Thanks to an old high school friend, last week we were given Sea World passes. The Hubby and The Boy went on Friday and I took The Girl on Saturday. The Boy hadn’t been since he was a tiny baby so everything was new to him. He had a great time! The Girl remembered a lot from when we used to go, but since we haven’t been for so long, some things have changed and she had forgotten a lot. We got there before the park opened and went straight to the new ride, Manta. Unfortunately, The Girl was too short so we didn’t get to ride. I was told that it was really fun. Bummer. So we started off at the Bay of Play.
We had fun on the kiddie rides and The Girl had a great time playing in the play areas. Then we were off to see the animals. Most things haven’t changed much in the last couple of years. We loved the penguins and the arctic where the polar bears, walruses, and beluga whales reside.
We also loved the new sea turtle exhibit.The Girl really enjoyed playing the video game in the exhibit where you use a sea turtle shaped joystick-type thing to virtually eat food and avoid obstacles. She did quite well. In fact, she would have won, except she ran into a shark at the last minute. I guess she spends too much time on the computer at home!
We also saw some shows. Our first show was the Shamu show. I can’t remember what it’s called really, so we just called it the Shamu show.
I have to admit, I was disappointed. It was always kind of cheesy, but it has gotten worse and now that the trainers can’t even get in the water with the killer whales, it’s just kind of lame. After that, we had planned to go to the dolphin (again, I don’t remember the actual name of the show) show. I wasn’t too excited about that after seeing Shamu. But I should have been. That show was amazing!
Sure, the dolphins did tricks, but it was more than that. There were acrobatics and divers and people (and birds) flying all over. It was really well done and definitely enjoyable and entertaining. It was for sure the highlight of our day. Of course, we couldn’t miss the “Pets Rule” show. The Girl said that was her favorite part of the day. I think she liked it because she got to pet a dog and a pig at the end. That show is exactly the same as it was 3 years ago, so if you’ve seen it once, you probably don’t need to take the time to see it again. All in all, we had a great time. And if you’re planning a trip to Sea World any time soon, don’t miss the dolphin show!