The Gold Coast, where city meets the sea and the home of the theme parks. We have two kids in tow so the theme parks were something we didn’t want to miss whilst visiting the Gold Coast. We were a little concerned on their ages and if they would be age appropriate. We picked out Movie World and Sea World and do not have one regret. The girls faces were absolutely priceless. Their faces lit up all day. Endless merry go rounds, car rides, roller coasters, meet and greets and shows. Not to mention the fairy floss and ice-creams. Thank you Ben and Jerry’s, you’ve saved the day with 2 choices of egg, dairy and nut free choices.. KID HEAVEN !! What’s better than an adrenaline rush? An adrenaline rush with a sugar high.
Sea World Resort
A fantastic resort to kick back and relax after your fun filled action packed days, with a café and restaurant, with the option for room service you really can’t go wrong. You can literally spend your days at the theme parks and not have to worry about a thing, chuck the kids in the bath, order dinner and they’ll be out like a light. If for some reason the sugar high hasn’t worn off then head down to the resort pool and splash park to watch the light show which is open daily until late. Our little ones were zonked after the day at Movie World. Emery was super excited and stimulated she didn’t even have her day sleep. We went for the first option and ordered room service and had an early night. We rose early and tested out the splash park before check out and took advantage of the full buffet breakfast provided. This place even had a kids club.
After the best night’s sleep in a long time, a play down at the splash park and a full buffet breakfast we made our way to the free courtesy monorail to Sea World.
Maddyn our almost 4 year old is Paw Patrol obsessed therefore our first attraction for the day was to meet and greet with Chase and Marshall and watch their on holiday show. Their faces were adorable as they watched and danced along with some of their favourite TV stars. Sea World has several rides for toddlers and once again being midweek we were lucky to miss the crowds. Boots banana boogie, Patrick jellyfish frenzy, Donatello’s Nina flyer, and SpongeBob boating school blasts were some of the Maddyns favourites. Emery enjoyed Dora’s fiesta carousel. We watched the seals, and dolphins do their tricks. Maddyn especially was fascinated by them, she’s our little animal lover. Thankfully Emery, our not so animal loving night owl had her day sleep in the pram and we got to sit and take it all in. We patted sting rays, saw polar bears and explored the ocean seas down in shark bay.
Both parks have endless options for catering, so you really do not need to bring a thing. Pack the kids and make a family adventure to remember. If you are unsure of your children’s height then pop into the gift shop and the friendly staff will measure them up and place a wristband on their arm so those in control of the queues and rides won’t have to constantly measure your child.
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Until then, make today ridiculously amazing.
E + M