SeaWorld Orlando is an immensely popular theme park located in Orlando, Florida. Sea World is combined with its neighbor Discovery Cove and the Aquatica water park to form the themed complex devoted to the oceans and the amazing and interesting life that inhabits them. At SeaWorld Orlando, you can take a fascinating glimpse into world of beauty and mystery beneath the sea through the unforgettable SeaWorld Orlando shows, up-close SeaWorld animal encounters and the exhilarating rides at SeaWorld® Orlando, the world’s most popular marine adventure park. From the water-soaked spectacle of One Ocean, featuring Shamu, Sea World’s world-famous killer whale, to state-of-the-art thrill rides like Manta, the only flying roller coaster of its kind in the world; SeaWorld’s Journey to Atlantis, which features a 60-foot drop; and SeaWorld’s Kraken, Orlando’s tallest and fastest roller coaster with speeds of up to 65 miles per hour, a trip to Sea World® Orlando provides an amazing vacation adventure for your entire family!
Sea World Orlando Highlights
Other incredible shows and animal exhibits at Sea World® Orlando include Shark Encounter, where you can view an assortment of different sharks, as well as eels, barracuda and venomous fish; Dolphin Cove, a 700,000-gallon lagoon that is home to a number of playful Atlantic bottlenose dolphins; Stingray Lagoon; Pacific Point Preserve, home to California sea lions and harbor seals; Clyde & Seamore Take Pirate Island, a hilarious show starring sea lions and otters; Wild Arctic, a “multilevel ecosystem” at Sea World Orlando that features polar bears, beluga whales, harbor seals, walruses and trout; and Shamu’s Happy Harbor, Sea World Orlando’s playground paradise, a four-story tower of nets, tunnels and slides.
Other Sea World Orlando Attractions
Sea World Orlando’s A’Lure, a fascinating show at Sea World Orlando that combines comedy, music, acrobatics and amazing special effects; Penguin Encounter, home to more than 200 penguins; Pets Ahoy!, a comical show that features a variety of animals; and Sky Tower Ride are other must-see attractions at Sea World Orlando.
The Waterfront at Sea World Orlando
After a fun-filled day of exploring Sea World Orlando’s unforgettable attractions, join the colorful festivities at The Waterfront at Sea World, a delightful assortment of specialty shops, eclectic restaurants and entertainment inspired by the vibrant sights and sounds of the world’s great seaports.
Sea World Orlando Annual Events
Seasonal events at Sea World Orlando include Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures in late February and early November, Shamu’s Halloween Spooktacular on specific weekend nights in October and Sea World Orlando’s Viva La Musica in late September.
One Ocean at Sea World Orlando
One Ocean, showcases Sea World’s majestic killer whales with “awe-inspiring choreography,” along with “an elaborate 3-story set, original musical score and panoramic LED screens.” The effect creates an unbelievable “killer whale ballet.” The One Ocean show takes place at the state-of-the-art Shamu Stadium.
The World’s Premiere Marine Adventure Park
Sea World Orlando first opened its doors in 1973 and has evolved into the world’s premiere marine adventure park. Open daily at 9 AM (seasonal hours; call ahead before visiting), Sea World Orlando is conveniently located at the intersection of Interstate 4 and the BeachLine Expressway (State Road 528).
Sea World Orlando’s sister theme park, Sea World Orlando’s Discovery Cove, lies across the street from the Sea World entrance on the Central Florida Parkway. Sea World Orlando’s Discovery Cove provides you the once-in-a-lifetime experience of swimming with bottlenose dolphins and other exotic marine animals such as sharks, barracuda and stingrays. Reservations are required for Discovery Cove.
SeaWorld Orlando Aquatica
Sea World Orlando opened Aquatica, a unique water park, in 2008. For more information about Aquatica, visit the Sea World Aquatica page.
SeaWorld Orlando Attractions
Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin
Arcade and Games
Jewel of the Sea Aquarium
Pacific Point Preserve
Shamu’s Happy Harbor
Sea World’s Shows
Sea World’s Rides
Sea World Orlando Dining
Cafe De Mar
Captain Pete’s Island Eats
Makahiki Luau Dinner & Show
Shamu & Crew Character Breakfast
Sharks Underwater Grill
Sweet Sailin’ Candy Shop
Voyager’s Wood Fired Pizza
Sea World Orlando Shopping
Allura’s Treasure Trove
Friends of the Wild
Tropical Trading Company
Sea World Orlando Seasonal Events
Viva La Musica