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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Electerik » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:53 am

robbalvey wrote:How exactly do places like this still stay in business?


How?

Erik & Smisty, that's how. :p

/Actually, I have no idea.
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby moinab » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:48 pm

OMFG, that is epic!!! :lmao:

I still have tears in my eyes from John McCain in the bathroom! :lol:
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby PriestofSyrinx » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:58 pm

^ Tears of joy or pain?
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby moinab » Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:16 pm

^Both! :lmao:
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Electerik » Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:58 pm

SeaWorld After Dark

During summer, when SeaWorld Orlando is open late, the hours of 6:00pm to 10:00pm feature rock music throughout the park, live DJ's, and three special shows that you can't see during the day. "After Dark" is included with park admission, and so too is this update included with your normal subscription to Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures.
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The After Dark soundtrack includes many stupid songs, such as Owl City's "Fireflies." However, they also play "Limelight" by Rush, so I can't hate on it too bad.
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The first stop on our night time adventure, Sea Lions Tonight--which makes fun of all the other SeaWorld shows.

No, really, they make fun of their own shows--which is just one more reason why SeaWorld is awesome.
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The ever popular mime.
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Sadly, she did not take him up on his offer.
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If you like the mime normally, you'll love Sea Lions Tonight--because the mime's not just preshow in this one; he's all through it.

Here he is making fun of Shamu Rocks, which we haven't even seen yet. (Patience.)
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Next up to mock is Pets Ahoy.
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Is Clyde tall enough to ride Manta??
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Yay, he is!
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That doesn't necessarily mean he should, though. (Probably shouldn't have had all that fish before riding.)
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And now, the wonder of Blue Horizons.
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"Where anything you wish for, CAN BE...!"
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"A'Lure: The Call of the Ocean" is up next.
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Did I mention that they're making fun of their own shows?? And it's awesome?
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"Wal-rus! Wal-rus!"
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"And what do you want to be when you grow up, Timmy?"
"A rapper."
"Did you hear that, ladies and gentlemen? A whale trainer!"
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No, I don't think orcas can do sit-ups. They can totally kick a walrus's A$$ though, so I'd be careful.
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Sea Lions Tonight is now Misty's favorite show at SeaWorld. Actually, probably anywhere.
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A DJ doing his thing in Penguin Plaza. He played a really whacked- out version of Jessie's Girl that I enjoyed. Can't seem to track it down though.
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If you want to see the penguins, After Dark is not the time to do it. In fact, you really need to be there between about 9:30am and 3:00pm, this time of year.
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This is what it looks like if you open your shutter up a bit, though.
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And now, a quick night time tour of SWO's biggest rides, starting with Journey To Atlantis.
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Kraken. (Yes, there's a train in this photo. It's that blurry thing behind the rocks. Hey, it's dark out! Let's see you do better!)
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Manta, with the Sky Tower in the background. Hey, just think of the blurry photos we can get from up there!
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Manta, JTA, and Aquatica, among other things. Just take my word for it.
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Kraken, the Sea Lion stadium, and a really bright freaking light.
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Happy Harbor and Shamu Stadium, where we are headed next.
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Shamu Rocks. You like a hurricane. They don't use that song. But they should.
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"I like fish!!!"
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"Bitch, we all like fish!"
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Ladies and gentlemen, Yngwie Malmsteen.
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"Admiral, there be whales here!"
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Honestly, while it's certainly not a bad show, I don't think Shamu Rocks is as good as Believe.

Then again, it may just be that this show suffers more from not having trainers in the water with the orcas. I don't know; I'd never seen Shamu Rocks before this summer.
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Oh, I don't know; It'll probably be really crowded.

/end sarcasm
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Shamu's Happy Harbor tends to be pretty dead at night--especially if you go DURING a Shamu show.
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Smisty does her 'we've got the whole place to ourselves' dance.
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"This is lame. I want to ride Manta."

(Don't sweat it, kid. One day you might like coasters so much that Shamu Express will be just as good.)
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A second DJ is set up at Wild Arctic.
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"Ah, I didn't see it because it's dark out! And now it's got my leg! Curse you brown night bear!"
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As I understand it, there used be a water ski show here. Now, the only thing it gets used for is special events and the summer fireworks show.
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A guy warms up the crowd. Maybe I'm just getting old, but he's no mime.
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Fountains and fireworks.
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Let's open up the shutter a bit.
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"Ah, I'm blind!"
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From the other side of the lake. Center-left is Bayside Stadium. Center-right is the Renaissance hotel across the street.
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The Waterfront area.
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SeaWorld After Dark.
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby triggernel » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:50 pm

That first show sounds really fun. Kind of like a family-friendly Bill and Ted with sea animals
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby PriestofSyrinx » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:29 am

Great trip report as always!Its been a long time since I've been to Sea World at night, and it brought back some good memories!

And extra brownie points for the Rush reference! =)
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Six Flags Enthuseast » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:39 am

I wish I wouldn't have gotten an ear infection when we visted Florida in 2005 and 2006! I missed SWO because of it. :angry:
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby larrygator » Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:43 pm

PriestofSyrinx wrote:And extra brownie points for the Rush reference! =)



OK, I admit it! I skimmed and missed the RUSH reference. Now I have to go back and read it again. Luckily, re-entry is also included in the admission price.
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Electerik » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:59 pm

larrygator wrote:OK, I admit it! I skimmed and missed the RUSH reference.


It was very brief. But I should also mention--as if it's not awesome enough already--that they play YYZ before the Sea Lions Tonight show. :b
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