Sea World Orlando

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Sea World Orlando takes families below the surface, above the waves and beyond their expectations. More than 200 acres of up-close animal encounters, thrilling attractions and lavish performances immerse guests in the mysteries of the sea. Whether coming face-to-face with Shamu, petting dolphins, counting the teeth on a shark or feeding seals and sea lions, vacation adventures become lifelong memories at SeaWorld Orlando.

Aquatica Opened March 1, 2008, located across the street from SeaWorld is Aquatica – a one-of-a-kind water park only SeaWorld could create. Aquatica blends up close animal experiences, waters from serene to extreme, high-speed thrills and wide, sandy beaches. Amidst lush landscape inspired by the South Sea islands, Aquatica's signature attraction plunges riders in clear tubes through a crystal-blue lagoon with black-and-white Commerson's dolphins.

Location: Intersection of Interstate 4 and FL 528 (the Beachline Expressway), 10 minutes south of downtown Orlando and 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport

Park Hours: Open year-round from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with extended hours during summer and holidays. Allow a full day to see all shows and attractions.

Admission: Ages 10+ $74.95 (plus tax); Ages 3-9 $64.95 (plus tax); Ages two and under are free. Prices are subject to change without notice. Discounts available for guests with disabilities, senior citizens, military personnel and AAA members. SeaWorld is honored to salute the men and women of our armed forces and their families. Throughout 2009, members of the military and as many as three direct dependents may enter any of Anheuser-Busch's SeaWorld parks, Busch Gardens parks or Sesame Place with a single-day complimentary admission.

General Information: For general park information, call (800) 327-2424, or visit SeaWorld.com. For information about marine animals, visit SeaWorld’s award-winning educational Web site at SeaWorld.org.

Florida Residents: SeaWorld Fun Card: For the same price as a single-day admission, Florida residents can revisit their favorite theme park again and again through out 2009.

Print at Home Tickets: SeaWorld offers print-at-home tickets that allow guests to directly enter the park without waiting in line. Visit SeaWorld.com to purchase tickets.

"Backstage at Believe...Dine With Shamu" offers park guests a once-in-a-lifetime VIP experience to eat alongside killer whales, dine with Shamu trainers, ask questions and observe training sessions in an exclusive themed area. This buffet-style meal is located poolside and requires reservations by calling (800) 327-2424 or by visiting the park’s Information Counter at the front gate.

"Sharks Underwater Grill" is a full-service, upscale restaurant that immerses guests in an underwater world to dine with the denizens of the deep. The "Floribbean-style" menu blends Caribbean and Florida fare with an emphasis on seafood. Priority seating can be arranged by calling (800) 327-2424 or by visiting the host stand at the restaurant.

"Makahiki Luau" is a nightly celebration at The Waterfront’s Seafire Inn filled with ancient customs, rhythmic music and dance, authentic costumes and the delectable cuisine of the Pacific Islands. Reservations are required; call toll-free (800) 327-2424.

"Manta" opened May 2009 at SeaWorld Orlando. An all-new kind of mega-attraction, Manta will soon take guests on a journey of "seeing to being" – surrounding them with the beautiful and mysterious underwater world of hundreds of live rays and exotic sea creatures, then taking them for a gliding, soaring, spinning roller coaster thrill ride on the biggest ray of them all, the manta. It’s an immersive experience only SeaWorld could create.

"Kraken" – Orlando's tallest and only floorless roller coaster – 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 speeds of 65 mph to heights of more than 140 feet.

"Journey to Atlantis" is an edge-of-your-seat water-coaster -- 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, including two of the steepest, wettest and fastest drops to be found at any theme park in the world.

"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, harbor seals and polar bears.

"Believe" is a revolutionary production that features SeaWorld’s entire family of majestic killer whales performing awe-inspiring choreography with an original musical score performed by Prague National Symphony Orchestra. The elaborate 3-story set features an 80-foot-wide whale tail designed exclusively for this show as well as four rotating panoramic LED screens and nearly 100 speakers.

