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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:

Elmo & Abby's Treasure Hunt
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Flying Fiddler
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Sea Lions Tonite
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Shamu Rocks America
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Turtle Point
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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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Refurbishment schedule
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Latest News:

This week’s Central Florida parks update is highlighted by a massive change at SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment that could have far-reaching implications for both SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa

This week’s central Florida parks updates includes two music festival announcements, a brand new rumor about the future of Universal CityWalk and more!

This week’s central Florida parks update includes a pair of rumors regarding new developments at Universal Orlando Resort, the return of an annual holiday event at Busch Gardens Tampa, two cute new arrivals at SeaWorld & more