SeaWorld San Antonio Discussion Thread

P. 40: Sesame Street Parade, Taumata Racer & more in 2018!
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Re: SeaWorld San Antonio Discussion Thread

Postby fiestatexasfan » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:59 pm

^ I found the transitions on Great White to be a little jerky when I rode.
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Postby ThemeParkJunkie51290 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:16 pm

I need some advice if someone wants to help a fellow theme park junkie. LOL. I have two more trips plan for the year (The Park at OWA on 10-7-2017 and of course SeaWorld San Antonio) . . . BUT . . . I'm trying to decide if November or December would better; mostly to ride Wave Breaker and the other roller coasters. I also know the Christmas event will be going on, but another concern is knowing will Journey to Atlantis will be open as well. I hate to miss it. :( Thanks for any advice! =)
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Re: SeaWorld San Antonio Discussion Thread

Postby Meangreen16 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:40 pm

ThemeParkJunkie51290 wrote:I need some advice if someone wants to help a fellow theme park junkie. LOL. I have two more trips plan for the year (The Park at OWA on 10-7-2017 and of course SeaWorld San Antonio) . . . BUT . . . I'm trying to decide if November or December would better; mostly to ride Wave Breaker and the other roller coasters. I also know the Christmas event will be going on, but another concern is knowing will Journey to Atlantis will be open as well. I hate to miss it. :( Thanks for any advice! =)


The park is closed in November.
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Re: SeaWorld San Antonio Discussion Thread

Postby bgtlover » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:19 pm

Meangreen16 wrote:
ThemeParkJunkie51290 wrote:I need some advice if someone wants to help a fellow theme park junkie. LOL. I have two more trips plan for the year (The Park at OWA on 10-7-2017 and of course SeaWorld San Antonio) . . . BUT . . . I'm trying to decide if November or December would better; mostly to ride Wave Breaker and the other roller coasters. I also know the Christmas event will be going on, but another concern is knowing will Journey to Atlantis will be open as well. I hate to miss it. :( Thanks for any advice! =)


The park is closed in November.

It's open the week of Thanksgiving. Nov 18-26 from 1PM-9PM (til 10 on Saturdays)
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Re: SeaWorld San Antonio Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:33 pm

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has sent us a press release announcing the new additions coming to SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio in 2018!

A Sesame Street® parade, a waterslide, a summer celebration and a beer festival are among the new experiences coming to SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio in 2018. The additions continue the evolution of growth at the park, which has added major events and attractions annually since 2011.

“We’re continuing to invest in our guest experience with our 2018 event additions and expansions,” said Park President Carl Lum. “From families to foodies and thrill seekers to music enthusiasts, SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio have something for everyone and we’re constantly working to grow our reputation as a leader in fun, one-of-a-kind experiences.” He added, “And a great deal and value for guests to enjoy everything the park has to offer in 2018 is with a 2-park annual pass for $99.”

Sesame Street Parade
The iconic brand expands out of the Sesame Street Bay of Play® and onto the pathways with the addition of a neighborhood street party parade. This daily event features everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends, 10 themed floats, contemporary tunes including Sesame Street favorites and three show-stopping performances throughout the parade route. The Sesame Street Parade will make its debut in spring 2018.

Taumata Racer®
Taumata Racer, named for a famous hill in New Zealand, is slated to open in spring 2018 at Aquatica San Antonio. It’s a high-speed waterslide where riders zoom downhill head first on foam bodysurfing mats. It’s also a competitive ride with six side-by-side lanes. Taumata Racer launches riders in an entry tunnel that makes a swooping, 180-degree turn, then straightens out to make two additional descents over the 375-foot slide length and 55-foot drop in under 10 seconds.

Electric Ocean™
An all-new nighttime experience – Electric Ocean – headlines SeaWorld’s summer offerings with a nightly fireworks display and party zones with electronic dance music (EDM) that will create an electrifying dance club atmosphere. Also, returning to the summer lineup are guest favorites like HydroPower Xtreme FX and Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up the Night, as well as an encore of Sea Lions Tonite. Electric Ocean will light up the summer night sky from June 15 to August 12.

Bier Fest
Inspired by more than 200 years of Oktoberfest traditions, Bier Fest will feature a lineup of more than 100 beers from around the globe, including a variety of local favorites. The Bavarian celebration will also feature authentic German food and festive music. Bier Fest will take place over the course of three weekends, beginning September 1, 2018.

Expanded Event Offerings
SeaWorld will also expand its existing event offerings, packing in more dates and a lot more fun for 2018. The calendar kicks off with an expanded Wild Days celebration, featuring an action-packed month of unique and exciting animal shows perfectly timed for spring break, including Jungle Jack Hanna. The Seven Seas® Food & Wine Festival returns in April with a new food location, local bands and more globally inspired culinary fare than ever before. All-new frights – including a spectacularly scary nighttime stage show – await during Howl-O-Scream® with fall family activities available at Spooktacular®. With the holiday season comes an expanded Christmas Celebration® featuring an awe-inspiring 11 million lights, a contender for one of the largest lighted Christmas displays in North America.

New Best Value 2-Park Pass
For a limited time only, guests can experience the all new attractions and events in the 2018 lineup for $99 with a 2-Park Annual Pass. The 2-Park Annual Pass offers unlimited admission to both SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio and includes free parking, free tickets for friends, in-park discounts on swims, tours, special dining offers and many other exclusive benefits.

