A Grand Circle Tour of SeaWorld San Antonio

Written by Rick Wright. Posted in Features, Weekend Update

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SeaWorldAgain

Published on August 18, 2012 at 1:04 am with 5 Comments

CaptPhoebus has been having a great theme park summer. During his trip to Texas, he filed a Weekend Update report from Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Today he has a photographic “grand circle tour” of SeaWorld San Antonio. It opened on Memorial Day weekend in 1988. At the time of the park’s debut, it was billed as “the largest educational, marine-life theme park in the world.” ~~Rick

Here’s a grand circle tour of SeaWorld San Antonio, the largest of the SeaWorld Parks. It’s a two part report and my thoughts and review will be at the end of part two, but wanted to let the pics speak for themselves first.

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[B][SIZE=4]Beluga Stadium/Azul, Lure of the Sea
[/SIZE][/B]This show features professional high divers, aerialists, and synchronized swimmers performing with Pacific white-sided dolphins and beluga whales.
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[I] Beluga Whale[/I]

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[I]Pacific White sided Dolphin[/I]

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[B][SIZE=4]Journey To Atlantis[/SIZE][/B]
The last of the 3 rides named Journey to Atlantis to be built for SeaWorld. Unlike the water coaster and show elements of the other 2 parks, this ride is reduced to the most basic components, the drop and big splash. This ride features a 100 ft drop, guaranteed to get everyone in the boat WET! It’s a quick way to get a bit of relief from the harsh San Antonio weather.
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[I]Ride Entrance
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[I]Loading Area
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[I]Turntable
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[I]Backwards?
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[I]No one said anything about getting wet!
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[B][SIZE=4]Shamu Stadium/One Ocean[/SIZE][/B]
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[I]Orca
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Next week we’ll have part two of CaptPhoebus’ report plus his personal views on Seaworld San Antonio.

About Rick Wright

Rick has been a long term MiceChat author and co-founder of the Weekend Update. You will often find Rick in the position of "Greeter" at official events due to his warm and welcoming spirit. If you've got photos, news or trip reports to share, Rick would love to hear from you: [email protected]

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  • Very interesting. I like it that the stadiums are covered. That would be great for Orlando as well. But it sure does look like this park gets the short end of the financial stick. As disappointing as San Diego’s Atlantis ride is, San Antonio’s is a joke!

    Looking forward to part two and what the rest of the park looks like.

  • WesternMouse

    The Atlantis ride and their big coaster are exactly like two rides at Europa Park here in Germany. Seeing just about anything in the States that’s a copy of something in Europe is a disappointment. SA SeaWorld looks like an afterthought.

    • triggernel

      Just so you know, Steel Eel at SW San Antonio opened in 1999, while Silver Star at Europa didn’t open until 2002. Besides there are 3 other rides in America made by the same manufacturer as Silver Star, that opened in America before SS…

      Source: http://rcdb.com/r.htm?ot=2&mo=8314&page=1&order=-10

  • Timekeeper

    I wouldn’t know about the coping of attractions, but the Journey to Atlantis attraction in Texas has the unique feature of going backwards in lieu of the elevator.

    Timekeeper

  • KingEric

    I love seeing photos of this park! I would love to see photos of the Aquatica park!

    Please more photos of this park!