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SeaWorld Marine Adventure Park in Orlando, FL
Sea World Marine Adventure Park in Orlando, Florida.

About the park

SeaWorld Adventure Park in Orlando, Florida opened in 1973. As the world's premier marine adventure park, SeaWorld Orlando features 200 acres of world-class shows, rides and animal encounters.

Over the years, SeaWorld has made many contributions to Florida wildlife conservation. Scientists, trainers and 24 hour on-call animal rescue teams actively participate in research and wildlife preservation. Recently, teams have helped saved beached whales, dolphins, seals, and helped raise the awareness of endangered manatees.

Sea World Tickets: Adults $61.95, Kids (3 to 9) $49.95.
Hours: Depending on the time of year, Sea World park hours can range between 9am and 10pm. Call Guest Services at (800) 327-2424 for park hours and show times during your visit.
Size: 200 acres
Parking: Cars, vans and motorcycles: $9; RV's and trailers: $10.
Address: 7007 SeaWorld Dr., Orlando, FL 32821


Insider tips

Sunscreen and walking shoes are a must.

Be sure to check the weather before you go to the park.
Measure your child's height so you know which rides they can enjoy.
You must pass through a security checkpoint before entering.
Visit the most popular attractions early in the day.
ATM's are located at the Park entrance.
Florida residents, pay one day, come back all year.
You can hand-feed sea lions, dolphins and stingrays in various areas of the park. Check the feeding times when you arrive.

Park layout

The park itself doesn't have any specific theme lands, In fact, it is easy to get lost in the park without a guide map. So, make sure to take a park map. This will let you know the location of the attractions, park hours and what times certain attractions/shows are presented.

There are a few areas that stand out in particular, like
Key West and, the MediterraneanWaterfront.

Key West at SeaWorld
- Set on five lush acres and filled with a variety of animals. This area features a tropical lagoon with rolling waves, a sandy beach, an underwater viewing area and a naturalistic coral reef. You can touch and feed dolphins and stingrays, and take an up-close look at endangered sea turtles.

- The five-acre seaport features High Street, an artists' showcase; Harbor Square with musical revues, and Tower Island. Numerous eateries, boutiques, street performers and nightly fireworks keep this area of the Park packed.

Animal Attractions

Dolphin Cove
- This 700,000-gallon lagoon is home to Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. The habitat is one of the largest dolphin pools in existence and features two-foot high waves, a sandy beach and a coral reef. You can also visitDolphin Cove Underwater Viewing, and feed the dolphins during designated times throughout the day.

Dolphin Nursery - The nursery is one of the most popular attractions at the park and gives guests an opportunity to catch a glimpse of new dolphin mothers and their calves.

Manatee Rescue -
This observation and rescue area has becomes a manatee halfway house, where these endangered animals receive care before being released back into Florida waters. From above the water and below, you can explore the lush lagoon inhabited by these social sea cows.

Pacific Point Preserve
- See California sea lions and harbor seals as they climb, dive, swim, snooze and surf at this man-made preserve. This 2-acre setting is a re-creation of the rugged northern Pacific coast.

Penguin Encounter - Experience the Antarctic, on a 120-foot-long moving walkway that transports you through this frozen wonderland. You can see more than 200 penguins and three species of birds as they play above and below the water. 6,000 pounds of snow fall daily inside the habitat.

Shark Encounter - Travel through the world's largest, underwater acrylic tunnel and find yourself just inches away shark eels, in this coral reef habitat.

Stingray Lagoon - This is one of the world's few exhibits dedicated exclusively to stingrays. The 40,000-gallon habitat showcases up to 200 stingrays -- some spanning five feet in diameter -- and their guitarfish cousins.

Tropical Rain Forest - Visit SeaWorld's Tropical Rain Forest. It's one of the park's most beautiful areas and features exotic birds, 30-foot-tall bamboo trees, exotic banyan trees and many other plants and trees commonly found in the world's rain forests.

Turtle Point - Guests can see endangered species of sea turtles. in a natural lagoon complete with a beach, sand dunes and indigenous plant life. Over the years, SeaWorld Orlando has rescued more than 300 sea turtles, ranging from tiny hatchlings to 4-foot-long leatherbacks.

Sea World Shows

Shamu Adventure - See the power and beauty of SeaWorld family of killer whales. You can watch the action on ShamuVision -- a huge, high-resolution video screen -- and experience exotic locales such as Alaska, Norway and the Crozet Islands. Be warned, if you sit in the first 5 rows, you will get soaked. After the show, you can visit the Shamu Underwater Viewing Area where you can see killer whales up close.

NOTE: there is not just one killer whale named Shamu. Shamu was the name of the first killer whale be brought to SeaWorld San Diego in the 1960s. 'Shamu' is now used as a stage name for adult killer whales in performances at most SeaWorld parks. Ten whales live at SeaWorld Orlando: Katina, Kalina, Tilikum, Taima, Takara, Taku, Kohana, Ikaika, Skyla and Takara's newborn calf, born on November 23, 2005.

Odyssea - This 30-minute show non-traditional circus combines high-flying acrobatic performances, music, comedy, special effects within a magnificent set theme as an underwater fantasy world.

Blue Horizons -
Experience SeaWorld's acrobatic dolphins, whales, birds in a theatrical performance about a place where sea meets sky.

Pets Ahoy! -
This is show features the talents of of dogs, cats, birds, rats, skunks, pot-belly pigs and other animals performing a series of funny and amazing skits. Most impressive is the fact that nearly all of the animals were rescued from shelters. At the end of every show, you can meet some of these animals and their trainers in person.

Clyde and Seamore -
This show is a swashbuckling adventure as sea lion stars Clyde and Seamore search for a lost treasure with help from the trainers. Arrive 15 minutes before the show. You won't want to miss the pre show. After the show, you can visit Seals and Sea Lions up close at Pacific Point Preserve.

