Of course, we enjoyed ALL the shows we went to but the kids were awed to see the whales and dolphins in Blue Horizons and One Ocean . One Ocean tells the story of how our oceans are all interconnected and Blue Horizons includes not just the dolphins but also amazing acrobatics and costumes from the human performers as well.
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I am amazed at how well these animals are trained. There were plenty of buckets full of fish dispensed throughout the show for a job well done! I admit, I took a TON of pictures trying to get shots of the dolphins in JUST the right spot in the air! I didn’t bring my video camera and really regret it now…do you know how hard it is to get a still shot of a dolphin in mid air? Sadly, I was not successful and all of my pictures are of dolphin tales splashing back into the water!
There is a ton of stuff to do at Sea World besides the shows. There is a small aquarium and numerous areas to interact with the animals where you can learn more about them and the ocean they live in. It is a great teaching moment for children! You can also ride the rides, play and climb on the nets and slides, grab a bite to eat, and any number of other activities that will keep you busy and your kids happy!
I am thrilled that I finally got to go to Sea World and that I got to share it with my kids. We all had so much fun and I think we all left slightly awed at what animals can be trained to do. I also think we gained a little bit more of an appreciation for the vastness of our oceans and the amazing creatures that live in it!
Disclaimer: I was provided 2 complementary tickets to enjoy Sea World with my family. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.