An amazing place to be one with the world under the sea. There are all sorts of sea animal shows, exhibits to see them up close and rides for kids of all ages.
The penguine encounter and the shark encounter are indoors and air conditioned. The flamingos are outdoors. The Shamu show is outdoors.
Awesome first trip to seaworld for both my little ones. They got to pet sting rays, see dolphins, sharks, and the pets ahoy show was really great. They adopted those dogs, cats, a pig, a rat, and some birds from shelters and trained them to do neat tricks. The kids really loved the small children rides and the water park.
This place is by far one of the best aquarium out there. It is so much fun. There is so much things that you can do. One of my reccomendation is definitely go to the dolphin tour it was the best experience I have ever had. Also the shows were pretty good to. The downside I have for this is that is really expensive but I like it so much I still give it 5 Stars.
Such a fun and great place, I think everyone should go at least once in their life.
good food, great rides....love the water life. and I love being able to touch the sting rays. great fun for the whole family and everyone of all ages.
So worth the money and the memories!
Our whole family loves SeaWorld! They have a lot more rides than I ever would have expected. There is a huge area for small kids with a 3 or 4 story tall climbing course with ropes, slides, and tunnels. There are quite a few rides that are great for children as young as one year old. There are also some bigger rides for the grown ups. There is an Eat All Day wristband that you can buy that will get you unlimited food and drinks at selected restaurants throughout the park. I would definitely recommend purchasing the wristband as soon as you enter the park. It paid for itself just in the amount we would have spent on drinks throughout the day.
We were so excited about seeing all of the Christmas decorations and shows at SeaWorld this year that we decided to visit as soon as the decorations were up! Which was actually a great plan because there were no crowds.
We, myself, husband and 2 boys ages 7 and 4, visited the following "Christmassy" rides:
Polar Express Experience
Great ride it was a ton of fun but of course I got a touch of motion sickness so I was ready to jump off as soon as I could. The kids loved seeing Santa Clause and his huge bag of gifts once the ride was over as well as the "snow" that surrounded part of the Santa/Beluga Whale exhibit. Oh, and the highlight of the experience,for my boys, was watching the Walruses fight at the Walrus exhibit.
Shamu Christmas Miracles
Loved this! Watching the Whales was great but the live, soulful Christmas music that was part of the show was fantastic!
Clyde and Seamore's Countdown to Christmas
We(my husband) decided to buy cotton candy prior to the show starting and it was yummy! I got on to him because I thought the kids would be jumping out of their seats during the show but they weren't. The show was very entertaining and the kids loved it. You never know what the animals will do during this performance and neither do the actors but the actors do a great job of ad-libbing in a way that keeps the audience laughing and on the edge of their seats
Winter Wonderland on Ice and Sea of Trees
Fabulous! I thought my boys would be bored with Winter Wonderland on Ice because it was ice skating but they weren't. They really enjoyed it. I don't know if it was because of the ice skating or because they were able to see the ice skaters fall in real life either way it was an awesome performance. We sat on the first row of the balcony seats and it was a perfect view, a little chilly but great view. We could see the Sea of Trees perfectly as well as the fireworks that followed the ice skating show.
We weren't able to see A Sesame Street Christmas or O Wondrous Night but since we have the year passes we plan on going back!
Here is the link to SeaWorld if you would like to check it out: http://seaworldparks.com/seaworld-orlando/Christmas/Shows-and-Attractions/Sea-of-Trees
Try to go on a day when there are not too many people. There is so much to see and do that you run out of time in the day. I saw some incredibly smart people bringing their food into the dolphin show ampitheater. They were waiting the 30 minutes for the show to start in their premium seats and wasting no time eating really good food. I will remember this next time we go. The dolphin show was the best in our opinion.
Have you ever wondered what dolphins feel like or how they learn to communicate with their trainers? My children have, so I signed us up for the Dolphins Up-Close Tour. We began by meeting our tour guide and members of the animal care team at the at the dolphin nursery. After a brief overview of dolphin life and dolphin care, we were given an opportunity to feed the dolphins…ewww! We got throw cold, wet, slimy, fish out to them. Glamorous? Hardly! Cool? Definitely!
Next we headed over to Dolphin Cove. Here we were paired off by family with an individual animal trainer and 2-3 dolphins. This was a great opportunity for curious kids like mine to get all of their questions answered. For instance we learned all whales are dolphins, but not all dolphins are whales and dolphins do in fact sleep. The kids touched the dolphins, rubbed their bellies and their backs. They learned various commands to make them clap, talk (well squeak) spin, and more.
While SeaWorld is a very educational marine life theme park with some excellent rides and exhibits, the Dolphin Tour was the highlight of our day.
