SeaWorld Photo Update for July 23, 2008

I didn’t make it to SeaWorld until late afternoon yesterday. I was just in time for the rain unfortunately. Of course it’s Florida in the summer, so we expected the rain, but we hoped it would stop. It didn’t. But I was able to get a few pictures and see the new Bayside Ski Jam show.

The construction wall for the new Manta coaster is one of the first things you’ll see after entering the park.

In some areas the construction walls surround you, making for hallway-like paths.

They’re now offering a pretty good deal for all-you-can-eat. It’s $25.95 per adult and $11.95 for kids for all-day dining at SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens. That seems like a good deal to me if you’re going to be at either of the parks for more than one meal. But I’m not sure how many people will take advantage of eating at all three parks in one day. Although you can file this under Did You Know: They offer a Busch Gardens Shuttle Express bus to and from Busch Gardens for only $10 per person. And they offer a few different pick-up locations including SeaWorld, Aquatica, Old Town, Universal and a few other places.

Is this the Shamumobile?

They had a display and model of Aquatica in the Hospitality Center. Many kids in the area were looking it over.

I figured I’d take some pictures in the Anheuser-Busch Hospitality Center in case things change with the new owners.

Somehow this old truck just won’t look the same with InBev printed on it.

The rest of my pictures are from the new Bayside Ski Jam show. I’m glad the show went on in the rain, but it wasn’t stopping and my son was getting cranky, so we left after the show. Here the singing hosts try to get the crowd pumped.

The lake area here isn’t very large, but they had enough room to perform many different stunts and maneuvers.

Notice the high diver at the very top. He’s about to flip down into the fire-lit water.

I’m not sure what you call this, but this guy was spinning around the side of the boat.

Again, I’m not sure what they call this ski seat, but it’s cool. He was flipping over the waves on it.

Even through the rain, the small crowd was clapping along with the music.

They tried this three-man jumping flip a couple of times and each time one of them fell down after landing. It didn’t matter. It was just as spectacular.

Other parts of the show included personal watercraft and kites. The ski show is put on again later after dark. I’m sure that makes for a different looking show. I’ll have to see it again.


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