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    Recently a friend of a friend mentioned that on her trip to FL a couple of months ago (early April) she was very very disappointed with SeaWorld. She felt the change in ownership had really allowed the quality to decline. Has anyone else been since April or even this year who can tell me if her expectations are too high or if it's worth skipping while we are there in December? I will likely revisit this topic again closer to time, but SeaWorld was something I felt both my older daughter (12) and my husband would really enjoy. Thoughts??
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    We haven't noticed any decline and love SW.
    If you are going in December, there is a fantastic ice skating show / Shamu Christmas Miracles / Fireworks / Clyde & Seamore Xmas show etc

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    I don't LOVE the park but it's quite fun. I've always found it a bit of a jarring contrast with the staff v Disney and so on. Not saying all seaworld staff are awful but I come across indifference and unhelpfulness far more at seaworld than Disney.

    That having been said, I didnt find the change of ownership changing anything for good or bad. YET.
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    just love love love sea world its our tradition to be the first park we go to, it was the first ever park we went to on out first visit in 2000
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukwdwnut, post: 254222
    just love love love sea world its our tradition to be the first park we go to, it was the first ever park we went to on out first visit in 2000
    What are your favourite bits? I sometimes feel like we rush seaworld and miss things
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 254243
    What are your favourite bits? I sometimes feel like we rush seaworld and miss things
    half price for disableds lol

    defo shamu, clyde and seymore, the dolpins, thats awesomethe kraken the whole park really. we never rush just amble round and take out time as with every park
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukwdwnut, post: 254255
    half price for disableds lol

    defo shamu, clyde and seymore, the dolpins, thats awesomethe kraken the whole park really. we never rush just amble round and take out time as with every park
    Getting the feeling that I'm missing out loads you know. Never seen clyde/seymore... we've seen shamu but not a lot more :/ doh

    Perhaps we'll go back in December
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    Love SEA WORLD went last year for the first time in many years and i am going back again this year .Got soaked at atlantis was so wet had to buy a t shirt.there are many things to see and do its not just SHAMU





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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 254258
    Getting the feeling that I'm missing out loads you know. Never seen clyde/seymore... we've seen shamu but not a lot more :/ doh

    Perhaps we'll go back in December
    there is loads to do there, being this close to dolphins gives you that awe feeling they are such gentle so very intelligent creatures and so huge at least 10-12ft long. shark encounter too(i think) i cant even think of what else is there as its nearly 3yrs since we were in orlando
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    I love SW, its probably my favourite park!



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