SeaWorld
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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®.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • BrendaH40
    Alvin, Texas568 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Manatees
    Loved it. We saw the Manatees which is why we came. Saw the shows and enjoyed the park. The only wait was the penquin and it was long but it was fun. We went thru to see the beluga whales 3 times. We had a lot of fun.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 28, 2023
  • CKtravelers
    Langley City, Canada4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Much better than expected.
    Before our day at SeaWorld, we had done our research and read some of the reviews on here finding out that the park seemed very run down. Reading about closed rides, unhappy employees, and construction everywhere. But our day at the park proved our previous ideas of the park wrong. The roller coasters were all open and available workers were doing their jobs properly and the park was great. We will have memories that will last us a lifetime. We do recommend you arrive at opening for short ride lines.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 30, 2023
  • Gracie
    Manchester, United Kingdom17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love SeaWorld!!
    Absolute favourite theme park we visit in Orlando! It has so many variations to choose from, every ride is amazing. Mako is by far our favourite as a family, and has one of the shortest queues. The orca, dolphin and sea lion shows are always amazing! The queues weren’t too long for the rides, except for Infinity falls and journey to atlantis, which is reasonable as it is a very warm country, and they are great rides. I’m not sure what has happened with Journey To Atlantis, the speakers are broken, as they used to play music and talk as you pass them, been like that for a while - but still a good ride. The dipping dots are very nice, but a bit expensive for the item, about $9 per pot. The Expedition Cafe food was extremely nice, would recommend. The I-Trolley bus station outside of the park could do with a bigger shelter/cover, as it got very hot waiting for the bus. Free wifi is accessible throughout the park, but could possibly extend into the car park for people who are ordering uber’s and waiting for the bus. Definitely visiting again on our next trip!!
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written June 5, 2023
  • Amy G
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best theme park in Orlando. Hands down!!
    By far the best theme park in orlando!!! I don't know how anyone couldn't love this. My Family of 5 (3 teens) all picked this park as the best of the week. It was beautiful and the animals were breathtaking. I loved it so much. We previously did disney for 3 days and seaworld wins hands down. No comparison. The orca show is stunning. The dolphins were beautiful too. I cant say enough about this park. My teen boys rode every coaster and loved them all. No complaints. Food was better then disney by far. I'm ready for our next trip!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 9, 2023
  • Mike O
    Pasco, Washington19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The roller coasters were a blast!
    We had visited another theme park and decided to visit SeaWorld for the roller coasters. I think we rode every coaster at least twice with the exception of the Manta - we rode it four times. I have to admit, we've been to SeaWorld in the past so we didn't see many of the animal exhibits but we still had a blast. Unfortunately, the pipeline was still being tested so we didn't make that one (maybe next time). As a side note, we paid the extra money for the front of the line pass since we were there mainly for the roller coasters and I'm old so less standing in lines.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 21, 2023
  • Amy E
    Terre Haute, Indiana24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great family fun
    Very clean and very friendly staff. Very hot day and thank goodness for staff spritzing everyone with water. I loved the sea Lion and otter show. I wish there were more shows as I do not ride the rides except for the Atlantis. My brother in laws rode the coasters and loved them!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 28, 2023
  • A Hill
    Florence, Alabama11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun but once and done park
    My family, friends, and I very much enjoyed SeaWorld. We bought VIP parking because we thought it would be easier with younger kids by days end. However, if you arrive at opening you can park right next to VIP. The park was clean and the staff was friendly. The dolphin show was great and the team seemed to really care for the animals. The rides were okay, several were shut down so that was a bummer. Wasn’t impressed with the concessions and overpriced. The whale show was a let down. It wasn’t exciting and wasn’t much to it. The best ride was the raft water slide but the line was extreme! Overall fun but probably a one and done trip.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Wendy S
    Manchester, United Kingdom372 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A surprise 18th birthday treat!
    We haven't been to SeaWorld Orlando for 10 years. It's a lovely park and so much to do. My 18 year old son is marine/fish mad, just finished his college course and works in a pet shop here in the UK, he was in his element. A million photos later we'd get through to the end. All the shows were amazing aa usual and they changed every time we went to one. The dolphins and orcas were so inspiring, and the trainers showed just how much they love their animals. The water was free in the Coke machines, which was definitely needed in the heat. We visited the light and fireworks in the evening and it was such a lovely display. The Sesame Street parade was great and brought lots of memories back from my childhood. The rides were hit and miss as they kept closing them for an hour or so.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 3, 2023
  • LoveToTravel
    Chandler, Arizona383 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Things have changed over the years ... still great to see sealife up close though.
    I have been to Sea World several times with 10 year spans in between. Each time there is something new. I do miss the shows where there weren't so many sales pitches. I know it helps the park with things but still too much. I thought the meal plan would be a great deal and it would have had the food been better. Most food bland and seeing there outrageous prices posted seems horrible. A bummer food places wait to open at 11 am too but I see why so you can limit the 90 minute window throughout the day. Also since all dining closed before 8 that stinks too for an evening meal. Nice to see the sealife up close, especially if you go on a slower day. Seals & otter is a cute show and Sesame Street parade was really fun!!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 5, 2023
  • tampa1
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day with grand kids!
    Seaworld was a great day with our grandkids ages 11,9,6. The animal presentations were amazing and taught the kids about how seaworld rescues and rehabilitates the animals and the things they can do to help. Plenty to see and do for all ages. The staff was informative the killer whale and dolphin shows were the best! Would definitely visit again.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 11, 2023
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Jeff456789
Bristol, UK156 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This has the potential to be great but is let down in so many areas. Firstly Mako is a fantastic roller coaster and is giving this a star on its own. The management of dispatch of coasters though is terrible and painfully slow. Joined a 15 minute manta queue which took 40 they were only dispatching on one side and running two trains. Multiple times it took 5 minutes to dispatch a single train staff didn't seem bothered.. Other rides just as bad Kraken running one train and would take 3 minutes to dispatch it so roughly 5 minutes per train. Lots of rides had no staff to organise riders so lots of empty seats and no care to fill them. I asked if we could fill empty seats and the staff member just waved his hand at me rather than speak. Foods awful with long lines. It's just so poorly organised compared to Disney / Universal. Don't think we will return. Both busch and SeaWorld have disappointed me hoping discovery Cove is better.
Written April 17, 2024
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Shauna M
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We love going to Seaworld. The staff were all really friendly. The animals were amazing. The rides had short lines and were all really fun. We were able to bring in a bag with snacks and bottles of water both days without any issue. Anyone under 3 is free.

