SeaWorld Orlando

FUN FACTS AND ATTRACTION DESCRIPTIONS

SeaWorld Orlando is the world's premiere marine adventure park with 200 acres of world-class shows, thrilling rides and unforgettable animal encounters. More than 80 million visitors have explored the mysteries of the sea with up-close animal interactions and exhilarating thrills. New state-of-the-art rides such as "Kraken" and "Journey To Atlantis" twist, turn, and drench guests with unprecedented thrills, while amazing animal encounters include killer whales, dolphins, sea lions, stingrays and more.

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

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

Admission: Adults (10 and over), $47.95 + tax; children ages 3-9, $38.95 + tax; age two and under, free. (Prices are subject to change without notice.) Discounts available for members, guests with disabilities, senior citizen and military personnel.

Orlando FlexTicket: Five Central Florida parks have teamed up to offer visitors an unprecedented multi-day, multi-park value package. NEW: now includes free round-trip transportation between all five parks.

Four-park Orlando ticket: Pricing includes up to seven consecutive days of unlimited admission to SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Studios Florida, Universal Studios Islands of Adventure, and Wet 'n Wild - Orlando. Price is $159.95 plus tax for adults and $127.95 plus tax for children ages 3-9.

Five-park ticket: Pricing includes up to 10 consecutive days of unlimited admission to above parks and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, which is $196.95 plus tax for adults and $157.95 plus tax for children ages 3-9. For more information, call Universal City Travel Company, (800) 224-3838.

Restaurants: Guests may choose from nine restaurants, ranging from full-service to cafeteria-style. Also, the nightly "Aloha Polynesian Luau Dinner and Show" features traditional music, song, dance and food from the islands of Hawaii. Reservations are required; call toll-free (800) 227-8048.

Services: Strollers, wheelchairs, lockers and indoor, climate-controlled pet kennels are available for rental. Wheelchair seating is available at all facilities. Diaper-changing and baby-nursing areas, first-aid, foreign currency exchange, 24-hour automated teller machine, taxi and bus parking may be found on-site.

Information: For general park information, call (800) 4-ADVENTURE, or (407) 351-3600. For information on marine animals, visit our award-winning educational website at www.seaworld.org.

Meetings and Conventions: From cocktail parties in the shadows of lurking sharks, to delectable buffets amid 200 tuxedo-clad penguins, SeaWorld Orlando boasts customized functions that are leaving conference groups truly wild about SeaWorld. Hosting more than 400 night parties a year, SeaWorld Orlando accommodates groups ranging in size from 30 to 25,000 people.

For more information call toll-free at 1-800-327-2424 or e-mail Groupevents@seaworld.com

Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks: The 9 Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks employ more than 15,000 people and include Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla. and Williamsburg, Va.; SeaWorld Adventure Parks in Orlando, San Diego, and San Antonio; Discovery Cove in Orlando; Adventure Island in Tampa; Water Country in Williamsburg; and Sesame Place near Philadelphia.

RIDES:

"Kraken" a massive, mythological underwater beast, kept caged by Poseidon, is unleashed from the depths of the sea to shatter all records as the newest, highest, fastest, longest - and only floorless - roller coaster in Orlando.

SeaWorld Orlando's first-ever roller coaster is the first of its kind in the Southeast. Best described as a "floorless" coaster, Kraken's seats are open-sided and ride on a pedestal, high above the track at speeds of 65 mph. Riders' feet dangle and no coaster car surrounds them.

"Journey to Atlantis" - This edge-of-your-seat water-coaster - part water ride, part roller coaster -- thrill ride plunges guests into the middle of a clash for the lost city of Atlantis. Eight riders at a time encounter the Sirens -- Atlantis' mythical spirits who fight to keep the city their own -- and spine-tingling thrills, including two of the steepest, wettest, fastest drops to be found at any theme park in the world.

"Wild Arctic" - Guests are taken 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.

SHOWS:

"The Shamu Adventure" demonstrates the awesome power of SeaWorld Orlando's family of seven killer whales, along with an awe-inspiring special appearance from a majestic African fish eagle in breathtaking free-flight.

World renowned animal expert Jack Hanna serves as an on-location host, transporting guests via ShamuVision to chilling and exotic locations throughout the world -- including Alaska, Norway and the Crozet Islands - while the animal and trainers showcase the beauty, power and grace of the killer whales.

"Shamu Rocks America"- The decibel rises and Shamu Stadium rocks as SeaWorld trainers and killer whales perform astonishing feats to a rock 'n' roll beat during this amazing nighttime killer whale show. Each night is a new rock experience topped with dazzling theatrical effects and waves of salt-water splashes.

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

"Pets On Stage" is a hilarious show featuring the talents of a menagerie of dogs, cats, birds, rats, 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.

"Cirque de la Mer" a truly unique, nontraditional circus that blends athleticism, acrobatics, modern dance, music and dramatic special effects. Native Peruvian and renowned comic Cesar Aedo unites with an extraordinary cast to illustrate "The Flight of the Condor," an age-old South American tale.