"Blue Horizons" is a breakthrough theatrical spectacular that showcases graceful dolphins and false killer whales, a rainbow of exotic birds and an entire cast of world-class divers and aerialists draped in elaborate costumes. The vivid imagination of a young girl sets the stage for an emotional adventure to experience the power of the sea and the elegance of flight.

"Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island" stars the park's hilarious sea lions, otters and walrus in a swashbuckling adventure and a sensational tale of lost loot, pirate plunder and misadventure on the high seas.

"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. Special this summer, "Mistify" is a nighttime finale on SeaWorld’s center lake and features larger-than-life marine creatures on 60-foot mist screens, 100-foot fountains, flames on water and dazzling fireworks.

"A'lure, The Call of the Ocean" tells the spectacular tale of the Sea Sirens, whose hypnotic calls have lured fisherman into their underwater lairs for centuries. It's a mariner’s story that comes to life with flying athletic performers, gravity-defying aerial tumblers and amazing silk yo-yo artists

"Clydesdale Hamlet" is home to SeaWorld's world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales. During daily posing and petting sessions, guests can have their photos taken with a Clydesdale.

"Key West at SeaWorld" 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 feed and touch dolphins in a tropical lagoon with rolling waves, a sandy beach, underwater viewing and naturalistic coral reef -- as well as feed stingrays and see endangered sea turtles up-close.

“Manatee Rescue" submerges guests in the beautiful underwater world of the endangered Florida manatee. All of the manatees in this habitat have been rescued by SeaWorld’s animal rescue team, and those who become healthy enough will be returned to their natural habitat. The attraction was named best new zoological exhibit in the country by The American Zoological Association (AZA).

"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, surrounding them with the spine-chilling denizens of the deep, including eels, barracuda, venomous fish, and sharks. The 60-foot shark tunnel in SeaWorld's Shark Encounter attraction is formed of acrylic panels weighing up to 5,000 pounds, and able to support the pressure of more than 500 tons of water.

"Penguin Encounter" is home to more than 200 penguins and puffins. Featuring six species of penguins -- king, gentoo, adelie, macaroni, chinstrap and rockhopper -- the animal habitat is kept at a chilly 30 degrees and the water an icy 45 degrees. Six thousand pounds of snow fall daily inside the naturalistic habitat, which is reminiscent of the Antarctic’s rocky cliffs and frigid waters. Guests ride a 120-foot-long moving walkway through the frozen wonderland to watch the playful birds cavort both above, and under the water.

"Dolphin Nursery" is home to dolphin mothers and their newborn calves.

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. Visit SeaWorld.com for more information.

Beluga Interaction Program The Beluga Interaction Program is one of the few programs in the world where guests can experience up-close, hands-on interactions with majestic beluga whales. Participants suit up and enter the chilly 55 degree water for a shallow-water encounter in the whales' habitat at Wild Arctic. Cost is $149 per person, is limited to four guests per session, and includes an educational DVD on whales. Participants must be at least 10 years of age older.

Sharks Deep Dive SeaWorld plunges guests into the realm of the shark as part of the park's most daring animal interaction program, Sharks Deep Dive. Participants don wetsuits and a Sea Trek helmet – which allows participants to breathe and communicate underwater without scuba equipment- during their close encounter with more than 30 sharks and an array of fish. Cost is $149 per person, is limited to two guests for the two-hour program, and includes a "Sharks Deep Dive" T-shirt and a shark information booklet. Participants must be 10 or older.

Shamu's Happy Harbor - "Shamu's Happy Harbor", a children's play area at SeaWorld, features fun for the entire family. "Shamu Express" is the park's first family-oriented roller coaster. Themed after SeaWorld's famous killer whale, the "Shamu Express" thrills children and parents alike while traveling down more than 850 feet of track at 26 mph. "Jazzy Jellies" lifts and spins families in over- sized seats, while "Swishy Fishies" enables adventurous youngsters to spin around a giant waterspout. Shamu's Happy Harbor also features the "Sea Carousel", the "Flying Fiddler", a giant fiddler crab that descends vertically in a quick series of short drops and "Ocean Commotion", a fanta-sea themed tug boat that swings passengers side to side. SeaWorld's littlest guests can explore four stories of colorful climbing nets and tunnels, nine slippery slides and a splashy water maze.