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9 Best SeaWorld Orlando Rides | Easily Explained

SeaWorld Orlando has some of the most unique rides in the country.

In this page, we will list out the best rides that SeaWorld Orlando offers, how each one is unique, and actual (point of view) videos of the rides!

    1. Mako

    Reaching speeds of 73 miles per hour, heights of 200 feet, insanely sharp drops, and a seatbelt that's only around your waist.. Mako is by far the scariest coaster in all of SeaWorld Orlando.

    When you exit the rider loading station, you'll immediately see how high you're going to climb.

    However unlike other rides, there's not a slow build up as you climb the massive hill very quickly.

    Once you reach the top, hold on tightly as it'll feel like you're flying out of your seat on every drop, for the duration of the ride.

    mako entrance


    Around 2 minutes.

    Fun Facts

    When this coaster opened, it was known for being the tallest, fastest and longest coaster in Orlando.

    This ride spans 4,760 feet.

    2. Kraken

    Unlike Mako, riders will be buckled up with an over the shoulder harness, as this ride has many inversions.

    kraken entrance and seat

    Kraken is a floor-less roller coaster with a massive drop that even allows you to see the Orlando skyline.

    Featuring an astonishing 4,000 ft+ in length, and a top speed of 65 miles per hour, guests will have plenty of adrenaline pumping to look forward to.

    This ride begins by making a sharp right turn with a small drop, and then you'll immediately begin making your climb towards the massive first drop.

    Once you reach the top, you'll be able to see an amazing view of the park and its surroundings, and then the famous drop begins.

    One of the coolest things about this ride is that there are many parts where you'll be directly over water, and the water will seemingly move around you due to your high speed.

    kraken seaworld orlando


    2 minutes 2 seconds.

    Fun Facts

    The picture is taken after the first drop!

    The entire coaster is themed around this mythical creature starting from the moment that you wait in line.

    As you move up in line, you'll see old sailor stories, and pictures about the kraken.

    3. Manta

    If you've ever wanted to know what Superman feels like when he's flying around, this is the ride for you.

    manta entrance

    This ride is themed after the actual manta ray, who have forward facing mouths and seem to effortlessly fly through the water.

    This ride is one of the most unique rides as riders will experience inversions, in a unique rider position.

    This ride is something that you can't prepare for, and simply will have to experience for yourself to understand.


    2 minutes 36 seconds.

    Fun Facts

    This ride made its debut in 2009 and cost $50,000,000 to build!

    4. Journey to Atlantis

    Despite being one of the old timers of the park, it has not lost a single step.

    journey to atlantis

    Hop inside of the boat and take a unique experience to Atlantis.

    This ride begins indoors where there are different Atlantis themed scenes where you'll be able to see the marine life and different buildings, in what feels like an under water canal.

    The ride will then transition outdoors, and you'll begin climbing prior to seeing one staff member who will be waving at you..

    After you see that staff member, brace yourself as the famous drop is next!

    Riders will then experience the colossal drop into the water, and there's a good chance you'll get wet.

    journey to atlantis entrance


    5 minutes 56 seconds.

    Fun Facts

    This is one of the longer rides in the park, and the parts of the ride are both indoors and outdoors.

    5. Infinity Falls

    This ride is a river raft ride that almost seems too realistic at times.

    Riders will be spinning around, navigating 'rough' waters at decent speeds, so the ride will get bumpy at times.

    infinity falls

    One of the coolest parts of this ride is when your raft momentarily stops, and you're suddenly being taken directly upwards.

    (This means it is time for the drop, so brace yourself).

    This river raft ride holds the record for the tallest drop on any ride of this type.

    infinity falls drop


    Around 5 minutes.

    Fun Facts

    This ride actually replaced Sea Gardens.

    Due to this ride spinning, riders will get a different experience of the ride as unlike other rides it wont be the same point of view every time that they ride it.

    You will get wet on this ride.

    This is a perfect ride to ride to cool off, after a long day in the sun.

    6. Antartica: Empire of the Penguin

    This trackless ride follows the story of a penguin named Puck in Antartica, and riders will be able to meet his colony, endure the blizzard and even help him escape predators.

    empire of the penguin seaworld

    This is one of the most laid back rides in the park as you'll be traveling at slow speeds, but make sure to bring your jacket! After all you'll be in Antartica.

    Once the ride is over, riders will be able to exit the ride and to their left there are real penguins in their actual environment!

    You'll have an up-close view of them swimming, standing and even feeding.


    15 minutes.

    Fun Facts

    This is a perfect ride to ride to avoid the blazing sun by entering a low temperature ride to cool off.

    7. Ice Breaker

    Ice Breaker is one of the newer rides at the park, having opened in 2022.

    This 1,900 ft coaster will reach speeds of 52 miles per hour, while launching riders both forward and backwards.

    ice breaker seaworld orlando


    1 minute 20 seconds.

    Fun Facts

    Ice Breaker was originally scheduled to open in 2020, but was ultimately delayed two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    8. Shark Encounter

    Although Shark Encounter is technically a walking tour more than a ride, it is one of the coolest experiences in the entire park.

    shark encounter underwater viewing tunnel

    Visitors will walk through an underwater viewing tunnel, where there will be multiple species of sharks swimming only feet from you.

    shark at shark encounter in seaworld orlando

    This is the ultimate immersive experience, without needing to actually be in the water.

    Visitors will be able to see up-close details of sharks and other marine life swimming around them, to the point where they can even count how many teeth they have.


    Around 5 minutes.

    9. Flamingo Paddle Boats

    If you've done all of the thrilling rides and are ready to relax, look no further.

    flamingo paddle boats

    The Flamingo paddle boats allow for a leisure ride on the lake for passengers of 2.

    It does come at an additional cost of $6 for 20 minutes, but it's a nice way of relaxing while still being active.

    Riders will paddle with their legs in order for the flamingo boat to move.


    20 minutes.

    Fun Facts

    This is a perfect ride for riders to bond in a relaxed environment.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What Kind of Rides are There at SeaWorld?

    There are thrilling rides in the form of outdoor coasters such as Kraken, Manta, Mako. There's also a water river raft ride in Infinity Falls, and part indoor, part outdoor ride in Journey to Atlantis. On top of that, there are full indoor rides such as Antartica Empire of the Penguin.

    Is Manta at SeaWorld Scary?

    It depends on your coaster riding experience. If you're a new rider, you can find it scary especially due to riding in the prone position along with experiencing loops. If you're an experienced rider, it wont be scary but rather unique and thrilling.

    Do you get Wet on Manta at SeaWorld?

    There's a chance that you may get a sprinkle of water as you ride over the lake, but other than that, no as it is not actually a water ride.

    Does the Manta Ride at SeaWorld go Upside Down?

    Yes there are 4 inversions in the Manta ride.

    How Fast is Mako at SeaWorld?

    It will reach speeds of up to 73 miles per hour.

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