Vacation Packages at Aquatica Orlando

Frequently Asked Vacation Planning Questions

Hotel & Benefit Questions

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Who are the Official Hotels of SeaWorld?

  • Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld
  • Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at SeaWorld
  • Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld
  • Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
  • Residence Inn Orlando at SeaWorld
  • Springhill Suites Orlando at SeaWorld
  • Staybridge Suites Orlando at SeaWorld
  • TownePlace Suites Orlando at SeaWorld

What are the benefits of staying at an Official Hotel of SeaWorld?

Guests who stay in an Official Hotel of SeaWorld receive exclusive benefits that add significant value to an Orlando vacation experience. Benefits include:

  • Free transportation to SeaWorld, Aquatica®, and Universal Orlando. Transportation to Discovery Cove® from SeaWorld is also available.
  • Free Quick Queue at SeaWorld (our front of the line program).
  • Exclusive access to the SeaWorld Rescue Tour.
  • Priority Entry to SeaWorld and Aquatica on select dates.
  • Hotel Guests receive 10% off on Dining at SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove.
  • Hotel Guests receive 10% off purchases of $50 or more at SeaWorld, Aquatica, and Discovery Cove.
  • Pointe Orlando coupon book with over $200 in savings at Pointe Orlando.

*NOTE: Benefits and attractions are subject to change without notice. Benefits are not valid with any other offers, promotions or discounts. Other Restrictions apply. See guest service desk for details.

How do I reserve my transportation?

Free scheduled transportation to SeaWorld, Aquatica, and Universal Orlando is provided at the Official Hotels of SeaWorld. Advance reservations are required for all transportation and can be made at the Expedia Local Expert Guest Service Desk at any of the Official Hotels of SeaWorld. They will provide you with a ticket for each passenger, which will be required to board the bus. The number of seats is limited and subject to availability.

Transportation to Discovery Cove is available via connecting shuttle from SeaWorld Orlando.

How often does the SeaWorld and Aquatica shuttle pick up at my hotel?

Shuttles pick up at least once every hour and run continuously up to one hour before SeaWorld opens and returning up to one hour after SeaWorld closes. Visit the Expedia Local Expert Guest Service desk at any of our Official Hotels for transportation schedule and voucher. *Shuttle schedule is subject to change.

How do I get to Discovery Cove?

You can take our shuttle to SeaWorld (following the same procedure as stated above), then transfer to Discovery Cove. Taxi cabs are also available from any of the area hotels for a nominal fee.

If you book a Discovery Cove Hotel Package, you will receive complimentary direct transportation to and from Discovery Cove. Please visit the Expedia Local Expert Guest Service desk to schedule your transportation at least one hour ahead of desired departure time.

When does the Universal Shuttle run?

The Universal Shuttle picks up once daily at each of the Official Hotels of SeaWorld. Reservations are required. Tickets are round‐trip, and include designated pick up times at each location. Visit the Expedia Local Expert Guest Service desk at Official Hotels for details and schedules. Schedule varies based on time of year.

How do I make reservations for Quick Queue?

Guests can only reserve their complimentary Quick Queue onsite, at one of our Official Hotels, from the Expedia Local Expert Guest Service desk. Admission is required and the usual ride restrictions apply. Quick Queue is available in limited quantities each day and is given out on a first‐come, first‐serve basis. Guests can pick up Quick Queue for day‐of or next‐day visits only.

What are the height requirements for the attractions included in Quick Queue?

  • Kraken Unleashed®: minimum 54"
  • Manta®: minimum 54"
  • Mako®: minimum 54"
  • Journey to Atlantis®: minimum 42" ( between 42" – 48" must have a supervising companion)
  • Wild Arctic®: minimum 42"
  • Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®: Wild 42". Mild less than 42". All guests must show full postural control to ride.

What is the SeaWorld Rescue Tour?

The SeaWorld Rescue Tour is a behind-the-scenes look (~20 minute tour) at SeaWorld's rescue and rehabilitation facilities. Visitors will see areas established to care for sea turtles, manatees and other animals in need of help and learn about SeaWorld’s efforts in fulfilling this mission. This tour is only available to guests of our Official Hotels, and is subject to availability.

