SeaWorld Orlando offers free dining and front-of-line access to draw hotel visitors
Published: August 18, 2011 at 10:29 AM
- Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
- Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld
- Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at SeaWorld
- Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld
- Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
- SpringHill Suites Orlando at SeaWorld
The packages also include free transportation to SeaWorld, Aquatica, Discovery Cove and the Universal Orlando theme parks. (No free transportation to Disney, though.) SeaWorld's also offering a third night free on a two-night hotel stay, along with the free dining, for packages booked at several other partner hotels.
SeaWorld's facing the toughest market right now, among the Orlando-area theme parks. Disney's got four decades of inertia as the market leader behind it and Universal's got the momentum of Harry Potter. SeaWorld has... a rethemed Shamu show (with the trainers still out of the water) and some evening entertainment and drink festivals. Nice, but hardly enough to compete with Disney and Universal without discounting. So SeaWorld's combined the best of its competitors' hotel discounts in the hope that will draw some Orlando visitors to its parks.
As I mentioned above, Walt Disney World is continuing again this year its late summer tradition of offering free Disney Dining plans to visitors who book on-site hotel packages for the fall. You can find details about that and other deals on the Disney World special offers page.
And, as always, you can find a link to that page, as well as to other theme parks' special offers pages, on our Theme Park Insider tickets deals page.