Change is coming to SeaWorld San Diego, so we’re back with another update. We’ve got a lot to cover this week, including major developments on the new entrance, the new temporary entrance, Cirque 2013, and more. Let’s dive in.
Construction Central: The New Entrance / Explorer’s Reef
Construction Central: Cirque 2013
Construction Central: Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation
We are eager to see if the landscaping has finally grown in on Manta. Has anything improved in the area?
50th Anniversary Talk: Part II
Last week, we looked at some areas around the park that could be redeveloped into new attractions. This week, we’ll be taking a look at the shows around the park and an attraction.
We begin with Pet’s Rule. A reader commented on how they would like to see it removed. The show has been around for thirteen years. While the show is very cute, entertaining, and still receives a large audience, it’s a little long in the tooth. Dolphin Discovery – the longest running SeaWorld show – ran for seventeen years.
It would be great if Pet’s Rule got a major refresh. But, I don’t think it will be leaving us anytime soon. I do think that we might see it turned into Pet’s Ahoy (a show at SeaWorld Orlando and rumored for SeaWorld San Antonio). I highly doubt that they will level it and build some sort of new attraction.
Next: SeaLions Live. This show has been around for a couple years, but has been rethemed several times. It started out with a submarine show, then it was rethemed to another submarine show, and now it’s a SNL-esque parody. Will we see a new SeaLions show? The only reason I have hope is because they’ve been changing their seasonal shows to create storylines. I was a huge fan of Fools With Tools! and I hope they bring some new show next year.
Blue Horizons isn’t going anywhere. There have been rumors floating around about a new night show. When Dolphin Discovery was around, there was a night show called “Ignite!” which was
pyrotechnic filled and was very similar to the old Shamu night show, “House of Douse”. What will be interesting to see – if this rumor is true – is if “Ignite!” returns or a brand new show. Keep your fingers crossed!
We end this week’s 50th Anniversary Talk with Sesame Street’s Bay of Play. As we all know, the Sesame Street 4D movie is no longer with us, which leads me to question the longevity of Bay of Play. It opened around the same time as the movie and was a huge project. The chances of having it rethemed are very slim. It would be great to see something new, but I doubt that SeaWorld would spend that much money on something that’s only a few years old.
We end this week’s update with some new on the upcoming Aquatica California park. The park will open on Saturday, June 1st, and you can count on MiceChat to have coverage of the opening festivities. Also, tickets are now on sale on the park website. One day tickets are $38 for adults and $30 for children. However, there are one and two year season passes available, and you can also pair that up with a SeaWorld pass. Click here to visit the parks website for more information.
So are you excited for Aquatica and the new developments at SeaWorld San Diego? What do you think we might see for the 50th Anniversary? What would you like to see in the next update? Be sure to leave your comments below.