Immerse yourself in wonder at SeaWorld® Orlando, where the aquatic world comes alive like no place else. Climb aboard and ride the mighty Manta®. Experience the power and grace of killer whales in the awe-inspiring Shamu® show One Ocean®. Share an epic voyage with sea turtles on the 3D, 360-degree TurtleTrek®. And there’s nothing cooler than to see the world through the eyes of a penguin in the thrilling, chilling adventure of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin™.
In collaboration with the government and other members of accredited stranding networks, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment operates one of the world’s most respected programs to rescue ill and injured marine animals, with the goal to rehabilitate and return to the ocean. SeaWorld® animal experts have helped more than 27,000 animals in need – ill, injured, orphaned and/or abandoned – for more than 50 years. More information can be found at SeaWorldCares.com.
SeaWorld’s award-winning website is an online resource for students and teachers alike. For information about marine animals, go to SeaWorld.org.
Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark, is a whimsical, one-of-a-kind waterpark that could only come from SeaWorld. Rivers range from relaxing to racing and slides spin and soak – including two through a lagoon of playful, black and white Commerson’s dolphins. It’s where serene-to-extreme waters fill double wave pools, sun and shade cover the beach and fun is as endless as the sea. Get ready to brave a watery free-fall at Aquatica Orlando’s newest water thrill slide – Ihu’s Breakaway Falls. The drop slide is Orlando’s tallest, steepest, and only multi-drop tower slide of its kind.
Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive day resort experience that’s one of a kind. Swim with dolphins, snorkel among colourful fish and rays, hand-feed tropical birds and unwind on pristine beaches. Find the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation in The Grand Reef, and come face-to-face with playful otters and curious marmosets at Freshwater Oasis.
Rides & Attractions at SeaWorld Orlando
New for 2016, Mako is the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster in Orlando. 200 feet high, 73 mph and a track that’s nearly a mile long.
Mako is a hypercoaster, which means it’s all about speed, tight turns and that weightless feeling you get at the top of each hill.Manta® is a seamless blend of up-close animal encounters with a head-first, face-down thrill ride. The only flying roller coaster of its kind in the world, Manta tops the list of don’t-miss theme park attractions.
Kraken® – themed after a massive, mythological underwater beast unleashed from the depths of the sea. Riders’ feet dangle as they travel in open-sided seats, riding on a pedestal above the track at highway speeds to heights of more than 150 feet.
Journey to Atlantis® is an edge-of-your-seat watercoaster — part water ride, part roller coaster — thrill ride that plunges guests into the middle of a clash for the lost city of Atlantis. Riders encounter spine-tingling thrills and steep, fast drops that will leave them soaked form head to toe.
Wild Arctic® takes guests on a thrilling, motion-based flight over the frozen North where they are enveloped in the beauty, exhilaration and danger of Arctic exploration. Stepping from the simulated jetcopter experience they enter a frozen wonderland with live beluga whales, walruses and harbour seals.
Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin™ is SeaWorld’s single biggest attraction expansion ever. Guests can experience the mystery and wonder of Antarctic life on the ice through the eyes of a penguin, sensing the beauty and drama of their habitat. SeaWorld’s Antarctica is a family-ride that combines closer-than-ever animal connections with state-of-the-art interactive ride technologies for adventures that are different each time. After stepping off the ride, guests will explore a colony of more than 250 penguins right before their eyes in an expanse that envelopes them in cool extremes, bringing guests above and below the penguins’ icy world.
Shows at SeaWorld Orlando
Clyde and Seamore’s Sea Lion High™ is an all-new sea lion comedy adventure at SeaWorld Orlando. Full of fun and big personalities of sea lions, walruses and otters, the show takes place in an aquatic-themed high school where laughter and education go hand in hand (er, flipper). When the dynamic duo is nominated to win scholarships to Ocean University, they must enter crash courses in science, dance and gym in a storyline that is full of fast-paced fun. The cast of amazing animals and trainers connect guests with these incredible animals in a way that only SeaWorld can, and a special pre-show celebrates teachers from all over.
One Ocean® is SeaWorld’s whale show that connects guests to the sea, and whales, with a new level of energy and excitement while it educates and inspires them to make a difference in this world.
Blue Horizons® is a breakthrough theatrical spectacular that showcases graceful dolphins, a rainbow of exotic birds and an entire cast of world-class divers and aerialists draped in elaborate costumes. The vivid imagination of a young girl sets the stage for an emotional adventure to experience the power of the sea and the elegance of flight.
Pets Ahoy! ® is a comical show featuring the talents of a menagerie of dogs, cats, birds, rats, skunks, pot-belly pigs, and other animals performing a series of uproarious and amazing skits. Most impressive is the fact that nearly all of the fabulous four-legged celebs were rescued from animal shelters before they found their fame at SeaWorld.
Animal Attractions at SeaWorld Orlando
TurtleTrek® is one of the first attractions with two massive naturalistic habitats, home to manatees, sea turtles and a 360-degree dome theatre. The dome allows a hyper-realistic 3-D movie to be shown all around guests and even above them. It’s a unique and immersive way of showcasing a sea turtle’s epic and astounding journey. Guests have the opportunity to experience two different types of habitats, one filled with hundreds of freshwater fish and gentle manatees, the other home to more than 1,500 saltwater fish and more than a dozen sea turtles.
