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Come play along with our guests as a Costume Character! Create memories and laughs for all our guests through your performance!

Role Description/Explanation

As a costume character you will greet guests, shake hands, pose for pictures, and give hugs. You may also perform in our costume character shows such as Sunny Day Celebration or Shamu’s Rise and Shine Celebration. You will also act as a character escort, where you will be provided escort attire and assist the characters and guests. As a Costume Character you could portray many different characters and personalities.

Sea World Costume Characters Seasame Street Costume Characters

Meet the Cast

Our SeaWorld Costume Characters – Shamu and friends – meet and greet guests at the Main Entrance, perform in Shamu’s Rise and Shine Celebration, and also attend many special events, such as the Rady Children’s Walk, to help celebrate the SeaWorld brand. Additionally, you may be cast as a Sesame Street Character and play with children of all ages in the Seasame Street Bay of Play®. The newest costume character role? Franklin from Nick Jr.’s “Franklin and Friends”! Costume Characters add life and personality to our parks and they are always a guest favorite!

Role Requirements

Costume Character applicants must be at least 16 years of age. All Costume Characters must be between 4’11” and 6’3” and be able to lift at least 50 lbs. A performance background in jazz, musical theatre or hip hop is a plus. You must be comfortable wearing a full body costume which includes covering your head and face. Due to the nature of the costumes this is an extremely hot and physically demanding role. You will be expected to communicate through gestures and movement. As a character escort you should be comfortable speaking to groups of people and providing excellent guest service.

Audition Requirements/Tips

Costume Character auditions generally require a character improv and movement combination. It is best to wear athletic attire and dance or tennis shoes.

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