SeaWorld & Aquatica Take Top Spots in 10Best Poll

Summertime is always thrilling at SeaWorld as guests flock to the park to enjoy up-close animal encounters, ride thrilling coasters and enjoy fan-favorite events like Electric Ocean. This year, there is another reason to celebrate!

SeaWorld Orlando has been voted the Best Amusement Park in the county by USA Today readers as a part of the USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice competition. Mako, SeaWorld’s thrilling hyper-coaster, which hits speeds of over 73 miles per hour was also voted the number one roller coaster in the country—a distinction the coaster has won in the past. The nominees are chosen by a panel of experts and 10Best editors, and the top 10 are determined by popular vote. This is the first year that SeaWorld Orlando has taken the number 1 slot in both polls simultaneously!

“We are very excited about our victories.  We love the enthusiasm of our park guests and appreciate their votes for this tremendous honor,” said Park President Kyle Miller. “The wins are also a testament to the hard work of our SeaWorld Ambassadors who come to the parks every day and help provide guests with life-long memories at our world-class park.  We are delighted to be recognized as the top among such worthy competition in the theme park industry and continue to strive for excellence as we deliver the world-class attractions and shows our guests have come to love and launch all-new experiences for them to explore.”

SeaWorld has launched several new and upgraded experiences this year including:

  • All-new dining experiences like Altitude Burger, Glacier Bar Lakeside Grill, Edy’s Ice Cream, and the Coaster Coffee Co.
  • New Seasonal shows like this summer’s Rescue Tales
  • New Merchandise locations like the interactive Build-A-Bear Workshop
  • Upgrades and Enhancements to Shark Encounter and Key West
  • Coming this fall: Howl-O-Scream: the park’s first-ever nighttime sperate-ticketed Halloween event!
  • And much more!

For the second time in recent years, Aquatica Orlando has claimed the top spot in the USA Today 10Best Reader’s poll. The park took the top honor in 2021 beating out the competition and solidifying the waterpark’s reputation as the best waterpark in the United States.

“Aquatica Orlando is home to more thrilling waterslides than any other waterpark in Orlando, boasting new attractions annually including the opening this year of the world’s tallest—and Florida’s only—dueling waterslide, Riptide Race.” Said Park Vice President Brad Gilmore. “We are honored to be recognized by USA Today readers from all over the country who have visited the park and rank it as their favorite.”

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