Things to know before you go - SeaWorld

Park Accessibility

SeaWorld is committed to providing equal access to guests with disabilities. We will make every effort to accommodate you and ensure that you enjoy your visit here with us.

Certified Autism Center
SeaWorld has been designated as a Certified Autism Center. Click here to download our Sensory Guide, which is a resource for guests with cognitive disabilities including autism spectrum disorder.

Ride Accessibility Programme
SeaWorld's Ride Accessibility Programme was designed to allow guests to fully participate and enjoy our parks while keeping in mind the safety requirements of our rides and attractions. Click here to download our Guest Safety and Accessibility Guide.

If you have any further questions, visit our FAQ page or Contact Us.

Park Hours

Our opening times vary between 9:00am – 8:30pm. Times are subject to change depending on the season. Check here before you travel.


The main entrance for SeaWorld is on Central Florida Parkway between International Drive and Sea World Drive. SeaWorld is approximately 10 minutes south of downtown Orlando and 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport.


7007 Sea World Drive, Orlando, Florida 32821.

Driving Directions:

From the North (Downtown Orlando, Universal Studios, Sanford, Deland, Daytona):

  • Take I-4 West to exit 72 (Beachline Expressway/FL-528/Airport)
  • Once on the Beachline, take the International Drive exit (exit #1)
  • At the traffic lights, turn left. (You will be driving on International Drive)
  • At the second set of lights, turn right onto Central Florida Parkway
  • The entrance to SeaWorld is on the right-hand side of Central Florida Parkway

From the East (Cocoa, Cape Canaveral, Titusville Area):

  • Take FL-528 (Beachline Expressway) west to the International Drive exit (exit #1).
  • Turn left onto International Drive.
  • At the second set of lights, turn right onto Central Florida Parkway.
  • The entrance to SeaWorld is on the right-hand side of Central Florida Parkway.

From the West (Lake Buena Vista/Tampa):

  • Take I-4 East (toward Orlando) to exit 71. This is the SeaWorld exit.
  • Bear right onto Central Florida Parkway when exiting ramp.
  • The main entrance to SeaWorld is on the left-hand side of Central Florida Parkway. You will see a sign for SeaWorld Orlando.


Spaces are available for cars, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. Preferred parking is also available.

Parking is free for guests who have purchased the 3-Park Ticket or the Discovery Ultimate Package. Just show your ticket to the parking attendant.

SeaWorld park map

Food & Drink

Looking for great value? Looking for great choice? Looking for something special?

Looking for great value?

All-Day Dining Deal

Your family can enjoy great food all day long…for one great price! You’ll never go hungry as every hour you can enjoy one entrée, one side or one dessert and one regular size non-alcoholic beverage.

Participating restaurants:

Voyager's Smokehouse

Expedition Café

Captain Pete's Island Eats

Seafire Grill

Lakeside Grill

Altitude Burger

Waterway Grill

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Looking for great choice?

Seafire Grill

Seafire Grill offers innovative meals with Tex-Mex flavours. Enjoy famous steak and chicken fajitas and delicious salads.Menu includes: Baja Cobb Salad, Fajita Sandwich, Cuban sandwich, Tex-Mex Rice Bowl, French Fries and Potato Salad.Children’s menu includes: Chicken Tenders and Hot dogs.

Menu is subject to change without notice.

Voyager’s Smokehouse

Find out why so many guests call this the best BBQ in Orlando! Our BBQ masters understand the patient art of slow-smoking over genuine hickory wood to give every succulent bite of meat that deep, smoky flavour.

Menu includes: Voyager's Sampler Platter (Chicken, Spare Ribs & Beef Brisket), BBQ Chicken Platter, Smoked Brisket Platter, Baby Back BBQ Rib Platter, Grilled Chicken Spinach Salad and Everyone's Favourite Turkey Sandwich.

Children’s menu includes: Chicken Nuggets, Macaroni and Cheese, Hot Dogs, BBQ Ribs and Turkey & Cheese Sandwich.

Menu is subject to change without notice.

Looking for something special?

Sharks Underwater Grill

Eat here amongst the ocean’s most intriguing and ancient predators – sharks!

Appetisers include: Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Mussels, Coconut Chicken Tenders, Godzilla Roll, Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Lobster Bisque and Soup of the Day.

