SeaWorld
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Immerse yourself in wonder at SeaWorld® Orlando, where the aquatic world comes alive. Only here can you experience Orlando's new tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster, Mako, named for one of the ocean’s fastest known sharks. Then, see the world through the eyes of a penguin in the thrilling, chilling adventure of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin™, and laugh to the all-new Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High™ show. Here you can also climb aboard and ride the mighty Manta®, experience the power and grace of killer whales in the awe-inspiring Shamu® show One Ocean®, and share an epic voyage with sea turtles on the 3D 360 TurtleTrek®.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • CKtravelers
    Langley City, Canada4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Much better than expected.
    Before our day at SeaWorld, we had done our research and read some of the reviews on here finding out that the park seemed very run down. Reading about closed rides, unhappy employees, and construction everywhere. But our day at the park proved our previous ideas of the park wrong. The roller coasters were all open and available workers were doing their jobs properly and the park was great. We will have memories that will last us a lifetime. We do recommend you arrive at opening for short ride lines.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 May 2023
  • Gracie
    Manchester, United Kingdom43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love SeaWorld!!
    Absolute favourite theme park we visit in Orlando! It has so many variations to choose from, every ride is amazing. Mako is by far our favourite as a family, and has one of the shortest queues. The orca, dolphin and sea lion shows are always amazing! The queues weren’t too long for the rides, except for Infinity falls and journey to atlantis, which is reasonable as it is a very warm country, and they are great rides. I’m not sure what has happened with Journey To Atlantis, the speakers are broken, as they used to play music and talk as you pass them, been like that for a while - but still a good ride. The dipping dots are very nice, but a bit expensive for the item, about $9 per pot. The Expedition Cafe food was extremely nice, would recommend. The I-Trolley bus station outside of the park could do with a bigger shelter/cover, as it got very hot waiting for the bus. Free wifi is accessible throughout the park, but could possibly extend into the car park for people who are ordering uber’s and waiting for the bus. Definitely visiting again on our next trip!!
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 June 2023
  • Amy G
    69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best theme park in Orlando. Hands down!!
    By far the best theme park in orlando!!! I don't know how anyone couldn't love this. My Family of 5 (3 teens) all picked this park as the best of the week. It was beautiful and the animals were breathtaking. I loved it so much. We previously did disney for 3 days and seaworld wins hands down. No comparison. The orca show is stunning. The dolphins were beautiful too. I cant say enough about this park. My teen boys rode every coaster and loved them all. No complaints. Food was better then disney by far. I'm ready for our next trip!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 June 2023
  • Mike O
    Pasco, Washington18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The roller coasters were a blast!
    We had visited another theme park and decided to visit SeaWorld for the roller coasters. I think we rode every coaster at least twice with the exception of the Manta - we rode it four times. I have to admit, we've been to SeaWorld in the past so we didn't see many of the animal exhibits but we still had a blast. Unfortunately, the pipeline was still being tested so we didn't make that one (maybe next time). As a side note, we paid the extra money for the front of the line pass since we were there mainly for the roller coasters and I'm old so less standing in lines.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Amy E
    Terre Haute, Indiana23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great family fun
    Very clean and very friendly staff. Very hot day and thank goodness for staff spritzing everyone with water. I loved the sea Lion and otter show. I wish there were more shows as I do not ride the rides except for the Atlantis. My brother in laws rode the coasters and loved them!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 June 2023
  • A Hill
    Florence, Alabama23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun but once and done park
    My family, friends, and I very much enjoyed SeaWorld. We bought VIP parking because we thought it would be easier with younger kids by days end. However, if you arrive at opening you can park right next to VIP. The park was clean and the staff was friendly. The dolphin show was great and the team seemed to really care for the animals. The rides were okay, several were shut down so that was a bummer. Wasn’t impressed with the concessions and overpriced. The whale show was a let down. It wasn’t exciting and wasn’t much to it. The best ride was the raft water slide but the line was extreme! Overall fun but probably a one and done trip.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Wendy S
    Manchester, United Kingdom573 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A surprise 18th birthday treat!
    We haven't been to SeaWorld Orlando for 10 years. It's a lovely park and so much to do. My 18 year old son is marine/fish mad, just finished his college course and works in a pet shop here in the UK, he was in his element. A million photos later we'd get through to the end. All the shows were amazing aa usual and they changed every time we went to one. The dolphins and orcas were so inspiring, and the trainers showed just how much they love their animals. The water was free in the Coke machines, which was definitely needed in the heat. We visited the light and fireworks in the evening and it was such a lovely display. The Sesame Street parade was great and brought lots of memories back from my childhood. The rides were hit and miss as they kept closing them for an hour or so.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 July 2023
  • LoveToTravel
    Chandler, Arizona438 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Things have changed over the years ... still great to see sealife up close though.
    I have been to Sea World several times with 10 year spans in between. Each time there is something new. I do miss the shows where there weren't so many sales pitches. I know it helps the park with things but still too much. I thought the meal plan would be a great deal and it would have had the food been better. Most food bland and seeing there outrageous prices posted seems horrible. A bummer food places wait to open at 11 am too but I see why so you can limit the 90 minute window throughout the day. Also since all dining closed before 8 that stinks too for an evening meal. Nice to see the sealife up close, especially if you go on a slower day. Seals & otter is a cute show and Sesame Street parade was really fun!!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 July 2023
  • tampa1
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day with grand kids!
    Seaworld was a great day with our grandkids ages 11,9,6. The animal presentations were amazing and taught the kids about how seaworld rescues and rehabilitates the animals and the things they can do to help. Plenty to see and do for all ages. The staff was informative the killer whale and dolphin shows were the best! Would definitely visit again.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Carly Penney
    Colchester, United Kingdom448 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We love it
    Say what you will about Seaworld but we personally love it! Id rather pay and support them in learning more and rehabilitating animals than slate them over a film based on lies. Our 3rd visit and loved it! It was very quiet too which was nice. Unusual it wasnt open until 10am, we git there at 9:15am and wasnt open lol must be a time of year thing, we normally go june/july. Was a very hot day, i got burnt as i find there isnt many places to hide from the sun here. All the shows were great, did the pet show for the first time and loved it! Food is always lovely, had a panini from the panini cafe. Animals are well cared for and appear more than content. First time visiting the manatee rescue area, very informative and interesting! We always say its one of our favourite days, prefer it over hollywood studios park for example! Also sells my favourite dippin' dots! Do go, its not what its made out to be!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 July 2023
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Inspire27052390624
Colorado Springs, CO3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
If you want to spend your whole day on two food lines and skip the attractions, purchase a food ticket. The Waterway grill was chaos, with garbage falling out of the garbage cans, piled high on the floor.
Written 22 May 2024
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Mark J
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Disaster. 90 minute waits for food. Day pass for meals is unusable. Horrible app with wildly unreliable wait times. Worst theme park experience in Orlando.
Written 22 May 2024
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Dwqman
Fredericksburg, VA87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We love this park. I love to see the relationship between animal and trainer. I love to hear how so many sea critters are saved or given medical treatment. They do a good job explaining how we are all connected and how our oceans need our help to be safe and clean. The animals look very healthy with extremely clean environments. Also, my kids love the Rollercoasters. SeaWorld doesn't get a lot of credit for their coasters but the Manta is awesome.
Written 21 May 2024
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Alex Q
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The long waits and technical difficulties at the entrance were remedied by tour guide Shannon! Her Rescue Center tour center was engaging. And she was always optimistic and considerate, making sure we were under the shade! Massive gratitude to her and the Rescue Center for taking care of these beloved animals!

