P. 631: Riptide Race dueling water slide announced for 2020!
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This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at SeaWorld Orlando, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see
TPR's Park Index Page. SeaWorld Orlando Website
Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!
July 15th, 2005 - SeaWorld reveals plans for a water park - SEE BELOW!
October 13th, 2005 - New Shamu show "Believe" is announced October 13th, 2005 - Three new rides in kiddie area also announced including Shamu Express
November 27th, 2007 - Polar Express coming to SeaWorld during the holiday season 2008 April 2nd, 2008 - Animal themed attraction announced April 21st, 2008 - Official ride announcement - Manta, a B&M Flying coaster April 21st, 2008 - Manta concept art May 13th, 2008 - Manta construction begins May 29th, 2008 - announcement from Sea World with ride specs July 6th, 2008 - Manta construction photos August 22nd, 2008 - SeaWorld tests Quick Queue October 30th, 2008 - Manta topped off November 5th, 2008 - Manta construction update November 17th, 2008 - Manta construction tour with TPR December 3rd, 2008 - Manta construction update 2009 January 31st, 2009 - Manta construction update March 8th, 2009 - Manta construction updates April 11th, 2009 - Manta construction update April 25th, 2009 - Manta testing with riders May 3rd, 2009 - Manta soft opening May 5th, 2009 - Manta Soft Opening Media Preview May 22nd, 2009 - Manta Media Day with Manta Cam! December 7th, 2009 - 2009 Christmas offerings announced 2010 February 10th, 2010 - visit by Larry the Cable Guy Febrruary 24th, 2010 - Trainer is killed by whale February 25th, 2010 - Orange County Sheriff's report on whale attack February 26th, 2010 - Shamu show to re-open tomorrow, charitable fund set-up in Dawn Brancheau's name March 11th, 2010 - SeaWorld rescues 11th manatee in 2010 March 17th, 2010 - Carlos Pena visits Discovery Cove April 23rd, 2010 - Environmental Excellence award winners announced May 18th, 2010 - SeaWorld After Dark offerings announced May 28th, 2010 - SeaWorld rehabilitates sea turtle July 3rd, 2010 - Special offers made during economic downturn August 23rd, 2010 - OSHA fines SeaWorld over trainer death August 31st, 2010 - Manatee released back into the wild October 7th, 2010 - Mark Wahlberg visits Discovery Cove, 2010 expansion palns to be announced soon, Q&A with Vice President of Discovery Cove October 12th, 2010 - Killer Whale born October 13th, 2010 - Discovery Cove with be expandeing the Grand Reef November 3rd, 2010 - Details on 2010 Christmas Celebration November 16th, 2020 - New killer whale shows announced for 2011 December 8th, 2010 - Christmas Celebration video 2011 February 3rd, 2011 - Details of One Ocean, new killer whale show February 23rd, 2011 - SeaWorld to allow trainers back in the water March 11th, 2011 - Lapbars being tested on Journey to Atlantis March 29th, 2011 - Tilikum to be integrated back into shows April 6th, 2011 - Construction tour of Discovery Cove's Grand Reef April 8th, 2011 - Dountdown to One Ocean opening June 6th, 2011 - SeaWorld Entertainment expanding into TV, Movies and Hotels June 12th, 2011 - Press release for Grand Reef opening June 14th, 2011 - Details on first movie distriubuted by SeaWorld, Turtle: The Incredible Journey July 1st, 2011 - Three Sea Turtles releasd into the wild July 8th, 2011 - Summer Nights offering July 25th, 2011 - Stranded pilot whale arrives at Sea World July 29th, 2011 - Dolphin calf born Septmber 15th, 2011 - Halloween Spectacular details October 3rd, 2011 - Redevelopment plans for 2011 November 2nd, 2011 - SeaWorld Fun Card returns for 2012 November 8th, 2011 - Official announcement of 2012/2013 redevelopment changes November 22nd, 2011 - O Wondrous Night preview December 11th, 2011 - Penguin Encounter farewell photos, plus Christmas Celebration coverage! December 15th, 2011 - 'Just for Kids' Festival announced for January through February 2012! December 22nd, 2011 - Tilikum (Tilly) currently ill 2012 January 6th, 2012 - Busch Gardens/SeaWorld Preschool Pass Announced! January 12th, 2012 - SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment raises pay for employees January 20th, 2012 - TurtleTrek official preview video with Brian Morrow! January 20th, 2012 - SeaWorld Parks hires former Disney CFO for same role January 31st, 2012 - SeaVenture marriage proposal at Discovery Cove! January 31st, 2012 - Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival 