I went to seaworld when I was pregnant, so I wasn't able to go on any of the rides, but my niece had a lot of fun on them.
The shows they had on offer were very well done, and well worth it. The jetski show was amazing! We also watched some lucky families swimming with the dolphins, and if we had've had more money and more time, we would have lined up for that also. It looked amazing.
We were quite disappointed though that you have to pay extra to go swimming in their swimming pool. Being as heavily pregnant as I was when I went, I was really looking forward to dipping my feet in the cold water and relaxing by the pool, but they wanted an extra $10 to do so. I wasn't very impressed. My sister and her kids paid the extra and went in the pool, only to have it shut down half an hour later because one of the other children had an "accident" in the water and they needed to clean it up.
I loved seeing all the animals (Even the shy and sleeping Polar Bear!) and being able to touch and play with the rays as well. I'm looking forward to going back when my little girl is a bit older so she can have some fun too.
Seaworld has to be our favourite theme park, it has alot to offer for younger child as well as an enjoyable dayout for Mum and Dad.
The boys love looking at all the marine life and with so much to see we don't know where to start!
We spend quite a fair bit of time at Ray Bay, a large pool that accomodates stingrays of all shapes and sizes, and the best part - You can feel and pat them with your own bare hands! Come at the right time and you can join in on feeding time too.
There is also the touch and feel pools where little ones can feel the different textures of starfish, sea cucumbers, coral and plenty more marine life.
Plenty of shows and rides aswell, Recently we stayed and watched the New Spongebob Parade and we have also watched Dora's live show aswell as witnessing polar bear and penguin feedings. There is so much to do it really is hard to fit it all into one day, I recommend grabbing a map and timetable on your way in to garantee you don't miss anything you want to see.
On the down side it can be quite costly, the admission price is quite steep, If you are local, I recomment getting yourself a Local pass, we paid $79 each for ours and after 2 visits you have already gotten your money's worth. Food and drink is expensive, last time we went we ate at one of the resturants which we won't do again in a hurry, the food was average and for the price we paid we expected much more.
We stayed Sea World Resort and had a fabulous experience
I loved the fact that we could enter the park as many times as we liked over our week stay. It was a great chill out park for the older kids (10-14 year olds) in between doing all the other parks.
The kids loved the animals, to see such beauty up close is amazing.
Id highly recommend staying at the resort especially if you have young kids, there is so much to do and you also have the added bonus of having some down time available not so far from the park.
We saw Seaworld over two days, because we had a voucher at Seaworld Resort from some very generous inlaws. Great for the kids, ours were almost 3 and just over 1 when we went, and we all had a great time in the park itself but I think taking our time and having 2 days to cover it all was definitely a factor.
On the down side, very expensive, from the food to the extra hidden costs such as entry to the private pool area. The voucher was worth hundreds of dollars and yet we only stayed one night and still forked out a few hundred for the trip. Absolutely ridiculous and probably won't do it again until our children are older.