Orlando’s enormous SeaWorld® is one of the most-visited marine-life theme parks in the US, best known for its range of aquatic-themed rides and rollercoasters, exhibitions and shows. Star attractions here include the Shark Encounter® tunnel – allowing you to walk through an underwater world – as well as Dolphin Cove® and Stingray Lagoon®, both of which offer a ‘hands-on’ experience with the animals.

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    “Seas” at SeaWorld Orlando

    The 200-acre SeaWorld park is separated into different “seas” (areas), making it easy to navigate and find exactly what you’re looking for. There are 8 in total:

    Port of Entry is exactly that – a gateway for guests at SeaWorld to explore the park and access the various areas. Head to Sea of Shallows to find the park’s main Dolphin Theatre and the domed Turtle Trek® theatre. The exhilarating Manta® roller coaster flies overhead here.

    To see some slightly more mysterious creatures inhabiting the bottom of the ocean, head to Sea of Legends, with popular attractions here including the Journey to Atlantis® boat ride through the legendary lost city, and also Kraken® – a floorless roller coaster taking you through an underwater world.

    Follow a penguin home through the harsh storm at the Sea of Ice’s only attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®, or swap climates for the warmer, Mediterranean-themed Sea of Delight, home to the park’s huge 400-foot Sky Tower. It’s near the sea lion and otter viewing stadiums.

    The Sea of Mystery’s main draw is the impressive shark-viewing tunnel, complete with an adjacent restaurant, Shark’s Underwater Grill® & Bar, where you can tuck into lunch with the huge predators swimming around you. Finally, Sea of Power is the place to be to catch SeaWorld’s famous orca shows at the Shamu Stadium®, while there are also some cool simulator rides and animal exhibitions at Wild Arctic®.

    The last area is not a sea, but Sesame Street Land™ at SeaWorld. It's a favourite with kids and promises family-friendly attractions like a net climbing structure and a water play area.

    SeaWorld Orlando: Good to know

    Shows run daily at SeaWorld Orlando, but guests planning to visit the park are recommended to check the schedule in advance. All shows and rides are inclusive of the price of the main SeaWorld day pass, although extras such as a ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour and the ‘Dolphin Encounter’ have to be purchased separately. Tickets are available online or at the door. Onsite parking at SeaWorld is also available.

    SeaWorld Orlando

    Location: 7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, USA

    Open: Hours vary by season

    Phone: +1 407-545-5550

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