I grew up going to water parks and, as an adult, I still totally dig them. So when SeaWorld opened their themed water park in 2008, I totally wanted to check it out. My Orlando-bred common sense told me to avoid it when it first opened for obvious crowd purposes, so I planned to go “after a couple of years”.
Well, a couple of years has now pushed a decade and I still had not found the time.
For Christmas, my wife decided to remind me that I wanted to go and got me a ticket to check it out with her. She has an annual pass that gets her into SeaWorld and Aquatica – so it seemed like THE chance to finally give the water park a once over. Throw in the record heat this holiday season, and you’ve a recipe for “go to a waterpark in December.”
So we went.
I guess my expectations for a waterpark from SeaWorld were a little high because it didn’t “knock my socks off.” Don’t get me wrong, the worst day at a waterpark on a sunny day is still better than the best day indoors. I was just expecting more than two dolphins and a fish tank in bad need of descaling as far as theming was concerned.
We rode all the slides except for three before leaving for various reasons.
Is it a good waterpark? Yes. Is it showing signs of age after eight years? Most definitely. Will I go again? Maybe – if only to get in those last three slides.