I’m always so conflicted about visiting places like Sea World. I love the fact that my kids can see animals up close (and even touch sometimes) that they normally would only get to see in books and videos, but I hate all the controversy surrounding Sea World. That being said, they have always been great supporters of the military, and continue to offer free tickets for service members and up to 3 dependents. We took advantage of this again, and went to Sea World San Diego with the grandparents. The kids had a great time, but I definitely think they liked Legoland better.
We opted for lunch with “Shamu” since we didn’t have to pay admission (which is what they totally want, you to spend more money since you didn’t have to pay to get in…yes, they got us there), as well as feeding some of the animals. There were also a few rides that the kids could go on that they enjoyed, even Nomadic Son could ride which was nice.
Lunch with the orcas was nice actually, and the food was buffet style with a variety of options that everyone could find something they wanted to eat. There weren’t many people there, but we got in line early anyway so we wouldn’t have to wait in a long line since the kiddos were hungry and ready to eat before we even got to the table.
Again, the park wasn’t too crowded and there weren’t many lines for things.
I think Sea World wasn’t as much as a draw since we go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium fairly often here, but it was a nice place to go with the grandparents that they could share the experience.
Here are some pictures from our adventure!