A little boy holding a shamu stuffed animal while sitting on his father's shoulders at SeaWorld theme park


9:00 a.m. – closing times vary

Best Time to Visit
September 8th – November 15th

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June 20th – September 7th, December 20th – January 3rd, March 1st – April 30th

Where in Orlando can you make friends with a dolphin, journey to Antarctica to visit penguins, ride white-knuckle roller
coasters and get soaked by Shamu®? Only at SeaWorld® Orlando!

Thrilling Orlando visitors since 1973, SeaWorld is known for extraordinary animal encounters and one-of-a-kind rides. The Kraken Unleashed roller coaster is a prime example of the latter, inviting you to embark on a deep-sea adventure with a menagerie of legendary beasts … if you dare! And at the all-new Infinity Falls, you’ll journey through the remains of a lost jungle civilization in a white-water voyage you won’t soon forget.

More pulse-pounding excitement awaits on the Mako“ hyper coaster” and the Manta. You’ll probably get wet on the latter, but you’re definitely in for a soaking at Journey to Atlantis. And at Wild Arctic, a jet-helicopter ride through the frozen north is followed by a self-guided tour of an arctic research station featuring awe-inspiring creatures like beluga whales and walruses.

People laughing and enjoying riding the Mako roller coaster at SeaWorld® Orlando

For fun that even the youngest members of your family can enjoy, book passage at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, where the mild ride is followed by a visit with lovable penguins, or hit the 400-foot Sky Tower for an unbeatable view of Orlando. Kids will also love Happy Harbor and the kitschy-cool Flamingo Paddle Boats, and they’ll gain all-new ways to play when Sesame Street opens in 2019.

People enjoying the ride at Rainbow Room in Antarctica Empire of Penguins

Ready for close encounters with a stunning array of aquatic life? In addition to opportunities at Wild Arctic and Antarctica, you can see nature’s wonders at Jewel of the Sea Aquarium, Dolphin Cove, Shark Encounter and many others, including particularly heartwarming moments at Dolphin Nursery and the Manatee Rehabilitation Area. You can even Dine With Shamu or book a behind-the-scenes tour to make your visit extra-special.

SeaWorld’s star attractions are also world-class entertainers, as evidenced by the theme park’s unparalleled lineup of shows. They include Dolphin Days, Ocean Discovery, One Ocean, Pets Ahoy and Clyde and Seamore’s Sea Lion High. Even the gang from Sesame Street gets into the action courtesy of Elmo Rocks.

In short, you’ll find an ocean of adventure and wonder at SeaWorld. See below for more details on the park’s rides, shows and animal encounters, and make plans to dive into all of it during your next visit to Orlando!

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Ticket Types

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• Visit all three parks for up to 14 days

Single Park Tickets

Quick Queue Unlimited

Purchasing a Quick Queue Unlimited pass will enable you to skip regular lines and enjoy front-of-the-line access at participating attractions. Quick Queue Unlimited passes are purchased separately. Ride and height restrictions still apply.

Participating attractions:

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Young girl pointing at a penguin in SeaWorld Orlando

Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®

Let Puck, an adorable penguin, be your guide on an exceptional tour through the majestic South Pole and experience it through the eyes of a penguin. Guests can customize this motion simulation ride by selecting the mild or wild version. Either way, you’re in for a special treat.

Height requirements – 42 inches (107 cm) accompanied by a supervising companion48 inches (122 cm) to ride solo. Quick Queue Unlimited

Journey to Atlantis®

Embark on an exciting journey to the mystical city of Atlantis on a hybrid water flume ride and roller coaster ride. Explore the secret paradise of Atlantis as you voyage through dark waterways through the infamous sunken city then plummet to the dark waters below.

Height restrictions – 42 inches (107 cm) Quick Queue Unlimited


Get ready for adventure on Orlando’s only floorless roller coaster, where your feet dangle as you loop around the track at highway speeds. Reaching heights of over 150 feet, Kraken® is themed after the enormous, mythical beast living deep below the ocean depths. Large drops coupled with gravity-defying turns are bound to give riders a definite adrenaline rush.

