SeaWorld® Parks Named Winners In 2015 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

Orlando, Fla. (July 20, 2015)   SeaWorld Park & Entertainment received top honors for several of its parks in the 2015 TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice™ awards.  

For the third consecutive year, Discovery Cove in Orlando was listed among the world’s best attractions, according to the millions of reviews and opinions from the TripAdvisor community.   Guests’ testimonies cite the park’s immersive animal experiences, intimate setting, attentive staff and all-inclusive amenities for making this experience a leader across the globe.

Other notable parks in the amusement park category include SeaWorld Orlando (Top 10 in the U.S. and top 25 worldwide);  SeaWorld San Diego (top 25 in the U.S.); Busch Gardens Tampa (top 25 in the U.S and worldwide); Busch Gardens Williamsburg (top 25 U.S).  

In the waterparks category, Aquatica Orlando was named No. 4 in the U.S and one of the top 25 waterparks in the world, and Water Country USA in Williamsburg, Va., was No. 5 in the U.S and also in the top 25 worldwide.  

Guests cited “amazing rides and great shows” and “conservation messaging”  as top reasons to visit SeaWorld.   “Beautiful atmosphere, lots of fun slides for kids and adults! Really enjoyed my day at Aquatica!” was how one guest described Aquatica Orlando.  

Busch Gardens Tampa was highly recommended,  “if you love rollercoasters this is the place!”  And visitors to Busch Gardens Williamsburg sahred, “There is something to do for anyone at any age. The rides are fun, the scenery is gorgeous, and the food is amazing. There are shows to pass the time and lots of places to shop.

The TripAdvisor awards highlights the world’s top attractions based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for amusement and water parks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

For all of the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award-winning attractions, go to


About SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company delivering personal, interactive and educational experiences that blend imagination with nature and enable its customers to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world we share. The Company owns or licenses a portfolio of globally recognized brands including SeaWorld®, Shamu® and Busch Gardens®. Over its more than 50-year history, the Company has built a diversified portfolio of 11 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind collection of approximately 89,000 marine and terrestrial animals. The Company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.


SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care.  The Company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The Company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld rescue team has helped more than 25,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.


SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company (NYSE: SEAS). Copies of this and other news releases as well as additional information about SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. can be obtained online at Shareholders and prospective investors can also register to automatically receive the Company's press releases, SEC filings and other notices by e-mail by registering at that website.

About TripAdvisor[JC1] 

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 225 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.9 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

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*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2014


**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2015

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