SeaWorld Orlando

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5 reasons to visit SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando is one of the US' most renowned theme parks. Though it's most famous for its aquariums and water shows, it also boasts an array of other attractions, including rides. Here are the best reasons to splash out on a visit!

  • Signature Shows

    1. Signature Shows

    SeaWorld's classic aquatic displays remain one of its key draws. Witness the majesty of dolphins, killer whales, and other creatures performing at one of 3 arenas!

  • Kraken

    2. Kraken

    The mythical Kraken terrified sailors for centuries, but meeting it must have been a paddle in the shallow end compared to this intense rollercoaster! Leave valuables in a locker!

  • Sky Tower

    3. Sky Tower

    As old as the park itself, the retro observation tower offers a seagull's view of the entire theme park from over 120 meters up!

  • Wild Arctic

    4. Wild Arctic

    This flight simulator takes you through the perils of North Pole exploration, but if that's not enough you can also meet the animals themselves on the Wild Arctic Up-Close Tour!

  • Shark Encounter

    5. Shark Encounter

    SeaWorld offers the opportunity to get up close with many creatures from sea lions to penguins to baby dolphins, but there are many you'd probably prefer not to feed!

Planning Your Visit

  • What are the opening times?

    SeaWorld Orlando is open daily from 9:00AM. Closing times vary depending on the season, holidays, and special events. More information can be found on [their website] (, where you can also check the events program to help decide on the best time to visit!

  • What to wear?

    Prepare to get wet if you don't want to miss out on much of what the park offers! Consider bringing two pairs of footwear (flip-flops or water shoes and sneakers) and alternating depending on which part of the park you're visiting. Lockers are available for a small fee so you don't need to carry all your belongings with you. Dress casually and comfortably and don't forget to wear sunscreen!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    The park opens at 9:00AM but closes at varying times throughout the year.
  • Is it expensive?
    Tickets start at $75, with many packages available.
  • Will I need a guide?
    There are various tours available around (and over!) the Orlando area.
  • How to get there
    The I-4 and FL-528 freeways both lead to SeaWorld. Directions vary depending on where you stay.
  • Additional information
    You may want to bring a waterproof camera along for the day. | To avoid mealtime crowds, visit a restaurant while shows are happening. | Temperatures can get hot, so map out the cooler attractions in the park to beat the heat.

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What people are saying about SeaWorld Orlando

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 202 reviews

Amazing day at Sea World. Great rides, lots of food options and tons of shows. The staff members were super friendly. I would totally go back!

My lady and I found the Sea World to be very fun. We found the rides to be exciting and the animals fascinating.

Be sure to arrive 30 minutes or so ahead to assure seating. The show was informative and great!!

My kids really like the activities, but we did not have enough time to explore the whole thing.

The killer whale experience was AMAZING!!! A must see!!!