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San Diego — By Pam Nagata on July 28, 2010 at 6:46 pm
Filed under: Attractions, family, featuredarticle

Summer’s Not Over Yet at SeaWorld

Summer Nights at SeaWorld continues until September 6.  SeaWorld will offer extended park hours, fireworks and special nighttime animal shows, including the popular “Shamu Rocks” and “Sea Lions Tonight,” plus “Cirque de la Mer,” an acrobatic odyssey on and above Mission Bay, performed during the day. “Blue Horizons” is the spectacular new show featuring energetic bottlenose dolpins, magnificent pilot whales, a colorful array of exotic birds and amazing human performers.   “Believe,” SeaWorld’s visually-stunning daytime killer whale show, features a 2-story stage, three underwater cameras that capture Shamu below the surface, a giant 3-story whale tail that soars high above the set, and four LED screens that move and rotate as they highlight the power and beauty of the park’s killer whales.  I waited 1 hour prior to show to get the best seat available to watch with magnificent show.  It’s worth purchasing or bringing your poncho to get the front row seats in the middle of the stadium to capture the photo of the killer whales.

If you haven’t been to SeaWorld plan on spending the entire day and evening enjoying the 189-acre adventure park.  Some of the highlights are the dozen species of sharks at the Shark Encounter; and polar bears, beluga whales, arctic foxes and walruses at Wild Arctic.  Other attractions include “Sea Lions LIVE,” a hilarious sketch-based comedy show starring Clyde and Seamore;  Sesame Street Bay of Play, a whimsical play area for kids with family-friendly rides, Sesame Street character meet-and greets and photo opportunities; Journey to Atlantis, a wet and wild water coaster and 130,000-gallon Commerson’s dolphin habit; “Pets Rule!” a zany show where clever canines, curious cats and unpredictable pigs take charge and show humans who’s the boss; Shipwreck Rapids water raft ride; spectacular animal shows, interactive attractions, aquariums, rides and dining facility.

Ticket Prices: $69 (ages 10 and older); $59 (ages 3-9); children under 3 – free.  Parking:  $12

SeaWorld, 500 SeaWorld Drive, San Diego (map)

Photo courtesy of SeaWorld San Diego.

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    1 Comment

  • They’re not kidding when they warn you about that splash zone. Its worth it though, just to be able to say you did it. Really, how many times in your life are you going to be able to get soaked by a killer whale?

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