5/23/15 - on-going
A Boatload of Fun Comes to Shore at SeaWorld
SeaWorld San Diego has a boatload of reasons to visit the marine park in 2015! The park is already in full swing with Summer Nights - including special nighttime animal shows and fireworks on select dates through September 7 - and on top of that, nationally recognized performers from acclaimed television competition shows will take to the stage during SeaWorld's Summer Vibes. This 7-week high-energy, family-fun production will take place in Mission Bay Theater Thursdays through Mondays July 16 to August 30. Plus, back are SeaWorld's traditional seasonal favorites including Halloween Spooktacular and Christmas Celebration. All in all, there's a whale-sized list of reasons to visit SeaWorld all year long. Seasonal events are included with park admission, but the best way to enjoy all the fun is to purchase a Fun Card, which allows guests to return over and over, all for the price of single-day admission!
But let's not forget all the SeaWorld favorites onboard all year long. The voyage begins soon as you arrive at the marine park with SeaWorld's interactive experience, Explorer's Reef. Guests enter under an iconic wave sculpture and are immediately immersed into an undersea adventure where they can touch a shark, interact with a ray and feel tiny cleaner fish gently nibble at their hands. Explorer's Reef - with four state-of-the-art touch pools with hundreds of sharks, dozens of rays and thousands of cleaner fish - is just the beginning of your SeaWorld adventure.
The star of SeaWorld, Shamu, amazes crowds in the One Ocean killer whale show and can be seen in a whole different light at Shamu's Underwater Viewing. In SeaWorld's new island-inspired Dolphin Days show, guests are immersed in the world of dolphins and pilot whales, For the thriller seekers, SeaWorld has Journey to Atlantis, Shipwreck Rapids and of course Manta, SeaWorld's double-launch, multi-media roller coaster. For a relaxing, serene experience, there's Turtle Reef, where guests can see dozens of sea turtles swimming in their 280,000-gallon habitat. And for laughter and silly fun, California sea lions Clyde and Seamore show off with their trainers in Sea Lions LIVE.
SeaWorld is full of animal shows and exhibits, but for those who want to get even more up close to some of the ocean's most fascinating creatures, the opportunities abound: the Dolphin Interaction Program allows guests to feed, touch and play with bottlenose dolphins; and the Beluga Interaction Program is a unique chance to enter the water with beluga whales, gentle giants known as "sea canaries" for their bird-like vocalizations.
With all the fun happening inside the park, guests may not know what's happening behind the scenes, where SeaWorld is caring for rescued animals that were found ill, injured or stranded on beaches along the San Diego coastline. Over the last 50 years, SeaWorld San Diego's Rescue Team has taken in and cared for more than 7,000 marine mammals and more than 8,000 birds. The goal of the program is to rehabilitate and return these animals to the wild, giving them a second chance at life. This year has turned out to be a record season in terms of the number of stranded animals SeaWorld has rescued: the Rescue Team has cared for more than 1,000 marine mammals (mostly California sea lions) since January 1, shattering the previous record of 474 marine mammals in an entire year in 1983.
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