Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sea World!

Yesterday visited Sea World near Mission Bay and it was great! I was accompanying a group of 3 couples and 2 forced-bachelors and we were to start at 10 and though I came to know of the plan only at 9:30 I was ready by 10:10 but then there was a big delay and we left only by 11 and then later at the entrance there was another delay as one car lost its way but then since we already had our tickets we entered Sea World without any further delay.

We had picked up the map which also mentioned the show timings and since the first show was scheduled only at 2:30, we just went around and the for the first time ever I took a roller-coaster water ride - The Journey to Atlantis :) It was sooo much fun, there were moments when i was scared shitless but it was just great, I so plan to try out more rides in the future! I was totally drenched by the end of the ride and combined with the December chill, i was absolutely chilled to the core...

We also went to the 'Wild Artic Interaction' (a helicopter simulation of the artic landscape complete with polar bears and also a storm!), Penguin Encounter (an enclosed area with all kinds of penguins and unusual kinds of water birds), Mama Stella (for some late brunch), RL Stein's Haunted Lighthouse (a 4D movie, was fun with the 3D glasses and splashing water), Flamingo Cove (a cove with flamingoes, what else?), Clysedale horses stable (these horses are world-famous, for what reason I dont know :), Pacific Point (white whales, walrus, otters and the kind)

But the highlight of the day had to be the 'BELIEVE' show with the wonderful killer whales (better known as 'Shamu') It was mind-blowing with great music and audience hand signal and killer whales flying in the air and dancing with the trainers!! Awesome! The highlight had to be when the shamu picked up one of the trainers on her snout straight up in the air and then when one of the trainers surfed in the tank with one of the shamus as his surfboard!!

There were a few things that we missed but I plan to make it up when I go there next - the skyride and the skytower and also the dophins and sharks. The DIP program, Shamu Rocks and Clyde and Seamore show will be top on the list shows for the next time!
All in all, it was a fun Saturday...

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