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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:

Pacific Point Preserve
Your rating: None (7 votes)
0 reviews
TurtleTrek
Your rating: None (7 votes)
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Dolphin Cove
Your rating: None (10 votes)
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Manta
Your rating: None (132 votes)
1 review
Pets Ahoy
Your rating: None (8 votes)
0 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Sharks Underwater Grill
Your rating: None (1 vote)
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Seafire Grill
Your rating: None (3 votes)
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Voyager's Smokehouse
Your rating: None (3 votes)
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Seaport Pizza
Your rating: None (2 votes)
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Spice Mill
Your rating: None (2 votes)
0 reviews

More information:

New attraction opening dates
Find out the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new rides at SeaWorld Orlando.

Refurbishment schedule
Check for any scheduled temporary ride closures at SeaWorld Orlando.

Latest News:

Changes at the American Adventure, a new limited-time experience at Disney's Animal Kingdom and news about Disney's latest confirmed expansion highlight this week's update.

SeaWorld has confirmed the end of at least one marine mammal exhibit...could more be on the way?

Yet ANOTHER closure is confirmed for Disney's Hollywood Studios, permits surface for an unannounced expansion, plus more details are revealed for this year's Flower and Garden Festival.

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