Fascinating SeaWorld Facelift

Moms, today is the LAST DAY to secure your 2014 SeaWorld Preschool Pass, and April 14th is your last day to activate it. Whether you have infants, preschoolers or school-aged kids like me, you’re in for a real treat on your next Seaworld visit. In honor of SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration, the park has just completed a massive, 16-month project that transforms your arrival experience.

The randomly placed ticket booths have been replaced by incredible touch pools and under-water themed landscaping in a multi-million dollar project called Explorer’s Reef.™

Guests now enter the park beneath an immense wave sculpture that is nearly 30 feet tall and 100 feet long, giving the impression of actually entering an underwater world. Once inside, kids will be delighted to see fresh and salt-water touch pools where they’ll be able to touch brown-banded and white-spotted bamboo sharks, cleaner fish, horseshoe crabs and rays.

 

 

Explorer’s Reef encompasses more than three acres at the front of the park and includes a new ticketing booth concept, an open-air marketplace and gourmet coffee bar.

My favorite part of the new exhibit was the shark egg tank, which used to only be available in the behind-the-scenes tour.  Now everyone can marvel at the shark embryos growing and wiggling within each egg sack.  It was awesome!

Oh, and these sinks with auto soap, water and air-drying are pretty cool too.

I bought my first SeaWorld Silver Pass when Mallory was only about a year old.  That park was a life-saver to me as I adjusted to life as a stay-at-home-mom.  Whether we were there for most of the day or only for an hour, we always learned something and enjoyed being in such a beautiful, easy-to-manage with kids setting.  My family still counts SeaWorld as our favorite San Diego attraction, and we had a great day checking out Explorer’s Reef!

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