How do I reserve my SeaWorld Rescue Tour

Guests can book their tour only at the Expedia Local Expert Guest Service Desks at our Official Hotels. Guests can make a reservation for a SeaWorld Rescue Tour for day-of or next-day visits only.

When is the SeaWorld Rescue Tour available?

The tour is available every day, however, space is limited. Please see the Expedia Local Expert Guest Service Desk for times and availability.

What dates will Priority Entry be available?

Priority Entry to SeaWorld and Aquatica is available on select dates. 2019 dates include the following:

  • April 13th through April 27th
  • May 25th through May 27th
  • June 14th through August 10th
  • August 31st through September 2nd
  • November 29th through December 1st
  • December 26th through December 31st
Specific dates of Priority Entry are subject to change. Please check with the guest service desk in your Official or Partner Hotel for most current info.

How do I get Priority Entry at SeaWorld and Aquatica?

Guests must show benefits card or Resort Guest lanyard to gain priority entry. Stay to the far right when entering SeaWorld and Aquatica to gain priority entry on designated days. Visit the guest service desk in your hotel lobby to obtain a benefits card. Guests who purchase a hotel package will be issued a Resort Guest lanyard upon check-in.

Where does the 10% discount on food and merchandise apply?

  • Guests receive 10% off dining at SeaWorld and Aquatica (Discount not available on advanced purchases).
  • Guests receive 10% off the Upgraded Drink Package at Discovery Cove.
  • Guests receive 10% off merchandise purchases of $50 or more at SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove.

How do I receive my discount on food and merchandise?

Guests must show benefits card or Resort Guest lanyard at participating locations to receive food and merchandise discounts. Visit the guest service desk in your hotel lobby to obtain a benefits card. Show your benefits at participating restaurants and merchandise locations to receive discounts.

What is the Pointe Orlando Coupon Book and how do I receive it?

  • Pointe Orlando is an outdoor shopping center where shopping, dining and live entertainment all come together.
  • This coupon book includes over $200 in savings for Pointe Orlando and is available at the Expedia Local Expert Guest Service desk in the Official Hotels of SeaWorld upon request.

Who are the other Hotel Partners?

  • Blue Heron Beach Resort
  • Courtyard by Marriott Orlando International Drive
  • Courtyard Orlando South/John Young Parkway
  • Hilton Orlando
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites

What benefits are available when staying at a SeaWorld Partner Hotel?

  • 10% off on Dining at SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove.
  • 10% off purchases of $50 or more at SeaWorld, Aquatica, and Discovery Cove.
  • Priority Entry to SeaWorld and Aquatica on select dates.

Package Details and Benefits

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What do I need to know about my Eat Free Hotel Package?

  • This package offer includes a length of stay ticket (up to 14 days) and the All Day Dining Deal for one day at SeaWorld. The All Day Dining Deal program allows guests to dine as often as once every hour throughout the day at select dining locations throughout the park. Guests are permitted one entrée, one beverage and one dessert each time through the line. The All Day Dining Deal is valid for only ONE day.
  • Upon completion of purchase you will receive an email confirmation.  This confirmation includes a link to all admission tickets and a barcode redeemable at the quick service kiosks at the front of the park.  When you scan your barcode, tickets will be dispensed for your All Day Dining Deal. Take your All Day Dining Deal tickets to any participating restaurant for redemption.
  • You can add additional parks admissions that include the All Day Dining Deal for one day.

What do I need to know about my Kids Free Hotel Package?

  • This package offer includes a length of stay ticket (up to 14 days) that includes one free child admission for each paying adult (limit of 2 free children). There is discounted pricing for any additional child. You will be given the option of purchasing additional tickets when booking your package.
  • Children ages 3-9 qualify for Kids Free Package offer.
  • Upon completion of purchase you will receive an email confirmation. This confirmation includes a link to all admission tickets.
  • You can add admission to additional parks for only $20/person.

What do I need to know about my Discovery Cove Hotel Package?

