Wide show of Mako at SeaWorld Orlando

Awards & Accolades

Guests are immersed in wonder at SeaWorld Orlando, where the aquatic world comes alive like no place else. Whether you’re riding Pipeline, the most anticipated roller coaster of 2023, or feeling the predator power of Mako, Orlando’s tallest and fastest coaster, there are thrills and entertainment for the whole family. Witness the power and grace of killer whales in the awe-inspiring Orca Encounter, experience one-of-a-kind attractions, and up-close animal interactions that only SeaWorld can create. All these reasons and more are why SeaWorld Orlando has been recognized as the #1 theme park and more by our guests and industry experts alike.

Best Theme Park Holiday Event in Florida

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration has been voted Best Theme Park Holiday Event in Florida by USA Today's 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards, 2023.

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Snow flurries during the Christmas Celebration event at SeaWorld Orlando

America’s #1 Best Theme Park Halloween Event

SeaWorld's Howl-O-Scream has been voted #1 Best Theme Park Halloween Event in the nation by USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards, 2023.

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Best Theme Park in Florida

SeaWorld Orlando voted number 1 for Best Theme Park in Florida for three years in a row (2021-2023) – USA Today10Best Reader’s Choice awards.

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Best Marine Life Park

Our standard of care and our mission are just two of the reasons we're at the top of Amusement Today's list for 16 years in a row.

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Best Roller Coaster

Mako has been voted Best Roller Coaster by USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards, 2023.

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Mako roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando

#1 New Attraction

Ice Breaker has been voted Number 1 for Best New Theme Park Attraction during the 2022 USA Today 10Best Reader's Choice awards.

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Ice Breaker roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando

Best Theme Park Holiday Event

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration has been voted Best Theme Park Holiday Event by USA Today's 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards, 2022.

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Best Live Edutainment Performance Act

SeaWorld Orlando has won an IAAPA Brass Ring Award for Orca Encounter being the Best Live Edutainment Performance Act in 2021.

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Most Creative Sports/Stunt Show

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration has won an IAAPA Brass Ring Award for Winter Wonderland on Ice as the Most Creative Sports/Stunt Show in 2021.

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Wonderland On Ice Skating Show at SeaWorld Orlando