New ride reservation system at SeaWorld OrlandoSea World Orlando: The park is testing a pass for express entrance to its rides and shows, for 30 bucks a day.
From Robert NilesJust got word from SeaWorld Orlando that the park is testing a new ride reservation system.
Posted August 22, 2008 at 5:05 PM
Quick Queue includes express-entrance access to our thrill rides -- Journey to Atlantis, Kraken, and Wild Arctic – and early entry to each of our most popular shows – Believe (killer whale show), Clyde & Seamore Take Pirate Island (sea lion show), Blue Horizons (whale and dolphin show), Pets Ahoy at Seaport Theater, Shamu Rocks (nighttime killer whale show), and Sea Lions Tonight (nighttime sea lion show).
The test runs through Sept. 1.
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From Gareth HI was just about the blog this but you beat me to it once again ;)
Posted August 23, 2008 at 6:21 AM
Yep, Interesting stuff, I just purchased my Platinum Pass online with one feature being the preferred seating at shows and re-ride. Hopefully this won't change that.
Will be going to SeaWorld for a couple of hours tonight so I will check out any new queues that may be in place.
From Gareth HIf this works they will need some major tweaking.
Posted August 24, 2008 at 6:18 AM
I went, and took a look at the signs. They are cheap standalone signs that point you in the direction of the entrance/ There is one specific entrance for each ride/show. Not the best at shows as there are normally many entrances (Example, Shamu) and you go to one far end for the line.
Shamu didn't have any set seating for the Quick Queue guests either (The same way Platinum Pass priority seating didn't exist at Shamu rocks). All I can guess is that they let you in first and you can select the seat you want before the millions rush in.
From quinn dayI really don't see this being a huge seller and i agree, there couldn't be a worse time to try to release it. I guess they are feeling the crunch and need to try to do whatever they can to attract biz and revenue.
Posted February 3, 2009 at 2:06 PM
From Adrienne McDonaldThey had this (or something like it) at Seaworld SA which included the same, early ride times w/one re-ride of your choice (on the list) & included seating for shows. We only made it to the Believe show so we don't really know about the others but we just went on in & sat where we wanted, no one was checking for passes of that nature & although the ride lines weren't really crowded, we still got them & as always, worth every penny! ;)
Posted February 10, 2009 at 4:56 PM
From Rob PI think Gareth's right. I'm a regular British visitor and have never bought a fast pass at any Park. ( I know there's that option at Universal).
Posted February 12, 2009 at 3:54 AM
We normally stay onsite at Universal so you get fast pass access with your room key anyway. At Disney the system works fine for us. There's so much to do in between that it doesn't have be instant access.So having a designated return time is great.
So I'll be interested to see what develops at SeaWorld. They should introduce a free fast pass system for the rides and limited number priority seating for a couple of the shows but charging $30 is a bit steep and possibly unrealistic during an economic downturn.
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