Sea World was on our itinerary this time, because we had missed it during our last Orlando trip in 2010.
Thanks to AirTran and Southwest merger, Southwest was offering round trip tickets for “direct flight” to Orlando at a dirt-cheap price of $190 per person ($93 one way and $97 return way). We seized this golden opportunity in time and booked our flight tickets for our 5 day vacation to Orlando from Aug 29th,2013,Thursday to September 2nd,2013, Monday (accumulating long weekend). We also booked tickets to Sea World, online for just $50.
Sea World was first on our itinerary. Our flight landed in Orlando at 3 PM and obtained the keys to our “rental car” at the airport. Having entered the address of “Sea World” on “google maps” on my iphone, I became the navigator, calling out directions. We reached “Sea World” in 20 minutes.
The main attraction in “Sea World” is “Shamu [whales] Show“at “Shamu Stadium“. The next show was scheduled to start at 4 PM. We reached “Shamu Stadium” on time and it was packed!! If you are a kind of person, who enjoys water being splashed by whales during the show, then, the first four rows of seats in the stadium are especially made for you! Since, we carried our digital cameras, we decided not to take that risk and seated ourselves in 5th row at the center of stadium.
The show began on time. One by one, the whales began to swim towards us in the pool and perform. Each whale started swimming,jumping, tossing, spinning, & diving. It was a spectacular performance. People went bonkers and started cheering the whales. At the end, there is a segment where the whales will SPLASH water at you.
I was awestruck by this stupendous performance!!
If you happen to visit Orlando, don’t miss watching “Shamu Show” at Sea World! It is really worth your time! You will thank me later on!
Sharing few pictures of scintillating show by the whales: