Sea World San Antonio Texas

Visit SeaWorld and Aquatica this Summer in San Antonio, Texas #seaworldsanantonio

Sea World San Antonio Texas

Last week my family had the opportunity to visit SeaWorld and Aquatica in San Antonio, Texas. When we woke up Friday morning, we were kind of disappointed that it was raining and we weren’t really sure if we were going to make it. We decided to drive over towards the park and we carefully monitored the radar. About the time the park was about to open, the radar showed that it would eventually stop raining so we decided to go ahead with our adventure.

This year Sea World is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One of their favorite ways to surprise guests at each of the parks everyday is using the SeaWorld Surprise Squad. This squad helps deliver an exciting experience wherever they turn up. They usually have surprises and prizes with them.

Disclaimer: My family received complimentary admission to SeaWorld and Aquatica in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own and may differ from your own opinion of the park. I would like to thank Sea World for expediting my request.

Download the Free SeaWorld App for Up to Date Show Information and Map

Before our trip to Sea World, I downloaded their app called SeaWorld Discovery Guide. The app is available on ITunes and Google Play. The app was a huge help when we were in the park because we were able to see when and where the shows we wanted to see. Plus, it had a map. Don’t worry if you take your cell phone into the park and don’t have a portable charger with you. They do have several charging stations throughout the park so that you don’t have to miss photographing the opportunities on your phone.

Arriving at the Park

When we arrived to the park, we stopped to see the flamingos. It was on my youngest son’s list of things that he wanted to do during our visit. After the flamingos, we headed towards Sesame Street® Bay of Play®. This area is perfect for the kids. They have Shamu Express®(kids roller coaster), Rio Loco®, Big Bird’s Spinning Reef, Grover’s Round-Up, Elmo’s Dolphin Dive, Playground, Splash Pad, and a live Sesame Street® Bay of Play® Block Party.

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Shamu Theater Features Sea World’s 6 Killer Whales

Then we headed off to Shamu Theater so that we watch the Killer Whale show. There are currently 6 killer whales at SeaWorld. One of them is an 18 month old calf that was born at SeaWorld. There were several different shows that featured all of the killer whales. You can catch one or all of the shows: Experience Animals Up-Close, One Ocean, and Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up the Night.

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By the time we finished watching the killer whale show, we split up so that my husband could take my oldest to ride the big roller coasters. Meanwhile, me and my younger son headed back to Sesame Street® Bay of Play® to play. After that we decided it was time to grab some lunch.

Stay Hydrated

FYI, you can ask for ice water from any of the concessions stands that serve fountain drinks. The ice water is free (tap water) so that your family can stay hydrated.

Dining Options at Sea World

There are plenty of dining options available inside the park including all you can eat passes. Click here for more information about the all you can eat dining passes.

We packed our lunch and at it in the car. Before exiting the park, you need to make sure that you get your arm stamped so that you can get back into the park. After lunch, we headed to Aquatica. We rented a locker to store our stuff in so I didn’t get a chance to take a bunch of photos. 🙁

Aquatia Water Park

My youngest son wasn’t tall enough for several of the rides but he still had a blast. I loved that they had various sizes of life jackets available for the kids to wear. This was nice because you don’t have to worry about carrying extra stuff around the parks. The water park is only open from 10am to 6pm.

Aquatica at Sea World

We went down the Kere Reef water slide together as a family. At the bottom of the slide, you could feed and interact with the stingrays for a nominal fee.

Then we headed to an smaller pool so that my youngest son could go down one of the slides by himself . After that my youngest wanted to head to the wave pool (he called it surfing). After that we split up so that my husband and older son could ride several of the other water slides since my youngest didn’t meet the height requirements for some of the attractions. My youngest son and I found the kiddy play area. This area was dedicated to the younger crowd. They had several smaller slides that he could ride by himself, several swimming pools to play in, and a huge water playground. By the time, we were ready to leave he was just getting the hang of swimming with the life jacket on and enjoying the water. 🙂

Catch a Few of The Other Fun Shows

I don’t want to spoil everything in the park because I want you to be able to enjoy it for yourself and through the eyes of your own children. Here are a few of the other shows that we enjoyed:

  • Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High™ – This show features a fun audience interaction and filled with amazing animal behaviors as Clyde and Seamore go back to school in hopes of getting their diploma. This is a new show that was recently added and it was one of my personal favorites.
  • Azul® –  This show combines acrobatic, comedy, and fun as the performers feature beluga whales, exotic Pacific white-sided dolphins, and colorful birds.
  • A Beluga Story – This show takes you behind the scenes as the trainers share some insights into these two amazing whales: beluga whales and white-sided dolphins.
  • Pets Ahoy – A new comical show that features talents from dogs, cats, birds, rats, pot belly pigs, and a few other animals. A majority of the animals featured in this show were adopted from local shelters in San Antonio. We missed this show. 🙁

Park Information

SeaWorld is open from 10am to 9pm Sunday thru Friday and from 10am to 10pm on Saturday. There will be special park hours on July 3rd and 4th (10am to 10pm). The park is handicap accessible including Aquatica. You can purchase tickets online or at the gate. Right now Sea World is running a special: Buy one SeaWorld/Aquatica 2-Park Ticket, and get a second ticket for 50% off or check out the unlimited visit pass.