2012 lineup announced! February 3rd, 2012 - New Freshwater Oasis & TurtleTrek preview webisodes February 8th, 2012 - PETA sues SeaWorld for "enslaving killer whales" February 9th, 2012 - Judge dismisses PETA lawsuit on killer whale slavery February 9th, 2012 - Media TurtleTrek construction tour photos posted! February 15th, 2012 - Entangled dolphin rescued & released in Florida February 20th, 2012 - Sky Tower now free to all guests! February 20th, 2012 - SeaWorld Orlando hosting major seasonal hiring event April 9th, 2012 - Antarctica, TurtleTrek, Blue Horizons & One Ocean update April 24th, 2012 - Additional TurtleTrek webisodes released April 24th, 2012 - New Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin details revealed April 24th, 2012 - 'SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando' branding campaign announced May 30th, 2012 - New Discovery Cove deal includes SeaWorld & Aquatica June 12th, 2012 - 'Summer Nights' returns on June 23rd, 2012! June 12th, 2012 - A look at the production of TurtleTrek's music June 14th, 2012 - Aquatica to offer 'Weekday Pass' for $59.99 June 25th, 2012 - Aquatica "Splash-Up" Media Event coverage posted! July 1st, 2012 - Discovery Cove's Freshwater Oasis is now open! July 9th, 2012 - Dine with Shamu dining experience returns July 13th, 2012 - Discovery Cove Freshwater Oasis Media Event Coverage August 21st, 2012 - SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular details announced! August 27th, 2012 - Mahahiki Luau dinner show to retire after 30 years September 3rd, 2012 - Discovery Cove announces 2012 Florida Resident deals September 10th, 2012 - Antarctica Empire of the Penguin construction update September 17th, 2012 - 1st Behind the Scenes Antarctica Empire of the Penguin Video! September 21st, 2012 - SeaWorld appealing judge ruling to US Circuit Courts September 26th, 2012 - SeaWorld's creates multi-year marketing agreement with the Miami Dolphins October 11th, 2012 - SeaWorld begins offering gluten-free menus and food allergy accomodations October 24th, 2012 - 2nd Antarctica Empire of the Penguin Webisode now up November 18th, 2012 - Video of the Antarctica ride vehicle in motion! November 19th, 2012 - SeaWorld Christmas Celebration Media Day photos! November 26th, 2012 - Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin ride vehicle unveiling! Photos & Video! November 30th, 2012 - Bands, Brew & BBQ musical lineup revealed! November 30th, 2012 - SeaWorld releases Turtle Trek mobile app December 18th, 2012 - More details on the Antarctica ride vehicle revealed December 19th, 2012 - 'Franklin & Friends' partners with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment 2013 January 21st, 2013 - SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment launches mobile apps January 21st, 2013 - Bands, Brew & BBQ 2013 concert lineup revealed! February 10th, 2013 - Bands, Brew & BBQ Media Day Coverage! February 19th, 2013 - Antarctica Behind The Scenes Tour March 1st, 2013 - Aquatica 5th Anniversary Celebration photos & video! March 16th, 2013 - Behind the Scenes on Antarctica's Special Glaciers! March 26th, 2013 - Company profits soar with 300% increase over 2011! April 16th, 2013 - Viva La Musica Media Day Photo Report!! April 26th, 2013 - SeaWorld won't have to pay income taxes for years April 29th, 2013 - Meet Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin's lead Puck May 23rd, 2013 - Antarctica Media Day Report & POV Video! June 17th, 2013 - SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Sea of Surprises announced! June 17th, 2013 - SeaWorld pays first quarterly dividend since IPO June 24th, 2013 - Summer Nights Media Event coverage! June 28th, 2013 - OSHA fines SeaWorld again for safety violation July 6th, 2013 - SeaWorld parks looking at cost cutting methods October 22nd, 2013 - SeaWorld teases tall new body slide for Aquatica November 12th, 2013 - Second Aquatica Slide Teaser 2014 January 11th, 2014 - Report from SeaWorld's Wild Days Weekends February 1st, 2014 - Bands, Brew & BBQ with Theme Park Review! February 21st, 2014 - Details for Ihu's Breakaway Falls posted! February 25th, 2014 - Bruce Hall of REO Speedwagon changes SeaWorld opinion March 21st, 2014 - SeaWorld 50th-anniversary media event! May 8th, 2014 - Photo & Video Report From Ihu's Breakaway Falls August 4th, 2014 - SeaWorld & Southwest Airlines end partnership after 25 years 2015 May 27th, 2015 - Mako announced June 4th, 2015 - SeaWorld announces Summer Nights June 20th, 2015 - SeaWorld Summer Nights photo report! August 27th, 2015 - Full Mako POV Animation Posted! November 9th, 2015 - SeaWorld expansion announced, resorts in the works November 22nd, 2015 - SeaWorld Christmas Celebration Photo Report! 