The restaurant that was outside the Sea World San Diego park was called Atlantis. From what I remember from George Millay's biography The Wave Maker ,Atlantis was the be place to be in San Diego. I don't remember when Atlantis closed, but the complex is still there. It's now the research center of Sea World.
I highly recommend The Wave Maker if you are interested in the early history of Sea World. George Millay also had hand in developing Six Flags Magic Mountain and built the successful Wet n Wild water parks.
Looks like there may have been a garden area as it looks like there were some walkways going back by the flagpole.[/QUOTE]
When HBJ owned the park, there was an awesome hedge maze off to the side of the giant map. There was also a giant chess board too. HBJ also had a HUGE bookstore in Sea World that stocked a lot of the books HBJ published and tons of educational toys.
Found a video of the Intensity Games ski show at SWO. It looks liek it's from the early 2000's as Kraken is there (opened in 2000) but the Hawiian Punch Village is still there where the Waterfront area is as is the old bridge connecting the Hawiaan Punch Village to Shamu Stadium.
Current coaster count: 166
100th coaster: Phantom's Revenge at Kennywood
150th coaster: Intimidator at Carowinds
last new park addition: Six Flags over Georgia