SeaWorld Orlando’s annual Seven Seas Food Festival kicks off this weekend and continues Thursdays through Sundays until May 7. That’s enough time for you to sample all seven seas.
SeaWorld’s promoters are billing the event as “Orlando’s largest theme park food festival,” an apparent smackdown to Epcot and its yearlong rotation of festivals de food. The official press release also claims that the festival is “bringing ALL-NEW flavors to the theme park,” citing such wild and imaginative items as parmesan truffle fries; ropa vieja; classic Reuben; and strawberry shortcake a la mode. Maybe they mean these things have never been served inside SeaWorld. I’m also curious: Which of the seven seas does strawberry shortcake represent?
Anyway, the festival will feature over 200 food and drink items served at 27 marketplaces throughout the theme park. Food samples are available with the purchase of a lanyard – $70 for 10 tastes. A 15-sample lanyard is also available for purchase “for the best savings,” but the press release doesn’t say what the cost is. SeaWorld annual passholders can get 18 samples for the cost of 15, whatever that is. For more information visit the SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food festival website.