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SeaWorld, one of the most unique and popular tourist attractions in San Diego, turned 50 this March, and the park intends to celebrate its big anniversary throughout the year in a variety of ways. If you have plans to visit San Diego this year with your family, then be part of this celebration as you enjoy fun rides, watch amazing animal shows, and meet many of the animals that populate our oceans.
History of SeaWorld
The original SeaWorld theme park opened on March 21st, 1964 right here in San Diego. Throughout its 50-year history, it has invited over 156 million visitors through its gates, employed 93,000 San Diegans, and opened two additional theme parks in Orlando, Florida and San Antonio, Texas. Even though SeaWorld is known for its amazing Shamu shows, dolphin shows, and fun rides, it also supports aquatic research, performs aquatic rescues and recuperations, and helps educate visitors on the importance of taking care of the oceans.
SeaWorld has a lot planned to celebrate its big birthday throughout the year. The festivities kicked off in March with the opening of the Explorer’s Reef, a new visitor’s entrance that features a sculpture of a wave crashing into a reef. The entrance also includes four new freshwater and saltwater pools where visitors can touch sharks, rays and other fish. This is all part of SeaWorld’s mission to bring visitors closer to the animals of the ocean.
50 Trip Sweepstakes
SeaWorld also unveiled a big sweepstakes where participants can win one of 50 trips to SeaWorld with their families at the park of their choice. The sweepstakes requires participants to like SeaWorld’s Facebook page and follow signup instructions. It ends 05/23/14, so make sure you enter soon!
The Surprise Squad
SeaWorld also launched a special “Surprise Squad” at each park, which will hand out fun gifts and prizes to guests at the park. Prizes will include special access, reserved show seating, merchandise, and even behind-the-scenes experiences.
SeaWorld is known for its amazing animal performances and shows. This year, it reveals new shows, including Bubble Blowout!, Splash Dance, and Sea Street Band. Bubble Blowout! features an eccentric tinkerer who travels through the park and creates bubbles of all shapes and sizes. Splash Dance is a comedic skit where a landscaping team loses control of their hoses and makes a splash. The Sea Street Band combines brass and percussion to entertain guests with energetic music.
One of the most unique ways that SeaWorld is celebrating its 50 year history is through a special art project in partnership with the nonprofit group Washed Ashore. Through this project, artists have created huge, sea-themed sculptures using debris that have washed up onto beaches and shores. The purpose of this project is to increase awareness to the issue of pollution in our oceans. This project helps underline SeaWorld’s history of performing wildlife rescues (over 20,000 in its history) and years of support for beach cleanups and other community activities to help preserve the ocean habitat.
Come on down to join SeaWorld in its celebration of 50 years. You’ll get to enjoy all the regular splendors of the park and much more. Find a selection of vacation condo beach rentals near SeaWorld in Mission Beach, Pacific Beach and La Jolla.