Five things you didn't know about SeaWorld

30 Sep 2019

From our rescue teams to our packed events programme all year round, we’ve put together 5 surprising things you might not already know about us. Because we love making your trip to SeaWorld the most fulfilling it can be.

1. SeaWorld is a Certified Autism Center

It is our goal to provide every family with an enjoyable and memorable visit to SeaWorld. We are proud to offer specialised services to guests with autism and other special needs. We have quiet rooms and low sensory areas where guests can take some time out. All SeaWorld staff have received training to ensure they have the requisite knowledge, skills, temperament, and expertise to cater to all children, including those with special needs.

Click here to download our Sensory Guide, which is a resource for guests with cognitive disabilities including autism spectrum disorder.

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.

2. SeaWorld is home to THREE huge rollercoasters

If you haven't visited SeaWorld recently, you might not know that it is now home to three record-breaking rollercoasters, two exciting water rides and seven kid-friendly attractions at Sesame Street Land. From high-thrill Mako, Orlando's tallest, fastest, longest and only hypercoaster, to  Super Grover's Box Car Derby, which could be your child's first ever rollercoaster; we have a ride for everyone.

Discover all of SeaWorld's attractions here.

3. SeaWorld has a NEW rollercoaster opening in spring 2020!

Named after the icy Arctic summits, Ice Breaker will feature four airtime filled launches, both backwards and forwards, culminating in a reverse launch into the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida - a 93 feet tall spike with 100 degree angle. The thrills continue as riders fly over a near vertical top hat manoeuvre into a series of exciting twists, turns, and airtime hills. The brand-new coaster will be located across from Wild Arctic and opens this coming spring.

4. SeaWorld has rescued 35,000+ animals

Our rescue teams are on call 24/7, 365 days a year, assisting animals that are orphaned, ill, injured or in need of expert care. The SeaWorld Rescue Team has provided a second chance at life to more than 35,000 animals, always with the goal of rehabilitating them and returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund has also awarded over $16.5 million in grant funding to over 1,250 organisations across the globe, including wildlife research, habitat protection, animal rescue and conservation education.

Find out more about SeaWorld's conservation work here.

5. SeaWorld has a year-long events programme

From free live concerts to events fit for foodies to festive holiday celebrations, we’ve packed our calendar full of family fun all year long.

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration
23rd November - 31st December
Enjoy festive shopping, delicious food, and stunning live shows.

New Year's Eve
31st December
Celebrate New Year's Eve with a spectacular musical celebration and bold fireworks display

Seven Seas Food Festival
Returning spring 2020
Sip and sample your way around the world with exciting flavours and local craft beer, plus live performances every weekend

SeaWorld Inside Look
Returning 2020
Meet the SeaWorld team and hear their personal stories about caring for our animals

4th of July
Returning 2020
Celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks spectacular and more

Electric Ocean
Returning summer 2020
As the sun goes down, the lights and energy go up, offering guests a different kind of fun after dark