Dine With Shamu F.A.Q. Thread

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  1. Tillikumtrainer

    Tillikumtrainer I support Seaworld & Tillikum.

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    I did this thread to help others who haven't yet had or are curious about the DWS experience. Please check here to see if we answered your question, If it's not, Add the question here so we can help you as quickly as possible:


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    A- Ive done this (Along with other members here)and it is WELL WORTH the experience, you even get a picture of your group/family-*the food is great -its a whole bunch of fun and you get a intimate view of the whale(s) their so close you can look em in the eye- as the trainers bring them right up to you.

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    A-The photo is of your group/Family, but Location change- sometimes its by the underwater area by the whales or by the slideout area or some other place. Last year I had a picture taken right by the slideout. The entire thing lasts about an hour or so.. sometimes longer, but it goes by so fast cause there's so much going on, they sit you down and you eat while the believe show is going on and then they do the presentation with the whale(s)

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    A- As viewed in the video above, they have a big screen for you to watch the Believe show while you dine, you have a view of the entire pool so you dont miss anything.

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    A- From what I know, You get better seating if you book in advance. It is First Book First serve. Book a month or two in advance: you get front poolside seats, book a week and you may get the middle seats or the side seats. But either way you still get an upclose view of the whales. The give you a number and a matire D' escorts you to the table number (i recently had 18 which is upfront poolside)

    Example: Poolside-
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    By the Slideout:
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    Any Dine With Shamu Program is the same price for Lunch or dinner is basically the same price (in orlando is $42 for adults and $22 for children) However for events like "New Years Eve" Dine with Shamu, or any special holiday dinner it can price up to $99.


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    A- It is a Self Serve Buffet, but the waiter comes around to give you drinks- Fresh Garden Salad & Dressings , Caesar Salad , Potato Salad , Pasta Primavera , Rice Pilaf , Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Fresh Garden Vegetable Medley , Beef Stew , Seafood Creole , Chicken Dijon , Sliced Turkey Freshly Baked Rolls & Butter , Pasta Shrimp Alfredo , Plain Noodles , Meatball Pasta Marinara , Macaroni & Cheese , Kernel Corn , All- Beef Hot Dogs , Oven Roasted Chicken, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables with Dip, Brownies Shamu Cookies, Assorted Pastries, Assorted Cakes (they had red Velvet cake, chocolate cakes, Black and white M&M's .. (and a Make your own SUNDAE bar)

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    Just a tip- get there at least 20 minutes early at the Dine With Shamu check in- next to the Underwater Viewing Area.

    Hopefully we answered your questions, if not please feel free to post it here so we can help you out. Dont forget to view the video so you can get a POV of what the DWS consists of.
     
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  3. phamton

    phamton The Other Orlando Themepark Moderator

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    Thanks for your very informative post. I'm going to make it a "sticky" thread so it doesn't get lost.
     
  4. Tillikumtrainer

    Tillikumtrainer I support Seaworld & Tillikum.

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    im glad I could help knowing that a bunch of people have some Dine with Shamu Questions.
     
  5. chabs

    chabs DIS Veteran

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    How was the food?
     
  6. Tillikumtrainer

    Tillikumtrainer I support Seaworld & Tillikum.

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    the food was to me incredibly good (OMG Garlic mashed potatos are awesome) everything is well seasoned and tates great, not a dry piece of meat in the house..lol the dessert lol you have to try it for yourself. I loved it. i have yet to have a bad dining experience @ SWF.
     
  7. Pooh&OurHunny

    Pooh&OurHunny DIS Veteran

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    we are going to go to Sea World in May. Do you know the time for lunch? Do you think the early we book the better the assign sit we can get?
    Thanks
     
  8. Dolphina

    Dolphina Mouseketeer

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    The earlier you book the better seats you get!!
     
  9. Pooh&OurHunny

    Pooh&OurHunny DIS Veteran

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    thank you ;)
     
  10. Pakey

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    Do you know how far in advance you can book?
     
  11. Dolphina

    Dolphina Mouseketeer

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    when I went last year I booked my table four months in advance.
     
  12. kohlby

    kohlby DIS Veteran

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    We were able to book only one month in advance - but it's not the busy season. We were there this past Sunday. Dine with Shamu was totally worth it!!
     
  13. belle231

    belle231 HAPPILY EVER AFTER

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    silly question but do u have to pay to get in the park to go to this meal?
     
  14. aidandmommy

    aidandmommy Earning My Ears

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    Yes you have to pay to enter the park in order to dine with Shamu. My son loved this 2 years ago the trainers are awesome and come table to table, we booked well in advance and had a pool side view.
     
  15. Sethsmama

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    I'm taking my family to Sea World one day out of our July Disney trip and I saw this "Dine with Shamu" and would LOVE it and so would the kids!
    I'm having a hard time finding it on the seaworld site for Orlando...are they still doing it? :confused3
     
  16. warbiespig

    warbiespig Earning My Ears

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    They have actually cancelled any bookings until the end of may at least ,and its still not available to book online yet due to the tragic circumstances earlier this year. x Amanda
     
  17. ladyhawk14624

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    I'm posting this here because ideally I'd love to be married while Dining with Shamu. Does anyone know if they do weddings at Sea World? I've emailed them but haven't heard anything back. There will be 10 of us total which hopefully will work to our advantage. Thanks!
     
  18. Donald is #1

    Donald is #1 DIS Veteran

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    Is Dine with Shamu offered anymore? I was on the Seaworld website looking for it yesterday and couldn't find it.
     
  19. tarrbear

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    Due to the recent incident, Dining With Shamu has been suspended for the current time being, its unknown when or if it will be offered again.
     
  20. miller mom

    miller mom Earning My Ears

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    Is dining with Shamu permanently closed?
     
  21. WeemanMom

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    I am planning an August trip and I would love to know this too. We did Dine with Shamu the first year they offered it (2002) and then again in 2005 and 2008. Would love to go again this summer. Any word? Thanks!
     

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