Yesterday I told you about our morning at SeaWorld, but since we were able to squeeze so much into the day, I wasn’t able to get it all into one post. So, here’s how we spent the rest of our day.
Once we were done at the Turtle Reef, we headed over to see the dolphins at Dolphin Point. When we arrived, there were several dolphins and trainers in the water & the dolphins were doing tricks. A minute or two after we got there, the dolphins made a huge splash and we got all wet, so we left. Water doesn’t mix well with my hair (keratin) and I didn’t want to get wet again…..
So we headed for the Skytower ride.
From the Skytower, you can see hundreds of miles over Mission Bay, the Pacific Ocean and the gorgeous skyline of San Diego.
After the Skytower, we grabbed a quick snack (Shamu pretzels) and then headed for the Wild Arctic Ride. Here is the description of the ride from the website:
Flight simulator meets daring adventure as you embark on a thrilling jet-helicopter ride. Soar through the breathtaking, perilous, icy landscapes of the Arctic Circle. Put yourself in your pilot’s hands as he maneuvers treacherous frozen peaks and valleys en route to Base Station Wild Arctic.
We all loved the ride and once we were finished, there was all sorts of arctic sea life on display inside the same building. We got to see some beautiful Beluga Whales:
A Polar Bear:
And a Walrus:
Next to that ride/exhibit, was the Penguin Encounter, so we went over to check them out.
There are over 300 penguins, inside and outside, including Emperor penguins, smaller Adelie, Gentoo and Macaroni penguins. They were all so darn cute.
There is even more that we never got to at SeaWorld. The Sesame Street Bay of Play is filled with family-friendly fun and rides like Elmo’s Flying Fish, Oscar’s Rocking Eel and Abby’s Sea Star Spin. You can even have your picture taken with your Sesame Street pals. We just didn’t have time to make it over there that day. Plus, there are a few rides like Manta, Riptide Rescue and The Shipwreck Rapids that we never made it to. We would have gone on The Shipwreck Rapids had we been dressed to get wet, but we weren’t, so we decided to skip it this time around. Next time we will be dressed appropriately.
SeaWorld San Diego is located at 500 Sea World Drive, San Diego, CA 92109. All shows, exhibits, aquariums and rides are included with park admission. We paid $15 for parking, but they also offered up close parking for $20 (different rates apply for motorcycles and campers). You can buy tickets at the park or online.
We had such an amazing day at SeaWorld and are looking forward to going back the next time we’re in the area.
**I received four complimentary passes to SeaWorld. All opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way. No form of monetary compensation was exchanged**