View Full Version : dine with shamu?

05-07-2009, 12:23 PM
Off to seaworld for the first time ever :wiggle::wiggle: but is the dine with shamu worth doing? It seems a bit expensive but we'd do it if its worth it? are there any other extras we should do?

05-07-2009, 01:54 PM
Ive not done it before but im hoping too on our next trip! Im really looking forward to it, hoping to get some lovely photos!

05-07-2009, 02:56 PM
I loved it. If you book early you get the pool side tables, our food did get splashed a few times though lol. My DS1 hated it though. He has a big problem with Seaworld so I didn't think he would love it. He did admit that it was great getting up close.


07-07-2009, 01:45 PM
Yes it is worth it. As already said book as early as you can as tables are allocated in order of booking. We had a table right next to the water. Good choice of food, interesting talk by the trainers, great photo opportunities...ah and it was free unlimited beer when we were there :)

There were two seatings when we went. You have your photo taken on arrival and they are ready at the end if you want to buy them.

07-07-2009, 04:17 PM
Your photo is lovely - well worth it i think!
How far in advance can you book, do you know?

07-07-2009, 04:20 PM
I think we booked it about 6 months in advance but that can vary so it's bet to check the site everyday to see when the dates you want are available to book. We had great seats and we really enjoyed it :yes:

07-07-2009, 04:27 PM
How much is it and how long does it take? It might be nice for us to do but if it takes too muck out of our day at Sea World (we'll only have 1 day) then we'll have to miss it.

07-07-2009, 04:32 PM
1 - 1 1/2 hours I think if I remember rightly.

Not sure on price but $30 something rings a bell - not a lot of help am I :lol:

Actually $42 adults $22 kids - that has gone up since we went in 2007 :eek:

07-07-2009, 04:35 PM
That might be a nice way to break up the day actually and give the boy a sit down.

Hmmm, I sense a plan coming together here.

08-07-2009, 09:23 PM
My hubby and I booked this a few years ago and didn't really enjoy it for the price we paid. Yes if you get a seat right where the whales come up to you then great, but if you are on the sides or on a back table, its not so good. I personally wouldn't do it again, but you should try everything once in my opinion.

09-07-2009, 09:05 AM
I've been wanting to book this for months, everyday I check availability and there is no bookings beyond 6th September. Do they not do it all year or are they just slow on the updates?

09-07-2009, 08:19 PM
We went in 2006 and we loved it. We saw this in the early evening at 6ish if l remember correctly. To see the whales that close up was great. Our children were 13,10 and 6 and it appealed to them all.

10-07-2009, 10:42 AM
I'm confused now. How come on the Seaworld website there are bookings available for all the dinner shows throughout October but Dine with Shamu only shows untill September. Is there another way of booking tickets?

10-07-2009, 02:16 PM
Might be worth a call to Seaworld Simon :yes:

10-07-2009, 02:47 PM
The sooner you book the better the seat you are allocated :yes: so if you can I would book as soon as possible.

We were sat on a table in the front (there is only the two of us) and a family with children were on a table behind and boy did they kick up a fuss about us being in front when we didn't have children :nono: The staff member moved them in the end because they were being very rude :rolleyes008:

We didn't really enjoy it like that, thought it was a lot of money for what it was and the food wasn't that good either :shrug:

That might be a nice way to break up the day actually and give the boy a sit down.

Hmmm, I sense a plan coming together here.

Dawn, it is normally towards the end of the day that they have the show, so you still might need to have a break for Steven. Although, I bet he will surprise you, it will be you and Adrian that need the break :lol:

16-07-2009, 10:59 PM
I have just checked on the SeaWorld website and tickets are now available through Oct 2009.

So I have booked 4 tickets for 30th November. :thumbsup:

Hopefully we will get a good table as when I checked at lunchtime the tickets weren't released so I must be one of the first to book. :yes:

17-07-2009, 01:25 AM
ooo excellent you'll have to take loads of photos and tell us how it goes :yes:

I REALLY want to do it sometime

17-07-2009, 06:29 AM
Good luck for a great table :thumbsup: