A Commitment to Education Guests
who pass through the gates of one of our parks have benefited from educational experiences intended to inspire a deeper understanding, respect and desire to protect all wildlife. The parks’ educational programs have helped schools, teachers, children and adults explore our world and its inhabitants. We offer our guests countless informal teaching experiences inside the parks including educators, show and exhibit narrations, and interpretive and interactive graphics.
With a legacy of animal rescue spanning more than 50 years and benefiting more than 34,000 animals and counting, responding to wildlife in crisis is a commitment we take to heart. Working in partnership with federal, state and local agencies, our rescue teams are on call 24/7 assisting animals that are orphaned, ill, injured or in need of expert care. Our goal is to successfully rehabilitate animals for return to the wild. The small percentage of animals whose injuries are too debilitating to permit release are given lifelong care.
The SeaWorld® & Busch Gardens® Conservation Fund is just one way our guests can get involved in conservation. The fund supports wildlife research, habitat protection, animal rescue, and conservation education in the U.S. and countries all over the world. The fund provides a direct outlet for park visitors to support wildlife, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment provides all administrative and development costs, staffing, and infrastructure, committing 100 percent of donations to on-the-ground wildlife conservation efforts. SeaWorldCares.com
Infinity Falls takes guests on an adventure through a lush rainforest environment inspired by some of the world’s most incredible freshwater ecosystems. The new attraction features the world’s tallest drop on a river raft ride and allow visitors to experience the feel of exhilarating rapids. The ride also feature an innovative elevator lift designed to transport the rafts to the top of the ride’s 40-foot drop before plunging into churning whitewater.
Kraken Unleashed is themed after a massive, mythological underwater beast unleashed from the depths of the sea. Riders’ feet dangle as they travel in open-sided seats, riding on a pedestal above the track at highway speeds to heights of more than 150 feet.
Mako is the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster in Orlando. 200 feet high, 73 mph and a track that’s nearly a mile long. Mako is a hypercoaster, which means it’s all about speed, tight turns and feelings of weightlessness at the top of each hill. This powerful new predator challenges even the most confident thrill-seekers looking to experience its remarkable speed and stature.
Manta is a seamless blend of up-close animal encounters with a head-first, face-down thrill ride. The only flying roller coaster of its kind in Florida, Manta tops the list of don’t-miss theme park attractions.
Journey to Atlantis
Journey to Atlantis is an edge-of-your-seat watercoaster -- part water ride, part roller coaster -- thrill ride that plunges guests into the middle of a clash for the lost city of Atlantis. Riders encounter spine-tingling thrills and steep, fast drops that will leave them soaked form head to toe.
Wild Arctic takes guests on a thrilling, motion-based flight over the frozen North where they are enveloped in the beauty, exhilaration and danger of Arctic exploration. Stepping from the simulated jetcopter experience they enter a frozen wonderland with live beluga whales, walruses and harbor seals.
Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin
Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin lets guests experience the mystery and wonder of Antarctic life on the ice through the eyes of a penguin, sensing the beauty and drama of their habitat. SeaWorld’s Antarctica is a family-ride that combines closer-than-ever animal connections with state-of-the-art interactive ride technologies for adventures that are different each time. After stepping off the ride, guests will explore a colony of more than 250 penguins right before their eyes in an expanse that envelopes them in cool extremes, bringing guests above and below the penguins’ icy world.
Clyde and Seamore's Sea Lion High™
Clyde and Seamore's Sea Lion High is a sea lion comedy adventure at SeaWorld Orlando. Full of fun and big personalities of sea lions, walruses and otters, the show takes place in an aquatic-themed high school where laughter and education go hand in hand (er, flipper). When the dynamic duo is nominated to win scholarships to Ocean University, they must enter crash courses in science, dance and gym in a storyline that is full of fast-paced fun.
One Ocean is SeaWorld’s signature orca show that connects guests to the sea, and whales, with a new level of energy and excitement while it educates and inspires them to make a difference in this world.
Dolphin Days offers guests an immersive and educational glimpse into the world of the ocean’s most playful ambassadors, the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. Throughout the show, the audience will see the personality of each animal, witness the special bond they share with their trainers, and learn how to protect dolphins in the wild.
Pets Ahoy is a comical show featuring the talents of a menagerie of dogs, cats, birds, rats, skunks, pot-belly pigs, and other animals performing a series of uproarious and amazing skits. Most impressive is the fact that nearly all of the fabulous four-legged celebs were rescued from animal shelters before they found their fame at SeaWorld.
