The Journey to Atlantis ride ride at SeaWorld Orlando recently reopened after refurbishment as a more family-friendly ride. [Read more…]
On April 1, SeaWorld Orlando will launch a new show called Dolphin Days, immersing guests into the world of the ocean’s most playful ambassadors. [Read more…]
SeaWorld San Antonio opens February 25, and ecological artist Guy Harvey will be on hand to inaugurate the park’s 2017 season, which will feature new shows and expanded events. [Read more…]
SeaWorld Orlando’s Praise Wave 2017 concert event will lure Christian music fans back to the park on Saturdays starting January 14 through 28. [Read more…]
Tilikum, SeaWorld Orlando’s largest and most famous orca, and the one involved in the death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau, has died after an extended illness. [Read more…]
SeaWorld San Diego has unveiled plans to open the Electric Eel roller coaster in 2018, which will be the tallest and fastest attraction in the park’s 5-decade history.
The Electric Eel roller coaster will feature multiple launch elements, high-energy twists, and inverting loops. Electric Eel’s design appears to be a Premiere Rides Sky Rocket II shuttle loop coaster, the same model which currently operates as Tempesto at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Superman Ultimate Flight at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, and Phobia Phear Coaster at Lake Compounce, as seen in this video:
SeaWorld’s version will expand the park’s new Ocean Explorer realm, which is set to open later in Summer 2017, along with the new Orca Encounter and the new summer nighttime extravaganza Electric Ocean.
“Electric Eel will bring a whole new level of excitement to SeaWorld in 2018,” said SeaWorld San Diego’s Park President Marilyn Hannes. “This new, first-of-its-kind coaster at SeaWorld will give riders the rare opportunity to feel what it’s like to move like an eel as they twist and flip along nearly 900 feet of undulating track.”
Electric Eel will feature loops, twists and airtime, with multiple-launch experiences that will propel riders forward and backward as they speed through the ride’s station house accelerating to more than 60 miles per hour in seconds. Riders then rocket skyward nearly 150 feet where they will brave an inverted “heartline” roll and a twisting loop for an exciting feeling of airtime as riders crest the top before breathlessly returning to the station. This adrenaline-pumping coaster will offer riders the only upside-down view of Mission Bay.
“The future is bright at SeaWorld and we remain committed to long-term investment in the park,” said Hannes. “We always strive to provide new reasons to visit SeaWorld and give our guests experiences that matter with a blend of exciting rides and incredible animal and educational experiences. We want our guests from around the world to not only have a great time, but be inspired to care about the ocean and the animals that live there.”
Complementing the Electric Eel roller coaster is the Ocean Explorer experience opening in 2017, which will include a live eel habitat featuring one of the world’s most extensive collections of moray eels. Through large viewing windows, visitors will plunge into the world of the eel as they swim and dart through the caves and crevasses of their naturalistic deep-ocean environment. Using innovative state-of-the-art technologies, this interactive experience will allow guests to discover information about these mysterious animals, including their unique predation skills and diets, growth rates and sensory abilities.
Electric Eel will join Manta and Journey to Atlantis as the third coaster-type ride experience at SeaWorld San Diego. It will be constructed on an approximately two-acre site on the eastern side of the park between the currently under-construction Ocean Explorer attraction and Journey to Atlantis. The ride is expected to open in summer 2018.
Visit SeaWorldParks.com/en/SanDiego for more information, and watch these videos featuring some current attractions at the park:
SeaWorld and Miral have just unveiled a partnership to develop SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, with an orca-free theme park and marine research facility opening by 2022. [Read more…]
Christian music fans will kick off the year with a day of fellowship and fun during SeaWorld Orlando’s Praise Wave concerts, coming to the park on Saturdays in 2017 from January 14 through 28. [Read more…]
Theme park fans looking for a bargain on annual admission may want to take advantage of new 2017 Fun Card offers from Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando, which allow guests to visit throughout 2017 for the price of a single day’s admission. [Read more…]
Regular visitors to SeaWorld Orlando can now upgrade their admission to include a year’s worth of meals for $79 with the park’s 2017 Annual Pass Member Dining Plan. [Read more…]
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment announced on November 3 the formation of Deep Blue Creative, a new team designed to harness and drive innovation and creativity within the company. [Read more…]
Guests can meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and enjoy other holiday festivities from November 25 through New Year’s Eve during SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration. [Read more…]
SeaWorld Orlando park guests can meet the world-renowned marine artist and conservationist during Guy Harvey Weekend, taking place on November 19 and 20. [Read more…]
Inside SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, guests may spot one penguin that looks a little different from the others. She’s wearing her very own wetsuit. [Read more…]
Bookmark this page and check back to see the latest on how Hurricane Matthew is affecting Central Florida’s theme parks and attractions. [Read more…]
SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica pass holders can now bring a different guest with them every time they visit the parks with new transferable annual passes. [Read more…]
Kraken Virtual Reality, Central Florida’s first VR roller coaster, and a new Dolphin Nursery are coming to SeaWorld Orlando in 2017 as part of $175 million in new and upgraded attractions recently announced for SeaWorld’s American parks. [Read more…]
SeaWorld San Antonio’s Howl-O-Scream is returning for a 15-night “Evil Encore” starting September 30, 2016, through October 30. [Read more…]
Discovery Cove is celebrating the births of five baby bottlenose dolphins, born within one month of each other. [Read more…]