SeaWorld promises 'Sea of Surprises' for 50th celebration

18-month celebration kicks off March 2014 at all 3 SeaWorld parks

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ORLANDO, Fla. - SeaWorld on Tuesday announced a multi-park celebration to commemorate the original park's opening in San Diego in March 1964.

SeaWorld's 50th Celebration will feature a "Sea of Surprises" starting March 21, 2014. SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio.

During the celebration, visitors will be offered new interactive experiences, shows and pathway performances, up-close animal encounters and the SeaWorld "Surprise Squad," which will treat guests with prizes every day.

Just a few weeks ago, SeaWorld Orlando opened Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, an attraction providing 30-degree temperatures, up-close encounters with more than 250 penguins and an all-family adventure ride.

The announcement also comes just days after SeaWorld raised its ticket prices for the third time in a year. The price of a one-day ticket rose from $89 to $92 on June 6.

Stay with Local 6 and to learn what SeaWorld has planned for its Orlando park.

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