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SeaWorld Guide

SeaWorld Orlando

With thrilling roller coasters and countless animal encounters, SeaWorld Orlando is a combination of theme park, waterpark and marine-life zoological park!

Rides and Shows

Here you can see all kind of stunning ocean-inspired shows, as well as experiencing some of the most state-of-the-art rides – and plenty of family-friendly ones too!

Animal Encounters

Pet a penguin, meet a manatee and wade among graceful manta rays. SeaWorld is even one of the few places in the world where you can interact with a friendly beluga whale!

Conservation Work

And it’s not just about the shows and attractions – SeaWorld work tirelessly to rescue and rehabilitate marine animals like dolphins and manatees, always with the aim of returning them to the ocean. If this is not possible, they are given a new forever home at SeaWorld.

SeaWorld Orlando Rides

There are loads of amazing rides at SeaWorld Orlando - so here are just a few of our favourites!

Roller Coasters – Our Top Picks

Manta®

Manta is the only flying roller coaster of its kind in the world; emulating the soaring, swooping, majestic ‘flight’ of the Manta ray.

A ‘vest’ harness, locking lap bar and ankle bar hold you in place as the ride car is raised and tilted, leaving you facing downwards, staring directly down at the track!

Spectacular sound effects, rushing waterfalls and elaborate lighting all add to the sensation of flying. The coaster even passes so close over water that Manta’s ‘wings’ appear to skim the surface.

Manta soars to heights of 140ft, with spectacular inversions, corkscrews and more. You’ll find yourself hurtling towards the ground, swooping high into the sky, and feeling like you’re flying at speeds of over 55mph!

Tip: After you've returned to land, don't forget to stop by Stingray Lagoon, where you can interact with some real rays as they glide just beneath the surface of their habitat's peaceful waters.

Manta ride

Kraken®

Consistently ranked one of the world’s top coasters, Kraken takes its name from the mythical sea monster which struck terror into the hearts of sailors. And true to its name, this is a beast of a ride!

Kraken is a floorless coaster – a rarity even in Orlando! – so your feet dangle free as you start with a 15-storey climb to the top, from where you have a spectacular view over the whole park.

From here, the fun really starts as you swoop at blisteringly fast pace through seven loops including a zero-gravity roll!

Do you dare enter Kraken’s lair?......

Height Restrictions: You must be 54” tall for this ride.

Kraken

Journey to Atlantis®

*Water Ride

Journey to Atlantis is part thrilling water ride and part hold-on-to-your-hat rollercoaster ride!

Board your boat-shaped ride car and get ready to encounter deadly sirens, sea nymphs and more mythical beings on a journey to discover the lost city of Atlantis.

This exciting flume ride/roller coaster hybrid treats you to more than its share of surprises as you explore dark, watery passageways through the sunken city.

Last, and definitely not least, you’ll be flung from its gates down a thrilling plunge into the waters below!

Height Restrictions: You must be 42” tall for this ride. Children between 42” and 48” tall must be accompanied by a supervising companion of 14 years or older.

Journey to Atlantis

Great for Children – Our Top Picks

Little adventurers will be in their element with the fun, family rides at Shamu's Happy Harbor® – an area of SeaWorld designed especially for them!

Height Restrictions at Shamu's Happy Harbor: Children between 42” and 48” tall must be accompanied by a supervising companion of 14 years or older on the rides at Shamu's Happy Harbor.

Rides at Shamu's Happy Harbor include:

Swishy Fishies

A mild teacup ride which lets little ones enjoy the fun of spinning around a giant waterspout without ever leaving the ground.

The Flying Fiddler

Kids and adults will be gobbled up by a ginormous fiddler crab and lifted over 20 feet in the air before hopping back down!

The Flying Fiddler:

Shamu Express®

This first-timers’ roller coaster is just thrilling enough!

Shamu Express

Net Climb

Kids will love to clamber all over these four-storey nets, through winding tunnels and slippery slides—and they’re big enough for parents too!

Net Climb

Ocean Commotion

Set sail on the high seas on-board this 19-foot boat as it gently rocks back-and-forth and whirls side-to-side.

Ocean Commotion

Shows at SeaWorld

Blue Horizons®

Blue Horizons tells the tale of Marina, a young girl who discovers the secrets of the sky and ocean. Acrobats, false killer whales, dolphins and tropical birds star in this mesmerising adventure story.

Tip: Blue Horizons is a very popular show. Plan to arrive at the stadium 30 minutes before showtime to be sure you get a seat!

Blue Horizons

One Ocean®

One Ocean takes you into a world of vivid colours, energy and the global rhythms of the ocean. Starring Shamu and his fellow orcas (killer whales), see how the trainers interact with these powerful, gentle creatures in amongst choreographed fountain displays synchronised to music.

One Ocean

Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High (Coming spring 2015!)

