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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
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Submarine Quest - NOW CLOSED through TBD
Park News - (10/11/17) The latest news release from SeaWorld San Diego mentions the park's "Kids FREE" program taking place in October. For every full-paid adult admission in October you get a free child admission. They are also offering the same deal with the park's Dine with Orcas and Breakfast With Orcas poolside dining experiences.
In other news Halloween Spooktacular is also underway this month, offering a kid-friendly Halloween festival of activities every weekend in October, now through Oct. 29. This includes free candy given out at 12 different trick or treat stations in the park, an undersea pumpkin patch, costume characters, photo ops and silly Halloween shows like Clyde & Seamore's Big Halloween Bash and Sesame Street's Who Said Boo?!
(9/28/17) SeaWorld San Diego has announced a new list of events for the park in 2018 as well as details about an all new SOCAL Pass option. The new SOCAL Pass actually goes on sale starting today at $99.99, just $10 more than a price of a regular one-day admission. The new SOCAL Pass includes 12 months of admission, free parking, two free guest tickets, discounts on in-park purchases and special member-only events. You can also break up the cost of the pass by paying less than $9 a month through the EZPay program.
So what's new? Well you already know about the new Electric Eel coaster that will open in Summer 2018, but here is a list of the various special events taking place in the park for 2018:
January 2018 - Meet the Animals events on select weekends.
February 2018 - Lunar New Year events with Chinese acrobats.
March & April 2018 - Seven Seas Craft Beer and Food Festival
May and June 2018 - Sesame Street Parade weekends
Summer 2018 - Electric Ocean will return with Cirque Electrique
October 2018 - SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular weekends
November 2018 through January 2019 - SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration
(8/9/17) SeaWorld San Diego is launching DeepSEE VR: Orca 360, a sort of virtual personal encounter with a killer whale. Unfortunately all they show off is a couple of teens with the goggles on and not even a frame of the footage they are seeing. According to the press release from the park the experience is a seven-and-a-half minute VR experience showing off new 360º shot stereoscopic video to give you the experience of being there with a whale.
(7/7/17) SeaWorld San Diego is honoring the men and women who have previously served as members of the U.S. armed services with a special free admissions program. Starting now the park is offering complimentary admission to military veterans and up to three additional guests. Tickets must be obtained by Sept. 30, 2017 and can be redeemed for park admission by Dec. 30, 2017. This offer is available online only.
“The service and sacrifice our veterans have given our country is something that should make us all proud,” said Marilyn Hannes, SeaWorld’s park president. “At SeaWorld, we appreciate all they have done and we are again extending our appreciation by offering them free admission to the park. We hope they can spend a great day with us at the park with their families and friends.”
Veterans must register online at www.WavesofHonor.com in advance, and verify their proof of service through the ID.me qualification process. SeaWorld works with ID.me to provide an online verification of former military personnel in a secure and privacy-enhancing manner. Once veterans and their guests have registered online, they can bring their e-tickets directly to the park’s entrance turnstiles.
2018 - Electric Eel - Confirmed - (12/1/17) Time to get excited for SeaWorld San Diego as the coaster supports for the new Electric Eel coaster have arrived on site. Thanks to a reader for sending in the pictures!
(10/9/17) A reader sent in a couple picture from SeaWorld San Diego taken over the weekend where it looks like work is finally starting up to install the new Electric Eel coaster.
(9/12/17) A reader sent in a picture from SeaWorld San Diego a few hours ago showing off what appears to be the first sections of roller coaster track for the Electric Eel coaster arriving on-site.
(8/11/17) Good news for SeaWorld San Diego, the park received the final approved needed for the Electric Eel coaster from the California Coastal Commission last night. With that final hurdle out of the way, you can expect to see construction start very soon... oh... and those construction walls we had posted pictures of last week? Apparently those were left over from the building of the Ocean Explorer land, but new walls will soon go up for Electric Eel at Polar Bear Plaza, next to Journey To Atlantis.
(8/5/17) Good news for SeaWorld San Diego's coaster fans... the park has now put up construction walls for the new Electric Eel coaster to open in Summer 2018.
(5/30/17) Good news for SeaWorld San Diego for once as the park’s plan to add the Electric Eel coaster in 2018 won an easy vote of approval from the city’s Planning Commission. Now the City Council must vote on it as well, and then it will go to the California Coastal Commission for final approval.
(3/6/17) A few new pieces of concept art for the new Electric Eel coaster have been posted to OrcaAction, showing off how the new ride will be colored to be less obtrusive in the sky near the park, as well as a piece of art showing off what the ride would look like from outside the park from a nearby road where it only looks a little taller than the park's Journey To Atlantis structures.
(1/4/17) SeaWorld San Diego has confirmed that their 2018 coaster plans are indeed a Premier Rides Sky Rocket II design that they will call the Electric Eel. The plans still have to get final approval from the California Coastal Commission, but the site chosen for the coaster is already placed on one of four locations in the park already approved for attractions up to 160 feet in height.
(12/24/16) So what is SeaWorld San Diego planing to build for their 2018 coaster? New evidence released by the city in the form of an email from Morris E. Dye (Development Project Manage for the City of San Diego) sent to one of our readers confirms new details that might unlock the mystery. The email confirms that it will be a compact coaster design standing 150 feet tall, featuring inversions, twists, turns and would be visible from outside the park. The ride would also be painted in colors, above the 60 foot level, that would either blend with the skyline or be more muted than the colors used at the bottom, and use an "open and airy track and support structure" to help it increase transparency on a site taking up only 2 acres of space.
So what new coaster has SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment built recently that stands exactly 150 feet in height and would fit perfectly into a small 2-acre site? How about Tempesto, a Premier Rides SkyRocket II coaster clone? You can actually see the layout much better if you look at the Phobia Phear Coaster version installed at Lake Compounce a few months ago. The ride features a unique launch experience where it launches forward, then backwards, and then forwards once again, each time gaining more speed, before launching the riders up through the entire ride course.
This theory also matches up perfectly with the confirmation from Premier Rides (see our story here) that they would open a new Sky Rocket II coaster in the USA in 2018, thus bringing the first steel looping coaster to San Diego.
(12/22/16) One of our readers who lives very close to SeaWorld San Diego received an interesting item in the mail today. It was a public notice from the City of San Diego regarding a new building application files by SeaWorld San Diego to "remove existing shade structure and construct a new roller coaster ride, site improvements and ancillary buildings" such as an aquarium, a retail area, food service areas and a maintenance building for the new coaster. The project name is 'Sea World 2018 Attraction".
(5/16/16) In an interview with Joel Manby, he mentions some details about future plans for the San Diego park this week. For starters, while he says that while the Ocean Explorer attraction coming in 2017 is really "more for smaller children", the park is planning something "for teenagers with more of a thrill factor" for the 2018 season season.