I don't go to Sea World for their rides. It's not a thrill park, and never will be. Yes they do have 2 nice trill coasters, but that is it. I go for all the amazing shows and exhibits. Honestly I would plan to spend a full day in order to experience the park fully. I mean there are lots of shows and tons of exhibits.
^Thanks! We definitely plan on a full day. Just wasn't sure if we needed a day two in order to get everything in. I noticed they had a buy a day get a day ticket but time could be an issue for us with a child in school. The girls will be thrilled with the animals and shows but the thrill rides are an added bonus for the oldest. Though if the little coaster is still there, the youngest will be equally as excited!
Starting in 2014, we will be bring you SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration! – A celebration marked by a whole new “Sea of Surprises.” All three SeaWorld parks will be sharing the fun and delight throughout the 18-month celebration with uniquely SeaWorld moments. Starting March 21, 2014, we invite guests to join us as we celebrate with new interactive experiences, new shows and daily entertainment, more up-close animal encounters throughout the park, and a Surprise Squad treating guests with prizes every day.
With its new Antarctica-themed land open, SeaWorld is turning its attention to 2014.
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said Tuesday it will launch a 50th anniversary celebration early next year that will include new attractions and experiences for its three SeaWorld marine parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio.
The 18-month campaign, dubbed "Sea of Surprises," will launch March 21, 2014 — 50 years after the original SeaWorld opened its gates in California.
As part of the campaign, SeaWorld said it will dispatch more "animal ambassadors" throughout the parks to give visitors surprise encounters with penguins, lemurs, flamingos and more. New "Surprise Squads" will roam around to give away prizes such as free souvenirs or behind-the-scenes experiences. And "spontaneous entertainment" will pop up at unexpected moments along park pathways.
In addition, each of the three SeaWorld parks will get new animal shows, though the company didn't disclose additional details.
The company also said it has commissioned the environmental-art group "Washed Ashore" to carve larger sea-life sculptures from ocean debris. Those sculptures will be displayed in the parks.
Further attractions may also be part of the plans.The company said SeaWorld Orlando, which just completed the largest expansion in its history with Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, will unveil additional plans for 2014 this coming fall.
One already announced project: Explorer's Reef, at SeaWorld San Diego. A renovation of the 50-year-old marine park's main entrance, that 3-acre area will include a series of marine-life touch pools, as well as new retail and dining concepts. It will also feature what SeaWorld called a new front-gate concept, with existing ticket booths replaced by a concierge-style ticketing area with a beach theme.
That 16-month construction project has been timed to open next March, to coincide with the launch of the 50th anniversary campaign.
Change the scheme, Alter the mood! Electrify the boys and girls if you would be so kind!
I just got back from Howl-O-Scream. My first thoughts before going were how would a theme park known for family fun bring the scare. After going, I have to say I was very impressed. Though there are only 4 houses and 3 scare zones, I thought for $25, it was a good deal. All the houses were long and the quality seemed to be there. Also, we paid for the quick queue for the houses which was definitely worth it. Here are a few pictures I took.
I love to see this event grow each year like the other HOS events.
Just 15 for quick queue and so worth it. More time to drink.
Who is scared of clowns?
And so it begins..
Now Laura did not like the event as much as me but perhaps because I spoiled her last year when we went to HOS in Tampa.
A cool bar set up for HOS
Green solo cup
She was non stop dancing.
They had "Vamps" dancing and singing at the bar. They were pretty hot.
Favorite house of the night. Very long and lots of weird stuff.
Quick queue came in handy
2nd fav house. They had some unique scares in this one.
Seaworld looked great at night
Of course Batman clone 2 is open
My least favorite house. It did have funhouse stuff in it.
Another scare zone
Steel Eel was awesome tonight.
3rd favorite house. Can't go wrong with zombies.
Back to drinking and watching the "Vamps" dancing
They grabbed this chick and took her blood to sell it in shots.
G'day mates, I'm going to Seaworld San Antonio on opening day tomorrow 1 February. It is predicted to be an overcast and drizzly day so perhaps I might break my record of 70 rides in a row on The Great White and 29 times in a row on The Steel Eel. I'll get a Quick Queue (flash pass) if it gets too crowded. On Sunday I'll share my trip report. Cheers!
lazaruslou wrote:G'day mates, I'm going to Seaworld San Antonio on opening day tomorrow 1 February. It is predicted to be an overcast and drizzly day so perhaps I might break my record of 70 rides in a row on The Great White and 29 times in a row on The Steel Eel. I'll get a Quick Queue (flash pass) if it gets too crowded. On Sunday I'll share my trip report. Cheers!
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