Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Checking Out Electric Ocean At Sea World San Antonio

Sea World is doing something called Electric Ocean, which are exciting night time summer events. There are dance parties, a Hydro Power: Extreme FX show, plus fireworks!

We decided to check it out, because it sounded like it could be neat to see. Plus we hear the fireworks every night from our house so I wanted to be able to see them.





You can opt to purchase reserved seats towards the front for the Hydro Power: Extreme FX show and Ignite, which are the fireworks, and I did this.




Helpful hint: the gates for the show open at 830. It starts at 9. Get there by 830 and you'll get a good seat. The reserved seats are roped off, but you can get seats right behind that are just as good in my opinion.

We got to Sea World around 6, and decided to get something to eat. I've always been a fan of the Smokehouse Grill.



There is a decent selection of food to pick.



I got the ribs with fries. And cookies. I love those cookies.



Helpful hint: if your older kid doesn't like any of these choices, they can get a plate full of chicken nuggets and fries. My son doesn't really care for BBQ meat, so I asked about the chicken nuggets since there is a Kids Meal. My son is 16, so obviously he'd need more food, so I was glad when I found out he could have a nugget plate with more food.

After we ate, we decided to walk around the park. We went into the Chill Out Bar. Yes, children are allowed in! It's 50 degrees in there, which was a wonderful reprieve from the 100 degree Texas weather.



Some characters with light up costumes came out to dance on the floor. There was a DJ in the corner spinning tunes. Yes, it is loud.

But there is booze:



There's also non alcoholic options, plus snacks.

We didn't stay long because it was noisy to the point where we had to shout. But it is a great place to cool off and dance.

During the week, there is a Sesame Street parade, except on Tuesdays, when we went. On Tuesday there is a Dance Party with the Sesame Street characters. Yes, my kids are older, but you're never too old for Sesame Street, so we went to check it out.



Natalie was laughing at me because I freaked out when I saw Big Bird.

"You're a grown lady!" Natalie reminded me as I jumped and shouted, "Big Bird, Big Bird!" A toddler turned and gaped at me as well but you know what, it's BIG BIRD. I watched Follow That Bird more times than I even remember when I was a kid.

They play cute songs and then come out and YOU CAN DANCE WITH THEM!

"Tommy!" I hissed to my son. "Go dance with Elmo! You used to love him! You called him Mo Mo!"

Tommy declined.

My kids are boring.

We also went on the rides.

Helpful tip: you don't need to pay for quick queue most days during the week. Well, I probably would on Friday, but if you go mid-week, there's never more than a 15 minute wait for the rides. The Steel Eel was only 5 minutes, so my daughter went on it 3 times.



We checked out this cool peg board that looks awesome at night.



Helpful hint: if you need to charge your phone, Sea World has these areas where you can do that:



When it gets dark, the fun comes out. There's an electric ocean party zone, plus these cool screens.



We couldn't stay out too long, because we had to get ready for the Hydro Power: Extreme FX show and fireworks!

The show was pretty awesome, with a talented band and singer, plus a high energy MC. In the background is the ski show, and it's pretty impressive what they do. Look at that man in the air! I'd immediately lose my balance and tumble to my death. But these guys were professionals and talented.










After the show, you can take a quick peek at the park all lit up, and it's pretty cool.



Do I recommend Electric Ocean? Yes! I hope Sea World does this every summer. We might even go again before the summer is over so we can experience the dance party!

Have you been yet?





37 comments:

  1. Amazing place! Your post is also entertaining to read and I'm glad your kids enjoyed their stay. I wish we have something like this. I could relate about getting excited like a child whenever I see something I like. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. It does sound like a great show, especially with all those fireworks and the band singing too. I would like to go! It's great that you went early and got a chance to have dinner as well at the Smokehouse.

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  3. OMG!! Electronic Ocean is such a fantastic show and one would actually love going to the place with friends and have fun. The lit up sky and eats are enticing!

