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SeaWorld Orlando Reviews and Guide

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Key information

Location:
Orlando, Florida

Opening date:
15 December, 1973

Operator:
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Official website:
Click here

Opening information:
Open 365 days a year
(See Calendar and Opening Hours)

Ticket details:
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:

Elmo & Abby's Treasure Hunt
Your rating: None Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Flying Fiddler
Your rating: None Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Pacific Point Preserve
Your rating: None Average: 5 (3 votes)
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Sea Lions Tonite
Your rating: None Average: 5 (2 votes)
0 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Sharks Underwater Grill
Your rating: None Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Spice Mill
Your rating: None Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Seafire Inn
Your rating: None Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
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Voyager's Smokehouse
Your rating: None Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
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Seaport Pizza
Your rating: None Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
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Refurbishment schedule
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Latest News:

SeaWorld has responded to the controversy sparked by the movie Blackfish by releasing a list of six reasons why the movie is "emotionally manipulative propaganda".

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This month, we'll be focusing on SeaWorld Orlando, with a number of in-depth features, top 5 lists and forum discussions.

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SeaWorld will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a string of special events at its marine life parks from March 2014 through summer 2015.

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