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Is it a "Water Theme Park"?!?

Discussion in 'Volcano Bay Water Park' started by Disneyhead, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Premium Member

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    Yes. Ride looked great but it was boring as all heck, with forever waits. Prime example of why you can't always go by looks or You Tube videos, you need to experience an attraction.
     
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    To be a water theme park, I think there needs to be a variety of experiences. Disney clearly has two themed water parks with just water slides.

    A water "theme park" needs to have a majority of themed rides with themed queues (remains to be seen), both table and quick service restaurants (check), a show (no, and IoA has Sinbad for the moment), and a parade / other type of entertainment (check, and IoA has a parade at Marvel).

    That also helps define the difference between a amusement park + a theme park. Six Flags type parks have a small minority of themed rides, both table + quick service restaurants, sometimes a show (I think Cedar Point does?) and rarely a parade / other entertainment.
     
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    Ironically a park at hot springs in Japan filled their coaster with hot springs water and you ride in your swim trunks on this coaster. And they have a lift that is all hot spa tubs. So it could happen.
     
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    A couple of weeks ago I booked a vacation for 3/18. I then looked at the same dates and saw that I could make a reservation for the same time that would be $1,000.00 cheaper!!!!!!

    I asked the reservation agent why the discrepancy. She told me that the cheaper offer didn't have tickets. I told her "Yes, it does!!!!" After going around in circles I FINALLY got the agent to confess that the cheaper offer contained older tickets that wouldn't be available during 3/18.

    I asked her why tickets for 3 adults and 1 child for 5 days had gone up over $1,000.00 in 1 year. She went into a song and dance about how I would be able to visit Volcano Bay in 2018; how it was going to be SO SPECTACULAR.

    Now, I don't really like water parks that much, neither do my kids BUT I want nothing to do with this park unless there's an elevator put in!!! I don't care that I won't have to haul a raft up the chute, FOR ALL THAT MONEY, THEY COULD INSTALL AN ELEVATOR!!!!
     
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    You don't have to get the 3 park tickets for the length of your stay. I think someone is trying to upsell you. Who uses an agent anymore? You can book all this yourself online.

     
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    My "problem" was/is that we're staying at the Royal Pacific. The "tickets" are included with the reservation.
     
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    Hmmmmm... That doesn't seem correct. Agents work off of commission so they usually try to book you at the highest rates for everything.
     
  8. Scarpia

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    It was booked through Universal Studios.
     
  9. Mr. EPCOT

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  10. Andysol

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    Do you even know what you ordered? Did you somehow purchase express pass tickets- which you wouldn't need if you were staying at Royal pacific. I mean- if you call and want to buy a "package"- then I go ahead and book you 3 park park hopper passes also- don't you know what you're buying?

    Thatd be like buying a car but getting pissed because it had leather in it and they charged you 1800 for the upgrade. How about opening up the door and looking first? We do still have personal accountability to know what we're paying for before spending thousands- right?
     

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