SeaWorld Orlando Resort Solo Trip: 11 Pro Tips for Traveling Alone (2023)

The SeaWorld Orlando Resort solo experience is one that you must try on your theme park trip.


Because, there’s nothing so invigorating like the freedom of traveling to theme parks alone.

One of the few aquatic attractions left in the nation is SeaWorld, an oceanic adventure park that can be enjoyed as a half-day or whole-day park, depending on your goals for that day.

SeaWorld Orlando Resort Solo Trip Kraken Rollercoaster going over the hill

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What to Expect at SeaWorld Orlando on Your Solo Trip?

The SeaWorld Orlando Resort is absolutely beautiful and is in the same family as Busch Gardens.

When approaching the park gates, you’ll be greeted with a stunning, watery entrance reminiscent of a gorgeous bay in San Diego.

SeaWorld Orlando theme park entrance

Once in the park gates, you’re transported into aquatic thrills (as noted by the beautiful Manta roller coaster in the front), tropical sounds, and colorful topiary visions of SeaWorld.

The addition of Infinity Falls, Ice Breaker, and the hypercoaster Mako, continues to make SeaWorld a competitive theme park.

SeaWorld Orlando New Icebreaker roller coaster

SeaWorld is located in the Orlando area and is a perfect park to pace yourself, get lost, and discover the educational details of marine life.


Are you ready to get out of your comfort zone?

For a solo theme park goer, all you need is your smartphone, a good Theme Park Podcast, your headphones, and you’ll be on your way to an out of this world theme park adventure!

Traveling solo to SeaWorld doesn’t have to be terrifying.

Mako SeaWorld Orlando Guy Harvey Mural

Since I started traveling to theme parks alone, I’ve noticed I’m confident meeting new people. I’m also able to let go just a little bit of my introverted side.

SeaWorld Orlando Resort Solo Trip Christmas Celebration NikkyJ enjoying Fried Chicken Sandwich
Enjoying my Hot Chicken Sandwich on my solo SeaWorld Orlando trip.

As a solo park hopper, SeaWorld offers many activities that are amazing, such as thrilling roller coasters, amusing shows, and marine life exploration all meant to intrigue you on your travels.

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Do you think people will realize that you’re traveling alone?

Or, do you feel you will not have as good of a time on your solo SeaWorld trip when compared to going with friends?

SeaWorld Orlando Resort Solo Trip Manta Rollercoaster flying over in the sky

Especially, if you have to sit next to a stranger on one of SeaWorld’s roller coaster….

If this sounds like you, then I’m here to help guide you into the perfect solo day at SeaWorld Orlando Resort.

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11 Easy Tips for Visiting SeaWorld Orlando Resort Alone

Now that we have the basics out of the way, let’s go through some of the best tips to make your first solo trip amazing!

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration Bayside Stadium with Ice Skating Ring

1. Start Small with Solo Travel

Traveling this way can be scary to some theme park fans, such as yourself. I recommend easing your way into traveling solo.

Maybe start by having lunch or dinner alone at a restaurant or maybe go to a movie by yourself.

SeaWorld Orlando Mako with Skytower

You can also try arriving to Orlando one day prior to your party’s arrival, then do a couple of hours at a water park or a smaller amusement park like Fun Spot by yourself to see if you even like going to a theme park alone.

This may just convince you to try a whole day at another park, like Epcot, on your own.

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2. Map Out Your Day at SeaWorld Orlando

The thought of going to the SeaWorld solo is probably too stressful for you to even think about, so I recommend mapping out your day in advance.

Having an itinerary relieves any nervousness associated with traveling alone and keeps your mind occupied with all the charming rides and attractions you’ll be enjoying at the SeaWorld.

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SeaWorld Orlando Map for 2022 and 2023

For you, I have The Solo Theme Park Traveler’s Guide for theme park hopping alone. A guidebook you’ll need where I share with you a step-by-step process to planning that first solo SeaWorld Orlando vacation.

3. Purchase the All-Day Dining Deal

For one low price, you can get a band that allows you to eat at participating restaurants all day. The All-Day Dining Deal includes 1 entrée, 1 side or dessert, and 1 fountain drink, tea or water for each visit.

SeaWorld Orlando Food and Drinks Margarita and Nachos
Flame Craft Bar next to SeaFire Grill. Drinks Margarita and Nachos.

Basically, an all-you-can-eat day at the park. 

These are the current restaurants included:

  • Voyager’s Smokehouse
  • Expedition Café
  • Altitude Burgers
  • Captain Pete’s Island Treats
  • Waterway Grill
  • Seafire Grill
  • Lakeside Grill
  • Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen

4. Discover All the Areas of SeaWorld

Explore all the different areas inside SeaWorld Orlando Resort. There are so many unique hidden gems and facts that you’d love learning about as you walk through each aquatic area.

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration with Snowman Light Fixture

SeaWorld is divided into Sea Areas:

  • Sea of Ice Area
  • Shallows Area
  • Sea of Delight Area
  • Legends Area
  • Sea of Mystery Area
  • Power Area
  • Sea of Delight Area
  • Sesame Street

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5. Know the Things to Do at SeaWorld

You must experience all your SeaWorld must do attractions on your vacation.

Since it’s your solo trip, it’s a time to do SeaWorld your way! This is the MAIN PERK of going to SeaWorld Orlando by yourself.

In order to get all your SeaWorld must do’s, I suggest doing a bit of researching on the web and writing everything down you want to accomplish.

SeaWorld Orlando Icebreaker entrance

Must Do SeaWorld Must Do Rides

6. Don’t Be Afraid to Socialize

I know firsthand what it’s like to be an introvert, but get out of your comfort zone.

This is the key to facing any challenge in life!

Take the ThemeParkHipster challenge and introduce yourself to at least one person on your day at SeaWorld.

Get familiar with your social media community. There are lots of Facebook groups dedicated to theme park fans.

ThemeParkHipster Community Group on Facebook SeaWorld Orlando Resort Solo Trip

You can join the ThemeParkHipster Facebook community here!

These groups usually have people in it who frequently travel to theme parks solo. They will become your very own theme park family and they will also help you out with the latest park news and their own personal theme park hacks.

SeaWorld Orlando Resort Solo Trip Sesame Street Land Elmo and Abby Statues

Your Instagram community is another place to get to know your travel family. Once these relationships are formed online, they may lead to long-term friendships.

Let’s connect at Instagram here!

7. Discover the Marine Life

Explore SeaWorld and learn about the many different animals in this park. There’s a wide variety of sea life all within the gates.

SeaWorld Orlando Manta Stingray aquarium

Many of the animals are tough to see in your lifetime, so I love how SeaWorld makes sure they educate you on each animal residing in the park.

They also have a strong commitment to conservation by providing financial and scientific support to organizations focused on animal rescue and rehabilitation, conservation education, habitat protection, and species research.

SeaWorld Orlando Pacific Point Sea Lions and Seals with Kraken Roller Coaster in the Background

SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund has donated more than $14 million, supporting animal conservation projects on all seven continents across the globe, including coral reef restoration, preventing coastal erosion, habitat protection and simply keeping our oceans clean.

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8. Know the Reasons Why Doing SeaWorld Alone is Amazing!

SeaWorld Orlando Resort Solo Trip Seafire Grill and Skytower view

Perk #1: Freedom.

There’s an incredible sense of independence when you’re exploring the parks by yourself.

A big plus is that your day will move a lot faster, meaning that you’ll do more without the feeling of being overwhelmed.

Perk #2: You Become a Better Problem Solver.

With the solo experience you gain the advantage of becoming a better problem solver.  Because it’s just you on this vacation path, you will have to come up with plan A, plan B, and plan C for some of the theme park events.

SeaWorld Orlando Resort Solo Trip Dolphin Nursery

When you’re with a group of people you may have many different opinions or solutions to problems that arise; however, when it’s just you, you become the sole problem solver.

Perk #3: You Meet Incredible Solo ThemeParkHipsters

Since I started going to theme parks by myself, I’ve noticed that I’ve become more confident in other social settings. 

SeaWorld Orlando Resort Solo Trip Infinity Falls 4

Traveling solo to places like Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens, Cedar Point, and Universal Studios makes me happy, which makes me more comfortable introducing myself to others.

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9. Know What to Pack

Do you know what’s in my SeaWorld bag?

If it’s a short day, then I will have my iPhone, lip gloss, sunglasses, hand sanitizer, and mints.

SeaWorld Orlando Shark Encounter Quote Mural

What to pack on a full solo day at SeaWorld Orlando Resort:

  • Disposable Rain Ponchos or rain jackets
  • Tickets
  • Download ThemeParkHipster App
  • Water-proof zipped bags
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Simple first aid supplies
  • Change of clothes (optional)
  • Camera
  • Small snacks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wipes
  • Masks
  • Hand lotion (mini hotel size is good)
  • Pocket pack facial tissues
  • Download Park Map
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Hat for sunny days
  • Portable Phone Charger
  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Cash
  • Water mist sprayer
  • Theme Park Guide Books

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How should you dress at SeaWorld Orlando?

Lightweight clothing such as shorts, leggings, comfy shoes, a t-shirt, a hat, and sunglasses are all perfect for your trip.

