We recently took a long 5 hour drive down to San Diego to see all of the new things Sea World has to offer and it was far more than even I had expected! The all new show, Blue Horizons, was certainly our favorite, featuring dolphins, pilot whales, birds, animal trainers and the most amazing acrobatic performers.
The 25 minute show follows the story of a young girl named Marina who yearns to explore the secrets of the sky and sea beyond her window. Marina’s imagination comes to life as she dives through her window into a “blue” world of adventure and wonder where dolphins will dance, free-flying tropical birds will fill the sky with color, and the spirits will soar.
The girls were glued to the animals and performers the entire show and with our very busy Lil’ Pea, it was a welcome surprise and a bit of a break for us! There were a number of acrobatic performers that flew through the sky and did some amazing high dives. Although, I must say that my favorite part of the show was the flying acrobat dressed as a parrot. She was simply amazing. There were quite a few members of the Sea World staff present offering up yummy treats and bubble blower guns, which of course, the girls just had to have! Yes, mommy remembers what it was like to be a small child and the magic of bubble guns!
Although Sea World offers many attractions that we truly enjoyed, I have to say that the underwater shark tube was truly an experience. There were a shocking amount of shark swimming over and around us and it was a bit of a thrill to know the only thing separating them and us, was a little glass! At one point, I looked up and this big guy was over the top of us…
And look at these adorable Sea Turtles bathing in the sun…
I was thrilled to see a large grass/sand area with multiple tables, where families can gather and have a snack or just let the kids get out some of that acquired energy! We spent a good hour there, where the girls ran around and went digging in the sand….
Dining at Sea World
There are many restaurants and snack bars located throughout the park that include the most famous of theme park foods: Churros and Frozen Lemonade! An array of food options are available Alcoholic beverages are also served throughout the park for those over 21 years of age. Individuals can purchase an All Day Dining Deal pass that allows you to eat all day, at multiple locations throughout the park, for one low price. Adults are $29.99 and children ages 3-9 are just $14.99.
Don’t Like Waiting In Line? Grab a Quick Queue Pass
Guests can now purchase a “Quick Queue” pass that allows you unlimited single-day access to the express entrance of Journey to Atlantis, Wild Arctic and Shipwreck Rapids. The Quick Queue ticket also allows you a free ride on both the Skyride and Skytower. Also available is the Quick Queue Premier Pass, offering all of the benefits of Quick Queue with the addition of reserved seating at all of the shows, including Shamu Believe, Shamu Rocks, Pet’s Rule, Sea Lions Live, Sea Lions Tonite, and Sesame Street Presents: Lights, Camera, Imagination.
Animal Interaction Programs
Sea World offers a Dolphin and Beluga Whale interaction program, where you can actually get into the water and swim with these amazing animals. The interaction programs allow you to touch them, feed them, and literally interact nose to nose. These programs are available at an additional charge and once the girls are old enough, this is one activity that we will definitely be taking part in.
Attention Southern California Residents
Southern California Residents can now purchase a ticket for just $59 and come back a second day for FREE! Southern California Residents can also purchase a Fun Card that allows you to come back for the entire year FREE for just $69.
Right now, available for all Sea World guests, you can purchase a child’s ticket for just $5 with a paying adult!
Whether your young or old, Sea World offers something for every member of the family, whether it be rides, shows, interactive experiences (such as swimming with Dolphins) or learning about the ocean and the wonders that live within it. It’s now on my list for top theme parks to visit and I encourage you to visit and see the amazing activities that Sea World has to offer!
Disclaimer: I was provided with free entrance to the park to facilitate my review. My thoughts and opinions remain my own!