What Are the Top 4 Rides and Animal Attractions for Young Families at SeaWorld® Orlando?
When traveling with young children, it can sometimes be difficult to compromise and balance practicality with having fun. However, given that there are so many opportunities at aRes Travel for SeaWorld® Orlando discounts, it makes sense to take a family trip to SeaWorld® Orlando. There are quite a few rides at SeaWorld® Orlando specially designed to be kid-friendly, as well as numerous other shows and experiences your children will love.
1.Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®
This indoor trackless motion simulator ride allows guests to understand the majesty of the South Pole and the grandeur of the penguins who inhabit it. It lets families explore penguin colonies (and see some real penguins!) while being enveloped in cool temperatures, making it a perfect cool-off experience after a hot day of rides and shows.
Passengers can choose how they want to experience the ride: the “wild” option is more geared toward older riders, but the “mild” riding option is perfect for families with smaller children who would like a less turbulent trip. Riders who are under 48 inches tall must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or another supervising companion.
2.Sesame Street at SeaWorld® Orlando
Newly launched in 2019, this area of the park is devoted to everyone’s favorite kid-friendly and educational creatures who live on Sesame Street. Your kids will love exploring a version of the iconic block filled with opportunities for interactive play and lots of kid-friendly attractions, including:
Abby’s Flower Tower: Ride in colorful flowerpots over the park, getting a great view of surrounding rides, animals, and attractions, as well as the people on the ground. (Riders must be at least 42 inches tall.)
Big Bird’s Twirl and Whirl: Spin around in one of Big Bird’s nests with your family. (Riders must be at least 36 inches tall.)
Cookie Drop!: Bounce up and down with Cookie Monster on a giant cookie. (Riders must be at least 42 inches tall.)
Elmo’s Choo Choo Train: Kids who love to make noise will enjoy this interactive train ride where they can honk horns, ring bells, and spot different creatures, all guided by Elmo. (Riders must be at least 36 inches tall.)
Rubber Duckie Water Works: This outdoor water play area is a great way to cool off on a hot day. It features jets, blasts, and fountains to keep your kids cool and busy.
Slimey’s Slider: Take a swiveling and swooping trip through Oscar the Grouch’s compost collection (oversized apple cores and more) with his friendly worm, Slimey. (Riders must be at least 42 inches tall.)
Super Grover’s Box Car Derby: This family-friendly roller coaster takes you behind the wheel of a box car with furry superhero Super Grover in the lead. (Riders must be at least 38 inches tall.)
In addition to these attractions, your young children will love the daily Sesame Street parade, as well as the opportunities for Storytime with Big Bird and photo opportunities with their favorite characters.
This classical carnival-style ride is topped with a massive 45-foot-wide pink octopus. Instead of horses, each rider will sit atop or astride a different marine animal of their choosing. Riders of the Sea Carousel who are under 42 inches tall will need to be accompanied by a supervising companion who is at least 14 years old.
A fun and retro experience for the whole family, the 400-foot tall Sky Tower has been standing since the opening of SeaWorld® Orlando in 1974. It provides beautiful views of the park and the surrounding area. This slow and leisurely capsule ride is a great way to put your feet up after a long day of trekking around the park. For $5 extra per person and no height limit to ride, this is a great way to end your day at SeaWorld® Orlando.
Top 4 Live Animal Attractions
It may seem like there aren’t a huge amount of rides at SeaWorld® Orlando that cater to younger children, but it’s important to remember that a large part of the SeaWorld® Orlando experience is seeing shows and interacting with animals. There are many opportunities to do this throughout your visit to SeaWorld® Orlando.
Located in Dolphin Theater, this show focuses on the intelligence and playful spirit of the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin. Not only will your kids be able to see dolphins and colorful exotic birds perform extraordinary tricks in the water and the air, but they’ll also learn about the importance of dolphins and other marine mammals to our world and the oceanic ecosystem. Animal care specialists narrate the show and guide the dolphins through their routine.
2.Sea Lion High: The New Class
This incredibly fun and revamped take on a day in the life of Sea Lion High stars sea lions Clyde and Seamore, as well as other human and animal friends (no spoilers!). The tricks and slapstick comedy in this show will have your kids laughing and you laughing along with them. There may be some splashes, so keep that in mind when choosing where to sit. Sometimes a splash or two can be exactly what your kids need on a hot, sticky day!
Located in Seaport Theater, this show’s large cast of characters includes dogs, cats, pigs, ducks, doves, and more. Animal care specialists show audiences how SeaWorld® Orlando uses its encouragement-based training techniques to train its animals, from the most exotic to the most domestic.
Featuring SeaWorld® Orlando’s signature killer whales, this interactive show will educate you and your family about Orcas’ adaptations, behaviors, and natural habitats. This show is offered in addition to the other, and also great for kids, One Ocean show offered daily.
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