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SeaWorld Orlando

Key information

Orlando, Florida

Opening date: 
Dec 15, 1973

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Official website:
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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. In 2019 SeaWorld opened a new land - Sesame Street Land - aimed at younger guests with new rides and their first street parade.

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, who undertook 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:

Shark Encounter
Your rating: None (11 votes)
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Your rating: None (12 votes)
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Stingray Lagoon
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Dolphin Cove
Your rating: None (18 votes)
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Orca Underwater Viewing
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Top Restaurants:

Seafire Grill
Your rating: None (10 votes)
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Voyager's Smokehouse
Your rating: None (7 votes)
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Spice Mill
Your rating: None (6 votes)
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Seaport Pizza
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Sharks Underwater Grill
Your rating: None (7 votes)
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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:

Both SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa have announced two new thrilling attractions that will be coming next year

Here's what is (and isn't!) closed due to the hurricane!

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