Beginning mid November through early January, SeaWorld in Orlando has modified the Wild Arctic Exhibit into a brand new journey into Santa Town as shown in the popular children’s book and movie The Polar Express. A story of a young boy staying awake listening for Santa who finds himself aboard a magical train heading to the North Pole. This is a multi sensory performance culminating in a created Santa Town complete with the jolly old guy himself.
The experience starts with a three minute introduction to the story before visitors are escorted to board the Polar Express Experience. They will follow the same journey as the boy from the story, and the train ride is brought to life through sight, sound, smell and motion. When the train arrives, visitors will embark and discover themselves in a winter wonderland.
Sea World has created a North Pole with not only ice and snow, but with a giant Christmas tree, a sleigh loaded with toys and gifts, the fully decorated village from the movie as well as Santa himself.
Visitors not only get to see St. Nick, they also are able to see Beluga whales, polar bears and giant walruses in their natural environment complete with cold arctic temperatures - be sure to bring a jacket!
SHAMU CHRISTMAS MIRACLES
This special 22 minute show runs nightly through December 30th. Shamu Stadium will illuminate with bright lights and glowing candles as Shamu splashes to celebrate the holiday season.
The holiday show has some nice effects. Candles, a bouncy soundtrack that also slows down for some nice "dancing" by Shamu and the trainers.
A choir, in which local high-school students perform while holding candles, adds to the sense of holiday spectacular through their singing, clapping and firing up the crowd. They perform in the walkway between the upper and lower seating areas, facing the stage. A gospel singer performs up above the stage, and is later joined by the trainers.
MAKAHIKI CHRISTMAS LUAU DINNER SHOW
Journey with your family on a voyage of adventue at the Makahiki Luau Christmas show. Succulent island cuisine and sizzling native dance beckons one and all. The sounds of Christmas are re-interpreted by authentic Polynesian instruments to creat a celebration of the season that's familiar, yet as old as the cultures of the islands themselves.
The thrilling fire dance lights up the night and traditional costumes spark the imagination while a feast fit for a king tantalises the senses. As the sun sets over the harbor, the Seafire Inn celebrates the Christmas season Hawaiian style with the Makahiki Christmas Luau. Enjoy the festive celebration of authentic Christmas music, costumes and dances including a special rendition of "O Holy Night". The excitement is non-stop in this festive, fiery show that celebrates man’s co-existence with the earth and sea. This is a show for the whole family.
Adults $45.95, Children (3-9) $29.95. Prices do not include tax or gratuity.
Served family style, delicious menu includes the following dishes: Island Salad, Mahi Mahi in Pina Colada Sauce, Hawaiian Chicken, Polynesian-Style Barbecue Spareribs, Polynesian Fried Rice, Stir- Fried Vegetable Medley.
Dessert: Big Kahuna
Drink Selections: Assorted Pepsi Products, Coffee, Hot Tea, and Iced Tea. There is a cash bar for selected alcoholic drinks including Anheuser-Busch products, wine and specialty cocktails.
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