Monday, April 30, 2012

SeaWorld Orlando

I have lived in South Florida for over 15 years and considering Orlando is like our backyard, it's strange that I had never visited SeaWorld before.. so this weekend we decided to take a trip to Orlando and we visited SeaWorld...
Let's start by saying that while we did have fun times and the park has some amazing sea creatures, I was a bit disappointed with the experience as a whole...of course SeaWorld is NOTHING like Disney and to be honest it doesn't even compare...
These are some of the things that I thought were wrong with the experience:
- The parking lot was a MESS...there was nobody directing the traffic and people were parking everywhere, even on the grass.
- The lines at the door were very disorganized... the staff were rude and their ticket system was horrendous.
- Food places were terribly disorganized.. it took us 45 minutes to get our food from a buffet bar.. it was also terribly expensive
- The rides were lame and had no capacity.. for most roller coasters there was only one wagon, which had to go around before anyone else could ride it...
- Most rides have crazy height requirements so the park was not very kid friendly
- The staff were rude and not cheery at all.. I could tell these people are NOT in the entertainment business like Disney is...

Of course there were also a few good things like the amazing show featuring Shamu and the other whales as well as exotic sea species.... The few rides the kids could get on where entertaining and the park had a great atmosphere overall...
But I'm not sure we'll be going back to SeaWorld any time soon... we'll be sticking to Disney for now!

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