Sea World Orlando
SeaWorld Orlando is a popular theme park to visit. It is set in 200 acres of beautiful gardens and exhibits. There are lakes with flamingos and other wildlife species. It can be a more leisurely introduction to the fast and hectic pace that is associated with theme parks in Florida. Many people choose seaworld as there first venue on the day after arriving in Florida. There is much to see and do here. The favourite for many are the famous dolphin and killer whale shows. The food in both Busch Gardens and Seaworld tends to be better than average as far as theme park food goes. There also tends to be a more healthier choice should you want it.
Sea World has come under attack by the TV film "Blackfish" and has seen the attendance drop because of it but the re are still a lot of people that believe Sea World does a lot of good with it's conservation work.
Since the Death of the female trainer Dawn Brancheau back in 2010, trainers no longer enter the pool with the Whales. This is a directive from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
SeaWorld Orlando has 13 rides, 5 of which are Rollercoasters.
- Kraken is a steel roller coaster located at SeaWorld Orlando in Orlando, Florida. Its name is taken from the Kraken, a mythological sea creature. It was the first floorless coaster in Florida. It has three tunnels, including one in Kraken's lair. Elements within this coaster include a loop, dive loop, zero-G roll, cobra roll, a second loop, and a corkscrew.
Journey to Atlantis: begins as the boat is propelled via friction drives into a water flume meant to resemble an underwater canal. A siren beckons the boat closer until the mythical realm of Atlantis comes into view. The boat enters the city and all appears well, but soon the siren's true form is revealed, and the boat is carried up and out of the temple on a roller coaster chain lift hill. After a left-hand U-turn the boat starts up a second lift hill, entering a dry flume at the top of the hill that carries the boat to the large splash-down drop. The attraction's on-ride camera captures the boat's photograph as it slides down to the water below.
The boat makes a right-hand U-turn leading to a short drop and a final lift hill that leads back into the temple for one final encounter with the siren. At the top of this lift hill, the boat is now on a roller-coaster-type track. The boat escapes from the siren into the darkness, down a spiraling drop to the left before swooping up and landing in a final splash-down pool. The boat makes one final U-turn to the right before returning to the station.
Wild Arctic: Guests have the option to ride on a non motion "gyrostabilized" helicopter, completely bypassing the motion simulation. The same video that is played in the motion ride is played in the non motion theater, but watching is optional as guests can walk through the room at any time.
Following the ride, guests enter Base Station Wild Arctic, which consists of a re-created Arctic Research Station built around two sailing ships which are trapped in the ice. Numerous animals can be seen on exhibit at the base, including beluga whales, polar bears, walruses, and harbor seals. There are also multiple interactive cameras and activities scattered throughout the station. At the end of the attraction, guests exit through a long series of ramps.
- Manta: is a steel, flying roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando. The attraction allows guests to encounter numerous species of ray before boarding a manta ray-shaped train that takes them on a 3,359-foot-long roller coaster ride above the park, reaching top speeds of 56 miles per hour. Manta restrains riders in the prone position and features four inversions. The well-received attraction officially opened to the public on May 22, 2009. Their slogan is "Dive deep, fly high".
- Mako: is an upcoming steel hypercoaster to be constructed. Touted as the tallest, longest and fastest roller coaster in the Orlando theme-park market, Mako is scheduled to open in the summer of 2016.
- Turtle Trek: Guests will first visit two naturalistic habitats, one filled with manatees and several species of freshwater fish, the other home to more than 1,500 saltwater fis and over a dozen sea turtles. Many of the manatees and sea turtles were rescued by the park’s animal team or were born at SeaWorld.
- Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin is a theme area at SeaWorld Orlando headlined by a first-of-its-kind motion-based, trackless dark ride. The attraction opened on May 24, 2013 as the largest attraction at any SeaWorld Entertainment theme park. The area was generally well received by critics and the public at its opening.
- Sky Tower: 400-foot tall rotating Gyro tower.
- A selection of other types of ride such as "Swishy Fishes", "Sea Carousel","Ocean Commotion","Shamu Express","Jazzy Jellies"and "The Flying Fiddler"
- The Shamu Stadium: This is home to the park's 7 killer whales. At the moment the park's current production is "One Ocean", which is joined by the seasonal Shamu's Celebration: Light Up The Night and Shamu Christmas Miracles night shows.
- The Whale and Dolphin Stadium:Blue Horizons is the newest dolphin show at SeaWorld Orlando. It combines acrobatics, dolphins and birds into a thrilling show. Four rescued pilot whales are also housed here and can be seen occasionally during the preshow (about 15-20 mins before the show) for Blue Horizons.
- The Sea Lion & Otter Show: Hosts "Clyde and Seamore," a pair of California sea lions in the comical presentation Clyde and Seamore's Sea Lion High. Otters and a Pacific walrus also partake in the show. This production is joined by the seasonal show Sea Lions Tonight which is a comedic production that pokes fun at other attractions at the park. The venue formally presented Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island. One of the highlights of the show is the mime artists that entertain whilst waiting for the show.
- The Nautilus Theatre: An acrobatic show similar in style and presentation to the works of Cirque du Soleil.
- Bayside Stadium: Formerly hosted water skiing shows on the park's central lagoon. Today, the stage is used for SeaWorld's numerous music concert series and other special events as well as the official viewing area for the seasonal Reflections firework show.
- Seaport Theatre: Features dogs, cats, and other animals that have been rescued from local animal shelters in Pets Ahoy!. This venue is also home to Abby's Treasure Hunt.
- Seafire Inn: Is both a restaurant and a theatre in the style of a dinner theatre. This venue was home to the Makahiki Luau until its closure in 2010..
- Reflections: A seasonal firework show on the park's central lagoon featuring fireworks, dancing fountains, and mist screens synchronized and inspired by the musical soundtracks of the park's shows and attractions. The show was formerly called Mistify. During the Holidays, there is a Holiday Reflections.