Last Updated on September 30, 2023

SeaWorld has announced new one-of-a-kind marine life themed rides and attractions at all of its locations to debut in Spring 2024. Guests to the parks in Orlando, San Antonio, and San Diego can look forward to epic journeys and experiences for the whole family that will leave them breathless, drenched, and utterly mesmerized. 

“Penguin Trek” SeaWorld Orlando

“Penguin Trek” at SeaWorld Orlando is a new family friendly coaster for guests 42-77 inches in height that will transport riders on an unforgettable expedition through the Antarctic wilderness aboard unique snowmobile styled ride cars. Traversing an indoor/outdoor track ending at the penguin habitat, riders will experience the enchanting world of these remarkable animals.

Designed as the ultimate family coaster experience, “Penguin Trek” features a unique snowmobile styled ride car where once aboard, riders will embark on an exhilarating journey through the breathtaking vastness of Antarctica as they join a penguin research mission unlike any other. Featuring two exhilarating launches and a maze of twists and turns, this unforgettable coaster moves at speeds of up to 43-miles-per-hour across a 3,020-foot track that traverses both indoors and outside.

Yet, what sets this experience apart as truly extraordinary is its unparalleled finale: as the coaster comes to a halt, guests find themselves not in a simulated penguin colony, but in the very heart of SeaWorld Orlando’s own penguin habitat.

Coming in Spring 2024, “Penguin Trek” is the eagerly awaited eighth coaster to join SeaWorld Orlando’s ever-expanding ride portfolio.  

NOTE: Visitors to Orlando from outside of Florida should be aware that the NAACP has issued a travel advisory for the state noting, and warning, that under its current governor, Ron DeSantis, Florida has “engaged in an all-out attack on Black Americans, accurate Black history, voting rights, members of the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants, women’s reproductive rights, and free speech, while simultaneously embracing a culture of fear, bullying, and intimidation by public officials.”

Jellyfish Experience SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego Jelly Experience Rendering
SeaWorld San Diego Jelly Experience Rendering. Image from SeaWorld.

The first of its kind at SeaWorld parks, the all-new “Jewels of the Sea: The Jellyfish Experience” at SeaWorld San Diego offers an immersive and interactive view into the mysterious underwater world of glowing and graceful jellyfish, along with touch and behind-the-scenes experiences.

Located within the Ocean’s Explorer area, guests to the new exhibit will be greeted by a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes in three unique galleries as if diving into the heart of the ocean.

Glowing with an ethereal light, Moon Jellyfish, Pacific Sea Nettles, Upside-Down Jellyfish, and Comb Jellies gracefully glide through the water, showcasing their hypnotic movements that seem almost unworldly. 

The experience features an 18-foot-tall cylinder, among the tallest jelly cylinders in the country, and a five-foot diameter sphere jelly habitat with water that pours from the top and sides for guests to touch.  Guests can have the perfect photo-op with a 10-foot-tall acrylic living arch of jellyfish for guests to walk through for views from multiple angles.   

Guests can also upgrade their experience with a behind-the-scenes tour led by an aquarist and learn more about jellyfish propagation and have hands-on experience to touch the ocean’s translucent treasures.    

As part of the park’s commitment to education, the “Jellyfish Experience” also offers a fun way to learn more from experts about what makes a jellyfish, the beauty and diversity of the translucent species, their behaviors and patterns, and how they have adapted to some of the most extreme environments on Earth. Plus, guests will come away with a better understanding of what they can do to protect jellyfish and our oceans. 

“Catapult Falls” SeaWorld San Antonio

SeaWorld San Antonio Catapult Falls track overhead rendering.
SeaWorld San Antonio Catapult Falls track overhead rendering. Courtesy of SeaWorld.

At SeaWorld San Antonio, guests will celebrate the first splash of the much-anticipated opening of Catapult Falls, the world’s first launched flume coaster and the only vertical lift in North America. 

“Catapult Falls” will feature the world’s steepest flume drop, North America’s only vertical lift flume coaster, and the tallest flume drop in Texas. 

This family friendly ride will catapult through the launch at speeds of 30-feet-per-second, allowing riders to feel the rush of a coaster while experiencing the rocking and swaying of riding on a track of water.

The new attractions continue the SeaWorld legacy of blending marine life inspired adventure, discovery, and family-friendly thrills.

The best way to experience the new attractions is with a SeaWorld 2024 Annual Pass on sale now. 2024 pass members will be the first to experience the new attractions before they open to the public.

About SeaWorld 

SeaWorld is a leading marine life theme park and accredited zoo and aquarium that provides experiences that matter while educating and inspiring guests of all ages to care about marine life.

Welcoming millions of guests every year, the parks offer fun and enriching experiences from up-close animal encounters and year-round educational programs to award-winning marine-life themed rides and attractions, special events and exciting entertainment.

For more than 60 years SeaWorld has advanced the conservation of marine life in and outside its parks through science, education, and exceptional animal care that is Humane Certified by American Humane and accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

SeaWorld is one of the largest marine animal rescue organizations in the world, helping more than 40,000 animals to date. The SeaWorld Conservation Fund, a non-profit foundation established in 2003, has provided more than $20 million to nearly 1,400 organizations to advance critical research on every continent. A portion of park proceeds goes toward supporting these longstanding conservation commitments.

SeaWorld parks are in Orlando, San Antonio, San Diego and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). SeaWorld is part of the SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE: SEAS) portfolio of theme park brands. For more information, visit us at