All week Easton knew that we'd be checking out of our hotel on Friday morning and then heading to Disney. Closer to the end of the week, I knew that Easton would be really sad to leave. And he was. We had our rental car parked near our room so we took our bags to the car and then drove to the main entrance to go back inside to eat a quick service meal for breakfast before we left. Just driving to the front entrance brought on the waterworks for Easton. He was so genuinely sad to be leaving Disney. He kept saying, "Mama, don't you think this is sad? Don't you think leaving is no fun?"
After breakfast we headed towards SeaWorld where we spent a good chunk of the day. We flew out that night around 5:30 so our plan was to leave SeaWorld around 2:00-2:30. We got there shortly after opening and had just enough time to see most of what we wanted to see. We had a great time.
Dolphins are one of my favorite animals - probably my second favorite animal. Easton loved looking at them so we decided to do a 15 minute dolphin encounter with him. We really enjoyed it. We learned about dolphins, worked with them doing different signals, and got to touch one. Easton really enjoyed it!
We saw lots of different animals, which Easton liked!
Easton was very interested in the Antarctica area of SeaWorld. We went on the Empire of the Penguin ride and then saw real penguins.
We purchased fish to feed to the sea lions. Birds swooped in and grabbed the fish mid air half of the time!
The shark area was neat and reminded me of the Georgia Aquarium, especially the tunnel.
Me and Easton rode the Shamu Express. Clearly, we enjoyed it!
My favorite animal is the killer whale. I've always thought they were SO beautiful and just so interesting so we watched the One Ocean show. Before it started, Easton enjoyed looking at the map of SeaWorld. We've saved maps from various locations and even laminated them (Riverbanks Zoo, Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Aquarium).
We all enjoyed the One Ocean show and I just loved watching these beautiful creatures.
After a long day at SeaWorld and a long week at Disney, we were just completely exhausted and ready to get to the airport by the end of the afternoon.
We had such a MAGICAL vacation and I am already ready to go back to Disney! I have a few more posts with random Disney things to share, but these are the last ones that really summarize our days. So many wonderful memories were made!