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What Are the Top 7 Attractions for Young Children at Seaworld® Orlando?

When going on vacation with young children in tow, it can sometimes be challenging to make choices which balance having fun with the logistical constraints that traveling with young kids bring. However, given that there are such a large amount of opportunities for SeaWorld® Orlando discounts with aRes Travel, it makes financial sense to take a family vacation to SeaWorld® Orlando. There are a number of rides at SeaWorld® Orlando specially designed to be kid-friendly, as well as a large amount of other shows and experiences that your children will love.

Here is a guide to our seven top rides for young children:

1.Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®

This indoor motion simulator trackless ride allows riders to understand the grandeur of the Antarctic region and the majesty of the penguins who inhabit it. It lets guests explore penguin colonies (while seeing real penguins!) while enveloped in cool temperatures, which makes it a perfect way to beat the heat after a hot day of rides, animal experiences, and shows.

Passengers have a choice of how they want to experience this ride: The more intense “wild” option is geared toward older children and adults, but the “mild” riding option is perfect for families with younger children who might be easily scared and who would like a less turbulent trip. Riders under 48 inches tall must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or another companion who is at least 14 years old.

2.Sesame Street at SeaWorld® Orlando

This area of the park, which opens during the summer of 2019, is devoted to celebrating the characters who live on Sesame Street. Younger kids will love exploring a walkable version of the iconic street filled with lots of opportunities for interactive play and kid-friendly attractions, including:

Abby’s Flower Tower: You and your child can ride in colorful flowerpots over the park, getting a great view of the surrounding rides, animals, and attractions, as well as all the people on the ground. (Riders need to be at least 42 inches tall.)

Cookie Drop!: Bounce up and down with Cookie Monster on a giant cookie after he experiences a spill. (Riders must be at least 42 inches tall.)

Big Bird’s Twirl and Whirl: Spin around in one of Big Bird’s nests in this teacup-style ride. (Riders need to be at least 36 inches tall.)

Rubber Duckie Water Works: This outdoor play area is a refreshing way to cool off on a hot day. It features a series of different fountains, blasts, and jets to keep your kids cool and busy.

Elmo’s Choo Choo Train: Kids who love interactive play and noise making will enjoy this interactive train ride where they can honk horns and ring bells to their heart’s content while spotting different creatures along the ride’s path, all guided by Elmo. (Riders need to be at least 36 inches tall.)

Slimey’s Slider: Take a wild trip through Oscar the Grouch’s large compost collection in a “boat” with his friendly pet worm, Slimey. (Riders need to 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. If you’re looking to ease your younger kids onto a roller coaster, this might be a good first step. (Riders need to be at least 38 inches tall.)

In addition to these rides and attractions, your kids will love the colorful Sesame Street parade that happens every day, as well as the opportunities for activities like Storytime with Big Bird and numerous photo opportunities with their favorite characters.

3.Sea Carousel

This classic ride, artfully decorated, is topped with a massive 45-foot-wide pink octopus. Instead of horses, each rider will be riding on 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 companion who is at least 14 years old.

4.Sky Tower

A fun and enlightening experience for the whole family, young and old, the Sky Tower has been standing at 400 feet tall since the 1974 opening of SeaWorld® Orlando. It’s an opportunity to see the park and the surrounding area in a new light, and from an angle, you’d normally only get to see for a few brief seconds at the top of a roller coaster.

This slow and relaxing capsule ride is an excellent way for your family to decompress after a long day of moving around the park. For $5 extra per person and no height limit to ride, this is a great way to end your children’s day at SeaWorld® Orlando.


Shows and animal experiences make up a large part of a SeaWorld® Orlando excursion. There are many opportunities to learn about different animals throughout your visit to SeaWorld® Orlando.

5.Sea Lion High: The New Class

fictional Sea Lion

This incredibly funny take on a day in the life at the fictional Sea Lion High stars sea lion classics Clyde and Seamore, as well as other human trainer and animal friends. The slapstick comedy and other antics in this show will make your kids laugh and make you laugh along with them. There may be some splashes, so that’s important to keep in mind when picking a good place to sit. Don’t discount sitting in the splash zone, though: sometimes a splash or two can be exactly what you and your children might need on a hot day!

6.Dolphin Days

Located in the Dolphin Theater, this enthralling show focuses on the intelligence and infectious spirit of the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin. Your kids will not only be able to see dolphins and colorful exotic birds perform extraordinary stunts and tricks in both the water and in the air, but they’ll also be able to learn about the importance of dolphins and other water-dwelling creatures to our world and the oceanic ecosystem. Animal care specialists narrate the show and assist in guiding the trained dolphins through their routines.

7.Animal Experiences

Animal Experiences

Finally, your children will love getting to interact with animals in a close personal setting. You can gauge what animal experiences your kids will be most interested in by asking them before the trip what animals they’re most excited to see.

You can see different animals in their habitats, like penguins and Arctic animals such as walruses and beluga whales or watch dolphin mothers and their calves at the Dolphin Nursery. You can even eat lunch next to the killer whales!

All in all, there’s so much to experience with your young children at SeaWorld® Orlando. There’s so many can’t-miss attractions that you may even have trouble fitting it all into one day!

Final Thoughts

Make the most of this incredible adventure by bundling your accommodation (you can choose from 33 local hotels) with any of the aRES tickets to Seaworld® Orlando.

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