  • This package includes one day at Discovery Cove for each member of your party.
  • Complimentary use of snorkel gear, wetsuits, towels, lockers, sunscreen, showers, changing rooms, and all day self-parking.
  • Freshly prepared breakfast and lunch, plus unlimited snacks and beverages throughout the day at Discovery Cove on the day of your visit.
  • Unlimited access to The Grand Reef, Serenity Bay, Explorer’s Aviary and Wind-Away River.
  • All prices and price ranges are subject to change until purchased.
NOTE: Discovery Cove Package available in three options: Day Resort Package, Day Resort with Dolphin Swim Package and Ultimate Package.  See Discovery Cove Vacation package FAQ's for more details.

What do I need to know about my Seven Seas Festival Hotel Package? (seasonal event)

  • This package includes a length of stay ticket (up to 14 days) to SeaWorld Orlando and one 5 item sampling lanyard for each member of the reservation.
  • Upon completion of purchase you will receive an email confirmation. This confirmation includes a link to all admission tickets.
  • Add admission to additional parks for a great low price.

What do I need to know about my Christmas Celebration Hotel Package? (seasonal event)

  • This package includes a length of stay ticket (up to 14 days) to SeaWorld Orlando; signature show seating at all of SeaWorld's best shows, including Christmas shows; and a merchandise credit for $25 to any participating gift shop in SeaWorld Orlando (one credit voucher per package).
  • When you complete your purchase you will receive a barcode redeemable at the quick service kiosks at the front of the park. When you scan your barcode, a ticket will be dispensed for the merchandise credit. Take the printed ticket to any participating gift shop to redeem. Credit must be used in one purchase. No cash value. Not redeemable at culinary locations.
  • Upon completion of purchase you will receive an email confirmation. This confirmation includes a link to all admission tickets.
  • Add admission to additional parks for a great low price.

What is my custom Resort Guest lanyard and how do I get it?

Upon check in at your SeaWorld Official or Partner Hotel you will receive a custom Resort Guest lanyard for each person in your package. Your lanyard allows you to receive the following benefits:

  • Signature Show Seating
  • 10% off on Dining at SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove.
  • 10% off purchases of $50 or more at SeaWorld, Aquatica, and Discovery Cove. Plus, 10% off the Discovery Photo Package at Discovery Cove.
  • Priority Entry to SeaWorld and Aquatica on select dates (admission required).

What happens if my custom Resort Guest lanyard gets lost or stolen?

Your custom Resort Guest lanyard is non-replaceable if lost or stolen.

How do I receive SeaWorld Signature Show Seating included with my vacation package and where can I use it?

Each member of your party will need to bring their Resort Guest lanyard with them to the park when you visit. Show your lanyard to a stadium attendant prior to show time. Our shows are very popular, so we recommend that you show up at least 10 minutes early for this benefit.

SeaWorld Signature Show Seating can be used for our most popular shows at these venues: Shamu Stadium, Dolphin Theater, Sea Lion & Otter Stadium and Nautilus Theater.

This benefit is not valid for special events. Show times are subject to change. Seats are not guaranteed.

Changes and Cancellations

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How far in advance do I need to make my SeaWorld Hotel Package reservation?

All SeaWorld Orlando Hotel Packages need to be booked at least 48 hours in advance from your check in date.

What if I need to change my reservation?

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment will need to cancel and rebook a hotel package for a date change. Date changes are subject to availability.

No purchaser should rely upon representations other than those included in this agreement. This agreement is for purchase of a vacation certificate and puts all assignees on notice of the consumer's right to cancel under section 599.933, Florida Statutes.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment® has the right to impose cancellation fees if you cancel within the cancellation period. In the event of cancellation, the right to a refund is limited.

We can be reached at 407-401-8477. If a vacation package is cancelled more than 72 hours prior to 6 p.m. on the scheduled date of arrival (more than 30 days prior to the scheduled date of arrival for Discovery Cove reservations), the cost of the vacation package is refundable. There are no refunds if the vacation package is cancelled within 72 hours of 6 p.m. of the scheduled date of arrival (within 30 days of the scheduled date of arrival for Discovery Cove reservations). Refunds are not given on individual components of the package. Unused portions of vacation packages are not eligible for refund. All vacation packages are non-transferable.