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SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration 2011

December 7, 2011 by  
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SeaWorld knows how to do Christmas. I have had the wonderful opportunity to see it first hand and while I am not in Florida at the moment I was able to send my sister, Melanie who is my Orlando Correspondent while I am away, this year and she and her family had a lot of fun. I am going to share her story and her photos with you all and highly suggest you get to SeaWorld to check out the wonderful shows, amazing decorations and Santa Claus!

Melanie’s Thoughts

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We really enjoyed our time at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. First we posed for photos in front of the giant Christmas tree at the entrance which truly got us in the Christmas mood. We then headed to Santa’s Fireside Feast at the Seafire Grill, and I must say it felt like we stepped right into Santa’s house at the North Pole. Mrs. Claus was there too with some elves and as we ate they all shared the story of The Night Before Christmas. The food was wonderful and there was a lot of it too. My husband and I were most impressed with Chef Hector and how he and his staff went out of there to make our son a special Christmas meal he could eat. Our son is on the GF/CF diet and chef Hector made him a special plate of food and brought it out to us personally. Very impressive. (I, Jennifer, have to add something here. I was super impressed when Melanie told me that this happened. I knew of my nephew’s diet and didn’t even think to ask for special arrangements. That Chef Hector went out of his way to do so means so much to me!)

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After the wonderful food we headed over to a meet and greet with some of SeaWorld’s animals. The kids loved feeding the Macaw and Sloth. After some pictures we decided to head over to the Polar Express and let me tell you what an experience that was. We rode the Polar Express into the North Pole and meet up with the man himself, Santa Claus. Photo op for the kids, and we could actually smell chocolate in the air, great to get the Holiday spirit going. It was amazing. Finally we stopped and saw the new show “O Wondrous Night”, very well done show, full of music, dancing, and storytelling, which included live animals. The kids were so excited. From the beautiful decorations all over the park to the amazing staff, we were in love with SeaWord’s Christmas Celebration and will definitely be going again next year!

SeaWorld provided my sister’s family with tickets into the park to experience the Christmas Celebration firsthand.

SeaWolrd’s Christmas Celebration

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