[no_toc]SeaWorld is the best place to enjoy life under the ocean without going under the ocean. Traveling to Sea World Orlando for a family vacation can be a wonderful memory making experience for your entire family. While visiting Sea World Orlando is a fantastic time, there are some tips I’d like to share so that you can fully enjoy this beautiful location.
SeaWorld Orlando Tips
SeaWorld is close to Disney World and if you love sea life, I would take a day off and visit. If you do not have a car, the cheapest way to get there would be an Uber or Lyft.
Be prepared to learn a lot along with your fun. SeaWorld Orlando aims to educate you as well as offer you a fun place to vacation. These SeaWorld Orlando tips will help you have a great day.
How to Find SeaWorld Orlando Discount Tickets
There are several ways to save money on your SeaWorld tickets.
- Advance Purchase. Buy your tickets online, in advance. This can save you $5 or more per paying adult.
- Combine Tickets. If you are planning to also visit Busch Gardens and/or Adventure Island you can buy a combo ticket and save.
- AAA Discount.
- Use a Travel Agent. Travel agents can get you the best deals because they know all the tips and tricks to get cheap tickets.
What to Wear to SeaWorld Orlando
You should bring a sweater as the blasts of cold air to maintain the proper temperature for indoor aquariums and exhibits will make you shiver a bit. Two of the colder exhibits will be Wild Arctic or Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins.
In addition to bringing a sweater, you will want to wear clothes that are quick to dry. Since Sea World Orlando brings ocean life to you, you’re bound to get a little wet, or even soaked. Either wear quick dry clothing or prepare yourself with a raincoat or poncho to stay dry.
Money Saving SeaWorld Parking Tip
Parking at Sea World Orlando can cost you about $20 which may take a huge cut out of your budget, even if more convenient to be closer. Consider looking at your resort, if you’re staying at one, or a local hotel for their shuttle fees. Many hotels in the area near Sea World Orlando offer transportation to and from Sea World Orlando for a much smaller fee. If you’re not staying at a hotel, you can look into discount Sea World Orlando tickets that include parking with the ticket price.
If you’re interested in Manta or Mako then you need to plan to get on those rides before anything else. Wait times at Sea World Orlando often peak earlier in the day since many visitors go to the shows in the afternoon. I highly advise you ride Mako both during the day and once again at night time to fully experience this amazing ride. If rides are surely something on the top of your priority list, then it’s best to get them out of the way first before inclement weather hits or the lines get too long.
Sea World Orlando likes to make sure that the animals don’t get overtired, so they usually have specific times and shorter shows to ensure the animals’ health is taking into consideration. It’s best to arrive at each show you wish to see at SeaWorld about 20-30 minutes before the start time so that you can find a seat and not miss any part of the show. The more popular shows that fill up quickly tend to be the dolphin shows; Dolphin Days, and Shamu’s close-up, and One Ocean.
Money Saving Dining Tip
SeaWorld Orlando does not allow you to bring in food into the park. Guests with special diets, baby formula, or baby food may bring their items into the park.
While this is not the best situation for those on a really tight budget, there is a way to still save on dining. SeaWorld offers an all-day dining option that costs just $35/adult and $20/child. This option does not include the table-service restaurants but it doesn’t include all the quick service places. You can enter a dining place up to once an hour. If you eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks it is well worth the $35.
Kids Play, Adults Rest
If you’re at SeaWorld Orlando with little kids who are getting restless, be sure to let them enjoy the kid-friendly environment and rides at Shamu’s Happy Harbor. This is a great way to let them run off some steam and allow the adults to recoup before heading off to another exhibit, show or ride.
SeaWorld Orlando is a really wonderful place to enjoy ocean life up close and since SeaWorld Orlando is very big on conservation, you will learn a thing or two about what they’re doing to help our oceans.