I'm a beginning writer with a Brisbane Bucket-list and a desire to see it all and report back.
Published November 4th 2014
Walking hand in hand with the wildlife
After 5 years of dating, my partner and I are quickly running out of date ideas to entertain us on weekends, so currently we are reliving all the activities we undertook as kids. Most recently we gave Sea World a go and below you can read the romantic perks of a day at this wonderful theme park.
First up on our romantic day in the sun was the seal show. Which was, unfortunately the only disappointment of the day. As adults, we can probably all skip the marine animal detective show, as reliving your youth need only go so far. The silly humor is really only appropriate for those under 12.
Seal Detective Show - still for the kids!
My ability to act like an adult only lasted until I reached the next exhibit where I immediately threw adulthood to the wind and reverted to a giggling girl of 10. The interactive Sting Ray enclosure is by far my most favorite area in the whole water park. Now these little guys have gotten a bad rep over the years, but I fell in love with them at first touch. The open enclosure allows visitors to reach into the water and feel the smooth and slippery backs of these stunning animals. If you are willing to fork out a few extra dollars you can even bribe them your way with a bag a food, which is definitely worth it.
Sting Ray Petting Enclosure
Next up we visited the Penguin enclosure, which is kept at a freezing temperature to suit the animals' needs. This climate is not only perfect for penguin habitats, but is also perfect snuggle weather. So use the opportunity to snuggle up close whilst you gaze at these goofy looking creatures waddling around on the ice and swimming lazily in the water. The lovely blue glow of the tanks also shadows the room in a romantic blanket of dull and flickering light, and if you go on a quiet day you can get your own private showing.
Chilly Penguin Enclosure - perfect for cuddling
Now I'm too much of a wimp, but if you can brave it, SeaWorld is now home to a variety of rollercoasters that certainly weren't there when we were kids. Rollercoasters are great for bringing people together, as after screaming your lungs out you can cuddle away your fear.
Do make sure however that on your date you slip, slop, slap, because a day at Sea World is a day out in the sun, and sunburn is a very real hazard… I suppose however if the worst occurs and you do get burnt, you now have an excuse to give Aloe Vera massages later that night.