|At SeaWorld's Antartica: Empire of the Penguins|
Three super-intense roller-coasters followed. All more gut-wrenching than anything at Disney. (Disney is geared towards having families enjoy all their rides while SeaWorld and Great Adventure want teen and young adult thrill-seekers.) Journey to Atlantis takes you on a calm, soothing boat trip through gorgeously appointed chambers recreating the lost continent before plunging you almost perpendicularly down two waterfalls. Kraken and Mako twisted and shook me with teeth-jarring speed. We were turned upside down and shot through loop-de-loops, screaming all the way. At one point I bellowed, "This is refreshing!!!"
|With Cookie Monster at SeaWorld's Sesame Street Land|
We ended the day with Orca Encounter, a show featuring performing killer whales. I don't know if it's cruel to the mammals or not, but there was information about efforts to study and preserve them interspersed between splashing and hoop jumping.
Day Four: SeaWorld
Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins
Journey to Atlantis
Lunch at Spice Mill Restaurant
Super Grover's Box Car Derby
|Jonathan and I pose with Sesame Street characters|