This last weekend, my family and I took a very fun trip to Orlando! We have been going to Orlando for the last several years, as there is so much to see and do there. One of our favorite traditions is to go to SeaWorld to join in their Christmas celebrations. We were guests* of this popular destination as they kicked off their Christmas Celebration for December. Each time we visit, we are amazed at all SeaWorld offers.
Walking into the park, we were greeted with cheerful holiday tunes and festive decorations, including a gigantic Christmas tree. We were excited to find several rides for the kids throughout the park. Manta, Kraken, and Journey to Atlantis are some of our children’s very favorite rides in theme parks. They love to ride them multiple times each trip. Each area we passed, we encountered different animals–flamingos, sea turtles, dolphins, walruses, otters, sea lions, Beluga whales, sharks, and much more. We could touch sting rays and dolphins! The dolphins were amazing to watch. So very graceful and pretty, it was great to be so close to them.
We also enjoyed the live show, “O Wondrous Night” the Greatest Story Never Told. This production featured over 30 spirited Christmas songs as it narrated the birth of Jesus, told from the perspective of live animals. This was a fantastic performance that we thoroughly enjoyed and love to experience each holiday season.
Shopping, dining, and more special shows, including a Sesame Street show for younger audiences could be found throughout the park. There was so much to do! We missed our favorite Polar Express, but you can still visit Santa, see the Beluga whales and walls of snow that showcased a beautiful Christmas tree. This year, children get to experience Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer instead!
To end our visit, we went to see Miracles, a performance of killer whales set to lights and music. This is what SeaWorld is known for, but seeing this live is unlike anything I have ever done. Some of my boys sat on the front row of the aquarium and were soaked from some of the tricks the killer whales played. They loved it! These animals are so majestic and gentle, despite their capabilities. They were so well trained. This show was a must-see to top off our absolutely amazing experience at SeaWorld Orlando, and I would recommend that you see a whale show no matter what when you visit. As we watched the show, fireworks were set off in the night sky in front of us. Such a spectacular sight!
I can’t rave about our experience at SeaWorld enough! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and during our visit, we felt the magic of Christmas all around us. It was so incredible. I noticed the park grounds are always immaculate. The animals appear to be so happy, too. The staff is so helpful and friendly. It is a wonderful place to be. I highly recommend a visit to SeaWorld Orlando, you won’t be disappointed!
To book your trip to SeaWorld Orlando, visit their website. You will have a wonderful time with your family, creating memories that will last a lifetime!
*we were invited to visit SeaWorld to facilitate a feature, all opinions are my own.