Entrees include: Tempura Shrimp, Grilled Mahi Mahi, Grilled Salmon, Ahi Tuna, Seafood Pasta, Filet Mignon 8 oz., Rib Eye Steak 14 oz. and Chicken Portabella.

Children’s menu includes: Jumbo Grilled Hot Dog, Shark's Chicken Tenders, Kids Fish Dinner and Penne Pasta with Red Sauce.

Reservations can be made on the day of your visit after 10:00am, by visiting the restaurants check-in desk.

Menu is subject to change without notice.

Height Restrictions

Ice Breaker

48" (121 cm) or taller


54" (137 cm) or taller

Wild Arctic

42" (107 cm) or taller
Guests between 42" and 48" tall must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion*

Infinity Falls

42” (107cm) - 77" (196cm)

Journey to Atlantis

42" (107 cm) or taller
Guests between 42" and 48" tall must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion*

Sky Tower

48" (122 cm) or taller
Guests under 48" tall must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion*
Hand held infants are permitted to ride with a Supervising Companion*


54" (137 cm) or taller


54" (137 cm) or taller

Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin

42" (107 cm) or taller to ride the “Wild Expedition”
Guests between 42" and 48" tall must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion*
Guests less than 42" can ride the “Mild Expedition”

*A Supervising Companion is a person 14 years of age or older


General Questions

Am I eligible for free parking?

If you’ve purchased the 3 for 2 Ticket or the Discovery Cove Ultimate Package then you will receive free parking at SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens for the entire 14 day duration of your ticket.

The free parking offer is not available on the 2-Park Ticket or the standard Discovery Cove Package.

How do I redeem my free parking?

You just need to enter the park as usual. Free parking will be activated on first use. Once you’ve shown your tickets and ID at the parking booth, your ticket will be scanned by the booth attendant, if you have the 3 for 2 Ticket or the Discovery Cove Ultimate Package, then you will proceed to the parking area without charge.

Do I need ID at the park gate?

We do carry out random spot checks at the park entrance for security reasons. If you are over 18, then you may be required to present photo ID at the park gate. We accept passports or driving licenses only. Minors (under the age of 18) do not need to present a photo ID to enter the park.

Will my bag be checked when entering the park?

All bags, backpacks and packages are subject to inspection prior to entering the parks. The following items are not permitted for the safety of our animals and our guests: weapons, knives, any other type of sharp objects, straws, large hard or soft coolers and any hazardous items or materials.

Do you accept the UK disabled badge for parking?

We do accept the UK badges for guests with disabilities. Please make sure you show the badge to our parking team members (in the kiosk upon arrival) in order to be directed to the correct area to park. These spaces are taken on a first come first served basis, so we suggest that you arrive early to be parked as close as possible to the entrance.


How do I redeem my All-Day Dining Deal or Quick Queue Unlimited?

Exchange your paper ticket for a wristband at the Information & Reservations Counter.

What time is my pre-booked tour?

You can only find out the time of your tour on the morning of your visit. We advise all guests to check in at the Information & Reservations Counter no later than 10:00am. You will then be advised when and where to meet your tour guide.

What time is my Dine with Orcas experience?

You will be informed by the attendant at the Information & Reservations Counter.

Can I bring my own food and drink into the park?

Large hard or soft coolers, glass containers, food, drinks and picnic lunches may not be taken into the park.

Guests with special diets, baby formula or baby food may bring their items into the park.

Are there ATMs in the park?

ATMs are located throughout the park. MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and JCB are accepted at all restaurants and gift shops with ID.

Is Wi-Fi available in the park?

Wi-Fi is available and free of charge for all guests. Simply search for the SeaWorld network upon arrival at the park.

Are lockers available?

All-day lockers are located outside the park near the Exit Gifts Shop and inside the Main Entrance. We offer three different sizes of all-day lockers for rent. Small single-use lockers are also available at Journey to Atlantis, Kraken, Manta, and Mako for a small rental fee.

Is it possible to hire a wheelchair or stroller at SeaWorld?

Wheelchair and stroller access is provided at all shows and attractions. For safety reasons all strollers must be parked outside of most exhibits and attractions. SeaWorld is not responsible for strollers or their contents left unattended in the park. Guests must be 18 years or older to rent a wheelchair.

Can I use my own camera on the rides?

Selfie Sticks or any hand-held extension poles for mobile devices are not permitted on any ride. Chest-mounted and wrist-mounted harnesses are allowed, however, this is at the discretion of the ride attendant.

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