Height requirements – 54 inches (137 cm) Quick Queue Unlimited


Aptly named after one of the fastest sharks on the planet, Mako® promises to deliver thrills at daring speeds of up to 70 mph. It’s the tallest, fastest, and longest roller coaster in Orlando; designed to give you the feel of being a top-notch predator propelling through a massive reef while chasing prey.

Height requirements – 54 inches (137 cm) Quick Queue Unlimited

Shamu’s Happy Harbor®

Kids will love experiencing their own adventures with beginner coasters, spinning teacups, a one-of-a-kind play area, and more. Mild rides are designed for enhanced family friendly fun: jelly fish-themed ride Jazzy Jellies, a four-story net climb, and the Sea Carousel topped with a 54-foot pink octopus are just a few of the highlights.

Wild Arctic® Ride

Board a jet-helicopter and journey across a magnificent frozen landscape. You will maneuver the polar peaks and dangerous conditions with the pilot, from frozen mountain tops to stunning valleys on your way to Base Station Wild Arctic. As you exit, the whole family is greeted by beluga whales, walruses and even polar bears in their icy habitats.

Height restrictions – 42 inches (107 cm) Quick Queue Unlimited

Sky Tower

SeaWorld® Orlando’s enduring icon (original to the park, which opened in 1973) gives guests a seabird’s perspective of Orlando from its 400-foot tall observation tower. A gently rotating capsule gives you a 360-degree view of Orlando, also known as The City Beautiful, as you leisurely soak in the panoramic views.

Height requirements – 48 inches (122 cm)

Paddle Boats

Climb into a flamingo-shaped boat and take a peaceful boat tour of SeaWorld® Orlando’s impressive lake. Twenty minutes to unwind and enjoy the tranquility. There’s a small, separate fee to paddle out, but it’s totally worth it.


Dolphin Days

A light-hearted look into the lives of nine dolphins and their nine trainers, showcasing their special relationships. Audience members get to know each dolphin, including their abilities, personalities, and little quirks that make them unique. Trainers share behind-the-scenes interactions and stories while the dolphins get to show off in their own special way. Expect laughs as well as heartwarming insights.

Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High®

Splash into fun with Clyde, Seamore, and the gang in their fun-loving aquatic high school. Sea lions, walruses, and otters with big personalities take the stage and delight guests. Embrace the hilarity as a cast of trainers and animals dive, splash, and interact with the audience in between their scheduled classes.

One Ocean®

Two killer whales leaping out of the water at the One Ocean show in SeaWorld Orlando.

Depending on your seat, you just might get drenched. Regardless if you’re wet or dry, you’ll be overjoyed with excitement at the sight of majestic killer whales performing incredible tricks and stunts. Experience the vibrant energy of these highly intelligent and magnificent sea creatures.

Pets Ahoy®

It’s the perfect performance for animal lovers. Join in the high jinx as an ensemble cast of dogs, cats, doves, ducks, and even pot-bellied pigs entertain audiences with their skills and mischievous antics. Playful pups deftly jump rope while daring cats cross the high-wire. You won’t want to miss this comical family show, and there’s even a few surprise animal guest-stars.


Dolphin Cove®

Watch gregarious dolphins play with one another above and below the surface. You can even encounter and interact with these fun-loving, marine mammals at certain times each day for an additional fee.

Dolphin Nursery

A visit to the Dolphin Nursery is sure to be a highlight. Observing dolphin calves at play is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The whole family can watch newborn bottlenose dolphins play, jump and bond with their mothers. There’s nothing quite like it.

Manta Aquarium

A collection of 10 unique aquariums allow guests to connect with rays, seahorses and even spot a giant Pacific octopus. Gaze upward and view graceful rays gliding above you. Vivid, colorful plant life and sea creatures surround you as you discover over 3,000 marine animals giving you a glimpse into the marvelous mystery of the sea. Kids will be wowed by the 360-degree aquarium that puts them in the middle of all the undersea wonder. Quick Queue Unlimited

Jewel of the Sea Aquarium

Full of electrifying colors and luminescent marine life; this aquarium is brimming with enchanting jellyfish, seahorses, crustaceans and schools of brilliant, exotic fish. Walk across a clear plexiglass floor where you’ll see beautiful marine life swim right underneath your feet.

