SeaWorld San Diego Launches the Biggest and Best Summer in Years with New Attractions, New Entertainment, New Fireworks and More
SAN DIEGO, Ca. (May 24, 2023) – Summer is almost here, and a wave of all-new summer fun is ready to wash over SeaWorld San Diego as guests enjoy fireworks, live music, Polynesian Fire dancers, and more beginning Memorial Day Weekend. New thrills to explore await and new opportunities to learn about the park’s rescue efforts with the spring openings of Arctic Rescue and Rescue Jr. Guests can enjoy Emperor, voted one of the top 10 best coasters in USA Today’s 10Best 2023. And starting June 16, the new Summer Spectacular will bring mermaids, pirates, and an exciting concert lineup to the park for a jam-packed summer season of new and fan-favorite family fun.
Jim Lake, SeaWorld San Diego Park President, said: “This is the biggest summer launch our park has had in years and there is no better time to visit. We have new and amazing experiences for park visitors including two new attractions for families to enjoy that teach our guests about rescue efforts and animal conservation in a fun and playful way. SeaWorld is going to have an amazing energy all summer long and we’re really going to wow our guests with a lively entertainment lineup, a new ride, new area for kids, amazing animal presentations, live performances throughout the park, great food and a star-studded concert lineup of amazing artists.”
Summer highlights at SeaWorld San Diego include:
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From now through May 30, guests can save up to 20% off on Tickets, Fun Cards & Annual Passes during the Memorial Sale. With fun entertainment, amazing animals, delicious food, and thrilling rides, there’s no better way to spend the day and the summer. The offer is available online only. Pass Members can visit any day and every day with NO block out dates, free parking, and discounts on merchandise, food and drinks, and more.
For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit www.seaworldsandiego.com. Follow SeaWorld on Facebook and Instagram for the latest Seven Seas Food Festival details and information.
SeaWorld is a leading marine life theme park and accredited zoo and aquarium that provides experiences that matter while educating and inspiring guests of all ages to care about marine life. Welcoming millions of guests every year, the parks offer fun and enriching experiences from up-close animal encounters and year-round educational programs to award-winning marine-life themed rides and attractions, special events and exciting entertainment. For more than 60 years SeaWorld has advanced the conservation of marine life in and outside its parks through science, education, and exceptional animal care that is Humane Certified by American Humane and accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. SeaWorld is one of the largest marine animal rescue organizations in the world, helping more than 40,000 animals to date. The SeaWorld Conservation Fund, a non-profit foundation established in 2003, has provided more than $20 million to nearly 1,400 organizations to advance critical research on every continent. A portion of park proceeds goes toward supporting these longstanding conservation commitments. SeaWorld parks are in Orlando, San Antonio, San Diego and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). SeaWorld is part of the SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) portfolio of theme park brands. For more information, visit us at SeaWorld.com.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Unveils First Look at Ride Vehicles for Two of Its Exciting 2023 New Attractions
“Pipeline: The Surf Coaster” at SeaWorld Orlando and “Artic Rescue” at SeaWorld San Diego will both debut in spring 2023
ORLANDO, Fla. (November 15, 2022) – Today at the annual International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo (IAAPA) in Orlando, SeaWorld unveiled the ride vehicles for two of its exciting new coasters that will both be debuting in spring 2023: SeaWorld Orlando’s “Pipeline: The Surf Coaster” and “SeaWorld San Diego’s Artic Rescue.” Last month, these two new attractions were announced, and now the first look at its ride vehicles have officially been revealed.
“Pipeline: The Surf Coaster” at SeaWorld Orlando
Debuting in the spring of 2023, “Pipeline: The Surf Coaster” is the World’s first Surf Coaster and a first-of-its-kind attraction that can only be experienced at SeaWorld Orlando. The new attraction celebrates the iconic surfing cultures found around the world with a unique surfboard ride vehicle that will give riders an immersive experience when their seats rise and fall to mimic the sensation of riding on a wave. Guests will ride waves on an iconic, gnarly surfboard, and go on a journey of twists and turns, including a “wave curl” inversion which will simulate the feel of an “alley-oop” – a surfing maneuver that only the most experienced surfers in the world are able to perform. With a maximum speed of 60 MPH, “Pipeline: The Surf Coaster” is ideal for thrill enthusiasts everywhere.
