Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Universal Studios/Sea World > Sea World / Discovery Cove
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-02-2012, 04:00 PM   #1
Disney_bound2010
Mouseketeer
 
Disney_bound2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: indianapolis,in
Posts: 82

SeaWorld-Various QUestions

I have various questions so I figured I would knock them out with one post~!

We are planning on going to Florida the 4-8
staying in Clearwater Fort De Soto Park Campgrounds 4-7 and then Camp Wilderness 7-8,

I have a family of 6 children ages 14-12-7-3

I would like to take a trip to Sea World but cannot find any discounted tickets under $355 for us all, If anyone has any suggestions please send my way

Also would the younger ones 7 and 3 enjoy it (I know they would enjoy the animals but the rides?)

How crowded does the park usually get during the first of June?

Would it be cheaper to get the dining plan for all of us or just to leave grab something to eat and come back?

Thanks in advance for answering such questions~!
__________________
Kelly
Mom of 3 boys and 1 girl
wife, student, and stay at home parent
Disney_bound2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 05:57 PM   #2
Thumper_Man
DDC 684
Do we go left or to the second start on the right, straight on til morning?
 
Thumper_Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 6,412

I'll try to answer your questions the best I can.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Disney_bound2010 View Post
I have various questions so I figured I would knock them out with one post~!

We are planning on going to Florida the 4-8
staying in Clearwater Fort De Soto Park Campgrounds 4-7 and then Camp Wilderness 7-8,

Since you mentioned June at the end, I'm guessing these dates are in June?

I have a family of 6 children ages 14-12-7-3

I would like to take a trip to Sea World but cannot find any discounted tickets under $355 for us all, If anyone has any suggestions please send my way.

I'm guessing 4 adults and 2 children. If so, I can't come up with anything cheaper either. Cheapest I can see is buying your tickets through Undercover Tourist. Their prices already include taxes and shipping. Sea World site doesn't give you the final price until you start checking out.

Also would the younger ones 7 and 3 enjoy it (I know they would enjoy the animals but the rides?)

They have a kiddie area where there are rides for the smaller kids. I don't have any kids, so I couldn't say whether or not they would enjoy it. But I've read many posts on here that state kids of similar age have had fun in the kiddie area.

How crowded does the park usually get during the first of June?

Never been in June. Have been in July. When we went in July, the crowds were some what bigger. First week of June I suspect would be some what busy as that when most schools let out.

Would it be cheaper to get the dining plan for all of us or just to leave grab something to eat and come back?

Our plan is to get the dining plan on our next trip. What we spent on food without the dining plan was about the same if we would've gotten it. Plus most people use it to get just snacks and water throughout the day. I wouldn't really leave to try and come back. The animal shows only show at various times of the day. If you don't plan your day properly, you may end up missing a show you wanted to see.

Thanks in advance for answering such questions~!
Hope this helped. You can send me a pm if you like and I can let you know about our experiences. Have fun.
__________________
Thumper_Man is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-05-2012, 05:47 AM   #3
monarchsfan16
Holy smokes, the DIS is a big place!
Was recognized as a New Englander in Yellowstone because I exclaimed wicked awesome as Old Faithful erupted
 
monarchsfan16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: NH
Posts: 5,673

Check with your AAA office, if you're a member. Discounts vary by region, but I found that ours had some good deals, including a ticket that was essentially the same price as Sea World's, but had all day dining included.
__________________
~Heather
monarchsfan16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 12:23 PM   #4
Disney_bound2010
Mouseketeer
 
Disney_bound2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: indianapolis,in
Posts: 82

Thanks for your help!~
__________________
Kelly
Mom of 3 boys and 1 girl
wife, student, and stay at home parent
Disney_bound2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 12:34 PM   #5
CarolineB
DIS Veteran
 
CarolineB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 712

My 8 year old likes the kiddie rides o.k. but he really likes the 3 story climbing structure. The kiddie rides are similar to six flags so if you're time is limited, I would probably skip these.

I like the dining plan when I get it for $20 a day (discounted annual pass price) -- you get breakfast too. I like the unlimited bottled water, snacks and desserts on the dining plan. The food is pretty good too.

I can't help you with how to go to Sea World cheaper except that if you go to Discovery Cove, then you can go to Sea World, Aquatica, or Busch Gardens for free or all 3 for $50 per person.
CarolineB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 07:32 PM   #6
RabFlmom
DIS Veteran
 
RabFlmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Space Coast
Posts: 1,770

June is hot....so you will need to drink water all day.....Dining plan for adults is $29.99 for kids it is cheaper. You can eat all 3 meals and get water, snacks or sodas all day long by using the 5 restaurants in the plan.......2 meals and drinks and I spend well over the $30 line(@6.95 line actually as a 2 year pass holder) I would not recommend leaving the park to get food, but it is doable with many places to eat near by. Food in the park is good though. So good we sometimes just meet friends there to eat and talk.

Was there the first week of June the last 2 years and the parks were busy, but rarely stand in line because they fill whole stadiums for the shows. Try to get to the shows 15 minutes before they start, but watch and listen to see if you need to get there earlier by the announcements of stadium closings and crowds you see. It was really hot last year and I used the fan mister even when watching the fireworks.
__________________
Rabflmom
RabFlmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.