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Old 12-22-2012, 08:20 AM   #1
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SeaWorld Christmas crowds

What are crowds like at SeaWorld between the 25th of Dec. thru the 1st of Jan.? We've been early Dec., July 4th week and November. Any comparisons to those days?
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:10 PM   #2
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What are crowds like at SeaWorld between the 25th of Dec. thru the 1st of Jan.? We've been early Dec., July 4th week and November. Any comparisons to those days?
It's comparable to July 4th week. But not as crowded as a Disney or Universal/IOA day.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:51 PM   #3
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Thanks! We wound up not going. Boo!
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:02 AM   #4
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Thanks! We wound up not going. Boo!
Aww what a shame! If you have any extra time this week to fit Seaworld in, I would try. The Christmas celebration runs until New Years eve and is a must see. It's included with park admission.
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What are crowds like at SeaWorld between the 25th of Dec. thru the 1st of Jan.? We've been early Dec., July 4th week and November. Any comparisons to those days?
I know you decided to take a pass on SW, but maybe some feedback might help someone else.

Christmas Day was wonderful. Crowds were not bad at all, the park was gorgeous, and we were able to do most everything we wanted to do. Arrived prior to park opening, got an excellent parking spot, and we were off to the races. It was an amazing, enjoyable, fabulous day.

Yesterday (Dec. 27) crowds were huge. Felt shoulder-to-shoulder in places. The main lots were full and we had to park wayyyyyyy across the street on the grass past the waterpark area at the Rennaissance. They were shuttling people by tram supposedly from the secondary lot to the gate but we never did see a tram running, and ended up just walking instead. It was a long, long walk. We did not arrive until mid afternoon (we had other things on the go in the morning) and chose to do very little other than soak up the atmosphere, play some games, sample some of the goodies in the Christmas market, and take in Dine With Shamu.
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I was also there on Christmas day. Got there at opening did Manta, then to pets ahoy, dolphins, Clyde and seamore, and shamu. Then rode kraken and stopped for lunch. Did sesame Xmas, Clyde and seamore, o wonderus, sea of trees, shamu, winter wonderland and fire works. The Parks were crowded but didn't seem overwhelming. We had a very enjoyable Christmas day
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Yesterday (Dec. 27) crowds were huge. Felt shoulder-to-shoulder in places. The main lots were full and we had to park wayyyyyyy across the street on the grass past the waterpark area at the Rennaissance. They were shuttling people by tram supposedly from the secondary lot to the gate but we never did see a tram running, and ended up just walking instead. It was a long, long walk. We did not arrive until mid afternoon (we had other things on the go in the morning) and chose to do very little other than soak up the atmosphere, play some games, sample some of the goodies in the Christmas market, and take in Dine With Shamu.
Yikes! Thanks for the information. We have SeaWorld annual passes (Even though we live 8 hours away) and take spur-of-the-moment trips a lot, so it's nice to know what crowds are like at different times of the year.
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Thanks for all the answers!
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Yikes! Thanks for the information. We have SeaWorld annual passes (Even though we live 8 hours away) and take spur-of-the-moment trips a lot, so it's nice to know what crowds are like at different times of the year.
My friend and her family were at Seaworld on Christmas Eve and felt like they had the park to themselves! Her kids are only 3 and 5 so they didn't do the big rides.
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