Trust Sea World to take a great movie, and twist it so that it becomes nothing more than a marketing vehicle for them.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Their history has shown them to be masters of twisting anything they come in contact with that has even a hint of emotional content that they think they can repackage and resell...
I'm glad, however, that it's still possible to have a most enjoyable holiday season DESPITE Sea World and other commercial entities, and I would hope that all the board's readers have such.
Christmas is a special time and I think it's great to have the theming of some rides adapted to suit the Season.
If guests are visiting at this time of year one can safely assume that , in the majority of cases , it's because they actually like the special Season and all it has to offer.
So I disagree.It's not exploitation or cunning marketing or anything particularly sinister. It is, however,trying to get into the spirit of things and if it draws in the crowds and makes them money then so be it.
The alternative is for the Parks to lose money and close down.They are , ultimately , businesses not charities.
Anyway may I wish a Merry Christmas to you all at TPI.
That said, a north pole/Santa overlay for an Arctic-themed attraction strikes me as a no-brainer. I just wish SeaWorld had found a better example than Polar Express, but I know I'm in the minority with my opinion on the flick, so it's probably a good business move for them.
But anyway, I think it would be quite a good idea, so I'll be looking forward to seeing it ni the first week of december when I visit.
Do you think they can do anything with the awful Pirates 4D at Busch?
Even though I thoroughly enjoyed Sea World, I found Wild Arctic to be my least favorite attraction. It may have just been timing, but the polar bears never made an appearance, and I wasn't overly impressed with the rest. I have never liked motion simulators, and kind of resented having to go through the pre-show. Instead of re-theming the pre-show, how about just doing away with it (at least for the people who would rather just walk through the exhibit at their leisure)?