Sea World announced a series of programming designed for preschoolers and small children, to debut in January 2012. The new series includes hit programs from the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and PBS kids and will give  toddlers and preschoolers another reason to love Sea World.

If you are heading to the Orlando area in January, and want to see one of the shows, arrive at Sea World early on the performance date, some events may be crowded. If you are not traveling with a small child and are not planning on seeing the event, avoid Sea World on event days if possible–the live performances will draw larger crowds than usual to the park.

Look for performances in January featuring:

January 14th, LazyTown: Sportacus and Stephanie promote healthy living and fitness–through a fun series of Lazytown stories.

January 21, Max & Ruby: A live action version of the popular animated series featuring rabbit siblings Max and Ruby.

January 28, Doodlebops: Sing, dance and play with the Doodlebops, originally seen on the Disney channel.

February 4, Choo Choo Soul: The hiphop duo makes learning and dancing fun for all ages.

The live performances are included with your Sea World admission, but you will need to pick up a show ticket n the day of the event to save your seat. Performances are scheduled for 11am and 2pm, but you should head to the Nautilus theater first thing in the morning to pick up your tickets and secure your seats.

Other kid and family friendly events for January include half price stroller rentals on event days and “buy an adult ticket, get a child ticket free” for select special programs.