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Orlando: Whale ride is a family-friendly coaster
Shamu's Express is Sea World Orlando's first family-oriented roller coaster. Located in Shamu's Happy Harbor area of the park, the coaster has killer whale cars traveling at speeds of up to 28 mph along more than 800 feet of track.
Two more family-friendly attractions include a jellyfish-themed samba tower ride and a waterspout-themed teacup ride. "Jazzy Jellies" lifts and spins families in jellyfishlike seats, while "Swishy Fishies" enables adventurous youngsters to sit in oversized seats while spinning around a giant waterspout.
-- Georgina Cruz, Special to the Sun Sentinel
FYI: Sea World is located at the intersection of I-4 and the Beeline Expressway, 10 minutes south of downtown Orlando. Take Florida's Turnpike north to the Beeline Expressway and go east. 7007 Sea Harbor Dr., Orlando, FL 32821. (407) 351-3600
On the web, go to seaworld.com.