SeaWorld San Diego & Aquatica Water Park Review
During our Southern California #GimmieOnTour vacation, we wanted to go somewhere super fun that was also educational. We got both with SeaWorld San Diego! We also visited their new waterpark Aquatica San Diego, about 30 minutes south of SeaWorld.
Talk about a crazy, fun-filled day! We started by heading out for SeaWorld with our friends. We got there and headed straight for the new “petting” tanks by the front door, called Explorer’s Reef™. There are several pools filled with sea life that children and adults alike can interact with. It was our first encounter, and our favorite part of the park! We kept coming back to it, and must have visited four different times!
The kids wanted to try “the roller coaster” which is called Manta, Shipwreck Rapids. My daughter decided at the last minute that she didn’t want to go on it, but the other girls went and loved it! We stopped by the Sesame Street Bay of Play, but it’s mostly for younger kids so we didn’t stay long. The Skytower was not operating, but we barely had time to notice as we checked out the dolphins and rays. I personally love seeing and petting the dolphins. They are so beautiful and graceful!
We left midday to go to Aquatica, the waterpark. It was hot out, and the water rides were a welcome relief. Scroll down to see more about the waterpark.
At the end of the day, we actually went back to SeaWorld (crazy, I know!) and went to the Shamu show, “One Ocean.” The killer whales are amazing to watch, and they sure like to GET YOU WET! They splashed and splashed, and we of course had sat in the soak zone! The Shamu Show features awesome music that had the kids (young and old) on their feet dancing. The big screens around the tank have colorful displays that move to the music. It was really fun and entertaining!
Meeting the dolphins at #SeaWorldSanDiego #ttot #travel #gimmieontour
In the #SoakZone #Seaworld #Shamu at night. I wasn’t ready for this! #ThoughtTheyWereComingToWave
SeaWorld Saturday! #Shamu #SanDiego
If you haven’t been to SeaWorld this year, you should go! They’ve added so many new things, and they’re interactive. They say you can connect “hands in” (versus “hands on”) because you put your hands right in the water and touch the sea creatures! They have sharks, rays, crabs and friendly fish in touch pools that bring you closer to the sea and its wonder than ever before!
Here are some of our favorite things at Aquatica:
Tassie’s Twister at #AquaticaSanDiego #MakingaSplash #staycation #travel #ttot #gimmieontour
Taumata Racer at #AquaticaSanDiego #MakingaSplash #gimmieontour #staycation #sandiego #summer #fun
Loggerhead Lane at #AquaticaSanDiego #MakingaSplash #travel #tourism #gimmieontour