Thank you Moody Gardens for partnering with me on this travel opportunity.
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Sponge Bob….Subpants??? You read that right. Sponge Bob Subpants is the newest attraction at Moody Gardens Galveston opening Memorial Day weekend 2015. It is a completely interactive experience with beautiful small life sea tanks as you enter the “pier”, a guide to help you through the adventure, followed by the incredible 4D movie starring Sponge Bob and Patrick and also starring YOU (Did I mention it’s interactive?). The kids and I had the opportunity to listen to a presentation by Nickelodeon VP Gerald Raines and get a sneak preview of it this week and judging by the theater of kids’ reactions it’s destined to become a Moody Gardens favorite! Even this grownup thought it was pretty cool!
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The SpongeBob SubPants Adventure will take guests through all the stages of a submarine voyage, complete with live animals and their captain, Patrick Star, who takes them on a wild and silly deep-sea adventure where they help choose their path through the experience.
The doors open to a pier-themed pre-show area filled with hands-on activities and tanks full of remarkable sea life. Guests will be transported back in time through L’Oceanauts Submarine Explorations’ vintage “mission briefing” film that explores the beauty of coral reefs and highlights the different animals within the tanks surrounding them.
Once the briefing is completed, the doors will open for guests to step aboard “Le Plunger” submarine and take their 3D glasses and their seat before departs from the dock for open water.
The SUB then descends to a familiar underwater town as SpongeBob SquarePants and your tour guide, Patrick Star, appear through the front window of the SUB.
Guests will be part of the experience as they have improvised, real-time interaction with Patrick while he takes them to destinations of their choosing through Bikini Bottom. They can have their fortune read by Patrick in Goo Lagoon, try the jellyfish dating call in Jellyfish Fields or learn a special dance from Sandy Cheeks. Guests will also try to stop Plankton from taking over the SUB in his evil plan to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula.
The nautical adventure comes to life as guests are able to smell the sunscreen, pop bubbles above their heads and hit around a beach ball when the 3D images on the screen transform from digital to real time through exciting 4D sensory elements and live narration. The SpongeBob SubPants Adventure is a non-stop whirlwind of surprises that is fun for the whole family only at Moody Gardens.
An important note for my fellow special needs mamas: The Subpants is an amazing adventure where you feel like you’re in a real submarine but there is a lot of sensory things happening with the lights, noise, and vibrations. We decided to let Ethan try and he was fine until a lightening simulation and then we had to go out. However, we were the only ones who had to leave and my mom stayed in with Caitlin who had no issues. If your kiddo loves Sponge Bob but has sensory issues, I spoke with Gerald Raines, the Nickelodeon VP and he said that the ice sculptures will definitely be coming back for the Festival of Lights this year and it will more than likely be Sponge Bob again, but completely new sculptures!
When you book your tickets be sure and use discount code: MGBLOG08
This includes $5 off the price of a Moody Gardens One-Day Value Pass (actual price: $59.95, discounted price: $54.95) *Please note that this discount code expires on June 30, 2015, and is limited to up to 6 one-day passes for one transaction*