Welcome to another Seaworld San Diego update. This week we share photos of the work on the highly anticipated new interactive entrance to the park. Next up, we consider what might be going on inside of the Mission Bay Theater. We round things out with our wish list and theories on what could possibly be coming for the 50th anniversary of Seaworld San Diego.
The New Entrance / Explorer’s Reef
Inside the park, the walls surrounding the main construction area have been updated with new renderings of the Explorer’s Reef.
Construction Central: Mission Bay Theater
…and more walls in the back. We assume that this is where the Madagascar attraction will be going in.
What’s interesting is that they don’t really use the middle set anymore like they used to. When the show opened, there was a fantastic pyrotechnic effect, and two characters would fly from the main set to the stage in front of the audience.
BaySide Sky Ride
Stepping from breaking news, we consider the Bayside Sky Ride. A classic attraction that offers a unique ride above the bay.
One question that folks ask a lot these days is why can’t SeaWorld put a water show like World of Color in this stadium? The answer to that would be that the lagoon is part of Mission Bay and holds a lot of wildlife. So sadly, it’s out of the question. It would be a great place for one.
A Brief “This and That”
Penguin Encounter: It’s Time for Something New
We are actually big fans of these adorable little birds. So formal, cute, and playful. How could anyone NOT like them? But with the recent Antarctica addition to SeaWorld Orlando, the mind races at the thought of a west coast expansion. Let’s see what is here now.
At the end of the day, it’s an okay exhibit. But it’s very outdated and SeaWorld needs to do something. With the restriction SeaWorld San Diego has on building heights, we’re not too sure if we’ll be seeing Antarctica here anytime soon. Perhaps they’ll think of something just as good. Let’s just cross our fingers that it doesn’t turn out to be another Turtle Reef.
50th Anniversary Talk
The 50th Anniversary of the park is just about a year away, and other than the new entrance and Explorer’s Reef, we haven’t heard anything about major new attractions. So, let’s look around and take note of some possible locations where we could be seeing something new in the future.
This location is used frequently but sits on a large plot of land. So much land, that if it was demolished, there could be a major development put here. I know what you’re asking: “Joseph, what could they put here?” My answer to your question is Turtle Trek 360 3D. Now, the Natallius Pavilion is not very far from the Turtle Reef aquarium and would be the perfect location for the attraction. However, the problem here is – once again – the restriction on heights placed upon the park. It is not impossible, however, as we all see with Journey to Atlantis. Of course, they can put other attractions here, but I personally think that Turtle Trek would be the best fit.
We would like to end the list with Shamu Stadium. Of course we’re not saying that they should demolish Shamu Stadium, but we would like to see a high-end new Shamu Show. This would be an obvious choice, since Shamu is the mascot of the park.
What would you like to see for SeaWorld’s 50th?