Besides that, the Dolphin and Sea Lion performances were so fun to watch. I highly recommend coming here for the Rescue Center and animal performances!
Written 21 May 2024
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franco r
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Sea world has become a roller coaster theme park , staff are not friendly , food is expensive 2x coffee and 2x plain croissant $33.50 , 5 % surcharge added to our bill and no one could explain why ,
We had a dining plan what a joke , food was as bland as the service it took 35 minutes to get served,quite clearly not enough staff on and this was the theme we felt throughout the park .
Very dissatisfied and disappointed
We will never waste our money again
Written 20 May 2024
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must65gt
Daytona Beach, FL10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We visited Sea World for the Seafood festival. After one day in the park you will probably have seen most of what they offer and wont have a reason to return, so avoid the annual pass. It the park were better maintained I would probably enjoy it much more and would return just for having a place to relax. .Much of the food offered I found to be delicious and made the day enjoyable. However when you look into the water in most of the areas, they don't even bother to remove the mold floating around the edges, growing on the underwater pipes and even in the water flume rides. Paint throughout the park is faded and many of the attractions, rotting wood, cracked decking and one cant help but feel, even some paint would help. Many of the ares are in serious need of renovations. We found quite a few broken or out of order areas, the water in the underwater viewing areas were either cloudy or the glass was dirty, in any event someone needs to be paying attention and start refurbishing the park back to its original condition. We are no longer Disney fans however, though most of the Disney parks are over 50 years old, EVERYTHING is maintained in pristine condition for the guest. The Sea World park in Orlando is slowly deteriorating and it seems the management isn't interested in making it the great park it used to be.
Written 20 May 2024
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Josh Navarro
Orlando, FL8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
We had an unforgettable day at Seaworld, starting with an amazing dolphin show and exploring vibrant aquariums filled with marine life. 🐬🦈 We ended the day with thrilling rides, close encounters with penguins and sea lions! 🐧🦭✨ more on my TikTok: @realjoshtv or IG: @josh__tv
Written 19 May 2024
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Alisha M
Spring Hill, TN31 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We love going to seaworld to see the animals. We love the cleanliness and theming of the park.

Having said that, there are many ways the park has declined in our past few visits .

The last two times we have been there, they have closed down animal exhibits an hour before the park closed. Last time we were there it was the dolphin underwater viewing, this time it was the underwater dolphin viewing, manatee, underwater orca and turtle exhibit. We planned on doing those last, so we missed being able to do them at all since they do not advertise closing those exhibits early. I’ve selected the day that we went based on the hours they were open. If they close exhibits earlier than the communicated time, they should let people know that in advance for planning purposes.

The underwater orca viewing was not open for more than half of the day. This was disappointing because they are the main attractions. When we asked the worker stationed there, they gave us one word answers that were less than helpful.

We didn’t ride many rides, but the rides that we did were not organized. One I counted 17 open seats on. Having better organization would save your customer time waiting in line, by utilizing all open ride seats.

The Sesame Street parade was delayed due to weather. They announced the delay, but never announced that they decided to cancel it, leaving many parents waiting around for the parade to start, wasting time that could better be used elsewhere.

Food and souvenirs are pretty high for the average family.
Written 19 May 2024
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Denise K
Cincinnati, OH437 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
We visited on a Friday. There was rain in the morning. So we didn’t arrive until the afternoon. We watched the dolphin show. We liked it a lot. It was very educational and entertaining. We also rode all of the roller coasters. They were fun with the best being Manta. Pipeline would be a good second because of its uniqueness.
There were lots of school groups running wild. In the lines they would make announcements that no cutting was allowed and violators would be removed. This definitely did not seem to be the case. We watched large groups of 6 or more continuously cut through the lines. On one ride, two girls cut in front of four of us while waiting to board Manta. I brought it to the attention of the attendant who was standing right there. They did nothing. Overall I’m glad I went. The aquariums were interesting and educational. The rides were good just not great. The customer service stinks.
Written 19 May 2024
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KMW-FL
Port Saint Lucie, FL645 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The VIP Parking is great (we paid $63) . We scored a spot 3 spaces from main gate. That was one of the best things about the day. We did see the Orca show, the Dolphin show and the Sea Lions & Otters show. Did a walk through the Shark encounter area, saw the dolphin nursery, sting rays, and some sharks outside the encounter area. The all-day dining is probably worth the price, but not totally what it's cracked up to be. The prices were pretty expensive in the restaurants that accepted the 'all day' so for about $50 a person to be able to eat every 90 minutes seemed a good deal. Just be aware that NO bottled water (4.99 at most places) is included in the 'all day' even though it's on the menus of the restaurants. (read fine print for sure) The lines were long for food and the ones we tried to get into were 'get in line, order, and maybe find a place to sit....somewhere. That was the worse thing about the day. Again, read the fine print on all purchases.
Written 18 May 2024
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