We kept the water theme going today as we headed off to Seaworld to meet Shamu! We had both only been to the Seaworld on the Gold Coast of Australia, so we’re really looking forward to the Florida version!
Our aim was to see as many shows as possible – and ride the high action thrill rides as many times possible! The shows at the park were amazing – from the Dolphin Encounter show which mixed acrobats, stunts with dolphins and whales! For a laugh we visited the Otter and Sealion Christmas show – it was a great comedy show that showed of the talented animals as they got ready for Christmas!
The favourites would have to be the ‘Shamu’ killer whale shows – you really can’t miss them. As Christmas was just around the corner, we were treated to the main ‘Shamu – Believe’ show, as well as the night time version ‘Shamu – Christmas Miracles!’. Both shows were equally amazing, showing the power of the huge animals – and the bond with the trainers!
The giant screens at the back of the stage provided great underwater shots of the trainers being taken from the surface to the bottom of the tank – before being projected out of the water at great speeds! And nothing can beat the part of the show, where Shamu is sent around the edge of the tank, whipping his tail in the water and soaking the first 15 rows of the audience! Luckily were left all 3 shows that we went to dry!
As well as the shows, Seaworld also has a couple of great thrill rides! From the floorless roller coast ‘Kraken’ to ‘Manta’ where you ride lying FACE DOWN swooping over the park like a Manta Sting Ray! A great thrill, and also a great way to get the blood pumping to experience the rest of the park!
The rest of the day was spent checking out the fantastic animals displays, like the Shark Encounter, Polar Express Polar Bears and HUGE Walrus`s and of course the Sting Rays! Before long though the sun had gone and we finshed the evening by taking in one more show, which funnily enough was an ice skating Christmas show (and no the animals didn’t go ice skating sadly!) followed by a great fireworks display over the lagoon! A great way to finish an action packed day – by this stage though we needed a break from fish, so planned to hit the movies tomorrow…..