As part of the SeaWorld Texas Wildside Bloggers I was invited to AdventureCon June 26-28 in San Antonio. Wondering what AdventureCon is? Why it’s a blog conference at SeaWorld! Funny details about our first day at SeaWorld here. This was our last day, sniff! We were so excited for another day at SeaWorld that it was surprisingly easy to get our crew up and at ’em. We were checked out of the hotel, van packed, and at the entrance to SeaWorld at 8:30 am. I was pretty impressed with ourselves.
It was so exciting to be led into the park before it opened for some behind the scenes tours! First we got to get up close and personal with the dolphins. We watched them swim and play. It was so neat.
Then we were split into groups and taken to various areas of the park with our own personal SeaWorld tour guide. We were taken to see animals not usually thought of to be at SeaWorld like snakes, tarantulas, and armadillos. Then we were taken behind closed doors to animals that are not right now open to the public. I loved the lemurs! You just want to squish them, though we were told to keep our distance as they may bite.
Then I finally made it to Shamu!! How I love this show. It never gets old. These killer whales are magnificent. As we sat down my daughter asked me if I knew that killer whales aren’t whales at all but they are in the dolphin family. I didn’t know that! But of course they do look like huge dolphins!