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  4. That might annoy me to hear the fireworks every night from my house! Glad you got to go. You have lots of great hints!

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  5. It sounds and looks like so much fun. We have never been before but that party sounds like something my kids would love. And fyi i would have been screaming for Elmo and Big Bird

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  6. I have been to Sea world in San Diego durng my trip to US last winter and had plenty of fun!! Cos we dont really have such sea world in South East Asia. Great to learn that they are doing something different at night during summer! So cool! Your list is so comprehensive as it also include the helpful hints.

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  7. My family loves Sea World! We've been so many times. I would love to check out electric ocean. It looks like so much fun.

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  8. I have nothing to sea world in a couple years but I loved and blessed am I with you. This looks like it would be a lot of fun. I really love all the colors.

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  9. I haven't had the chance to make it to Sea World, yet, but it's on my bucket list. My kids would love all these activities. Thanks for a great review!!

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  10. You and your family always go to all the places our family would enjoy. The show looks like a great one from the looks of your pictures.

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  11. Seaworld has changed so much since I went there 15 years ago. I think I need to visit again.

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  12. I've never been to Sea World before. This makes me want to hop on the next flight to Texas. It really look like a full day of fun and great food.

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  13. This place looks so fun !! Awesome for the kids ( and parents ahah )
    Perfect for a great summer day !!

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  14. I would love visiting Sea World and now that my husband is making more I hope I can plan a trip soon because I know both my son and husband would enjoy getting away and visiting the Park.

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  15. Fun!! You had me at ribs first of all. I love the peg board activity too. My son would love this place

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    1. Totally agree with you on the ribs part, it looks quite tasty. I'm sure the family would enjoy going to this place.

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  16. This looks like so much fun. I bet my kids would have a blast here. Those ribs look tasty!

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  17. This is a perfect spot for family. I will visit there once sounds intriguing.

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  18. I've never been to Sea World before, much less the electric ocean! Great post, I'll have to check it out one day!

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  19. Electric Ocean sounds like fun, I don't think it was there last time I was there. 15 minute wait for ride isn't bad at all.

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  20. I was just there last week. The night shows are AWESOME!! I also got to swim with dolphins which is amazing! I highly recommend going to Sea World! LOVE IT!!

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  21. That sounds like a great place to visit. Plenty of exciting things to see and fun things to do.

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  22. I have never visited such place. After this read I am very excited to visit it some day. The pictures and information are very helpful.

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  23. It's been 5 years since we went to Sea World in San ANTONIO. WHEN WE GO BACK, I'D LIKE TO CHECK THIS electric ocean.

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  24. It sounds and looks like so much fun. I have never been there. But it sounds fun.. Glad you and kids enjoyed..

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  25. Sounds like there's a lot to expect here! I love that you can see and interact with your favorite characters. I love Elmo! I wouldn't mind having a picture with him!!! SO adorable!

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  26. Sea World has really changed so much since I was a kid. I love Sea World! We've been so many times. Electric ocean looks like so much fun and I would love to see it. I love your pics.

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  27. This looks like it was such a fun trip! I really need to get up and over there!

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  28. What an amazing family trip! Sounds like something for everyone, great food and a great show. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. I love the place it's very AMAZING<3 I like the night bands and the fireworks! great photos from you!

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  30. This looks pretty cool. I didn't know it existed. I am going to have to keep this in mind if we ever go to San Antonio.

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  31. Electric Ocean sounds amazing! And much more exciting than anything I have done lately! I wish I was loving close to San Antonio!

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  32. I would love to visit this place some day. It looks like an awesome place to be in.

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  33. I loved Sea World as a child. I would love to visit Electric Ocean. Your pics are amazing and this place loos like so much fun.

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  34. My goodness, that looks fun. And I would get really excited to see Big Bird too!

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  35. Wow this theme park looks like so much fun! Oh and those ribs look good too!

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  36. This place looks so amazing.. I wish I could be there... GOnna hv lots of fun to b there!

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