What a great time to visit San Antonio and Sea World (mid Feb)! Day started off cool, but warmed nicely...not crowded at all! No lines for rides!! Compared to the unbearable summer heat there, this was the ideal time to visit! Azul show is FANTASTIC! We had a hard time deciding which we liked better, Shamu or Azul! Park was very well kept and staff friendly.
There are some ways to save a bit on the fees..the park will allow you to bring a few bottles of water and snacks which really helped our family (two adults and two teens). The All Day Dining option wasn't something we chose. Look carefully before you purchase...you can only use this option in 5 sit down cafes, not at the snack areas, so for a family of four at about $35 each it wasn't a bargain. We had one actual meal and a set of snacks and didn't spend near the $140 the dining option cost. You also have to make separate trips through the cafe lines to use the "dine all you want all day" tickets too, so on a crowded day, it might not be worth the time or hassle to make two or more ventures through a cafe line. The day we went, it was also prudent not to buy the Quick Passes for the rides, as most had no wait at all, and we even got to get off the Rio Loco, wait for the next boat and ride again! Saved another $100 there, but am sure it would be worth it for busier days.
The park isn't open after dark, like Six Flags for instance, so with a little planning you will have plenty of time to catch a few shows and get some rides in too. Have a good breakfast, get there at opening, maybe have a lunch and snack, and go back to SA for dinner and you can save quite a bit. We also purchased our tickets online through our credit union and saved about $15 each on ticket prices.
Be prepared to WALK, a LOT! There is no way around this park except on foot. No trains, trolleys or the like. Summer, and even early Spring is HOT and humid, so water and sunscreen are a MUST. Aquatica was not open when we visited, but I would suggest a two day pass to have enough time for both parks if you are visiting when both are up and running.
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