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Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street, oops I mean Seaworld. Well we are in the Gold Coast which is Australia's capital for theme parks there is Dream World, Movie World, Wet and Wild and another 2 parks. We have a 5 year old boy who can't go on many of the rides that the other parks have so we thought we would venture out to the oldest but I think the best theme park Seaworld.
I had been to Seaworld in the early 80's so I was looking forward to going there again to witness it through the eyes of my son. We took the local bus there and arrived around 10.00am. We picked up the map and the schedules for the show times. The first show was the dolphin encounter show. Rather than the usual dolphins performing lot of tricks, the show was informative and gave lots of information about the dolphins but the climax of the show was the dolpins leaping high out of the water to the cheers of the crowd.
As we were walking through the park we came upon the new area Sesame street land, my son straight away ran to the area where all the rides for little children were saying he wanted to ride this one, this one and this one. My son was the correct height for all the rides so he was happy to go on them by himself with all the other children. My wife and I watched on as my sons joyous laughter could be heard high above our heads.
After he had had enough fun it was time for lunch, we got some food from the cafe and took it down to where the waterski show was about to start, originally the park started just as a water ski show and where people could come and try waterskiing so much had changed from howthe owner had originally visioned the place to be like. The show was a lot of fun with some tricks being performed and a comical story to go along with it
The sesame street show was going to start next and we would be seriously in trouble if we were to miss it, my son wouldn't have forgiven me.
We watched the seal show and had a look at shark bay which I hadn't seen before it was time for the park to close. Overall a fun but tiring day. Tomorrow off to Cairns before going back to Japan.