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Old 08-25-2009, 06:55 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by weavers17 View Post
I am considering doing this with my family but have a question about the previous post......What priority seating? If you book dine w/Shamu do you get special seating at the Shamu show?
They keep a section blocked off in the stadium. Shortly before the show everyone from the dinner is escorted to this section. The seats were pretty good andm above the splash zone.
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:13 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by wvugrrrl View Post
I haven't done it, but I've posted a link where you can read an in-depth review of the one in San Diego: DIS Unplugged Blog. Incidentally, the author of this review said that the food was very good at the San Diego location, but on a later podcast, the members of the DIS Unplugged team who had done the one in Orlando said the food wasn't anything special.
Here's the link to their podcast where they talk about the program in Orlando: Round Table Discussion.

Finally, here's the actual SeaWorld page that talks about the dining experience, along with the menu! Dine with Shamu
I was wondering whether it would be okay to mention Disboards on Passporter. Now that it has already be brought up, I would like to add that there is a separate section over there for Sea World fans. I have seen some lovely pictures there that included some pictures of the food. A little cruise around that section might give you a better idea of whether the food is to your liking, but the gorgeous pictures that I remember where of the San Diego Sea World. That particular fan thought that the San Diego Sea World allowed more interaction with the animals than the Orlando Sea World, but the food menu might be nearly the same.
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:45 AM   #18 (permalink)
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We did the Dine With Shamu show a few months ago and I thought that the food was brilliant. They even had a chef there freshly flambeing bananas and everything else seemed very fresh. The only gripe I had that those in the know got their desserts at the same time as their entrees so as I finished my entree first by the time we hit the desserts there was not much left, and the time before I had something that I had never tried before called a canole (sorry if misspelled) and when I went to find them there were none left which actually really disappointed me. If you do go, pile a plate with every available dessert your family wants when you initially go up, then you won't be in my position, lol
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Old 08-30-2009, 02:06 PM   #19 (permalink)
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We did Dine with Shamu last July, and it was one of the highlights of our holiday. I loved how close you were to the show, and the food and unlimited drinks were great too! The show was really fun and interesting - we got some great photos!
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:13 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Love it

We did this in 2007 with our daughter (then 4) and she still talks about it all the time. We are going back next month and that was the first thing we booked. I did find out you can get a AAA discount of 10% if you do it through their website - missed that the first time around.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:42 AM   #21 (permalink)
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We also loved it the food was okay but the whales and trainers where amazing.... Good luck desideing and enjoy Sea World.


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Old 11-18-2009, 03:29 PM   #22 (permalink)
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We've just booked for lunch on 11th of December!

This will be DD's first visit to Seaworld and I think she'll just LOVE this experience. DW and I last visited Seaworld in Oct 2001 (when crowds were still really low because of the 9/11 aftermath) so we're really looking forward too.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:54 PM   #23 (permalink)
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This is on our wish list for our next SeaWorld trip. We tried to do it when we were at SW San Diego in Feb but the people in line in front of us got the last tickets. It was Valentine's Day, so would have been really special.

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Old 11-20-2009, 03:00 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I just did this, and as others have said the food was nothing spectacular...but, being that close to the animals was really neat. I would probably not pay to do it again, but it was a neat "one time" kind of thing.

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Old 01-27-2010, 01:55 PM   #25 (permalink)
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We have never done it although we researched it for our upcomig trip. This is what we heard...

A) the food selection isn't very good (mealoaf, types of weird fish etc)
B) it is very very very pricey
C) very loud, lots of kids everywhere
D) not worth the money

sorry but I had to tell you the truth. Maybe that was just one review but that is what we heard.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:59 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Forgot to mention this...
We also heard that watching the animals being so close to you is amazing. That's probably super cool!! I think it would be neat, I was just worries about the food and the price. I would do it. If you do, make sure you tell us about it!! I would love to hear!!
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:07 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I just read a few more reveiws on this and other people thought this was great. The person I talked about above must have had a bad night( prbably went during the holidays). Overall, everyone else said this was fantastic!! I would go for it!!
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:32 AM   #28 (permalink)
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We loved it. It is an amazing experience plus dinner was good. It is low key and very relaxing after a long day at the park.

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Old 02-15-2010, 03:07 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I have heard about that place. The food is supposed to really good!

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Old 02-17-2010, 06:58 AM   #30 (permalink)
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We did this at Seaworld San Diego and it was wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!! The food was very good in SD, and the experience couldn't be beat. It wasn't exactly cheap, but it wasn't that much more than a character meal at Disney. Highlight of our trip, and we got some amazing photos, too!
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