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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 loads of time at SeaWorld® Orlando. Here are the most popular things to do:

When planning your trip, you may want to consider buying a Busch Gardens Tampa Park Tickets and a SeaWorld Orlando Single-Day Admission.

For even more activities, take a look at our Orlando things to do page.


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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld $76
Reviewed on May 20, 2019
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld

10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL
     
    3.8 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0

    The different pool areas and dining experience were great

    Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld $127
    Reviewed on May 20, 2019
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    Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

    Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

    6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL
       
      4.5 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0

      We stayed here due to the proximity to SeaWorld. There is a schedule of shuttles to & from SeaWorld - we used to go, but walked back. There was no issue with the shuttle, it was comfortable & cool, but the walk was only 5-10mins so easy enough. An Uber to Pointe Orlando was less than $8 & there is ...

      Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld $95
      Reviewed on May 16, 2019
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      Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld

      Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld

      6924 Grand Vacations Way, Orlando, FL
         
        4.5 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Our room was clean and large. But 2 times we saw a cockroach. When we forgot to leave a tip the garbage stay in the house all day.

        SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld $79
        Reviewed on May 20, 2019
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        SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

        SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

        10801 International Dr, Orlando, FL
           
          4.5 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0

          It’s a beautiful place. Rooms are very clean and even have this very pleasant smell in the room.

          Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at SeaWorld $84
          Reviewed on May 19, 2019
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          Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at SeaWorld

          Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at SeaWorld

          6850 Westwood Blvd, Orlando, FL
             
            4.3 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Not too busy, Friendly staff, nice pool/lounge area. Would definitely stay again.

            Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld $69
            Reviewed on May 18, 2019
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            Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld

            Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld

            10771 International Drive, Orlando, FL
               
              4.7 of 5
              2.5 out of 5.0

              Very quiet and lots to do around the property. Room was big and updated

              Avanti International Resort $76
              Reviewed on May 19, 2019
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              Avanti International Resort

              Avanti International Resort

              8738 International Dr, Orlando, FL
                 
                3.8 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0

                The bathroom was a bit cramped but otherwise it was a very comfortable room.

                Extended Stay America-Orlando-Convention Ctr-Sports Complex $68
                Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019
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                Extended Stay America-Orlando-Convention Ctr-Sports Complex

                Extended Stay America-Orlando-Convention Ctr-Sports Complex

                6451 Westwood Blvd., Orlando, FL
                   
                  3.3 of 5
                  2.5 out of 5.0

                  The lobby needs to be cleaned regularly. The counter was smudgy and dusty. Glass need to be cleaned on doors. The room was beautifully clean and comfortable. Breakfast was good.