Family Trip to Sea World





We recently got back from our very first “real” family vacation in San Diego. Instead of trying to fit in all the fun stuff San Diego has to offer (like I initially wanted to do), we decided on making Sea World our main attraction this trip. This was plenty of stimulation for our 2-year-old. The S.D. Zoo, Wild Animal Park and Legoland will be better appreciated when she’s older.

The best thing about Sea World for the toddler/preschooler set is the Sesame Street Bay of Play, a whole section of fun stuff for little ones. Best of all, Elmo is there. So are many other Sesame Street characters, as well as rides, playground, water play and more. There, I took Siena on her first ride, Elmo’s Flying Fish (similar to the Dumbo ride at Disneyland). She clung to me saying “I don’t want it,” when we got close to getting on. But once we got going, she was beaming. We also got to see a musical show with some favorite Sesame Street characters. Siena watched in awe as Elmo, Cookie Monster, Ernie, Bert, and Zoe sang and danced on a ship-themed stage. Afterward, we had our picture taken with Elmo, Cookie and Zoe.

Though hard to choose, we decided on two shows that day. First, we saw the Pets Rule show, where talented dogs and cats (as well as some birds, a pig and a kangaroo) performed amazing tricks to lively music. Next we enjoyed the Blue Horizons dolphin show, which featured beautiful dancing and acrobats by people and dolphins, as well as some serious audience splashing by some pilot whales, and the appearance of exotic birds. Siena enjoyed clapping when the rest of the crowd applauded throughout the show.

Our visit also included exploring the following exhibits: the Shark Encounter, Penguin Encounter, and Wild Arctic (with beluga whales, polar bears, and a giant walrus).

By then, Siena and was beat (and so were we). So, we decided we’ll just have to go back in the near future to experience the rest of Sea World (especially Shamu). Meanwhile, getting to see Elmo, dolphins, talented pets, sharks, and penguins all in one day was pretty awesome.
We recently got back from our very first “real” family vacation in San Diego. Instead of trying to fit in all the fun stuff San Diego has to offer (like I initially wanted to do), we decided on making Sea World our main attraction this trip. This was plenty of stimulation for our 2-year-old. The S.D. Zoo, Wild Animal Park and Legoland will be better appreciated when she’s older.

The best thing about Sea World for the toddler/preschooler set is the Sesame Street Bay of Play, a whole section of fun stuff for little ones. Best of all, Elmo is there. So are many other Sesame Street characters, as well as rides, playground, water play and more. There, I took Siena on her first ride, Elmo’s Flying Fish (similar to the Dumbo ride at Disneyland). She clung to me saying “I don’t want it,” when we got close to getting on. But once we got going, she was beaming. We also got to see a musical show with some favorite Sesame Street characters. Siena watched in awe as Elmo, Cookie Monster, Ernie, Bert, and Zoe sang and danced on a ship-themed stage. Afterward, we had our picture taken with Elmo, Cookie and Zoe.

Though hard to choose, we decided on two shows that day. First, we saw the Pets Rule show, where talented dogs and cats (as well as some birds, a pig and a kangaroo) performed amazing tricks to lively music. Next we enjoyed the Blue Horizons dolphin show, which featured beautiful dancing and acrobats by people and dolphins, as well as some serious audience splashing by some pilot whales, and the appearance of exotic birds. Siena enjoyed clapping when the rest of the crowd applauded throughout the show.

Our visit also included exploring the following exhibits: the Shark Encounter, Penguin Encounter, and Wild Arctic (with beluga whales, polar bears, and a giant walrus).

By then, Siena and was beat (and so were we). So, we decided we’ll just have to go back in the near future to experience the rest of Sea World (especially Shamu). Meanwhile, getting to see Elmo, dolphins, talented pets, sharks, and penguins all in one day was pretty awesome.

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