Key West at SeaWorld® spans five acres and celebrates the legendary mystique and animals of the Florida Keys while it immerses guests in the quirky, carefree ambiance of America’s southernmost city. Guests may see dolphins playfully swimming in a tropical lagoon with rolling waves, a sandy beach, an underwater viewing area and a naturalistic coral reef — as well as feed stingrays and see endangered sea turtles up-close.
Shamu® Underwater Viewing An ocean of amazement awaits guests in this special underwater viewing area. Watch our killer whales glide beneath the surface at this mesmerizing up-close viewing area.
Pacific Point Preserve® is home to California sea lions and harbor seals. The 2½-acre naturalistic setting duplicates the rocky Northern Pacific coast.
Shark Encounter® takes guests underwater through an almost 85-foot tunnel that surrounds them with the spine-chilling denizens of the deep, including barracuda, venomous fish and sharks.
Dolphin Nursery is home to dolphin mothers and their newborn calves.
Other Attractions at SeaWorld Orlando
Shamu’s Happy Harbor® is a play area at SeaWorld that features fun for the entire family. Shamu Express® is the park’s first family-oriented roller coaster. Themed after SeaWorld’s famous killer whale, Shamu Express thrills children and parents alike while traveling down more than 850 feet of track at up to 26 mph. Jazzy Jellies lifts and spins families in over-sized seats, while Swishy Fishies enables adventurous youngsters to spin around a giant waterspout. Shamu’s Happy Harbor also features the Sea Carousel; the Flying Fiddler, a giant fiddler crab that descends vertically in a quick series of short drops; and Ocean Commotion, a fanta-sea themed tug boat that swings passengers side-to-side. SeaWorld’s littlest guests can explore four stories of colorful climbing nets and tunnels, nine slippery slides and a splashy water maze.
Animal Connection Experiences at SeaWorld Orlando
VIP moments bring to life an array of opportunities to interact with amazing animals, and experience up-close tours and educational programs. Available year-round, these wild adventures offer a one-of-a-kind gift that creates a lifetime of memories.
Dolphins Up-Close Tour
This exclusive, trainer-guided tour brings guests as close as one can get to dolphins without actually getting into the water. They will have the chance to interact with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and learn some of the hand signals that are used to communicate with these amazing mammals. Pricing starts at $45 for guests ages 10 and up, $30 for ages 3-9.
Guests can spend up-close time with bottlenose dolphins at Dolphin Cove® and quickly understand what makes these clever characters one of the park’s most popular animals. The package includes a trainer-led Dolphin Encounter, an educational overview, instruction and a three- to five-minute personal dolphin interaction. Book online to save time and guarantee a spot. This approximately 60-minute experience starts at $15 per person ages 3 and up, plus tax.
Marine Mammal Keeper Experience
From preparing daily diets to helping rescued manatees, guests work alongside marine mammal experts to learn about manatees, dolphins, sea lions and beluga whales. Participants must be at least 13 years of age. The 8-hour experience starts at $399 per person and includes park admission.
Penguins Up-Close Tour
Guests who are passionate about penguins can go behind the scenes at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin® and have the rare opportunity to interact with and touch a penguin. On this approximately 45-minute walking tour, guests also have the chance to hear from animal experts about what it takes to care for these unique birds. Seasonal pricing starts at $59 ages 10 and up, $39 for ages 3-9.
This Behind-the-Scenes Tour takes guests through an approximately 75-minute tour to discover how SeaWorld animal experts care for rescued manatees and sea turtles. They will also have the opportunity to touch a shark and interact with a penguin while learning fascinating facts about SeaWorld and its commitment to wildlife. Ten percent of the tour admission will be donated to the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund® to support conservation projects around the world. Pricing starts at $29 ages 10 and up, $9 ages 3-9 plus tax.
Sea Lions Up-Close Tour
Are you silly for sea lions? If so, join us on this approximately 60-minute tour to find out what it takes to care for and train the hilarious stars of our new show Sea Lion High. Meet one of the stars of the show for an exclusive photo shoot and then for the grand finale help us feed buckets of fish to dozens of sea lions and harbor seals at Pacific Point Preserve. It will be an uproarious experience you’ll never forget! Price starts at $39 ages 10 and up, $19 ages 3-9 plus tax.
Wild Arctic® Up-Close Experience
Go behind-the-scenes at SeaWorld Orlando’s Wild Arctic for a unique, interactive 60-minute program and discover all about our amazing seals, beluga whales and walrus. Talk to the experts who care for these animals, experience unique animal interactions and see for yourself what makes these frigid friends so fascinating. This interactive 60-minute program starts at $59 plus tax ages 8 and up.
SeaWorld Orlando General Information
LOCATION: 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando, Florida, 32821
Intersection of Interstate 4 and FL 528 (the Beachline Expressway), 10 miles south of downtown Orlando and 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport
PARK HOURS: Open year-round from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with extended hours during summer and holidays.
Allow at least a full day to see all shows and attractions.
ADMISSION: Ages 3 and up – Visitors and Florida residents can now choose from a variety of new admission products for the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens family of parks that provide more
value and flexibility. For tourists visiting Florida, the new “Choose Your Adventure” ticket option simplifies vacation planning so guests can enjoy multiple visits to four of the Sunshine State’s most popular theme parks. The program allows guests to customize their ideal itinerary AND receive substantial savings for each additional park or visit — the more they visit, the more they save.