Where SeaWorld Meets the Real World
Photo Gallery of the Orlando, Florida Marine Life Theme Park
When SeaWorld first opened, it was little more that a souped-up marine life park with exhibits that could be found at many municipal aquariums. Since the Busch folks took over however, the "Adventure Park" now features great rides along with the Shamu shenanigans. See the fishy stuff as well as some of the coasters and rides in this photo tour of SeaWorld Orlando.
The entrance plaza at SeaWorld Orlando sports a New England fishing village theme.
Baby, It's Cold Inside
Sea World Orlando's Penguin Encounter exhibit offers views of the Arctic creatures. As a bonus for guests who visit on a hot and humid Florida day, the building is kept at a penguin-worthy 30 degrees.
Shamu, Meet Charlie
The Shamu stadium show, "Believe," is Sea World's signature presentation. Combining choreographed stunts, music, video, and, of course, lots of splashes, the large-scale show matches the killer whale's size.
This Won't Sting a Bit
At Sea World Orlando's Stingray Lagoon, guests can view, pet, and feed the animals.
A Horse of a Different Color
You'll never know what you'll see at SeaWorld Orlando--like this iridescent seahorse.
This Manta Likes Water
SeaWorld's fabulous flying coaster is quite a sight to behold. Read my review of Manta.
Manta Has More than Just Thrills
For all of its thrills, Manta also incorporates SeaWorld's marine life theme. Even coaster wimps who have no intention to ride will want to check out the exhibit under the coaster. Viewing tanks, enhanced by waterfalls and other elements, offer underwater glimpses of a variety of rays as well as sea dragons, sea horses, and other species of fish. It's a great place to chill out--so you can get back in line for another soaring ride aboard Manta.
It's All Downhill From Here
The themed water ride/roller coaster/dark ride, Journey to Atlantis, includes a big drop.
Lost City Makes a Splash
The water ride portion of Journey to Atlantis includes a huge splashdown.
Sea World Orlando's wild floorless coaster, Kraken, is an incredible thrill machine.
Riding the Mythical Beast
As the mythical beast, Kraken, looks on, his namesake coaster sends riders careening.
The SeaWorld is My Oyster
A diver retrieves an oyster for a SeaWorld guest. Will it contain a pearl?
After SeaWorld's divers retrieve the oysters, assistants shuck them to see if they contain pearls.