I just returned from a two week adventure in the Orlando/Kissimme area. I am pretty well versed in the theme parks (Universal & Disney) but I had never in my life been to Sea World! Yes, this Florida girl, who has lived in Florida for all but 10 years of her 33 years, has NEVER been to Sea World. I know, I know I need to hang up my Florida hat, because what Floridian has not been to Sea World? However, things have changed and I finally went to visit the world famous park and it’s world famous for a good reason.
Kissimmee Guest Services set me up with a day at Sea World and I was thrilled. Before I tell you a little bit more about my Sea World fun, let me tell you about KGS.
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After heading through the gate, my husband and I strolled along. I noted just how clean everything was and how beautiful the park itself was. Boasting animals galore, a few rides, shows, and places to eat I was pleasantly surprised at just how much Sea World offered. I knew it housed the famous Shamu show…and while that was amazing…it was so much more than that. Whether you are a nature lover and want to get up close with the animals or a thrill seeker looking for that next awesome roller coaster, Sea World has got you covered
After locking our bags up in a locker, we set out to explore. I immediately saw this monster..
and knew I was ready to take on….The Manta Flying Roller Coaster! No, folks, that is not trick photography, you go through each loop. What I noted different about this coaster is the fact that after you sit and are locked in, they raise you so you are basically at a 90 degree angle facing the ground. You are getting to see what it is like to “swim” like a ray. Talk about a new view. I will be completely honest and say this coaster is not for the faint of heart, at one point the g-force is so strong I felt like my stomach was permanently attached to the back of my seat. It was an amazing ride, but when I got off I was a little woozy and off balance. That’s the sign of a GREAT coaster to be honest.
Don’t worry, if you aren’t up for that Sea World offers a few more rides that aren’t quite extreme. The Journey To Atlantis is a water ride that takes you through the secret of Atlantis plunging you out of its gates at the end. Check out the Kracken if you like roller coasters, you get all the thrills of a twisty ride but it wasn’t quite as harsh on my balance and belly.
We had a blast riding rides, watching the shows, and just really taking in everything Sea World has to offer. Be sure to check out Two Traveling Moms next week for a little more Sea World insider info like the food to eat, places to be sure to pass by, and best seats for the shows. Until then, I leave you with these breathtaking photos from two of the shows!
**Thank you to KCG for hosting myself and my husband at Sea World. Admission was provided. All opinions are my own**