The Griswolds Visit Sea World

Myself and 4 other family members were originally supposed to go to Sea World’s Aquatica, but plans changed and we decided on Sea World. However, family members started to drop like flies and it ended up being just me and the teenager.

It was HOT! Sooo very very hot and miserable. The heat index was well over 100 degrees. I think part of my body literally melted right off.

The first thing we did was jump in line for the Manta! If you haven’t been there or heard of it, it’s a roller coaster and it lays you down on your stomach when you ride. It’s a bit creepy actually!

There was no line at all except for a few people for the first row. So we jumped in line for first row and what happens? The ride breaks down! We wait 20 mins before it starts again!

I then waste $7  on a locker because the Sea World lady lied to me about having temporary lockers. They DO have them and she told me they didn’t!

Another ride broke down while we were in line – Atlantis, the water ride. We really needed a water ride but because we were in line….it broke down!!

I was super excited to check out the dolphin petting area. I remember when I was a kid it was so great. What a joke! It’s separated now it to what I like to think of as the “rich” section and the “poor” section. The rich people had food and they got to play with and pet the dolphins. I was on the poor side and you were not even allowed to attempt to pet then!

Taken from the poor side of the dolphin pool!

Teen petting the sting rays

We did like petting the sting rays though!

We hit the Shamu show too. This is NOTHING like it used to be – granted, they are more careful after losing a human  life there a year ago. The trainers were obviously a little scared of the whales, they didn’t go near them the whole time. They just threw fish at them!

(Written by Krystal)

Between the cancellations, the broken rides, the heat, the locker lie and losing the car for a short period of time – it really was a Griswold type of day! However, I can’t wait to go back!

Have you ever been to Sea World? How was your visit?


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