Just as the subject suggests, is Sea World a park that it is imperative to be there 30 minutes prior to opening?
Keep in mind, the girls will NOT ride Kraken or Manta .
Was hoping that we could stroll in around 10:00/10:30 on Saturday and not feel completely behind schedule.
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07-26-2011, 03:56 PM #1
Sea World = Rope drop park?
07-26-2011, 04:28 PM #2
We've never been to SeaWorld for rope drop (but saying that Brigitte, we've never been to any park for rope drop!) I've always found SeaWorld to be more relaxing and a park for taking it easier than WDW although we haven't been for about three years. We've always got there around 11am and have been ready to leave about 6pm and that's with doing Kraken and Atlantis. Bryan and Robert always want to spend more time than me looking at the animal exhibits but we've still managed to do what we want including the Shamu show. We did stay late once to see the firework display which was really good.
We've never made plans when we've gone to SeaWorld and tend to just go with the flow which has frequently caused us to get lost a few times!!
07-26-2011, 05:50 PM #3
We've been just after opening and also an hour or so later and always got all the things done we wanted to do with time to spare. If you're avoiding the coasters then yeah, going a bit later in the morning wont matter too much.
07-26-2011, 06:04 PM #4
We've been a dozen times now and I don't think there is much benefit to being there too early. The main shows are all scheduled to start a little later.
I would try and find out the time of the first show and aim to get there 15 minutes before that.
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07-27-2011, 03:45 PM #5
I guess it depends on what time of year you are going but generally we've always arrived at SW sometime around opening time and never had a problem fitting everything in and usually leave the park my mid afternoon. You often get second day free passes there so we have been known to pop back in on our way back from shopping to do some of the rides a second time.
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