Rested and refreshed from our easy day at the pool the day prior, we sat down for a simple breakfast and contemplated what activities the day would bring. We narrowed it down to three choices: Animal Kingdom, SeaWorld & Aquatica or Typhoon Lagoon. Considering all factors, including my parents resistance to long waits and walking, and the rising temps creating a desire to splash around in the water, we chose to go to SeaWorld & Aquatica.
We drove to SeaWorld and parked the car, and then took the shuttle over to Aquatica, as we wanted to be in the water during the peak heat time of the day. I really enjoyed this water park and it is my personal favorite. They have fun and exciting water slides as well as plenty of family friendly slides and activities, including two wave pools and a lazy river. My favorite, though, is the Rapid Rivers, which is a thrilling rapid moving lazy river. Just slap on a life jacket and race down the river for as long as you want. It is relaxing, enjoyable and produces tons of laughs for me and my littles as we decide which turn we will take and as we get hammered with water falls. After many hours of fun, we switched gears and headed over to SeaWorld.
SeaWorld has three exhilarating roller coasters to choose from. We decided to try Manta, as my brother and nephews had never been on this classic spinning coaster. You start off hanging from your chairs as the cart lies you belly down. You climb up and up, still belly down, before you drop and whiz away upon multiple loops and twists that keep you hanging on and cringing for dear life. We shouted and screamed as we whizzed, and by the end we were happy it was over.
After Manta we checked out the beautiful and fun dolphin show. After, having only a little time left, we ended the day on the Emperor of the Penguins, which is well worth the long wait it always has. You board a moving cart that glides around like a hockey puck on ice, bringing you through several different corners and turns that are beautifully themed and animated with vibrant colors, before the cart shoots you off in front of several adorable, live penguins. A must see and one of the best attractions I have ever been on.
We stayed to the park until closing and were absolutely exhausted as we headed back to the car to end our Disney World vacation. Sad that it was over, but ready to go home, we piled in the car to head back to our little peace of paradise.