For more information and to purchase a 2-Park Annual Pass, visit SeaWorldSanAntonio.com.
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Debuting in spring 2018, SeaWorld San Antonio’s Sesame Street Parade will allow guests to experience an energetic neighborhood block party with all of their favorite Sesame Street friends. This daily “street party” features familiar contemporary tunes, as well as Sesame Street favorites that are sure to get everyone in the mood for fun! Kids will learn about letters, numbers and friendship through the parade’s three show-stopping performances and 10 larger-than-life floats.
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For those who prefer life in the fast lane, the new Taumata Racer high-speed racing waterslide will zoom riders down a 375-foot slide, around a 180-degree swooping turn and an entry tunnel before racing them across the finish line in less than 10 seconds. Taumata Racer, named for a famous hill in New Zealand, is slated to open in spring 2018 at Aquatica, SeaWorld San Antonio’s Waterpark.
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Fall 2018 brings more than 200 years of Oktoberfest traditions come to life at SeaWorld San Antonio’s Bier Fest. Guests can raise a glass to toast the end of summer with a variety of craft beers from around the globe, including a variety of favorite local brews. And, sample traditional German food, listen to festive music and experience all this unique Bavarian celebration has to offer. Prost!
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PHOTO CREDIT: SeaWorld San Antonio
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When the sun goes down, the night comes to life at SeaWorld San Antonio’s new Electric Ocean. Guests will explore party zones filled with electric dance music (EDM), colorful lights and end the night with a spectacular display of fireworks. With the return of HydroPower Xtreme FX and Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up the Night, as well as an encore of Sea Lions Tonite, summer nights at SeaWorld have never been brighter. Electric Ocean takes place daily June 15 to August 12.
2017 ©SeaWorld Parks


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Re: SeaWorld San Antonio Discussion Thread

Postby Married a Canadian » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:24 pm

We visited Seaworld as part of our trip to Texas, and were fortunate enough to go during the christmas light festival.

We loved the park, and thought they had done a really good job with the festive theming (8 million lights will do that for you!). Although I am a "coaster" fan, I will always give thumbs up when the whole family can enjoy the day out, and SeaWorld San Antonio CERTAINLY did that for us, and we came away with a great impression.

The coasters. Thank you "Wavebreaker"!!, you are now my sons FAVOURITE roller coaster. It was a great, fun family ride, with just enough in it for adults to enjoy also. I loved it, mostly because my son loved it...but also because the two launches add a bit of spice, and the turns are pretty quick in places. The starting tunnel with the rescue scenario is a nice touch.

Steel Eel. Better than I thought it would be (I preferred it Magnum XL200...is that OK?) and a lot smoother than expected. I was smiling when I got off which is a good sign.

Great White. Fun.....preferred it to Goliath at Fiesta (which I rode the following day). I don't know how to "rate" B and M inverts. This one goes down as the "expected", which for me is still good.

Sesame St area was standard kid area stuff (my son enjoyed it), but I thought the "Shamu express" kid coaster was rather lame. The one in Orlando is a way better starter for kids (in my opinion), this was just an "in and out" oval with a couple of bumps. Ho hum!

The shows were not as good as Florida (personal opinion only) but still not bad. We just felt the dolphin/beluga display lacked some of the creativity, and having seen Shamu before, the "wow" factor is not quite the same as a first viewing. However being there for the christmas theme was amazing. My wife and I could not get over how many lights they had!, but also how they used them to theme different areas, like Blue and white for Shamu, multicoloured for candy lane, or a totally non commercial red and white "Coke" land. The christmas shops, markets and santa displays added to the theme, and of course I had never heard christmas songs done in Country/Western/Hoedown style!

We even had a chuckle as they made it "snow" in Texas....thanks guys but we left that behind in Canada!

Had a great day, and will look forward to returning in the future.
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Re: SeaWorld San Antonio Discussion Thread

Postby Coastercowboy » Tue May 08, 2018 10:32 am

In case anyone is looking at going to Sea World San Antonio, they are running a deal right now in celebration of their 30th Birthday. They have tickets for $30.00 each. The tickets must be used before June 30th. The offer expires May 13th.


https://seaworld.com/san-antonio/events/30th-birthday-celebration/
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Re: SeaWorld San Antonio Discussion Thread

Postby pinslasher » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:27 pm

1st time going to Sea World San Antonio on Tuesday, any tips? We won't be doing the waterpark.
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Re: SeaWorld San Antonio Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:58 pm

This park is light on animal exhibits, so really even if you want to see every single show you won’t really need much in the way of strategy or tips. Just take your time, have a laid back and chill day and have fun.

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Re: SeaWorld San Antonio Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:42 am

pinslasher wrote:1st time going to Sea World San Antonio on Tuesday, any tips? We won't be doing the waterpark.

Pray that there's nothing even remotely resembling wind occurring anywhere in the area. On my single visit earlier this year, the wind levels were varying between 5-10 MPH on the ground, which meant every coaster except for the kiddie coaster ended up going down for extended periods of time. And when they'd come back up, they'd send a train or at most two, then go back down again.

Leave any bags you may have with you in the car unless you want to do the mandatory fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo rental at every single coaster.

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