Cost: Dolphin Up-Tour $50 adult | $30 kids ages 3-10 | under 3 free
DO NOT PAY FOR THE SEA LION TOUR. I would give it no stars, but that was not an option. Save your money because you will not be up-close with a sea lion like the title and the picture suggest. First, you go to Pacific Point Preserve and they tell you the difference between a sea lion and a seal; which can be read on the signs around the exhibit. Next, you go to where the “Clyde & Seamore” show takes place. You are asked to sit in the first two rows and then are quickly taken up to the tank, a group at the time to have your picture quickly taken. You are not allow to look at the sea lion (you keep your back towards him) and have to take a large step forward before you can walk back to your seats. Then you head back to Pacific Point Preserve where you are given a bucket of fish to feed them with everyone else. Just save your money and get to the show early to sit in the first two rows and spend $20 and get five trays of fish to feed the seals/sea lions at Pacific Point Preserve for the same experience.
We traveled to Florida for our first family vacation. Our son was 4 months ols so we didn't think Disney would be worth the cost but wanted to do something fun. Sea World it was! We decided to purchase a 2 day deal since we wanted the option of going back and it was so worth it! We didn't feel rushed to see everything in one day and when we got tired we left. Sea World had so many fun things to do and see! Obviously it was more for my husband and I but we had a great time. Some highlights were feeding the dolphins (which costs extra but is cool), the penguin exhibit, polar bears, and of course the various shows. Great family vacation spot!
Sea World is really great for an all day fun. There is a lot to see, especially the shows that it takes time to go through everything. You can save on the florida residents deals and last time I checked if you go one day you can get another day free but you have to check it out and see what deals are running. Overall its fun for the kids and adults. I personally like the shows! God Bless You!
There is a lot to see here, however it's all features you need to sit down (and be still) to enjoy. I found myself becoming impatient with the toddler and had to remind myself that a two-year old can't possibly sit still all day and go from show to show. I can't believe how expensive it has become!
We have been visiting SeaWorld for years. Our daughter is always captivated, especially at the Killer whale show and the dolphin show. My husband and I have grown increasingly disappointed in how entertainment focused it has become. SeaWorld used to strive to educate their guests, but that seems to have taken a back seat to the "flashiness." It is also incredibly expensive now!
Sea World is one of the best parks in Orlando. There are so many amazing animals on display. The shows are just fantastic, especially Shamu. There is a HUGE play area for the kids. Tons of things to climb on, slide down, crawl through & they can even get wet! There are some pretty scary coasters for the thrill seeks, and Journey to Atlantis is a little more mild. Delicious food & beer, and great shops complete the experience!
I think that the best thing about Sea World is Shamu.The park has attractions,but mostly sit in your seat attractions. Alway be 30 to 45 minutes early to see shamo especially of you want to be in the splash zone.This park gets hot during the summer days.So remember to bring lots of water since there is not much shade
This park is absolutely amazing! The sea lion show is hilarious. The kids loved it! The dolphin touch area was also a favorite for our family. That was an experience the kids will not soon forget. The rides are great and there's a fun play area for kids. We will go again when we're in FL again.
My family adores Sea World! The entire day can be spent interacting with something or some beautiful animal and not always in a long line. This park is an all in one zoo, rides, and playground place! We always spend the entire day and night there till they close and we have season passes. We live in Orlando, and this is our favorite park!
I went here many years ago when I was dating my husband. This was such a great show with the dolphins. Be prepared to get wet if you sit in the first couple of rows. But that will be refreshing in the hot Florida sun. The dolphins were just so cute and the trainerscare so talented. Great show.
Just want to dedicate this review to my late dad who I miss so much.
Anyway, that saying, I really like Seaworld. Seaworld was the first amusement park we went to as family when we moved to florida over 20 years ago (I was a teen). I always enjoy learning about sea creatures and Seaworld is a good place for that. There are many LARGE aquariums here and of course, the famous live shows. You never feel you are 'rushed' here unlike Disneyworld wherein you have the strong urge to see everything quickly before the day ends. Nope, not here! Shows are scheduled every few hours and the park isn't grossly massive and crowded as EPCOT is. I feel everyone will enjoy intimate family time here so much more than Disney.
My dad loved Shamu splashing water on two meddlesome kids who were teasing Shamu through his clear glass aquarium. This occured while there was no show yet. It was pretty funny to watch cause the kids never stopped until they were soaked. A+++ for all ages for sure.
One of my fondest memories are here in Seaworld Orlando. :,,,)
Sea World is a great place to go while you are in Florida, however, like any other park it is quite expensive. It's a great park for younger children that don't like the rides since there aren't many of them there. The dolphin shows are always awesome! Pick a week-day so it's not so busy!
Sea World is a great place to take kids of any age. The little ones will delight at seeing all the fish and the older ones will love the roller coasters. It's a win-win situation for any family. The shows are amazing, funny and watery (the splash zones are clearly marked). There is a dedicated area for kids at Shamu's Happy Harbor with height appropriate rides (including a small rollar coaster!). They can even feed animals at Sea World. Tons of stuff to do for everyone here. You will not be disappointed in visiting this spot!