Busy season and the return of Summer Nights is rapidly approaching. In this update we’ll be taking a look at construction and refurbishments around the park, as well as some new happenings.

Construction Central: Explorer’s Reef / The New Entrance

Construction on the new entrance and Explorer’s Reef is really picking up steam.

Let’s begin with the Explorer’s Reef side of things…

Work is starting to go slightly vertical as cement has been laid and the ground has now literally been broken into.

There’s some serious work being done!
An overview of the upcoming entrance.

We’re not sure what will become of these buildings. I’m hoping they will be taken out, but maybe they’ll just be rethemed.
Work is also being done near Shamu Stadium. We are very interested to see what they’ll be doing here.

Construction Central: Cirque De La Mer 

We’re just weeks away from the return of Cirque De La Mer.

The balloons have been placed and the set is looking actually better than before!

New effects like this have been added. Before, they were two different shades of green. I’m actually liking this a lot more because it actually fits! It looks more like a volcano (fire) where before it was like seaweed.

It’s just about ready for showtime!
While riding the SkyRide, we noticed that the performers were preparing for rehearsals.

Madagascar LIVE! Operation: Vacation

While Summer Nights begins on May 25th, Madagascar LIVE! will premiere on June 15th.

We’ve noticed that workers have concealed most of the previous exits.

However, one door remains. We’ll just have to wait and see what goes on here…

A little of this and a little of that…

The red, white, and blue lights have reappeared on the SkyTower.
Crews were conducting tests at the Dolphin Stadium.
Pacific Point – the Sea Lion exhibit – is now behind walls while going under a refurbishment.
Will they be adding a new viewing area for park guests? Probably not, but we’ll just have to wait and see!

Aquatica California

We’re just week away from the opening of Aquatica San Diego, and the Facebook page has been teasing us daily with sneak peeks of the developments at the park!

Testing has been going on as the pools are slowly being refilled.
What do you guys think? Are you ready for Aquatica San Diego?

SeaWorld released another video showing off the transformation of the park. I’m very happy that the park is looking just as green as the renderings!


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We’ll be back in a couple weeks with another update!