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Ride Guide: SeaWorld Orlando

Journey to Atlantis Sea World Orlando boat

Boats plummet down Journey to Atlantis but, behind the scenes, it's also part coaster

September 2011: Once inside the Sea World gates you can turn left or right, but the Sea World Ride Guide assumes you travel left and circle the lake counterclockwise. (If you turn right, read from bottom to top.) However, a clear clockwise path gets a bit muddled on the left side of the lake, so the ride order here follows a logical path that includes some backtracking. Note: Many attractions are shows, and a daily schedule at the entrance is invaluable when planning a day – plus it can mess up the order of rides when you cross the park to see Shamu at 1 p.m.

For a complete description of rides, go to the Ride Describe: Sea World Orlando, but note that surprises along the way will be revealed ahead of time in a Ride Describe.  If you like surprises, use only this Ride Guide.

Click here for a complete description on reading the Ride Guides.

Dolphin Nursery
Type: Walk-through
Must-see: ♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦
Movement: ♦
Kid scares: ♦
Height restriction: N

Seaport Theater – Pets Ahoy!
Type: Theater
Must-see: ♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦
Movement: ♦
Kid scares: ♦
Height restriction: No

Turtle Point
Type: Other
Must-see: ♦♦
Wait time: ♦
Movement: ♦
Kid scares: ♦
Height restriction: No

Manta
Type: Coaster
Must-see: ♦♦♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦♦♦
Movement: ♦♦♦♦♦
Kid scares: ♦♦♦♦♦
Height restriction: 54 inches/1.37 meters

Stingray Lagoon (Key West at SeaWorld)
Type: Walk-through
Must-see: ♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦
Movement: ♦
Kid scares: ♦♦
Height restriction: No

Dolphin Cove (Key West at SeaWorld)
Type: Walk-through
Must-see: ♦♦♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦
Movement: ♦
Kid scares: ♦
Height restriction: No

Manatee Rescue
Type: Walk-through
Must-see: ♦♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦
Movement: ♦
Kid scares: ♦
Height restriction: No

Blue Horizons (Whale & Dolphin Theater)
Type: Theater
Must-see: ♦♦♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦
Movement: ♦
Kid scares: ♦
Height restriction: No

Journey to Atlantis
Type: Coaster
Must-see: ♦♦♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦♦♦♦
Movement: ♦♦♦♦♦
Kid scares: ♦♦♦♦
Height restriction: 42 inches/1.07 meters

Kraken
Type: Coaster
Must-see: ♦♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦♦♦
Movement: ♦♦♦♦♦
Kid scares: ♦♦♦♦
Height restriction: 54 inches/1.37 meters

Penguin Encounter
Type: Walk-through
Must-see: ♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦
Movement: ♦
Kid scares: ♦
Height restriction: No

Pacific Point Preserve
Type: Walk-through
Must-see: ♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦
Movement: ♦
Kid scares: ♦
Height restriction: No

Clyde & Seamore (Sea Lion & Otter Stadium)
Type: Theater
Must-see: ♦♦♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦
Movement: ♦
Kid scares: ♦
Height restriction: No

Sky Tower
Type: Other (fee to ride)
Must-see: ♦♦
Wait time: ♦
Movement: ♦♦♦
Kid scares: ♦♦♦
Height restriction: No

Shark Encounter
Type: Walk-through
Must-see: ♦♦♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦
Movement: ♦♦
Kid scares: ♦♦♦
Height restriction: No

A’Lure (Nautilus Theater)
Type: Theater
Must-see: ♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦
Movement: ♦
Kid scares: ♦
Height restriction: No

Sea Carousel (in Shamu’s Happy Harbor)
Type: Spinning
Must-see: ♦
Wait time: ♦♦
Movement: ♦♦
Kid scares: ♦
Height restriction: No

Water Works (in Shamu’s Happy Harbor)
Type: Walk-through (wet)
Must-see: ♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦
Movement: ♦♦
Kid scares: ♦
Height restriction: No

Swishy Fishies (in Shamu’s Happy Harbor)
Type: Spinning
Must-see: ♦
Wait time: ♦♦
Movement: ♦♦
Kid scares: ♦
Height restriction: No

Flying Fiddler (in Shamu’s Happy Harbor)
Type: Other
Must-see: ♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦
Movement: ♦♦
Kid scares: ♦
Height restriction: No

Shamu Express (in Shamu’s Happy Harbor)
Type: Kid coaster
Must-see: ♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦♦
Movement: ♦♦♦
Kid scares: ♦
Height restriction: 38 inches/.96 meters

Jazzy Jellies (in Shamu’s Happy Harbor)
Type: Spinning
Must-see: ♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦
Movement: ♦♦
Kid scares: ♦
Height restriction: No

Believe (Shamu Stadium)
Type: Theater
Must-see: ♦♦♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦
Movement: ♦
Kid scares: ♦♦
Height restriction: No

Wild Arctic
Type: Motion simulator or walk-through
Must-see: ♦♦♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦♦♦
Movement: ♦♦♦♦ or ♦
Kid scares: ♦♦♦
Height restriction: 42 inches/1.07 meters (or none)

Atlantis Bayside Stadium (show changes)
Type: Theater
Must-see: ?
Wait time: ♦
Movement: ♦
Kid scares: ♦

Height restriction: No

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