SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando
SeaWorld Orlando logo.png
Location
Orlando, Florida, USA
Status Operating
Opened December 15, 1973
Owner SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
Area 200 acres
Website http://www.seaworld.com/orlando/

SeaWorld Orlando is an amusement park and marine-life based zoological park located in Orlando, Florida, USA. It is owned and operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.

History

On September 11, 2001, SeaWorld Orlando and other major amusement parks were forced to close when the terrorist attacks occurred.[1]

Attendance

In 2014 the park hosted an estimated 4,683,000 guests, down from 5,090,000 guests the year before following a series of animal welfare controversies affecting all three SeaWorld parks. However, the park's attendance increased again to 4,777,000 guests in 2015, making SeaWorld Orlando the most visited SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment theme park. In 2016, the park's attendance decreased by 7.9% to a new low of 4,402,000. In 2017, park attendance hit another new low of 3,962,000 following a 10% attendance decrease. However, the park's attendance increased by 16% in 2018 back up to 4,594,000.

Present roller coasters

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Ice Breaker Premier Rides Launched February 18, 2022 Operating
Journey to Atlantis Mack Rides Water April 17, 1998 Operating
Kraken Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless June 1, 2000 Operating
Mako Bolliger & Mabillard Hyper June 10, 2016 Operating
Manta Bolliger & Mabillard Flying May 22, 2009 Operating
Super Grover's Box Car Derby Zierer Family May 7, 2006 Operating
Surf Coaster Bolliger & Mabillard Stand-Up 2023 Under construction

Present rides

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Abby's Flower Tower Zamperla Balloon Tower 2006
Antarctica: Empire of The Penguin Oceaneering Entertainment Systems Trackless Dark Ride 2013
Big Bird's Twirl 'N' Whirl Zamperla Junior Teacups 2006
Cookie Drop! Zamperla Junior Drop Tower 2007
Elmo's Choo Choo Train Zamperla Junior Railway 2012
Infinity Falls Intamin River Rapids 2018
Sky Tower Waagner-Biro Observation Tower 1974
Slimey's Slider Zamperla Rockin' Tug 2007
Sunny Day Carousel Chance Rides Carousel 2007

References

  1. "Theme parks shut down as precaution", The Star Press (September 11, 2001), pp. 34. Retrieved on December 22, 2021.


Amusement parks operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment