SeaWorld (www.seaworldorlando.com; 407/545-5500) is located on Central Florida Parkway, at International Drive, or exits 71 and 72 east of I-4. The park is open 9am to 7pm with extended hours in peak season. Parking costs $25, up to $30 on peak days.

The free SeaWorld Discovery Guide app (there’s free Wi-Fi in major park areas) orients you, supplies showtimes and wait times, allows you to buy shorter wait times for the rides and reserve show seating, and helps you remember where you parked. It drains your battery, but the park is thoughtful enough to provide a free charging booth on the lake by Mako.

TICKETS AND PASSES—SeaWorld admission costs $114 for everyone; $20+ discounts and $45 adult/$23 kid meal plans are available online for some days. SeaWorld sells Quick Queue Unlimited ($15–$80, depending how busy it is), which allows you to cut lines on the adult rides by entering through the exit. There’s a version for reserved seating for the shows, too, for $15–$60. You can buy both online ahead of time or in the park via electronic kiosks labeled UPGRADE YOUR DAY!—but check regular wait times first, because neither one is usually warranted. If you buy ahead online, you can often get cheaper admission to either Aquatica or Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, too.
 

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.