May 142013
 

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…..

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So we headed for the Skytower ride.

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From the Skytower, you can see hundreds of miles over Mission Bay, the Pacific Ocean and the gorgeous skyline of San Diego.

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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:

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A Polar Bear:

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And a Walrus:

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Next to that ride/exhibit, was the Penguin Encounter, so we went over to check them out.

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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**

  42 Responses to “Our Day at SeaWorld San Diego (Part Two)”

  1. Baluga whales are so cute! I love all of your pictures! What a great day you guys had!!

  2. The penguins needed a bath bad.

  3. Wow.. that is one HUGE polar bear!! Love the penguins. I make a penguin appetizer that is so cute. http://www.myjourneywithcandida.com/2011/11/very-cute-penguin-appetizer-so-cute.html

    Your boys might like it.

  4. I am still over here all jealous.. even as a kid that was the ONE place I have always wanted to go.. I would never leave…

  5. I suspected a trip to Sea World would be fun, I had no idea how much there was to actually do though.

  6. Really looked like so much fun and I am with you on not getting my hair wet, because I turn int Monica from Friends with too big, crazy hair!!!

  7. PENGUINSPENGUINSPENGUINSPENGUINSPENGUINSPENGUINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PENGUINS! Love <3 Sounds like you had a great time at Sea World 🙂

  8. Haha I love your last sentence about the dolphins ~ how you got wet so you left lol.
    Sounds like such a fun time :))

  9. I’m loving living vicariously through you in these posts 🙂 All your shots are so great and I feel like I’m right there with you! The skytower looks so cool and like something I’d really enjoy.

  10. Gorgeous! I love sea world! Nothing is as good in my area tho 🙁

  11. Don’t you just love riding up in the tower rides. I love getting the feel of the whole park from way up there!

  12. What a fun day! I’m so wanting to see all those animals, so many that we don’t have here at a regular zoo!

    That Sky tour looks like it would be so cool!!!

  13. I love that section of the park! Penguins are so adorable (but stinky) and my fave animal is the polar bear!

  14. My kids are obsessed with penguins 🙂 The sky tour looks like fun!

  15. That sky tower is tall!

    I love the polar bear shot!

  16. Agh yay! Penguins!! Next time you go I want to come! You guys did so much fun stuff!

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  17. What an awesome experience! And the penguin is adorable. 🙂

  18. We need to take my son there! He would love it! So many awesome animals to see! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Such wonderful memory making experiences you are having with the fam! Love it.

  20. oh this looks LIKE SO much FUN!!

  21. I love Seaworld! You got amazing shots! 🙂

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  22. So fun! I love penguins too cute!

  23. I can’t decide what I’d rather do, go in the tower or see the animals. Or see the animals from the tower 🙂

  24. You must need a vacation from your vacation.

    Looks like a blast

    I love penguins & polar bears

  25. That looks awesome. They use to have a penguin cam there that I use to watch.

  26. It looks like you all had a wonderful time.

  27. Sounds like an awesome day at Sea World. The Sky View ride would have freaked me out (afraid of heights.) They have beluga whales at Mystic Aquarium too. Have you and the boys been there? They don’t have as much as Sea World, but its another nice place to take the kiddos!

  28. So cool! I haven’t been to SeaWorld in forever! I actually went to the FL one as I’ve never been in San Diego. I’m definitely an East Coaster.

  29. For fun!! I am totally craving Sea World now.

  30. I am glad your family had fun. Great clicks!

  31. I’d love to go there someday! It looks amazing.

  32. OMG I want the penguin. So cute.

  33. Eeeek! Skytower ride… I would probably pee myself haha. And I LOVE Polar Bears they are my fav!

  34. I thought all Sea Worlds were created equal but after seeing your pics, we definitely need to check out the San Diego one next time we’re there. It looks like there is just so much more there (maybe just different) than what we have in Texas.

  35. Wow, it looks like such a nice park and sounds like there are activities for all ages and interests!

  36. I need to get me a penguin.

  37. I’d love to visit Sea World someday. The animals would be fascinating to see.

  38. Love the polar bears! Thanks for coming by to link up.