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Old 09-08-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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Importance of arriving at opening for SeaWorld?

We're going in April 2013. I have now feel for crowds at Seaworld but we are assuming it is important to arrive at park opening similar to WDW parks - is that correct?

Also, does Seaworld have any fast pass type system?

Thx much
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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Also, does Seaworld have any fast pass type system?
SeaWorld offers Quick Queue for purchase, or free to onsite hotel guests.

Here's the info copied and pasted from the SeaWorld website:

Valid for unlimited front of the line admission at each of the following rides. All ride height and safety restrictions apply. Must show issued ticket and REQUIRED WRISTBAND for admittance.

Manta - Minimum 54"
Kraken - Minimum 54"
Journey to Atlantis - Minimum 42" (42" - 48" with a supervising companion)
Wild Arctic - Minimum 42"
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:28 PM   #3
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No fastpass but they do have a limited quick-line thing you can buy. I'm not sure what hotels the PP is talking about. I didn't know Sea World had any hotels affiliated with it. Is that something new?? (US/IOA do have 3 hotels affiliated with them with that perk however).

It depends on when you're going and what you like to do. I know we won't do Manta or Kraken, so I'm not too concerned. Two trips ago, we did Sea World at the start of Feb and there was only a 5 minute wait at Manta at about 5pm! Granted, it was super cold that day, but still, I was suprised. It could work in the opposite direction too though.

Our last trip was in the off-off season and there was no reason we needed to be there at rope drop - other than the really great view we got of the dolphin feedings first thing. The trip before was at the start of June, so not the off-season, but the crowds still weren't too bad. I really just felt it when leaving a show since those would be packed.
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No fastpass but they do have a limited quick-line thing you can buy. I'm not sure what hotels the PP is talking about. I didn't know Sea World had any hotels affiliated with it. Is that something new?? (US/IOA do have 3 hotels affiliated with them with that perk however).
There are seven properties that are official SeaWorld hotels. Here's the map:

http://seaworldparks.com/buschgarden...rhotelsNEW.pdf

They include the Doubletree, Hilton Garden Inn, Rennaissance, Fairifield Inn & Suites, Springhill Suites, Residence Inn, and Hilton Grand Vacations.

From the SeaWorld website:

Official Hotel Partners

Take Advantage of these Exclusive Benefits from our On-Site Hotels

Our On-Site hotels, the Official Hotels of SeaWorld, are all within walking distance of our parks. These properties offer their guests exclusive benefits including:

Complimentary transportation to SeaWorld, Aquatica, Discovery Cove and Universal Orlando*

Complimentary Quick Queue Unlimited (front-of-the-line access) at SeaWorld*

Exclusive access to the “SeaWorld Rescue Tour” at SeaWorld on Early Entry dates and every Saturday all year long**

Free shuttle to Busch Gardens Tampa on the Busch Gardens Shuttle Express (Busch Gardens Ticket and shuttle reservation required)

And in addition, guests at any of our Official Hotels and other Hotels Partners also can take advantage of Early Entry to SeaWorld and Aquatica on select dates in peak season and discounts on dining and select merchandise purchases at SeaWorld and Aquatica.
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One thing is you can do most of the early animal feedings if those interest you. I have read the animals are not as hungry later in the day. The dolphin feeding in particular is one to get to early. The first one is at 9:30 and you have to do a bit of walking to get to it. People also start lining up for it 20 minutes ahead as they cut the line off at a certain number.
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