SeaWorld is a chain of marine mammal parks in the United States. The parks feature Orca, sea lion, and dolphin shows and zoological displays featuring various other marine animals. The parks’ icon is Shamu, the Orca. There are operations in Orlando, Florida; San Diego, California; San Antonio, Texas; and previously Aurora, Ohio. On March 5, 2007, SeaWorld Orlando announced addition of the Aquatica water park to its adventure park family, which already includes SeaWorld and Discovery Cove.  On February 28, 2008 Busch Entertainment announced plans to open a fourth SeaWorld park in Dubai, UAE.
SeaWorld is een ketting van marien zoogdierparken in de Verenigde Staten. De parken hebben Orca’s, de zeeleeuwen, en de dolfijnen tonen en zoölogische vertoningen die verschillende andere mariene dieren kenmerken. Het pictogram van de parken is Shamu, de Orca. Er zijn vestigingen in Orlando, Florida; San Diego, Californië; San Antonio, Texas; en eerder in Aurora, Ohio. Op 5 Maart, 2007, kondigde Seaworld Orlando aan dat Aquatica waterpark werd toegevoegd aan de adventure park, dat al bestond uit Seaworld en Discovery Cove. Op 28 februari 2008 kondigde Busch Entertainment aan dat er een vierde Seaworld park in Dubai geopend zal worden.
SeaWorld parks also feature a variety of thrill rides, including roller coasters like Kraken at SeaWorld Orlando and Steel Eel and The Great White at SeaWorld San Antonio. Journey to Atlantis, a combination roller coaster and splashdown ride, can be found at all three US parks. The parks are owned by Busch Entertainment Corp., the family entertainment division of Anheuser-Busch, which is best known for brewing beer but also owns nine theme parks. Some of the Budweiser Clydesdales are also kept at each park as an additional non-marine-oriented attraction.
One of the biggest attractions is the Shark Encounter, in which guests are carried through a submerged acrylic tube into the sharks’ tank. Another famous ride is Wild Arctic, simulating a helicopter ride to the Arctic. After the ride, the guests arrive at a simulated base station, where they can observe polar bears, Pacific walruses, and beluga whales. Another attraction is the Penguin Encounter, showcasing a variety of penguins. In addition, an attraction features endangered Florida manatees. The park has an extensive playground for children, Shamu’s Happy Harbor (formerly called “Cap’n Kids’ World”).
|Oprichting||8 juni 1912|