During my four years in Orlando, SeaWorld was the one park I always felt I never spent enough time at. So on our most recent visit to that part of the world, I was determined to spend at least a full day there--and maybe even, you know, see some shows.
Since Kraken is visible throughout much of the park, and since Misty and I both had cameras (and are both total dorks), a sort of contest quickly sprung up. The idea was to try to capture a Kraken train in the background of interesting photos of non-static things (say, a show or animal exhibit). Sounds easy, right?
So who was victorious? Read on....
Hooray, we're here!
SeaWorld Orlando has my favorite entrance of any park, ever.
Manta is shaping up nicely. Not quite ready for this visit, though.
The Waterfront section is comprised mostly of shops and restaurants.
An artistic shot of an art gallery type gift shop (by Misty).
Pearl divers. It's really just an elaborate scheme to get you to buy pearls, but it's an artful one.
I was really excited to finally get to ride the Sky Tower. It had always been down on my previous visits.
Technically, it's an upcharge ($3.00 or so), but it was free with our BGE platinum passes.
Let's see what this park has to offer....
How do we get on that???
Journey to Atlantis
Kraken doing its thing.
Nothing going on in Bayside Stadium today.
Let's go check out the Otter & Sea Lion Show!
"Clyde & Seymour Take Pirate Island" (And Kraken Challenge fail.)
Note to self: Don't volunteer for shows at SeaWorld.
More sea lions at the Pacific Point Preserve.
My official entry in the Kraken Challenge!
Misty had never been on JTA, so I busted out the sepia.
There used to be a preshow video in the queue that kind of explained things.
Maybe you have to have been a ride op at a Disney or Universal type park to really appreciate it, but JTA's loading dock is the greatest thing ever.
The storyline isn't really apparent anymore, but it's still a fun ride.
"Leaving so soon? I think not."
Secret coaster-part splash down.
Mom leads the way to the gift shop.
The best gift shop ever. It has an aquarium in it.
...with cool stuff like this in it.
That's not funny, Misty: Octopi are TERRIFYING.
Kraken has nice entrance and exit theming.
I would call Kraken above average, for a B&M multi-looper. I prefer the Steel Eel, though. :O)
Close up shot! (With JTA in the background.)
Do not disturb the Kraken's eggs, as they have little eels in them.
Misty doesn't like dolphins. Why? Because they're cocky. (Yeah, I don't get it, either.)
They seem nice enough down here.
Ever wondered what stingrays feel like? Well...they're furry.
Lady, you're not a penguin.
And now to satisfy my urge to eat someplace expensive, Shark's Underwater Grill.
I forget what this was called, but it was awesome. [Edit: "Heavenly Delight Sun & Moon"]
Who wants to feed some sand sharks?
Underwater tunnel thingy at Shark Encounter.
My favorite fish: the Leafy Sea Dragon. See it? It's right there!
We didn't ride the paddle boats. Sure are purty, though.
Apart from the beer no longer being free, this area doesn't seem very different.
Shamu's Happy Harbor has changed a lot though, since I was last here.
Now it's full of awesome family rides.
...like the Shamu Express.
This one was much better than San Antonio's version.
Misty getting jazzy with it.
Wild Arctic. It's a Star Tours style motion simulator with a pilot even worse than Pee Wee Herman.
I don't think this TR is Jahan approved, there are too many penguins. This is my favorite Sea World photo TR ever on this site(no offense to others) but this was awesome. As said above, Sea World Orlando was even nicer than I imagined.
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