SeaWorld’s Aquatica announces the opening of Florida’s first-ever dueling racer water slide on April 3, 2021, here in Orlando. This ride, good for up to four people, has you paired off in your own two-person raft. Enter your lane which runs parallel with the competition along the 68-foot tower. Aquatica’s website says, “It’s a dash to the splash as you compete in this side-by-side raft run through high-speed tunnels, twists, and turns.” Low walls help you keep track of the other racers as you (hopefully) maintain first place. It’s been a long year during which Aquatica has been quietly getting this amazing, one-of-a-kind ride ready for the summer. Along with the new ride at the waterpark comes the grand opening of Ke-Re’s Bar and will soon open Papa’s Cantina. Slather on the sunscreen and schedule your next family outing to SeaWorld’s Aquatica.
Sail through stations representing cuisine and a taste of culture from areas around the seven seas. SeaWorld’s Chef Héctor Colón and his team prepare exotic dishes from Asia, Latin America, the Polynesian Islands, North Atlantic, and Europe during one of the best outdoor festivals Orlando has to offer this spring. The annual Seven Seas Food Festival takes place every weekend from Friday, February 7, through Sunday, May 3. The event promises guests hours of fun in the sun while sipping drinks, sampling eats, and enjoying live performances from some of the biggest names in music.
Located at kiosks throughout the park, guests can sample appetizing small plates and flavorful menu items from around the globe. Prepared by culinary artist Chef Héctor Colón, unique, mouth-watering dishes from such exotic locales as Asia, Brazil, German, Polynesia, Gulf Coast (U.S.), the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean are available for purchase.
For visitors looking to toast the day away, a wide variety of cocktails, wine, and international and local craft beers await. To get the best value, guests can purchase a tasting lanyard in advance of the event that is good towards drink and eat samples at kiosks throughout the festival.
Included with regular park admission, Bayside Stadium hosts free concerts from top rock, country, and Latin music artists each day of the festival. This year’s performers include:
- Maddie & Tae (2/8)
- Trace Adkins (2/9)
- Night Ranger (2/16)
- Walk Off the Earth (2/22)
- Dennis DeYoung: the Music of Styx (2.23)
- Grupo Mania (2/29)
- Boyz II Men (2/1)
More performers will continue to be announced ahead of each week’s performance. Seating at Bayside Stadium is first come, yet guest can purchase reserved floor seating for select performances ahead of the event. All concerts start at 6 p.m.
Festive Family Fun
The Seven Seas Food Festival is truly a family affair. Children of all ages will have a blast at the festival’s interactive game and coloring stations, during the electric dance parties with costumed characters, and on the permanent rides and attractions throughout the park.
Choose to stay close to the festivities by booking your room at the Rosen Inn. Located on International Drive, the Rosen Hotel & Resort offers affordable luxury, amenities, and convenient access to SeaWorld. Enjoy a relaxing Orlando vacation with all the comforts of home by calling the Rosen Inn today at 407-996-4444.
Rosen Inn, closest hotel to Universal, joined the Rosen Family in 1975 just a year before Universal Orlando® Resort opened Jaws®, its biggest attraction during that time. When the hotel opened it had 251 guestrooms and was named the Rodeway Inn. An expansion in 1979 brought the number of guestrooms to 315.
Rosen Inn’s location has become a prime destination for travelers looking to experience all of Central Florida’s attractions including, but not limited to: Universal Orlando® Resort, Wet-n-Wild®, SeaWorld®, and Aquatica® — all a short walk or shuttle ride away.
Our partnership with Universal Orlando® Resort has made this hotel a popular choice for theme park goers and families. Our partnership allows us to offer guests additional perks such as early park entrance with certain Universal packages and the option to buy tickets at the hotel so you can skip the line at the park.
The experience that Rosen Hotel & Resorts provides for its guest is incomparable to any other. We take southern hospitality seriously and strive to ensure that each and every guest feels like they are right at home with us.
Great place to stay
Great location, clean rooms, friendly staff and lovely breakfast. So affordable and beds are super comfy! Would definitely go back. Perfect for going to Universal, we were able to walk everyday. Staff were so helpful and pleasant. Cleaners came everyday and were very nice also.
Excellent stay, clean, close to Universal
The room was comfortable and super clean, check-in was fast and so was the check out. Friendly and smiley attendants and very knowledgeable of the area. Location, location, location: the room was very quiet and you are just by International Drive. Best price and experience in Orlando so far.