My husband and I didn't ride any big roller coasters last time we were here so this time we were. While my husband went to ride manta I took this kids to look at the sea turtles, pet the sting rays and pet the dolphins.
My husband riding manta. When you have kids one adult stands in line and rides the ride. As soon as you get done with the ride you ask the worker for a swap card. Then the other adult takes the card and goes into the ride through a quicker line or through the exit. This way you can both have a chance to riding without both of you having to wait.
Near Manta there is an aquarium.
While my husband stood on line for Kracken roller coaster we went to see the penguins.
Me riding Kracken. I am the one with out my arms up.
They have an excellent Sesame Street show.
There is a dolphin bird acrobat show that is pretty good.
There is an area where there are lots of little kid rides. My two year old can ride almost all of them as long as we ride them with him.
Near the little rides is a massive play/climbing area.
Around Christmas time they have an ice skating show that is surprisingly good. Granted I love ice skating!
The shamu show. Do Not sit in the splash zone or near it. Two reasons. 1. You are to close to see the show well. 2. You will get soaked. Many people don't realize how powerful shamu can splash. It is funny to watch them start running when they realize what is about yo happen!