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The Ultimate Seaworld Orlando Birthday Party Guide

July 20, 2018
Learn all you need to know -- from dining options to animal encounters -- to make a birthday at SeaWorld as special as can be. Click here and spend your next birthday at SeaWorld!
Getting to meet a real live shark or have a meal near our animal ambassadors is all your kid will talk about once they find our they're spending their birthday at SeaWorld, but parents know better. With its roller coasters, deep sea encounters, incredible meals and Sesame Street friends, there's a lot to consider for their SeaWorld birthday parties. Here are to the top five things you need to know to ensure your child's upcoming birthday at SeaWorld Orlando goes off without a hitch.

  1. Make a List. The best way to ensure your guest of honor gets the most out of their birthday party is to ask them! Sit down with your child at least a month in advance of their big day and ask them what they want to get out of their next visit to SeaWorld Orlando. Whether its an up-close encounter with the whales or a chance to dine with Elmo, write it down and make a checklist. This is the best way to ensure that none of their wishes are missed and it'll teach children to lead by articulating their goals. Skills they'll use for the rest of their lives.

  2. Celebrate with Cake. While SeaWorld Orlando doesn't bake birthday cakes on their premises, we do offer Shamu cupcakes and cookies as well as individual cake slices so everyone can enjoy their favorite.

    Dolphin Interaction

  3. Encounter an Animal. If you're considering a birthday at SeaWorld because you love sea animals, then we've got a one-of-a-kind experience for you. Whether your kid's birthday wish is to meet a prehistoric predator or jive with a jellyfish, you'll find it in our stadiums, tunnels and aquariums. For a truly unique birthday experience, guests can even swim with dolphins, meet a shark or feed exotic fish at Discovery Cove. And if your tastes tend toward the air over the aquatic, we recommend taking our Animal Ambassador Tour, where you can learn all about our exotic and rescued animals.

  4. Enjoy Killer Meals with Killer Whales. For those who crave a more "behind-the-scenes" encounter with the stars of SeaWorld than even our shows can offer, we recommend Up-Close Dining at Shamu® Stadium. Guests are treated to a unique lesson about the rescue of four of our killer whales while dining on a buffet featuring sustainable, organic, seasonal or locally grown ingredients aimed at minimizing our impact on animals and their habitats. Afterwards, you'll get to see killer whales up close as they slide out onto shallow water and greet guests while they learn more about these incredible undersea mammals. It's an experience at Shamu® Stadium that's not to be missed, perfect for any budding marine biologists in the group. Those looking for something a little more prehistoric can dine surrounded by sharks at Shark's Underwater Grill.

  5. Sharks Underwater Grill 

  6. Get a Birthday Sticker. While SeaWorld doesn't do official birthday celebrations, we do offer birthday stickers at our Dining/Interactions Reservation Desk. Wear one within full view of guests and staff to get well wishes and birthday songs wherever you go throughout the park.

This just scratches the iceberg of all the ways you can celebrate a birthday at SeaWorld. If you're from out of town, you'll want to spend an extra day or two and make a whole vacation out of it. That's why we offer a number of SeaWorld Orlando hotel and vacation packages that perfectly suit your needs, whether you're looking to indulge a little foodie with an Eat FREE Package or an aquatic adept with our Discovery Cove Package, you'll find a deal that's perfect for your child. Visit SeaWorld online now and make your child's birthday dreams come true today!.