Just a few weeks ago I got to go on my first international trip with my lovely girlfriend Laura. We started off in San Diego for a few days before going to Japan for an amazing two weeks then ended in Portland before flying home. I was nervous going to Japan because of the language barrier. Spoiler alert: I loved Japan. The people are so nice and the food was great. We will get to that soon enough. I hope you enjoy and comment.
Our first two days started in Sunny San Diego. We started the first day by going SeaWorld San Diego. I've been to SeaWorld San Antonio and Orlando but never to this one. I was pleasantly surprised with the park. Manta was a fantastic roller coaster and the launch surprised me. Journey to Atlantis just reminded me why I dislike the version here in Texas so much. The park was packed too, but we had fun for the few hours we were at SeaWorld.
Ahh, Laura and I at Seaworld. Hope you can tell who's who?
He was putting on a show for food.
Manta really was great. We never had a long line for it so we rode multiple times. Just a fun coaster that everyone can ride.
Penguins. At this park, you can just walk in to see them.
He just kept walking around in circles. As if he was bored or something.
Big hunk of love
Still over there putting on a show. He was hungry!
These sharks were more exciting than Sharknado 3
Can you ever have to much shark?
SeaWorld/Busch parks do such a great job with the queues and walkways interacting with the coasters.
Our first ride on Manta and we did not expect that launch. Look at Laura's face.
My favorite photo of Manta that I took.
We also hit up TWO random carousels and Belmont Park on the same day. Laura is a huge fan of carousels. I just like getting all I can out of my rental car.
Random carousel #1 at Balboa Park
Best part of the carousel, they still do the ringy dingy ding-a-ling dings. If enough people ask.
Laura won the brass rong but she cheated.
Something so simple makes a carousel that much better.
And there off...
Laura was very happy we stopped here.
I love when the carousel organ is working and playing.
Throw your ringy dingy ding-a-ling dings here
Random carousel #2 at Seaport Village. (Costly to park nearby, wait for the FREE parking)
Laura smiles her biggest around carousels.
A lot of history for this carousel.
Last stop of the day, Belmont Park
I actually rode Giant Dipper a few years ago and was glad it rode better this visit with a full train
Can't beat this view you get within walking distance of Belmont Park.
Thanks for reading, keep an eye out for my next update.
Last edited by Mrlittle on Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:41 pm.
Also, I'm glad you liked Manta! I feel like it's such an underrated coaster due to its size and because "It's not Orlando's Manta" but I think it's a solid family coaster and more parks I wish would install something like this.
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