SeaWorld, Orlando © David R. Tribble
Spread out between the Disney parks at Lake Buena Vista and downtown Orlando area is the renowned SeaWorld attraction, which has been making a major splash in central Florida for more than a quarter of a century. The park is designed to give an interactive look at the sea, featuring themed animal habitats from tidal pools to iceberg lakes. Visitors can hug a dolphin, kiss a killer whale, and watch the famous aquatic SeaWorld stars go through their paces in various entertaining shows.
SeaWorld is not only well-known for its exciting animal encounters and epic rides. Be sure to enjoy Mako, the tallest, fastest, and longest roller coaster in Orlando. It reaches speeds of up to 73 miles per hour (117km per hour) on an impressively long steel track, leaving riders feeling both breathless and weightless.
Neighbouring Discovery Cove offers visitors a chance to swim with dolphins, view wildlife, sunbathe on gorgeous beaches, and snorkel among the coral.
Address: 7007 Sea World Drive
Telephone: (407) 545 5550
Admission: $80 single-park ticket