#4: There are rides too!
While many people think of SeaWorld solely as an aquarium, it also offers a true theme-park experience, thanks to fun rides like the thrilling Kraken roller coaster and the popular Journey to Atlantis. You'll find a boatload of great shows as well, where the leaping whales and flipping dolphins will wow your kids. And on top of that, it's slower-paced and more manageable than a typical amusement park. Plus, you don't have to wait in insanely long lines.