This weekend we were invited by Sea World San Antonio to come check out their park (which has an awesome new water park!) and to learn about their special needs discount program. I had no idea Sea World offered discounts to families with children raising special needs, but they do, and it’s a great deal.
Here are some of the details:
Sea World San Antonio Special Needs Discount Program
Just as a quick disclaimer, I’m not sure if these discounts apply to all Sea Worlds or just the location in San Antonio, but if you’re not in San Antonio it’s certainly worth giving your location a call and asking them about discounts to families with children with special needs.
SeaWorld San Antonio offers a 50% off discount on one-day admissions for our disabled/special needs guests and one (1) companion/chaperone (per disabled guest). Disabled/special needs guest is defined as anyone who is mentally or physically challenged, deaf, or blind.
Pretty awesome deal, huh?
Noah’s Epic First Time At Sea World
This was Noah’s first time at Sea World, and as you can see in the pictures below he had a great time!
If you’ve been following our story for a while you may remember Noah’s first interaction with a sea creature (a dolphin) didn’t go all to well. However we found that Noah enjoyed the whales (from a distance) much better than the dolphins (up close!)
The great thing about Sea World is that it’s much more than just animal shows, in fact this Sea World had and an entire kids area and a water park! This was a big day for Noah since he got to ride his very first ride! (His dad is a huge fan of theme parks, so this kid is in for a life time of roller coaster rides, that’s for sure!)
In addition to the rides and animals shows, Sea Word also has an awesome “Elmo Rocks” show located in their Sesame Street Bay of Play area. I know some children with special needs are sensitive to loud music and bright lights, but Noah seems to enjoy them (especially the bright lights of Times Square!)
At the end of the day we also took the time to (sort of) climb up one of these rope walls (which I totally forget how much they hurt your knees and feet…I mean seriously, why do kids like to play on these things?!)
We had a great time at Sea World, and if you are near one I think it’s a great place to visit with your family. The one in San Antonino that we visited is especially awesome since it also has an incredible water park attached to it (not to mention the discount they give to families raising children with special needs.) I know we will certainly be brining Noah back!
I’ve also heard great things about Morgan’s Wonderland (a theme park for specifically designed for children with special needs which is also in San Antonino) and plan on taking him there some day as well.
Have you taken your kids to any theme parks yet? If so, which ones and how did they like it? Leave a comment below and tell us about it. (Bonus points for sharing pictures!)