Our Grand Tour of SeaWorld San Antonio Continues

Written by Rick Wright. Posted in Features, Weekend Update

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Published on August 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm with 5 Comments

CaptPhoebus’ Grand Circle Tour of SeaWorld San Antonio continues this week with a ride on Great White, the first inverted coaster to be built in Texas, also the first coaster built in the park. He also shares a brief review of this interesting park at the end of the article. ~~Rick

Rio Loco
A river rapids ride full of choppy water, water cannons, and a waterfall. No one comes off dry, though just be prepared to wait on the busiest of days.

 

Great White

The first inverted coaster to be built in Texas, also the first coaster built in the park. This is a similar track layout (although it’s a shorter track) and the same key features and 5 inversion of the Six Flags Batman: The Ride rides found across the States.

Remember, no fun allowed

Penguin Encounter

Thank you Southwest

Steel Eel
Although it’s billed as a hypercoaster, at only 150 feet, not the requisite 200 foot minimum,it’s doesn’t really meet the criterion. It’s a simple “Out and Back” style coaster with 2 hills out, and 3 bunny hills back. Expect lots of “airtime” while riding.

Sea Lion Stadium/Cannery Row Caper
Clyde and Seamore, and their detective friends, solve the mystery of the missing fish. The show features the animal talents of Sea Lions, a Walrus, and an Otter

You spray me!

Holy Mackerel

 

 122….123….124….125…..

Alligator Alley

 

Sesame Street Bay of Play
Interactive children’s play area. Don’t forget to bring the swimsuits

Ski Lake
The center of the park, also home to the Cool Vibrations water ski show

Dolphin Cove
Home of the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins. Note: this exhibit closes early, so plan accordingly to visit and feed these gentle friends

 

Sharks and Coral Reef

The only aquarium inside the park.

My Thoughts on SeaWorld

Although the largest of the SeaWorld parks, it also seems to have the least amount of exhibits and offerings. With the oppressive heat that San Antonio can offer, the “circular” layout of the park, makes it hard to go from one end of the park to the other easily. There also seems to be a bit of lack of shade covering while walking the park, unless you’re inside an exhibit, ride, or show (which are all covered). Just remember to take it slow, wear lots of sunscreen and sun protection, and drink lots of water to make this park bearable from the heat.

Pros:
• Great roller coasters
• Friendly employees
• Rides that get you soaked

Cons:
• Lack of variety of exhibits and aquariums
• No Shade
• Awkward layout/Use of space

I’ll next be sharing the newest offering to SeaWorld San Antonio, the Water Park. Please check back soon.

Have you visited SeaWorld San Antonio? What did you think?

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  1. I want to go
    Steel eel looks realy good

  2. Looks like a fun park. Will have to give it a try next time we are in San Antonio.

  3. Looks like fun. Rides that get you soaked are just the thing on a hot day.

  4. Great pictures, thanks!

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