The perfect time to visit the parks was after Thanksgiving, we were able to enjoy all that was on offer with no crowds and soak in the amazing atmosphere. The Christmas decor was in abundance and a real delight to see. Seaworld had some spectacular Christmas celebrations, each one amazing in its own way. It was also a joy to learn about some of the habitat and conservation.
The dolphins a particular favourite. Antarctica, empire of the penguin was amazing the ride was joyous ending with the icy world of the penguin. The cold certainly did not encourage any loitering.
The winter wonderland on ice show was sheer wonderment with world class skaters performing in front of the dazzling sea of trees as they illuminated the lakefront.
O Wondrous Night was another spectacular show, a twist on the Christmas classic as it was told through the eyes of the animals. The 30 or so carols were a delight with the artists having amazing voices and audience participation actively encouraged. Intermittent snow flurries were a joy as was the classic Shamu show.
Added to the shows and the nerve racking rides the decor was a joy to behold. Food stalls dotted throughout the Christmas market added to the atmosphere.
Busch Gardens were also a delight with another Christmas town and a wide range of spectacular shows. We certainly had fun wandering around the animal habitats. Gerard had fun hanging out with the gorillas.
Santa was the star of one of the traditional Christmas extravaganzas with singers and dancers filling the stage.
We also had the perfect weather for some relaxation at Aquatica, the water park. The beautiful white sands were a delight to sit and watch the wave pool.
See you soon.