SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando will once again be open seven days a week through Oct. 5, the parks announced Monday.
When SeaWorld initially reopened its Orlando parks in June, each remained closed two days per week. SeaWorld Orlando expanded to a six-day schedule earlier this month.
The expanded schedule does not change the requirement for advance reservations to gain entry into the parks, however.
“The parks are adjusting operating and special event hours to provide guests with more opportunities to safely enjoy additional park visits,” SeaWorld said in a press release. “All guests with existing tickets, Fun Cards, or Annual Passes must make a reservation in advance to help manage capacity in line with the park’s enhanced health and safety protocols.”
SeaWorld’s annual Craft Beer Festival will also be getting an expanded schedule. The festival will now run Fridays through Sundays through Sept. 20 — and for the next two weekends, the park will be open until 10 p.m.
SeaWorld’s expanded schedule came soon after local rival Universal Orlando announced it would be moving in the opposite direction. Universal’s Volcano Bay water park will be closed Tuesdays and Thursdays starting after Labor Day weekend.
Disney World’s theme parks remain open seven days a week, though both of its water parks have remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SeaWorld’s sister parks in Tampa, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island, are each sticking to a 5-day schedule. Legoland Florida in Winter Haven will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays the next two weeks, then further cut its operating schedule to Fridays through Mondays after Labor Day through the first week of October.
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