Florida vacations just aren't complete without a visit to Sea
World. SeaWorld Orlando is the twelfth most visited theme park
in the world, and ranked seventh most visited in the United
States. There's no place in the world like the Sea World Orlando
theme park. Where else can you touch and feed dolphins, count
the teeth on a shark and come face-to-face with a polar bear? At
Sea World Orlando, families can visit the Shamu Adventure
theatre and see Shamu himself do tricks while flying through the
air. At the Key West Dolphin exhibit, you can pet and feed
dolphins and stingrays - you just can't get any closer than
this! Or perhaps you'd enjoy Pets Ahoy, a hilarious show
featuring more than 100 animal athletes, or the new show
Believe. Challenge Kraken, Orlando 's only floorless coaster.
Don't miss “Journey to Atlantis” on Sea World - the
super-charged water coaster of mythic proportions. And, just try
to stay dry when the world famous Shamu comes a splashing!
Only recently has Sea World begun to include thrill rides into
its lineup and you can look for the trend to continue in the
Aquatica Water Park
Aquatica by SeaWorld is inspired by the South Seas- beautiful,
bright colors, amazing flowers and animals, and a carefree
environment that's sure to make your vacation a hit with the
whole family. Many of Sea World Orlando Aquatica's revolutionary
rides are first of their kind in the world, and take you
directly through animal habitats!
Since it's opening on March 2008, it's been the most popular
water park alongside with Disney's Blizzard Beach, the all time
Aquatica is packed with tubes, slides, and tunnels in a gorgeous
landscape modeled after Australia , New Zealand, and New Guinea.
Fly down a clear 300-foot tube through crystal blue waters
filled with exotic black-and-white dolphins in one of Aquatica's
most unique rides! Kids can enjoy a massive 60-foot-tall rain
fortress, climbing up nets or sliding down twisting slides into
a 15,000-square-foot pool. Explore hidden grottos and more as
you discover Aquatica's 36 water slides, six lagoons and rivers,
and over 80,000 square feet of beach area; such as two
different, yet side-by-side wave lagoons- one with a gentle
surf, and the other featuring 5-foot swells and crashing,
immense or even dueling waves!
Discovery Cove is ranked #3 in the United State’s top
attractions, and no wonder– it gives you the chance to swim with
dolphins, glide with sting rays, and view tropical birds, among
many other unique attractions. The prices can seem a bit steep,
but they include a full day at the park, all you can eat or
drink– including alcoholic beverages– use of a mask and vest or
wetsuit, and a snorkel to keep. Discovery Cove requires a
reservation, and only 1,000 guests are allowed in the park at
any given time. If the price still seems a bit high,
reservations without the dolphin pool have a lower rate.
Busch Gardens Tampa
Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure park offering an
array of fascinating attractions based on exotic encounters with
the African continent. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of
the country's premier zoos featuring more than 2,700 animals,
live shows, restaurants, shops & games, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
provides unrivaled “real” excitement for guests of every age.
Busch Gardens was recently rated the most popular theme park in
Florida among residents of the Tampa Bay area.
Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay features an unparalleled combination of
world-class thrill rides and scenic animal habitats. Look right
into the eyes of Africa's most amazing animals at the Edge of
Africa, an exhibit with animals from hippopotami to lions. For
an additional fee the Serengeti Safari Tour takes you right into
the plains for an even closer look at giraffes, zebras and
Thrill seekers can challenge the incredible heights and speeds
of Gwazi®, Bush Gardens Tampa Bay's mammoth double wooden roller
coaster and Montu®, a fearsome Egyptian thriller. Maybe you'll
be brave enough to have at the Sheikra, a "dive coaster" that
drops straight down 90 degrees!
After that, you can relax and enjoy the spectacular
entertainment of highly acclaimed shows. Experience the
unpredictable Rhino Rally®, an off-road safari river adventure
leading to a spectacular river thrill ride, or Mystic Sheiks,
Bush Gardens' famous marching band.
There's even a place just for the kids - Land of the Dragons has
many kid friendly rides, and children can feed lorikeets at Lory
Situated just over an hour's drive from Orlando, this African
themed adventure park is well worth a visit - or two!