Our Top SeaWorld Orlando Tips
- Buy tickets in advance.
- Bring a light sweater.
- Wear quick-dry clothing.
- Check the forecast.
- Pick up a park map.
- Make a plan.
- Use a multi-use locker for multiple rides.
- Note that some Quick Queues have different entryways.
In this way, are killer whales at SeaWorld?
In 2016, SeaWorld announced that we were ending our killer whale breeding program and that the orcas in our care are the last generation at our park.
Herein, can you swim with beluga whales at SeaWorld?
Our SeaWorld San Antonio In-Water Beluga Interaction is one of the only immersive programs of its kind in the world, giving our guests a chance to get to meet these amazing animals up close.
Can you touch a dolphin at SeaWorld?
Now SeaWorld has revamped its Dolphin Cove area. Visitors can still pet dolphins but can no longer lure them with $7 trays of fish. Instead, guests can purchase packages that include touching the dolphins and having their photos taken with them under a trainer’s supervision.
Animal encounters and interactions are very popular, and may be sold out on the day of your intended park visit. You can check animal encounter availability and make your online reservation here. Pass Members receive a discount on select animal encounters – please log in to your account to make your reservation.
Dolphins do not swim with people, “kiss” people or tow people through the water because they like to — they do it because they have to. None of these are natural behaviors, and every captive dolphin is trained to correctly perform these behaviors because if they do not, they will not eat.
Health & Safety Commitments
The safety of our guests, Ambassadors and animals in our care remains our top priority. Per the California Department of Public Health, face coverings are recommended for all guests when indoors.
See how we care for our dolphins, participate in a training session, then touch a dolphin on this approximately 15-minute program. Guest (13+) $50.00 $25.00 /ea. Minor (under 13) $50.00 $25.00 /ea.
Discovery Cove has several optional extras including swimming with dolphins and sharks or feeding sting rays. We did the Dolphin Swim. And, it was absolutely worth the extra cost! We had plenty of dolphin interaction time.
Years after promising to end their orca shows, SeaWorld is instead rebranding them. Seven years after the documentary film Blackfish inspired a backlash against Seaworld and the condition of the orcas in its care, the gates of Seaworld are still open.
Overall, I think the dining plan is probably worth it because you spend a lot on individual meals and snacks. Just remember when you’re planning your trip to SeaWorld that you will be spending money on food and drinks no matter what. The dining plan definitely made SeaWorld worth it!