Why I like Marine World.

The walrus swam right up to the window so the kids could really see him up close.

The walrus swam right up to the window so the kids could really see him up close.


The train was a great ride. I think we did this 10 times or so.

So we got season passes to Marine World/Six Flags again this year. It has been 2 years since we have done this, but I thought it would be good to do it again this year. It is one of those places that is fun, not too far, only open during certain times of the year, and educational.

Educational? Have you ever been to one of their shows? Or seen one of their animal exhibits? There’s almost always a docent there to talk to the kids about the animal. They can see first hand how animals eat because they can feed animals. They can see how dolphins move, tigers growl, and penguins swim. We study one, or two, animals before we go. Then I make sure that the kids see those animals when we are there. Last time it was butterflies. This time we did walruses and sharks.

Additionally, they have lots and lots of play areas for the kids. Nicholas can experience force first hand on roller coasters and make balls shoot out of cannons. Abby can indulge her wild side and go on roller coasters and things. There’s something for everyone.

We really like Marine World – I know it’s not called that any more, but it has been that since I’ve been little and so Marine World it will always be for me. We got a pretty decent deal that includes parking, so it really isn’t a bad place for us to go. I enjoy it, the kids enjoy it, it gets us out of Sacramento and it is fun. What more can you ask for?


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  1. Barbara

     /  May 16, 2013

    We haven’t gone since it changed from Marine World / Africa USA to Six Flags. It hurt me to think of the animals subjected to all the noise and vibrations of the rides. And the price went up so much; We used to collect newspapers and cans all year to pay for season passes. Do you think the animals are well and well treated? I have to admit that I miss it.

    • The animals seem like they are doing well. I really like it there. And the animals are available for viewing and shows and stuff. But everything seems to be done really well.


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