Seaworld a decent competitor
Sea World Orlando:
Come 09 will SeaWorld be able to really compete with Disney and Universal.
With the opening of Aquatica coming quickly, and the rumoured flying coaster coming in 2009, will Sea World be able to start competing with Disney and Universal. It draws a decnet crowd but when you hear Florida, you think "Disney or Universal". Could these new additions change that?
I think they already compete. Last 2 times I was at sea (past 2 months) it was crowded.
Since SeaWorld is not a resort-type destination with it's own hotels and enough to do for an entire week, I don't see it as a major competition. Disney pretty much rules Orlando when it comes to that. Universal is the competition. All the other parks are competing for the "other days" that vacationers fit in when they are not at Disney. I love Universal, but two days is enough to see everything. This year, I had to give up BGA to see SeaWorld and Discovery Cove. As long as people are doing that, SeaWorld will be doing great. With the addition if Aquatica, people will probably cut out one of the Disney water parks for that week. (obviously this doesn't apply for locals, just a "typical vacationer" view)
having been to both sea world and disney parks I can say for me SeaWorld is not a contender. Other than mantra, and Kraken they got nothing.. The Atlantis ride is old, and and Polar express is lame ride but cool setting and animals. The shows, shamu, dolphins etc are very good. SeaWord is not especially good for smaller kids to me.. Disney's magic kindgom is more suited for younger kids. Even Universal is a better park..
We went for 2 days this week 9-25-10 and will not be going back for a while..
Plus we got our cooler booted due to having sandwiches in it.. they only allow snacks, drinks etc but not sandwiches.. we had no problem at busch gardens the day before.
Manta, the roller coaster, is one of the best coasters in the world. Mantra is a Hindu term for a spiritual transformation.
I have been to 3 of the SEA parks, Olando, BGT, BGW, they are all solid one day parks that are perfect for any vacation.
More specifically -- A Mantra is defined as a sound, set of sounds, words, syllables, etc., thought to bring about a spiritual transformation. There's a huge article on this at Wikipedia (how accurate it is, well... I'd trust a good hardcopy Britannica first).
This being the case, I believe I already know what SeaWorld's overall mantra would be. It would probably go something like this:
DollarsEurosPoundsAndFrancs,DollarsEurosPoundsAndFrancs,DollarsEurosPoundsAnd... well, you get the idea.
(I'm -not- cynical... much...) ;-)
From steve lee
Posted October 4, 2010 at 9:30 PM
Ha. I get it. The guy said Mantra instead of Manta and you haven't had your semi-annual "Grrr I hate Sea World" rage yet.
Glad we got that out of the way.
Not at all. I simply saw (and took) an opportunity to run with someone else's typo. ;-)
I have better things I choose to do with my time than "hate" SeaWorld (or anyone else). I disagree with much of what they do, yes, but I have far too much on my plate to waste time in any sort of "rage" about them.
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