Sean: SeaWorld San Diego is planning on expanding the park not just through new events but also new attractions, such as one of California’s largest roller coasters. At a recent forum last week SeaWorld San Diego presented their plans for the next few years in detail. Among special events and touch ups around the park, too come new encounters and the chain’s second “Mako“. Continue reading “Mako – New Dive Coaster + Other Changes for SeaWorld San Diego – Our Thoughts”
Sean: We just moved into our new apartment close to SeaWorld and figured the very best way to celebrate was an afternoon at one of our favorite parks. In this park update we’ll discuss some projects and events around the park, as well as construction at Aquatica and Sesame Street of course! Continue reading “SeaWorld Orlando Update – January 6th 2019”
Alexander: For years we’ve been compiling a list of the top coasters/attractions in the state of California to cap the end of each season. With 2018 came the introduction of our Florida branch, and so too comes a Top 10 list for the state of Florida.
Nick: It’s no secret that Busch Gardens Tampa is planning on revamping Gwazi into a new attraction for 2020, but up until now we’ve only had some not-so-subtle hints from September’s Tigris announcement that suggested the ride would receive an RMC makeover.
Alexander: It’s wintertime in Florida! It’s cool out, but still great weather for Sea World Orlando’s amazing coasters!
Sean: Weekdays are great days to visit Busch Gardens Tampa, and so we wound up there. No queues, all coasters were operating, and the weather was gorgeous. In this update we’ll feature our experiences along with a Tigris construction update. The new Premier Sky Rocket II coaster is coming along nicely! Continue reading “Busch Gardens Tampa and Tigris Update – December 6th, 2018”
Sean: Journey to Atlantis at SeaWorld San Diego closed last month to undergo a lengthy, but much needed refurbishment. Journey to Atlantis opened in 2004 as the second water coaster SeaWorld had obtained from Mack Rides. Over the years many of the effects stop working and the coaster/flume hybrid has gotten increasingly rougher. Worry no more, as we will discuss in this update, Journey to Atlantis will be completely re-tracked and some of its original effects will be brought back! Continue reading “Journey to Atlantis – Rebuild Update – Late November 2018”
SeaWorld San Diego was presented with three Brass Ring Awards by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions during the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 held earlier this week in Orlando, Florida.
Laughter rings out at Sea Lion and Otter Amphitheater as California sea lions Clyde and Seamore put on their own hilarious holiday TV special; playful dolphins jump and splash, celebrating the season with a tropical twist in the Dolphin Island Christmas show; the Christmas story is told from a new point of view, through the eyes of the animals, in SeaWorld’s live nativity musical performed under the stars; families gather to share nostalgic moments with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his friends; more than a million holiday lights shine brightly at SeaWorld, including the park’s iconic 320-foot Skytower Tree of Lights at the center of it all; and the big guy himself listens carefully to the Christmas wishes of little ones at Santa’s Christmas Village. New for 2018 is Rudolph’s Movie Experience performed daily and special performances of the 3 Kings Procession (Jan. 1–6 only). Continue reading “SEAWORLD’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION HAS SO MUCH TO ‘SEA’ AND DO”
Nick: Busch Gardens invited us to the opening night media party for this year’s Howl-o-Scream, so my good friend Lars and I headed down to Tampa to check it out! If you’ve read my Halloween Horror Nights review, you already know I love the Halloween season and all the theme park events that come with it, so getting to go to Howl-o-Scream this year was a real treat, especially since I hadn’t been since 2016. So how was the event? Read on to find out!
Continue reading “Howl-o-Scream 2018 Review!”
Nick: Infinity Falls doesn’t officially open until October 4th, but on Friday, September 28th SeaWorld announced that the ride would have a soft opening period beginning that afternoon. I headed to the park immediately after work in hopes of riding, and sure enough, it was open! Read on for my thoughts on this awesome new rapids ride!
Nick: Busch Gardens Tampa made their 2019 announcement on September 12th, introducing Tigirs, a new triple launch coaster for the Stanleyville area. They also teased a revamped version of Gwazi coming for 2020, implying that Rocky Mountain Construction might be involved! Be sure to read on for all the details!
SeaWorld San Diego’s Inside Look is back by popular demand. This one-of-a-kind experience, free with park admission, will give SeaWorld guests the unparalleled opportunity to step behind the scenes to see what the veterinarians see, go where the rescue team goes and learn for themselves how the animal experts at San Diego’s premier marine-life park care for thousands of animals every day and rescues hundreds of ill and injured animals every year. Continue reading “‘INSIDE LOOK’ IS BACK AND BIGGER THAN EVER AT SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO”
Nick: I recently made the trek out to Busch Gardens Tampa with the sole intention of photographing their coasters to create a nice backlog of content for posting to our Instagram page. I ended up taking over 500 photos, so I figured I’d showcase some of my favorites in an article here!
Nick: Today we stopped by SeaWorld Orlando to take a look at the progress of Infinity Falls, their new world class rapids ride opening later this summer. Crews are still hard at work finishing up the landscaping and theming around the attraction, so an opening date shouldn’t be too far off!