Up-Close Dining at SeaWorld

It's Orlando's most immersive and memorable family dining experience... Up-Close Dining at Shamu® Stadium at SeaWorld Orlando. Meet four rescued pilot whales and learn more about their rescue, rehabilitation and long-term care while enjoying a delicious menu of seasonal and sustainable items at your reserved table. Get a personal up-close look at majestic killer whales interacting with the trainers in our front pool at Shamu Stadium after your meal, and an find out what makes killer whales such unique animals. Learn about the little things we all can do to help save valuable ocean resources and habitats by enjoying sustainable and natural foods.

It’s a behind-the-scenes experience that will connect you to the world we share like never before and it’s only at SeaWorld. SeaWorld’s commitment to care for the natural world extends into the food we serve.

The Up-Close Dining at Shamu Stadium buffet-style menu features sustainable, organic, seasonal or locally grown ingredients.


  • This tour must be booked in advance and you must select your chosen date at the time of booking.
  • Up-Close Dining at Shamu Stadium, SeaWorld will take place at 12.30pm. Guests will need to check in at Information and Reservation counter no later than 11.00am.
  • All members of your party must have a reservation, including infants.
  • Photo ID will be required.
  • The Up-Close Dining at Shamu Stadium meal is an all you care to eat private buffet.
  • Should you have any concerns about food allergens, please mention this when you call to confirm.
  • Children under the age of 3 are free, but do require a reservation.
  • Up-Close Dining at Shamu Stadium prices are in addition to park admission, a separate entrance ticket to SeaWorld and will still be required.
  • Viewing of the rescued pilot whales could be withdrawn at any time without notice.
  • The interaction with the killer whales will take place in the front pool at Shamu Stadium after the meal.

SeaWorld and Busch Gardens have been leaders in the care of animals, conservation research and animal education for over 50 years. In 2003 the non-profit foundation SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund was established to help people make a difference to wildlife in need. Since its conception the fund has awarded over $11m in grant funding to over 800 organisations across the globe. As a non-profit foundation with the administrative support provided by SeaWorld Parks, 100 percent of money raised goes towards conservation projects. For every purchase of SeaWorld Parks Extras, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment will donate $2 to specifically help UK wildlife charities, researchers and biologists make even more of a difference. Have fun, learn, do something unforgettable and help make a difference.