AAA Editor Notes
SeaWorld Orlando is at 7007 SeaWorld Dr., at jct. I-4 and SR 528 (Beachline Expwy.). This marine life adventure park has themed shows; up-close animal encounters; attractions; and rides, including the face-down flying coaster Manta, the floorless coaster Kraken Unleashed and the water coaster Journey to Atlantis.
At 200 feet tall and running up to 73 mph, the Mako roller coaster is reportedly the highest and fastest coaster in Orlando. Kraken Unleashed, now a virtual reality coaster, transports guests into Kraken's lair in the deep ocean.
Climb aboard your raft and prepare to get soaked while reaching peak excitement on Infinity Falls. Enjoy roaring rapids, thrilling chutes and splashing turns before plunging down the tallest drop of its kind into churning whitewater.
Shows include Dolphin Days, with dolphins, trainers and exotic birds in an educational production; Pets Ahoy, highlighting the talents of rescued four-legged friends; “Clyde & Seamore's Sea Lion High: The New Class,” featuring comical sea lions and otters, and "Orca Encounter," a presentation about orcas.
The Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin exhibit—complete with chilly temps, simulated snowstorms, imitation ice formations, a penguin-themed family ride and 250 live penguins—provides a glimpse into the fascinating lives of the tuxedoed cold-weather creatures. At the TurtleTrek exhibit, guests visit a manatee and sea turtle habitat before stepping into a huge dome theater for a 360-degree 3-D film experience.
Take a stroll down Sesame Street. In addition to rides at Sesame Steet Land, there are plenty of familiar places to go, including the famous stoop at 123, the inside of Hooper’s Store and Big Bird’s Nest. Also enjoy Sesame Street® Party Parade, featuring Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby and all the gang.
Dolphin Nursery, Stingray Lagoon and Shark Encounter. On Behind-the-Scenes Tours, guests can interact with a penguin, touch a shark and learn how animal experts care for rescued manatees and sea turtles. Several other guided tours are offered.
If you happen to get went at Infinity Falls, you’ll be able to dry off in no time at dryers for a small fee. Kennels, strollers, wheelchairs and lockers can be rented. Allow a full day.
Guided tours are available. Food is available.
$99.99; free (ages 0-2). There is an additional fee for VIP tours. Dine with Shamu reservations are required; visit Guest Relations for details.
$25; $30 (RVs, trailers, semitrucks and preferred).
Opens daily at 9; closing times vary.