Sea World – Orlando, Florida
SeaWorld Orlando is a theme park, and marine-life based zoological park where you can immerse yourself in wonder. At SeaWorld® Orlando, the aquatic world comes alive like no place else. Climb aboard and ride the mighty Manta®. Experience the power and grace of killer whales in the awe-inspiring Shamu® show One Ocean®. Share an epic voyage with sea turtles on the 3D, 360-degree TurtleTrek®. And there’s nothing cooler than to see the world through the eyes of a penguin in the thrilling, chilling adventure of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®. Guests can also enjoy the all-new Clyde and Seamore’s Sea Lion High, a show full of adventure, fun and big personalities, where laughter and education go hand in hand.
They now have the ocean’s fastest, fiercest predator in the skies above SeaWorld. Sink your teeth into the amazing new coaster, Mako™. This 200-foot thriller soars to the top of the food chain as Orlando’s tallest, longest and fastest hyper coaster. Scream through the deep dives. Be inspired by the unmatched speed and predator power. Fly through the air with the grace and agility of the ocean’s apex predator.
Key West at SeaWorld
Key West at SeaWorld is designed to mimic the appearance of the city of Key West, Florida with architecture and landscaping reminiscent of the area. Animal exhibits in this portion of the park include Cownose rays, Southern stingrays, Green sea turtles, Hawksbill sea turtle, Loggerhead sea turtle, Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, Greater flamingos, West Indian Manatees, and American Alligator. The stingray and dolphin habitats offer opportunities for guests to feed the animals.
Shamu’s Happy Harbor
Shamu’s Happy Harbor is a children’s area hosted by Shamu, the park’s killer whale mascot. The area is located adjacent to Shamu Stadium and features six family rides (including Shamu Express, a junior rollercoaster), a net climbing structure, and a water play area.
The Waterfront at SeaWorld
The Waterfront is the newest themed area of the park, the area resembles a seaside Mediterranean village and contains shops, restaurants, and a pearl dive exhibit, as well as the park’s iconic Sky Tower ride which was integrated into the theme of The Waterfront village when the new area opened in 2003.
SeaWorld Orlando has a vast array of live shows and attractions including rides and animal exhibits. Two of these attractions actually combine the two, with both a ride component and a separate animal exhibit.
SeaWorld Orlando hosts a number of live shows, many featuring trained animals. During peak seasons (such as summer), the park will offer special seasonal shows in addition to regular daily performances.
Shamu Stadium is the seven-million gallon home to the park’s killer whale performers. The park’s current production is One Ocean, which is joined by Shamu Rocks during busier seasons and Shamu Christmas Miracles during the holiday season. In 2011, Believe was replaced with another killer whale show, One Ocean.
The Whale and Dolphin Stadium features dolphins, a false killer whale, macaws and even an Andean condor in Blue Horizons, which also adds human acrobats and divers.
The Sea Lion and Otter Stadium hosts “Clyde and Seamore,” a pair of California sea lions in the comical presentation Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island. During the summer months, the pair lampoon the park’s other shows during Sea Lions Tonite. During the Holiday the duo perform in “Countdown to Christmas.”
Bayside Stadium formerly hosted water skiing shows on the park’s central lagoon. Today, the stage is used for SeaWorld’s numerous music concert series and other special events as well as the official viewing area for the seasonal Reflections firework show.
The Nautilus Theatre is home to A’lure, an acrobatic show similar in style and presentation to the works of Cirque du Soleil.
Seaport Theatre features dogs, cats, and other animals that have been rescued from local animal shelters.
Elmo & Abby’s Treasure Hunt
During the Halloween and Holiday seasons, other Sesame Street shows are located in this theatre.
Seafire Inn is both a restaurant and a theatre in the style of a dinner theatre. This venue is home to the Makahiki Luau, a Polynesian festival offering authentic cuisine, fire dances, and island chants and songs. In the summer, this venue also hosts Wild Things at Seafire, an educational display of several various exotic animals being handled by an animal trainer.
Reflections, a seasonal firework show on the park’s central lagoon featuring fireworks, dancing fountains, and mist screens synchronized and inspired by the musical soundtracks of the park’s shows and attractions. The show was formerly called Mistify. During the Holidays, there is a Holiday Reflections.
Kraken roller coaster
Sky Tower Kraken, a floorless roller coaster themed after the legend of the Kraken sea monster.
Manta: A flying roller coaster where riders face down as if to “glide” like the namesake ray. The ride features loops, corkscrews and hairpin turns, at some points having the side of the train come close to touching the water. An aquarium exhibiting mostly stingrays and other exotic sea animals precedes the attraction as part of the queue. The ride has been voted best ride at SeaWorld.
Mako Roller Coaster
Mako is a steel hypercoaster at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. Touted as the tallest, longest and fastest roller coaster in the Orlando theme-park market, Mako opened on June 10, 2016 to rave reviews from many guests.
Journey to Atlantis, a boat ride with roller coaster elements themed to the mythical Atlantis.
Shamu Express, a Zierer-Vekoma family roller coaster with cars themed as Shamu.
Sky Tower, 400-foot tall rotating Gyro tower, built in 1973.
Sea Carousel, a carousel themed with caricatured marine mammals and fish without the organ music
Jazzy Jellies, a balloon tower style ride that lifts up and spins controlled by riders with a disk
Swishy Fishies, a Mad Tea Party-themed ride themed as fish.
Ocean Commotion, a rockin’ tug ride.
The Flying Fiddler, a kiddie crab themed Frog Hopper-style freefall attraction
Net Climb, a four story net climb play area with tire swings and slides.
Shark Encounter, which features an underwater tunnel and a wide array of sharks, rays and venomous fish. At Sharks Underwater Grill, guests can dine while observing the sea life in the main exhibit tank.
Pacific Point Preserve, home to the park’s sea lions and seals.
Dolphin Cove, an outdoor exhibit where you can feed and touch Bottlenose Dolphins.
Turtle Point, an outdoor exhibit that features rescued sea turtles in a shallow pool with a beach.
Manatee Rescue, home to rescued Florida manatees and also showcases alligators. This Exhibit will be converted into TurtleTrek.
Stingray Lagoon, a covered exhibit where you can touch stingrays.
Dolphin Nursery, a covered exhibit where new-born Bottlenose Dolphins reside.
Flamingo Pond, an outdoor exhibit where flamingos are exhibited.
Manta, a flying roller coaster and aquarium exhibit featuring rays, sea dragons and other species.
Wild Arctic, an indoor zoo featuring polar bears, beluga whales, and walruses that is designed to resemble a research station in the Arctic Ocean.
Guests can take a motion-simulated helicopter journey to the exhibit, or may bypass the ride and watch the film without the motion and proceed directly to the exhibit. During the Christmas season, Wild Arctic is replaced by the
Polar Express Experience, a temporary overlay based on the popular 2004 feature film.