ORLANDO, Fla. --  SeaWorld Orlando on Tuesday announced its new Thrill Fest.

  • SeaWorld Orlando announces Thrill Fest
  • Thrill Fest Ride Night set for Aug. 17
  • Roller coasters open until midnight

As part of the promotion, the theme park will extend operating hours on Aug. 17 for Thrill Fest Ride Night. Visitors can take the roller coaster challenge and ride their favorite thrills at the park.

Coasters Kraken, Manta, Mako and Journey to Atlantis will stay open until midnight.

Happy hour at Sharks Underwater Grill and Flamecraft Bar will be extended until 11 p.m.

SeaWorld will also host two "Tech Talk" sessions earlier in the day, giving visitors a behind-the-scenes look inside the Manta coaster house with the operations and leadership team.

The sessions are free but limited 50 visitors on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Session will be at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Visitors must sign up at the Information and Reservation Counter.

Free beer will still be available through Sept. 2 at Mama's Pretzel Kitchen Patio. Each visitor, ages 21 and older, can get two complimentary 7-ounce beer per visit.

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