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Tillikumtrainer 11-24-2009 12:05 PM

Dine With Shamu F.A.Q. Thread
 
I did this thread to help others who haven't yet had or are curious about the DWS experience. Please check here to see if we answered your question, If it's not, Add the question here so we can help you as quickly as possible:


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Originally Posted by brytorlyn (Post 34424853)
Has anyone done this? Is it worth it? I read that it is a bit of a "behind the scenes" look. Does this mean that I may see nothing going on or is there a "show"?

A- Ive done this (Along with other members here)and it is WELL WORTH the experience, you even get a picture of your group/family-*the food is great -its a whole bunch of fun and you get a intimate view of the whale(s) their so close you can look em in the eye- as the trainers bring them right up to you.
http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/s...202009/upl.jpg

I have video of the DWS experience Linked if you would like to see it- Tilly was right next to us.

part 1 DWS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN--WUipzaM

and 2 DWS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwnUcG9NaOo

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Originally Posted by TiffinyKC (Post 34443524)
Could I please also ask if the group photo includes the killer whale or if it is just the people in your group? Also, how long would you say that the entire lunch/presenation lasts?
Thanks,

A-The photo is of your group/Family, but Location change- sometimes its by the underwater area by the whales or by the slideout area or some other place. Last year I had a picture taken right by the slideout. The entire thing lasts about an hour or so.. sometimes longer, but it goes by so fast cause there's so much going on, they sit you down and you eat while the believe show is going on and then they do the presentation with the whale(s)

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Originally Posted by dawnandnala (Post 34355446)
We have reservations for Dine with Shamu for 5:30pm - Would you also see the earlier show to see it from the audience view? Or do you see enough from the Dining experience?
Thanks!

A- As viewed in the video above, they have a big screen for you to watch the Believe show while you dine, you have a view of the entire pool so you dont miss anything.

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Originally Posted by Piglet'sPal (Post 34077508)
When I made our reservations for this for December, the lady told me that there was no reserved seating....it was just first come, first serve. Is this correct? I thought that I had read on here that you should book early to get good seats?? :confused3

A- From what I know, You get better seating if you book in advance. It is First Book First serve. Book a month or two in advance: you get front poolside seats, book a week and you may get the middle seats or the side seats. But either way you still get an upclose view of the whales. The give you a number and a matire D' escorts you to the table number (i recently had 18 which is upfront poolside)

Example: Poolside-
http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/s...202009/ola.jpg

In the middle:
http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/s...009/inside.jpg

By the Slideout:
http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/s...2009/slide.jpg

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Is there a difference in menu or price between lunch and dinner seatings?
Any Dine With Shamu Program is the same price for Lunch or dinner is basically the same price (in orlando is $42 for adults and $22 for children) However for events like "New Years Eve" Dine with Shamu, or any special holiday dinner it can price up to $99.


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What does the Dine with Shamu Menu include?
A- It is a Self Serve Buffet, but the waiter comes around to give you drinks- Fresh Garden Salad & Dressings , Caesar Salad , Potato Salad , Pasta Primavera , Rice Pilaf , Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Fresh Garden Vegetable Medley , Beef Stew , Seafood Creole , Chicken Dijon , Sliced Turkey Freshly Baked Rolls & Butter , Pasta Shrimp Alfredo , Plain Noodles , Meatball Pasta Marinara , Macaroni & Cheese , Kernel Corn , All- Beef Hot Dogs , Oven Roasted Chicken, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables with Dip, Brownies Shamu Cookies, Assorted Pastries, Assorted Cakes (they had red Velvet cake, chocolate cakes, Black and white M&M's .. (and a Make your own SUNDAE bar)

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Just a tip- get there at least 20 minutes early at the Dine With Shamu check in- next to the Underwater Viewing Area.

Hopefully we answered your questions, if not please feel free to post it here so we can help you out. Dont forget to view the video so you can get a POV of what the DWS consists of.

phamton 11-24-2009 06:13 PM

Thanks for your very informative post. I'm going to make it a "sticky" thread so it doesn't get lost.

Tillikumtrainer 11-24-2009 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by phamton (Post 34460035)
Thanks for your very informative post. I'm going to make it a "sticky" thread so it doesn't get lost.

im glad I could help knowing that a bunch of people have some Dine with Shamu Questions.

chabs 01-11-2010 11:33 PM

How was the food?

Tillikumtrainer 01-12-2010 02:55 AM

the food was to me incredibly good (OMG Garlic mashed potatos are awesome) everything is well seasoned and tates great, not a dry piece of meat in the house..lol the dessert lol you have to try it for yourself. I loved it. i have yet to have a bad dining experience @ SWF.

Pooh&OurHunny 01-20-2010 06:48 PM

we are going to go to Sea World in May. Do you know the time for lunch? Do you think the early we book the better the assign sit we can get?
Thanks

Dolphina 01-21-2010 03:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Pooh&OurHunny (Post 35092629)
we are going to go to Sea World in May. Do you know the time for lunch? Do you think the early we book the better the assign sit we can get?
Thanks

The earlier you book the better seats you get!!

Pooh&OurHunny 01-21-2010 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Dolphina (Post 35096532)
The earlier you book the better seats you get!!

thank you ;)

Pakey 01-26-2010 03:32 PM

Do you know how far in advance you can book?

Dolphina 01-27-2010 04:21 AM

when I went last year I booked my table four months in advance.

kohlby 02-05-2010 11:37 AM

We were able to book only one month in advance - but it's not the busy season. We were there this past Sunday. Dine with Shamu was totally worth it!!

belle231 04-08-2010 10:57 AM

silly question but do u have to pay to get in the park to go to this meal?

aidandmommy 04-17-2010 08:52 PM

Dine with Shamu
 
Yes you have to pay to enter the park in order to dine with Shamu. My son loved this 2 years ago the trainers are awesome and come table to table, we booked well in advance and had a pool side view.

Sethsmama 05-04-2010 12:23 PM

This looks awesome!
 
I'm taking my family to Sea World one day out of our July Disney trip and I saw this "Dine with Shamu" and would LOVE it and so would the kids!
I'm having a hard time finding it on the seaworld site for Orlando...are they still doing it? :confused3

warbiespig 05-09-2010 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Sethsmama (Post 36523743)
I'm taking my family to Sea World one day out of our July Disney trip and I saw this "Dine with Shamu" and would LOVE it and so would the kids!
I'm having a hard time finding it on the seaworld site for Orlando...are they still doing it? :confused3

They have actually cancelled any bookings until the end of may at least ,and its still not available to book online yet due to the tragic circumstances earlier this year. x Amanda


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