SeaWorld San Diego Gets Ready to Celebrate 50 Years

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SeaWorld San Diego Gets Ready to Celebrate 50 Years

Published on March 09, 2014 at 3:00 am with 11 Comments

Welcome to a very special update from SeaWorld San Diego as they head towards their fiftieth anniversary kickoff next week!

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New Entrance / Explorer’s Reef

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About half of the new entrance has been opened up for guests, and it’s quite stunning!

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On the left hand side is the new Tickets and Reservations area.

A closer look…

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We’ll have to wait till March 21st to see this part, but from what we do see, it’s going to be quite incredible.

Sidenote: While in the area, you can hear the sound of a wave going off every couple of minutes along with new background music which really sets you in the mood.

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Several new light poles have also been added.

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The electronic ticket booths have returned…

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…and the remaining buildings have a new look.

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The temporary entrance is now behind walls.

 

Also behind walls is the entry of Explorer’s Reef…

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However, the back half of the attraction has been opened up for guests.

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It consists of two different touch pools…

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And while the attraction isn’t entirely open yet, it seems like a big hit with guests!

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It’s pretty impressive!

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And for those wondering: about half of the old lawn is still there!

 

A Glimpse into the SeaWorld Store:

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Let’s take a look into the SeaWorld Store, shall we?

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The new retail shop has both indoor and outdoor sections. Here’s a look at the indoor section and some of the things you can purchase…

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Once you exit, you walk right into a plaza…

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…which also is a great shortcut to Shamu Stadium.

A bit of this and some of that…

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Shamu Stadium is getting a paint job!

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A new design on the trainer’s entry door is being worked on.

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Bay of Play is also getting some work done…

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Here’s a look behind the walls…

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Speaking of paint jobs, Pet’s Stadium is getting a new look!

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Here’s a wider look…

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Walls have also been placed on one side of the Animal Encounters attraction, undoubtedly for the 50th Anniversay “Sea of Surprises” event.

Sea of Surprises kicks off next week!

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Speaking of the fiftieth anniversary, MiceChat is offering you the absolute best way to celebrate SeaWorld’s 50th Anniversary. Come experience Explorer’s Reef and the launch of the Sea of Surprises for yourself at this amazing MiceChat event . . .

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Now, we invite you to listen to the latest episode of the Unofficial Seaworld Podcast with your hosts Eric, Mike and Erin as they talk about all the latest SeaWorld News for San Diego, Orlando and San Antonio.  In this episode they talk to Frank Todd, the Godfather of Penguins who built what people called “the impossible dream.”  So sit back relax and dive in!

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About Joseph Taylor

Joseph Taylor writes many of the In the Parks articles relating to Sea World and the surrounding San Diego attractions for MiceChat. He is an avid theme park and roller coaster enthusiast centered in Southern California.

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