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SeaWorld® Orlando

This marine theme park and zoo seamlessly blends education, entertainment and conservation.

Opened in 1973, SeaWorld® Orlando encompasses family-friendly rides and educational exhibits, as well as the nearby stand-alone parks, Discovery Cove® and Aquatica water park. 

Step inside the park’s entrance to the Key West-inspired Marina, and soak up the relaxed atmosphere. Nature and conservation sit firmly at the forefront in this park, which provides a nice balance to the park’s many thrill rides and shows.  

Ride to the top of the 400-foot (122-meter) Sky Tower for a bird’s-eye view of SeaWorld® Orlando’s 200 acres (81 hectares) and you’ll see how much this park has to offer. Allow two days here to make the most of your visit.

Dolphins have always been a part of the SeaWorld® Orlando experience, and the Dolphin Nursery and Dolphin Cove® provide opportunities to get close to humankind’s best “flippered friend.” Stroke a walrus’s whiskers in the Wild Arctic® Up Close Experience and marvel at the hundreds of rays in the Manta® Aquarium. Or book a poolside table and Dine with a view of Shamu® and his orca friends.

SeaWorld® Orlando presents plenty of shows where visitors and sea creatures interact. Don’t miss the Blue Horizons® Dolphin Spectacular, or sea lions Clyde and Seamore stealing the show in Pirate Island. The park offers many seasonal and holiday shows as well as a concert series featuring world-class acts, so be sure to check the events calendar when planning your visit.

The family-friendly rides here all have a nautical theme too, from the monster roller coaster Kraken® to the Journey to Atlantis®, with it’s giant flume drop. Little ones can take their first roller-coaster ride on the gentler Shamu Express® at Shamu’s Happy Harbor®. 

The Mediterranean-inspired Waterfront offers a dozen dining experiences, including Sharks Underwater Grill® where sharks glide above and below your table. 

The park also offers a range of behind-the-scenes tours. A VIP package includes a seven-hour guided highlights tour, front-of-line access, reserved show seating and fine dining. 

Popular Activities at SeaWorld® Orlando

It's worth giving yourself lots of time at SeaWorld® Orlando. Below are some of the top activities:

When preparing for your day out, you may want to think about buying a Busch Gardens Tampa Multi-Park Tickets or a SeaWorld Orlando Single-Day Admission.

Examine our Orlando things to do page to learn about many more activities while you're in the area.


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Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld $107
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando
     
    4.5
    of 5, from 2,986 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Situated across the street from SeaWorld, the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld hotel is less than 1 mile from Discovery Cove and Aquatica, 1.2 miles from the Orange County Convention Center, 4.7 miles from Universal Studios Orlando, and 7 miles from Walt Disney World Resort.

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld $80
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld

    10100 International Drive, Orlando
       
      3.9
      of 5, from 2,453 reviews
      3.5 out of 5.0

      Conveniently located within walking distance to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica, this family-friendly resort is situated on 28 tropical acres and a half-mile from the convention center.

      Residence Inn by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld $79
      Residence Inn by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

      Residence Inn by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

      11000 Westwood Blvd, Orlando
         
        4.3
        of 5, from 2,248 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        This all-suite hotel is only a quarter-mile from SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove, and less than 15 minutes drive from Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World Resort; Orlando International Airport is 13 miles away.

        SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld $79
        SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

        SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

        10801 International Dr, Orlando
           
          4.5
          of 5, from 1,478 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          This family-friendly Orlando hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Aquatica and Discovery Cove. SeaWorld® Orlando and Orange County Convention Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld $76
          Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

          Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

          10815 International Drive, Orlando
             
            4.5
            of 5, from 1,771 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aquatica and Discovery Cove. SeaWorld® Orlando and Orange County Convention Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld $89
            TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

            TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

            10731 International Drive, Orlando
               
              4.7
              of 5, from 201 reviews
              2.5 out of 5.0

              Situated in Orlando, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aquatica and Discovery Cove. SeaWorld® Orlando and Orange County Convention Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Extended Stay America-Orlando-Convention Ctr-Sports Complex $67
              Extended Stay America-Orlando-Convention Ctr-Sports Complex

              Extended Stay America-Orlando-Convention Ctr-Sports Complex

              6451 Westwood Blvd., Orlando
                 
                3.4
                of 5, from 831 reviews
                2.5 out of 5.0

                Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of SeaWorld® Orlando, Aquatica, and Discovery Cove. Orange County Convention Center is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.

                Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Theme Parks $101
                Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Theme Parks

                Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Theme Parks

                6940 Westwood Blvd, Orlando
                   
                  4.7
                  of 5, from 157 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Orlando, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of SeaWorld® Orlando, Discovery Cove, and Aquatica. Orange County Convention Center is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.