My family and I had a great time at Sea World. Since it’s been five years, some of the attractions were gone and Sea World put new ones. Parking areas are huge but it’s very difficult to find a spot close to the theme park gates. (Tip: As soon as you enter the parking area at Sea World, pick a parking spot immediately. Do not drive around for a long time. Chances are you will wind up at the very end of the parking area.)
You can actually purchase tickets for Sea World online and in discounted prices, too. It is very helpful to buy tickets online than at the gates because you will be in a super long lines. My husband is stubborn sometimes. I planned to buy tickets the night before so we can get them cheaper but he insisted to buy the tickets at the theme park. So when we got there at around 1:00 P.M., the line was very long already. Good thing it was not too sunny that Saturday. The weather was just perfect for our Sea World adventure.
Huge splash from Journey to Atlantis ride.
We enjoyed the thrill rides, attractions, and shows at Sea World. Few of DD’s favorites were the Journey to Atlantis and the Shamu Kids Rollercoaster. She loved the Shamu Show and the Sea Lion High Show. Shows are in timely manner so you have to decide which ones you want to watch next.
My dear husband and I were at Sea World five years ago and we tried riding the Steel Eel and the Great White. I told my DH I don’t want to ride the Steel Eel again. He didn’t want to either. I thought I was going to pass out after the ride. I lost my voice up there. I ran out of screams. 😀
My daughter enjoyed the Shamu Roller Coaster. She wanted to go again and again. We rode a couple of times and that was it. We wanted to try the Journey To Atlantis. It was the very first time my DD tried a thrill ride like that high. When she was told that she met the height requirements to ride, she remarked “Yes!”. I think I screamed the loudest up there.
Shamu Show at Sea World San Antonio
Strolling by the Riverwalk San Antonio
After the frustrating drive on Toll Road 130 from Austin to Seguin, we arrived in San Antonio safe and sound. Got us checked in the hotel though we still waited for a room to be available (please note that the check in time was after 3:00 P.M. and we arrived at 4:50 P.M.). Hotels get very busy in summertime. So I understand why they’re behind with housekeeping and stuff sometimes. They gave us free upgrade to an Executive Suite.
The room upgrade was nice. The living area is separated by a glass door from the bedroom in the Executive Suite. In short, more space in the room. Two televisions are working great. The only thing I didn’t like is that, the room doesn’t smell good. It has an old carpet smell. I had to spray a perfume around. I made a review on the hotel’s site so I hope they will do something about it.
We were so tired from the travel so we relaxed for a while in the room and talked about what we’ll gonna do and where we want to eat for dinner. We agreed to go to Guadalajara Grill. My dear husband and I were here five years ago and we’re back again. They’re food’s really good. When you visit San Antonio, dine in at Guadalajara Grill. I highly recommend their Molcajete. It’s delicious!
Guadalajara Grill in Downtown San Antonio, Texas
After dinner, we strolled on the Riverwalk for a while. It was nice to be back in San Antonio. I liked it there. It feels like home to me – Downtown that is. The next was a busy day because we went to Sea World.
My summer vacation starts today. Yes it is. My husband and I are taking our little one to Seaworld San Antonio this weekend. DD is so excited. I hope the weather is just perfect next weekend so it’s not too hot to walk around the theme park.
Did I say my vacation starts today? Well, I consider it because I planned not to have appointments and commitments for myself this week at all, except for my daughter’s library visit and tumble class. I want to focus on preparing the things we need for the trip to San Antonio and New Braunfels.
My cousin and her family are going to San Antonio this coming weekend. They are planning to visit SeaWorld and she asked me about the place. I told her that this is the best time to go there because it is not too hot to walk around especially for her baby. Lots of people there. This is the peak season for SeaWorld San Antonio.
I doubt if they will join the rides but if they do, I told her to expect long waits. There is a water park where they can enjoy splashing and riding on the log boat. But they need to put their personal things in a rental steel lockers inside the park. Based on personal experience, my husband and I waited for 30 minutes to get in. When we were there, it took a long time looking for available lockers. We found nothing.
I hope they will have a great time visiting SeaWorld San Antonio.