When people visit Orlando, Florida that they are certain to include visits to the principal theme parks: Disney World and Universal Studios, but if I were to opt for the third must-see attraction in this region then my choice would be Sea World. This is a theme park which manages to combine fun, education, nature conservation and amusement park thrills all in one locale. If you’re interested to know what you may expect to find in Sea World, then continue reading and we’ll have a look at the key features of this park.
In case you have children, or if you are a big kid yourself, then the unique charm of Sea World is to have the ability to get up close to mysterious and exotic creatures such as sea turtles, dolphins, penguins and stingrays. Sea World accomplishes this by placing these animals in themed areas that closely match the natural habitats.
By way of example, among the popular places at Sea World is the Wild Arctic.
Going to the other side of the earth, Sea World also has an Antarctic themed area where you can watch penguins (real ones, not theme-park replicas) frolic in their “Penguin Encounter” area.
As this is Florida warm water creatures are also featured “stars” of the series. At the Stingray Lagoon you can watch 200 rays glide in a protected habitat. Now, before you let the name scare you, Stingrays are nice and docile creatures, in reality you can even make them “high-five” you in the event you place your hand in the water! The lagoon also features a stingray nursery where you can watch the pups play. Animal experts are also on hand to answer your questions about these unusually grace creatures.
Among the earth’s earliest species is that the turtle. At Sea World’s Turtle stage you can find a close look at 300 sea turtles, ranging in size from the tiny hatchlings to six foot long leatherbacks. The turtles live in a natural lagoon that includes a beach, sand dunes and feature vegetation of the turtle’s natural habitat.
Although Sea World is located in Florida, the park’s founders did a excellent job of recreating a Los Angeles nature preserve featuring California sea lions. At the park’s “Pacific Point Preserve” you are able to meet, feed and touch these gregarious animals. Feeding time is the big moment for this component of the park, as the sea lions and harbor seals always put on a terrific display for the visitors.
And if the sea animals aren’t enough to amuse you and your family the park has some more attractions in the form of sea-themed rides and adventures. Among the newest attractions is called Journey to Atlantis. You get to see the mythical lost continent in a water coaster which has wet and steep plunges. (You may get wet on this ride, so be prepared).
The park also has a 15 storey roller coaster which includes floorless cars! This coaster puts you upside down seven times at rates that reach 65 mph.
Rounding out the offerings at Sea World is the Waterfront, a dining and entertainment complex where you are able to relax after enjoying all of the sights and activity of Sea World. As you can see, Sea World has an attractive selection of activities. So, when you visit Raccoon in Attic Orlando, put it on your “must-see” list