Sea World comprises three separate attractions: Sea World, Discovery Cove and Aquatica. More than an aquarium, Sea World offers the chance to see and touch what’s in the oceans, learn more about the planet and ride two excellent roller coasters. Sea World offers some of the best things to do in Orlando as a family: learning, having fun, and getting splashed together. Sea World revolves around scheduled shows and the rides. The Shamu show, called Believe, is the best-known and features killer whales performing for audiences in an open-air theater. Blue Horizons blends human acrobats with dolphin performers. A’lure is an indoor stage show with gymnasts and dancers. Clyde and Seamore is the long-running sea lion slapstick show. Between shows, visitors walk in a plexiglass tunnel through an aquarium filled with sharks, pet dolphins in a pool, take an indoor (and heavily air-conditioned) Trip to the Arctic and experience the rides. At 140 feet high and 58 m.p.h., Manta is the second tallest and fastest “flying” coaster in the country. Riders are suspended in harnesses face down toward the ground. The coaster soars, dives and twists through four complete inversions on 3,300 feet of track. Kraken, also floorless but with riders held upright, is slightly taller—149 feet—and faster, up to 65 mph, with inversions and a roll that produces a weightless effect. Visitors can also swim in heated pools with dolphins at Discovery Cove and enjoy water park rides at Aquatica. Sea World is open 9am—7pm, but stays open until 10pm May through August with nighttime performances, musical concerts and fireworks displays. The baseline pricing for Sea World is $79 adults and $69 for children ages 3-9. Aquatica starts at $48/$42 and Discovery Cove admission starts at $199, which includes unlimited admission to Sea World, Aquautica or Busch Gardens in Tampa during your stay.
Attractions & Landmarks, Animal Life, Educational, Sports and the Outdoors
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