SeaWorld San Antonio in Texas is to stay open all year, for the first time in more than a decade. The park will be operating earlier than normal in the year, as it will be open in the months of January and February.

The year-round operation will see the return of Wild Days in January, which celebrates wild animals and wild coasters and SeaWorld San Antonio’s sustained commitment to animal conservation. Wild Days will feature themed conservation events and up-close experiences with the animals.

New to this year’s event’s calendar will be Mardi Gras celebrations in February. The celebrations will include a New Orleans’ style carnival with live music and flamboyant costumes, alongside Mardi Gras inspired culinary delights, such as po-boys, dirty rice and shrimp and andouille skewers.

The Mardi Gras celebrations will be taking place at SeaWorld San Antonio from February 6 to 28.

The park will follow strict health and safety measures to help keep guests and staff safe. The measures will include temperature checks, enhanced cleaning and sanitation, mandatory face coverings and limitations to daily capacity to maintain safe physical distancing.