Parking is $20 at the gate or you can purchase discounted parking in advance.

Active Duty Military and Veterans

SeaWorld is currently offering free one day admission for active duty members and up to 3 dependents. For more information click here for information about the Waves of Honor Program. This offer expires December 31, 2015.

Don’t forget to check out the other SeaWorld locations!!!! Check out all of the photos from our trip to SeaWorld on my Instagram account!!!!!

Has your family been to SeaWorld? If so, did your family enjoy it?

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30 responses to “Visit SeaWorld and Aquatica this Summer in San Antonio, Texas #seaworldsanantonio”

  1. Christy Maurer Avatar

    I love Sea World! We used to have one here in OH 🙁 I miss it! I went there several times. Last May we went to the one in Orlando.

  2. Cherri Megasko Avatar

    My grandson went through a stage where he absolutely loved flamingos. They have an annual pass to their zoo, and every time they went the first things he always wanted to see were the flamingos.

  3. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle Avatar

    Sea World is a wonderful place. It’s so much fun to see all the animals in action!

  4. Emily Avatar

    I wish I lived closer to a seaworld, i’ve never been to one. My 12 year old sister has been a dolphin lover for years so I’d love to take her to see one sometime. Sea world sees like such a fun place.

  5. Carol Cassara Avatar

    San Antonio has a lot t o offer. These are only a few of the cool places to cool off!

    1. Liz Mays Avatar

      I wouldn’t mind taking another trip to San Antonio. The last time I went I had a great time.

  6. Alli Avatar

    We always go to the Sea World in Orlando since it’s close to us. And we have been many, many times over the years. It’s such a great place to take the kids and now the grandkids.

  7. Megan Elford Avatar

    We haven’t been to SeaWorld yet, but I know my family would LOVE it! We’re huge marine life fans, and the rides are just gravy. I’m also glad to hear that they have charging stations – that’s a great idea!

  8. Felice Raina Avatar

    San Antonia is definitely on my summer road trip list. I’ve never been to Sea World before but i have a friend from high school who actually works there

  9. Michellette "MimiCuteLips" Green Avatar

    What a great trip, we went to Sea World & Aquatica 5 years ago in Florida. We had a great time, we need to go back again so the little one can get the experience.

  10. Heather Avatar

    That’s fun! I love learning about sea life! Had no idea there was a place like that in that area!

  11. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo Avatar

    Wow, they have Sesame Street characters in Sea World! I would love to take my son there! 🙂

    1. Liz Mays Avatar

      I didn’t know that either. My kids would have loved seeing those characters.

  12. Dogvills Avatar

    That looks so fun! I love the smile on your faces. We plan to visit next year.

  13. Rosey Avatar

    I have never been to Sea World. I really need to alleviate that…. it’s high time we go and visit. 🙂

  14. Jaime Nicole Avatar

    This is such a fun place to visit. I love taking the kids here when we are in the area – so many things to see and do.

  15. Emma Avatar

    Wow! Quite a nice experience for the entire family. This reminds me of our own travel with the kids at the enchanted kingdom. Beautiful and fun place! A moment worth treasuring.

  16. Jeanine Avatar

    Fun looks like there is a lot to do there. I’m in Canada so I won’t be down that way, but it looks like a great time.

  17. Elizabeth O. Avatar
    Elizabeth O.

    That looks so fun! Feeding the stingray must have been so cool.

  18. Lynndee Avatar

    I have no doubt visiting Sea World would be so much fun. I would love to sea those killer whales. Hope we get to visit someday.

  19. lisa Avatar

    I’ve never been to Sea World. It looks like a blast though. I would love to check it out with my kids one day soon.

  20. Chrystal Avatar

    I have been to Sea World SA many moons ago. I want to say in the late 90s early 2000ish. I did have a lot of fun, but I am much wiser these days to the care of animals and Sea World practices so I am not sure I’ll be going back.

  21. Ann Bacciaglia Avatar
    Ann Bacciaglia

    I have not been to Sea World in years. This would be a great trip for us to do this summer. Thanks for the great idea.

  22. HilLesha Avatar

    How nice! My family and I have never been to Sea World before, but it is definitely on our list of places to visit someday.

  23. Nina Say Avatar

    I had no idea they had characters there! I actually want to go now. 🙂

  24. Kelly Hutchinson Avatar

    LOL, you can tell its been awhile since I have been to Sea World. I didn’t know they had rides! I haven’t been in years but would love to go back.

  25. Bonnie @ wemake7 Avatar
    Bonnie @ wemake7

    What a fun place to visit with the family. We have never been to Sea World before but would love to someday.

  26. Krystal Avatar

    I have always wanted to go to Sea World in Orlando. I went there for Halloween to trick or treat but didn’t get on the attractions. I need to go back!

  27. Melanie Avatar

    We haven’t been to Seaworld in the longest time. My kids used to love it. I’d really like to go back sometime soon.

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