"Intensity Water Ski Show" splashes down with the ultimate explosion of high-energy action and extreme athletic competition. SeaWorld's high-powered water stuntmen, wakeboarders and skiers perform a fast-faced frenzy of high-flying, heart-stopping action that fuses the intensity of "big air" water-stunt power with the twisting, turning, trampoline talent of world-class gymnastics. Its mach-speed action takes competition to the extreme!

ANIMAL ATTRACTIONS:

"Key West at SeaWorld" spans five acres and celebrates the legendary mystique and animals of the Florida Keys. Wild entertainers, live bands and a nightly Sunset Celebration immerse guests in the quirky, carefree ambiance of America's southernmost city. Guest 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.

"Shamu: Close Up!" - A 7-million-gallon, naturalistic killer whale habitat lets visitors get closer than ever before to Shamu and his friends. Guests learn about playtimes and training sessions, and experience the excitement of SeaWorld's successful killer whale breeding program in the marine mammal nursery.

"Manatees: The Last Generation?" 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 2-acre naturalistic setting duplicates the rocky Northern Pacific coast.

"Terrors of the Deep" takes guests underwater surrounded by spine-chilling denizens of the deep, including eels, barracuda, venomous fish, and sharks. The 60-foot shark tunnel in SeaWorld's Terrors of the Deep attraction is formed of acrylic panels weighing up to 5,000 pounds each and able to support the pressure of more than 500 tons of water.

"Dolphin Nursery" is home to new moms and calves.

"Penguin Encounter" is an icy home to more than 200 penguins and puffins, and features four species of penguins: king, gentoo, chinstrap and rockhopper. The air is 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 primitive Antarctic with its rocky cliffs and icy waters. Guests ride a 120-ft. long moving walkway through the frozen wonderland to watch the playful birds cavort both above, and under, the water.

Tropical fish and sea creatures: "Caribbean Tidepool" offers a hands-on encounters with tropical fish and sea creatures such as sea urchins, starfish and anemones. "Tropical Reef" surrounds guests with numerous state-of-the-art jewel aquariums.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS:

SeaWorld Orlando also features: "Shamu's Happy Harbor," a 3-acre play area for kids; "Hawaiian Rhythms" show featuring songs and dances of the Polynesian isles; "The Anheuser-Busch Hospitality Center" featuring a spectacular Hospitality House (with free icy beer samples) and beautiful "Clydesdale Hamlet."

ANIMAL RESCUE PROGRAM:

SeaWorld's animal rescue team is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and rescues, rehabilitates and releases hundreds of endangered animals each year. The park is home to the largest manatee rehabilitation facility in the world.

EDUCATIONAL TOURS AND PROGRAMS:

Adventure Express Tour - SeaWorld guests can take an exclusive guided tour with front of line access to rides, reserved seating at shows and special animal feeding opportunities. Tour guests will have a knowledgeable guide to personally escort them through various park attractions and answer questions. The 5 -hour Adventure Express tour is $55 per person, $50 per child (ages 3 - 9), in addition to park admission. Arrangements can be made at the Guided Tour Counter inside the park's entrance.


"Trainer for a Day" - After years of requests, guests can experience the thrill of shadowing SeaWorld animal trainers. From training techniques to food preparation, participants learn first hand how SeaWorld animal trainers care for and train the animals. The eight-hour program is limited to only three people per day. Participants must be in good physical condition and at least 13 years old. Cost is $349 and includes a "Trainer for a Day" T-shirt, a waterproof disposable camera and lunch. For reservations, call: (407) 370-1382.

"To The Rescue!" This 60-minute tour takes visitors behind the scenes for a look at the park's animal rescue and rehabilitation program. Numerous manatees, sea turtles, aquatic birds and seals have received a new lease on life with the help of SeaWorld's animal rescue team. Now guests have a rare opportunity to see some of these rehabilitation efforts in progress. $7.95 for adults, $6.95 for children ages 3-9.

BEHIND-THE-SCENES-TOURS:

"Predators Tour": Have you ever wondered who rules the oceans? Explore the myths behind shark attacks and uncover the mysteries of shark behavior as you learn fascinating biofacts and touch a live shark. Then, join us backstage at Shamu Stadium as we explore the awesome power of killer whales. You decide - who is the ocean's top predator? $7.95 for adults and $6.95 for children ages 3-9.

"Polar Expedition Tour": This 60-minute tour features an adventure form the North Pole to the South Pole, with a face-to-face encounter with a Magellanic penguin, a visit behind-the-scenes at SeaWorld's Penguin Research Facility and an exclusive view of "Wild Arctic" support areas. $7.95 for adults; $6.95 for children ages 3-9.

Camp SeaWorld and SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Tampa Adventure Camps:

SeaWorld's education department offers more than 200 summer camps classes, including sleepover programs and adventures for kids as well as the whole family. New this year for teens interested in a career in biological sciences is the SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Adventure Camps.

For information call: 407-363-2380 or 1-866-GO-TO-CAMP
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