Aquatica TexasTwo huge wave pools, lazy relaxing beaches, and slides in all directions make up Aquatica by Sea World in Orlando. Add in unique animal experiences such as a cruise through an underwater cave and a trip right through a Commerson’s Dolphin habitat and you have one of the most unique experiences in the world. That unique experience is coming to Sea World San Antonio in May 2012.
The announcement was to come to the park’s official Facebook page tomorrow but they couldn’t contain the excitement.
OK, we can’t take the suspense either! We will be posting today! Stay tuned!
What fans of the page got was a video announcing a lush tropical oasis filled with an immersive experience for the entire family.
Currently Sea World San Antonio has Lost Lagoon, a smaller water park without the animal interactions. As of right now, Lost Lagoon is included with park admission, but rumors have swirled around that the area will be closing to make room for Aquatica.
The highlight at the Orlando park is the Dolphin’s Plunge slide which puts you directly through the habitats of the Commerson’s Dolphins. This will not be available at Aquatica Texas.
“We are introducing sting rays instead of Commersons since our park already has a few species of dolphin for guests to meet” says Brian Carter from Sea World San Antonio.
That will be the centerpiece for this huge expansion, a huge family raft ride that takes riders under the water and through an acrylic tube surrounded by hundreds of different sting rays.
Other attractions will include:
A first of its kind in North America, this family raft ride sends guests soaring through watery waves to the top of a zero-gravity wall, giving riders the sense of weightlessness.
One of the park’s most exhilarating rides, guests choose single or double tubes for their decent down a 48-foot tall ride, which features open and closed slides, water curtains, and lots of twists, turns, and drops.
Guests ride using double or single tubes and select one of two different slides, both of which send riders spinning inside of a large bowl before their twisting, turning descent.
Thrill-seeking guests experience speed and high wall turns down one of two body slides, each more than 450 feet long.
Guests ride single tubes down one of two distinct, heart-pounding slides. For the adventurous rider, one of the tubes is pitch dark.
Hop in a tube, swim, walk or float and enjoy a relaxing time along a winding, 1,200-foot-long water route enhanced by tunnel jets, foam shooters and misters.
Big Surf Shores
The avid body surfer can kick it up at this huge wave pool where guests splash in over 400,000 gallons of water with swells of up to 5 feet.
In addition to the slides, guests will be able to reserve time for the “Ray Connection Experience” where guests will be able to wade into a pool of sting rays. This will not be included with guest admission.
The Lost Lagoon finishes it’s last season this Labor Day weekend, and Aquatica will open before Memorial Day weekend 2012. This will be the 11th park in the Sea World Parks and Entertainment chain, and of course the 2nd Aquatica park.
For more information visit the official Aquatica Texas website.