October 12, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned to Will that I was keen to take the boys out to Seaworld. Of course, Will has been wanting to do this for months. He is the Number 1 Big Kid in my life so he needed no persuasion. Then I discovered it was the last day of a sale on VIP Passes to the Gold Coast theme parks, giving us entry three different parks to June 2012 for not much more than the cost of entry to one park. So we did it.
I'm not a huge fan of theme parks, but Seaworld is different. It's a little dated, but it's full of awesome sea creatures that I knew my little Octonaut wannabes would love. And they did. The aquarium was an amazing, cool tunnel of sharks, little fishes (why don't the sharks eat them?), stingrays, coral... we spent a while in there, the kids were mesmerised.
The highlight for me, and possibly the children was the dolphins. The dolphin show was awesome (Max squealed, actually squealed with delight at every twist and turn) and it was the perfect opportunity to get the kids to eat their packed lunches while they were distracted (not a fan of theme park food and prices).
And beyond that, it was all that you'd expect it to be.