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See Seaworld in a Whole New Way

See Seaworld in a Whole New Way

See Seaworld in a Whole New Way

The times are a changing! Children of this generation are being introduced to new ways to learn about and interact with the majestic animals of the sea. Amongst the backlash the park has received in the recently years, a new approach has been born keeping Seaworld on it's fins and thinking outside of the tanks. Planning on visiting Seaworld this summer, you will find many changes and some very immersive nighttime entertainment that will have you seeing the park in a whole new light. 

Seaworld San Diego (c) Cleverly Catheryn

New for 2017:

Photo Via Seaworld

Photo Via Seaworld

Ocean Explorer, an aquarium themed edition to the park featuring a signature submarine ride that will travel overhead within the newly expanded 3-acre area of the park. Featuring the fun sea themed rides Tentacle Twirl, Octarock, Aqua Scout, and the Sea Dragon Drop, this area of the park is perfect for your smaller guppies. Enjoy all this plus a new restaurant and some very cool sea creatures below the Submarine Quest attraction that allows visitors to be very hands on and explore the depths of the sea all without getting wet. Dive, Dive, Dive! 

San Diego Seaworld (c) Cleverly Catheryn

Orca Encounter is the latest step in Seaworlds Orca program moving away from their breeding program and focusing more on educating the public regarding all aspects of this majestic animal. Taking a documentary approach to the show, visitors are immersed in a larger than life infinity display background featuring informative facts with a focus on the orcas natural behaviors. There is much to be learned and the show makes it very easy to take away facts that might not be known like how they hunt, communicate and playing interact as a family unit in the wild. This was my first time seeing the orcas since I was a very young child. I have mixed feelings about this show but feel it's a step in the right direction. These animals can live for a very long time in captivity so my only hope is that until this show is a thing of the past the park would follow thru with plans on expanding the orca tanks. 

Photo via Seaworld Electric Ocean

Photo via Seaworld Electric Ocean

Electric Ocean June 17-Sept 4 Nights at Seaworld bring a festival of lights, music, and life that’s as vibrant as the sea itself. Voyage into exotic underwater worlds that come alive after the sun sets with electrifying dance music and dazzling light. Join live performers inspired by playful sea creatures at the party with world-class DJs as they transform the night into an all-ages club beneath the waves. Starting the 17th the parks hours will be extended till 10-11 pm  selected nights.

My take: This was the first time I had visited Seaworld. The only other park I can compare it to is the old Marine Land, which was bought out by Seaworld in the last 1980's. The focus of sea conservation, hands on experiences and themed rides makes a great balance. Touching base on their Autism accommodations, their system is equal to all the other major theme parks in Southern California. Return times are issued at rides and their pass is good for up to 6 people and valid for up to one month. 

Moray Eel at Ocean Explorers Photo credit: Seaworld

Moray Eel at Ocean Explorers Photo credit: Seaworld

Tips for your visit:

If you live close enough an annual pass is the way to go. There is so much to see and do to fit into just one day as a pass is not only a great deal but has some nice perks too.

  • FREE general parking (save $17 per visit).

  • Discounts on guest admission, in-park food & merchandise and select park upgrades including tours, interactions and more.

  • Exclusive Member events and rewards.

Download the Official Seaworld app for show times so you can plan your day without missing the show you want to see. Get exclusive offers and deals, show times, ride wait times, an interactive map, fun photo frames, park tips and more.

Looking for a different way to see the animals at Seaworld? From tours to getting up close with the dolphins there is a unique experience waiting for you that will never be forgotten! 

Seaworld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego, 500 SeaWorld Drive, San Diego, CA 92109

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Body Worlds Pulse at the California Science Center

Body Worlds Pulse at the California Science Center