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Ocean Explorer, Orca Encounter coming to SeaWorld in 2017

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  • Ocean Explorer, Orca Encounter coming to SeaWorld in 2017


    http://www.10news.com/news/ocean-exp...aworld-in-2017



    SAN DIEGO -- As it looks to revamp its image following the fallout from the Blackfish documentary, SeaWorld released more details Tuesday on two new attractions will be coming to its San Diego park in 2017, all part of a $175 million capital investment at all three of its parks.



    The new attractions are Ocean Explorer and Orca Encounter. SeaWorldCares released new renderings of both today.



    Ocean Explorer will be a three-acre area that includes “multiple aquariums, exciting rides and digital technology.”



    Its major attraction will be Submarine Quest, which will allow guests to travel aboard mini submarines to view undersea animals. IT will have a several undersea research bases “housing specially-designed aquariums and interactive activities displaying unique as well as elusive ocean animals like giant octopuses, huge spider crabs and dozens of moray eels.”



    The Orca Encounter program will focus on “natural orca encounters,” as opposed to “theatrical shows.”



    “The new Orca Encounter will be based on killer whale behavior in the wild: what they eat, how they hunt, how they navigate and how they communicate, helping guests gain a deeper appreciation and respect for the orcas,” SeaWorld said.



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    Any ideas where this is going? It looks like the Orca Encounter and the Ocean Explorer projects are two separate entities with the former being a refurbishment and "plussing" of the current Shamu Stadium in the lower left of the park. I think this is a good move for the park, I mean I think it's time for SeaWorld to lean more heavily on attractions to get their point across and to attract guests. I think in some ways it's somewhat sad that this particular "era" of SeaWorld is coming to a close, but it's also a chance to start a new one that is more attraction based like Disneyland or Knott's but with the overarching Ocean Theme (almost along the lines of Animal Kingdom). To bring in the Submarine ride and what looks like a Wave Swinger, along with some other flat rides is bringing more attractions to park that I think needs some, it's a good sign that the park is shifting gears.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by TFN5459 View Post
      Any ideas where this is going? It looks like the Orca Encounter and the Ocean Explorer projects are two separate entities with the former being a refurbishment and "plussing" of the current Shamu Stadium in the lower left of the park. I think this is a good move for the park, I mean I think it's time for SeaWorld to lean more heavily on attractions to get their point across and to attract guests. I think in some ways it's somewhat sad that this particular "era" of SeaWorld is coming to a close, but it's also a chance to start a new one that is more attraction based like Disneyland or Knott's but with the overarching Ocean Theme (almost along the lines of Animal Kingdom). To bring in the Submarine ride and what looks like a Wave Swinger, along with some other flat rides is bringing more attractions to park that I think needs some, it's a good sign that the park is shifting gears.
      Sadly I have not be there in years so I have no clue where it will be going but....I know the new area has me interesting in coming back next summer
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      • #4
        I think SEA WORLD is going right direction, for the parks...... Ocean Explorer projects looks Great
        Last edited by Eagleman; 11-14-2016, 06:21 PM.
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        • #5
          This will be an interesting time for SeaWorld. With the end of the killer whale shows, more attractions will definitely come. Still those SD NIMBYs are a pretty vocal bunch so I doubt we'd see anything on the scale of Mako, Manta or Kraken.

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          • #6
            Fancy that...Electric Eel launch coaster at 150 feet has been announced for 2018

             

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SpoonCM View Post
              Fancy that...Electric Eel launch coaster at 150 feet has been announced for 2018
              I think this looks pretty boring compared to the rest of the announcements. They already have a launch coaster in Manta (even if it's nothing like it's east coast counterpart like the Tower or Terror comparison) and it looks just like it's an off the shelf model matching the Batman and Superman coasters at the Six Flag Parks. I hope the theming is at least decent. and at best to me would be like Goofy's Sky School a lightly themed off the shelf attraction.
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              • #8
                Why are they announcing this now? It doesn't sound like it's a very large coaster that would take long to construct. Most parks announce these kinds of things after the summer season is over.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TFN5459 View Post

                  I think this looks pretty boring compared to the rest of the announcements. They already have a launch coaster in Manta (even if it's nothing like it's east coast counterpart like the Tower or Terror comparison) and it looks just like it's an off the shelf model matching the Batman and Superman coasters at the Six Flag Parks. I hope the theming is at least decent. and at best to me would be like Goofy's Sky School a lightly themed off the shelf attraction.
                  I'd doubt we'd ever see a B&M in San Diego. Nothing that huge would get past the Coastal Commission. With limited land and land use restrictions, compact launch coasters fit the bill for Sea World.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SpoonCM View Post

                    I'd doubt we'd ever see a B&M in San Diego. Nothing that huge would get past the Coastal Commission. With limited land and land use restrictions, compact launch coasters fit the bill for Sea World.
                    That's true, I guess I wasn't taking into account the footprint of the whole thing. The height will still be pretty high though since it has a pretty "small" horizontal footprint, I imagine a new feature in the skyline of Seaworld next to the Sky Tower, Sky Ride, and Atlantis.
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                    • #11
                      Dam...well I'll wait for 2018 then and see what they have then. Looks like there will be a few new things for me to see since the last time I went when Manta opened
                      Happy Halloween!!!

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                      • #12
                        A Preview for whats to come for the Whales from now on, no clue it was going to be an attraction show thought it would just be some pool they swam in, so good for them seems interesting

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                        • #13
                          Video of the new Orca Encounter show
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tablHW1Vi0o

                          Walk through of the new Ocean Explorer kiddie land
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE3nuWEG2yQ

                          Video of new Submarine Quest ride
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NinNGfXoZw&t

                          A pretty negative review of the new additions from the LA Times:
                          http://www.latimes.com/travel/themep...601-story.html

                          Unfortunately, I don't think these new attractions will be able to dig SeaWorld out of their slump.
                          Last edited by sheetz; 06-01-2017, 07:37 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by sheetz View Post
                            Video of the new Orca Encounter show
                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tablHW1Vi0o

                            Walk through of the new Ocean Explorer kiddie land
                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE3nuWEG2yQ

                            Video of new Submarine Quest ride
                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NinNGfXoZw&t

                            A pretty negative review of the new additions from the LA Times:
                            http://www.latimes.com/travel/themep...601-story.html

                            Unfortunately, I don't think these new attractions will be able to dig SeaWorld out of their slump.
                            They wont

                            Sadly the attraction from my understand looked like a dark ride where you would be surrounded by Fish/other live aquatic creatures. This ride is a worst version of People Mover

                            Maybe in 2019 they can Redo the ride and make it a REAL attraction but I know they need to keep it up for a little while

                            Also another video


                            Happy Halloween!!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by sheetz View Post
                              Video of the new Orca Encounter show
                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tablHW1Vi0o

                              Walk through of the new Ocean Explorer kiddie land
                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE3nuWEG2yQ

                              Video of new Submarine Quest ride
                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NinNGfXoZw&t

                              A pretty negative review of the new additions from the LA Times:
                              http://www.latimes.com/travel/themep...601-story.html

                              Unfortunately, I don't think these new attractions will be able to dig SeaWorld out of their slump.
                              It won't. Too me it's a step in the right direction though, to reduce the reliance on the animals/marine life and to lean more heavily on the attractions to carry the load. The execution wasn't the worst I've seen but they've still got a ways to go. However, if anything, the Atlantis Ride in Orlando proves that they know how to do a ride correctly. Why they don't carry that over to any other attractions is beyond me.
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