Originally Posted by mark0224
Just looked up some of the Marine Land bad press was because of a disgruntled employee and a news paper that listened. They had people come in and check the place out and it passed with flying colors one of the inspectors was even coming back with his family.
Yeah, I saw that too. I don't put a lot of stock in those "cruel to animals" reviews. I've seen the same thing said of zoos, etc... Heck, I even heard about that for a bird sanctuary, where they're purposely kind to animals.
If you filter out those reviews, and look at ones about the park, you'll see a lot of:
1) Too far too walk between rides
2) Cost too much for what you get
3) Cost too much to feed 'x' animals
4) Place is run down, outdated, old, whatnot.
Aside from the standard Yelp or Tripadvisor, I found some good information here:
Does Everyone Love MarineLand? | Kids Out and About.com (Rochester)
(In particular the one review about King Waldorf's campground)
Of course that's not going to stop us from going. The family wants to go, so we're going to go. I'm just going without high expectations.