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p. 61: Jewels of the Sea Jellyfish Experience coming in 2024!

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Hey everybody!


This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Alabama Adventure, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.


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Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!







February 8th, 2006 - Sea World founder dies - SEE BELOW!

November 30th, 2006 - Killer Whale attacks trainer



June 3rd, 2008 - Rumors of a new coaster



August 6th, 2009 - "Blue Horizons": A new dolphin show to open Labor Day 2010




November 8th, 2010 - New Sea Turtle attraction announced



January 29th, 2011 - Manta (Mack launched family coaster) announced for 2012

November 5th, 2011 - Manta construction photos

December 9th, 2011 - Vertical construction of the station



January 20th, 2012 - SeaWorld San Diego gives Manta updates in new videos

February 3rd, 2012 - SeaWorld San Diego adds electric car charging stations

February 11th, 2012 - Brian Morrow shares a few new details about Manta

March 5th, 2012 - Manta track work is completed

March 23rd, 2012 - Manta hard hat tour

March 27th, 2012 - Official SeaWorld San Diego Manta photo update

April 23rd, 2012 - Manta begins testing

April 24th, 2012 - SeaWorld San Diego Skytower receives new logo

May 6th, 2012 - Video of Manta testing!

May 24th, 2012 - Manta Media Day coverage

May 30th, 2012 - Manta is officially open!

October 9th, 2012 - Entrance overhaul & park enhancements planned

October 11th, 2012 - 'Explorer's Reef' entrance overhaul confirmed!

October 19th, 2012 - SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment allergy-friendly dining initiatives announced

December 19th, 2012 - Sharon Aguillen named VP of Entertainment



February 12th, 2013 - Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation show announced!

June 17th, 2013 - SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Sea of Surprises announced!

October 22nd, 2013 - Explorer's Reef Construction Tour video released!

November 10th, 2013 - AnimalVision 24/7 streaming cameras announced!



August 15th, 2014 - expanded killer whale habitat announced



February 16th, 2016 - SeaWorld San Diego announces 2017 plans

August 31st, 2016 - Construction begins on Ocean Explorer expansion!

December 21st, 2016 - Meeting to occur on January 7th, 2017 to discuss 2018 plans



January 3rd, 2017 - Electric Eel (Premier SkyRocket II) announced for 2018



March 30th, 2018 - Electric Eel coaster officially opening on 5/12/18!

April 17th, 2018 - Electric Eel coaster opening moved up to 5/10/18!

October 10th, 2018 - Tidal Twister - Skyline Attractions Skywarp



January 7th, 2019 - Mako, floorless dive coaster announced for 2020!

October 21st, 2019 - Aquatica San Diego to become Sesame Place San Diego!



January 20th, 2022 - Emperor opening on March 12th!

February 15th, 2022 - Emperor POV posted!

September 29th, 2022 - Arctic Rescue family launched coaster announced!



September 28th, 2023 - Jewels of the Sea Jellyfish Experience announced for 2024!



Original Post:





Saw this while article this morning...


Wet 'n Wild, SeaWorld founder dies

George Millay, founder of SeaWorld, the Wet 'n Wild water parks and Magic Mountain, died Feb. 7 while at home with his family in San Diego.


Millay was 76, according to Tim O'Brien, author of a book on his life titled "The Wavemaker," who says Millay died from an infection he incurred while undergoing chemotherapy for lung cancer. Millay had battled several forms of cancer for years.


Born in San Diego on July 4, 1929, Millay opened a successful seafood restaurant in Long Beach, Calif. Unsatisfied with the challenge, he created the concept for SeaWorld, which opened in San Diego in 1964. It took several years for the concept to catch on, but it eventually grew into a chain of several amusement parks, including the one in Orlando.


Following a corporate upheaval, Millay left SeaWorld to create the original flagship Wet 'n Wild park in Orlando in 1977.


In O'Brien's book, he call Millay "a man who turned water into gold -- a modern-day Poseidon with the creativity, stamina and smarts to conceive recreational opportunities centered on the sea and oceans."


The World Waterpark Association recently recognized Millay with a Lifetime Achievement Award and cited him as the "Father of the Water Park Industry."


Millay is survived by his wife, three grown sons and a grown daughter. Funeral services are set for Feb. 10 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in San Diego.



Kinda interesting. RIP

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  • 9 months later...

Just saw the full story on the news this morning. I'm glad Sea World is playing it down and explaining that they are wild animals and this stuff does happen. Luckily the trainer only has a broken foot. They also mentioned that this was the second 'incident' in a month.


Heck, if I was a whale trapped at Sea World San Diego I'd be fighting to! Bring me to Orlando!!!

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Sorry if this is being posted in the wrong place... this is only my 2nd posting here.


I didn't see another topic for this, but I wanted to let people know I've posted the layout of the SeaWorld California 2010 coaster on Screamscape.com





Early rumors have suggested it's a Premier Rides project and it looks like it could share some design elements with Orlando's Revenge of the Mummy coaster from the look of it, including the backwards drop into darkness followed shortly by a LIM launch back to the 'surface'.



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