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Discussion in 'SeaWorld/Discovery Cove/Aquatica' started by shimmerplanet, Jun 3, 2011.

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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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    What are your favourite bits? I sometimes feel like we rush seaworld and miss things
     
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    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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    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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    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! :yes:
     
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    If you do return Keith, make sure to get at the Clyde & Seymore show a bit early. The warm up mime artist is a real hoot....caution, he tends to pick on late arrivals! :hide:

    I always find the best approach to Seaworld is to study the park info they give you with the show times etc.
    If you plan the day right you will be able to see a show, and then move on to the next and so on until you`ve seen them all. The rest of the day could then be spent viewing the other [non-show] attractions or doing a bit of shopping etc..
     
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    oooo ok brilliant thanks!!! will make sure not to turn up late :lol:
     
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    the mime guy is really funny i would defo recommend seeing him :yes:
     
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    Love Sea World.

    To be different - the kid's play area there is amazing compared to what Disney offer the young ones.:sorry:
     
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    ok, you weren't asking me but I'm going to give you my answer :D
    Definately Blue Horizons followed by the beluga whale attraction. If you stay there long enough, they do pick you out and 'chat' to you.....
     

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    I always start of with a coffee and muffin at starbucks:tiggertail::tiggertail:
     

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