Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I decided to take Aidan to Seaworld yesterday afternoon so Clinton would have a chance to sleep in after his grueling work schedule the past two weeks. We have only been to Seaworld a couple of times this summer so I thought it was time for a visit. I was really excited because I knew their new show Blue Horizons had just opened. It is their new dolphin show except it is not just dolphins, they have acrobats, divers, dancers, various birds, and pilot whales. Think of Cirque plus mammals and birds.

When we first arrived there I noticed that the show started in 30 minutes. Perfect! I knew it would fill up fast so Aidan and I headed to the show. We got some great seats in the middle of the arena about half way up. We were in the "soak zone" but I wasn't really worried since they were only dolphins and not Shamu size whales. Aidan did a great job waiting for the show to start. They then announced that if you are in the soak zone you would probably get wet. This is NOT what Aidan Kai wanted to hear. I explained to him that we would probably only get a little wet and it wouldnt be a big deal. The show then started and it was spectacular! I love those type of shows and Aidan was really enjoying himself also. So far so good..... THEN the first pilot whale came out and splashed the audience. We got just a little sprinkle. Aidan got his shoe a little wet and immediately started taking in off and saying "I don't want to get wet" " I need to go to the potty". I told him it would be ok. He was not happy and continued to say "I need to go to the potty" and acted like he was frightened. I decided at that point that we would leave. I was really hesitant to do it because the show was so good but did not want a scared little boy. Sigh.... We left and I took him to the potty. Not surpisingly he did not really need to go. So I saw about half of the Blue Horizons show because the little boy genius did not want to get wet. hmmm.... hmmm..

We then headed over to Sesame Place so Aidan could play. The first thing he came to was the water play area. He headed straight there. I had him take his shoes and socks off . I thought he would only put his toes in because he was being so "anti getting wet". WRONG! The boy played and played and played. He was soaked to the bone by the time he was done. little stinker. lol! I only brought him a change of pants and underwear in case he had an accident but I didnt want to stop him because he was having such a good time. When he was done we had to head to the gift shop to buy him a towel and a tshirt. I had to spend a little extra money then I had planned but it was well worth it. It was a great day at Seaworld!

Here are some pics. There are 3 videos at the bottom. You might have to scroll down to the bottom to see them. For some reason they are really spaced out and I am having a difficult time fixing them.

Stopping to smell the flowers when we first arrived.
yay! I finally get to see the Blue Horizons show!
Self Portrait while we were waiting for the show to start. Notice we are in the "soak zone"

Dolphin... I just adore these creatures.

You cant really tell in this pic but it is of an acrobat.

Playing at Sesame Place.... Let me just put my foot in this water....

Aidan having fun and getting soaked!

Post play time in his new change of clothes. We stopped to have a little snack.

Aidan looovves pickles ( as do I) so I bought him one of these HUGE ones!

Scroll down to see the videos.... the last one is of him dancing to the steel drums.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think you probably know now that the little guy didn't want to get wet at the show and had to go the the potty because he was bored. Maybe you need to take swim trunks with you the next time you go to Sea World.