SeaWorld Tips and Tricks Orlando Location
Being a Central Florida native comes in handy every now and again. Say, when people want directions or when visiting theme parks. We invested in SeaWorld annual passes about twelve years ago and renew them every year. We’ve added two additional passes now that the kids are each over 3.
Since we’ve been going to SeaWorld for such a long time, we’ve figured out a few SeaWorld Tips and Tricks to save some money while you’re having fun with the family.
Annual Passes – If you are a Floridian and you’ll be going to Sea World at least twice this year, it’s worth it to get an annual pass. The annual pass includes free parking, which saves you $17 each visit. Plus, the benefits include no black out dates and unlimited admission for one year. Also, merchandise, food and drink is 10% off for annual pass holders.
Fun Card – Don’t need free parking? Think about getting the Fun Card. You pay for one day and can come back the rest of the year. This option isn’t always available, but it’s a good deal when you see it.
Snacks – Sea World allows individual snacks to be brought into the park. We pack a diaper bag or small backpack with individual juice boxes or small bottles, some cheerios, cut up fruit, and other quick snacks. Also, if you’re kids are the PB&J eating type, pack a couple of sandwiches so that the kids won’t have to wait to eat when they get hungry.
All Day Food Pass -Sea World has a service that allows you to eat at different restaurants throughout the day and only pay the one fee. Personally, we have not used this service because we usually stay only about 3 to 4 hours each time we go. If we decide to spend an entire day, then this is something we will definitely look into trying.
What I do (and this was a hint from my friend, Nicole) is pay $3 each for them to “play” a game. They choose a plastic stingray from the water with a color on the bottom. That color corresponds to a prize, usually a smaller stuffed animal. It’s just the right size for their hands and I’ve only spent $6, instead of $15+. Now, when they get a bit older I may have to re-evaluate the souvenirs. I’ve been known to buy my daughter little leather necklaces with a sea animal charm and she treasures those. I just like the option of saving a little money and still being able to get them a treasure to keep.
Feeding the Animals
The last few times we’ve gone to the theme park, there has been a special for feeding Sea Lions, Stingrays and Sharks. $10 to feed all three. Trays of 4 fish are usually around $4 – $5 each. And, I must tell you – we LOVE to feed the Sea Lions. It’s always the first thing we do when we get to Sea World. If we’re going to feed them anyway, why not save a little cash for something else.
There are just a few of my recommended SeaWorld Tips and Tricks. Enjoy your visit to SeaWorld!