SeaWorld Orlando {Vacay Day 5}

SeaWorld Orlando Flamingos

We spent a positively fun, but frigid day at SeaWorld Orlando.  It was 40 degrees and blowing 40mph. Not exactly an ideal day to visit but we decided to make the most of our time.  That’s one of the dangers of going to Orlando in January…it could be 85 degrees when you get there and 40 degrees by the time you leave.  You just never know.  That’s how the weather has been the last two times we have gone in January.

Seaworld Orlando

But due to the weather, the park was relatively empty.

Seaworld Orlando 1

 

Seaworld Orlando 2

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.

Freezing to death at Seaworld Orlando

 

Seaworld Orlando

 

Killer whales at Seaworld Orlando

 

Cutest baby ever at Seaworld Orlando

 

Killer whales show at Seaworld Orlando
Next we hit the Pets Ahoy Show.  This was really cute and all of the animals were rescued from shelters!

 

Dog Show at Seaworld Orlando

 

Puppy show at Seaworld Orlando

Then we headed around to the Shark Encounter.

Underwater at Seaworld Orlando

 

Sharks at Seaworld Orlando

 

Sharks teeth at Seaworld Orlando

 

Sharks Exhibit at Seaworld Orlando

 

Sharks Underwater at Seaworld Orlando

(Side note:  The park is beautifully landscaped with lots of spots for photo opps.)

Seaworld Orlando is a gorgeous park!

Next we visited the Sea Lions.

Sea Lions at SeaWorld Orlando

And made our way through Antarctica…

Penguins at SeaWorld Orlando

We made it to the Blue Horizons show which was the best one in my opinion.  We had a round of hot chocolates while we waited for the show to start.

Hot Chocolate at Seaworld Orlando
Best Show at SeaWorld Orlando

 

Great show at Seaworld Orlando

 

Favorite Show at Seaworld Orlando

 

Dolphins at SeaWorld Orlando

McKenna spotted an artist drawing caricatures on our way out of the show and talked her Daddy into a drawing in no time.

SeaWorld Orlando Artist

 

Seaworld Orlando

We can’t leave out Miss Avery!

SeaWorld Orlando Artwork

 

Seaworld Orlando Artist Drawing

Then we rode the Empire of the Penguin ride since it was broken down when we came through the first time.  We chose the tame version since I was pregnant.

Penguin Ride at SeaWorld Orlando

The ride lets you off in “Antarctica” where you can see lots of penguins.  (It was really cold in there.)

Penguins at SeaWorld Orlando

 

Cute Penguins at SeaWorld Orlando

By this time we decided to call it a day and made our way out of the park.

SeaWorld Orlando Flamingos

A few tips for visiting Seaworld Orlando:

  • 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).
  • It’s not just animals.  They have several large thrill ride rollercoasters!

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