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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:28 am

Sea World Orlando just does not get crowds. Its pretty uncrowded Saturday and Sunday, and its pretty much a ghost town in a Monday-Thursday situation. I live pretty close, so for giggles I went on a Friday night between Christmas and NYE when all of the other major parks in Florida were so jammed you couldn't move, and SWO was still not that crowded. The first time I went was in April of 2018. I didn't know much about the park, but bought a QQ. I think I was the only person all day who bought one. The whole day nothing had a line. I pretty much just kept using the QQ line because it was a shorter walk. The greeters sometimes wouldn't even open the QQ line up, but I insisted because I had paid for it, and it was a shorter walk.

So I would never even dream of buying a QQ for SWO unless its a Saturday or holiday. Its a park that's not well attended, and its full of very high capacity rides.

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:51 am

On busier days, it's not the ride lines where you feel the crowds at SeaWorld. You feel the crowds during the shows.
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:01 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:On busier days, it's not the ride lines where you feel the crowds at SeaWorld. You feel the crowds during the shows.


That's not really as huge of a concern. A enjoy park shows, but I usually go to parks for coasters. Shows are usually just a way for me to feel like I'm getting all of my money's worth, and stay productive if lines are getting line. If a park gives me crowded shows for walk-on rides I'll take it.

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Postby AUWent » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:42 pm

RAWKIN_coaster38 wrote:Looks like it wasn't mentioned yet, but another orca has died at the Orlando park. Kayla, age 30, died unexpectedly on Monday. 30 is still young-ish for an orca and it sounds like the illness came on very suddenly and unexpectedly, so I'm sure the trainers are floored and devastated. I hope that the anti-Seaworld people don't make a spectacle of this in the midst of the trainers' grieving. :(


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Postby bgtlover » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:00 pm

Too Fast For Comfort wrote:Sea World Orlando just does not get crowds. Its pretty uncrowded Saturday and Sunday, and its pretty much a ghost town in a Monday-Thursday situation. I live pretty close, so for giggles I went on a Friday night between Christmas and NYE when all of the other major parks in Florida were so jammed you couldn't move, and SWO was still not that crowded. The first time I went was in April of 2018. I didn't know much about the park, but bought a QQ. I think I was the only person all day who bought one. The whole day nothing had a line. I pretty much just kept using the QQ line because it was a shorter walk. The greeters sometimes wouldn't even open the QQ line up, but I insisted because I had paid for it, and it was a shorter walk.

So I would never even dream of buying a QQ for SWO unless its a Saturday or holiday. Its a park that's not well attended, and its full of very high capacity rides.


I can tell you the park has been busy the last several weekends with First Look, as well as the week before and after Christmas. They have consistently used the overflow lot as well. Weekdays since January 7th however I can agree have been back to their normal slow days with school in session. The Friday night you mentioned may have been a fluke, but it was still busy for SW. Even with the overflow lot being used, it just doesn't feel as busy there when the entire park is open (Bayside area included) and all the shows in comparison to Disney or Universal.

Considering the park is still in the top 20 of most attended parks in the US and ranked #11 with in 2017 for North American parks (2018 hasn't been published that I can find just yet), it's still very well attended in comparison to every Cedar Fair (except Knott's with a difference of less than 100K people) or Six Flags park. I've been a passholder since 2007.
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby DBru » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:41 pm

Visiting SeaWorld Orlando for the first time on Sunday! Hoping everybody will be watching that big Sports Ball game so crowds will be especially light.

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby bgtlover » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:21 pm

DBru wrote:Visiting SeaWorld Orlando for the first time on Sunday! Hoping everybody will be watching that big Sports Ball game so crowds will be especially light.


It's Elmo's Birthday Weekend, so be prepare to be swamped by children. At least most of them will be doing the Elmo stuff and likely not in line for the coasters.

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Dombot » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:43 am

DBru wrote:Visiting SeaWorld Orlando for the first time on Sunday! Hoping everybody will be watching that big Sports Ball game so crowds will be especially light.

Hey, I might be going tomorrow too! TPR Mako takeover? :p
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:01 pm

Too Fast For Comfort wrote:Sea World Orlando just does not get crowds. Its pretty uncrowded Saturday and Sunday, and its pretty much a ghost town in a Monday-Thursday situation.


It has been my experience over the last six months or so that the park has been busier than it was in the post-Blackfish slump. The special events have really driven the locals back to the park and more often than not, my visits have had me parking no closer than in line with the Ports of Call entrance, if not farther back. Most of the rides that the park has (save for Antarctica and Wild Arctic) are fairly high capacity, so the wait times may appear lower (20 minutes or so) for most of the major rides despite how many people are actually in the park. Infinity Falls has been pulling between 45 and 75 minutes waits most days I've visited since it opened.
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:18 pm

So I know we've talked about it on here a million times but make this easier for me dudes. We've been day drinking but we've in vacation planning mode (good times). The missus and I was seriously plotting a Discovery Cove for late March. Sell me on it. We are Williamsburg passholders so we want to figure out discounts, etc and as ya'll know we did SWO and BGT last year. The website only lists prices that include a 2_ park visit but since we're passholders we don't need that. . She wants to swim with the dolphins. And maybe get a canaba? What's the deal? I know food, etc is included all day but like.. what is there to do? If we don't get a cabana (which is extra, right?) do we have a spot to chill? What else is there to do? I know we can feed little shit birds... Tell me what we should do. Also, its for her birthday.

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