Feed dolphins and stingrays, marvel at killer whales, and discover the plight of manatees in the wild at SeaWorld Orlando, a marine-themed theme park, offering an engaging package of entertainment and science-based education. (Read a full review of SeaWorld Orlando Family Vacations.) Beyond four hair-raising thrill rides, SeaWorld Orlando’s stage shows, featuring creatures from otters to sea lions, are a major draw. The blockbuster of them all is Believe, a dramatic spectacle starring killer whales and set to symphony sounds. Shamu’s Happy Harbor, a play area for children with pint-sized rides and interactive water elements, is a magnet for families. When budgeting, don’t forget to factor in funds for animal snacks — feeding sea creatures is a highlight of any SeaWorld visit.
7007 Seaworld Drive, Orlando , 32821, FL