Last weekend we headed down to San Diego to check out Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld.
We hadn't been to SeaWorld since Ocean Explorer opened last year and were very excited to check out not only Christmas Celebration but all of the other new stuff at the park.
Written by Gregg Condon
The trip down had a dual meeting, as I was meeting my half sister for the first time ever. Not going to get into too many details here, but will say that we totally hit it off, and I rode a coaster with my sister (something I never thought I'd say). So yay!!! =)
Welcome to SeaWorld!!
Manta is easily one of the best coasters in CA. So deceiving to look at. So fun to ride.
We'll get back to you a bit later Clyde and Seamore
Unfortunately the times didn't work out for us to see this. Wish they'd just had continuous shows throughout the day.
Let's check out how the Dolphins celebrate Christmas!!
Hey there Electric Eel!!
This was my view for most of the show.
Pro Tip: If you're going to lean forward and hold your phone up and block everybody behind you, at least hold your phone the right way.
I did manage to maneuver around her to get some good pics.
One of our favorite exhibits
Since they were playing Christmas music and had lights up, we had some fun with this one!!
Let's go check out Rudolph's Christmastown!!!
Some really cool displays
We showed up just in time to see the lighting of the Christmas tree
Plethora of Penguin Pictures coming in 3, 2, 1
Ok, maybe not a plethora, but I was in my happy place. It was nesting season.
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Hey howdy hey, it's an Electric Eel!!
We didn't ride this trip, we had to get good seats for Clyde and Seamore, but we know how fun it is. We'll get the credit next trip.
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This show filled up super fast
Let's check out Santa's Christmas Village!!
Hey, that rhymes!!
So many Christmas Trees around the park
The Sea Lion and Otter show is always a favorite
We got video of most of the show
And some pics. The Animal Trainers always look like they're having so much fun.
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Thanks SeaWorld for a great afternoon and evening of fun. This is definitely a great family Christmas event that's not to be missed!!
We can't wait to head back to the park next year for Tidal Twister!!
Happy October!! We are now in the thick of the Fog and our Halloween event coverage is coming to get you Barbara ...
Today we've got a great update from Howl O Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa, which continues to amaze every year.
Written by Renée Girard
It’s time for Howl O Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa!
We found some spooky friends and ready to get scared!
First house of the night is returning favorite Death Water Bayou. Such awesome scares in this one!
The Dia de los Muertos scare zone is new this year. Love the theming! Both fun and creepy.
There are so many great scare actors at Howl O Scream!
Insomnia is a new house this year. Really creative scares in this one!
We’re here for the boos!
Just driving around with some zombie clowns at U-banga Banga bumper cars.
I’m sure Camp DOA is perfectly safe
I hope he makes it out alive!
The tequila bar is new this year, thanks to Dia de los Muertos.
We encountered some more creepy friends in the maniac midway scare zone!
Simon’s Slaughterhouse is advertised as a house recommended for ages 17+, and we didn’t notice anything too out of the ordinary but it was still a solid house.
Let’s not forget the amazing coasters at Busch Gardens ! We got to ride all of them, and they’re all so good, especially in the dark. Looking forward to Tigris next year!
The Black Spot is another popular returning house, taking you through some creepy pirate ships.
Unearthed is also back again, and this time we got a flashlight!
So glad that Motel Hell is back for another year!
Howl O Scream has successfully kicked off another season!
SeaWorld Orlando has announced the opening date for Inifinity Falls. But before we get to that, we have a few pics from the Employee Preview last night!!!
Team member previews are happening today at SeaWorld Orlando for Infinity Falls. Finally!
You definitely get soaked on Infinity Falls. The elevator lift before the finale drop is very cool. A great addition to the already awesome lineup of rides at SeaWorld Orlando!
Check out even more pics below and the details of the Infinity Falls opening date!!
SEAWORLD ORLANDO ANNOUNCED INFINITY FALLS
GRAND OPENING OCTOBER 4
Get ready to drop, scream and get soaked on the record setting thrill ride
ORLANDO, Fla. (September 28, 2018) – Today, SeaWorld Orlando announced the Grand Opening of the world-class attraction, Infinity Falls, will take place on October 4 at 12:00 pm. Guests may be able to preview Infinity Falls September 28 through October 3 during the soft opening period.
Infinity Falls features roaring rapids, soaking fountains and a record-setting 40-foot waterfall drop, all against the backdrop of a rainforest utopia. Guests will have the opportunity to take on the role of a conservationist on a journey through the rainforest and learn about the importance of freshwater conservation through interactive games and stories throughout the ride experience.
Mark Pauls, President of SeaWorld Orlando Parks said “From the excitement of the thrilling rapids, to the unique vertical lift element, Infinity Falls is an adventure that appeals to the entire family.”
The opening of Infinity Falls is the perfect addition to SeaWorld’s ever-growing ride portfolio. From the roller coaster thrills of Mako, Manta and Kraken to the water flume fun of Journey to Atlantis, Infinity Falls joins the park’s famed attractions as a must-do experience in Orlando.
– SeaWorld Orlando –
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The company is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, behavioral training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 33,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.
The company owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company. Visit www.seaworldentertainment.com for more information.
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