SeaWorld Orlando opened December 15, 1973 and today is America's 10th most-visited theme park, but ranking first behind the Disney and Universal parks. In recent years, the park has added seasonal food and music festivals as it looks to boost repeat attendance from locals.
Looking for discount tickets? SeaWorld Orlando tickets
Our recommendations below come from our annual survey of Theme Park Insider newsletter subscribers. Locations with star ratings ★ ranked especially highly among our readers. Subscribe here to our free weekly email of theme park news to participate in the next ranking survey.
SeaWorld's new coaster for 2022 is Ice Breaker, a Premier Rides Sky Rocket that reaches 93 feet and 52 mph on 1,900 feet of track. Height requirement: 54 inches
› Read Russell Meyer's review of Ice Breaker
The top recommended non-coaster ride at SeaWorld Orlando is Infinity Falls, an Intamin river rapids ride with an elevator lift and 40-foot drop.
SeaWorld's children's area is Sesame Street, which offers a collection of kiddie rides including Super Grover's Box Car Derby, a Zierer Force children's coaster.
Other notable attractions include SeaWorld's Sky Tower and the Antarctica - Empire of the Penguin dark ride and exhibit.
Other attractions include the Orca Encounter, Dolphin Adventures, and Sea Lion & Otter Spotlight presentations and the Dolphin Cove, Pacific Point Preserve (sea lions), Shark Encounter, Turtle Trek 360, Wild Arctic, Stingray Lagoon, and the Manatee Rehabilitation Area animal habitats.
SeaWorld Orlando is located off Interstate 4, just south of the 528 Beachline Expressway - in between the Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando resorts.