#7: You'll dine in style
Treat your kids to a private buffet with SeaWorld's star, Shamu, backstage at the killer-whale habitat (reservations required: 800-327-2424; $37 for adults, $19 for children ages 3 to 9, free for kids under 3). Or check out the park's hot spot, Sharks Underwater Grill. This popular restaurant is submerged in a shark exhibit, which means you can eat while watching these powerful creatures swim by. You can only make reservations in person the day of your visit -- and it fills up fast! -- so get there before 10 a.m. to book your table. If you want to try the park's other restaurants, plan on eating during showtimes -- it's considerably less crowded then.