Breakfast With Elmo, Rollor Coasters & A Whale Too! #WildSide15

A Day of Adventure: Breakfast with Elmo, Roller Coasters, and a Whale Too

Last weekend, I treated my children to an unforgettable trip to SeaWorld for the kickoff of this year’s Just For Kids Event! This festival, designed exclusively for children, transforms the entire park into a kid-friendly extravaganza throughout April. Highlights include Shamu’s Party Zone, engaging entertainment, and a super-sized foam pit, available every Saturday and Sunday of the month.

Starting the Day with Elmo

Our adventure began early. We live in Aransas Pass (just outside of Corpus Christi, Texas), so we were on the road by 5:45 am to make it in time for a special breakfast treat. My little ones were sleepy but buzzing with excitement.

We checked in and got through security. One of our family traditions is to take a picture by the fountain, a must-do for anyone visiting SeaWorld. Then it was time for the highlight of the morning – breakfast with the Sesame Street gang! This extra attraction opens before the park does and offers the chance to dine with Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and more.

At first, my youngest was a little wary of the larger-than-life characters. However, by the end of breakfast, he was hugging Zoe and waving goodbye to Elmo. We even managed to get a picture with Elmo later in the day, which resulted in another warm hug.

Special Offer for April

Did you know that for the month of April on weekends only, when you purchase 1 adult reservation, you get 1 FREE reservation for your child? That’s right! This makes a trip to SeaWorld even more appealing.

Unveiling of the New Sea Lion High Stage

After breakfast, we were invited to preview the new Sea Lion High stage at Pacific Point Preserve, set to open on May 23, 2015. The area surrounding the sea lion facilities will be reimagined as a Pacific coast town, offering guests the opportunity to connect with sea lions and other coastal wildlife in a more immersive way.

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The centerpiece of this new realm will be the animals’ habitat. Guests will have the chance to visit and feed sea lions and seals inside the newly remodeled area. You can even make reservations for sea lion interaction programs, which offer an up-close and personal experience with these amazing creatures.

As an educational bonus, Pacific Point Preserve will feature new elements designed to inform guests about animals and how to protect them in their natural habitat. I can’t wait to head back next month to check out the new show and exhibit area!

A Day of Fun at the Park

After our sneak peek of the new sea lion area, it was time to explore the rest of the park. We checked out Bay of Play, where my children enjoyed a roller coaster ride, a spin on the carousel, and some playground fun.

Our next stop was Shamu Stadium. Watching these majestic creatures is always a remarkable experience. There were so many things to do and see, and my children are already looking forward to our next trip for more adventures.

If you haven’t had the chance to experience Just For Kids at Sea World San Antonio yet, I highly recommend it. To those who have been, what were your favorite activities?

| Activity | Description |
| — | — |
| Departure | Left home at 5:45am from Aransas Pass, Texas |
| Arrival at Sea World | Had to go through security check and then took a traditional family picture by the fountain |
| Sesame Street Breakfast | Dined with Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster and more before the park officially opened |
| Sea Lion High stage viewing | Got a sneak peek of the new stage at Pacific Point Preserve, set to open on May 23, 2015 |
| Bay of Play | Enjoyed roller coaster rides, carousel, and playground |
| Shamu Stadium | Watched the beautiful whales perform |
| Other activities | Explored various other activities and attractions in the park |
| Future plans | Plan to return next month for another adventure |

More About Breakfast with Elmo

Breakfast with Elmo and Friends is a unique experience offered at SeaWorld San Antonio. This event allows you and your children to enjoy a delicious and nutritious breakfast while meeting and interacting with beloved Sesame Street characters. The breakfast buffet includes everything from scrambled eggs to pancakes, fresh fruit, and pastries.

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As you enjoy your meal, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and other Sesame Street characters move around the room, stopping at each table for photos and hugs. It’s an unforgettable experience, especially for young children who are big fans of the show.

