Last week Sea World launched a new mobile app for Android and Apple devices. Most park app's are just standard "here are the park hours and a map" type app's. Some app's go beyond that and this one is certainly one of those.
I can't wait to actually try out the app inside the park to open up all the rest of the fun.
UPDATE: July 17 - App now features Commerce update
Below are the screen shots I took while playing around with the app. As you'll see some of the features are only available inside the park, which is honestly fine. It should make me want to go to the park to do everything the app has to offer.
As you can see, with the Sea World App you can pick which park you'd like to explore.
Once you get into the app you are shown some news. Below you'll see some info on the 50th and how you can add your tickets or passes directly to the app. Pretty cool!!
News and Deals and Fun Pictures with some awesome Sea World Fun Frames and Filters.
And lastly, some tips on how you can use the app to filter results for Rides/Shows/Food and more as well as a full screen view of the map. You can also skip all of the tips if you'd like to just explore on your own. =)
The front page of the app has options for tracking your car when arriving, the park hours, weather, checking into the park and exploring the park.
If you try to click the "I'm In The Park" button at home you will get the message on the right. Can't wait to visit the park to see what other options we get.
As we scroll down on the home page you will get the remaining showtimes for the day and some information about Behind The Scenes Tours and social media links.
As you'll see, the picture icon is displayed on every page just in case you see something you want to take a picture of while exploring the app.
You can purchase Tours directly from the app. On the right you'll see the options for adding the Penguin Up-Close Tour to your visit. Because this is the one I'd choose. =)
If you have an existing Sea World account you can log in and access all of your passes.
The Explore option allows you to sort between Rides, Shows, Attractions and dining. Clicking on the bubbles will show which Ride is near you.
The Shows and Animal Attractions options.
And lastly, dining options in the park.
To the right, the weather option which is a bit different than the normal Weather Channel app, I like this one better and may start using it for my home weather forcast. LOL.
The 50th Scavenger Hunt ... not sure what all the goals are, but it should be fun to do when we are at the park next.
So what do you think? is this something you are planning on using next time you are at one of the Sea World/Busch parks? Have you already used it? If so, let us know what you thought in the comments below.
UPDATE: The App has now added Commerce Capabilities
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Adds Commerce Capabilities to Mobile Apps for SeaWorld, Busch Gardens Parks