SeaWorld San Diego Seven Seas Festival set sail this weekend  

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

Guests can sample food and drink offerings from around the world every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through May 1, 2022, at the SeaWorld San Diego Seven Seas Food Festival.

SeaWorld San Diego Seven Seas Festival
Photos courtesy of SeaWorld San Diego

In addition to 150 international menu items, the park’s largest food and drink festival also features music performances, including a Polynesian Dance Show with fire dancers. This year’s festival beverage menu – the most expansive ever – offers more than 50 specially-curated cocktails and wines and over 50 craft beers from San Diego and beyond. Plus, guests can enjoy their bites and sips from new and refreshed locations, including a waterfront spot with views of Mission Bay and the Southern California sunset.

SeaWorld San Diego Seven Seas Festival Marketplaces:

SoCal Flavors

SeaWorld Seven Seas Festival - Lobster white cheddar mac and cheese
Lobster white cheddar mac and cheese
  • New French dip with caramelized onions, Provolone cheese, au jus
  • New Baja-style lobster roll with aioli, lime, and cilantro
  • New mango sorbet with tajin
  • Lobster white cheddar mac and cheese

SoCal Flavors Bar

  • San Diego craft brews
  • Bay Magic Cocktail – Hendrick’s gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, sparkling water, butterfly tea, and lemon
  • New Frosé

Mexican Flavors

  • New Coctel De Camaron with cucumber, red onion, tomato, and cilantro
  • New carnitas tacos with pickled onions, crema, and micro cilantro on a corn tortilla
  • New braised beef tacos with pickled onions, crema, and micro cilantro on a corn tortilla
  • New chipotle portabella tacos with chipotle-marinated portabella mushrooms, pickled onions, vegan crema, and cilantro on a corn tortilla
  • New elote ribs with chili powder, mayo, cotija, and micro cilantro
  • New churro cheesecake with cinnamon, sugar, and cream cheese

Underwater Cantina

  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Frozen Margaritas
  • Craft Draft Beer
  • Cutwater Frozen Popsicles

 Caribbean Flavors

  • Jerk chicken slider – Grilled chicken breast, mango salsa, lime aioli, and jack cheese
  • New jerked white cheddar mac with pulled pork and shredded mixed cheddar
  • New key lime tart
  • New lemon tart
  • Caribbean Sunrise – Flor de Caña rum, lemonade, orange juice, grenadine, and Sprite
  • New Tropical Hurricane – Sailor Jerry spiced rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and grenadine

 Tuscan Flavors

  • Caprese salad – Heirloom tomato, buffalo mozzarella, and balsamic glaze
  • New fried ravioli with basil pesto and parmesan cheese
  • New charcuterie board – Marinated olives, prosciutto, salami, pepperoni, and grassini breadsticks
  • New tiramisu ice cream
  • Biscotti

Polynesian Flavors

SeaWorld San Diego Seven Seas Festival - Spicy Poke Bowl
Spicy poke bowl
  • Spicy poke bowl with tuna, seaweed, mango salsa, avocado, cucumber, wonton crisps, and chili dressing
  • Kalua pork sandwich with pineapple slaw
  • New haupia coconut tropical cheesecake
  • New pineapple sorbet with mint
  • New coconut sorbet with mint

Polynesian Flavors Tiki Bar

  • Hawaiian Pineapple Express – Ocean organic Hawaiian vodka, pineapple juice, and mint
  • Blue Hawaiian – Flor de Caña rum, passion fruit, orange juice, Blue Curacao, lime, and edible flower
  • Hawaiian Hard Seltzers

Asian Flavors

  • New chicken or vegetable hibachi lo mein with carrot, peas, and egg
  • New pork or vegetable gyoza with cabbage, soy, and sesame seeds
  • New bulgogi bowl – steak, fried rice, radish, cucumber, carrot, micro cilantro, and toasted sesame seeds
  • New strawberry or green tea mochi ice cream ball
  • New spiked Thai iced tea – Thai tea, half & half, condensed milk, and Reyka vodka

Mediterranean Flavors

  • Lamb slider with tzatziki mint sauce and shaved cucumber
  • Grilled lamb chop with marbled potatoes, feta cheese, and roasted garlic and oregano vinaigrette
  • New Baklava – Phyllo dough, butter, nuts, and honey drizzle
  • New Greek yogurt ice cream with honey and balsamic
  • New St. Tropez Sunset – Grey Goose Le Citron, elderflower, lemon juice, club soda, and POM pomegranate

 German Flavors

  • New bratwurst slider with onion, peppers, and spicy brown mustard
  • New smoked jalapeno cheddar bratwurst slider with onion, peppers, and spicy brown mustard
  • New pretzel bites with beer cheese
  • New cinnamon pretzel bites with cream cheese icing

Craft Beer From the Following Featured Breweries:

  • Abnormal Beer Co., San Diego
  • AleSmith Brewing Company, San Diego
  • Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, San Diego
  • Belching Beaver, Vista
  • Bivouac Cider Works, San Diego
  • Boochcraft, Chula Vista
  • Brasserie d’Achouffee, Belgium
  • Coronado Brewing Co., Coronado
  • Firestone Walker, Paso Robles
  • Golden Road Brewing, Los Angeles
  • Harland Brewing Co., San Diego
  • Karl Strauss, San Diego
  • Kona Brewing Co, Kailua-Kona, HI
  • Latitude 33 Brewing Co., San Diego
  • Maui Brewing Co, Maui, HI
  • Mike Hess, San Diego
  • Mother Earth Brew Company, Vista
  • New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, CO
  • Novo Brazil Brewing Co, Chula Vista
  • Paulaner Munchen, Germany
  • Pizza Port, San Diego
  • Refuge Brewery, Temecula
  • Sapporo, Japan Societe Brewing Co, San Diego
  • Stone Brewing Company, Escondido

To celebrate the SeaWorld San Diego’s exciting new Emperor coaster opening on March 12, 2022, the park partnered with local Mike Hess Brewing to create Emperor Hazy IPA, an all-new limited-release pineapple, mango, and citrus-forward Hazy India Pale Ale inspired by the ride and exclusively sold at SeaWorld San Diego.

SeaWorld San Diego - Emperor Hazy IPA

“I am excited for the opportunities that partnerships like this can do to enhance the experience for our guests, and what a better time as we launch California’s first floorless dive coaster, said SeaWorld Park President Jim Lake. “This partnership allows us to spotlight the ride, the amazing species it is named after, and support a cause focused on penguin conservation, education, and research efforts. Mike Hess is a great friend of SeaWorld, and we look forward to our continued relationship.”

Emperor Hazy IPA will be available throughout Seven Seas Food Festival, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Penguins International.

SeaWorld San Diego Seven Seas Festival Samplers:

The best way to experience the event is by purchasing samplers that include food and beverage tasting options from any Seven Seas Food Festival location (including beer, wine, and cocktails). The 15-Taste Seven Seas Food & Drink Sampler ($80) and the 10-Taste Seven Seas Food & Drink Sampler ($65) are valid every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; the Five-Taste Happy Hour Friday Sampler is valid after 4:00 p.m. on Fridays.

SeaWorld San Diego annual pass holders can take advantage of a special Seven Seas Pass Member offer that includes 18 samples for the price of 15, plus early access to the Emperor Coaster before it opens to the general public.

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