Shopping at SeaWorld
Shopping at SeaWorld Orlando is a little different than your normal theme park shopping. While there are many kiosks and stores located throughout the park, SeaWorld Orlando doesn’t have nearly the same volume of stores that Walt Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort parks have. However, the opening of The Waterfront at SeaWorld, a world-class dining, entertainment and shopping area that covers a span of five acres, has changed all that.
The Waterfront gives guests the opportunity to purchase food and merchandise from all over the world, with many unique boutiques and stores that you won’t find any place else in Central Florida. Among the shopping highlights at The Waterfront at SeaWorld Orlando include Allura’s Treasure Cove, which features fanciful dolls, mermaids, fairies and jewelry and also allows kids to design their very own unique porcelain doll. Under The Sun, another store at The Waterfront, features knick-knacks and several collectible items. If you are looking for a gift to take back home from a different part of the world, be sure to check out The Tropical Trading Company, which is filled with handcrafted gifts made by artisans from exotic locations all across the globe.
Quite possibly one of the best and most unique merchandise shops at SeaWorld Orlando is Oysters Secret. Here, guests will watch firsthand as pearl divers go in search of oysters, which are then pried open to reveal the pearl inside. Once the pearl is retrieved, guests can then have their pearls made into jewelry or simply take them home as a keepsake.
If it is Shamu collectibles you are after, however, there are plenty of places for you to take home your very own killer whale souvenir. Shamu’s Emporium is one of the largest stores in the entire theme park and has the biggest collection of memorabilia available, ranging from T-shirts to toys. Plush toys and other items are also readily available throughout the park, such as at Manatee Gifts, where you can buy your very own stuffed manatee. The Friends of the World gift shop (near the Penguin Encounter) and the shop next to the Wild Arctic also have large varied selections for toys and souvenirs.
Another unique shopping experience can be found just outside the entrance to SeaWorld Orlando. Anheuser-Busch, who owns the theme park, offers a plentiful amount of Budweiser-related items for those looking for a souvenir of a different kind!