Carrying on with our theme of whether or not paying for the “add-on” tickets that allow you to bypass the lines at the various Orlando Theme Parks, we now to turn our attention to the Seaworld and the obvious question is Seaworld Quick Queue worth it?
Before deciding if Quick Queue is value for money, a quick recap of what it actually is. As you’ll probably be aware, its an addition to your park entry ticket that allows you to bypass the lines for attractions similar to Disney’s Fastpass or Universal Orlando’s Universal Express Pass. To be fair, it’s more akin to the Universal offering due to the fact you have to pay for it.
The Quick Queue pass allows you to skip the lines for the followin attractions ONCE only:
- Manta – Minimum 54″
- Kraken – Minimum 54″
- Journey to Atlantis – Minimum 42″ (42″ – 48″ with a supervising companion)
- Wild Arctic – Minimum 42″
- Skytower – No Height Restrictions
What is Seaworld Quick Queue Unlimited?
Seaworld Quick Queue Unlimited is the same as the regular Quick Queue ticket except you can join the quick line at the ride as many times as you like. The list of attractions are the same as the regular Quick Queue ticket. As you’d expect, you pay a little extra for the privilege of being able to skip the queues every time.
Can I get the Quick Queue Ticket for Free?
No, not free but Seaworld have partner hotels that offer you a similar proposition to Universal. If you stay at a partner hotel such as the Renaissance that is close by you get free Seaworld Quick Queue Unlimited tickets. The Renaissance is a decent hotel located close to the action on I-Drive, so the inclusion of the Quick Queue tickets are an added reason to choose this hotel.
So, is the Seaworld Quick Queue worth it? Is it good value for money?
Sorry Seaworld, I’d have to say no, even if it is only $19.99 at the moment for the Quick Queue Unlimited tickets. With only four attractions on the ticket I can visit all those in a day with careful planning. I just don’t think it offers enough attractions to make it worth the money, especially if you’re a little one as two of the attractions included are for older visitors over 54” tall.
I think Seaworld need to look at offering a reserved seating/preferred seating option at the shows so I could stroll up to a show near the start time at my own leisure and get a great seat.
If you’re interested you can get the ticket here.