My family just got back from a trip to Texas, and Sea World was super! The ""Shamu Rocks Texas"" show was incredible, and the kids loved the ""Dining with Shamu"" experience. We went on a Monday, and the only wait was about 20 minutes for the refting ride (it was hot). Everything else, including the Steel Eel, was an immediate walk-on.
Pros: Great shows, Short lines, Friendly staff
Cons: Parking fee, High-priced food