We got the all day dine. You can eat every 90 minutes. There really wasn’t anything open for breakfast like we had thought, so eat before you come. Most of the food places included in all day dine don’t open until 10:30-11am.

The voyagers smokehouse was by far the best place to eat on all day dine. The chicken is amazing, ribs were hit or miss depending on the day, brisket was good. The Altitude Burger restaurant was great, I recommend the Altitude Burger.

The only issue I had is that the staff treated water like gold. With the all day dine, you get a large fountain drink (pop, lemonade, apple juice). If you ask for water you get this tiny cup of it, and they didn’t like giving it to you. Strong push to buy bottles of water. You can bring your own bottle of water and can fill it at a fountain if you want for free.

Special shout out to Bebe at the Voyagers Smokehouse, who went out of her way to inform us about what was included in our deal- and battled the long line for us to get us some dessert we would have otherwise missed out on! You made our day.
Written April 15, 2024
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David S
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Bar codes not opening on e-mail, joined 100s in the Guest No Service queue. Nine desks, 3 serving. No Management taking charge to resolve the situation. Reviews do say Seaworld gone downhill, first go they have to show otherwise, FAIL.
Written April 14, 2024
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Nick T
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
If you love animals, it’s hard not to have a great time at SeaWorld. We loved the animal shows, amazing and also funny. Beware if you sit in the lower splash zones :) Our kids also enjoyed some of the smaller Sesame rides. Note, the layout of the park leads to a lot of walking. Altogether we had a great time and would recommend visiting.
Written April 13, 2024
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The C
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Went to guest services on arrival to get help with a das pass. Over 60 minutes in the queue. Das needed for anxiety in long queues…. This is a proclaimed das park. Das queue should be in a different line from animal interactions and fast pass queuing. Park was good
Written April 13, 2024
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Kgoughuk
Hong Kong, China273 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A fantastic day out
A breath of fresh air compared with Disney, we had a great day out with Young children none of those crazy lines, our grand children had an amazing time.

