|Sea World Marine
Adventure Park in Orlando, Florida.
About the park
SeaWorld Adventure Park in Orlando,
Florida opened in 1973. As the world's premier marine adventure park,
SeaWorld Orlando features 200 acres
of world-class shows, rides and animal encounters.
Over the years, SeaWorld has made many contributions
to Florida wildlife conservation. Scientists, trainers and 24 hour
on-call animal rescue teams actively participate in research and wildlife
preservation. Recently, teams have helped saved beached whales, dolphins,
seals, and helped raise the awareness of endangered manatees.
Sea World Tickets: Adults $61.95, Kids (3 to 9) $49.95.
Hours: Depending on the time of year, Sea World park
hours can range between 9am and 10pm. Call Guest Services at (800)
327-2424 for park hours and show times during your visit.
Size: 200 acres
Parking: Cars, vans and motorcycles: $9; RV's and
Address: 7007 SeaWorld
Dr., Orlando, FL 32821
and walking shoes are a must.
Be sure to check the weather before you go to the park.
Measure your child's height so you know which rides
they can enjoy.
You must pass through a security checkpoint before
Visit the most popular attractions early in
ATM's are located at the Park entrance.
residents, pay one day, come back all year.
• You can
hand-feed sea lions, dolphins and stingrays in various areas of the
park. Check the feeding times when you arrive.
The park itself doesn't have any specific theme lands, In fact, it
is easy to get lost in the park without a guide map. So, make sure
to take a park map. This will let you know the location of the attractions,
park hours and what times certain attractions/shows are presented.
There are a few areas that stand
out in particular, like Key
West and, the MediterraneanWaterfront.
Key West at SeaWorld - Set on five lush acres and
filled with a variety of animals. This area features a tropical lagoon
with rolling waves, a sandy beach, an underwater viewing area and
a naturalistic coral reef. You can touch and feed dolphins and stingrays,
and take an up-close look at endangered sea turtles.
The five-acre seaport features High Street, an artists' showcase;
Harbor Square with musical revues, and Tower Island. Numerous eateries,
boutiques, street performers and nightly fireworks keep this area
of the Park packed.
- This 700,000-gallon lagoon
is home to Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. The habitat is one of the
largest dolphin pools in existence and features two-foot high waves,
a sandy beach and a coral reef. You can also visitDolphin Cove
Underwater Viewing, and feed the dolphins during designated times
throughout the day.
- The nursery is one of the most popular attractions at the park and
gives guests an opportunity to catch a glimpse of new dolphin mothers
and their calves.
Manatee Rescue - This observation and rescue area
has becomes a manatee halfway house, where these endangered animals
receive care before being released back into Florida waters. From
above the water and below, you can explore the lush lagoon inhabited
by these social sea cows.
Pacific Point Preserve - See California sea lions and harbor
seals as they climb, dive, swim, snooze and surf at this man-made
preserve. This 2-acre setting is a re-creation of the rugged northern
Penguin Encounter - Experience the Antarctic, on
a 120-foot-long moving walkway that transports you through this frozen
wonderland. You can see more than 200 penguins and three species of
birds as they play above and below the water. 6,000 pounds of snow
fall daily inside the habitat.
Shark Encounter - Travel through the world's largest,
underwater acrylic tunnel and find yourself just inches away shark
eels, in this coral reef habitat.
Stingray Lagoon - This is one of the world's few
exhibits dedicated exclusively to stingrays. The 40,000-gallon habitat
showcases up to 200 stingrays -- some spanning five feet in diameter
-- and their guitarfish cousins.
Tropical Rain Forest - Visit SeaWorld's Tropical
Rain Forest. It's one of the park's most beautiful areas and features
exotic birds, 30-foot-tall bamboo trees, exotic banyan trees and many
other plants and trees commonly found in the world's rain forests.
Turtle Point - Guests can see endangered species
of sea turtles. in a natural lagoon complete with a beach, sand dunes
and indigenous plant life. Over the years, SeaWorld Orlando has rescued
more than 300 sea turtles, ranging from tiny hatchlings to 4-foot-long
Shamu Adventure - See the power
and beauty of SeaWorld family of killer whales. You can watch the
action on ShamuVision -- a huge, high-resolution video screen -- and
experience exotic locales such as Alaska, Norway and the Crozet Islands.
Be warned, if you sit in the first 5 rows, you will
get soaked. After the show, you can visit the Shamu Underwater
Viewing Area where you can see killer whales up close.
NOTE: there is not just one killer whale
named Shamu. Shamu was the name of the first killer whale be brought
to SeaWorld San Diego in the 1960s. 'Shamu' is now used as a stage
name for adult killer whales in performances at most SeaWorld parks.
Ten whales live at SeaWorld Orlando: Katina, Kalina, Tilikum,
Taima, Takara, Taku, Kohana, Ikaika, Skyla and Takara's newborn calf,
born on November 23, 2005.
Odyssea - This
30-minute show non-traditional circus combines high-flying acrobatic
performances, music, comedy, special effects within a magnificent
set theme as an underwater fantasy world.
Blue Horizons - Experience SeaWorld's acrobatic dolphins,
whales, birds in a theatrical performance about a place where sea
Pets Ahoy! - This is show features the talents of
of dogs, cats, birds, rats, skunks, pot-belly pigs and other animals
performing a series of funny and amazing skits. Most impressive is
the fact that nearly all of the animals were rescued from shelters.
