The venue is only about 20 mins drive from Surfers Paradise near Movie World and Wet and Wild. There is plenty of parking. We arrived 45 mins early and those who were early were entertained by a male guitar singer who really needed a bubbly female partner to help him entertain the crowds waiting for the show to start. He seemed rather at a loss as to how to deal with everyone and keep us amused. A bar was available, as was a souvenir shop. You'll have the opportunity to have your photos taken as well, which were actually quite a reasonable price at $15.00 for the first one purchased and $10.00 thereafter. Once we went into the show, we were pleasantly surprised. Seating was in generous tiers and everyone faced the show, sitting side by side. The tables for the meals were nicely laid. The meal portions were quite generous and we had no complaints about the taste - it was a fairly generic meal of a wrap, then steak, mash and veg, then a pavlova, but it was all nicely done and we enjoyed the way it was served. Vegetarian option is available. Beer, wine, lemonade and water were generously served throughout the meal included in the cost. The show was fun, and I would think, a fun experience for tourists. One of our only complaints was the acoustics were not so good, hearing clear diction was difficult and I thought the poem that was spoken by the "cook" could have been spoken more clearly - with the sound the way it was, a lot of the words rolled into each other. We found the sound far too loud and in fact had to wear ear plugs, but we find that many venues make the sound too loud and therefore it becomes distorted. It appears that many venues think the louder the sound the more fun it will be! There were quite a few children and babies at the show but all were very well behaved so obviously the show kept them well entertained. All the horses and dogs seemed to be very relaxed during the show, so we felt they weren't being ill-used at all. One of the horses would not do one of the tricks and it was not made to do so, the show just carried on, so we felt that the horses are respected and well loved. Use toilets before or during the show, as there was a monstrous queue after the show! Altogether we thought it value for money - we paid $79.00 each, but be aware, only children under 3 years old are free.We thought it well worth a visit.
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