Listen: How to Pack for Your Solo Theme Park Trip

10. Take Advantage of the Quick Queue Pass

This line can cut your wait time in half and that’s always a benefit of going to a theme park alone. It allows you to get around to most of the attractions quickly, because you don’t have to wait in the normal ride line.

SeaWorld Mako and Kraken
Quiet view of SeaWorld’sMako and Kraken roller coasters.

Be aware that on busy days if the regular line is long, then there’s a chance the Quick Queue Line may may not be as short as it would on a non-peak to moderate day.

Hipster Power Tip: Take advantage of the close proximity of Tampa to Orlando. You can spend a day or two enjoying the many attractions within the coastal Florida city. Use deals at CityPass to pay one low price for all the major Tampa offerings.

11. Do a VIP Tour

Upgrade your day and do one of SeaWorld’s behind-the-scenes theme park tours. It allows you to get up close and personal with all the unique aquatic life in the park.

SeaWorld Orlando Resort has some of the most intriguing tours in Orlando. I have quite a few that I like and want to do on my SeaWorld bucket list.

Manta at #SeaWorld
Manta at SeaWorld

This is the perfect icebreaker for doing any theme park alone.

Here’s a list of my favorite SeaWorld VIP tours.

  • Sharks Up-Close Tour: You will be able to touch a small shark and learn fact from fiction about the diversity of sharks.
  • Penguin Up-Close Tour: A 45-minute walking tour about what it takes to care for penguins.
  • Dolphin Up-Close Tour: A 60-minute tour where you will have the chance to interact with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Learn how all the animals are cared for at the park.
  • Private VIP Tour: The Private VIP Tour provides your group with its own SeaWorld tour guide for up to 7 hours. It includes insider tips from an expert guide, front-of-line access and reserved seating to rides and shows.

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What to know and what to do at SeaWorld Orlando Resort?

Let’s now go through some of the most common questions that are asked when it comes to visiting SeaWorld.

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration with Gingerbread Peppermint Lady in Front

What roller coasters are at SeaWorld?

How tall do you have to be for SeaWorld rides?

  • Mako™ – Minimum 54″ (inches)
  • Manta® – Minimum 54″
  • Kraken Unleashed – Minimum 54″
  • Journey to Atlantis® – Minimum 42″ (42″ – 48″ with a supervising companion)
  • Wild Arctic® – Minimum 42″
  • Ice Breaker – Minimum 54″

What is SeaWorld address?

SeaWorld Orlando is located at 7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL 32821. Right in heart of the Orlando tourist scene.

What time does SeaWorld Orlando open?

SeaWorld Orlando has hours that are usually from 9:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m.; however, during the peak summer days the park may be open until 10:00 p.m.

SeaWorld Orlando Resort Solo Trip Journey to Atlantis Water Ride

Remember when planning your trip, always check the park’s website or mobile app for the current hours and wait times.

How much are SeaWorld Orlando tickets?

Your SeaWorld Orlando ticket will include all rides, shows and exhibits, except for the Paddle Boats and the Arcade games.

All this means is that you don’t have to buy a ticket to attend any particular attraction; they’re all part of your admission.

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Final Thoughts on Your SeaWorld Orlando Resort Solo Trip

Have I convinced you to go to SeaWorld Resort Orlando solo yet? If I haven’t, what’s holding you back?

I really want to know.

SeaWorld Orlando Resort Solo Trip Cookie Monster Statue in Sesame Street Land

Be courageous, take the leap and go!

Don’t spend your life waiting for others schedule to line up with yours in order for you to make that solo trek. If you want to go to a theme park solo, then go!

Traveling by myself to theme parks is my Theme Park Therapy and I want it to become yours.

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So, let me know if you’ve ever went to a theme park by yourself in the comments below?

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!


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(Original Article Date: February 24, 2019/Updated March 22, 2022)

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4 thoughts on “SeaWorld Orlando Resort Solo Trip: 11 Pro Tips for Traveling Alone (2023)”

  1. I go to Universal Orlando Resort on my own and I always have a wonderful time. I recently became a SeaWorld Orlando Pass Member. Is there an easy way to store cell phones, because the lockers at SeaWorld cost a fee, but the ones at Universal at all their attractions are free.

    • Hi Josh!

      Congrats on becoming a Pass Member with SeaWorld Orlando. I love having my annual pass.

      For my solo trips I try to wear shorts/pants with zippers on the pockets so that I can store my phone there. It may help but it’s not 100% guaranteed that nothing will fly out.

      I also rent a locker for the day that allows me to switch lockers for all the roller coasters without an extra fee.

      I hope this helps!



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