Derrick and I went to SeaWorld yesterday. It was supposed to be a field trip with his class, but as it turned out it was canceled unless you already had tickets and you were allowed to go with whoever would take you. That was me. We really enjoyed the sea lion and otter show as it spoofed favorite TV shows such as "American Idol", "CSI", "Iron Chef" and as they called it "Dancing with the Pinnipeds".
We were not at all impressed with the Cirque de Soliel type show called "Cirque de le Mer". One of my coworkers said that since the water is still pretty cold - it is done in the bay - that they probably have to shorten things up and curtail some of the normal water acrobatics.
Since it was a cooler day we waited until later in the day to get wet. Shipwreck Rapids was a bit anticlimactic as I waited for one big soaking plunge, and the tractor belt we went up only led to the end of the ride. sigh I also noticed that Seaworld isn't nearly as efficient as Disney and many other parks for loading and unloading riders - it took way too long to get riders in and out of the rafts and so they had to keep stopping the ride to catch up.
Then we headed over to "Journey to Atlantis" - after all we were already wet - and found the ride closed down. Derrick was very disappointed until the ride suddenly reopened. This ride was a combination of a big plunge super soaker, elevator ride the top and then roller coaster. Derrick was even more angry after - he hated it. I thought it was fun, but kiddo though it was too intense. After we stopped to look at the photos that they take of you on the ride - I didn't know Derrick's mouth could open that wide - he was screaming so hard!
Really, the only bad thing about the day was the cold hamburger that I got for lunch. Later that evening I didn't feel good. In fact my stomach kept me up most of the night when I had to be at work at 4am. grrr Otherwise a fun day.