While in Orlando, one of the obvious things to do are the theme parks. This time around I decided to take Andre to Sea World. I haven’t been since I was a teenager. Since we have been to Disney & Universal Studios before, I opted for something different. Here are my 5 tips on a day at Sea World.
- Invest in a Sea World refillable cup. We have so many of them at home so what’s one more, right? Well this one was well worth it. I purchased one so the both of us could share. It cost about $13 bucks. The best thing was we had FREE refills all day. Yup I said it FREE. Holla! That is a huge savings within it self. With the Florida heat, I wanted to make sure we stayed hydrated. I don’t know if that was a special promotion that day, but I think otherwise it’s usually 99 cents for refills. Either way it’s a great savings.
2. Don’t expect the Shamu show from years past. I know there was major controversy with the killing of the trainer a few years ago, but I didn’t realize they changed the concept of the Shamu show. It wasn’t as thrilling when you’re sitting in the splash zone you expect to come out drenched. Andre sat in the 3rd row, and he came out dry as a rock. The show was more about the natural behaviors of the Orca whales.
3. Be brave & ride the roller coasters! We rode the Mako & Manta. The Mako, deemed as Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster, did not disappoint. It was terrifying! The drops & turns literally had me screaming. The kid next to Andre had to forewarn us for all the “bad words” that were going to come out of his mouth. LOL There’s a water boat ride, Atlantis that did get us a wet which was a relief from the heat.
4. Stop by the Wild Arctic zone. You can touch different types of sharks & learn a bit about them. It was pretty cool & a perfect break from the sun.
5. Take your time & enjoy the day. So much of our days are spent hurrying on to our next task. You’re on vacation! So slow down. It was so fun just hanging out with Andre at the park on our own. Sharing these moments one on one with him is a memory that I will treasure with my 10 year old.
Disclosure: This is a personal post.