We went to Sealworld back in November on one of our days off from the Disney parks. We were there at the park opening, and grabbed one of the maps with all of the programs and basically planned our day around the Shamu show schedule. My oldest daughter and husband are real thrill junkies so they rode all of the rollercoasters and water ride, which were basically all walk-ons. The park was not crowded at all when we went. The only thing we stood in line for was the penguin ride, which was definitely not worth the wait. I think Sea World has been struggling with attendance since the movie Blackfish, either that, or we want at a really slow time of year.
They do have a kiddie ride area that both of my daughters enjoyed, even my 12 year old thrill junkie. Most of them allow adults to ride, so you can all ride as a family.
We ate at the Sharks restaurant, as well. The setting is very cool with all of the sharks swimming around while you eat. Our daughters, 12 and 5, both loved watching the sharks as they ate.The food was very good, too!
We really enjoyed visiting the dolphin nursery and the stingray feeding area during our trip, so I would recommend you see those.
Sorry I don’t have a detailed plan. I did so much planning for the Disney portion of our trip that I really didn’t plan much in advance for Sea World. Have fun!