SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

P. 604 - Infinity Falls Ride Video!
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 6 guests
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Online
Counts I305 as 32 credits...
User avatar
 
Posts: 5839
Joined: 22 Apr 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male
Age: 27

Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:24 am

Hey everyone -

I'm considering driving down for the Thrill Fest event tonight, and I'm also considering an annual pass to SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa. Have they ever offered discounts on annual passes throughout the year, or is the $220 the best you can get?

I want to go to each park at least once a year, so it ends up being the same cost to do both parks once plus parking than it does to get an annual pass.
Image
Data entry nut for the official TPR coaster poll! https://coasterpoll.com/
Check out my theme park 3D visualization portfolio!
The opinions that I post on this forum do not necessarily represent those of the company I work for.

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 3367
Joined: 01 Mar 2005
Location: Jacksonville,FL
Gender: Male

Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:30 am

A.J. wrote:Hey everyone -

I'm considering driving down for the Thrill Fest event tonight, and I'm also considering an annual pass to SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa. Have they ever offered discounts on annual passes throughout the year, or is the $220 the best you can get?

I want to go to each park at least once a year, so it ends up being the same cost to do both parks once plus parking than it does to get an annual pass.


If you can wait a few months and can make the deal work for you the past couple of years they have had huge sales on "Blue" (Black) Friday. A few years back when I bought one it was BOGO annual passes and last year it was maybe buy 1 get one half off or something. Might not be the most practical discount if you're buying one for yourself only but if someone goes in on it with you might be a pretty decent savings.

EDIT: here's a link to the Orlando Sentinel article about last years sale, there were BOGO single day tickets as well, which I'm guessing could have been used at both SWO and BGT. And the AP's were buy one get one half off but in years past they were buy one get one free so no telling what this year's promotion will be.
www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/attractions/theme-park-rangers-blog/os-bz-seaworld-blue-friday-bogo-tickets-20171102-story.html#

Online
Counts I305 as 32 credits...
User avatar
 
Posts: 5839
Joined: 22 Apr 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male
Age: 27

Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:37 am

Hilltopper39 wrote:If you can wait a few months and can make the deal work for you the past couple of years they have had huge sales on "Blue" (Black) Friday. A few years back when I bought one it was BOGO annual passes and last year it was maybe buy 1 get one half off or something. Might not be the most practical discount if you're buying one for yourself only but if someone goes in on it with you might be a pretty decent savings.

That's fair, I've just been looking for an excuse to get a pass and the thingie tonight seems like a pretty good excuse.

EDIT: Was just looking at buy-one-get-one half off tickets on the website. $150 and then still having to pay for $45 parking between the two parks still makes a pass look like a better buy.
Image
Data entry nut for the official TPR coaster poll! https://coasterpoll.com/
Check out my theme park 3D visualization portfolio!
The opinions that I post on this forum do not necessarily represent those of the company I work for.

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 3367
Joined: 01 Mar 2005
Location: Jacksonville,FL
Gender: Male

Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:00 am

Yeah, I've got my fingers crossed for BOGO passes again this year but I doubt that deal will return since the park seems to be doing pretty well. I like the different multi-day ticket options they offer but once you factor in parking they really don't make any sense. $170 for unlimited visits over 14 days seem great but once you pay to park 4 times you've already bought a SWO+BGT+Aquatica pass. I guess you can always Uber on vacation but not as practical for locals.

Macaroni and Donkey
 
Posts: 57
Joined: 12 Mar 2018
Gender: None specified

Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby ragerunner1 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:35 am

This ride seems to be getting really close to a soft opening. It has been running multiple rafts and dispatching out of the station at normal 'loading speeds'. The lift issue seems fixed and the drop is working well. Hopefully soon.

Image

Image

Image

Image

A donkey is a domesticated member of the Equidae or horse family.
User avatar
 
Posts: 664
Joined: 19 Jan 2017
Location: Florida
Gender: Male

Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby bgtlover » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:06 am

The construction walls are down for Infinity Falls. A good sign the ride will be opening soon.
www.amusementinsider.com/2018/09/infinity-falls-soft-opening-soon.html
Coaster Count: 125
Top 12:
1-Steel Vengeance...2-Fury 325...3-Maverick...4-Millennium Force...5-Storm Chaser...6-Mako...
7-Diamondback...8-Kraken...9-Montu...10-Banshee...11-Afterburn...12-Cheetah Hunt

Site Admin
User avatar
 
Posts: 47644
Joined: 01 Feb 2005
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male

Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:09 am

bgtlover wrote:The construction walls are down for Infinity Falls. A good sign the ride will be opening soon.
www.amusementinsider.com/2018/09/infinity-falls-soft-opening-soon.html

Oh, good... nice to see the walls are down on their new for 2018 summer attraction.... in Mid-September... I'll bet it soft opens in the next day or two just so they can say it "opened Summer 2018" :roll:
Last edited by robbalvey on Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:10 am.

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 13262
Joined: 16 Feb 2005
Location: The bar
Gender: Male
Age: 30

Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:22 am

The ride looks great. I don't understand why it's there or why they think this will draw a single person to the park but I mean... it's pretty.

Site Admin
User avatar
 
Posts: 47644
Joined: 01 Feb 2005
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male

Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:48 am

coasterbill wrote:The ride looks great. I don't understand why it's there or why they think this will draw a single person to the park but I mean... it's pretty.

Sums up my thoughts perfectly. I see nothing wrong with this attraction at all. But I can't think of the last time a rapids ride is something that made people go out of their way to create an extra click through a turnstile.

token black guy
User avatar
 
Posts: 3934
Joined: 16 Feb 2005
Location: Columbia, S.C.
Gender: Male
Age: 37

Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:10 pm

I know this park needs more attractions and I really can't pinpoint what attractions they need . . . but I can say, for sure, a rapids was never in the equation as far as when I think of what they need.
"B&M will NEVER build a coaster over 300 ft..." until 2012
"Cedar Fair will NEVER build a coaster taller than MF..." until 2015

PreviousNext

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 6 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron