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Old 01-13-2013, 04:46 AM   #16
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We could never visit Florida without a day or two at Seaworld, we love the laid back feeling in the park and always make it the first place we go to.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:54 AM   #17
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Been a while since we went, admittedly, but it was our favourite attraction last time. Loved it so much, we are staying 6 nights at the Renaissance SeaWorld hotel this year, and planning to go to SeaWorld at least a couple of days, plus Discovery Cove and Aquatica, before moving on to Universal and WDW.

I am a space nut (wanted to apply to become an astronaut when Helen Sharman got the nod, but couldn't apply because I hadn't finished my degree) so KSC has always appealed to me. But no way would I pick a day at KSC instead of SeaWorld. Even this trip we probably won't fit in a trip to KSC (and we are going 3 weeks!).
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We aren't big fans of Seaworld, we skipped it last year.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:39 AM   #19
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I think its down to personal choice, some people just do not feel comfortable at SW, but i like the laid back feel of it and we always have a lovely relaxed day and the little ones LOVE it.
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We also skipped Seaworld last year - we do love the rides, especially Manta but something had to give during trip planning so we decided we wouldn't go to Seaworld. We didn't regret not going tbh, there's always too much to pack in to a holiday anyway

You could always pencil in a day as a Seaworld day and see how you feel when you are over there; if you want to go then pay on the gate or if you prefer to shop etc three's no worrying about wasting a pre-paid ticket by not going

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I think its deffo down to personal choice. I have been to Orlando 4 times now as an adult and as a child. Hubbie and I decided on our last trip that we would never go back again. That poor polar bear pacing up and down is the only image I get when I think of Sea World. Our Children have never been but I am sure they will not mind missing out on SeaWorld
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:10 AM   #22
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I love it and couldn't imagine not going. I don't have kids but I know when I do I'll want to take them there. It's educational, but not in a boring way. You wouldn't even know you were learning, most of the time
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Originally Posted by buzz242
We could never visit Florida without a day or two at Seaworld, we love the laid back feeling in the park and always make it the first place we go to.
otally agree we could never visit without going and it has always been the first place we go, day one is always sea world and on our next visit we intend on going at least twice! :-)
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:25 AM   #24
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SeaWorld is always such an objective thing... so obviously there are only opinions here. (Is there ever anything else?! )

Mine is that I adore SeaWorld. I think it is a wonderful day (or two) out.

I think it is educational and enjoyable.

I do, as with most animal exhibits, have my reservations because these animals (the healthy ones) should probably be in the wild). But I'm afraid that doesn't stop me going. A lot of their work is conservation and rehabilitation alongside education.

Also: I think they have some excellent rides!! Shame you won't be going on them.

This being said, there is a hell of a lot to do over there and I've never been to KSC so...

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I like Sea World but won't be going this trip. It doesn't change often enough to keep us going. The shows have been pretty much the same for the last 5-10 years. They're spectacular, but once you've seen them 2-3 times...The also rival Disney in terms of cheesiness
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We love Sea World, my son is obsessed with Dolphins and he is in his element here, some of my fondest memories of him as a toddler are of him here, with his beloved "dolphies" we also have annual passes, but we include Aquatica too, personally I think getting the free parking makes the AP worth it on its own!

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We have been in the past, but when i saw the Polar bear, miles from its natural habitat locked up in an underground tank in an artificial ice environment, that did it for me. Just made me feel like the whole place was unethical!
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It's all down to personal choice but we as a family wouldn't miss it for the World, my daughter would love to work there, we love all the show as and don't really do the rides.

We find it a very relaxing day and are looking forward to going back next year
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I know it's not particularly expensive but we can't decide if it's worth going or not

I wouldn't really want to go on any of the rollercoasters and although I love the whales, dolphins, penguins and polar bears I HATE normal fish, as in they terrify me Plus if we do Seaworld it means we have no days that we don't have a park or shopping planned

We considered Kennedy Space Center instead but I think that's a bit too far away considering we won't be driving.

So is it worth going just for the shows and exhibits?
Personally, I love Seaworld, so does our daughter. DW not so much but she likes the rides. I think it's definitely an experience and if you enjoy the animals, you'll enjoy the park. That said, I did feel the last time we were there in Feb last year, it was looking a little tired in places.

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We go every trip. Been AP holders for a few years now.
Don't know what tickets cost now, I pay £75 per year for unlimited access to SW & Busch Gardens with free parking. Great value.

We also like KSC, you will just have to do some next trip.
Sorry to hijack the thread, but do you get a discount for Discovery Cove with the AP, Wayne?
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Sorry to hijack the thread, but do you get a discount for Discovery Cove with the AP, Wayne?
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