This week we went to SEAWORLD!! When we left Brisbane it was a miserable, grey, rather rainy day. It looked like the rain had set in for the week. But it was the only day we could go and the Gold Coast weather forecast suggested that there would just be the odd shower there. So we forged on and as we neared the Gold Coast - blue skies! It was dry and was looking good.
The Gold Coast weather forecasters got it right and it was a day of intermittent showers and sunshine but it didn't stop us from enjoying everything. For the most part we avoided the rain, managing to be sitting in a show at the time of 2 huge downpours.
Seaworld has lots of animals on offer and lots to see and do but to be honest, the kids' rides were rather disappointing. There was only 4 rides - one not working due to the rain and another seemed to be under maintenance. They were a little lame, and an adult had to go on all but one ride with the boys because they were under the height limit. That said, the boys thought they were great and as it was a nice quiet day, we got to have several turns on each one. I would hate to go on a very busy summer's day as each ride only takes about 6-8 kids (because each has an accompanying adult sitting behind!)
Lachlan was just tall enough to go on the Log Ride and Bermuda Triangle accompanied by an adult. He was very brave on these and did enjoy them despite the scariness of the Bermuda.
Overall it was a great day and a lovely way to start Elliot's holidays from uni. Lachlan keeps talking about and all his favourite parts and planning his next trip! (We won't be rushing back though....)