Wow, the tiger and whale encounters both sound amazing! For those who usually stay in a non Disney/Universal hotel/resort, is International Drive a good place to get a hotel? A lot of the hotels we are looking at are there, but we’ve always stayed in a house, or on the resort, so I am not sure.
Also, what are the average crowd levels usually like in comparison to Disney or Universal? Are they usually pretty similar (if it’s a 9 at Disney, is it usually as busy at SeaWorld), or usually less crowded? It would probably be one day at each park, or if we chose only one park, maybe two days. The driving for us isn’t a problem.