Ever wonder what goes into taking care of SeaWorld’s animal residents? Inside Look at SeaWorld Orlando provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how the park’s team of animal experts nurture the animals each day. On Saturdays and Sundays from November 7-15, you can go backstage at select animal exhibits to see the pros in action and hear the stories they’ve collected while working with the incredible creatures.
Inside Look Locations
Inside Look at SeaWorld Orlando includes exclusive behind-the-scenes access to six locations throughout the park. Tours will be running continuously from 11 AM to 7 PM on event days.
1. Fish House
Go inside SeaWorld Orlando’s Zoological Commissary to see how food is prepared for all of the park’s fish, sea turtles, sea lions, penguins, dolphins, and killer whales. At the Fish House, you’ll also learn about all of the individual diets for each species.
2. SeaWorld Rescue Center
The SeaWorld Rescue Center is the rescue team’s home base. Here, you’ll get an inside look at the round-the-clock care the team dedicates to saving animals in need. In this location, you can also hear directly from filtration experts, animal care personnel, lab technicians, and veterinarians.
3. Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin
At SeaWorld’s Penguin Habitat, you can get exclusive looks at the arctic birds and learn how the colony is fed and cared for by animal care specialists.
4. Pacific Point Reserve
At the home of the California sea lions and harbor seals, you’ll hear stories and insights from animal care specialists. You will also learn how thriving sea lion social groups are maintained.
5. Shark Encounter
This Inside Look location allows guests to view the Shark Encounter from above the 700,000-gallon tank. You’ll also learn how the exhibit is temporarily divided for cleaning and how the sharks are fed. In the medical pool, you can see how a shark gets an annual physical.
6. Orca Encounter
With exclusive backstage access at Orca Encounter, you can get an up-close look at the daily care of SeaWorld’s star residents. In addition to meeting the animal care specialists, you will see where hundreds of pounds of fish are prepared for the whales each day and get a look at giant whale toys. At this location, you can also visit the medical pool and learn how the habitat’s pool system works.
In addition to the inside look locations, you can hear from the experts during trainer talks. Be sure to check show schedules to get accurate presentation times
A. Dolphin Days
Get a behind the scenes look at Dolphin Days in Dolphin Theater and see how trainers work with the dolphins and get them ready for showtime.
B. Sea Lion High – Sea Lion & Otter Theater
At Sea Lion & Otter Theater, you’ll laugh along with the show’s trainers as they explain their passion for the animals in a behind the scenes look at the silly show.
C. Sharks Underwater Grill Dive Team
Enjoy a delicious meal and an underwater visit from a dive team member at Sharks Underwater Grill. During the unique dining experience, you will learn all about sharks and their fascinating underwater world. There is limited availability for this experience, so participants must be dining guests.
D. Orca Encounter
Whale trainers show off their training skills and husbandry techniques that are put into action daily while working with the animals at the Orca Encounter.
Dine with Orcas
In addition to the Sharks Underwater Grill experience, you can also choose to Dine with Orcas. The immersive family dining event allows guests to enjoy a delicious meal with an unforgettable view of killer whales in action.
The menu is made up of dishes using sustainable, organic, and seasonal ingredients including:
- House Salad
- Basket of Dinner Rolls
Entrees (Choose One):
- Sustainable Blackened Salmon Filet with Black Bean and Corn Salsa
- Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Sirloin of Beef with Wild Mushroom Sauce
- Baked Chicken with Creamy Mustard Sauce
- Roasted Vegetables
- Rice Pilaf
- House Salad
- Hot Dog or Chicken Nuggets
- Fresh Fruit
- Macaroni & Cheese
The meal ends with an assorted tray of desserts served tableside.
Earn a Prize
When you visit three Inside Look locations or Trainer Talks, you can get a free rescue pin! Download an event map to see where each location can be found around the park. Then, return your completed map to the Rescue Store and pickup your pin.
The Furry Friends Fun Run is also returning to SeaWorld Orlando on November 14. There’s still time to register!