Oh Man who doesn’t love this place. I go there at least twice a year. To be honest I think I enjoy it more than my kids do. I don’t really care for the shows. That is just me…..I am not one for crowds. I would rather go to one of the gawking places (like the feed the Sting Rays or Dolphins).
This time we did two of their tours that they offer. We did the Penguin Encounter (I think it is called the Penguin Experience now). That was AWSOME!!!!! You get to go in the back and see the things close up……..AWSOME!!! You get to go behind the glass (that they have for the common folk). I do have to say, I was surprised at the smell these creatures can create. We were so lucky to get to see one of these great animals up close. My kids got to touch one! (please excuse the blurriness…you are not aloud to use flash)
The other tour we did was the “Saving A Species Tour”. This one, for my kids was great. My son LOVED it! He got to touch a shark. At first he was a bit freaked out, but eventually sucked it up and did it; he will remember that for the rest of his life. He still starts a conversation with “Guess what…..I got to pet a Lemon Sark!”. How can you put a price on that?
Anytime we do the park again I am going to book a tour. These things are amazing!!!! They range between $11 and $38. The VIP tours are a bit more….but I personally would do any of them a million times over.