Headed down to San Antonio for an Awards Banquet this past weekend and while I was there took a quick day trip to Sea World San Antonio. This was my first trip to Sea World since I was 8 so... 10 years! Not only was I impressed, I enjoyed every moment spent in the park. So let's see what we've got!
First off, we stopped off at the Dolphin tank... such sweet (and hungry) animals.
Then we went to the Sharks and Coral Reef building. They were doing some window cleaning, she was kind enough to take out her mouth piece to smile for the camera!
I'm not sure of the proper name for these... I call them possessed.
What a beautiful park:
Then it was time for the Sea Lion show, The Cannery Row Caper, this was absolutely hilarious and the pre-show is not to be missed!
Like I said, it's a HILARIOUS show!
Never a dull moment throughout the show:
After the show, it's time for a break:
we headed over to the Ski Show: Cool Vibrations.
It's a cross of skiing/boating/dancing and any classic song that, well, gives you good vibrations!
After all of our coolness was leakout out at Vibrations, the temperature was reaching 100F so we needed to cool off... with Shamu and the Believe show.
Point of view pic:
Not only was I impressed with Shamu (4 tons going from water to air? heck yes!) But I was very impressed with Believe. I loved the music and the timing of the show. It's one thing to launch fireworks to music, but a whale? Some of the show was a bit cheesy but that was countered for later in the day.
So, after the show we headed back to the hotel to take a break only to return to the park around 7pm for the Summer Nights promotion which just made its debut a few weeks ago.
The first thing we did upon re-arriving was the Pirates Plunder
stunt show... THIS. WAS. TERRIBLE.
As a future theatre major and having done quite a bit of theatre over the years, this was just not up to par especially after such grand entertainment all the rest of the day!
Cheap jokes, references to things such as Facebook, and a lack of a good plot led to people leaving during the show (I was not one of them). However, what I did notice at Pirates
were show directors taking notes, so maybe there's some hope for Pirates Plunder.
The rest of the night was splendid (and much cooler!). The evening show at the Sea Lion and Otter Stadium, was even more hilarious than the day time show. Not only does the show present some new tricks- it features a "Day at Seaworld" bit that mocks anything and everything the park has to offer, from roller coasters to the whale fin necklace from Believe
Then for the main attraction of the night Shamu Rocks Texas!
It's not as big of a show as what I've seen from other SeaWorld Parks but it's certainly a high-energy, awe-inspiring show.
Take that San Diego and Orlando!
One final splash for the night (do you think they know how many people they're getting wet?)