© 1997 P. Dingley. Last revised 04/02/1997.
|At A Glance
||Sea World of Orlando received 5.1 Million visitors in
Orlando area Marine theme Park containing various wildlife
including Dolphins, Orca, Sealions etc. Car parking charged
(5USD), Entrance fee includes all attractions except SkyTower.
Time required - 1 Day
Seaworld of Florida is owned and run by the Anheuser-Busch
company, located at Orlando just off International Drive it
is home to a large number of marine animals, most of whom
are on display to the public, either in themed walk-through
areas, or in stadium areas.
The Shamu Stadium is home to the spectacular Shamu Orca /
Killer Whale show, held throughout the day, and also to the
Shamu Night Magic show held prior to the park's closure each
evening. Avoid the first 14 seated rows of the stadium if
you're taking a camera or camcorder unless they're waterproof!
The Whale and Dolphin Stadium holds regular Dolphin shows,
whilst the endangered native Floridian Manatee can be seen
in "Manatees: The Last Generation?".
BayWatch at SeaWorld can be seen on the large central lake
at various times, and the Mermaids, Myths and Monsters night
show featuring spectacular fireworks and laser show including
back-projected images onto a huge fountain can also be seen
on the same lake prior to the park's closure each evening.
Key West at SeaWorld is a relatively new area, featuring
a large Dolphin Pool, in which visitors can feed and interact
with the Dolphins. An underwater viewing area has also been
incorporated in order to allow visitors to view the Dolphins
at close quarters.
One of the world's largest man-made Tropical Reef featuring
tropical fish and corals of all types, allows you to walk
around and see tropical fish in their native environment,
or you can experience the Shark Encounter, a clear plastic
tunnel which you travel through as sharks from the shark aquarium
swim all around.
The Sea Lion and Otter Stadium puts on a regular show throughout
the day, featuring Clyde and Seymour as staff in a themed
Hotel complex, whilst various Arctic creatures can be seen
at Wild Arctic, which also features the excellent Wild Arctic
helicopter simulation ride.
Visit SeaWorld Online.