SeaWorld to bring in new attractions
SeaWorld celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with several new attractions and experiences planned at its three marine parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio to mark the occasion.
Visitors have been promised more “animal ambassadors” throughout the parks so they can experience greater interaction with the animals.
A flamingo parade is just one of encounters, while other spontaneous animal shows will take place around SeaWorld.
A new interactive entrance area called “Explorer’s Reef” is set to open in March at the marine park in San Diego when the previous ticket booths are replaced by an open area resembling a beach atmosphere.
There will also be new pools for small sharks, roach and wrasse as well as souvenir shops and hospitality areas.
SeaWorld recently launched Animal Vision, a network of about a half-dozen webcams installed around its parks where in Orlando, for example, wildlife fans can enjoy the antics of nearly 250 penguins in their new, 30-degree habitat at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.
The first SeaWorld marine park opened in March 1964 in San Diego and was followed by Orlando in 1973 and San Antonio in 1988.DPA