This past Saturday I attended the "Breakfast with Shamu and Crew" Character meal at Sea World Orlando.
The breakfast is offered on weekends only and takes place at the Seafire Inn.
At the door you see posters advertising an appearance by Jacques Feudelemer. I overheard another tourist say his last name is French for "full of crap." Can any one verify this?
Once you enter you are greeted by an adorable penguin. It's your first of what is a seemingly endless amount of photo-ops.
The show starts just a few minutes after breakfast is served so there wasn't much time to get food if you wanted to catch the whole show. This was a buffet, but not a self-serve buffet. Servers stood on the other side of the glass and prepared your plate.
Service was slow and many people were waiting in line long after the show had started.
Sadly, the food wasn't very good.
The show starred "Team Seafire" which consisted of Shamu and 4 or 5 of his friends.
The show also starred Jacques:
The show was a whole lot of fun. Jacques stood on stage and the characters stood in the audience for most of the show. They were always available for photos.
On the stage, a screen played video clips and featured other characters interacting with Jacques.
The basic plot was:
Jacques is scarred of the water after losing a friend at Sea... World. His friends are trying to encourage him to get back in the water, because if he doesn't they lose their charter.
The plot was really incidental, however. Really, the show consisted of jokes and songs and tons of audience interaction.
The actor that played Jacques was very, very funny.
There was a family there with a baby girl that was celebrating her birthday. However, she was terrified of Jacques. Every time he came within ten feet of her she cried.
So, he sang "Happy Birthday" from across the restaurant with his back to her and (in his words) "a much more handsome" customer lip-sync the song.
After the show is over you get a final photo-op with almost THE ENTIRE CAST:
Overall, the show was great but the food was below average. It certainly is aimed at kids, but my party had no kids and we had a great time.