At the end of every show, you can meet some of these animals and their
trainers in person.
Clyde and Seamore - This show is a swashbuckling adventure
as sea lion stars Clyde and Seamore search for a lost treasure with
help from the trainers. Arrive 15 minutes before the show. You won't
want to miss the pre show. After the show, you can visit Seals and
Sea Lions up close at Pacific Point Preserve.
Sea World Rides and Attractions
- Free beer at SeaWorld. We're mot kidding. Park guests 21 years of
age or older can sign up to participate in a complimentary sampling
of Anheuser-Busch beers. Visit the Dining Counter located at the front
of the park to make a complimentary reservation.
Game Room -
This arcade has all types of video and skill games, skee-ball, squirt
gun races, driving simulators and state-of-the-art pinball games are
a delight for all ages.
- Named after a legendary sea monster, Kraken, is the tallest, fastest,
longest and only floorless roller coaster in Orlando. Riders'
feet dangle as they sit on open-air seats.
You must be 54 inches tall to ride.
Journey to Atlantis - Combining the best parts of
a water ride, roller coaster, and special effects, on this ride you
shoot down water on high-speed rails
Shamu's Happy Harbor - Filled with giant pink flamingos
and palm trees, This play area is a just-for-kids paradise . Kids
can explore four stories of nets, shoot through tunnels, cool down
in a splashy water maze and slip down nine slippery slides!
Sky Tower - This slow moving, rotating,elevator capsule that
provides guests with a scenic overview of SeaWorld Orlando.
Wild Arctic - Experience an Arctic exploration on this four
and a half minutes long motion simulator that replicates a wild helicopter
flight to the Arctic. The panoramas are breathtaking, but the trip
is far from tranquil. You will come face-to-face with real walruses,
beluga whales and polar bears. You must be 42 inches tall to ride.
Guests can bypass the ride portion of the attraction
and go to the non-motion theater where they can view the movie and
then proceed to the Arctic animal area.
Interactive Adventure Programs
Trainer for a Day - Six guests per day shadow killer
whale, dolphin and sea lion trainers to learn training techniques.
False Killer Whale Interaction Program - Come face-to-face
and interact with massive, 12-foot long false killer wales and conduct
animal training sessions alongside SeaWorld trainers.
Animal Care Experience - Guests bottle feed orphaned
manatees and learn what it takes to care for seals, walrus, and beluga
Sharks Deep Dive - Participants don SeaWorld wetsuits
and either snorkel or scuba dive in an authentic shark cage during
their close encounter.
To the Rescue! - This one-hour tour showcases the
park's manatee and sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation programs.
Polar Expedition - Explore the world of polar bears
and beluga whales and touch a live penguin in this one-hour tour.
Predators - Touch a live shark and uncover the mysteries
of these predators in this one-hour program.
Restaurants and dining
may choose from nine restaurants, ranging from full-service to cafeteria-style.
The nightly Makahiki Luau dinner and show features
traditional South Pacific music, song, dance and food from the islands
of Hawaii. Reservations are required; call (800) 327-2420.
Cross over the outdoor shark pool and enter an underwater dining experience
you won't forget! More than 50 sharks swim just inches away from you
at Sharks Underwater
Grill. This full
service restaurant offers breath-taking views, and an upscale menu,
prepared with a "Floribbean" flair. A children's menu is
Located inside Shamu Stadium,
Dine with Shamu
is a unique dining experience featuring up-close encounters and a
private buffet. The cost is $37 for adults and $19
for kids 3 to 9. Children under 3 are free. Park admission is required
but not included. Reservations are required;
call (800) 327-2420.
In October 2005, SeaWorld
announced plans to add a water park to its Orlando complex. The
new park will combine water thrill rides with marine life. The park
is scheduled to open in spring 2007.
SeaWorld driving directions
Sea World is located at the intersection of Interstate 4 and FL 528
(Bee Line Expressway), 10 minutes south of downtown Orlando and 15
minutes from Orlando International Airport.
From Orlando International Airport: take the North
Exit Road from
the Airport to SR
528 (Bee Line/Beach Line Expressway).
Continue west to Exit
1 and follow signs
to Sea World
From the Orlando: exit 28
From Miami/Ft. Lauderdale: take the Florida
Turnpike North to Bee Line Expressway (Exit
254) to US-17 South.
Turn Right onto Central
Florida Pkwy. Turn
Right onto Sea
From the Tampa: exit 27A
Sea World is
located at 7007 SeaWorld Dr., Orlando, FL 32821. The phone
number is (800) 327-2424. Use
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Points of interest
Kingdom: 11.0 miles / 17.70 km
9.65 miles / 15.55 km
Studios: 8.75 miles / 14.10 km
Kingdom: 11.0 miles / 17.70 km
Beach: 9.80 miles / 15.75 km
Lagoon: 6.90 miles / 11.10 km
Disney: 4.90 miles / 7.90 km
Studios: 6.10 miles / 9.80 km
International Airport 11.25 miles / 18.10 km
7007 SeaWorld Dr., Orlando, FL 32821
Phone: (800) 327-2424
Grand Opening: 1973
Size: 200 acres
Parent Company: Anheuser-Busch Entertainment