Pacific Point Preserve

Check out sassy sea lions and seals as they swim, dip, doze, and play in their natural Pacific coast setting. You can’t help grinning when you see them dive beneath the surface from the underwater viewing area. Best of all, you can even feed these adorable creatures a tasty fish treat.


Guests can expect to observe an array of ocean animals: killer whales, sharks, dolphins, penguins, Beluga whales, stingrays, and sea turtles. Of course, there are many more species of marine life to discover in special pools and aquariums.

Shamu® Underwater Viewing

Amazing views of killer whales await you at this underwater viewing area. Peer into the world of these enormous and beautiful whales as they glide and float under the surface displaying their sheer elegance and power.

Stingray Lagoon

Stretch your hand beneath the surface and feel these docile animals and their velvety smooth skin as they swim by you. Over 200 graceful rays glide through the water below you. Don’t forget to sneak a peek at the newborn stingrays in the nursery.

Shark Encounter®

Find yourself in the middle of the shark’s mysterious and primal world. It’s a unique journey through one of the world’s largest underwater viewing tunnels as powerful predators loom overhead. Learn more about sharks and their history, which dates back a hundred million years even before dinosaurs roamed the planet.

Turtle Trek®

A family looking on in amazement at a pair of giant sea turtles looking back at them, at SeaWorld Orlando.

Follow a sea turtle’s incredible journey from hatching out of an egg to the perilous struggle for survival out in the hazardous open water. Witness the voyage from the turtle’s perspective in a vivid 3D setting––the captivating 360-degree Turtle Trek Theater. You’ll be rooting for the baby sea turtles every step of the way. Quick Queue Unlimited

Manatee Rehabilitation Area

Tour SeaWorld® Orlando’s rescue and rehabilitation projects with this behind-the-scenes look at the Rescue Center. Observe the care and treatment of injured manatees and sea turtles as you discover the back stories of the individual animals at the facility as well as the plight of specific marine species. It will leave a lasting impression and hopefully inspire guests to make a difference.


Shark’s Underwater Grill

Table-side visit by the chef with sharks swimming in the background at Shark's Underwater Grill, SeaWorld Orlando.

Get in on the feeding frenzy and find out why Shark’s Underwater Grill is a local favorite. Seafood lovers will savor the pan-seared red snapper or the seafood ragout. The filet and the NY strip steak marinated in chimichurri sauce are both bound to please steak fans. The Godzilla roll is also a popular appetizer item, but the sharks are definitely the main event here.

Voyager’s Smokehouse

If you’re a barbecue fan, then you’ll be pleased with the hickory smoked barbecue at Voyager’s. Barbecue baby back ribs and the smoked chicken platter continue to rank high on menu requests. Ample outdoor seating area and a low key vibe make this a popular spot with families and barbecue fans alike.

Expedition Café

Take a rest stop from world exploration as you settle into the Expedition Café located in the Antarctica pavilion. American, Italian, and Asian dishes are sure to please hungry travelers. An eclectic menu mix (from teriyaki chicken to spaghetti) makes this the ideal place for everyone. There’s even prepackaged “grab and dine” meals for those on the go.

Dine with Shamu®

Dine while watching your own private Shamu® show in a shaded area where you can watch trainers at work and observe a lot of the behind-the-scenes experiences. A seasonal buffet includes entrees such as organic rosemary chicken or grain fed beef sirloin accompanied by a variety of fresh vegetables and salads as well as homemade breads.


Golden Seahorse Gifts

There’s definitely a coastal and board sports theme to this store. Guests will find all the beachy brands like Roxy®, Hurley®, and Quiksilver®. There’s also a nice selection of plush toys and souvenirs as well as a unique jewelry collection.

