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 Florida’s steepest beyond vertical drop on Ice Breaker or feeling the predator power of Mako, Orlando’s tallest and fastest coaster, there are all types of thrills and entertainment for the whole family. Discover what it takes to care for an injured animal at SeaWorld Rescue Manatee Rehabilitation. Witness the power and grace of killer whales in the awe-inspiring Orca Encounter and experience one-of-a-kind attractions, thrilling coasters and up-close animal interactions found nowhere else.  All these reasons and more are why SeaWorld Orlando has been recognized as a top destination by our guests and industry experts alike.
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USA Today Awards

#1 Best Theme Park

SeaWorld Orlando voted Number 1 for Best Theme Park two years in a row (2021 - 2022) - USA Today 10Best Reader's Choice awards.

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USA Today Awards

#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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IAAPA Award Best Live Edutainment Performance Act Orca Encounter

Best Live Edutainment Performance Act

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

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USA Today's Top 10 Best Theme Park Holiday Events

A Top 10 Event

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration has been ranked in the Top 10 for Best Theme Park Holiday Event during the 2021 USA Today 10Best Reader's Choice awards.

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IAAPA Award Most Creative Sports Stunt Show Winter Wonderland on Ice

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.

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USA Today Award

#1 Best Roller Coaster

Mako® has been voted Number 1 for Best Roller Coaster during the 2021 USA Today 10Best Reader's Choice awards.

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USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards

#1 New Attraction

Sesame Street Land™ has been voted Number 1 for Best New Amusement Park Attraction during the 2020 USA Today 10Best Reader's Choice awards.

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Orlando Sentinel Award Best Bets

Orlando's Best

For the second year in a row, SeaWorld was named the best theme park in Orlando by the Orlando Sentinel. Locals know, you should too!

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Amusement Today Golden Ticket Award

The #1 Best

Our standard of care and our mission are just two of the reasons we're at the top of Amusement Today's list.

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Trip Advisor Award

A Top 10

Ranked as a Top 10 Amusement Park by TripAdvisor Travelers. Find out what they know - come visit Today!

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IAAPA Brass Ring Award

The Best Event

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration has won an IAAPA Brass Ring Award for Most Creative Property-Wide Event.

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  • Other Awards

    More Notable Recognitions

    Mako rollercoaster ranked among top 35 steel roller coasters in the world
    (Amusement Today, Inc. Golden Ticket Awards and surveys, 2017)

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