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 05-31-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
Finkerfell
Mouseketeer
 
Finkerfell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: St.Charles, IL
Posts: 267

Manatees

Hi ! I was looking at the Sea World map and cannot find a viewing area for them. Can anyone who has been there tell me if they have manatees here, and where thee would be?

thanks!
__________________
Aug 2008-Port Orleans French Quarter
May 2009- Polynesian
June 2010-Polynesian
October 2010-Port Orleans French Quarter
August 2011-Port Orleans French Quarter
Sept 2012- Port Orleans Riverside
Sept 2013- Port Orleans French Quarter
Sept. 2014-Port Orleans French Quarter
Finkerfell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 10:45 AM   #2
SamRocks
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 23

Hi

The manatees are located in the new Turtle Trek attraction.
SamRocks is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-31-2012, 10:52 AM   #3
livndisney
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 8,940

Quote:
Originally Posted by SamRocks View Post
Hi

The manatees are located in the new Turtle Trek attraction.
Yes and no. You can view the manatees underwater while waiting for Turtle Trek. But you can also view the manatees above ground without having to wait for Turtle trek.

You can also book a behind the scenes tour to see recently rescued manatees.
livndisney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 10:52 AM   #4
Finkerfell
Mouseketeer
 
Finkerfell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: St.Charles, IL
Posts: 267

Thanks! Are there lots of them? I mean, Disney has two and my daughter loves them, so I wonder if a special trip to Sea World is warranted for them??
__________________
Aug 2008-Port Orleans French Quarter
May 2009- Polynesian
June 2010-Polynesian
October 2010-Port Orleans French Quarter
August 2011-Port Orleans French Quarter
Sept 2012- Port Orleans Riverside
Sept 2013- Port Orleans French Quarter
Sept. 2014-Port Orleans French Quarter
Finkerfell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 11:14 AM   #5
livndisney
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 8,940

Quote:
Originally Posted by Finkerfell View Post
Thanks! Are there lots of them? I mean, Disney has two and my daughter loves them, so I wonder if a special trip to Sea World is warranted for them??
I am a big manatee fan, so I would say yes! Often in the morning you can watch the manatees get fed. They have a great manatee gift shop. As I mentioned in my other post, we just went on the rescue tour and got to see the recently rescued manatees-it was awesome to see them just floating around. The educator we had told us lots of interesting facts about the manatees and how they care for them.

Even if you don't book the tour, there will be an educator near the manatee viewing that can answer lots of questions.
livndisney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 11:25 AM   #6
Finkerfell
Mouseketeer
 
Finkerfell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: St.Charles, IL
Posts: 267

Thanks!
__________________
Aug 2008-Port Orleans French Quarter
May 2009- Polynesian
June 2010-Polynesian
October 2010-Port Orleans French Quarter
August 2011-Port Orleans French Quarter
Sept 2012- Port Orleans Riverside
Sept 2013- Port Orleans French Quarter
Sept. 2014-Port Orleans French Quarter
Finkerfell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 11:43 AM   #7
srferson
DIS Veteran
 
srferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 624

Yeah, on the map, that other "pond" near the turtles, right above where it says 'TurtleTrek' should be the manatees and the sea turtles if I recall correctly. I think there are 4 (maybe 3, but I think 4) out in the normal exhibit. It's fun to watch them eat the spinach that the staff gives them. They are like gigantic Hoovers. One minute it's there, the next it's gone. (And I say that affectionately, not making fun of them.) There are also a few back behind the scenes who are rescues who still need special care, I believe.

I think your daughter would enjoy herself if you decide to go. Have fun!
__________________


srferson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 06:37 PM   #8
keishashadow
Proud Redhead
When you gotta go, you gotta go ... it's a girl thing
Hmmm, I lust
I TOLD YOU SO!
 
keishashadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 19,368

Just back and toured the new turtle trek attraction. It took longer than I had expected to segue thru it due to long line mid afternoon on a Tuesday. My favorite part was the manatee's new home...lots of room for them (all females btw) to live.

OP not sure how old your DD is but if she's a big manatee fan you might want to consider a side trip to crystal river area where you can make reservations with tour companies and actually snorkle with them!yes, I am a manatee fan!
__________________
Will trade 'nanners taken in trade by the Tag Fairy for your tag for tags!

keishashadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 08:51 AM   #9
sdwrdt
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Rochester, MN USA
Posts: 220

when was the new area put in?

We went Thanksgiving Friday and Saturday 2010 and I almost cried at how run-down the manatee area was. So glad to hear there's a new area.

When we went in 1996, the manatees was such a popular area, they had to regulate how many people could enter at a time. I cried then because of the stories of all their injuries. Then about 15 years later, almost no one was seeing them. I cried then because it seemed no one cared any more.
__________________
Sherry - mom of 2 girls (b 1993 & 1995)
owner & crafter of Sassy's Blankets 'n More
sdwrdt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 09:08 AM   #10
livndisney
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 8,940

Quote:
Originally Posted by sdwrdt View Post
We went Thanksgiving Friday and Saturday 2010 and I almost cried at how run-down the manatee area was. So glad to hear there's a new area.

When we went in 1996, the manatees was such a popular area, they had to regulate how many people could enter at a time. I cried then because of the stories of all their injuries. Then about 15 years later, almost no one was seeing them. I cried then because it seemed no one cared any more.
Not sure what you mean about the area. I will say that Turtle Trek just opened April 27. Personally I preferred the manatee area before, it was rather nice to be able to enjoy the manatees for as long as I liked (in a/c). Now you are forced to to wait with lots of other people.
livndisney 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 01:37 PM.

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

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