I love Sea World and I think I was more excited to go there than anything else we had planned in our trip. Most of that excitement was for everyone else, particularly, Vanna, because she LOVES dolphins (in fact that's what she wanted for Christmas - was a dolphin :) and I couldn't wait for everyone to see these beautiful animals and see all that Sea World has to offer!
|Let me introduce you...this is Shamu!|
We LOVED the One Ocean show here at Shamu Stadium. We sat in the soak section and yes, we got soaked. It's amazing the thrust power the whales have behind those huge tails! :) Before the trip, Cash was excited to see the killer whales and Vanna was excited to see the dolphins but would say that she hates killer whales. Immediately following the show, Vanna said with all the enthusiasm you can imagine, "I used to hate killer whales but now they're my favorite!"
|Give us a big smile!|
|One dolphin showing off right in front of us (you can see Cash's hat in the picture).|
|A big wet one!|
|Everyone got to pet bat rays in their touch tank!|
...fresh water aquariums full of fish (this was one of Ty's favorite places)
|Look at all those flamingos in their feeding pools - we had so many just right below us on the bridge too!|
|Touching star fish at the star fish tide pool.|
We definitely had a lot of fun under the sun then topped it off with souvenirs and cotton candy for the bus ride back to our hotel! This was the highlight of our trip!