EDIT - I went to SeaWorld and had a great time! I learned A LOT about how this place operates & navigates. There were some great things & some frustrations…
If you want to see my one day Trip Report I’m starting it a bit further down. It’s full of tips and things you should know before you go! I sure wish I had known a bunch of this!!
You can scroll down our click here…
It finally dawned on me that I will be going to SeaWorld for the very first time in exactly 3 weeks!
What are your best tips???
Don’t worry!! I will be at the entry about 30 - 45 minutes before RD. I have a ticket purchased from Orlando Informer… My ticket does include all day dining, but I am not looking to stuff myself here. It was included in the discounted ticket offer. ($79)
I know the queue should be short since it’s midweek in February. However, I am thinking about just paying the $20 for their Express Pass. Probably only going once in my life and $20 seems like a bargain even if I only save a minor amount of time.
The dolphin encounter is $30. That seems very reasonable as well.
I don’t know if it’s normal or if there was just a delayed opening when we went, but the whole area across the lagoon with Icebreaker didn’t open for the first hour. Icebreaker is also insanely head-rattly for a brand new coaster
Visit the penguins BEFORE any water rides. It’s cold in that enclosure and you don’t want to be in there with damp clothes
Journey to Atlantis was our family’s collective favourite ride. It’s a great mix of theming and thrill (albeit not as thrilling as Mako/Manta etc). We loved them all though.
My advice is to try to go to all the shows as early in the day as possible and with as little time in between as possible. You lose a lot of time trying to squeeze a ride in between the shows. Time it to arrive about 30 minutes before with a snack in hand.
My favorite ride at Sea World Orlando was Manta. I rode it like 10 times. Atlantis is also fun. I haven’t been recently so I don’t know about the newer rides. I avoid the raft ride cause it gets you legit soaked, like Bluto’s at IoA.
Yeah… I have no interest in there rapid / raft ride. I am looking forward to Atlantis! I don’t think you get too wet…
I only want to see the Dolphins, Orcas, Sharks and aquariums. My local zoo has an amazing exhibits, rescues and shows with seals, sting rays, turtles, penguins. I really am lucky to have it locally. I haven’t renewed my zoo AP since COVID. I really need to do it!
I know it’s silly, but I am hoping to meet Sesame Street Characters. I can never find any info about their times. Can anyone assist? I heard they stop doing it by mid-day, so if I need to schedule around them let me know! Thanks!