Comedic sea lion duo Clyde and Seamore are back in SeaWorld’s latest show, based on an American high school.

Join the partners in crime on their last day of school before graduating to Sea Lion University. But it turns out they haven’t completed all their classes and only have one left day to finish them!

With plenty of slapstick and high-energy pranks, plus mischievous otters, a walrus and a cast of human characters, this graduation certainly won’t be going swimmingly….

Sea Lions

Pets Ahoy!

You won’t believe what can happen when SeaWorld’s animal trainers turn their attention toward animals that aren't quite so exotic – until you’ve seen Pets Ahoy! Cats, dogs, ducks, pot-bellied pigs and more surprise animal guests are the stars of this crazy and uproarious show.

What really makes this show stand out is that all of the animal performers have been rescued from animal shelters and given a new home at SeaWorld.

Animal Attractions

Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®

Journey into the rarely seen, icy world of the Antarctic and experience it all through the eyes of a penguin! This first-of-its-kind family ride includes a massive penguin colony with King, Gentoo, Adelie and Rockhopper penguins.

See if you can spot all four species of penguins in the habitat after your ride - and don't forget to check out their underwater viewing area!

Penguins

TurtleTrek®

Through the TurtleTrek 3D 360° theatre, SeaWorld shares the incredible journey of the sea turtle with its visitors.

From hatching on a beach and making that first mad dash to the sea, to the dangers they face as they grow and eventually return to the very same beach to lay their own eggs, you can now find out what it's like to "be a turtle" as you see the world through their eyes.

The aim of TurtleTrek is to inspire every SeaWorld visitor to be an “Everyday Hero” and help make the world a better place by doing even the smallest things. Remember, it has to start somewhere!

TurtleTrek 3D

Beluga Interaction

*separate ticket required

SeaWorld Orlando is one of only a few places in the world that offers the chance to meet and interact with fun, friendly and sociable Beluga Whales!

The Beluga Interaction is a real once-in-a-lifetime experience, where you’ll actually get into the water with the whales and learn all about them from an experienced animal trainer.

Tip: The Beluga Interaction is limited to only a few guests each day, so make sure you book your place well in advance!

Add the Beluga Interaction to your SeaWorld visit

Penguins

Dolphin Cove®

Watch a playful group of bottlenose dolphins from both above and below the surface of the water at one of the biggest interactive dolphin pools in the world!

And the best bit of Dolphin Cove – the Dolphin Nursery! Visit SeaWorld’s newborn dolphins and see the calves practice jumping, playing, and communicating with their mums and other babies. Adorable doesn’t even cover it!

Tip: Check the feeding times so you can be there when the dolphins have their dinner!

Dolphin Cove

SeaWorld Exclusive Tours

See parts of SeaWorld that many people don’t, and make the very most of your visit on one of these exciting and exclusive SeaWorld tours!

Please Note: These tours require a separate ticket in addition to your SeaWorld admission.

SeaWorld VIP Tour

You’re the VIP – so what you do on this tour is up to you! This exclusive tour will be customised to your private group’s preferences, with your own personal tour guide providing up to seven hours of highlights.

Your itinerary could include anything from front-row seats to the live shows, queue-jumps at the main attractions, encounters with SeaWorld’s most loveable creatures and much more!

Add the Private VIP Tour to your SeaWorld visit

VIP tour

SeaWorld Behind the Scenes Tour

Go behind-the-scenes and discover the parts of SeaWorld that most people won’t get to see!

Activities include:

  • Seeing how SeaWorld’s animal experts care for rescued manatees and sea turtles.
  • Learning about their incredible sharks - before meeting one in the flesh!
  • The chance to pet one of their adorable resident penguins.

Add the Behind the Scenes Tour to your SeaWorld visit

SeaWorld Behind the Scenes Tour

SeaWorld Restaurants – Our Top Picks

Dine with Shamu

*Separate ticket required

Enjoy an exclusive dinner with SeaWorld’s biggest star! Dine with Shamu is a great opportunity to get closer than ever to SeaWorld’s majestic Orcas (killer whales) from a specially-reserved poolside table.

This behind-the-scenes family dining experience includes a delicious menu of seasonal and sustainable food.

As you enjoy your meal, you’ll have a special glimpse into the interactions between SeaWorld’s trainers and whales, and discover why Orcas are such special animals.

Find out more and add Dine with Shamu to your SeaWorld visit!

SeaWorld All Day Dining Pass

For the best restaurant value, get the SeaWorld All Day Dining pass, which lets you eat and drink as much as you like all day in most of the eateries at SeaWorld Orlando.

Find out more about the SeaWorld All Day Dining Pass

Shark’s Underwater Grill®

This is fine dining with a view! As you enjoy your meal at this upscale, full-service restaurant, you’ll be accompanied by some of SeaWorld’s toothiest residents as the restaurant has a huge window directly into the shark pool!

