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Seaworld Orlando Crowd Calendar

My Seaworld Orlando crowd calendar page projects crowd levels for Seaworld for the next few months based on historical data and known busy periods such as public and school holidays. As well as projected crowds I also list the main US holidays that typically bumps attendance in the parks and may affect your plans. It will be updated throughout the year as event dates are confirmed so please keep checking back.

Entrance to Mako at Seaworld with standard and Quick Queue entrances

How To Use

Using My Seaworld Crowd Calendar

My Seaworld Orlando crowd calendar scores each day in the park on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 being very quiet while 10 is as busy as it can get.

There is a lot of information to digest on this page so to help you scan the information quickly I have colour coded days depending on how busy it is.

Scanning the month overviews you may notice there are no longer many “quiet” days. Parks have done a great job of spreading crowds out so there really is no such thing as a quiet day anymore.  But don’t fret, with a little planning you can still have a great day on even a moderate crowded day. 

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Crowds At A Glance

If you are basing your visit purely on when the quietest month is versus the busiest months below are the top 3 best and worst months to visit based purely on crowd levels.

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Quietest Months

The 3 quietest months to visit Seaworld Orlando are:

  • April
  • September
  • February

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Busiest Months

The 3 busiest months to visit Seaworld Orlando are:

  • June
  • July
  • December

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Crowd Calendar Yearly Overview Downloads

Click on an image below to download the current year’s crowd calendar forecast in either an image or a pdf format.

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Month By Month Breakdown

Each month is split into two sections. The first half details key holidays and events that will increase attendance in the park followed by a short monthly overview with screenshot so you can see at a glance the predicted crowd levels. You can also download the full 2024 Seaworld Orlando calendar by clicking the link below.

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January

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January Holidays

Notable holiday dates in January are:

  • Jan 1st – New Years Day

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January Events

Seaworld Orlando’s events in January are:

  • Jan 5th – 7th – Three Kings Celebration
  • Weekends in January – Sesame Street Kids
  • Weekends in January – Elmo’s Birthday

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January 2024

Aside from the first week which remains busy thanks to the ending of the holiday decorations, January is typically a lovely month to visit Seaworld Orlando.

Crowds are heavier at the weekends’ thanks to aggressive pricing for annual passes for Florida residents who like to visit outside of work hours.

Crowds will decrease as the month goes on and peak season Christmas holiday crowds dissipate.

January 2024 Seaworld Orlando Crowd Calendar

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Explaination Of My Crowd Calendar Colours

LIGHT MODERATE BUSY PEAK
Light Crowds: 30-45 minutes or less for most attractions. Moderate Crowds: Busier but bearable. 45-90 minutes for popular attractions. Heavy Crowds: 1-2 hours for popular attractions. Peak Crowds: Very heavy crowds; 2 hours+ for popular attractions.

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February

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February Holidays

Notable holiday dates in February are:

  • Feb 11th– Super Bowl
  • Feb 14th – Valentines Day
  • Feb 19th – Presidents Day

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February Events

Seaworld Orlando’s events in February are:

  • Weekends in January – Sesame Street Kids
  • Weekends in January – Elmo’s Birthday
  • Feb – Mardi Gras (Dates TBA)
  • Feb – May – Seven Seas Food Festival         (Dates TBA)

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February 2024

Noticeably quieter than January, February is a month of 2 halves.

The first fortnight is very quiet compared to the preceding few weeks. The first public holiday of the year, Presidents Day (every third Monday in February) brings the first opportunity for people to get away for a break.

Consequently, the week following Presidents Day is busy in the parks as people take the opportunity to get away without having to use as much annual leave.

February 2024 Seaworld Orlando Crowd Calendar

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Explaination Of My Crowd Calendar Colours

LIGHT MODERATE BUSY PEAK
Light Crowds: 30-45 minutes or less for most attractions. Moderate Crowds: Busier but bearable. 45-90 minutes for popular attractions. Heavy Crowds: 1-2 hours for popular attractions. Peak Crowds: Very heavy crowds; 2 hours+ for popular attractions.

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March

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March Holidays

Notable holiday dates in March are:

  • Mar 17th – St. Patrick’s Day
  • Mar 2nd – Spring Break
  • Mar 29th – Good Friday

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March Events

Seaworld Orlando’s events in March are:

  • Feb – May – Seven Seas Food Festival         (Dates TBA)
  • Mar 15th to 17th – St Patricks Day Celebrations

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March 2024

A quiet 10 days precludes the end of a very busy month in the parks as Spring Break crowds descend on Orlando en masse to let off some steam for a week or two.

