Many thanks to Sea World Orlando for sponsoring some of our tickets during our Florida vacation! All opinions are my own.
Sea World has long been one of my favorite theme parks. I’ve visited both the Orlando and San Antonio locations multiple times. There is so much to see and do.
The week after Thanksgiving is a great time to visit if you want to beat the crowds. And with five kids to keep track of and wait in lines with, the less crowd the better. We were greeted by the Sea World polar bear!
We arrived when the park opened and headed to eat breakfast first thing. We purchased the All-Day-Dining Deal, and I highly recommend it. We purchased our passes online in advance for $29.99 per adult and $14.99 per child. With the pass each person may take an entree, side, and drink every time they go through the line, all day at participating restaurants. There is also an advantage to buying the passes on days that are less crowded as well. It’s much faster to go through the line multiple times! The food at the park is delicious!
Great views of sea life abound at Sea World. There are many aquariums throughout the park. The kids loved getting to see the stingrays from below.
This was an incredible type of sea horse that we don’t remember seeing before. How is that for camouflage?
Shamu always puts on a great show! Getting to see these incredible whales close up is amazing. Two of my girls decided to brave the splash zone and boy did they get wet! Ha ha!
Blue Horizons is Sea World’s best kept secret. This show received the best crowd applause and excitement of any show we got to see. I mean the crowd just went wild over the show. Of course everyone loves dolphins, but there is also a great story line and beautiful acrobatics throughout the show. It was fantastic! Unfortunately, the Clyde and Seamore show was closed for the winter. That is one of my favorites. I guess we’ll just have to go back to Sea World in the spring!
Ribs, chicken, baked beans, fries, a roll, and hot chocolate was my lunch. Hot chocolate was such a treat on the chilly days, and we could have all we wanted all day long with our passes!
I love rides that you get to experience something. The Polar Express Experience is a favorite of mine. They take you into the story of The Polar Express via a simulator so it feels like you are on the train. I love this ride!
After lunch we did as many rides as we could. Even with no lines to speak of there was so much we didn’t get to see, ride and do at the end of the day. We wished we would have had another day to spend at Sea World. Oh…and I discovered the Secret of Atlantis. We have declared this the best log style ride we’ve ever been on.
For supper I opted for a sandwich and Red Velvet Cheese cake. I remember being so tired by the time we sat down to eat, but the food was yummy!
The park was beautifully decorated for Christmas and it was fun to walk around and see everything after dark. The fountain show was choreographed to the music–so pretty!
We had a blast at Sea World Orlando. I can’t wait to go back!
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