Blogging allows me to post the pictures that I want to and the feelings that I want to (here and over at LivingTheBefore.com)
It’s just a bonus that I get invited to some awesome events.
And let me tell you what, Busch Gardens letting us bloggers/twitter users come to full on media events (TONS of radio tents set up) is AMAZING.
After we checked in we got our own escort to take us to each of the interviews and to show us around. Craziness.
Anyway, the ride is fantastic. It is a TON of fun and quite fast, yet tame. As in, I think my mom would even like this ride, but roller coaster enthusiast would also love this ride.
Here’s some facts that you’ll see while waiting in the queue line.
And let me just say, before you watch the video, I am so awkward. And putting me in front of a camera is even worse. I obnoxiously nod my head at everything and chime in too much. Seriously..what is wrong with me??
The ride itself is super smooth and I have to say I think my favorite part is when we were “pretending to be a cheetah” (per my quote from the video..)
If you’ve had the opportunity to ride Cheetah Hunt, let me know what you thought. And if you haven’t, does my screaming and laughing my head off make you want to go ride this any sooner??
Theme parks. Holidays. Family. They all make me happy. It’s true.
I had seen every other park at Christmas for the holidays except for SeaWorld. That is not the case anymore!!
I’m sooo glad I made this comment on Twitter because, volia! Tickets appeared! So this past Saturday, my parents, Jeff and I spent the day walking around and looking at all the fantastic lights and shows.
We took a million pictures in front of the tree and the HUGE snowman.
Then we hit up Manta. It was the first time my dad had ever done it. And my mom…well…she held everything. From the sound of my dad screaming “THIS IS AWESOME!”, I’m pretty sure he liked it. A lot.
We stood around watching penguins for quite a while. They are funny little things, without even trying. Their waddling makes me laugh. And then when they dive into the water, even better!
Since we were still waiting for the lights to come on and the holiday shows to start, we stopped in to see the seals, Kraken, Shark Encounter, A’lure and rode the Polar Express. All were delightful!
After downing a hot chocolate and bundling up, we headed over to see Clyde and Seamore’s Countdown to Christmas. I love the silly humor of this show normally and the Christmas version wasn’t a let down. So funny! And the I-4 joke… AWESOME!
We then high tailed it back to the other side of the park to see the Sea of Trees. Phenomenal!
After a refill on the hot chocolate, we got our seats for Shamu Christmas – Miracles. And what a miracle it was.
SeaWorld provided Christmas carols to be sung. Boy did my parents take advantage of this (see the video for the true fun that was had! *video coming soon*)
After a few songs.. the show started!!
I found this guy hanging out by the elf workshop – I hope he was telling them what to bring me!
Merry Christmas from SeaWorld and myself! You should definitely go check out this celebration!! You’ll thank yourself! I don’t know what kept me from this event for so long! You have until January 2nd, 2011 to see this fantastic display of lights and Christmas shows.
Second Friday in a row I have spent at Animal Kingdom.
This time was a bit different. Half the amount of grown ups, a 13 year old and a 2 year old.
I had another amazing day, yet this time it was MUCH hotter.