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Florida has many great tourist attractions, but if you want to see cute otters and ride a fun coaster immediately afterward, SeaWorld Orlando is the perfect spot to choose!

SeaWorld Orlando receives over 4M tourists each year, so you can’t expect things will go smoothly without thinking things ahead.

While the location is huge, you will have to stay in line for rides, wait your turn to see the penguins, and you may get squeezed out of events if you don’t have a plan of attack.

Here’s how to make one!

How to Make the Most of SeaWorld Orlando

Check a SeaWorld Orlando Guide

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This is a must-read guide on SeaWorld before planning your vacation because it helps you find discount tickets, pinpoint the best hours to visit, and identify the main attractions that work for you (among others). 

Don’t miss browsing a SeaWorld Orlando guide if you want to keep things fun for the entire trip.

This is especially true in such a crowded location where you can’t expect to get in on the rides you want if you didn’t buy the tickets ahead of time.

Pay Attention to Your Clothing

One of the most ignored SeaWorld Orlando tips has to do with clothing. Sure, you’ll want to be as comfortable as possible and the summer heat will make you want to dress as lightly as possible. 

However, when you visit the penguins and other animals who are not comfortable in the heat, you’ll get super-cold. So bring a sweater and ask all the members of your group to bring one. 

Also, it’s best to have quick-dry clothing – from the water rides. They’re a ton of fun, but you’re bound to get wet! 

Use the Lockers

SeaWorld visitors have access to lockers where they can leave any bags, extra clothing, rain gear, and so on. Depending on your schedule, you can have a single-use locker for $2/2h or a multi-use locker which is $8 for as long as you need it. 

The lockers are safe, easy to use, and allow you to have free hands wherever you go. Plus, keep in mind that you can’t get any luggage on rides (for safety reasons).

So, even though it may seem a bit expensive, at the end of the day, it’s a lot more convenient to use the lockers than carry a lot of things around in a crowded park.

Choose a Special Program

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SeaWorld is not just about entertainment – the team behind the park also rescues sea animals, cares for the sick ones, and educates anyone interested.

So, whether you’re with the kids or with friends, make sure to get a special program where you can get to the animals up close and you can learn about them. 

These experiences can shape a kid’s understanding of the world and make amazing memories for both children and adults. 

While planning your time at SeaWorld ahead of time is one of the best tips you can get, you should also make sure to plan the trip there.

Choose a method of transportation that works for everyone involved and find the best accommodation in the area for a restful evening after a day full of fun activities!

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 50+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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