I was able to get some free employee passes from someone I know, so went to Seaworld on 13 Dec.
Both me and my wife hadn’t been to Seaworld since we were teenagers some 20 years ago. We had an enjoyable time. Experience wise I would compare it to Animal Kingdom. Most of the attractions were shows except for Atlantis, the roller coaster, and the penguin and shark walk throughs. The crowds were light and we were saw everything by late afternoon except for the roller coaster (which we could easily have done since it was a walk on).
The funny thing is that while “Shamu” is the famous show with a big theater, we both thought the dolphin show was better.
Atlantis is a combination log flume/roller coaster ride. It is not themed throughout the entire ride like Splash Mountain is. You WILL get wet no matter where you sit. It is fun though.
Food was decent, but the only alcholic beverages available was beer. I understand that the park is owned by AB, but I thought it would be nice to have a couple of stands that offered wine (my preferred alcholic beverage). There is a sitdown restaurant that looked like it had an interesting menu, (and it did have wine). Since it is tied to the Shark building, I assume it is like the Coral Reef at Epcot Center, with windows into the shark tank.
All in-all it was a good experience. Would I buy an annual pass, no, but we may go back every 2 or 3 years now.