|A group of flamingos joined us visitors on the park streets. This pretty girl timidly walked among a trio of them.|
|My son somehow coaxed me into going on this ride called "Manta."|
|I agreed. If I'd watched it from afar, I may have chickened out.|
|I remained cool and calm until the ride started moving. Then it was to late to do anything but hang on.|
|This brochure photo shows exactly what I did as the ride flew, turned us upside down and every which way over and over again.|
|The brochure description doesn't do the ride justice.|
|At this show, we were entertained by sea lions and their trainers. Isn't he huge?|
|I'm amazed that the animals can be trained to perform so well.|
|Sea lions holding hands....aw.|
|These dolphins are amazingly cooperative and seem to truly enjoy the human touch. Thank goodness 'cuz everyone wants to make contact.|
These last two brochure photos are representative of two more shows we enjoyed.
"Turtle Trek" is a 3D 360 degree experience that puts you at the epicenter of the sea turtle's world. You truly felt like you were underwater and that you were living among the underwater creatures.
"A'Lure: The Call of the Ocean" entranced us with aerial tumblers, birds participating in the show and dolphins interacting with trainers. The trainers were thrown into the air by dolphins, rode the dolphins and were propelled underwater by the dolphins.
We thoroughly enjoyed Christmas Day at SeaWorld.