If you are looking for a quiet time in the parks you might want to give late March (and early April) a bit of a wide berth.

If you are out in Orlando in March look out for one of the many St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the middle of the month. They sure know how to throw a party.

March 2024 Seaworld Orlando Crowd Calendar

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Explaination Of My Crowd Calendar Colours

LIGHT MODERATE BUSY PEAK
Light Crowds: 30-45 minutes or less for most attractions. Moderate Crowds: Busier but bearable. 45-90 minutes for popular attractions. Heavy Crowds: 1-2 hours for popular attractions. Peak Crowds: Very heavy crowds; 2 hours+ for popular attractions.

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April

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April Holidays

Notable holiday dates in April are:

  • Apr 1st – Easter Monday

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April Events

Seaworld Orlando’s events in April are:

  • Feb – May – Seven Seas Food Festival         (Dates TBA)
  • April – May – Cinco de Mayo (Dates TBA)

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April 2024

April’s crowds are flipped compared to March as the continuation of the Spring Break holiday carries through the first fortnight of the month, also encompassing Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Avoiding the peak Spring Break crowds, late April is still a great time to visit for warm weather without the humidity of the summer months.

April 2024 Seaworld Orlando Crowd Calendar

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Explaination Of My Crowd Calendar Colours

LIGHT MODERATE BUSY PEAK
Light Crowds: 30-45 minutes or less for most attractions. Moderate Crowds: Busier but bearable. 45-90 minutes for popular attractions. Heavy Crowds: 1-2 hours for popular attractions. Peak Crowds: Very heavy crowds; 2 hours+ for popular attractions.

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May

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May Holidays

Notable holiday dates in May are:

  • May 12th – Mother’s Day
  • May 27th – Memorial Day

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May Events

Seaworld Orlando’s events in May are:

  • Feb – May – Seven Seas Food Festival         (Dates TBA)
  • April – May – Cinco de Mayo (Dates TBA)
  • May – Viva la Musica Festival (Dates TBA)
  • Late May – Early September – Summer Spectacular (Dates TBA)

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May 2024

Low to moderate crowds coupled with fantastic weather and no significant public holidays until the end of the month make May a brilliant time to visit Orlando if you want to avoid peak crowds but still have the weather.

The better weather brings out more locals at the weekends but weekdays are a lot more crowd free.

May 2024 Seaworld Orlando Crowd Calendar

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Explaination Of My Crowd Calendar Colours

LIGHT MODERATE BUSY PEAK
Light Crowds: 30-45 minutes or less for most attractions. Moderate Crowds: Busier but bearable. 45-90 minutes for popular attractions. Heavy Crowds: 1-2 hours for popular attractions. Peak Crowds: Very heavy crowds; 2 hours+ for popular attractions.

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June

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June Holidays

Notable holiday dates in June are:

  • Jun 3rd – US School Holidays Start
  • Jun 16th – Father’s Day

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June Events

Seaworld Orlando’s events in June are:

  • Late May – Early September – Summer Spectacular (Dates TBA)

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June 2024

June heralds the start of the US School holidays in many US States running through to the first week of August.

Expect busy crowds and turbulent weather, especially in the afternoons, along with extended park opening hours and long lines for popular attractions.

Although Seaworld hasn’t officially released park events beyond May you can expect showings of Ignite 360, Seaworld Orlando’s nightly firework extravaganza presented nightly at peak times as well as other entertainment shows and street theatre not usually found during quieter times of the year.

June 2024 Seaworld Orlando Crowd Calendar

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Explaination Of My Crowd Calendar Colours

LIGHT MODERATE BUSY PEAK
Light Crowds: 30-45 minutes or less for most attractions. Moderate Crowds: Busier but bearable. 45-90 minutes for popular attractions. Heavy Crowds: 1-2 hours for popular attractions. Peak Crowds: Very heavy crowds; 2 hours+ for popular attractions.

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July

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July Holidays

Notable holiday dates in July are:

  • Jul 4th – Independence Day

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July Events

Seaworld Orlando’s events in July are:

  • Late May – Early September – Summer Spectacular (Dates TBA)
  • July – September – Craft Beer Festival (Dates TBA)

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July 2024

Now every US state school is guaranteed to be off you can expect crowds to be uniformly busy throughout the whole month. Weekends are just as busy as weekdays with the park remaining open until around 10 pm to deal with the extra crowds.

