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Old 01-22-2012, 07:51 AM   #16
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Monday, January 2nd:

We chose SeaWorld for this day as it was still a holiday for the local Floridian families (in lieu of New Years Day falling on a Sunday), and we had read that SeaWorld is the best park to visit on days when high crowd levels might be an issue.

It was a teeny bit cooler this day (necessitating sweaters in the morning) but still gloriously sunny. I was sooooo happy to see that the park was still decked out in all its Christmas splendour. The big tree at the park entrance was gorgeous:

Everything right down to the light posts were in their holiday finest!!!

We had a fantastic time at this park. We took it easy and didn't rush through anything, knowing the plans were to revisit for a second time later in the week, which made the pace of day so relaxed and enjoyable. We purchased the Unlimited Quick Queue passes for both the boys, which was awesome as they rode Manta and Kraken multiple times with minimal to no waits (and Kraken was up to over an hour wait by mid afternoon ..... the line was shockingly long!!!).

Manta was, by far, their favourite coaster of the week. The couldn't get enough of it. Jake even preferred it to Forbidden Journey .

We took in two shows that day: the first being Clyde & Seamore Take Private Island. It was fabulous. I have decided that NO ONE does shows like SeaWorld can do shows.

And now Photobucket is being a pain......so I will split this section of the trip report into two messages. Stay tuned, there's more on SeaWorld coming up.
Gina and her two guys ...conquering awesome Orlando, one offsite attraction at a time!

Jan. 2009....onsite at POR: all 4 Disney Parks
Jan. 2012....offsite on I-Drive: Universal Studios, IOA, SeaWorld, & Discovery Cove
Aug. 2012...Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa: Aquatica, Discovery Cove, and more
Dec. 2012...onsite at SW! Christmas week at SeaWorld, Aquatica, Gatorland, airboats, & holiday fun
**Christmas 2012 Trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3041415
Aug. 2013....Sheraton Vistana Resort: Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Cocoa Beach & more! **August 2013 Trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3167818

Aug. 2014.....SVR, SW, DC, AQ, TL, Daytona & MORE! **August 2014 Trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51863899

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