Animals are always a big part of the SeaWorld Orlando experience, and the Sea of Surprises celebration will kick things up a notch. You'll be able to meet a variety of animal ambassadors in the Sea Garden every day and interact with them very closely. Click the video accompanying this article to hear from Corey Oxman, a senior animal trainer, as she talks about the types of animals you can meet and what you can expect during this 18-month celebration. She also talks about the educational ocean trash sculptures, created by the Washed Ashore Project.
Most people associate SeaWorld Orlando with marine mammals, but it actually has a wide variety of animal life. The animals you can meet will include everything from eagles to possums to miniature horses. Most are local rescues, so you can also learn their back stories.
Creative director Steve Welch was also on hand to talk about entertainment at the Sea of Surprises. Jump here to hear from him. Go here if you'd like to see the whole kick-off ceremony, which took place on March 21.