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“Still a great park”
Review of SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando
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Ranked #10 of 425 things to do in Orlando
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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 young children, Activities for older children
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Still a great park”
Reviewed July 28, 2011

I was surprised to see that people were disappointed with this park. My son and I go here for a great day that is far less hectic than the Disney and Universal parks. There is a good variety of things available to appeal to many people. The shows are terrific. By the way, the Clyde & Seamore night show is completely different than the daytime show. It is a very funny parody of all the daytime shows, and I highly recommend going to both the daytime and night-time shows. There is a great kids play area with a splash park. My kids have long since outgrown this section, but it still looks quite fun for those of appropriate age. For those who like thrill rides, they have those, too. I really like that there are so many great shows. It gives us a chance so slow our roll a bit while still enjoying great entertainment.

In addition to being such an enjoyable park, it is also far more affordable than the Disney or Universal parks. The entrance fee is not only cheaper, but you can get a return day for free. The food is better and also cheaper than the other parks. You can also get a souvenir cup for $7 with 95 cent refills. We usually just bring a bottle of water and single bottle drink mixes, though. We refill the bottles at the water fountains (can be found by all the restrooms). The park doesn't have any problem with this. They also allow snacks to be brought in.

A few areas sell food for the animals for what I consider to be a bit expensive, but the animals are enjoyable to watch anyway. You can also touch the rays in the stingray area. They also have several sinks at each area that does this. There has always been plenty of soap and hand sanitizer at these stations. For those that can afford it, there are a lot of animal interaction programs as well.

My son and I have also been to this park in the winter. It was a bit different, and just as enjoyable. One thing of note is that the Wild Arctic ride (a movie simulation ride) is transformed into the Polar Express. Not only do they change the film, but the whole walkway is transformed. Even the room where the ride takes place is changed to look like the inside of the railroad car. It is very cute.

Visited July 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Really cool on a hot day!”
Reviewed July 28, 2011

Being in Orlando in the summer and visiting several parks, Seaworld impressed me! The heat was tough for this northerner- yet lines for rides are air conditioned! Sprinklers and water fountains are easy to find. Stores are downright cold!
The animals, shows, rides and customer service are all just fine. But this park keeps the guest's comfort in mind- very appreciated in July!

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Mulberry, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Time!!”
Reviewed July 28, 2011

Sea World is the best theme park to visit...It is a hands on type of place..
Plenty of fun things to see and do.

Visited June 2011
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4 reviews
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

This park is very good with 4 very good rides and lots more of things I would tell people to go here.

Visited July 2011
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Milford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Much better than Disney”
Reviewed July 28, 2011

This is my favorite park out of all the Disney parks even. Sea World has great shows, although we miss seeing the trainers in the tank with the whales, but we understand they don't swim with them for their safety. But they revamped the show and it is great. The night Shamu show is awesome! The music is terrific. We also got the all day dining and it's well worth the initial price, especially just for waters. We didn't do any rides because we don't like the big coasters. But we enjoy everything else at Sea World. We went to Disneyworld the day before and what a bust that was. Needs much updating and new rides/shows. I'd go back to Sea World any day.....love it love it....

Visited June 2011
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