Sharks Underwater Grill has been recognized among the best of the best restaurants in Orlando, with world-class cuisine and skilled chefs – as well as the stars of the show, the sharks!

*Reservations are required for Sharks Underwater Grill.

For Healthy Choices

Mango Joe's®

‘Castaway cuisine’ at Mango Joe’s includes tropical salads and hearty "Joe" burgers and sandwiches, as well as veggie and chicken wraps, desserts and a children’s menu.

Seafire Inn

Tuck into international cuisine, with meals from Asia, Europe and of course, USA favourites. Meals include chicken parmigiana platter, cordon bleu club sandwiches, pasta platters with a variety of sauces, assorted desserts, drinks and a children's menu.

Spice Mill

This waterfront restaurant has spectacular views, especially if you decide to dine al fresco on the patio! Serving All-American fare, you can choose from a variety of burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, various salads, flatbreads, vegetable chilli and more.

Snacks & Fast Food

Terrace Garden Buffet

This is an all-you-can-eat Pizza and Pasta buffet along with sauces, rolls and desserts. Soft drinks, iced tea and hot drinks are also included!

Captain Pete's

This outdoor ‘Key West snack shack’ offers hot dogs, nacho platters, chicken fingers and fries, funnel cakes, assorted drinks and more in fun, colourful surroundings.

Seaport Pizza

Your family will love Seaport’s variety of delicious baked pizzas, made using only the freshest ingredients including sun-ripened tomatoes and fresh herbs. Seaport Pizza also offers a children's menu, assorted desserts, fresh fruit and drinks.

Voyager's Smokehouse

This is one of SeaWorld’s most popular eateries! Voyager’s has some of the best BBQ food you’ll taste anywhere, with baby back ribs and succulent chicken slow-smoked over genuine hickory wood

Facts

SeaWorld Orlando Opening Hours

  • SeaWorld Orlando is usually open from 9am until between 6pm and 10pm depending on the season.
  • We recommend that you check with the park for the dates you wish to visit.
  • Show and event times are also subject to change.

Parking at SeaWorld

Parking is not included with your park admission to SeaWorld. Parking fees per day are:

  • Cars and motorbikes: $15
  • Recreational vehicles: $20
  • Preferred parking is available for $20.

Directions to SeaWorld Orlando

The main entrance for SeaWorld Orlando is on Central Florida Parkway, between International Drive and Sea Harbor Drive.

Address:

7007 Sea World Drive

Orlando

FL 32821

Getting There:

From the North (Downtown Orlando, Universal Studios, Sanford, Deland, Daytona):

  • Travel West on I-4 to exit 72 (Beachline Expressway/FL-528/Airport)
  • Once on the Beachline, take exit #1 onto International Drive
  • At the traffic light, turn left (You will be driving on International Drive)
  • At the 2nd traffic light, turn right onto Central Florida Parkway
  • SeaWorld’s entrance will be on the right hand side of Central Florida Parkway

From the East (Cocoa, Cape Canaveral, Titusville Area):

  • Take FL-528 (Beachline Expressway) west to exit #1 (International Drive exit)
  • Turn left on to International Drive
  • At the 2nd traffic light, turn right onto Central Florida Parkway
  • SeaWorld’s entrance will be on the right hand side of Central Florida Parkway

From the West (Lake Buena Vista/Tampa):

  • Travel East on I-4 to exit 71 (This is the SeaWorld exit)
  • Bear right onto Central Florida Parkway when exiting the ramp
  • SeaWorld’s entrance will be on the left hand side of Central Florida Parkway

Accessibility

Ride Accessibility:

SeaWorld Orlando has two programs to assist guests with disabilities or special requirements. If you wish to take advantage of these programs you must enrol with Guest Services on arrival at SeaWorld:

Special Access Program

Allows guests to enjoy SeaWorld’s attractions without queueing, if the guest is not able to queue as a result of his/her disability. The guest will be placed in a “virtual queue”, and will be able to enjoy other attractions throughout the park during their queue time.

Ride Accessibility Program

Allows guests to fully participate and enjoy the park while keeping in mind the safety requirements of SeaWorld’s rides and attractions.

Prosthetic Limbs & Casts

Guests with any type of prosthesis should ensure it is properly secured before riding any ride and should refer to the Guest Services to determine their specific ability to ride any ride.

Guests with a cervical collar, neck brace or broken collarbone, full leg casts or braced arm cast may not be permitted on certain rides for safety reasons.

Facilities at SeaWorld

Facilities available during your day at SeaWorld include:

  • Locker rental
  • Nappy-changing and baby-nursing areas
  • Lost and found area
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • 24-hour ATM
  • Lost children’s centre
  • Wheelchair and stroller rental
  • First-aid centre
  • Kennel services
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