The last week of July can be marginally busier once international schools are also on their summer holidays but there really is very little difference between the beginning or the end of the month.

If you want to guarantee your attraction is going to be operating your best months to visit are June and July to coincide with the US School holiday system.

July 2024 Seaworld Crowd Calendar

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Explaination Of My Crowd Calendar Colours

LIGHT MODERATE BUSY PEAK
Light Crowds: 30-45 minutes or less for most attractions. Moderate Crowds: Busier but bearable. 45-90 minutes for popular attractions. Heavy Crowds: 1-2 hours for popular attractions. Peak Crowds: Very heavy crowds; 2 hours+ for popular attractions.

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August

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August Holidays

Notable holiday dates in August are:

  • Aug 4th – US School holidays end

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August Events

Seaworld Orlando’s events in August are:

  • Late May – Early September – Summer Spectacular (Dates TBA)
  • July – September – Craft Beer Festival (Dates TBA)

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August 2024

August is a quiet month to visit the parks if you need to visit during UK school summer holidays.

US School term starts the second week of August. If you want to experience a lot of the fireworks and entertainment you will be better sticking to early August as park hours and entertainment budgets will be cut when US schools return to their classrooms.

Remember that hurricane season in Florida runs from June through September so there is a small chance your holiday may be impacted but it’s usually only one or 2 days as a worst case scenario.

August 2024 Seaworld Orlando Crowd Calendar

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Explaination Of My Crowd Calendar Colours

LIGHT MODERATE BUSY PEAK
Light Crowds: 30-45 minutes or less for most attractions. Moderate Crowds: Busier but bearable. 45-90 minutes for popular attractions. Heavy Crowds: 1-2 hours for popular attractions. Peak Crowds: Very heavy crowds; 2 hours+ for popular attractions.

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September

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September Holidays

Notable holiday dates in September are:

  • Sep 2nd – Labor Day

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September Events

Seaworld Orlando’s events in September are:

  • Late May – Early September – Summer Spectacular (Dates TBA)
  • July – September – Craft Beer Festival (Dates TBA)
  • September & October – Howl ‘O’ Scream (Dates TBA)
  • September & October – Halloween Spooktacular (Dates TBA)

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September 2024

September is largely a buffer month between summer holiday madness and Halloween celebrations which actually start in some parks around the middle of the month.

The focus in early September is setting up Halloween celebrations so other entertainment is light as park hours are generally shorter to go with lighter crowds while people wait for the popular Halloween season to start in earnest in October.

If you would like to experience Halloween in the parks without the associated crowds, mid to late September is a good time to visit.

September 2024 Seaworld Orlando Crowd Calendar

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Explaination Of My Crowd Calendar Colours

LIGHT MODERATE BUSY PEAK
Light Crowds: 30-45 minutes or less for most attractions. Moderate Crowds: Busier but bearable. 45-90 minutes for popular attractions. Heavy Crowds: 1-2 hours for popular attractions. Peak Crowds: Very heavy crowds; 2 hours+ for popular attractions.

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October

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October Holidays

Notable holiday dates in October are:

  • Oct 14th – Columbus Day
  • Oct 31st – Halloween

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October Events

Seaworld Orlando’s events in October are:

  • September & October – Howl ‘O’ Scream (Dates TBA)
  • September & October – Halloween Spooktacular (Dates TBA)

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October 2024

October has always been a popular time for people to visit Orlando because of separate ticketed events at Universal and at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World.

2023 marks the third year of Seaworld’s Howl ‘O’ Scream event. What sets Seaworld apart from both Disney and Universal is the frights are included in your standard park ticket making this one of the most affordable Halloween events you can visit.

Its growing in popularity each year so expect that this crowd calendar may change when official 2023 dates are released.

October 2024 Seaworld Orlando Crowd Calendar

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Explaination Of My Crowd Calendar Colours

LIGHT MODERATE BUSY PEAK
Light Crowds: 30-45 minutes or less for most attractions. Moderate Crowds: Busier but bearable. 45-90 minutes for popular attractions. Heavy Crowds: 1-2 hours for popular attractions. Peak Crowds: Very heavy crowds; 2 hours+ for popular attractions.

