I was looking for a family-friendly venue during our vacation on Siesta Key. Made reservations for Magic Show. Arrived 1/2 hour early and was surprised to be ushered to tables against the wall of the upstairs balcony where we could not even see the stage. We were advised that we would be permitted to move our bar stools to sit behind the tables around the balcony railings once the show was ready to begin. I voiced my concern to guest services and was shown that a message appears when you hover over the seats on the reservation website that indicates that our choices were "limited vision seating". Obviously, I had not hovered over the seating options or I would have passed. We paid $100 for limited vision seating to watch a slight of hand magician. Very disappointing. I feel the theater should be more upfront on these seating challenges - I was told that I got the seats for $6.00 discount due to the challenges. That doesn't really make much difference and since these were the only seats available, I didn't have opportunity to see what others paid for their seats.
Now, a big kudos to the volunteer working the upstairs balcony!! He went to bat for us and we were permitted to move to a table that was unoccupied at the start of the show. My daughter overheard his intervention on our behalf, otherwise, no one was going to try to address the concerns we expressed.. THANK YOU - I wish we would have obtained his name.
The Magician was quite entertaining - the theater is lovely. Just be cautious with the seating issue. The patrons who say that there is not a bad seat in the house obviously have not been upstairs. Also, my granddaughter was the only child in the entire place. I guess this is not really a family kind of place, but the entertainment was suitable and my family enjoyed the show.
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