"Mom" wanted to catch all the Christmas shows and those shows are after 6 PM. So we left just before noon and drove the 80 miles to Sea World. We visited the new Antartica exhibit first. We rode the new ride they have and then saw all the penquins in their new home! Minny was awestruck!
Penquins in their new home
We then went to ride on The Polar Express. What a neat ride! Minny was so mesmirized. She couldn't believe she was going to the North Pole! After we walked through where the polar bears were and where Santa was visiting with children, we saw a HUGE Christmas tree!
We got to see it snow! Yes, I said snow. You didn't know that it snows in Florida? Well it does at Sea World around Christmas. We also got to see a new thing this year at Sea World. While we were waiting for it to snow, they had two toy soldiers standing on drums. They wouldn't move until someone came up to them or made them move. They were so cute and Minny and Ronnie got a kick out of watching them.
We had to get in line early to see "O Wondrous Night". The 7 PM show was sold out, so we saw the 8:30 PM show. It is the story of the Baby Jesus told from the animals point of view. They had live animals also. They had camels, goats, sheep, birds, doves, etc. The whole audience gave the cast a standing ovation at the end. It was a Wondrous show indeed!
A Beautiful Show!
We then went to see Shamu in Miracles. Minny loved watching the whales jump out of the water and then splash the audience with water. She thought it was funny!
After we went to see the Ice Show. Those guys and gals sure can skate! We also the Christmas tree show. They have these Christmas trees on the water all lit up. They change colors along to the music.
The finale for the evening was an awesome fireworks show. The fireworks are timed to the music. Minny sat there with her jaw open. She could not believe how beautiful the fireworks were. A little loud, but she didn't care.
If you are ever in the Orlando area, stop by Sea World and catch their shows. Especially at Christmas time!
So it is really warm here in Florida. It has been in the eighties. Minny and I are headed back to the mountains of North Carolina for Christmas. It is our new home as I told in my last blog and we want to be there to celebrate the birth of Jesus. And Minny told me she is going to stay up and wait for Santa. She wants to see him in person!
Enjoy your Christmas!