Sea World Rides and Attractions

Brewmaster's Club - Free beer at SeaWorld. We're mot kidding. Park guests 21 years of age or older can sign up to participate in a complimentary sampling of Anheuser-Busch beers. Visit the Dining Counter located at the front of the park to make a complimentary reservation.

Game Room - This arcade has all types of video and skill games, skee-ball, squirt gun races, driving simulators and state-of-the-art pinball games are a delight for all ages.

- Named after a legendary sea monster, Kraken, is the tallest, fastest, longest and only floorless roller coaster in Orlando. Riders' feet dangle as they sit on open-air seats. You must be 54 inches tall to ride.

Journey to Atlantis
- Combining the best parts of a water ride, roller coaster, and special effects, on this ride you shoot down water on high-speed rails

Shamu's Happy Harbor - Filled with giant pink flamingos and palm trees, This play area is a just-for-kids paradise . Kids can explore four stories of nets, shoot through tunnels, cool down in a splashy water maze and slip down nine slippery slides!

Sky Tower
- This slow moving, rotating,elevator capsule that provides guests with a scenic overview of SeaWorld Orlando.

Wild Arctic
- Experience an Arctic exploration on this four and a half minutes long motion simulator that replicates a wild helicopter flight to the Arctic. The panoramas are breathtaking, but the trip is far from tranquil. You will come face-to-face with real walruses, beluga whales and polar bears. You must be 42 inches tall to ride. Guests can bypass the ride portion of the attraction and go to the non-motion theater where they can view the movie and then proceed to the Arctic animal area.

Interactive Adventure Programs

Trainer for a Day
- Six guests per day shadow killer whale, dolphin and sea lion trainers to learn training techniques.

False Killer Whale Interaction Program - Come face-to-face and interact with massive, 12-foot long false killer wales and conduct animal training sessions alongside SeaWorld trainers.

Animal Care Experience - Guests bottle feed orphaned manatees and learn what it takes to care for seals, walrus, and beluga whales.

Sharks Deep Dive - Participants don SeaWorld wetsuits and either snorkel or scuba dive in an authentic shark cage during their close encounter.

To the Rescue! - This one-hour tour showcases the park's manatee and sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation programs.

Polar Expedition - Explore the world of polar bears and beluga whales and touch a live penguin in this one-hour tour.

Predators - Touch a live shark and uncover the mysteries of these predators in this one-hour program.

Restaurants and dining

Guests may choose from nine restaurants, ranging from full-service to cafeteria-style.

The nightly Makahiki Luau dinner and show features traditional South Pacific music, song, dance and food from the islands of Hawaii. Reservations are required; call (800) 327-2420.

Cross over the outdoor shark pool and enter an underwater dining experience you won't forget! More than 50 sharks swim just inches away from you at
Sharks Underwater Grill. This full service restaurant offers breath-taking views, and an upscale menu, prepared with a "Floribbean" flair. A children's menu is also available.

Located inside Shamu Stadium, Dine with Shamu is a unique dining experience featuring up-close encounters and a private buffet. The cost is $37 for adults and $19 for kids 3 to 9. Children under 3 are free. Park admission is required but not included. Reservations are required; call (800) 327-2420.

SeaWorld News

In October 2005, SeaWorld announced plans to add a water park to its Orlando complex. The new park will combine water thrill rides with marine life. The park is scheduled to open in spring 2007.

SeaWorld driving directions

Sea World is located at the intersection of Interstate 4 and FL 528 (Bee Line Expressway), 10 minutes south of downtown Orlando and 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport.

From Orlando International Airport: take the
North Exit Road from the Airport to SR 528 (Bee Line/Beach Line Expressway). Continue west to Exit 1 and follow signs to Sea World

From the Orlando: exit
28 off Interstate 4.

From Miami/Ft. Lauderdale: take the Florida Turnpike North to Bee Line Expressway (Exit 254) to
US-17 South. Turn Right onto Central Florida Pkwy. Turn Right onto Sea World Drive.

From the Tampa: exit
27A off Interstate 4.

Sea World is located at 7007 SeaWorld Dr., Orlando, FL 32821. The phone number is (800) 327-2424. Use our Disney World Google Map to find the exact location.

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Disney vacations

A trip to Orlando would not be complete with visiting Walt Disney World. You can definitely make the most of your vacation by staying at one of the Disney World hotels. If you do, you will enjoy special benefits such as Magic Hours, discounts at six Disney World golf courses, and the special Walt Disney World quality and service.

But if you choose to stay at one of the many hotels near Disney world, you can still visit all of the Disney properties to enjoy the atmosphere, have a meal, or shop. You may be charged for parking, but you can get validated for up to one hour of parking for each $10 you spend while you're there.

Some of the more popular value priced resorts include Walt Disney's
All Star Movies, All Star Music, All Star Sports, and the Pop Century hotel.

Points of interest

Magic Kingdom: 11.0 miles / 17.70 km
Epcot: 9.65 miles / 15.55 km
Disney-MGM Studios: 8.75 miles / 14.10 km
Animal Kingdom: 11.0 miles / 17.70 km
Blizzard Beach: 9.80 miles / 15.75 km
Typhoon Lagoon: 6.90 miles / 11.10 km
Downtown Disney: 4.90 miles / 7.90 km
Universal Studios: 6.10 miles / 9.80 km
Orlando International Airport 11.25 miles / 18.10 km

Contact Info:
Sea World
7007 SeaWorld Dr., Orlando, FL 32821
Phone: (800) 327-2424

Grand Opening: 1973

Size: 200 acres
Parent Company: Anheuser-Busch Entertainment
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