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A Journey into Aquatic Wonders: Exploring SeaWorld Orlando

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SeaWorld Orlando takes you on a journey through a world of magnificent sea creatures, thrilling rides, and important conservation efforts. Get ready to meet dolphins, enjoy exciting shows, and learn how SeaWorld Orlando is making a positive impact. Stay on this page to learn everything you need to know before your next visit to this exciting attraction!

SeaWorld Orlando in a Nutshell

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Himalayan Art at the Rubin Museum of Art New York City
Himalayan Art at the Rubin Museum of Art New York City

Handy information

⏰ Suggested Duration: 1-2 Day
☀️ Best Time to Visit: Weekdays
💜 Must See: Orca Encounter

Must- Do at SeaWorld Orlando

    1. Journey to Atlantis
    2. Manta
    3. Kraken Unleashed

Getting There

7007 Sea World Dr
Orlando, Florida 32821- USA
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Opening Hours

Regular Hours: 9 AM to 9 PM

Opens throughout the Year, timings vary.

Why is SeaWorld Orlando Worth Visiting?

  • Meet some of the world's most magnificent marine animals, including dolphins, sea lions, and orcas in person.
  • Experience thrill rides like Mako, Kraken, and Infinity Falls, or take a gentle ride with a loved one on one of many attractions.
  • Watch the educational and thrilling shows featuring killer whales, dolphins, and sea lions to learn more about these animals.
  • This attraction offers something for everyone, including family-friendly rides and attractions.

Highlights of SeaWorld Orlando

1Dolphin Days

Dolphin Days at SeaWorld Orlando

Witness the famous Dolphin Days show and see some of the ocean's most intelligent creatures in action. Get ready for an unforgettable experience at Dolphin Days in SeaWorld Orlando! Prepare to be amazed as these incredible creatures showcase their intelligence and grace through thrilling acrobatics. It's a must-see show that will leave you in awe and filled with wonder!

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2 Kraken Unleashed

Kraken Unleashed at SeaWorld Orlando

Experience the virtual reality roller coaster with twists and turns. Brace yourself for a pulse-pounding roller coaster ride that plunges you into the depths of the mythical sea monster's realm. With virtual reality technology, you'll feel the thrill of battling against Kraken as you twist, turn, and defy gravity. It's a heart-pounding, adrenaline-fueled experience like no other!

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3 Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin

Penguins at SeaWorld Orlando

Meet and greet with a penguin colony and journey on a simulated ride to see the chilly continent. Step into a frozen wonderland where you'll encounter the mesmerizing beauty of penguins up close. Explore their icy habitat, witness their playful antics, and learn about their remarkable survival skills. It's an immersive expedition that will leave you appreciating the wonders of the Antarctic world.

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4 Wild Arctic

Wild Arctic at SeaWorld Orlando

Get ready for an Arctic adventure like no other at Wild Arctic in SeaWorld Orlando! Board a simulated helicopter and soar above polar landscapes, encountering majestic walruses, playful beluga whales, and awe-inspiring polar bears. Immerse yourself in their world through thrilling exhibits and educational displays, making it a truly unforgettable journey.

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5 Mako

Mako at SeaWorld Orlando

Experience Orlando's fastest, tallest, and longest roller coaster with speeds up to 73mph. Dive into the depths of this hyper coaster, inspired by the incredible speed and agility of the mako shark. Feel the rush as you soar through twists, turns, and high-speed drops, making it an exhilarating ride that will leave you craving more.

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6 Infinity Falls

Infinity Falls at SeaWorld Orlando

Ride the world's tallest drop on a river rafting adventure. Brace yourself for a wild river rafting expedition through roaring rapids and cascading waterfalls. Experience the heart-pounding excitement as you navigate twists and turns, culminating in a breathtaking drop. It's a wet and wild journey that promises unforgettable thrills and exhilaration.

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7Shark Encounter

Shark Encounter at SeaWorld Orlando

Step through a 360-degree underwater tunnel with sharks swimming above and around you. Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of sharks as they glide gracefully through the water. Gain a deeper understanding of these fascinating creatures through informative displays and interactive exhibits. It's an up-close encounter that will leave you both captivated and educated.

