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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

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For many more things to do, examine our Orlando things to do page.


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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld $95
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld

10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL
     
    3.8
    of 5, from 2,675 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.

    Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld $135
    Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

    Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

    6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL
       
      4.5
      of 5, from 3,216 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.

      Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld $101
      Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld

      Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld

      6924 Grand Vacations Way, Orlando, FL
         
        4.5
        of 5, from 3,545 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Within 4 miles of Walt Disney World Theme Parks, this 33-acre resort is within easy reach of SeaWorld, Universal Orlando, Aquatica, Discovery Cove, and Walt Disney World Resort.

        SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld $129
        SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

        SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

        10801 International Dr, Orlando, FL
           
          4.5
          of 5, from 1,624 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).

          Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at SeaWorld $125
          Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at SeaWorld

          Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at SeaWorld

          6850 Westwood Blvd, Orlando, FL
             
            4.3
            of 5, from 1,969 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            This Orlando hotel is adjacent to SeaWorld, a half-mile mile from Aquatica and Discovery Cove, 1 mile from the Convention Center; and less than 7 miles from Universal Studios and Walt Disney World Resort.

            Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld $118
            Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld

            Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld

            10771 International Drive, Orlando, FL
               
              4.7
              of 5, from 328 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).

              Avanti International Resort $74
              Avanti International Resort

              Avanti International Resort

              8738 International Dr, Orlando, FL
                 
                3.8
                of 5, from 7,605 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0

                This hotel is within 3 miles of SeaWorld and Universal Studios and 8 miles from Walt Disney World Resort.

                Extended Stay America-Orlando-Convention Ctr-Sports Complex $72
                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, from 912 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 Pointe Orlando. Discovery Cove and Orange County Convention Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).