SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment unveiled plans for an 18-month, 50th anniversary celebration at its three SeaWorld parks in March. SeaWorld will offer what it is calling a Sea of Surprises beginning March 21 at SeaWorld parks in San Diego, Orlando and San Antonio, Tex.
During SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration visitors will be privy to new interactive experiences and shows and more up-close animal encounters. The SeaWorld Surprise Squad will provide guests with prizes each day.
SeaWorld San Diego will commemorate the 50thanniversary with a new interactive entrance plaza called Explorer’s Reef. It will open in March for the celebration kick-off. The 16-month construction project will transform the existing front gate area through sculptural and design elements inspired by waves crashing over a reef, as well as up-close encounters with marine life. The new front gate concept will replace existing ticket booths with a beach-themed, concierge-style ticketing area that will provide guests with a single location to purchase admission, as well as sign up for tours, animal interactions and dining experiences.
SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration will also include new ways for fans to connect to the parks and each other though digital devices. The parks will be launching a variety of enhancements, from interactive apps that provide fun new ways to experience the park to new games and video content.
The first SeaWorld park opened in March 1964 on Mission Bay in San Diego.