“Artic Rescue” at SeaWorld San Diego
This family-friendly, triple launch straddle coaster will debut at SeaWorld San Diego in spring 2023 as the longest and fastest straddle coaster on the West Coast. “Artic Rescue” takes passengers on a journey that starts at an indoor launch station inside the park’s Wild Artic exhibit and takes off outside on a unique snowmobile style vehicle. The coaster’s unique straddle snowmobile-style seats allow for an immersive ride experience for each rider as they lean into banks and turns and glide up heights as tall as 30 feet along the 2,800 feet of track. The ride reaches up to 40 MPH racing through the Arctic to help animals in danger while experiencing three exhilarating launches, each faster than the last. The new ride will bring awareness to the pressures the Arctic is facing and allow guests to visit, see and learn more about each animal whose species call the Arctic their home.
SeaWorld will also be introducing “Catapult Falls” in 2023, coming to SeaWorld San Antonio. “Catapult Falls” will feature the world’s steepest flume drop, North America’s only vertical lift flume coaster, and the tallest flume drop in Texas. This family friendly ride will catapult through the launch at speeds of 30 feet per second, allowing riders to feel the rush of a coaster while experiencing the rocking and swaying of riding on a track of water. Guests can stay tuned for a first look at Catapult Falls’ ride vehicles.
Visit SeaWorld.com to find more information on all new and current SeaWorld attractions, and follow along on Facebook, Instagram, SeaWorld Cares.
About SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) 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, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The Company collectively cares for 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 40,000 animals in need over the last 55 years. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens®, Aquatica®, Sesame Place® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 55-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.
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2022) – Busch Gardens Tampa Bay today announced Serengeti Flyer as the park’s all-new 2023 attraction. Serengeti Flyer will be the world’s tallest and fastest ride of its kind, a screamin’ swing, upon opening in spring 2023.
With each swing, riders will soar higher and higher above Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s expansive 65-acre Serengeti Plain while experiencing multiple negative-G moments before plunging back toward the Earth. Serengeti Flyer will feature twin dueling arms that soar progressively higher reaching speeds of 68 mph and a maximum height of 135 feet at the ride’s peak. Guests will be seated back-to-back in rows of 10 across two gondolas, allowing for 40 guests to experience the ride at once.
“Serengeti Flyer’s thrilling ride experience is bound to provide riders with a pulse-pounding encounter that can only be found at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay,” said Neal Thurman, Park President of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. “We believe that Serengeti Flyer will be the perfect high-thrill addition to our world-class portfolio of attractions including Iron Gwazi, the Golden Ticket Award Winner for the Best New Roller Coaster in 2022.”
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay annual pass members will be among the first to experience the new attraction upon opening in spring 2023.
Unlimited Thrills in Store with a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Annual Pass or Fun Card
Enjoy the breathtaking thrill of Serengeti Flyer all year long with a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay annual pass or 2023 fun card. Starting as low as $14 per month with exclusive pass member benefits valued at over $400, a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay annual pass is the best way to experience this all-new attraction.
Guests looking for incredible savings can pay for a day and get the rest of 2022 and 2023 free with Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s limited time fun card offer which provides unlimited access to the park’s world-class attractions, award-winning entertainment, up-close animal encounters, and vibrant seasonal events.
About Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. Busch Gardens is a unique blend of thrilling rides, an AZA accredited zoo with thousands of animals representing more than 200 species, and exciting seasonal events all year providing unrivaled experiences for guests of every age. For more information, visit www.BuschGardensTampa.com. Busch Gardens is owned by SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world.
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