We arrived at Sea World right at opening and as soon as we entered the park, Kate grabbed a map so she could begin planning our day. She used her map all day long and wanted to carry it every time we started walking somewhere, even though I was using the Sea World app to get us where we needed to be. It was pretty cute to have her navigate.
The first show of the day began at 10:45 so we headed straight to the sea lion stadium to get some seats. I don't know that Kate quite understood the concept of the animal shows until we saw the first one, and then she was on board with seeing more.
After the sea lion show, Kate wanted to ride some of the rides in the Sesame Street themed kids area, so we hopped on the Shamu kiddie coaster and then the carousel. They have a really awesome kids area complete with a splash pad too, so we made plans to go back to that area when it got a little hotter.
The Killer Whales Up Close show was next, so we headed to Shamu Stadium and Kate got her first glimpse of the huge killer whales. I think she was pretty impressed with them. Every time I see them I can't help but wish a tiny bit that I had become a marine animal trainer or something. Honestly, I really just want to be able to play with them.