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SeaWorld Orlando - Review

SeaWorld Orlando

Park Info
Location: Orlando, Florida, United States
Website: http://www.seaworld.com/orlando
Status: Operating
Opened: 1973
Attractions: 22
Member Ratings
Park: 8.0/10 (232 votes)
Coasters: 8.0/10 (593 votes)
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    SeaWorld Orlando - Review

    Review by: Webmaster | Last update: 11-Dec-2004 | Based on 3 visits between 05/89-03/04

    Sea World has been famous for great marine life shows and exhibitions for decades. However, in 2000 Sea World earned itself a spot on the map for coaster fans with the addition of Kraken, one of Florida's tallest and fastest coasters.

    There are always lots of happy faces at Sea World, and meeting Shamu could result in lifelong happy memories for some fortunate little kiddie drawn out of a crowd filled stadium. Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky, but millions of visitors every year enjoy themselves watching some of the best shows of their kind.

    It was all great fun when I was a child, but in my opinion once you've seen one Dolphin show, you've seen them all! Also, Shamu doesn't seem to make as big of a splash as he/she used to all those years ago. If you weren't a big fan of sea life, then you could easily skip Sea World on your trip to Orlando, and spend an extra day at Busch Gardens or Islands of Adventure. However, now you may find yourself having to shell out $50 plus just to experience two rides!

    Fortunately, Sea World is a nice clean and friendly park, with some authentic Marina and Wharf style theming, and a good atmosphere. The lines for the rides are usually short, and always shorter than they are for similar rides at other Orlando parks. Sea World is not intended to be a thrill seeker's paradise, but the two coasters they have are definitely some of the best of their kind.

    For coasters alone, it is very difficult to say whether Sea World is worth full price admission or not. I would suggest looking out for discounts, and making the most of the short lines by getting multiple rides on Kraken and Atlantis. Shamu is probably the best show, and it's always fun round the Dolphin pool at feeding times.

    Scoreboard
    Coasters:  7/10
    Dark Rides:  N/A
    Flat Rides:  N/A
    Kiddie Rides:  N/A
    Water Rides:  7/10
    Cleanliness:  10/10
    Food:  8/10
    Landscaping:  8/10
    Theming:  7/10
    Staff Friendliness:  9/10
    Staff Efficiency:  9/10

    Overall: 

    7/10

    Ideas for Improvements
  • Free admission for the Sky Tower.
    SeaWorld Orlando Tips
  • Ride Kraken and Journey To Atlantis early in the morning, or during the Shamu show.
  • The park usually operates a return within 7 days free offer.

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    “I visited in August of 09 and was able to ride every coaster there. Manta was amazing and I was able...” Read More

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    SeaWorld Orlando - Roller Coasters

    # Current Roller Coasters Rating Votes
    1. Manta 9.23 22 Stats / Pictures
    2. Kraken 8.99 285 Review | Stats / Pictures
    3. Journey to Atlantis 7.34 250 Review | Stats / Pictures
    4. Shamu Express 4.19 36 Stats / Pictures

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