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SeaWorld Orlando

Key information

Location:
Orlando, Florida

Opening date: 
Dec 15, 1973

Operator:
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Official website:
Click here

Located in Florida's theme park hotspot, SeaWorld Orlando combines marine life exhibits and shows with a selection of major theme park rides. In recent years, the park has sought to compete with nearby Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando by installing multi-million dollar roller coasters Kraken and Manta, as well as the Journey to Atlantis water coaster. However, its main draw is still its killer whale shows, which continue to cause controversy but consistently pull in massive crowds.

History: SeaWorld Orlando was the third park in the chain to open, after SeaWorld San Diego and the now-defunct SeaWorld Ohio. It was expanded considerably following a takeover by Anheuser Busch in 1989, with the company investing in adding thrill rides similar to those found at its Busch Gardens parks. In 2009, SeaWorld Orlando and its sister parks were purchased by the Blackstone Group, which is planning a major expansion of the park by 2013, including the addition of the "world's coldest theme park ride", Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.

Top Rides and Shows:

Sea Lions Tonite
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Turtle Point
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Stingray Lagoon
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TurtleTrek
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Dolphin Cove
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Top Restaurants:

Sharks Underwater Grill
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Seafire Inn
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Voyager's Smokehouse
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Seaport Pizza
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Spice Mill
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New attraction opening dates
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Refurbishment schedule
Check for any scheduled temporary ride closures at SeaWorld Orlando.

Latest News:

This week Busch Gardens confirmed another attraction as standing but not operating, an animal policy change is rumored for SeaWorld Orlando, and more!

This week's central Florida parks update includes the unveiling of a new land and ride for Legoland Florida, musical acts for Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras, a new arrival at SeaWorld Orlando and much more!

A new secret construction project commences at Universal Orlando, Busch Gardens announces the entertainment lineup for the Food & Wine Festival, SeaWorld announces the return of "Jungle" Jack Hanna and more in this week's central Florida parks update!