuisine, you can enjoy one of 26 live performances that are scheduled. Just like the cuisine, there’s a bit of everything. There’s latin music, rock and 90’s throwback. Concerts are included in the price of admission, but seats can be reserved in advance online starting at $9.99. Floor seating starts at $19.99 and the best seats are $29.99 per person.

Taste Your Way With The Seven Seas Food Festival Tasting Lanyard

If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with your planning and don’t want to miss the best food both, SeaWorld Orlando has a plan to simplify your itinerary. Guests can purchase a Seven Seas Food Festival Tasting Lanyard. Guests can embark on their culinary journey with a 10-sample lanyard starting at only $65 or take it up a notch and with the fan favorite 15-sample lanyard for the best savings.

Seven Seas Food Festival Lanyard For Tastings


Drink Your Way Around SeaWorld Orlando

While you’re walking around the festival, you’ve got to take advantage of the 75+ craft brews, cocktails and 75+ wine options. Adults can sip their way while exploring the festival and the craft cocktails are reasons enough to attend the festival. There are cocktail booths with unique menus that pair different flavorings – created by chefs.

Seven Seas Food Festival Cocktail Examples:

Caribbean Market:

Caribbean Rum Runner – Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum (US Virgin Islands), Malibu Coconut Rum (Barbados), Blackberry Brandy, Banana Liqueur, Orange & Pineapple Juices.

Coaster Cocktails: 

Ice Breaker – Reyka Vodka, Watermelon Juice, Monin Lavender Syrup, Lime

Kraken – Monkey Shoulder Whiskey, Almond, Orange Juice, Angostura Bitters

Manta – Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Passion Fruit Puree, Hibiscus, Lemonade

Mako – Milagro Tequila, Monin Blueberry, Pineapple Juice, Citrus Sour

Craft brew choices at SeaWorld Orlando

Craft brews at Seven Seas Food Festival. ©SeaWorldOrlando2022

Attend Seven Seas Food Festival During Mardi Gras For Added Fun

Turn your visit to the Seven Seas Food Festival visit into an even bigger celebration by attending during Mardi Gras. During Mardi Gras weekends, guests can enjoy even more fun. Enjoy jazz music, cajun cuisine and a pop-up parade. The streets of the park turn into a party with DJ’s and dance parties.



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