As you know my family loves Sea World. We have been a countless number of times yet we’ve never made it out to their Howl-O-Scream or Spooktacular events. T and I love Halloween and we visit local haunted attractions yearly but traveling to San Antonio has never been in store for us… that is until this year. We have been looking forward to making the trip out to Sea World during the month of October all year long.
Since we live in the DFW area it’s a good 4-5 hour drive for us therefore it’s not easy to bring the little kids out to Spooktacular and not keep them at the park for Howl-O-Scream so I decided this trip would just be for T. I know Howl-O-Scream would be too scary for Noah and Gabby and unfortunately I wouldn’t have a sitter for them during the evening.
During the month of October Jack-o-Lantern hijacks the Sea World San Antonio blog and Facebook page. He takes over promoting the Howl-O-Scream and Spooktacular events and even threatens to take over the park. You can follow along with his personal tweets to get in the spirit of Halloween @JackReturns. His hashtag is #JackisBack which every year gets fans going crazy!
Up until 6 PM at night Sea World is filled with costume fun for kids of all ages. Sea World’s Spooktacular event is great for kids to have some trick-or-treating fun without worrying about the safety concerns in public, random neighborhoods. There are tons of fun characters out running around for some ghoulish yet non-scary good times. Pose for pictures and even fill your bag up with goodies.
I’m totally bummed that Gabby and Noah will miss this excitement and am adding it to our list of things to do next year for sure!
At 6:00 PM is the bewitching hour and the monsters come out. The Halloween festivities become a lot more scarier and that’s when it’s time for the big kids to come out and play. T and I are both giddy with excitement.
Not only are we excited about the thrills of finally being able to ride the roller coasters without having little ones there and about the haunted attractions, we are excited to see the elaborate Halloween shows. We’re both always amazed at the makeup put into the costumes during this holiday. It’s fascinating to us. Not to mention it cracks me up to see how scared T gets.
Doesn’t that photo just looking inviting and make you want to wonder into the forest?
I have previously compared three seasons of Sea World, being Spring, Summer and Winter. After this weekend I’ll get to add Fall to the list. I can’t wait to share photos from our trip and of course as always I’ll be tweeting while I’m there. You can follow along @MommaDJane to see what I capture to Instagram.
Have you been to Sea World? What’s your favorite time of year to visit? Do you love haunted attractions like we do?