The food is excellent, lots of rides with short lines a must for anyone in the Orlando area
Written April 12, 2024
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sarahward919
leeds18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Loved it here. Good drinks and souvenirs over priced so would recommend the all day dine. You can hand feed a stingray for $8 which was fun. The shows were great and plenty to see and do. Highlight was picking a clam and getting the pearl from the divers and having it made into jewelry.
Written April 11, 2024
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Jess
Wales, UK176 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The rides are amazing here. I've waited to ride Mako for years and it did not disappoint!! Wait times were okay in the morning but by the afternoon the park was horrendously busy, 90 minute waits on some rides (ice breaker was worth it though!) however due to the crowds at the park they did run out of some foods, which was inconvenient. One of my favourite activities is feeding the stingrays but unfortunately it was so busy that I could hardly access the ray pool and they appeared to have been overfed by other guests and were uninterested in my $25 shrimp! The shows were fabulous as always. We had a great day and will return. It's worth noting that this place is now completely cashless. Not a problem but always good to know before you go!
Written April 8, 2024
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moleadventures
London, UK236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Lovely park that doesn’t match up to the bad reviews here recently. Great family day out.

Context:
We bought a 14 day pass from the UK that included our all inclusive Discovery Cove day and Busch Gardens etc. We hoped to use across the parks for, say, 4 days. This gives us free parking and it cost around $800 for two adults and two children. We were worried after seeing some of the reviews here especially as I have fond memories of visiting SeaWorld as a young child myself! We have been to Florida a good few times but this was our first visit to SeaWorld since the 1980s!! We travelled in the UK Easter school holidays but, perhaps significantly, after Spring Break in the US.

Access / parking:
Super easy. We parked and entered the turnstiles within ten minutes. Our tickets worked fine.

Staff:
Much fewer staff than other parks. Some smiled and chatted and others, as noted in other reviews, were surly and looked like they didn’t want to be there. But that said they all got on with their jobs!

Cleanliness:
Spotless restrooms and facilities throughout.

Food & drink:
We went for the refill cup option which seemed okay and more eco friendly. If you don’t then the prices are silly (e.g. $6.49 for one small bottle of soda!!). We paid for two bottles and all day refills at $6 per bottle. The SeaWorld bottles were nice souvenirs and cost $16.99 each. We will use them throughout our time here and per refill it’s $1.99 with these (or you can get the daily unlimited one as we did this time).

Food was pretty pricy but decent for a theme park. We did not do the all day pass. Queues were fine.

Shows:
The shows were brilliant and made our day. We were reassured by the marine care assurances but certainly recognise the concern regarding large mammals in captivity. FWIW they all seemed really well cared for and the staff seemed knowledgeable and very caring too. But you have to assess this / make your peace with it yourselves! Shows weren’t too crowded but busy enough to have a good atmosphere overall.

Rides:
Loads of great rides with better queue times than other parks. We haven’t tackled them all yet!

Other:
We enjoyed a fantastic free Owl City concert as part of the Seven Seas Festival. Great vibe and throughly enjoyed by us all.

Overall this is a great family park.
Written April 7, 2024
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Lee A
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Only reason I gave 1 star the shows were ok.

If you are over 300lb you will only fit 50% of the rides.

Very expensive 21 dollar for 3 bottled drinks. Paid for the food package but staff are useless and it took 1 1/2 to get an hot dog.

I have been visiting orlando now for 18 years. Will not be coming again gone completely down hill everywhere just to crowded.
Written April 6, 2024
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