I love Sea World. I don’t know what it is about it, but I love it. If I can’t manage more than our annual trip out to Disney, I settle for the 5 hour drive down to San Antonio a few times a year.
We decided to go out to San Antonio over Labor Day weekend. It was a very last minute decision, in fact, I didn’t book a room until 2 days before we left. I DO NOT recommend this. Almost everything was booked. We ended up in a hotel that was very close to the park, but one I would not stay in again.
That is okay. We had a great time.
I don’t care how many times we go (we keep season passes, so we go often), the shows are always our favorite thing. We have seen them many times over, but they never disappoint and are always a little different.
Labor day weekend brought the heat, but kept the crowds away. That part was surprising. It was great not to be sweating and shoulder to shoulder with complete strangers the whole time. Instead we were just sweating. But that did not matter. It’s Sea World! If you get too hot, take in the Shamu show and sit in the front row. That takes care of that.
We did a little face painting, and took advantage of all the 99 cent refills that we could stomach. We fed and pet the dolphins. And… we met Elmo and Abby! We got our pictures taken with them in a private room that we did not know was even there. We just happend to be walking in the kid play area and saw Elmo and Abby sticking their heads out of a door. My 3 year old went running up to them and they took him into the room. My 6 year old followed behind, and then so did we (mainly to make sure they didn’t just go into a restricted area.) It was a closed picture area. I couldn’t take pictures with my own camera, but the kids got to hang out with two of their favorite Sesame Street characters. Very awesome if I do say so myself.
We didn’t make it out to the Alamo or the River Walk, but that is alright. The kids had a great time, and that just leaves something else for us to do next time. That will be my excuse to stay longer.
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