This truly amazing state-of-the art aquarium has sharks, alligators, monitor lizards, sea turtles, and other amazing ... More
This truly amazing state-of-the art aquarium has sharks, alligators, monitor lizards, sea turtles, and other amazing creatures living in more than 1,000,000 gallons of salt water at the Mandalay Bay Resort. There is also a remarkable jellyfish display with black lights. This is a must-see exhibit for the whole family.
This was the biggest waste of money I have ever spent on any form of entertainment. The only thing worth looking at is the very last tank ( there's probably just 10 tanks total no lie) my whole group was severely dissappointed. You see better aquariums at free attractions or a small zoo. Spend the ticket price for dinner at a restaurant with a fish tank because at least you will get dinner out of it. I've never written a review on any place I've been, but I was compelled to warn others of this dissappointment. We just left and I'm typing from my phone so I apologize for any misspellings. Anyways it's only worth five to seven bucks so unless you get free tickets don't bother wasting your money- you'll get a bigger thrill from putting all the money you wouldve spent on tickets on one hand at a card table- if you're not a gambler- buy souveniers or see another attraction instead. The people claiming "well.. It IS the desert so I guess it's hard to get an aquarium etc" it's no excuse- there is soooo much money spent on entertainment in this town it's unbelieveable. Also with the ticket prices for this attraction bieng so high, they can afford to add more tanks. I was soo excited to go and so beyond dissappointed with this place- I wish I wouldve read the reviews before we went and we couldve just used the money to visit a zoo aquarium instead. Please heed my advice- it's a waste of money that you and your family could use on something else.
it was kinda spendy but i thought it was pretty cool. they give you little cell phone things that you listen to as you walk around so you can learn more about what you are looking at. its cool that way you can go at your own pace. the sting rays that you can pet are super cool.
i think if you wanna spend that amount of money to see fishes, you're better off going to aquarium places (eg. Downtown Aquarium) cause you'll spend just about the same amount of money and get to see more fishes and other animals.
the shark reef place was small, and walking around it didnt take long. i was slightly disappointed.
Ok, so it's not the LARGEST shark reef display in the world, but considering it is in the middle of the desert in an area geared toward gambling adults....this place is a welcome relief to both kids and adults. I have been there twice- once with my 13 yr old and just recently with my hubby. You get a hand held device with your entry fee that plays recorded information for each tank as you wander through the exhibit. The jelly fish are amazing and you can touch the stingrays. There are two walk though glass tunnels that allow the fish, turtles etc to swim over, under and around you. I really like this place and highly recommend it.
Let me say I can't really complain because I get in free. The Shark Reef looks great and everything is very professional and maintained. But just beware it will only take an hour of your time maximum-even if you stand and look a lot. It is very small but winding.
The cost is nearly $20 for adults and nearly $15 for kids, so it is expensive for a short visit. To put in perspective SeaWorld San Diego takes all day to visit and costs $50 for two days. Shark Reef takes 30 minutes! It is okay but merely a diversion and not a trip to keep you occupied for an hour or two.
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