5 Things to Do in SeaWorld | Can't Miss Activities
In this page, we'll go cover the best things to do in SeaWorld, including the best rides, can't miss shows, animals that you can feed, and even a kids area that most visitors don't know about.
Table of Contents
- Thrilling Rides
- Feed & Pet Stingrays
- Powerful Shows
- Humorous Shows
- Sesame Street for the Little Ones
1. Thrilling Rides
A fan favorite steel flying roller coaster, where riders will essentially be in the 'superman' position while flying through this ride.
This ride is themed after the actual manta ray, who have forward facing mouths and seem to effortlessly fly through the water.
A floorless roller coaster with a massive drop that you can see from miles away on the other side of the park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2. Feed & Pet Stingrays
Petting the Stingrays
You are able to 'pet' the stingrays as they swim by and even feed them.
Here's how it works.
You will head to one of the sinks to wash your hands and then you can head to the lagoon to pet the stingrays. The stingrays will be swimming around in packs or alone.
Most people don't know what to expect them to feel like, but we can say that their skin will feel buttery and smooth, so definitely prepare yourself for that!
Feeding the Stingrays
If you want to spend an additional few bucks, you can head to the window and purchase frozen fish that you'll be able use to feed them.
The mouth of these water pancakes are located on the bottom.
Due to this unlike most other animals, you'll want to put your hand in the water, and hold the fish as the stingray will swim over it.
It will feel like a vacuum is going over your hand, but fear not it will be perfectly safe.
3. Powerful Shows
Killer whales are the perfect ambassadors for the ocean. Limitless, powerful, connected…but still vulnerable.
Now, SeaWorld invites you to connect in an inspiring new way with the ocean’s most powerful predator.
Orca Encounter will leave you with a deeper understanding of these magnificent animals and will inspire you to care even more profoundly for the wonders of our natural world.
Smart, playful, and found right off the coast of Florida, bottlenose dolphins are well-known ocean ambassadors at SeaWorld.
But there’s much more to their story, as you’ll discover in this fascinating new presentation at Dolphin Stadium. Explore their natural behaviors and the traits they’ve evolved to help them survive and thrive.
4. Humorous Shows
Sea Lion High
Sea Lion High: The New Class has a mime that performs and entertains the guests before the show begins.
This entertaining mime is often referred to as "being worth the price of admission".
The comedic mime has a special talent as he 'messes' with visitors that are entering the stadium (all without saying a word of course) and he is constantly moving around, so make sure you keep your eye on him!
You'll want to ensure that you arrive early to this show, as he often is received with cheers by the fans as soon as he makes his appearance.
You can find 18 more tips like these in our SeaWorld Orlando tips page.
5. Sesame Street for the Little Ones
Located next to the Orca Encounter stadium, Sesame Street is a recent addition to the SeaWorld park, and it offers an entire area dedicated for the little ones to have fun as well.
They may not be tall enough to ride the normal rides, but that will no longer be a problem here as they can choose for Elmo’s Choo Choo Train, Cookie’s Cookie Drop, or Abby's Flower Tower.
This area is a replica of the actual Sesame Street and visitors will also see Sesame Street characters walking around, and ready to take pictures with you.
Just when you think that it can't get any better, you'll notice there's a parade full of cars, floats, and characters that takes place several times a day, normally at 3 pm & 9 pm.
Lastly, Ernie's Rubber Duckie's water playground is a perfect place (and water park) to cool off and have fun. This playground is full of spouts, cannons, and jets that can spew water from any direction.