Monday, May 20, 2024

MY FIRST TIME AT SEAWORLD

Living in Florida has taught me, there is no shortage of fun places to visit with your family.

As a child who grew up in FL, my husband visited SeaWorld many times. He would often share with myself and the kids his memories he had experienced there. 

Recently, I was given a couple of passes to SeaWorld. I didn’t have enough for my children so I contemplated not going. My husband secured a sitter and said, “We will take them next time! We’re going to SeaWorld.”

From a first timers perspective, it was an enjoyable experience. When you get to the entrance, you can either buy your tickets at the gate or a machine. What a great way to beat the lines. 

What’s Different at SeaWorld?

Roller Coasters

We rode Manta and Kraken. They’re both were fun smooth roller coasters. I didn’t feel jerked around like most roller coasters (you know, like a bobble head) but the stomach drop is real! If you like an adrenaline rush, you’ll enjoy these. On the Manta, you’re actually riding face down like your flying. So you have to secure your things in a locker because its easy for everything to fall out of your pockets. 

We didn’t ride every coaster or see every attraction because:

  1. We were on a time crunch.
  2. We wanted to save some things to experience with the kids.

They have more rides that we didn’t catch this time:

Journey to Atlantis
Mako
Sky Tower
Paddle Boats
Wild Arctic Ride
Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. 

Animals

I felt like a kid seeing these Whales jump and do amazing tricks. I was ooohhhing and aaahhhing with the crowd. My husband and I agreed that when we bring our children next time, we’ll sit down in the front and get wet! My children are going to love it.

SeaWorld is all about sea life. We were blown away when we entered the penguin habitat. It was a cold 32 degrees in this area. These penguins enjoyed swimming and eating without a care in the world. 

Meal Plan

If you plan to stay at an amusement park all day, you have to eat. We decided to purchase the SeaWorld all inclusive meal plan. It was $35 and you get an entree, drink and desert EVERY HOUR! So, as you can guess – every hour we were trying a new restaurant. The food was great. It was prepared in front of you and the variety is huge.  

Featured Event | Seven Seas Food Festival 2/11 – 5/13

Enjoy local craft beers as you discover exciting new Asian, Latin, European, Polynesian and Middle Eastern flavors. And the fun goes beyond the food with live performances from top country, rock and Latin music artist. It’s a flavor celebration at SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival.

Come sip and sample your way around the world of international street food traditions. Enjoy local craft beers while you explore culinary marketplaces throughout the park. Surprise your taste buds as you discover exciting new Asian, Latin, European, Polynesian and Middle Eastern flavors.

And the fun goes beyond the food with live performances every Saturday from top country, rock and Latin music artists. It’s a flavor celebration at SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival. Fun has a whole new flavor. Source

If you are in Florida or plan to make a trip here soon, SeaWorld is definitely a place to visit. They have roller coasters, great shows, great places to eat, and animal attractions. We definitely needed more time, but that only gives us a great excuse to come back soon.

Have you ever been to SeaWorld? What was your favorite attraction?

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