New at­trac­tions at SeaWorld San Diego

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Fol­low­ing the un­prece­dented open­ing of three new ma­jor at­trac­tions slated for 2017 - Ocean Ex­plorer, the new Orca En­counter and the all-new sum­mer night-time ex­trav­a­ganza Elec­tric Ocean - the launch of the Elec­tric Eel roller coaster in 2018 will mark the largest new at­trac­tion pre­miere at SeaWorld® San Diego since the park opened more than five decades ago. Ocean Ex­plorer:

The launch of Ocean Ex­plorer™ will cre­ate an ex­pe­di­tion of won­der across the seven seas. Open­ing this Amer­i­can sum­mer, this ex­tra­or­di­nary new at­trac­tion will com­bine mul­ti­ple aquar­i­ums, ex­cit­ing rides and dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies de­signed to en­gage park guests in an ex­pe­ri­ence cen­tred on ex­plo­ration and ad­ven­ture. On the at­trac­tion’s sig­na­ture ride, called Sub­ma­rine Quest, guests will be ad­ven­tur­ers on a global ex­pe­di­tion of sci­en­tific ex­plo­ration, trav­el­ling aboard sub­marines to see Ocean Ex­plorer’s re­mark­able un­der­sea an­i­mals. Em­bark­ing on these mini-sub­marines, vis­i­tors will be­come re­searchers on a mis­sion to col­lect data and learn how they can help pro­tect an­i­mals. This three-minute ex­pe­ri­ence will in­clude an on­board dig­i­tal nav­i­ga­tion dash­board, as well as a few other sur­prises along the jour­ney, en­hanc­ing the riders’ un­der­stand­ing of the frag­ile ocean ecosys­tem. The heart and des­ti­na­tion of Ocean Ex­plorer will be a se­ries of un­der­sea re­search bases hous­ing spe­cially-de­signed aquar­i­ums and in­ter­ac­tive dis­plays that show­case unique and elu­sive ocean an­i­mals like gi­ant oc­to­pus and dozens of mo­ray eels, as well as Ja­panese spi­der crabs and spiny king crabs. Both crab species will be new to SeaWorld San Diego. The Ocean Ex­plorer realm will fea­ture five new fam­ily-friendly rides in to­tal, in­clud­ing an ex­hil­a­rat­ing wave swing ride where guests will fly through thou­sands of real bub­bles in chairs sus­pended from the ten­ta­cles of a gi­ant jelly.

Orca En­counter:

Also in 2017, SeaWorld San Diego will de­but the all-new, in­spir­ing Orca En­counter™. Based on killer whale be­hav­iour in the wild - how they move, hunt and nav­i­gate, what they eat, and even how they com­mu­ni­cate - this new en­counter will be a live doc­u­men­tary-style pre­sen­ta­tion help­ing park guests gain a deeper ap­pre­ci­a­tion and re­spect for orca, and em­pow­er­ing

them to pre­serve the fu­ture of these majestic an­i­mals. Each pre­sen­ta­tion or en­counter will un­der­score the vi­tal con­nec­tion we all share as protectors of the planet and how we each play a key role in the fu­ture health and vi­tal­ity of the wildlife and wild places. A new Pa­cific North­west-themed back­drop at SeaWorld’s main orca pool will re­flect the nat­u­ral world of killer whales. To fur­ther pro­mote the un­der­stand­ing of whale be­hav­iours in the wild, a large in­fin­ity video screen will aug­ment the back­drop dis­play­ing im­agery of orca in the wild as well as orca graph­ics and in­for­ma­tion about the whales.

Elec­tric Ocean:

As the sun sets, Elec­tric Ocean™ will light up SeaWorld with an ocean of bril­liance and vi­brant en­ergy that will trans­form the park into an un­der­wa­ter world of colour­ful lu­mi­nes­cence. This new, night­time sum­mer spec­tac­u­lar will im­merse guests in a glow­ing sea of won­der with bi­o­lu­mi­nes­cent-like light­ing, a dance club and path­way en­ter­tain­ment. Elec­tric Ocean kicks off this Amer­i­can sum­mer.

Elec­tric Eel:

The Elec­tric Eel roller coaster - fea­tur­ing mul­ti­ple-launch el­e­ments, high-en­ergy twists, and heart-pound­ing loops - will bring a whole new level of ex­cite­ment to SeaWorld in 2018. This new, first-of- its-kind coaster at SeaWorld will give riders the rare op­por­tu­nity to feel what it’s like to move like an eel as they twist and flip along nearly 900 feet of un­du­lat­ing track. Mul­ti­ple-launch ex­pe­ri­ences will pro­pel riders for­ward and back­ward as they speed through the ride’s sta­tion house ac­cel­er­at­ing to more than 60 miles per hour in just a few sec­onds. Riders then rocket sky­ward nearly 150 feet where they will brave an in­verted “heart­line” roll and a twist­ing loop for an ex­cit­ing feeling of air­time as riders crest the top be­fore breathlessly re­turn­ing to the sta­tion. Com­ple­ment­ing the vis­ceral thrills of a coaster, the Elec­tric Eel at­trac­tion will also bring a com­pelling in­ter­ac­tive and ed­u­ca­tional eel ex­pe­ri­ence to park vis­i­tors. Us­ing in­no­va­tive state-ofthe-art tech­nolo­gies, this in­ter­ac­tive ex­pe­ri­ence will al­low guests to dis­cover fas­ci­nat­ing in­for­ma­tion about these mys­te­ri­ous an­i­mals, in­clud­ing their unique pre­da­tion skills and di­ets, growth rates and sen­sory abil­i­ties.

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