SeaWorld Orlando venues offer groups indoor and outdoor space for meetings and special events, one-of-a-kind entertainment shows, customized picnics, teambuilding, group tours and special group ticket packages. SeaWorld Orlando comprises three parks in one: the original marine-themed park with whale and dolphin shows, thrill rides, live shows and restaurants; Aquatica, a water park with slides, wave pools, recreation rivers and a beach; and Discovery Cove, a luxury park experience with one-on-one dolphin swims, white-sand beaches and snorkeling with rays and other tropical fish. All three parks are available for group functions.
Located at the intersection of Interstate 4 and FL 528 (the Beachline Expressway), SeaWorld Orlando is 10 miles south of downtown Orlando, 14 miles from Orlando International Airport and less than a mile from the Orange County Convention Center.
For groups that wish to stay within walking distance of their meeting venues in SeaWorld Orlando, the 781-room Renaissance SeaWorld Orlando Hotel has 185,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. One block away is the 1,094-room Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, with 60,000 square feet of meeting space. (Other hotels less than a mile away on International Drive include the 1,641-room Peabody Orlando, 1,500-room Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 1,334-room Rosen Centre, 800-room Rosen Plaza and 1,000-room Hilton Convention Center.)
For large groups from 5,000 to 10,000 attendees, "The SeaWorld Exclusive Buyout" offers an evening filled with thrill rides like the Manta (a flying roller-coaster), high-energy shows such as "Shamu Rocks" and food and drink served at convenient locations throughout the Park. The "SeaWorld Thrills and Chills" program, with capacity for 1,000 to 4,000 guests, features costume entertainers, a live interactive DJ, and a reception in Penguin Plaza as well as access to thrill rides like Manta, Kraken and Journey to Atlantis.
For smaller groups, SeaWorld event venues abound: Highlights include Ports of Call, a dedicated banquet facility with a 12,000-square-foot ballroom, covered patio and tropical gardens for catered functions of meetings for groups of 100 to 750; Sea Harbor Pavilions, four covered pavilions for groups as large as 1,500; the Waterfront, a five-acre, outdoor nautical-themed neighborhood for parties and receptions; 5,000-seat Shamu Stadium, which can be utilized for CEO presentations, awards ceremonies and product launches; Discovery Cove, a tropical setting that features a Caribbean beach party for groups of 100 to 400 and Sharks Underwater Grill, where groups of 30 to 230 can dine in an environment surrounded by sharks and reef dwelling fish.
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