We visited for the Festival Lights and Da Vinci exhibition during Winter - our boys (6&9 yrs) were keen to return to see the Pyramids and other attractions. We had a whole day so decided to purchase the value pass with access to everything. We wasted a lot of time on arrival trying to work out what to do when - there were sign boards saying what movies were showing but not when. We found one very busy and super friendly lady at the information desk who was extremely patient in explaining everything (we had to wait 10 mins for her to finish with someone else). She must have to do this a zillion times over in a day, because it's not immediately obvious. If only they could have posted the times or give the brochure with that information at the ticket desk (we were given a map but not that)!
We had 2 movies included (one 3D and one 4D) ... 40 minutes waiting in line for one of them (movies was only 13 mins long!) and twenty mins for the other ... again more time wasted. We loved the rain forest pyramid, but kind of zipped through it in an effort to fit other activities in (will probably return to do that again), the aquarium was interesting but no wow factor (having been to others). The touch pool had one poor trapped starfish available for everyone to prod ... all others were way out of reach. The Discovery Museum was awesome, featuring a history of music exhibition - this area is totally hands on and where we spent most of our time. We had to drag the kids away to get to the other attractions. The boys were keen to do the ropes course - by the time we made our way over there, there was a 2 hour wait and not much to occupy anybody during the wait, so we passed on that. Also passed on the Paddlewheel boat - another long line.
The food court was disappointing and expensive for what you get, the usual bla choices of fried food, hot dogs etc. There's a fun gift shop with a lot of different items - had no money to spare after paying a small fortune for a family of 4 to get in.
I would advise not getting the value pass, but focusing on a few areas (for us that would be rain forest and discovery museum) plus 1-2 movies and enjoying them at a more leisurely pace. Also if you can go outside of school vacation time, that would be ideal! Sadly not possible for us.
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