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Old 09-19-2012, 12:42 PM   #31
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So can I call in even if my reservation is next Wednesday? I love to get some cash back but worry I'd lose priority seating as I booked extremely early. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:19 PM   #32
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So can I call in even if my reservation is next Wednesday? I love to get some cash back but worry I'd lose priority seating as I booked extremely early. Any thoughts?
Quite honestly, I have no idea. But it sure would be worth a phone call to find out. If you would lose your priority seating, then you could always leave your reservations "as is". If they can refund you the difference AND keep your original booking in tact, then you bonus . If it were me, I would call to inquire.

I am not sure how they handled my reimbursement...... I know I wasn't refunded for the entire amount and billed for the new amount (leaving me with a remaining credit)....I was just refunded the credit. Not sure if I was bumped back in priority order as a result or not. There was less than a week between my original booking and the release of the price change, though, and my reservation isn't until late December, so I wasn't worried either way. I am sure my priority stayed reasonably unchanged regardless of how they put the price adjustment through.

In your situation, with your reservation being so much sooner, I can see why you would want to know before making any modifications. Please drop back to the thread and let us know what they say.
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:34 PM   #33
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Ok, so I got the refund and by the looks of it, I get to keep my reservation I originally had. My reservation number and confirmation number stayed the same, only thing that changed was price.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:13 PM   #34
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Thank you for this post! We weren't going to do the Dine with Shamu when we visit Seaworld in October, but have now changed our minds!
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:49 AM   #35
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Thank you for this post! We weren't going to do the Dine with Shamu when we visit Seaworld in October, but have now changed our minds!
You are welcome! . We don't visit until Christmas week, so come back to the boards after your October visit and let us know how it was. Pictures are always great too! (hint, hint )
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:50 PM   #36
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We go tomorrow and I just saw this!! I HOPE I can get a refund as I paid originally with my AE! I'd even just take tickets for dinner with Shamu in exchange of the difference! I'll let y'all know what happens.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:07 AM   #37
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thanks for this, had wanted to do it but with 8 of us it seemed very high at 49 have now got it booked for 2 weeks time
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:22 PM   #38
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thanks for this, had wanted to do it but with 8 of us it seemed very high at 49 have now got it booked for 2 weeks time
Awesome! Come back after your trip and let us know how you enjoyed it!
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:11 PM   #39
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Just got back from our trip. IMHO, I wasn't that impressed with dine with shamu. Part of the problem was that it is outside and it was very windy and cold. Our food was cold before we had a chance to eat it. Plus it really didn't dawn on me until my kids said " shamu wasn't even there, it was 4 other whales " that they were right, it wasn't dine with "shamu". I had a hard time enjoying because of the weather, but the food was just o.k., Not great. The interaction with the whales is pretty good. Just not sure for the price they charge it is worth it. They do give you a free pic outside, no where near the whales, just with landscape background.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:18 PM   #40
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I'm sorry you had a bad time! We went last week and loved it! But, our weather was very nice. We weren't even wearing jackets. None of the whales are "Shamu" though. The original whale named Shamu died in 1971.

We felt it was well worth the $22 pp we paid.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:25 PM   #41
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I guess I wasn't thinking that you would be eating outside. Just something to think about if you are buying tickets for the colder months
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:07 PM   #42
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This is a great deal for $29, especially if you have a couple beers which I believe are $8+ in the park for the 16oz aluminum bottles. We did this a few years back in Orlando and thought it was a good value at the old price. Interestingly it's $39 at Sea World San Diego and beer/wine is said to be at an additional charge, at least according to the Sea World San Diego website.
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We really enjoyed the meal and all it entailed. We thought the food was great and the whale "entertainment" (or perhaps "performance" is a better word?) was excellent. We had seats right along the glass, giving us a perfect view. Our evening was brisk, but not "cold", and we all brought sweaters so everyone was comfortable.

We were there on the 27th of December, and the park was packed with people, so it was wonderful to have a sit down, uncrowded meal in the midst of the holiday chaos.

I would not pay the $59 regular price per adult, but we would definitely do the meal again at $29 pp.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:05 PM   #44
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We are going in April, but the schedule for dine with shamu only goes until the first week in March. Does anyone know if it is going to be discontinued?
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We are going in April, but the schedule for dine with shamu only goes until the first week in March. Does anyone know if it is going to be discontinued?
Its not being discontinued . They only release a block of reservations at a time, so just keep an eye on the website to see when the next block (for your travel date) is opened up. We were able to book for Christmas after Labour Day.
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Aug. 2013....Sheraton Vistana Resort: Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Cocoa Beach & more! **August 2013 Trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3167818

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