Glacial Collections

Penguin lovers will get a kick out of the wide variety of penguin-related merchandise from penguin picture frames to penguin pajamas. Purchase a “Cup that Cares”, a cute refillable penguin cup for drinking water, which focuses on water conservation and sustainability.

Emporium Gift Shop

Located near the front entrance, this store is not only conveniently located, but serves as a one-stop shop for everything SeaWorld® Orlando! Expect to discover plush toys of all the marine animals featured throughout the park.

SeaWorld® Rescue

When you purchase merchandise from this store, 5% of the purchase price goes to the SeaWorld® Orlando & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. Be sure to look for a line of educational gifts that showcase SeaWorld® rescue animals such as dolphins, manatees and turtles.

Seasonal Events

Praise Wave

Top Christian bands and singers take the stage at the Nautilus Theater performing worship music. Enjoy the fellowship and inspiring performances.

Seven Seas Food Festival

Foodies will be impressed with over 50 food sampling stations and over 100 varieties of craft beer and wine throughout the park. Executive chef, Axel Dirolf, has carefully curated the menus and samplings from around the globe to create an impressive food event not to be missed.

Electric Ocean

As the sun fades, something special appears upon the horizon. It’s as if the ocean has come to life featuring music, bioluminescent lighting, and more.

Halloween Spooktacular

Enjoy fun and spooky live shows, trick-or-treating, and more. It’s the ultimate Halloween party, sea style.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration™

Experience the wonderful holiday traditions showcased at SeaWorld® with splendid holiday food and treats, amazing live performances, holiday shopping, and delightful entertainment. Meeting Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends is sure to be a highlight for kids.

Unique Experiences

Behind the Scenes Tour

Get to know SeaWorld® in this 75-minute tour as knowledgeable guides explain interesting facts and insider information. Guides will answer all your questions about the park and its engagement with wildlife. Best of all, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with a penguin and touch a shark on this inventive behind the scenes tour.

Dolphins Up-Close Tour

Dolphin lovers who would like a more personal, hands-on experience will be smitten with the Dolphins Up-Close Tour. It’s a remarkable way to engage with dolphins as professional trainers will teach you how to communicate with the animals through hand signals. Apply your newfound skills and ask dolphins to carry out gestures and behaviors in this exclusive experience.

Dolphin Encounter

If you adore dolphins and you’ve always wanted to experience a close connection, this is the experience for you. Savor the chance to connect with a highly intelligent, playful bottlenose dolphin. You’ll even get to touch a dolphin. Each interaction lasts three to five minutes for groups of up to 10 guests. Capture this special moment with a photo package available for purchase.

Penguins Up-Close Tour

Pack your parka because you’ll be entering chilly terrain––expect a temperature of 30 degrees. Before you journey into their icy habitat, your guide will share all the ins and outs of taking care of penguins. Additionally, guests are educated on the various life stages of a penguin. If one of your life goals is to touch a penguin, then you’ve signed up for the right tour.

Sea Lions Up-Close Tour

Sea Lion and trainer at the Sea Lion High show

Meet one of the stars from the Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High show. Get your picture taken with your SeaWorld® Orlando celebrity. Tour guides share behind-the-scenes stories as well as insight on caring for these adorable creatures on a day-to-day basis. And there’s even a chance to feed a band of rowdy sea lions and harbor seals a bucket of fish.

Wild Arctic® Animals Up-Close Tour

Connect with harbor seals, walruses, beluga whales and other marine life in this immersive behind-the-scenes tour at Wild Arctic. Informative animal experts share their knowledge as guests encounter these fascinating animals that are nearly impossible to see in the wild.

Expedition SeaWorld®: A Guided Tour

Expert tour guides navigate guests through a six-hour walking tour filled with the insider scoop, as well as educational facts. Additionally, guests receive reserved seating at spectacular shows, front-of-the-line access to a number of exciting rides with Quick Queue Unlimited, and the All Day Dining plan. Adding to the fun, you’ll get the exclusive opportunity to feed sea lions and rays.