Sea World in Orlando is one of the most popular theme parks in the United States. The park first opened in December, 1973 and welcomes millions of visitors every year. It is home to a huge variety of sea creatures from all corners of the globe. In addition to the beautiful creatures that you can see, the park has thrill rides and live shows.
There are several animal areas housing different creatures. One of the coolest areas is the Shark Encounter where you can walk through an underwater tunnel surrounded by sharks, barracuda, sting rays, and various types of fish. You can also eat in the Underwater Grill with floor to ceiling views of the sharks looming over you.
Empire of the Penguin
This is the most recent addition to Orlando’s Sea World and what a grand addition it is. In fact, it is the largest of any Sea World attractions. This attraction is both a ride and penguin encounter. Visitors will be virtually transported to Antarctica where you’ll experience what life is like their from point of view. At the end of the ride, visitors enter an open air penguin habitat, which is kept a comfortable 30F, for the penguins anyway. There is very little separating you from the penguins, giving you a rare chance to see and hear these amazing creatures. The exhibit uses thousands of pounds of snow everyday for the penguins.
Dolphin Cove is a fantastic interactive attraction that the whole family will love. Viewing points are located both underwater and above it, giving you a fantastic opportunity to see the resident bottlenose dolphins swimming and playing. If you time your visit right, you’ll be able to sign up to help feed the dolphins who are more than happy to come say hello. The Dolphin Nursery section is always one of the most popular areas. Here you can see newborn dolphins frolicking with their moms.
This aquarium is home to hundreds of manta rays and 3,000 different marine creatures, ranging from seahorses, to fish, and even a giant Pacific octopus. The animals living here eat as much as 300 pounds of food a day!
Shamu Underwater Viewing
Get nose to nose with majestic and beautiful orcas who are always curious about their visitors. Seeing these creatures is always a highlight for any trip to Sea World, where you see just how big they really are.
Arcade and Games
Sea World has its very own mini old-fashioned amusement park. Here you’ll find marine themed games that even adults will get nostalgic about, including Skee-Ball, squirt gun races, pinball, and much more.
Turtle Trek is an interactive fun and educational attraction the is dedicated to teaching people about the current risks sea turtles are facing in the wild. You will learn how sea turtles lay their eggs and how babies face a perilous road to adulthood. You will also learn how you can help save these amazing creatures.