Dolphin Nursery is home to dolphin mothers and their calves. This reimagined habitat gives guests the opportunity to get up close to mother and baby dolphins in new ways. New large-scale acrylic windows offer views at multiple levels to give kids a face-to-face perspective with baby dolphins. The next generation of multi-purpose digital displays allows SeaWorld educators to share information about dolphin behavior, biology and conservation with guests like never before.
TurtleTrek features two massive naturalistic habitats and is home to manatees, sea turtles and a 360-degree dome theater. The dome allows a hyper-realistic 3-D movie to be shown all around guests and even above them. It’s a unique and immersive way of showcasing a sea turtle’s epic and astounding journey. Guests have the opportunity to experience two different types of habitats, one filled with hundreds of freshwater fish and gentle manatees, the other home to more than 1,500 saltwater fish and more than a dozen sea turtles.
Key West at SeaWorld
Key West spans five acres and celebrates the legendary mystique and animals of the Florida Keys while it immerses guests in the quirky, carefree ambiance of America's southernmost city. Guests may see dolphins playfully swimming in a tropical lagoon with rolling waves, a sandy beach, an underwater viewing area and a naturalistic coral reef -- as well as feed stingrays and see endangered sea turtles up-close.
Shamu Underwater Viewing
An ocean of amazement awaits guests in this special underwater viewing area. Watch our killer whales glide beneath the surface at this mesmerizing up-close viewing area.
Pacific Point Preserve®
Pacific Point Preserve is home to California sea lions and harbor seals. The 2½-acre naturalistic setting duplicates the rocky Northern Pacific coast.
Shark Encounter takes guests underwater through an almost 85-foot tunnel that surrounds them with the spine-chilling denizens of the deep, including barracuda, venomous fish and sharks.
IMMERSIVE ANIMAL CONNECTION EXPERIENCES
VIP moments bring to life an array of opportunities to interact with amazing animals, and experience up-close tours and educational programs. Available year-round, these wild adventures offer a one-of-a-kind gift that creates a lifetime of memories.
Animal Ambassador Up-Close Tour
Guests will go behind-the-scenes and meet our keepers. There they will encounter a variety of exotic and rescued animals, hear their stories, and get a chance to take photos with them.
This Behind-the-Scenes Tour takes guests through an approximately 60-minute tour to discover how SeaWorld animal experts care for sharks and penguins. They will also have the opportunity to touch a shark and interact with a penguin while learning fascinating facts about SeaWorld and its commitment to wildlife. Ten percent of the tour admission will be donated to the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund® to support conservation projects around the world.
Beluga Whales Up-Close Tour
Guests go behind-the-scenes at SeaWorld Orlando’s Wild Artic to meet one of the coolest animals in our park, the beluga whale. Then, participate in a care and training session with our keepers and get a chance to have your photos taken with this amazing animal.
Dolphins Up-Close Tour
This exclusive, trainer-guided tour brings guests as close as one can get to dolphins without actually getting into the water. They will have the chance to interact with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and learn some of the hand signals that are used to communicate with these amazing mammals.
Killer Whale Up-Close Tour
This unique tour gives guests the opportunity to meet the park’s killer whales in ways never before offered at the park. The approximately 45-minute tour includes learning from the park’s killer whale trainers, meeting the whales and understanding their unique personalities and even taking part in an interaction with one of the whales.
Penguins Up-Close Tour
Guests who are passionate about penguins can go behind the scenes at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin and have the rare opportunity to interact with and touch a penguin. On this approximately 45-minute walking tour, guests also have the chance to hear from animal experts about what it takes to care for these unique birds.
Sea Lions Up-Close Tour
This approximately 60-minute tour gives a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to care for and train the hilarious stars of Sea Lion High. Guests can meet one of the stars of the show for an exclusive photo shoot and then for the grand finale help feed buckets of fish to dozens of sea lions and harbor seals at Pacific Point Preserve. It will be an uproarious experience guests won’t forget!
Sharks Up-Close Tour
This tour allows guests to go behind-the-scenes at SeaWorld Orlando’s Shark Encounter and peer down into the 700,000-gallon aquarium. Get a rare view from above and see our dive cage while learning how you can help save these magnificent fish. Then, touch a small shark and find out why these ancient species need our help now more than ever.
Walrus Up-Close Tour
Guests go behind-the-scenes at SeaWorld Orlando's Wild Arctic for a unique, interactive program and learn all about seals and walruses. Guests can talk to the experts who care for these animals, experience unique animal interactions and see what makes these frigid friends so fascinating.