But due to the weather, the park was relatively empty.
We honestly weren't sure how long we would make it in the cold so we decided to hit our must-do attractions first. We headed over to Shamu Stadium for the One Ocean show with the killer whales. It was so cold Chad bought a blanket for the girls to wrap up in while they rode in the stroller.
This show wasn't as amazing as I remembered but I guess there's only so much they can do now that the trainers aren't allowed in the water with the whales.
Next we hit the Pets Ahoy Show. This was really cute and I love that all the animals are rescued from shelters.
Then we headed around to the Shark Encounter.
(Side note: The park is landscaped beautifully with lots of spots for photo opps.)
Next we visited the Sea Lions.
And made our way through Antarctica...
McKenna spotted an artist drawing caricatures on our way out of the show and talked her Daddy into a drawing in no time.
And little sister couldn't be left out...
A few tips:
- Check their website for deals on tickets. We didn't have any purchased ahead of time but I checked my phone on the drive over and bought them that way and saved over $20 per ticket. They emailed the tickets to me and I pulled the bar code up on my phone for them to scan us into the park.
- You can see the park in one day but they offer discounts for to visit again the next day.
- Don't miss the Blue Horizons show. It was, by far, the best one we saw.
- They have photographers in the park that take pictures and give you a bar code to see you pictures on the way out or later online (similar to Disney's photopass).