is a 200-acre marine adventure theme park that is open year-round and is a welcome respite and break to many after the hustle-and-bustle of the other theme parks in Central Florida. This modern theme park focuses more on education and discovery rather than thrill rides, but it does incorporate many exciting attractions to keep thrill and adventure-seekers happy throughout the park. SeaWorld Orlando has a vast array of shows and interaction opportunities that feature a plethora of their very own unique stars, including killer whales, polar bears, seals, sea lions, penguins, dolphins, stingrays, walruses and many more. This section will give you all the information you need for your visit to SeaWorld Orlando, including important park information, descriptions of all of the attractions, dining options and the best insider secrets. Busch Gardens
is in nearby Tampa, Fla., about a 60-minute drive from Orlando. This theme park is where the unexpected comes together, combining some of the best thrill rides on the East coast, including SheiKra, with a world-famous wildlife animal park and water park. You will see a mystical myriad of shops, markets and restaurants, along with exotic African wildlife roaming in a 654-acre Serengeti habitat. Or, travel over to Adventure Island
, Tampa’s water park, and enjoy the 17,000 square feet wave pool or the Wahoo Run, the ultimate family raft ride. Whether you are in the water or flying in the air on a roller coaster, be sure to check out this section for all the information you need on Busch Gardens. Aquatica
will soon be the newest venture by Anheuser-Busch, joining SeaWorld Orlando and Discovery Cove in Orlando, Fla., in March of 2008. This one-of-a-kind park will feature a new kind of experience for water park lovers – not only will it have exciting slides and a double-wave pool with white sand beaches for plenty of time to soak in the sun, Aquatica will also be the first water park to have marine mammals, as Commerson’s dolphins will call this theme park home. Its signature ride will even feature two enclosed tubes that send you through a lively lagoon filled with these creatures. This section will contain all the information you need to know about Aquatica before it comes to life.
Speaking of dolphins, check out our section on Discovery Cove,
the theme park that
offers guests the opportunity to get a one-on-one,
up-close and hands-on look at marine wildlife, including their signature dolphins. This truly unique resort is located adjacent to SeaWorld Orlando and re-creates the atmosphere of a tropical island. What makes Discovery Cove even more of a unique destination is the fact that the park is limited to 1,000 guests per day to ensure that everyone gets personal time with the animals – and because of this, reservations are required for entrance to the park. Once you do get inside, however, you are sure to enjoy the dolphin interactions, snorkeling in a coral reef or floating along a tropical river. And, best of all, everything once you get inside is included with admission.