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8 Sea Lions Tonite

Sea Lions Tonite at SeaWorld Orlando

Watch the hilarious sea lion comedy show that spoofs popular TV shows and songs. Join Clyde, Seamore, and their comedic crew as they spoof popular shows and attractions in a side-splitting parody. Expect uproarious antics, clever jokes, and impressive stunts that will leave you laughing out loud. It's a must-see performance for the whole family.

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Best Time to Visit SeaWorld Orlando

The best time to visit SeaWorld Orlando is during the fall and winter months from September to February. This is when the weather is cooler and more comfortable for enjoying outdoor attractions, such as Dolphin Cove or feeding the Sea Lions. Additionally the crowds are smaller during these months, allowing for a more relaxed experience. It's also best to arrive early in the day to avoid the crowds and long lines.

SeaWorld Orlando Opening Hours

  • Regular Hours 9 AM to 9 PM
  • The last entry into the park is an hour prior to closing time.
  • Timings vary throughout the year. Please check the opening hours before booking your tickets.

    Getting There


    If you are coming from downtown Orlando, take the Lynx bus number 50, which will drop you off directly at the entrance of SeaWorld. If you are staying near International Drive, take bus number 8, 38, or 42, and get off at the Sea Harbor Drive stop. From there, you can take a short walk to the theme park's entrance.


    Another option to consider is taking the SunRail train, which runs from DeBary to Poinciana with stops along the way, including downtown Orlando. Once you reach the Sand Lake Road station, take the Lynx bus number 8, which will drop you off at Sea Harbor Drive. From there, you can easily walk to SeaWorld Orlando.

    Insider Tips to Visit SeaWorld Orlando

    • Beat the crowds by arriving early in the morning or later in the afternoon.
    • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as there is a lot of walking involved.
    • Check the schedule for shows and feeding times to plan your day ahead.
    • If you plan on visiting multiple parks, consider purchasing a multi-day pass for discounts.

    Restaurants Near SeaWorld Orlando

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    Sharks Underwater Grill

    Located inside SeaWorld, Sharks Underwater Grill offers diners the unique experience of dining next to a massive aquarium. Take in the breathtaking view of marine life while enjoying delicious cuisines such as grilled salmon and steak.

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    Bonefish Grill

    Just a short drive from SeaWorld, Bonefish Grill serves up fresh seafood dishes such as bang bang shrimp and fish tacos. The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere with friendly staff.

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    Bahama Breeze

    Transport yourself to the Caribbean with Bahama Breeze's island-inspired menu and tropical cocktails. Try their jerk chicken pasta or coconut shrimp for a flavorful fusion of flavors.

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    B.B. King's Blues Club

    Located within walking distance, B.B. King's Blues Club offers live music and Southern cuisine. Don't miss the gumbo or the famous Memphis-style dry-rub ribs.

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    Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar

    A 10-minute walk away, Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar serves up island-inspired cuisine and tropical drinks. Try the coconut shrimp or the grilled mahi mahi for a taste of the Caribbean.

    Places to Stay Near SeaWorld Orlando

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    What are the opening hours for SeaWorld Orlando?

    Regular opening hours of SeaWorld Orlando are from 9 AM to 9 PM. However timings vary throughout the year, please check the hours before booking your tickets. 

    Can I bring food into SeaWorld Orlando?

    Outside food and beverage is not allowed inside SeaWorld Orlando, but there are many dining options inside the park.

    What is the best time of day to visit SeaWorld Orlando?

    Early morning or late afternoon is typically less crowded, thus the best time to visit SeaWorld Orlando.

    Is it safe to ride the roller coasters at SeaWorld Orlando?

    Yes, SeaWorld Orlando maintains high safety standards for its rides.


    Are there any animal encounters at SeaWorld Orlando?

    Yes, there are many opportunities for up-close animal encounters at SeaWorld Orlando, including dolphin and penguin encounters.


    What are some must-see attractions at SeaWorld Orlando?

    The killer whale shows, Mako roller coaster, and Shark Encounter exhibit are popular attractions.

    Can I purchase SeaWorld Orlando tickets at the door or should I buy them in advance?

    It's recommended to purchase tickets online in advance to guarantee entry and save time. 

    SeaWorld Orlando Guide