We are thinking about doing a non Disney park FL vacation during spring break. We already have our resort booked offsite, using points from a family member. And were thinking about hitting up Sea World and Aquatica. Not sure if we will do a 2 day or 3 day ticket. I know Busch Gardens Tampa is usually included in the multi day tickets but not a lot to do with younger kids.
Any who, was just looking for general advice on touring plans, rope dropping, etc for Sea World and Aquatica for current COVID times. I was looking at some of the animal encounters/tours that are additional cost and wondering how those were and if they were worth the cost. Is the Quick Queue necessary right now, my DH and DS would be the only ones riding the coasters? DD9 and I will mainly do the other few rides, Sesame Street stuff I guess and shows. This would be during the week (M-F) but it’s the week before Easter. We typically go to WDW as a family during spring break and it’s so crowded but given the current situation I have no idea what to expect.
Do I need to find a touring plan somewhere? If we have quick queue is that even necessary, other than planning around show times?
Any advice, suggestions you can give would be great! Right now there is a promo until 1/24 for park tickets that include 1 meal ticket, so we probably would forego the All day dining. Although I do have a 14 1/2 year old son that eats all the time at home, but if he’s busy and distracted maybe not so much.
Also what do you do with bags on rides and what can you bring into the park, snacks, water? Can you get free water like you can at Disney parks?
Thanks for any thoughts, suggestions, etc!