Little ones can sing, dance and play the day away, Saturdays at SeaWorld starting January 12. Families can see live performances from popular kid-acts and groove to the music, enjoy kid-size rides and meet furried friends up close while spending a family fun day together at SeaWorld. Just for Kids is included in SeaWorld admission and takes place Saturdays from January 12 – February 2.
The 2013 Just for Kids Festival concert lineup includes:
Saturday, January 12 Imagination Movers
Emmy-winners Rich, Scott, Dave and Smitty of the hit Disney Junior show Imagination Movers will perform their most crowd pleasing tunes along with each Movers’ favorite songs. This was such a great concert!! As you can see in the pictures above, our kids had a blast! We loved how the IM guys interacted with the audience. My lil guy even got a signed guitar pick from Scott!
Saturday, January 19 Laurie Berkner – Solo Performance
Laurie Berkner is a children’s recording artist and author whose music videos regularly appear on Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr. Berkner has also appeared on FX network’s American Baby Show, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and is the recipient of Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media Award.
Saturday, January 26 Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve
Starring Genevieve Goings, Choo-Choo Soul allows parents to enjoy the same music their kids do. Featuring soulful and current renditions of the ABC’s, 1-2-3’s, and learning how to be polite, Choo-Choo Soul is a diverse and incredibly hip duo, teaching children through music on an animated train.
Saturday, February 4 Kratt Brothers Live featuring the stars of Wild Kratts
The Kratt Brothers are Chris and Martin Kratt and they are the creators and producers of the widely popular children’s animated series Wild Kratts that airs on PBS. They are the recipients of the 2012 Parents’ Choice Recommended Award.
Concerts are included with park admission, with show times at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at SeaWorld’s Nautilus Theater. Guests will need to pick up concert tickets across from Nautilus Theater in order to attend the shows. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 9 a.m. each event day. I highly recommend getting your concert tickets immediately upon entering the park. They go very fast!
Just For Kids Festival Highlights:
New! Franklin, from the beloved children’s show Franklin and Friends™
Franklin will be located near Pelican Preserve, across from Flamingo Point for meet and greet opportunities, autographs and photos at select times throughout the day. Exclusive Franklin-branded merchandise will also be available. We’re so happy to hear Franklin’s new home is right here at SeaWorld Orlando!
New! Elmo Rocks! (Located at Seafire Inn)
Join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Bert and Ernie for their very own rock concert! Great music, dancing and lots of audience participation are what you’ll find when you come see this brand new show. An absolute must-see for any Sesame Street fan! This new show is fantastic!!
New! Enhanced Ocean Adventures Kids Program
Children will enjoy a fun, educational, card collecting program, also included with admission. Children will look for the Sea Star icons inside the park (detailed on their event map), where they’ll partake in exciting educational activities. At each location kids will collect a stamp and a limited edition Just For Kids Explorer’s card. Once they visit all four locations, they’ll receive a coupon to redeem at select gift shops for a special prize. Limit one prize per participating child. My 4-year-old loved this scavenger hunt!
Don’t forget to visit the Shamu Party Zone. We saved the best for last by ending the night there and the kids couldn’t have had a better experience. There’s music, a dance floor, bubble blowers, a coloring area, games, and more! We had so much fun!
Great Eats & Concert Seats:
Reserve your seats to the show by pre-purchasing one of the below dining options.
Elmo’s VIP Character Breakfast – 9 a.m. at Sharks Underwater Grill
Shamu & Friends Character Breakfast Buffet at Terrace Garden – 2 seatings, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Join SeaWorld characters for meet-and-greet opportunities and photos, plus receive guaranteed admission to specific concerts.
Fun Cards are available at SeaWorldOrlando.com, at the front gate, or by calling 1-888-800-5447. Event dates, times and artists are subject to change. Performances are included with any daily admission or annual pass. Concert seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Concert dates and artists are subject to change.
Disclosure: All opinions are my own and may differ from yours. We were invited as media guests for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.