Published on July 31st, 2017 | by gareth0
SeaWorld: San Diego Announces September And Halloween Events
I covered the opening of their new area as well as their new Orca show and enjoyed it. The new show really shows how they behave in the wild and how many of their routines are adapted from their pack behavior.
VIEW ORCAS IN 360 UNDERWATER: The all-new DeepSeeVR: Orca 360 takes park guests on an underwater dive to virtually swim with killer whales at SeaWorld. Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is often used to tell these stories, but with DeepSeeVR: Orca 360, it’s our unique point of difference to be able to bring guests this close to real animals. This seven-and-a-half minute film uses newly-developed cutting-edge VR technology and stereoscopic 360-degree video to give guests the sensation of “being there” by creating unexpected moments of awe and wonder. Park patrons may also continue to be inspired by killer whales during the live Orca Encounter presentations daily. They may also enjoy incredible views of the park’s orcas as they swim, play and socialize at the Underwater Viewing window at the Orca Encounter facility. For more information visit: www.SeaWorldSanDiego.com.
SEAWORLD STILL AGLOW WITH ELECTRIC OCEAN: SeaWorld’s new nighttime spectacular—Electric OceanTM—continues to transform the park’s landscape into a sea of glowing color and energy when the sun goes down nightly through Aug. 13, and weekends Aug. 19 through Sept. 4. During Electric Ocean’s Cirque Electrique, daring aerial performers decked in advanced LED suits mesmerize audiences, aerialists and acrobats bounce and fly in and over Mission Bay in a nighttime reincarnation of the popular daytime show, Cirque de la Mer. The must-see Cirque Electrique goes dark after Aug. 21. The all-new IllumiNight show submerges SeaWorld guests below the ocean’s surface to an electrified ocean floor with a radiant exhibition of sights and sounds that features overhead laser lights, live musicians and larger-than-life animal puppets that soar above guests. Other Electric Ocean festivities include projection mapping; a display of real bioluminescent organisms and microscopic algae that glow just like they do in the ocean; and a signature dance area that keeps the night grooving with colorful lights and a live DJ. Guests are encouraged to share photos of what’s “glowing on” at SeaWorld, using #SeaItGlow. For more information visit: www.SeaWorldSanDiego.com or call (619) 222-4SEA.
BEAT THE HEAT AT SEAWORLD: As temperatures and humidity soar in Southern California, SeaWorld® San Diego is the place to cool off and have fun. Guests can sit in the soak zone section at many of the park’s spectacular attractions. They can also take a dip in chilly salt water with playful dolphins or beluga whales also known as sea canaries. SeaWorld’s animal interaction programs allow guests to enter the water with these beautiful animals for an additional fee. Learn about cold weather penguins that live in the 25-degree, snow-filled Penguin Encounter® while on a Penguins Up-Close Tour. Of course there’s always the real wet river-raft expedition enjoyed on Shipwreck Rapids® and Journey to Atlantis® water coaster for thrills that will chill! For more information visit: www.SeaWorldSanDiego.com or call (619) 222-4SEA.
GEARING UP FOR HALLOWEEN: SeaWorld is on the prowl preparing to kick off its family-fun, not-too-scary Halloween Spooktacular event as this summer season winds down. The marine park is already working behind the scenes to transform into a Halloween delight this fall. Energetic improvisational character actors and interactive performers are set to begin rehearsals Aug. 21. SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular kicks off Saturday, Sept. 23 and continues the next day along with every weekend in October. For more information visit: www.SeaWorldSanDiego.com.
Happening now at SeaWorld San Diego:
All summer long, SeaWorld lights up with Electric Ocean™, a brand new summer nighttime extravaganza that transforms the park into an underwater world of colorful luminescence. Electric Ocean immerses guests in a glowing sea of wonder with special nighttime shows including IlliumiNight, a dance party called Club Current and much more. Electric Ocean continues through Sept. 4. Next up, SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular is a not-too-spooky celebration for all ages, but especially kids 12 and under, who can trick or treat in a sea-inspired atmosphere, mingle with fun Halloween characters, and check out the park’s Halloween show, Clyde & Seamore’s Big Halloween Bash. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 23-Oct. 29.
SeaWorld park description:
Spread across 190 acres on beautiful Mission Bay Park, SeaWorld is known for spectacular animal shows, interactive attractions, aquariums, rides and education programs for all ages:
Animal attractions include Ocean Explorer™, a 3-acre realm with aquariums, exciting rides and digital technologies to engage park guests in an experience centered on exploration and adventure; Orca Encounter™ , a live documentary-style presentation with a new Pacific Northwest-themed backdrop at SeaWorld’s main orca pool, reflecting the natural world of killer whales; Explorer’s Reef™ featuring interactions with shark pups, ray, and cleaner fish; Turtle Reef, 280,000-gallon turtle aquarium, interactive game, touch-screen turtle map and ride; Shark Encounter® with nearly a dozen species of sharks; Penguin Encounter® with more than 350 penguins representing six species; and Wild Arctic with beluga whales, walruses and seals.
Shows include Sea Lions LIVE, a hilarious sketch-based comedy show starring California sea lions Clyde® and Seamore®; and Dolphin Days, featuring bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales.
- Rides include Manta®, a multi-media, double-launch coaster; Journey to Atlantis®, a wet and wild water coaster; and Shipwreck Rapids® water raft ride.
Hours, location and information:
Interstate 5, exit SeaWorld Drive. (619) 222-4SEA; Park hours vary by season; check website: SeaWorldSanDiego.com
Admission for ages 10 and older is $94.99; for ages 3–9, $88.99; children under 3, free.