2016 January 7th, 2016 - SeaWorld tops off Mako! March 3rd, 2016 - Mako Construction Update! March 8th, 2016 - Official update on Tilikum's deteriorating health March 8th, 2016 - Mako track installation complete! New photos! June 2nd, 2016 - TPR's First Ever Ride on Mako! Video & Mini-Review! June 9th, 2016 - Mako Media Day Preview! Lots of photos & video! September 27th, 2016 - Kraken VR Coaster Announced - Details October 26th, 2016 - Penguin in a Wetsuit video posted! November 7th, 2016 - Christmas Celebration 2016 details announced! 2017 March 3rd, 2017 - Dolphin Days show debuts on April 1st, 2017! April 13, 2017 - Infinity Falls announced for 2018 June 15th, 2017 - Kraken Unleashed Media Preview photos & video posted September 25th, 2017 - SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular photos posted! October 12th, 2017 - Ray Racer to replace HooRoo Run at Aquatica in 2018! 2018 February 15th, 2018 - Seven Seas Food Festival media preview report posted May 2nd, 2018 - Sesame Street land and parade coming in Spring 2019! May 23rd, 2018 - Free beer available to guests throughout the Summer! June 3rd, 2018 - Electric Ocean Media Event report posted! July 18th, 2018 - Infinity Falls tower structure topped off! October 4th, 2018 - Infinity Falls Ride Video! November 4th, 2018 - Craft Beer Festival & Jack Hanna Weekend report! December 22nd, 2018 - SeaWorld Orlando's Inside Look details released! 2019 March 6th, 2019 - Sesame Street land opening on March 27th, 2019 March 10th, 2019 - Seven Seas Food Festival Media Preview report posted June 1st, 2019 - SeaWorld teases about a 2020 roller coaster June 15th, 2019 - Electric Ocean Media Kick-Off Report Posted! September 12th, 2019 - Ice Breaker launched coaster coming in 2020! November 1st, 2019 - SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration 2019 event details! November 15th, 2019 - Riptide Race dueling water slide announced for 2020!
Just saw this on the Sentinel's website....
Shari "Check out the dolphins" Shoufler
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This is huge news! I'm pretty excited...and an opening date of 2007 is pretty soon, I'd expect to see some major construction starting pretty soon!
It sounds a lot like the attractions they have at Atlantis on Paradise Island. Where they have acrylic tubes that go through the aquariums.
Elissa "I'm there!" Alvey
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I bet that Wet and Wild is really pumped up about this
Posts: 6322 Joined: 21 Feb 2005 Location: Nashville, TN Gender: Male
Whoa this is gonna be awesome!
Why do I still have a donkey title???
Posts: 2833 Joined: 15 Feb 2005 Gender: Male
This is going to be awesome!:D
I'm going to be there when they open in 2007!8)
Giggity, Giggity, Giggity!
Posts: 442 Joined: 07 Jun 2005 Location: Ethnically Cleansing "It's a Small World" Gender: Male
whoa! that clear water slide looks awsome!
Posts: 217 Joined: 17 May 2005 Location: SanAntonio,Texas Gender: Male
kick ass.that looks better than the on in SanAntonio.
i can see it now son of the son of the son of shamu
it looks great hopefully i might get there in 2007 if my family gets enough mone for the plane tickets.
hope to see some of you there!
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If I was a rich girl
Posts: 983 Joined: 06 May 2005 Location: St. Petersburg, FL Gender: Female
a tube slide that runs through a shark tank..that would be fun/scary!
Do you know where your wife is?
Posts: 4405 Joined: 05 May 2005 Location: NOR*CAL Gender: Male
Very cool! Another way to freak out Commerson's dolphins. I can't even count how many times those little guys have jumped up out of the water and onto the pavement at SeaWorld Ohio.
On the other side of the camera
Posts: 1730 Joined: 24 Feb 2005 Location: Gainesville, Fl
Sounds cool. I wonder what sort of impact this would have on Adventure Island (BGT's water park).
The proposal has been criticized by nearby residents in the huge Williamsburg community They object to another attraction being built near their homes. They plan to meet Monday night to discuss alternatives.
That's what to expect from living so close to theme parks in the first place. Personally, I wouldn't mind being next door to a major park
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