The year was 1988 and my oldest daughter was just 2 years old. SeaWorld had officially opened in San Antonio, Texas. I was so excited to take my daughter and get lost in the park. I knew the visits would be many the moment we stepped in the world of the Sea. It was so magical, from the marine life to the amusement rides. I was happy to make memories for my daughter. Many years have passed since my first visit. My oldest is now a mommy herself with a 6 year old daughter who has become my partner in adventure. We decided on a Sunday for a funday with the family.
I was going to take on the task of entertaining not only my granddaughter, but my niece and nephew as well. Along for some support was my younger brother who last minute decided to join me as an extra adult, good call!
Rule number one in visiting any park should be a map and a plan. We were lucky enough to have two adorable volunteers for the job. Once they decided where we should go, we were off!
Did you know … that for more than 50 years SeaWorld has been a leading theme park and entertainment company delivering personal, interactive and educational experiences that blend imagination with nature enabling their guest to celebrate with and care for the natural world they share. Countless rides for all ages, shows to engage our hearts and mind and exhibits from conservation to personal interactions with Dolphins, Beluga Whales and Sea lions at SeaWorld Discovery Point.
A good pair of walking shoes a cool hat and hydration will make the day just a little smoother. Did I mention that they do have a height requirement for all rides and if your lucky enough you can make it extra adventurous. But no worries if your not tall enough because there is plenty to keep the family busy, requirements or not : ).
The kids, hands down, loved the Sesame Street Bay of Play. The kids were able to cool down with bubblers, geysers, jets and dumping water buckets. The Sesame Street friends are also out and about for great photo opportunities.
It’s also a great spot for the “adults” to relax. Keep in mind that you will want to take some sunscreen for the family and don’t hesitate to lather it on. If you forget, not a problem, plenty of souvenir shops around.
I officially became a cool aunt with the kids asking when we could do this again! I smiled, my day was complete. Thank you Sea World for the memories and we can’t wait to return. Maybe next time … Aquatica waterpark.
Fitfunand … Sunday Funday!
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post but I was provided with entry passes to the park. I sincerely had a great time there and just had to share my own opinion and excitement for the park.