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Review of SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando
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Ranked #12 of 442 things to do in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Immerse yourself in wonder at SeaWorld® Orlando, where the aquatic world comes alive. Only here can you experience Orlando's new tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster, Mako, named for one of the ocean’s fastest known sharks. Then, see the world through the eyes of a penguin in the thrilling, chilling adventure of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin™, and laugh to the all-new Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High™ show. Here you can also climb aboard and ride the mighty Manta®, experience the power and grace of killer whales in the awe-inspiring Shamu® show One Ocean®, and share an epic voyage with sea turtles on the 3D 360 TurtleTrek®.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Not only do they offer amazing animals, shows, and rides, but they also have amazing gardens. It was a really hot day but they have a nice variety of indoor and in-shade options. Great way for the kids to also learn something while in Orlando.

Thank CapitolMan
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Seaworld keeps Orcas in small sized fishtanks which are cruel and have no place in a modern world. Seaworld should be releasing these animals to rehab centers and live their lives in natural surroundings, not ripped away from family and entertaining us.. Please Do Not Go until they release Orcas..

7  Thank motanj
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

This park is incredible!!!! I loved it! The Shows and rides were absoluetly incredible. Whenever I find myself talking about rollercoasters, I always doubly affirm that my most fave is Manta! The food was also very good. The shows were incredible, as well as the marine exhibits. I look forward to coming back here in the future!!

Tip: Stay at a SeaWorld approved hotel and get free Unlimited Quick Queues for a day! That's what we did and we never waited in line!

Thank Bradswissman
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

This winter, I visited SeaWorld with family and friends. It takes more than one day to take it all in but the extra free day works out just fine. Parking is around $14. No need to pay premium rate as you are really no closer to the gate. Upon arriving, check the schedule for the shows and coordinate your day so that you don't miss seeing the best ones. My favorite ones are One Ocean(Killer Whales), Blue Horizons(Dolphins and aerial show) and Clyde and Seamore (Sealions/pirate). I have seen the other shows and if you only have one day make sure these are first pick. Be careful of seats in the wet zones as you get soaked! Or take a poncho and watch your friends get soaked while you stay dry. Other seats above the wet zones are fine. For Clyde and Seamore, arrive 15-20 minutes early. The Mime/clown is side-splittingly funny to watch before the performance starts. Early for all shows is best for seat selection but there are plenty of seats. Visit Dolphin Cove display pool and the underwater viewing area as well. I would skip the Wild Arctic as it is really old and outdated. Pet the rays, walk under the Shark Encounter tunnel, enjoy the beautiful gardens. I tried the rides, Journey to Atlantis and Kracken. Scary at times but certainly fun. Wear a poncho on Atlantis(flume/rollercoaster) to avoid getting soaked. Wait time for Kracken was 5 minutes. It is a big rollcoaster with drops and loops. My son and his wife also enjoyed Manta ride and said it was scarier then Kracken. Kracken was scary enough for me but very comfortable for turning upside down. Lots to do and see for all ages.

Thank SaSaa_12
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Had a great day at the park had a shock at the price to park your car and then add the entrance fee it wasn't going to be a cheap day anyway. The park was clean and the staff very helpful with the exception of the girl at our window, she seemed to have a more important phone call to deal with then take our money. It was my daughters first visit and she thought the shows were great, my opinion it was better some years back, the messages about the planet etc over the top, the shows are even over the top with fancy outfits and certainly more humans than i remember. The evening Sea Lion show got it right the Killer Whale and Dolphin shows take themselves too seriously, but saying that i still enjoyed the shows. We enjoyed the day and the firework show was also worth the extended stay in the park, take care pulling out the car park was a bit like the wacky races with no light control and numerous lanes turning left and right. Plan your day and eat around the shows should give you time to see all the shows and the rides.

Thank Markw1965
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