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November

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November Holidays

Notable holiday dates in November are:

  • Nov 11th – Veteren’s Day
  • Nov 28th – Thanksgiving

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November Events

Seaworld Orlando’s events in November are:

  • November & December – Christmas Celebration 2024 (Dates TBA)

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November 2024

November in Orlando is largely another buffer month in between two popular holiday celebrations. As soon as Halloween ends you will see parks preparing and launching Christmas celebrations soon after.

Mid to late November is a great time to visit to see parks in full Christmas mode without the crowds that throng to the area in late December.

Weekends are typically moderately busy as locals flock to the parks outside of work for some Christmas cheer. Thanksgiving, a hugely popular public holiday in America, packs the parks to bursting for one weekend so try to avoid this weekend if you can.

November 2024 Seaworld Orlando Crowd Calendar

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Explaination Of My Crowd Calendar Colours

LIGHT MODERATE BUSY PEAK
Light Crowds: 30-45 minutes or less for most attractions. Moderate Crowds: Busier but bearable. 45-90 minutes for popular attractions. Heavy Crowds: 1-2 hours for popular attractions. Peak Crowds: Very heavy crowds; 2 hours+ for popular attractions.

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December

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December Holidays

Notable holiday dates in December are:

  • Dec 24th – Christmas Eve
  • Dec 25th – Christmas Day
  • Dec 31st – New Year’s Eve

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December Events

Seaworld Orlando’s events in December are:

  • November & December – Christmas Celebration 2024 (Dates TBA)

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December 2024

The first fortnight is a great time to visit to see the parks in full on Christmas mode without the crowds of the last fortnight but bear in mind the parks may close earlier in December than later.

If visiting later in December, and its within your budget, consider premium queue options. Seaworld is still light on attractions so when the park is busy the queues can be considerable.

December 2024 Seaworld Orlando Crowd Calendar

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Explaination Of My Crowd Calendar Colours

LIGHT MODERATE BUSY PEAK
Light Crowds: 30-45 minutes or less for most attractions. Moderate Crowds: Busier but bearable. 45-90 minutes for popular attractions. Heavy Crowds: 1-2 hours for popular attractions. Peak Crowds: Very heavy crowds; 2 hours+ for popular attractions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I hope you have found the Seaworld crowd calendar useful. Here are some popular questions that people usually ask but please reach out on the button below if you have any further questions.

Does Seaworld Publish A Crowd Calendar?

No, there is no official Seaworld crowd calendar.

But using a crowd calendar combined with your own research will help you figure out the best time for you to go and, to a degree, manage your expectations.

If your dates are set a crowd calendar will help you get the most out of your time and manage expectations about how much you think you will get done versus the reality.

Overall when is the quietest month?

There are a few weeks dotted throughout the year that are quieter than surrounding weeks.

Early March and late April are good if you want to avoid the heat and humidity of summer but, conversely, late March and early April is uber popular with university students on their Spring Break.

September is a good month to visit if you like the heat and don’t mind the possibility of a hurricane stopping your plans for a day or two.

If you need to visit in the school holidays late August is actually a lot quieter than July as US schools start the autumn term in early August but there is humidity, heat and a lot of rain to deal with.

Easter and May school holidays in the UK are good times to visit for decent weather (hot by our standards) without the crowds and peak rainfall. Remember this is the tropics and you should pack to expect rain any time of the year.

For the main holidays, early October is great for Halloween and early December gets you the Christmas overlays without the crowds later in the month.

How do you come to your scores?

Parks don’t release official crowd data so my score is a combination of historical data, special event announcements, daily entrance pricing and a little educated guessing.

The score is representative of this park only. That is to say that a score of 9 here is not the same as a score of 9 for Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

9 represents a day that is much busier than an average day in this park alone where you can get most everything done.

Are premium queue options a necessity?

That’s going to depend foremost on your budget and then the time of year you are visiting.

Premium queue options are not cheap and please don’t ever get into debt because you feel pressured that you need to purchase it. You can still have a great holiday without purchasing up-charge experiences and add-ons.

Premium queue options are dynamically priced, that is when you will derive the most value from them is also when they are at their most expensive, potentially doubling the cost of entry into a park for a day.

How accurate is your crowd calendar?

No crowd calendar is an exact science. Crowd calendars should only be used as part of your own research to manage expectations on a given day.

Do crowd calendars help? Absolutely! But having said that, relying solely on a crowd calendar is nowhere near as effective as putting a little planning into your days in the parks.

I know you don’t necessarily want to plan your holidays but an Orlando holiday is not your typical beach holiday. Even a little planning will go a long way.

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