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“Easter Egg hunt and Butterfly Cage” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Green Meadows Petting Farm

Green Meadows Petting Farm
1368 South Poinciana Boulevard, Kissimmee, FL 34746
+1 407-846-0770
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$145*
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Ranked #9 of 79 things to do in Kissimmee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Green Meadows Farm offers a touching experience minutes from Orlando for children of all ages. We have a fun combination of rides and farm animal attractions that cover 50 acres.
Florida
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“Easter Egg hunt and Butterfly Cage”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

$10 a head (including babies) for a 40 minute wait (and if you are towards the back of the line, there is a good chance you won't make the cut and you will have to wait another 40 minutes). And you would think that if they only do it every 40 minutes, then at least the kids are getting some quality time for the egg hunt. But the "egg hunt" is strictly controlled - 30 seconds only. That's right - 30 seconds. Even the little two year olds. Then it is "get out". The thing is, there are a number of older kids that do the egg hunt over and over. Due to the 30 second time limit, they are going absolutely bananas to grab as many eggs as possible before game over, and by doing so, are pushing over the other kids. The loudspeaker lady spends 24 of the 30 seconds yelling at the kids who are running the other kids over. Any lawyers out there reading this?

They have a ridiculous hula hoop contest first. They give all the kids a hula hoop, then they state the rules. If the hula hoops fall on the ground, you are out and you need to go. The music starts, 90% of the little kids drop their hula hoops in the first five seconds, and the crazy old man barks at them over the loudspeaker to step off. The little kids are terribly confused by this contest as they run to their parents. The thirteen year old wins.

When you open your eggs you realize that each of your kids have 90% the same thing. One will have all erasers. The other will have all tattoos. The other will have all gum. These people cant even bother to mix the eggs up a little before they drop them on the ground.

Butterfly cage is cute, they def have a few butterflies flying around- but all the people will be crowded around the one big rabbit at the front entrance as they try to pet it so immediately you get the feeling that things are not kosher and feel gyped because you can't wait 20 minutes for that one kid who won't step down the line.

You can walk the grounds as part of the $10 but you can't do the usual stuff like pet the animals or ride the horsies. That costs extra ($1-$4 per extra)

Almost everyone there was wearing a season pass sticker, so seems like only the suckers are paying $10 a head. Better to buy $10 worth of eggs and throw them around somewhere and at least your kids can take their time and have fun.

This is just a money grab for them. Skip it.

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“Nice afternoon at the petting zoo”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

My kinds two and seven enjoyed this petting zoo. The kids get to feed goats and hold sucks and chickens. There are some larger animals too as well as a short pony ride, a hay ride and a train ride. A guide leads the tour of the animals. The grounds are very pretty and well kept and there are two playgrounds for the kids after the tour is over.

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“Good value with the coupon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I took our kids (4 1/2 & 13 months) to the farm. We took our son when he was 2 and enjoyed it, so we decided to go back since the weather is a bit cool for the hotel pool today. Our son loved it. He got to try milking a cow, hold a baby duck, pet and feed goats, pony ride, train ride and wagon ride. He also got to catch a chicken and a goose. The only real complaint I have is that there were way too many people in the group and only one staff to deal with probably 40+ customers. It's $23/person, but if you go to their website, you can print a coupon that gives you one free admission with 2 paying adults and kids under 2 (or 3 - not sure which age) are free. So it cost is $46 for a family of 4 - not bad in my book. The tour is about 2 1/2 hours and there are lots of play areas for the kids. You can easily spend a half day if you take snacks. It's well shaded, so if it's a cool day, you'll want sweaters. Overall, a fun time and lots of great photo ops.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Great time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We took our 20 month old there and she had more fun there then Disney World. She was so excited to see and pet all the animals. This has got to be the best petting zoo we have ever set foot in. Will definitely go back when she's older.

Visited February 2013
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Oviedo, Florida
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“Over Priced and Under staffed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Green Meadows is a nice farm and decent place to take your kids for a few hours of viewing/interaction with animals on a farm setting. However, at $23.00 per person, this includes the age range from 3 - 55 years old, the value is just not there. We used to take our kids there once a year, using Groupons. Now Green Meadows will not even honor the value of expired Groupons (it is their right to do this), most establishments will honor the purchase value of expired Groupons.
The place seems to be understaffed and not really visitor focused, sort of going through the motions. If the price point was more in line with the what is offered, it is a good place to visit. But at $23.00 per person we will not be back!!

Visited March 2013
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