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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. 


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Lodging Near SeaWorld® Orlando

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Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando
4.5
of 5, from 2,566 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.

$76
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld

10100 International Drive, Orlando
4.0
of 5, from 4,095 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.

$104
Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at SeaWorld

Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at SeaWorld

6850 Westwood Blvd, Orlando
4.4
of 5, from 2,348 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.

$115
Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld

Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld

6924 Grand Vacations Way, Orlando
4.5
of 5, from 3,425 reviews
3.5 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.

$72
Best Western Orlando Convention Center Hotel

Best Western Orlando Convention Center Hotel

6301 Westwood Blvd, Orlando
4.1
of 5, from 2,800 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

This Orlando hotel is across the street from SeaWorld and Aquatica, I-Drive, and the convention center; Universal Studios is 4 miles away.

$105
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld

10771 International Drive, Orlando
5.0
of 5, from 5 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).

$89
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 1,823 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aquatica and Discovery Cove. SeaWorld® Orlando and Orange County Convention Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$98
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

10801 International Dr, Orlando
4.5
of 5, from 1,538 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).