Remember, the characters are larger than life, so some children might feel a little intimidated at first. But the characters are very friendly and patient, and most kids warm up to them quickly.

What to Expect on the Roller Coasters

SeaWorld San Antonio is home to several exciting roller coasters suitable for all age groups. The park’s roller coasters range from gentle rides for young children to thrilling rides for adrenaline junkies.

If your kids are new to roller coasters, the Shamu Express is a great place to start. This family-friendly coaster offers mild thrills with a maximum height of 28 feet and a top speed of 28 mph. For older kids and adults seeking more excitement, the Great White and Steel Eel roller coasters offer high-speed thrills and exhilarating drops.

Don’t forget to check the height requirements for each ride before queuing. This will save you and your children from disappointment.

Interacting with the Whales

SeaWorld San Antonio is perhaps best known for its killer whale shows. But did you know that the park also offers interactive experiences with these majestic creatures?

The Killer Whales Up-Close Tour is a 45-minute experience that brings you face-to-face with the park’s resident orcas. You’ll learn about their behaviors, communication, and diet from a knowledgeable guide. You might even get the chance to touch one of the whales!

This tour is a fantastic educational experience for children and adults alike. It’s also a great way to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for these amazing animals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should we wear for the Breakfast with Elmo event? Casual, comfortable clothing is recommended. Also, don’t forget your camera!

Are the roller coasters safe for my child? Yes, all rides at SeaWorld San Antonio meet stringent safety standards. However, each ride has its own height and age requirements, which should be strictly followed.

Can we feed the whales during the Up-Close Tour? No, for safety and health reasons, guests are not allowed to feed the whales. However, you might get the chance to touch a whale under the supervision of a SeaWorld staff member.

Do we need to book the Breakfast with Elmo event in advance? Yes, due to its popularity, it’s recommended to book your spot in advance. You can do this through the SeaWorld San Antonio website.

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In conclusion, a day at SeaWorld San Antonio is packed with fun, thrills, and educational experiences. From breakfast with Elmo to roller coaster rides and whale interactions, there’s something for everyone in the family.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Just For Kids Event at SeaWorld?

A: The Just For Kids Event is a festival designed exclusively for children at SeaWorld. The event transforms the entire park into a kid-friendly extravaganza throughout April. Highlights include Shamu’s Party Zone, engaging entertainment, and a super-sized foam pit, available every Saturday and Sunday of the month.

Q: What is the special offer for April?

A: For the month of April on weekends only, when you purchase 1 adult reservation, you get 1 FREE reservation for your child.

Q: What is the Sea Lion High stage?

A: The Sea Lion High stage is a new area at Pacific Point Preserve, set to open on May 23, 2015. The area surrounding the sea lion facilities will be reimagined as a Pacific coast town, offering guests the opportunity to connect with sea lions and other coastal wildlife in a more immersive way.

Q: What is included in the breakfast with the Sesame Street gang?

A: The breakfast with the Sesame Street gang offers the chance to dine with Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and more. This extra attraction opens before the park does.

Q: What activities are available at the park?

A: The park offers a variety of activities including a roller coaster ride, a spin on the carousel, playground fun, a visit to Shamu Stadium to watch the majestic creatures, and many more.

Table: Day’s Schedule

| Time | Activity |
| — | — |
| 5:45 am | Depart from Aransas Pass |
| Early Morning | Check-in and Security |
| Morning | Breakfast with the Sesame Street gang |
| Later Morning | Preview of Sea Lion High stage |
| Rest of the Day | Explore the park (Bay of Play, Shamu Stadium, etc.) |

Table: April Special Offer

| Purchase | Get |
| — | — |
| 1 Adult Reservation | 1 Child Reservation Free |

Table: Sea Lion High Stage Features

| Feature | Description |
| — | — |
| Animals’ Habitat | Guests can visit and feed sea lions and seals |
| Interaction Programs | Reservations for up-close and personal experience |
| Educational Elements | Information about animals and how to protect them in their natural habitat |

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