One-day SeaWorld itinerary?

Sea World Orlando: Looking for recommendations on what to see/do at SeaWorld, Orlando.

From L Spartz
Posted January 26, 2006 at 10:38 PM
We are a family of three (daughter, 7) and will be spending one day at SeaWorld/Orlando first week of Feb. Haven't done our homework ... what must-do's would you recommend, and any other rookie hints much appreciated. Thank you!

From Pete Brecht
Posted January 27, 2006 at 8:14 AM
SeaWorld is less hectic than the other parks in Florida, so you should have no problem doing the whole park in a day, especially at that time of year.

Your daughter is probably not tall enough (54" minimum) to ride Kraken, their excellent floorless coaster, but the whole family can enjoy Journey to Atlantis (water flume/coaster/darkride) and Wild Arctic (motion simulator and animal display). That's pretty much it for rides; everything else is either a show or a walkthrough animal exhibit.

Shows not to miss are Odyssea, Blue Horizons, Clyde & Seamore, and the Shamu Show. They also have some seasonal shows at different times of the year that may be worthwhile. The animal exhibits are scattered throughout the park, so do whichever ones appeal to you.

As I mentioned, you should have no problem doing pretty much everything in the park if you're so inclined. It's always a good idea to get to the park before it opens in order to beat whatever crowds do show up and to get the most out of your rather expensive day. Be sure to check the show schedules when you arrive to make sure that you time them correctly. The way they set up their schedules sometimes makes it hard to see a bunch of shows in a row, so you'll want to plan ahead. If you check their website a few days ahead of time, you can actually download the show schedule for the day you'll be there if you want to do some advance planning.

From Gareth H
Posted January 27, 2006 at 9:38 AM
Yeah, Feb is a good quiet time. No rush, no queues, and not extreme heat so you can actually enjoy being outdoors all day.

Have fun!

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