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April 19, 2006
We stayed with a friend there and headed to SeaWorld in Mission Bay. Parking was $10, and it's definitely good to get there early. Admission was $53/Adult and $43/Child 3-9 without a coupon. We had the option to buy the Fun Pass for the same price, which was good for unlimited entry to the park until December 31, 2006. Again seeing everything in 1 day would require a lot of coordination and cooperation. The kids enjoyed watching the dolphin and Orca whale shows. Their favorite was the sea lion and sea otter show. The performance was loads of laughs and had a lot of interaction with the audience. The penguin and shark encounter was neat but crowded.
Guys should check out the Anheuser-Busch hospitality center for beer tasting, with two complimentary samples for guests 21 or older. There was decent-priced food at this location, and it was tasty, too. We were again limited to some of the rides, as we had small children, but the Journey to Atlantis looked like it was a blast. It would be good to go on when it's super hot in the summer. Height restrictions were 42 inches on the rides. I definitely would go back again to see other stuff we missed.
From journal Crazy for California
March 4, 2006
From journal Back to the Boathouse!
Victoria, British Columbia
February 12, 2006
From journal Disneyland Everyone's All Time Favourite
February 9, 2006
From journal October--Marine Layer in the San Diego Area
September 2, 2005
From journal Three Generations in Southern California
by wanderer 2005
June 24, 2005
The skyride has a great view of the park and attractions, but it’s very high over the park. It’s also an extra cost not included in the park ticket. Wild Arctic is a virtual ride that takes you on a mock helicopter ride through the arctic. It's my favorite ride, but it does move and jerk around a lot. The skytower ride takes you over 200 feet above the ground and slowly rotates. This ride also has an extra cost and is not included in a park ticket. On a clear day, you can see a hundred miles in any direction.
Now for the shows: Pets Rule is great for kids of all ages. Cats, dogs, birds, and even a pig dance and balance themselves on beams. Keeps kids entertained.
Cirque De La Mer is Cirque De Soliel on water. VERY neat acrobatics. I think that people of all ages would enjoy it.
The Clyde and Seamore show uses live seal lions and is also great for all ages.
Last but not least is the Haunted Lighthouse movie. It’s in 4-D and can be a little scary for real young ‘uns, because it’s about ghosts.
The manatee rescue and the penguin encounter were my favorites. Sea World has over 300 penguins, both cold-water species and Magellan penguins, which are from warmer locations like Argentina. The manatee rescue is one of only three such rescues in the U.S. where the mammals can be rehabilitated and returned to the ocean. These mammals are simply beautiful.
In the Wild Arctic exhibit, walruses, Beluga whales, seals, and polar bears are the main attraction. It’s like walking onto the North Pole with all the faux snow. VERY cool--literally--as you pass thru an ice tunnel. Bring a sweater.
As far as food, there’s plenty of it, but of course, it’s a little pricey. I suggest bringing a water bottle in with you. Water is upwards of $5, so save yourself a little cash. Shipwreck Reef Café is set up like a cafeteria, and they have lots of choices. It’s in the rear of the park, across from the Shipwreck Rapids ride. Nice seating along the ride.
Dine with Shamu is a special menu for dinner or breakfast where you can have have your meal in the Shamu stadium, next to Shamu’s private pool. This attraction requires reservations and I believe is around $14.95/$11.95 for breakfast and $32/$18 for dinner.
Sea World also has special Shamu ice cream bars available all over the park: vanilla, whale-shaped ice cream covered in chocolate. YUM!
From journal Down by the Sea
May 19, 2005
From journal San Diego
April 16, 2005
I really liked getting to feed the dolphins; for $4 a tray, or two for $7, you get to feed them little frozen fish and pet them. I wish we could have afforded to do the trainer for a day or a dolphin encounter, but we had a great time nonetheless.
After the Shamu and dolphin shows, you can sign up to have your photo taken with them. Sign up early so you get yours done first!
I have no complaints about this park; although the kids wished there were more rides, I'm glad there weren't. I can't wait to go to the other two Sea Worlds!
From journal A Week In San Diego with The Kids
April 4, 2005
San Diego, California
December 15, 2004
From journal Born and Raised Here