Florida 2015 - Day's 5 and 6 - Rest Day and SeaWorld

Friday, May 22, 2015

Day 5 was a hotel switch day / rest day.

Mid day we went to Downtown Disney to eat lunch at the Rainforest Cafe and play at the Lego store. The best thing I did this day was pick up some duplos for the girls to play with when we got back to the hotel! This kept them entertained for the rest of the afternoon so that Brian and I could really rest/nap! 

Day 6 was SeaWorld

To be honest, I had really mixed feelings about going to SeaWorld. I just wasn't sure how I felt about the whales being in captivity... (At that point I hadn't really looked into it at all.) It's really hard to sort out the information that is online. However the Military gets to go to SeaWorld for free so we went :)

After being at Disney and Legoland, SeaWorld felt a little lame honestly... They did have 2 roller coasters which were really fun for Brian and I though! The situation wasn't helped when I saw a ROACH in the restaurant we ate lunch... ICK!!!

 Then SeaWorld redeemed itself... 
We went to the Shamu show and the reactions from Kenley were truly amazing! 
(I may have teared up watching her reactions to seeing whales for the first time) 

(These are stills that I took from the videos Brian took of the girls reactions) :) 

We went back for the last Shamu show before the park closed and this time we sat in the splash zone! It had been raining all day so we were already wet! Why not get splashed by a whale! :) 

In case you are wondering, after our visit to SeaWorld, I became mildly obsessed with whale captivity. It frustrated me that I couldn't figure out where I stand on the issue and it was also frustrating that most of the information online comes from PETA. I watched COUNTLESS Youtube videos and read tons of articles on the whales that are currently in captivity...

If you are curious as to my conclusion on the whale captivity issue feel free to email me! I could go on and on and on about it :) 

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