Getting an 'Inside Look' at Animal Care at SeaWorld Orlando

November 8, 2020, 4:26 PM · Not ready to celebrate Christmas yet during this brief gap between Halloween and Thanksgiving? SeaWorld is offering a special event this month for fans who would like to get an "Inside Look" at animal care at its Orlando theme park.

A reader visited SeaWorld Orlando Inside Look this weekend and emailed me several photos. SeaWorld is, at its heart, a zoo and a rescue organization for marine mammals on the Pacific, Gulf, and Atlantic coasts. It has rescued more than 36,000 animals since its founding — many which are returned to the wild, but if they can't be brought back to health, some do remain in the parks.

The "Inside Look" event allows visitors to tour the "backstage" areas of six SeaWorld Orlando animal care facilities to see what park personnel do to care for the mammals, birds, fish and other animals it houses.

SeaWorld Orlando Inside Look

One tour looks inside the park's rescue center.

Critical care pool

And here's one of the birds that was treated there.

Rescued bird

Another tour opportunity at Antarctica allows visitors to learn more about how SeaWorld feeds and cares for its colonies of penguins.

Penguins

But the highlight for many visitors might be the look back stage at the park's orca facilities, where among other things, you might see one of the giant marine mammals getting a dental check-up.

Orca check-up

"Inside Look" continues next Friday through Sunday and is included with park admission. For discounted tickets to the park, please visit our travel partner's SeaWorld Orlando tickets page.

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Replies (3)

November 9, 2020 at 12:38 AM

I will go to this theme park tomorrow with my family and I really excited to go there. I will visit the first time in that place for. I availed 40% Off coupon in all dining tickets and from Dealcatcher.com and also got 70% off via EMUCoupon.com promo for my new clothes which is bought for go to Seaworld Orlando.

November 9, 2020 at 12:38 AM

I will go to this theme park tomorrow with my family and I really excited to go there. I will visit the first time in that place for. I availed 40% Off coupon in all dining tickets and from Dealcatcher.com and also got 70% off via EMUCoupon.com promo for my new clothes which is bought for go to Seaworld Orlando.

November 9, 2020 at 10:18 AM

We've done a number of the behind the scenes tours at Sea World, and they can be really interesting and informative. However, I think one of the coolest behind the scenes interactions we did at Sea World Orlando was not part of a paid tour. We were walking through Shark Encounter, and had just exited the tube beneath the shark tank when a team member walked up to us and asked some questions about where we were from and what we thought of the exhibit. After a few minutes of chit-chat, she escorted us behind the scenes to get a view of the tank from the top where the divers enter the habitat and gave us all kinds of information about the work that goes into caring for the animals. It was one of those "pixie dust" kind of moments that give us a view of the exhibit that we didn't even get when we did a Backstage "Predators" tour 12 years earlier (we only got to see the nursery area in that tour, which is no longer offered).

Even as someone who often goes "behind the curtain" either through media events or through paid tours, it's always fun and interesting to see the nuts and bolts of what makes theme park attractions tick (even animal habitats).

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