Arriving at Seaworld
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Shamu Photo Opportunity
Go Through the Turnstiles
We find Seaworld to be one of the most relaxing Parks to visit everyone seems to be strolling around and apart from the end of the day it never gets mega crowded.
We usually buy our tickets before we visit my parents who go regularly tend to have annual or two year passes which also gives them free parking which is quite a saving. Most of the time you can pay for one day and return another day for free although I think the second day has to be within seven days of your first visit. At certain times of the year usually later in the year they also sell a Fun Card where you pay for one day and return all year.
It is easy to park here and for most of the day you will be guided by the attendants to your space. However later in the day they are not always around and it is often possible to get to one of the many spaces left by departing guests nearer the entrance. Wherever you park there is never a long walk and when the car park is really full they usually run a trolley bus to the entrance.
If you have not already bought your ticket you can now buy them at the Self Service Ticket and Passport machines before you enter the Park.
Before you enter the Park there is a lovely display area which is home to the Harbour Lighthouse. At Christmas this is even more magical with a huge Christmas tree and at Halloween there are pumpkins everywhere. You enter through the normal Park turnstiles with finger print recognition and those with bags also have a bag search.
As you pass through the turnstiles on your left you will see the Ticket Centre where if you wish to upgrade your ticket in any way (including for a second day free) you can do so here. I recommend you do this at the start of your visit as the queues can get quite long later especially as the Park closes.
On your right you will see the counter for viewing and collecting your photos that have been taken by Seaworld staff. Near here there is also a giant Shamu on the wall and this is a great photo opportunity for the children. You will also see large adverts for events/offers.
Immediately ahead of you there is a large Information and Reservation Centre. Here you can book shows and dining packages as well as getting park maps.
Across from this is Shamu’s Emporium where we usually browse when we are leaving the Park although we have been known to dive in here for an umbrella when we experience a sudden downpour! .
On your left there is a Stroller rental which is convenient if you have younger children. Here you can also hire wheelchairs.
You now enter the Park and one of the first things you will see is Manta as it dips low over the water.
Enjoy your day.
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Page added on: 26 February 2013
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