A day at SeaWorld is a day filled with attractions, shows, and some very cool rides! In order to make the best of your time there, I’ve compiled a list of 5 SeaWorld Orlando travel tips to keep in mind when planning your visit.
Purchasing tickets in advance can save you some money! Check the SeaWorld website because as of the date of this article, they are offering up to $20 off per ticket if you order your tickets online in advance! Also, if you plan on spending a few days of your vacation at different SeaWorld-related parks such as Aquatica, Busch Gardens, and Adventure Island, think about purchasing multi-park tickets!
PRE-PLAN YOUR COURSE OF ACTION
A few days before we visited SeaWorld, my family and I went to their site and mapped out our trip. We researched the times of shows we didn’t want to miss – our two favorites were Dolphin Days and Pets Ahoy.
Check the weather. The time of year will dictate somewhat as to what the weather will be like, but it’s good to check a few days before you plan to visit just in case there’s a cold front (like the day we went!) or rain in the forecast. We pack inexpensive ponchos in our backpack – just in case! Also, Antarctica, Empire of the Penguin is a bit chilly inside so keep that in mind!
You are visiting a park in Florida – the sunshine state – so be sure to pack sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses. Even though the park has these items for purchase, I recommend buying them ahead of time and save some money!
If you’re looking for a hotel, check out the deals that SeaWorld offers when you buy a vacation package! Benefits of booking one of their packages includes:
- Possible free night (depending on how long you stay)
- Free Quick Queue – this is SO worth it if you are going during the busy time of the year (winter – spring)
- Reserved seating at the shows – be up front and center (and possibly in the splash zone!) for their premiere shows!
- 10% off food and merchandise
FOR THE RIDE LOVERS
Try to aim for riding the more popular rides during popular show times. We waited until One Ocean was in full effect to attempt Kraken. You can also purchase Quick Queue passes to skip the line.
SEAWORLD ORLANDO TRAVEL TIPS!
So, when are you booking your next vacation to SeaWorld Orlando? If you’ve been there in the past, which exhibit or ride is your favorite?
P.S. How cute is this mama duck and her ducklings that we found on the way to the Pets Ahoy show?